The Asymmetric Threat Symposium Series

The Asymmetric Threat Symposium series is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, pro-bono forum for furthering the national dialogue on asymmetric threats to national security. These threats span domains, involve a growing range of state and non-state actors, and employ diverse means from terrorism to cyber aggression to nuclear proliferation. Does the United States have the technologies, processes, and systems in place to actively respond to these threats? And, with asymmetric threats increasingly targeting the private sector, how can government partner with industry to forge a new direction? The series is designed to promote dialogue on critical national security issues, focusing on ideas, events, and technologies that drive the evolution of strategic thought and practice.

“The volume of threat is absolutely unprecedented. The breadth of the threat is enough to stretch anyone’s brain.” | “Nobody in this room knows what the future looks like. No matter what we plan, it’s going to be different.” | “To say we need to modernize our systems is an understatement.
Our nuclear forces were developed in the 1960s.” | “It’s everybody’s job to protect the country.”

co-Sponsors of Symposium XI

CACI IncCenter for Security PolicyInstitute for the Study of WarThe Mitchell Institute