The Transformation Warfare 07 conference confronted the uncer future facing the nation's warfighters.
As the military's top brass warned of a long haul in Afghanistan and Iraq against intrepid, devious enemies, they also remained optimistic that the United States is doing what it needs to stay on top of the fight while adapting innovative methods to reconstitute and reinvent the nation's armed services.
This theme emerged repeatedly at the Transformation Warfare 07 Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 19-21 June. The event, hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International, and AFCEA Hampton Roads and Tidewater Chapters, brought together nearly 4,000 members of the military and national security communities and private businesses. The East Coast gathering was conceived as a complement to the West conference, sponsored by USNI and AFCEA and held annually in San Diego. This was such a hit that some people had already started to call it "East" before it was over.