Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine as they bravely defend their nation against an unprovoked Russian invasion. They set an inspirational example for us all. As for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the entire world has now “looked into his soul” and seen nothing but darkness. Reports from Eastern Europe show clearly that neither the Russian people nor most of Russia’s soldiers expected this action. If there is any reason for optimism it is the unified response by NATO and near worldwide support of Ukraine. We pray for and support the Ukrainian people.
WEST 2022: A Huge Success
The 32nd Annual WEST Conference, cosponsored with AFCEA International, was a tremendous success. The unanimous sentiment among the thousands of attendees at the San Diego Convention Center was that it was terrific to be back in-person. We had excellent attendance at our program sessions and engagement on the floor. The theme of WEST 2022 was: Are We Committing to New Capabilities Rapidly Enough to Meet Future Challenges? Discussions were high energy and extremely positive. If you were not able to join us last month in person or virtually, you still can watch videos of the keynote addresses and panels at www.westconference.org.
Upcoming Conferences and Events
The Naval Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies have two Maritime Security Dialogue events coming soon. First, we will welcome Admiral Michael Gilday, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, on Thursday, 14 April. The second will be a discussion with Lieutenant General Karsten Heckl, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, on Wednesday, 4 May. The Maritime Security Dialogue series is made possible through generous support from Huntington Ingalls Industries.
The Naval Institute’s Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 11 May, at our new Jack C. Taylor Conference Center. We will begin with an open house at 1600, as many have not yet had the opportunity to see the beautiful facility we opened last fall. The General Prize Essay Contest and Leadership Essay Contest winners and the 2021 Naval Institute Press, Proceedings, and Naval History authors of the year will be recognized. The award presentations will be followed by featured speakers and a rooftop reception. The annual meeting is free for Naval Institute members. To register, go to www.usni.org/events.
Naval Institute Press Books
Cyberspace in Peace and War, Second Edition
“Covering technology, human factors, and doctrine in equal measure, Martin Libicki delivers a book that the reader can employ as a ready reference to assist in navigating the complex landscape of strategy and policy for a domain on which all others depend.”
—Chris Inglis, former deputy director, National Security Agency
To order your copy, go to: www.usni.org/press/books/cyberspace-peace-and-war-second-edition.