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Book Launch: Anatomy of Failure - Why America Loses Every War It Starts
Tuesday, January 23, 10:00-11:00am
Discussion followed by audience Q&A
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Dr. Harlan Ullman
Senior Advisor, Atlantic Council; Senior Advisor, Business Executives for National Security; Distinguished Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor, US Naval War College

Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick
Executive Director, IISS-Americas
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Anatomy of Failure - Why America Loses Every War It Starts (and wins the ones it does not) is a detailed analysis since World War II of where and when America's use of force failed to achieve its aims in some cases with disastrous consequences and where and why it succeeded. Called a "must read" by former Secretaries of State General Colin Powell and Senator John Kerry, Anatomy of Failure is also prescriptive in its recommendations for increasing the chances for success and minimizing failure in determining whether or not to use force in advancing the nation's security and interests.
Please join us in a discussion with the author, Dr. Harlan Ullman, on Tuesday, January 23, from 10:00-11:00 am, at the IISS-Americas office, located at 2121 K Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20037.
The discussion will be chaired by IISS-Americas Executive Director, Mark Fitzpatrick. Following opening remarks, there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A.
Dr. Harlan Ullman is a strategic thinker and innovator whose career spans the worlds of business and government. Chairman of two private companies and an advisor to the heads of major corporations and governments, he was the principal author of "shock and awe" and originator of a "brains-based" approach to strategic thinking. He served in combat assignments in Vietnam and in destroyer command at sea. Ullman holds an MA, MALD, and PhD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Mark Fitzpatrick is the Executive Director of the IISS-Americas, as well as head of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme. He joined IISS in 2005, after 26 years at the State Department, and moved back to Washington in December 2015. His research focus is on preventing nuclear dangers through non-proliferation, nuclear security, and arms control.
 Follow Mark Fitzpatrick @FitzpatrickIISS | 202-659-1490

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