The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagons internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations. Following the Cold War, Marshall successfully used net assessment to anticipate emerging disruptive shifts in military affairs, including the revolution in precision warfare and the rise of China as a major strategic rival of the United States. In their book “The Last Warrior,” Andrew Krepinevich and Barry Wattsboth former members of Marshalls stafftrace Marshalls intellectual development from his upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to his decades in Washington as an influential behind-the-scenes advisor on American defense strategy. The result is a unique insiders perspective on the changes in US strategy from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day. The program is moderated by Geoffrey Hererra, professor of political studies at Pitzer College.