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Former Senate Armed Service Committee Staff Director Chris Brose Joins McCain Institute’s Authors & Insights Book Talk Series

WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2021) The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University (ASU) is proud to announce that the next installment of our Authors & Insights Book Talk Series will feature Anduril Industries Head of Strategy and Former Staff Director of the Senate Armed Service Committee Christian Brose.

On Thursday, June 10, Brose will join McCain Institute Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussenvto discuss Brose’s book, “Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare.” The work is a look at the necessary moves that America must make to ensure that it stays ahead of high-tech worldwide threats.

“Understanding the future of technologies, such as artificial intelligence, will be crucial for defending peace and security for years to come,” said McCain Institute Executive Chairman Ambassador Josette Sheeran. “I’m excited for Chris to share his expertise on this urgent issue with the McCain Institute audience.”

“Chris is absolutely right that as the nature of threats around the world change, our national security apparatus must adapt,” said Nicholas Rasmussen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. “This is a great opportunity to hear from a defense policy expert.”

From 2015 – 2018, Brose served as staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee under the leadership of the Committee Chairman Senator John McCain. From 2009 – 2014, he served as senior policy adviser to Sen. McCain, supporting his work on the  Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was Sen. McCain’s principal advisor on all issues related to national security, foreign policy, intelligence and trade.

A leading expert in defense policy, Brose has also served under American national security luminaries such as Secretaries of State Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell.

Rasmussen is a non-resident senior fellow at the McCain Institute and was previously the Institute’s senior director for the National Security & Counterterrorism. He is a national security professional with over 27 years in U.S. government service, including senior counterterrorism posts in the U.S. Intelligence Community and at the White House, serving as special assistant to the president and senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The McCain Institute invites all to join the Authors & Insights Book Talk Series: Chris Brose with Nick Rasmussen on Thursday, June 10, at 12 p.m. ET. More information, including the link to register, can be found on the McCain Institute Events page. Viewers will have a chance to ask Brose questions about his book, career and current events. Two lucky attendees will receive copies of “Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare.”

About the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University
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Authors and Insights

Publish Date
June 3, 2021