Reimagining The Kill Chain with Christian Brose


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Christian Brose (@cdbrose), Chief Strategy Officer at Anduril and author of The Kill Chain, joins Lucas Bagno on this episode. Takeaways:
- The US military and its procurement system has been built for equipment that is big, heavy, and hard to replace — things like ships and aircraft carriers and tanks.
- Commercial technologies can contribute to a military with equipment that is more agile, lower cost, and easier to replace.
- People in the government are, in 2022, trying to figure out what the military is going to need in 2032. This eliminates incentives for disruption and surprise. The military gets what it wanted, even if what it wanted doesn’t solve the problem.
- It would be ideal to bring capitalism into the procurement process so that there are new incentives and real competition.
- China has been using a systematic, methodical strategy since the 1990s with the aim of displacing the US.
- There has never been a competitor to the US with the scale that China has in more than a century.
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