The post-Cold War era has witnessed the acceptance of the US as the sole super-power, and China as an aspirational super-power. During the period, the US in particular has been re-orienting its national security strategy and also global strategy for a different set of propositions than earlier. Both have relevance for India, given the nation's growth-oriented geo-strategic engagement and increasing concerns over China, starting with the immediate neighbourhood. The talk is expected to provide new insights for policy-makers in this direction.
Mark A. Bucknam is Chairman of the Department of Security Studies at the National War College in Washington DC. Dr. Bucknam retired from the US Air Force as a colonel, after 30 years of service. A career fighter pilot, he also served in the Pentagon on the Air Staff, the Joint Staff, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was the Director for Campaign and Contingency Plans.