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Tony Thomas, Fmr. 4-Star General: Navigating Threats

Tony Thomas
Tony Thomas
Fmr. Commander
U.S. Special Operations Command
March 7, 2023

Tony is a retired 4-star US Army General and was the commander of the US Special Operations Command from 2016 to 2019. During his 35-year military career, he played a key role in numerous high-profile operations, including the mission that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. He’s currently a partner at Lux Capital.

Auren and Tony discuss what we’ve learned from the war in Ukraine and which countries are the strategic winners and losers of the conflict. Tony has a clear, nuanced view of Russia’s strengths and weaknesses and explains how the U.S. should be positioning itself against China.  

Auren and Tony also break down how AI should be implemented in military technology, whether NATO is still relevant, and which of the US’s major weapons systems are obsolete.

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You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and‍ Tony Thomas on Twitter @TonyT2Thomas. 

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