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Purdue FORCES Report suggests undersea telecommunication cables can be a new strategic chokepoint

Undersea cables are vital components of the global economy and international security.  97% of global communications are transmitted by these cables and are part of an estimated 212 cable systems containing 750,000 miles of fiber.

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2021 FORCES Team Strategic Priorities Report: Anticipating Biden’s Strategy and Security Policy

The year 2021 comes in the US with a new presidential administration confronted by critical strategic challenges, political turmoil, and high expectations. The FORCES team of social science, STEM, and military experts summarizes in this report the leading functional, geographic, and political-military issues confronting the Biden administration.

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Register now for travel that supports Purdue CLA research, students

Registration is now open for the first TOURS de FORCES: “Entry Level WWII: The National WWII Museum” in New Orleans. This unique, 3-day experience is curated by leading military historians (Distinguished Professor Randy Roberts and Robert Kirchubel, PhD), as well as experts who will introduce you to some of the most dramatic events, experiences, and technologies that supported the Allied and American efforts to final victory.

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