To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Lieutenant Colonel Dillon “DP” Patterson is an officer in the Arizona Air National Guard who recently served as commander, 214th Operations Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. He is a command pilot with over 3,300 hours in the T-37, T-38, B-1, MQ-1, MQ-9, and RQ-170. He has deployed as a liaison officer to an air operations center and multiple special operations joint task forces, as well as commander of an RQ-170 forward operating location. Additionally, he has served in the Pentagon as Chief of Executive Engagements, Office of the Director of the Air National Guard. DP holds a Master of Arts degree in defense and strategic studies from the US Navy War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. Research interests include ethics-based policy guiding the utilization of artificial intelligence and advanced automation in weapons systems, as well as the impact of US monetary policy on national security.Last Updated: Apr 14, 2020, 4:54pm