Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War is the sequel to Latiff’s 2017 book Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield and “questions our over reliance on technology and examines the pressure-cooker scenario created by the growing animosity between the United States and its adversaries, our globally deployed and thinly stretched military, the capacity for advanced technology to catalyze violence, and the American public’s lack of familiarity with these topics”.
The book won the bronze medal in the category of Science & Technology at The Foreword INDIES Book of the Year awards, which recognize outstanding books from independent and university presses, as well as self-published books.
“Latiff suggests that national militaries build machines they do not and cannot entirely understand and whose behavior they may not be able to predict within the complex interactions comprising modern warfare. . . . Anyone interested in national and international security should read this book, from citizen scholars to politicians to specialists in military affairs.” —Choice
Retired Major-General Robert Latiff has taught the popular course “Ethics of Emerging Weapons Technologies” in the Reilly Center’s Science, Technology, & Values (STV) Program for several years. The course, which fulfills the second Philosophy requirement, will be offered again in Fall 2023, co-taught with Dr. Patrick Gamez, Director of the Reilly Dual Degree Program in Engineering and Arts & Letters.