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"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Special Operators and Intelligence Analysts: the 21st Century’s Lead Warriors

1 hour panel at the link below.

Special Operators and Intelligence Analysts: the 21st Century’s Lead Warriors


Streamed live on Jul 23, 2015
Huge ground invasions and indefinite occupation forces are so last decade. Today’s wars, big and little, are being fought largely by the strategic deployment of limited Special Operators on the ground and intelligence analysts back stateside who dispatch them and drones to the world’s hot spots for quick “in and out” operations. Experts in this kind of 21st century warfare discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to global crises.

Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Eric Olson, former Commander of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and a member of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group

Michael Vickers, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast; Global Analyst, CNN

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