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David Maxwell
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A Counter UW relationship

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Q9S_lJeOKuM&feature=youtu.be Streamed live on Jul 23, 2015 Huge ground invasions and indefinite occupation forces ...
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Understanding “Jade Helm” Part 1: UW vs. DA and Part 2: Why We Need This Kind of Training
Good summary here (from Part 2): To put it in very plain terms, once the decision had been made by the senior leaders within USASOC and Special Forces Command to refocus on Unconventional Warfare: 2012, Army Doctrine Publication 3.05 formally introduced int...
Good summary here (from Part 2): To put it in very plain terms, once the decision had been made by the senior leaders within USASOC and Special Forces Command to refocus on Unconventional Warfare: 2012, Army Doctrin...
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Texas civilians find all is quiet during Jade Helm exercise
I think that Army Special Operations Forces are very fortunate to have this exercise in Texas and surrounding states.  The controversy that has erupted has really allowed the exercise to develop even more realistically.   First the information operations th...
I think that Army Special Operations Forces are very fortunate to have this exercise in Texas and surrounding states.  The controversy that has erupted has really allowed the exercise to develop even more realistically.   Fir...
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The ‘new’ type of war that finally has the Pentagon’s attention
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Congressman Thornberry's comments.  Below is the verbiage in the mark-up
of the NDAA. (note use of unconventional and
counter unconventional warfare).  We have to be able to operate
in the "gray zone" between peace and war.  As Frank Hoffman says
we ca...
Note Congressman Thornberry's comments.  Below is the verbiage in the mark-up of the NDAA. (note use of unconventional and counter unconventional warfare).  We have to be able to operate in the "gray zone" between peace and w...
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Why Military Advising Was So Successful in Vietnam…
Of course how did Vietnam turn out in the long run in its relationship with China?  The PLA got their butts kicked by them in 1979 and now there is friction over the South China Sea with Vietnam siding with other regional powers and asking the US for suppor...
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A Look into SOCOM (GEN Votel at the Aspen Institute today, 24 July)
Note that the audio does not seem to work until 53 seconds into the video so be patient. A Look into SOCOM https://www.youtube.com/watch? t=25&v=lcbNsz2kXFg   The Aspen Institute Subscribe 19,235 Add to   Share   More 110 views 1   0 Streamed live on Jul 24...
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A very long read with a unique look at two cases. This article explores the security and political effects of militia forces in Afghanistan and Mexico. From these case studies, it draws lessons for how to engage with militia forces more effectively and pres...
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From VOA to Radio Free Europe, the US Needs a Single News Voice Abroad
I received this from Matt Armstrong ( matt@mountainrunner.us )  who is a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and is someone I listen to on all things concerning strategic communications and information and influence activities.  There is some impo...
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2 Koreas Have Little in Common After 70 Years
Yes there are many differences, more than just outlined below.  But that should not and will not deter unification.  I have told this story before but I think it is worth keeping in mind because it gives me optimism and illustrates that despite the differen...
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Video of the Conference: Unification of the Korean Peninsula: Issues and Opportunities
Below are the links to each of the panel videos for the conference described below that was held on 25-26 June 2015. Day 1 Opening Remarks Day 1 Panel 1: Human Rights Day 1 Panel 2: Economy Day 1 Panel 3: Major Powers Day 2 Panel 4: Unified Korea Day 2 Clos...
Below are the links to each of the panel videos for the conference described below that was held on 25-26 June 2015. Day 1 Opening Remarks Day 1 Panel 1: Human Rights Day 1 Panel 2: Economy Day 1 Panel 3: Major Pow...
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The Iraqi Army Can't Be Westernized
If we cannot get the highlighted line imprinted in our brains or at least tattooed on the inside of our eyelids we will never be successful at working through and with indigenous or host nation forces.  This is probably our single most problematic weakness ...
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Associate Director, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
Introduction
Colonel David S. Maxwell, US Army Special Forces (Retired), hails from Madison, Connecticut. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a 1980 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA in Political Science and has Masters Degrees in Military Arts and Science and National Security Studies from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College of the National Defense University. He received his commission through the Officer Candidate School in 1981. His final assignment was as a member of the military faculty at the National War College. 
Education
  • Miami University
    Political Science, 1977 - 1980
  • Command and General Staff College
    Operations Plans and Training, 1994 - 1995
  • School of Advanced Military Studies
    Theater Operations, 1995 - 1996
  • National War College
    National Security Stategy, 2003 - 2004
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Employment
  • Georgetown University
    Associate Director, 2011 - present
  • National War College
    Military Faculty, 2010 - 2011
  • US Army Special Operations Command
    Chief Strategic Initiatives group, 2009 - 2010
  • US Army Special Operations Command
    Deputy Chief of Operations, G3, 2007 - 2009
  • Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines
    Commander, 2006 - 2007
  • Special Operations Command Korea
    Chief of Staff, 2004 - 2006
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