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Special Forces as Military Observers in Modern Combat Posted by  Rick Chersicla  on Sep 18, 2016 |  0 comments An Army Special Forces Officer, having been embedded with a Ukrainian infantry company only days earlier, arrives at the National Training Center ...
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Interrogation, Intelligence Gathering, and Public Policy
This dialogue between Dr. Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault and Former Deputy Director of the CIA, John McLaughlin, is well worth watching for anyone interested in post 9-11 interrogation and intelligence operations.  Both of their views will make you think regardl...
This dialogue between Dr. Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault and Former Deputy Director of the CIA, John McLaughlin, is well worth watching for anyone interested in post 9-11 interrogation and intelligence operations. Both of their v...
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Information and Influence Campaign in north Korea When, Why, and How?
Information and Influence Campaign in north
Korea When, Why, and How? David S. Maxwell "Deterrence works, until it doesn’t”  Sir
Lawrence Freedman “There are only two ways to approach planning for the collapse of North Korea: to be ill-prepared or to be rea...
Information and Influence Campaign in north Korea When, Why, and How? David S. Maxwell "Deterrence works, until it doesn’t” Sir Lawrence Freedman “There are only two ways to approach planning for the collapse of Nort...
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U.S. Army Special Operations Command Primer on Russian Unconventional Warfare in Ukraine 2013-2014
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Primer on Russian Unconventional Warfare in Ukraine 2013-2014 Page Count:  78 pages Date:  June 2015 Restriction:  None Originating Organization:  U.S. Army Special Operations Command File Type:  pdf File Size:  8,767,43...
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Call for Papers 2016 Annual Special Operations Reserach Association Symposium
I hope people will contribute and participate in this especially those in the National Capital Region. Call for Papers 2016 Annual SORA Symposium http://www.specopsjournal.org/ symposium.html The Special Operations Research Association is pleased to announc...
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Ban Animal Use in Military Medical Training (says PETA and the NY Times)
The dateline for this editorial is June 25 which as we all know is the anniversary of the start of the Korean War.  How fitting that the NY Times would publish this to recommend banning live tissue training which is arguably training that has saved more Ame...
The dateline for this editorial is June 25 which as we all know is the anniversary of the start of the Korean War. How fitting that the NY Times would publish this to recommend banning live tissue training which is arguably ...
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U.S. Special Operations Forces at 9-11, Today, and for the Future
U.S. Special Operations Forces at 9-11, Today, and for the Future thecipherbrief.com  · September 11, 2016 September 11, 2016 | LTG Charles Cleveland and COL David Maxwell LTG Charles Cleveland Senior Fellow, Madison Policy Forum Col David Maxwell Associate...
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North Korea and Military Proliferation to Iran: An International Security Dilemma by Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.
This is arguably the most authoritative open source analysis of north Korean proliferation activities with Iran.  It is extremely well sourced analysis.  Unfortunately it is not online so you have to download the PDF from my dropbox at the link below.  It i...
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2016 CSS-US Army TRADOC Mad Scientist Conference at the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies
2016 CSS-US Army TRADOC Mad Scientist Conference at the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies by  Georgetown University Center for Security Studies ,  U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command  and  SWJ Editors SWJ Blog Post |  August 17, 2016 - 1...
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Who is the real enemy: Republicans, Democrats, or Russians?
Given the hack of the DNC, who is the real enemy? No matter how much we criticize our political process and the candidates we have nominated we should remember that it is our political process and they are our candidates and we should allow no one from the ...
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Video: Korea Conference 2016: Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula
At the link below are the videos from the four panels from our recent Korea security conference.  Also below is the complete speaker's list for each panel. Korea Conference 2016: Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula Georgetown University Center for S...
At the link below are the videos from the four panels from our recent Korea security conference. Also below is the complete speaker's list for each panel. Korea Conference 2016: Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsul...
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Remarks for Irregular Warfare Scholars and Special Operations Campaign Artistry Program
Remarks for Irregular Warfare
Scholars and Special Operations Campaign Artistry Program June 17, 2016 David S. Maxwell Good morning.   Congratulations on your graduation from what I think is one of the most
important programs in today’s military.   I wish t...
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Associate Director, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
Introduction

David S. Maxwell is the Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies and the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a 30-year veteran of the US Army retiring as a Special Forces Colonel with his final assignment serving on the military faculty teaching national security at the National War College. He spent the majority of his military service overseas with over twenty years in Asia, primarily in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines leading organizations from the A-Team to the Joint Special Operations Task Force level.

He hails from Madison, Connecticut and 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 from the Officer Candidate School in 1981. 

In addition, he is a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies (ICAS) and on the Board of Directors for the Small Wars Journal, The International Council of Korean Studies (ICKS) and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). He is a Life Member of the Special Forces Association and the National War College Alumni Association. 

He is currently studying in the Doctorate of Liberal Studies program at Georgetown University and teaches SEST 604: Unconventional Warfare and Special Operations for Policy Makers and Strategists.

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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  • 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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