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Video of The Future Of Terrorism: Georgetown & St. Andrews University Conference
I strongly recommend viewing these videos in particular the remarks and discussions in Panel by Sir David Vennes about the future of terrorist threats, Christine Fair about terrorism and Pakistan, and Bruce Hoffman on the future strategies of AQ and ISIS.  ...
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After 13 years, CIA honors Green Beret killed on secret Afghanistan mission
I just want make sure everyone saw this story honoring Nate Chapman.  TM Gibbons-Neff, a journalist and former Marine infantryman, wrote this outstanding article that was published on the front page above the fold in the Washington Post.  Thank you TM for h...
I just want make sure everyone saw this story honoring Nate Chapman. TM Gibbons-Neff, a journalist and former Marine infantryman, wrote this outstanding article that was published on the front page above the fold in the Wash...
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Current News and Commentary
N. Korea deploys 300 new MLRS along front line: sources http://conta.cc/1qJkwpZ The Leftists Who Turned Right (Book Review) http://conta.cc/21ag2FY AFRICOM boss scrutinizes US role in hunt for warlord Kony http://conta.cc/21agrYL Braiding New Narratives in ...
N. Korea deploys 300 new MLRS along front line: sources http://conta.cc/1qJkwpZ The Leftists Who Turned Right (Book Review) http://conta.cc/21ag2FY AFRICOM boss scrutinizes US role in hunt for warlord Kony http://co...
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Kim Jong-un: The Unauthorized Biography (Documentary on You Tube)
An hour long  documentary  on north Korea recently published on YouTube.  Some interesting footage and analysis.   I was interviewed for this  documentary  about a year ago and it also includes others such as Dr. Victor Cha, Kieth Luse,  and Ambassador Joe ...
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8251st Army Unit - 14th Special Forces Operational Detachment (FD)
Back when we understood operations in a denied area.  When less is more and small units mean agility and resiliency or as Nassim Taleb says "anti-fragility." 1st Special Forces Group Veterans 6 hrs  ·  Sixty years ago today, the 8251st Army Unit was activat...
Back when we understood operations in a denied area. When less is more and small units mean agility and resiliency or as Nassim Taleb says "anti-fragility." 1st Special Forces Group Veterans 6 hrs · Si...
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Global Trends - National Intelligence Council
The NIC is crowd sourcing the next Global Trends report.  Everyone has the opportunity to comment at this link:  https://nicglobaltrends. tumblr.com/submit-a-post Some important concepts here: • The public will have the  opportunity to comment  on the NIC’s...
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South Korea TV show going viral in North Korea
This is very important.  This is why the ROK government should provide support to the Korean entertainment industry to develop dramas that will help educate the Korean people living in the north about unification, as I have argued here:    http://www. washi...
This is very important. This is why the ROK government should provide support to the Korean entertainment industry to develop dramas that will help educate the Korean people living in the north about unification, as I have a...
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Current News and Commentary April 25, 2016
NightWatch for April 24: north Korea, Yemen http://conta.cc/26nLpR4 A New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile for North Korea   http://conta.cc/26pvYYK Why I think Adm. McRaven is wrong  by Tom Ricks http://conta.cc/1qMRmq8 Distinguished person of the week...
NightWatch for April 24: north Korea, Yemen http://conta.cc/26nLpR4 A New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile for North Korea http://conta.cc/26pvYYK Why I think Adm. McRaven is wrong by Tom Ricks http://conta.cc/1qMRmq8...
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U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001–2014
The 185 page report can be downloaded directly here.   http://www.rand.org/ content/dam/rand/pubs/ research_reports/RR1200/ RR1236/RAND_RR1236.pdf This excerpt can be summarized as Special Operations Forces simply doing their job by relying on their trainin...
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North Korea's nuclear threat: Assessment, global responses and solutions
Below is a special report in the Washington Times for this week's nuclear security summit. There are 39 articles, essays, OpEds from  a wide range of people and Korea watchers (including yours truly) North Korea's nuclear threat: Assessment, global response...
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Little Green Men And Red Armies: Why Russian ‘Hybrid War’ Is Not New
I really think this article by Charles Bartles from the Foreign Military Studies Office in the January Military review is very much worth reviewing every time we talk about Russian Hybrid Warfare and Little Green Men.  And Frank Hoffman's recent Heritage ar...
I really think this article by Charles Bartles from the Foreign Military Studies Office in the January Military review is very much worth reviewing every time we talk about Russian Hybrid Warfare and Little Green Men. And Fr...
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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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