Tuesday, November, 13, 2018

Proxy warfare conference, Global SOF, New America, ASU, New America DC

Special Operations Policy Forum 2018

Washington, D.C. / November 13, 2018

Special Operations Policy Forum 2018
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New America, the Center on the Future of War and the McCain Institute of Arizona State University (ASU), the Global SOF Foundation, and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security are pleased to extend to you an invitation to attend the Special Operations Policy Forum, to be held at New America’s offices in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 beginning at 11:45AM. Our focus in 2018 is on “U.S. Policy for Proxy Warfare.”

The purpose of the invitation-only forum is to convene senior U.S. government leaders, leading academics, and national security policy professionals on how to confront the unconventional threats facing Special Operations Forces and how the U.S. military and U.S. government should respond to these threats. These questions extend beyond the purely hard-power and kinetic contexts and into the use of soft-power and the provision of SOF in support of foreign nations’ forces. Sessions this year include:
The Use of Proxy Forces in Modern Warfare

Introduction: Colonel Dennis Wille, U.S. Army Fellow at New America
Moderator: Peter Bergen, Vice President for Global Studies & Fellows at New America, Professor of Practice at Arizona State University and Chairman of the Board of the Global Special Operations Foundation
Nicholas Rasmussen, Senior Director of the McCain Institute’s Counterterrorism Program and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
Vasile Toader, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Operations and Training, Romanian Ministry of National Defense
Kelly Magsamen, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at Center for American Progress and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
Artificial Intelligence in the Gray Space

Moderator: Peter Singer, Senior Fellow at New America
Erik Grant, Technical Director for the Mission Support and Modernization (MSM), Intelligence, Information, and Services, Raytheon
Wendy Anderson, General Manager of Defense and International and National Security at SparkCognition
Kara Frederick, Research Associate for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS)
Iran’s Proxy Warfare Strategy

Introduction: Daniel Rothenberg, Co-Director, Center on the Future of War and Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
Moderator: Lieutenant General Ben Freakley, Professor of Practice of Leadership for Arizona State University and former Commanding General, U.S. Army Accessions Command
Norman Roule, former National Intelligence Manager for Iran, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Candace Rondeaux, Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University and a Senior Fellow with the Center on the Future of War
New America, ASU, the Global SOF Foundation, and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School are privileged to work together on this project and see this as a first step in advancing U.S. SOF policy for the future. For more information, please visit our website.

Sponsored by:

Raytheon (1)

Special Operations Policy Forum 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:45 AM – 5:00 PM EST
740 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

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