United States National Security Policy and Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare

15 September - 16 September 2010
Overton Hotel and Convention Center - Lubbock, Texas

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Thursday, March 4th

Video

[Kenney Auditorium]
9:00 AM-9:30 AM. : Welcoming Remarks

Moderator: Mr. William Wise, Associate Practitioner-in-Residence and Associate Director, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS

  •   Dr.  Steve  Maxner , Director, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
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[Kenney Auditorium]
10:00 AM-12:15 PM. Session 1: Developing a Strategic Policy for Civil-Military Operations (CMO) in Vietnam

Moderator: Dr. Marc Gilbert, Hawaii Pacific University

  •   Mr.  Rufus  Philips , Author
  •   Dr.  Ed  Miller , Dartmouth College
  •   Dr.  Richard  Hunt , Historian's Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  •   Mr.  Francis J. "Bing"  West , Journalist
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[Kenney Auditorium]
1:15 PM-2:45 PM. Session 2: From Strategy to Tactics: CMO Operations in Vietnam

Moderator: Dr. James Willbanks, US Army Command and General Staff College

  •   Dr.  Andy  Finlayson , Independent Researcher
  •   Dr.  Jeffrey  Race , Author
  •   Mr.  Thomas  Ahern , Consultant to Center for the Study of Intelligence
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[Kenney Auditorium]
3:00 PM-4:30 PM. Session 3: Assessing the Vietnam Experience

Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

  •   Dr.  John  Prados , George Washington University
  •   Dr.  Larry  Berman , University of California, Davis
  •   Mr.  Francis J. "Bing"  West , Journalist
  •   Dr.  Jeffrey  Race , Author
  •   Mr.  Rufus  Phillips , Author

Friday, March 5th

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[Kenney Auditorium]
9:00 AM-10:30 AM. Session 4: Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq

Moderator: Dr. Patrick Cronin, Center for A New American Security

  •   Ms.  Linda  Robinson , Author and Consultant
  •   Mr.  Tom  Ricks , Center for A New American Security
  •   Mr.  Andrew  Exum , Center for A New American Security
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[Kenney Auditorium]
11:00 AM-12:30 PM. Session 5: Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan

Moderator: Dr. Colin Jackson, Naval War College

  •   Dr.  Giles  Dorronsoro , Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  •   Dr.  Gerald  Meyerle , CNA (Strategic Studies)
  •   Hon.  Ronald E.  Neumann , US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2005-2007
  •   Col (Ret.)  John K.  Wood , Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NDU)
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[Kenney Auditorium]
12:45 PM-3:00 PM. Session 6: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost

Moderator: Dr. Tom Keaney, SAIS

  •   Dr.  Gordon  Adams , American University
  •   Dr.  Mark  Moyar , Marine Corps University
  •   Dr.  Austin  Long , Columbia University/SIPA