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20th Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

“The Persistent Conflict: The Path Ahead”

Washington, DC

10-12 February 2009  



Essay, “Scoring the Long War”, by Andrew Boyden, Phillip Menard and Robert Ramirez

Essay, “Keeping COIN Simple: the Outhouse Strategy for Security Development”, by Herb Daniels

White Paper, “The Road to Peace, One Person at a Time: Sister Cities International and Its Role in Persistent Conflict”, by Patrick Madden and Christopher P. Dufour

White Paper, “Special Reconnaissance/Unconventional Warfare---How about an UxV for a Teamate?”, by Miles Libbey, Ph.D and Robinson Harris, Ph.D. (Cand.)

White Paper, “Transforming America’s Collaborative Crisis Response Capability: The Executive Education Dimension”, by Amb (ret.) David C. Litt

White Paper, “Private Sector Efforts to Relieve the Burden of SOF Forces”, by Sam Miess


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Panel 1: Regional Views of Persistent Conflict


         LTC Charles Miller, Jr., USA, AFG/PAK Section Lead, J3, USSOCCENT, Briefing 1, Briefing 2

         LTC Brian Petit, USA, Commander of 2-1 SFG(A), USSOCPAC

         CDR Victor D. Hyder, USN, J3, USSOCSOUTH

         CAPT (OF5) Bruno Julien de Zelicourt, French Navy, J3 Director, NATO, Special Operations Coordination Center


Panel 2: Technology and Persistent Conflict


         Col Hondo Geurts, USAF, USSOCOM SOAL

         Mr. Richard Higgins, Program Manager, Technical Support Working Group, CTTSO/IWSP

         Dr. Miles Libbey, Lockheed Martin, Advanced Solutions MS2


Panel 3: Views from the Practitioners


         Col Joseph Clem, USAF, Deputy Director, Directorate of Plans, Programs, Requirements & Assessments

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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Panel 4: Persistent Conflict and the Human Dimension


         COL Mark Lowe, USA, Commander, 1st Special Warfare Training Group

         CDR Ann Kubera, USN, Division Chief, Personnel Operations, USSOCOM

         COL Rocky Farr, USA, Command Surgeon, USSOCOM

         Mr. Jim Lorraine, Director of Care Coalition, USSOCOM

         White Paper Presenter: Mr. Sam Miess, Principal Staff, Concurrent Technologies Corp.


Panel 5: Strategies for Persistent Conflict


         Mr. Konrad Trautman, Director of Intelligence, USSOCOM


Panel 6: Meeting the Challenge of Persistent Conflict through Education and Training


         CAPT Chuck Lockett, USN, Senior Education Programs, Joint Special Operations University

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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Panel 7: Interagency Perspectives


         LTG Ronald Burgess, Jr., USA, Director of Intelligence Staff, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

         Dr. Christopher Lamb, Institute for National Strategic Studies, NDU

         Ambassador Dell Dailey, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State


Keynote Speaker

         GEN Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret), President, BR McCaffrey Associates, LLC

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