combatting terrorism


The International Center for Terrorism Studies hosted a seminar on “Combating Terrorism: Strategic Assessments, the Military's Role, and International Cooperation” on May 14, 2015. A panel discussed current and future threat analysis and outlook for passive and active defense measures on national, regional, and global levels.


General (Ret.) Alfred Gray (Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies) made opening remarks and Professor Yonah Alexander (Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies) moderated the event. The panel includedAmbassador Lukman Faily (Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to the United States. Formerly, he served as Iraq’s Ambassador to Japan and an Ambassador at the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Brigadier Chaudhary Sarfraz Ali (Defence and Army Attaché, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan),Colonel (Ret.) Gary Anderson (Former senior U.S. Military Liaison Advisor to the UN mission in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 and was the Chief of Staff for the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab when it conducted the URBAN WARRIOR experiments from 1998-2000; Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), andDr. Thomas X. Hammes (Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University).


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