Military Professor Col. Robert M. Cassidy, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Joint Military Operations Department, contributed as a lecturer in the Leadership Development Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) Afghanistan Seminar for the 3st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stuart, Ga., August 24. LDESP conducts graduate level educational seminars that familiarize participants with the history, culture, politics, security, regional context, and U.S. policy within a particular region or country. Cassidy discussed the fundamentals and risks of Village Stability Operations and Afghan Local Police His talk put these activities in the context of the overarching campaign in Afghanistan. Some of this discussion was from his most current book, War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011
, published in April 2012.
Professor Michael Schmitt, Chairman of the International Law Department, and Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Stockton Chair, published "When is a Cyberattack a Use of Force or Armed Attack" in the August 2012 edition of "Computer."
Commander James Kraska, International Law Department, participated in a Maritime Conflict Resolution Workshop at Mississippi State University from August 21-23. The conference was organized by the Center for International Security and Strategic Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of History at Mississippi State, Kraska's alma mater. The Center for US-Japan Studies and Cooperation at Vanderbilt University and the Okazaki Institute in Japan co-sponsored the event. VADM Eduardo Santos (retired), 22nd Chief of Navy of the Philippines and a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, also gave a keynote presentation. Rear Admiral Sumihiko Kawamura, a retired P-3 aviator of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Vice President of the Okazaki Institute, also participated in the workshop. Commander Kraska, Howard S. Levie Chair in Operational Law, participated in several panels and delivered keynote remarks in honor of Dr. Janos Radvanyi, Executive Director of the Center for International Security and Strategic Studies and holder of the Radvanyi Chair in International Security Studies, on occasion of his 90th birthday. Dr. Radvanyi was head of the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. when he defected to the United States in 1967--the most senior official from an Eastern bloc country to cut ties with communism.
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