The Influence Machine – Hacking Deterrence with Automated Information Operations: NSI Podcast 04

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Speaker: Telley, C. (Naval Postgraduate School) Podcast Preview In NSI’s fourth podcast, MAJ Christopher Telley (Naval Postgraduate School) discusses the convergence of automated influence and information operations, as well as gaps in the defense community’s capability and development within these domains. During the exclusive Q&A portion of the podcast, MAJ Telley further explores challenges and […]

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On Target: Capabilities, Intentions, and the Post-JCPOA Future of Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

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“On Target: Capabilities, Intentions, and the Post-JCPOA Future of Iran’s Ballistic Missiles” Speaker: Taleblu, B. (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) Date: 18 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Behnam Ben Taleblu (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. After summarizing his […]

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Putin Can’t Go On Forever, Can He? How Russian Leaders Obtain, Retain, and Lose Power

October 2018 No Comments

“Putin Can’t Go On Forever, Can He? How Russian Leaders Obtain, Retain, and Lose Power” Speaker: Weber, Y. (Daniel Morgan Graduate School) Date: 11 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Yuval Weber (Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security) as a part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. […]

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21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) Communications

October 2018 No Comments

“21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) Communications” Speakers: Stotz, G. (USARMY 21st TSC); Zagorowski, P. (USARMY 21st TSC) Date: 10 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by 1LT Piotr Zagorowski (USARMY 21st TSC) and MAJ Garrett Stotz (USARMY 21st TSC) as a part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. MAJ Stotz […]

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Russia and China’s Growing Military Interaction; Surprised?

October 2018 No Comments

“Russia and China’s Growing Military Interaction; Surprised?” Speaker: Zwack, P. (Retired) Date: 4 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by BG (Ret.) Peter Zwack as a part of its SMA EUCOM Speaker Series. BG (Ret.) Zwack began his presentation by discussing Russia’s annual large-scale, highly-publicized military exercises and identifying the […]

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Battlefield Relevant Civil Information Management in Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief

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“Battlefield Relevant Civil Information Management in Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief” Speaker: Hancock, B. (351 Civil Affairs Command) and Regan, F. (351 Civil Affairs Command) Date: 3 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by MAJ Brian Hancock (351 Civil Affairs Command) and SSG Francis Regan (351 Civil Affairs Command) as […]

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Out of the Desert: ISIS’s Strategy for a Long War

October 2018 No Comments

“Out of the Desert: ISIS’s Strategy for a Long War” Speaker: Hassan, H. (The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy) Date: 2 October 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Mr. Hassan Hassan (The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM Speaker Series. During his […]

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Afghanistan – No Ungoverned Spaces Here: NSI Podcast 03

September 2018 No Comments

Speaker: Liebl, V. (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)) Podcast Preview In NSI’s third podcast, Mr. Vern Liebl (Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL)) provides a holistic overview of the demography, culture, and population characteristics of Afghanistan. Mr. Liebl then breaks down different power dynamics and how they are partitioned up and down […]

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Taliban Leadership: The Science of Organizational Membership

September 2018 No Comments

“Taliban Leadership: The Science of Organizational Membership” Speaker: Ligon, G. (University of Nebraska, Omaha) Date: 21 September 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Gina Ligon (University of Nebraska, Omaha) as a part of its SMA CENTCOM (Afghanistan) Speaker Series. During her presentation, Dr. Ligon addressed the following question: “What […]

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A ‘New Era’ of Chinese Military Innovation — China’s ‘First Offset’ and Future Warfare

September 2018 No Comments

“A ‘New Era’ of Chinese Military Innovation — China’s ‘First Offset’ and Future Warfare” Speaker: Kania, E. (Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) Date: 19 September 2018 Speaker Session Preview SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Ms. Elsa Kania (Center for a New American Security [CNAS]) as a part of its SMA INDOPACOM […]

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