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    Council Member Stan's Avatar
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    Default Marcus Evans Conferences ?

    Does anyone have any background or experience with these conferences ?
    We continue to receive mail on these. They're not free, but the players are indeed high on the food chain

    Honestly, it sounds like paying for a dinner to hear the POTUS ramble for 2 minutes. I have to brief our Director on Monday and any input is better than I have now.
    Asymmetric Warfare 2007
    2nd Annual Achieving Dominance in the Face of Unconventional Warfare
    March 27 -29, 2007 Washington, D.C.
    "Develop cohesive strategies to combat irregular threats."
    Featured Presenter: Major General Samuel T. Helland, Commanding General,
    3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, US Marine Corps

    In April 2006, Deputy Defense Secretary, Mr. Gordon England, approved a
    blueprint for how US military forces will expand their capacity and
    skills to conduct irregular warfare, fulfilling a central proposal of
    the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and ultimately improving
    capabilities to combat symmetric threats. Current conflicts continue to
    expose equipment and technology gaps that impeded the combat of
    asymmetric threats.

    Asymmetric Warfare 2007 will be an informative and highly engaging
    executive forum where leading experts in the field from across the
    forces will brief the delegates on identifying current asymmetric
    threats and on developing cohesive strategies to combat them. The
    program will explore current capabilities, lessons learned from
    operations and explore future training and technological requirements
    for irregular warfare campaigns. In addition to this, Asymmetric Warfare
    2007 also takes a look at the most challenging asymmetric threat to US
    and coalition forces, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the
    irregular warfare challenges in the GWOT. Industry will be given the
    opportunity to hear the requirements of asymmetric warfare programs
    briefed from the decision makers.
    Regards, Stan

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    It looks like a fairly standard high price, low content "place to be seen" event. I've been at some of these (IT and HR, not COIN), and the only good thing about them is the chance to network. Have you googled them, Stan?

    Sic Bisquitus Disintegrat...
    Marc W.D. Tyrrell, Ph.D.
    Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies,
    Senior Research Fellow,
    The Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, NPSIA
    Carleton University

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    Council Member Stan's Avatar
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    Default Marcus Evans Conferences

    Hi Marc !
    Actually, I "dog piled" them I hate Google and Dog Pile includes Google, so more or less the same.

    The hits are not negative, but do include forums and some, like you, opined "a place to be seen" .....for potential retirees.

    I hate to say this, but if the guest speaker was Sergeant Major Smith from the 2nd Infantry Division, I would attend Highly unlikely to be Bravo Sierra bible studies !

    (Ca va sans dire), our IED training is becoming paramount and the folks here think that attendance in D.C. translates to better. I wished I believed that.

    Thanks, Stan

    "irregular threats" BTW, please bring back the days when a "threat" was a threat and a promise was a promise.
    Last edited by Stan; 02-15-2007 at 08:01 PM. Reason: irregular ?


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