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ISG’S “WOMEN’S INTEGRATION INTO THE ARMED FORCES” SEMINAR WRAPS IN COLOMBIA
Oct 31, 2023
ISG’S WHITNEY GRESPIN’S PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW
In the 2022 Autumn issue of The U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters, ISG Africa Regional Program Lead Dr. Whitney Grespin reviews Benedict Wilkinson’s Scripts of Terror: The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves (Oxford University Press, 2020). In the review, she notes that, "the work reads primarily as academic. Wilkinson’s (admirable) observation of the central problem lacks a 'step further' approach." Nevertheless, Dr. Grespin goes on to say that, "Even with areas in need of improvement, Scripts of Terror could serve as a useful primer for VEO case studies. It could prepare practitioners as pre-deployment reading for a better understanding of the foundations and evolutions of potential adversaries."
Read the full review here.
IDARM CAMRI COURSE IN MIAMI
ISG's International Defense Acquisition Resource Management team recently executed a 2-week Advanced Defense Logistics and Life Cycle Cost Management course in Miami, Florida for a group of Partner Nation participants affiliated with the U.S. Department of State's Central America Maritime Regional Initiative (CAMRI). ISG Course Director Brooke Adame joined students, the instructional team, and the SOUTHCOM J5 CAMRI Integrator on a tour of Coast Guard Sector Miami to reinforce practical application of maritime maintenance and logistics considerations.
ISG’S RESIDENT ADVISOR IN QATAR SUPPORTS INCREASED SECURITY MISSIONS
Over the past year, an Institute for Security Governance’s (ISG) Resident Advisor has been deployed to Qatar and working with the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) on an ongoing safety and security mission. Encompassed in this line of effort is the development of a security operations plan for the International Federation of Football Association’s (FIFA) 2022 World Cup, scheduled to begin in November.
SENIOR LEADERS VISIT ISG
ISG was honored to host DSCA Director Mr. James Hursch along with DSCU President Dr. Celeste Gventer at in Monterey this week. In addition to learning more from faculty and staff about the growth and impact of ISG’s work in areas such as Cyber and Resilience, Dr. Hursch shared an overview of DSCA’s strategic priorities, including the expanding role that Institutional Capacity Building will play in U.S. defense strategy. Director Hursch was generous with his time at the well-attended ISG Town Hall event, providing insightful responses to questions from ISG colleagues.
We look forward to continuing to contribute to the important work that happens throughout the Security Cooperation Enterprise.
SOUTH AFRICA MOBILE EDUCATION TEAM
ISG's International Defense Acquisition Resource Management team executed a successful mobile education team event focused on fundamental concepts and challenges associated with national and global defense contracting for the South African National Defense Force. Participants from across the services were engaged and are working to identify and implement procurement applications within across the defense environment.
PEACEKEEPING EXERCISES IN INDONESIA
ISG recently supported The Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and service members from dozens of partner nations in Exercise Garuda Canti Dharma 2022, Indonesia. This regionally rotating exercise is the largest annual international peacekeeping field training exercise in the world. ISG's Peacekeeping and Exercises Program trained and mentored multinational teams of instructors to execute a Staff Training Event and a Field Training Event for over 750 Indonesian and International Peacekeepers.