Small Wars Journal

Let's Do Lunch Wednesday

... or breakfast, dinner or mid-rats depending on your location. Brown-bag it in the comfort of your office next Wednesday (12 March - 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Eastern) while joining the American Security Project for an online presentation and Q&A on ASP's Are We Winning? An Interim Report concerning our efforts in the war on terror. Registration is free and open to the public.

From the ASP web page:

The American Security project will release its interim report on U.S. progress in the war on terror, Are We Winning? An Interim Report, on Wednesday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern during a live online presentation by the study's author, Dr. Bernard I. Finel. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Finel is the author of the first analysis that set forth 10 metrics by which to measure U.S. progress in the war on terror. Six months after the release of this groundbreaking report, Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against Violent Jihadism, Dr. Finel looked at changes in these metrics and what they mean for U.S. counter-terrorism policy. He found a metastasizing jihadist threat, a continuing increase in Islamist terrorist incidents around the world, and a largely tone-deaf U.S. policy response due largely to a preoccupation with the apparent success of the Iraq "surge" strategy.

During this online event, Dr. Finel will explore the contrast between the recent drop in violence in Iraq and the increase in worldwide jihadist activity over the same timeframe, and outline some developments that may provide opportunities for the U.S. to refocus its counter-terrorism strategy on the growing threat outside of Iraq.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A following the presentation.

Dr. Bernard I. Finel is a Senior Fellow at the American Security Project and a former professor of military strategy at the U.S. National War College.