CENSA Teleconference Series
Irregular War and
the Rise of ISIS
Dr. Sebastian Gorka PhD
Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory
Marine Corps University
Tuesday, September 1st at 12:00pm EST
Participants should dial 1-712-832-8300
(Enter participant access code 113370)
Moderated by Bill Natter
Council for Emerging National Security Affairs
The US-led military coalition recently targeted and killed Haji Mutazz, the second-in-command of the terrorist group ISIS. After nearly a year of engagement in the region against ISIS, might this event mark a turning point in the coalition's campaign to defeat it? Moreover, might it indicate a successful shift in strategy to confront not only ISIS but also similar groups elsewhere in the world? And furthermore, might this campaign prove to be indicative of conflicts in the future and present a template for what to expect as the nature of warfare evolves?
On Tuesday September 1st, these issues will be examined in a CENSA teleconference by Dr. Seb Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University and the recipient of the Joint Civilian Service Commendation award from U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Dr. Gorka is a founding member of CENSA.
An instructor for SOCOM, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the JFK Special Warfare Center/School, Dr. Gorka is an internationally recognized authority on national security issues. With his experience and expertise as both a military practitioner and a theoretical scholar, Dr. Gorka has offered to share his views on the current conflict in the Levant, recent events, and on what such developments might mean to the evolving nature of warfare.
The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c)(3) research organization established in 1999. Its membership is a diverse international group of public sector foreign policy specialists, military officers, private sector professionals, and accomplished academics. CENSA's mission is to contribute to the ongoing dialogue shaping national security policy through formal discussions, graduate level teaching programs, virtual collaboration, frequent publications, and high quality research programs that draw upon the diverse talents and innovative perspectives of its membership.