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Potomac Institute hosted Marine Lt. Gen. William Faulkner to discuss how the Marine Corps is resetting its equipment, as the service faces the challenge of downsizing and becoming a lighter and more agile force.
Marine Corps Times
Speaking at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in April, Lt. Gen. William Faulkner said the reset is a “good news story.” The Corps has reduced the total number of equipment items remaining in Afghanistan by 60 percent in the past 15 months
The Honorable H. Lee Buchanan, PhD, Is Named Member of the Board of Regents
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (www.potomacinstitute.org) is pleased to announce that the Honorable H. Lee Buchanan, PhD, has been named a Member of the Board of Regents. Dr. Buchanan is a Venture Partner at Paladin Capital Group and a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition.
Regarding Dr. Buchanan's appointment, Potomac Institute Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam noted, "The Honorable H. Lee Buchanan is one of the most experienced and capable leaders this country has ever produced. He has served in a wide variety of government and industry positions, and his technical and vast policy expertise will help guide the Potomac Institute to great heights. I am also proud to note that Dr. Buchanan was an early supporter of the Institute and the need for enlightened and rational S&T Policy development."
Potomac Institute CEO Mike Swetnam was one of the experts interviewed for the April 28 Sunday Business Post magazine article on the Boston Marathon bombing, “Boston Unbowed,” by Niall Stanage. In the article, Swetnam argued that while progress has been made since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. has only come halfway.
Three points Swetnam identified as areas where the U.S. could do better include following up on intelligence tips with more diligence, more widespread use of cameras, and an increased sense of public vigilance. Another issue affecting both terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts is increased access to and use of technology; Swetnam’s point was that the U.S. needs to harness all capabilities at its disposal.
Refugeeism: Humanitarian and Strategic Challenges
The problem of developing workable, effective policies to deal with refugees and refugee camps is, unfortunately not a new one. The problem has, however, climbed back into the spotlight as the ongoing civil war in Syria, the fighting in Mali and other violence abroad have created significant refugee flows in already volatile parts of the world. To that end, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies hosted an event on April 19, 2013 titled “Refugeeism: Humanitarian and Strategic Challenges”.
Professor Yonah Alexander, Director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute, opened the proceedings by providing a brief overview of the situation and then introducing the four panelists; Dr. Stephen J. Morris of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ralph Nurnberger of Georgetown University, Mark Krikorian, Executive Director at the Center for Immigration studies and Lavinia Limón, President and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies held a conference, Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17. Event was lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics. He discussed the future changes the Marine Corps will be making with downsizing equipment.
The challenges of becoming a lighter and more agile force, while understanding requirements and increased weights and demands, is a daily issue for LtGen William Faulkner, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics for the U.S. Marine Corps.
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Editors: Michael Swetnam and Tim Sample
- "Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight" April 17 April 17, 2013 (15:00 - 16:00)
- ICTS: Combating Hizballah's Global Network April 04, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
- Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons July 25, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World May 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17, 3 - 4 p.m, at Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Event will be lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and...
Combating Hizballah’s Global Network, Thursday, Apr 4, 12-2
Hosted by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
At the Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St, Ste 200
Inter-University Center for...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons, on Wednesday, July 25, at the Institute. Registration is required. Contact...
The Potomac Institute Cyber Center will host a special program on Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World on Friday, May 11, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA...
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