Webinar: Towards a Renewed Foreign Policy and a Limited but More Lethal Military Strategy

Emily Lucas Discussion

Join the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) on January 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm (EST) for the webinar titled: "Towards a Renewed Foreign Policy and a Limited but More Lethal Military Strategy: Two American National Security Lessons Learned from Defeat in Vietnam, Incompetence in Iraq, and Humiliation in Afghanistan." This discussion will be led by ASMEA officers and military veterans Prof. Mark T. Clark and Prof. Joseph M. Skelly.

Prof. Mark T. Clark served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1973-1977. He served on the USS Oklahoma City, CG-5 during Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon in April/May 1975 and again on the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Lebanon in July/August 1976 for the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy. Prof. Joseph M. Skelly is a retired U.S. Army officer who served a tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-05. In this webinar, they will reflect upon their personal experiences in Vietnam and in Iraq; link them to the disastrous American withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021; and highlight two American national security lessons learned – the necessity for a leaner foreign policy and the imperative of a limited but meaner military strategy – from ignominious defeat in Indochina, serial incompetence in Iraq, and national humiliation in Afghanistan.

This webinar is free and open for anyone to attend but registration is required. Learn more and sign-up here.