Wilson Center Newsletter, December 2012


mlnss

The Class of 2012 Military Leadership & National Security Studies Program

 

Farrell

 

Dr. Alan F. Farrell
Professor of Modern Languages at VMI was the guest speaker for the Military Leadership Induction Dinner in January

 

Grisdale

Capt David Grisdale '08 on his deployment in Afghanistan  

 

 

  gen lee

knott

 

Captain Steve Knott '82 discussed the leadership style of Gen Robert E Lee


rotc  wirges

John Wirges '15 and Joshua Gaskill '15 receive their military contracts

 

thomsa  wiesel

 

austin  lain

 

Military Commissionings at graduation 2012

 

 

9/11

9/11

Ambassador Eric Edelmen and President Howard

 


9/11 poster

 

 

9/11

Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson

Locher

 Sec. James Locher

Boykin

Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin




Gadhafi and Mubarak vs. Four American LivesSimms

by Dr. James Y Simms

Professor Emeritus of History & Director of Military Leadership & National Security Studies

 

The very sad loss of four Americans, including a US Ambassador, in Libya focuses our attention on the foreign policy of this government vis-à-vis the "Arab Spring." That policy, implemented approximately 18 months ago, found the U.S. government supporting - either tacitly or materially - the rebellions in Libya and Egypt against the dictatorships of Moammar Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak.

The outcome to date of that policy is the U.S., 2 and the rebels, 4 - clearly not a win. Indeed, the real question is: Were the overthrows of Gadhafi and Mubarak worth the lives of four Foreign Service employees, and were they in the best interest of the United States? In addition, was it worth the expenditure of $2 billion in the use of cruise missiles?

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/cdp-news/2012/sep/23/gadhafi-and-mubarak-vs-four-american-lives-ar-2227945/

 


Leadership and Ethics Class

Gen Sam

 

Veterans Day 2012

 

vet day

 

The War of 1812 - A Bicentennial Look

 

war of 1812       war of 1812

 

 

 

 

Barrus 

Dr. Roger Barrus, Political Scientist

Pilkington

 Prof. Kirk Pilkington, Historian

 

 

 

 

 

Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin on Petraeus, Benghazi and the CIA

 

 

Boykin

 

 

 

 

A Book Signing by Col. Oliver North

 

 

north

 

North

 

pantele

 

 

Leadership and Ethics: Grand Finale
Lt. Gen. Sam Wilson and Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin host an end-of-semester gathering for the leadership class

 

sams

sams

sams