ICAS Bulletin
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May 14, 2004

David S Maxwell, Colonel

U S Army Special Forces, National War College, National Defense University
Fort McNair, Washington, D C

to speak on

Beyond the Nuclear Crisis: A Long-Term View for U S - ROK Alliance

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Secuirty
May 19, 2004 Wednesday 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
United States Rayburn House Office Building Room RHOB 2200
Independence Ave & South Capitol Street, SW
Capitol Hill, Washington, D C 20515

Dear Friends:

We are pleased to share with you that Colonel David S Maxwell will speak on "Beyond the Nuclear Crisis: A Long-Term View for U S - ROK Alliance"
at the ICAS Spring Symposium 2004.

Colonel David S Maxwell hails from Madison, Connecticut. David is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA in Political Science and has Masters Degrees in Military Arts and Science from the U S Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies. He received his commission from the Officer Candidate School in 1981. David is currently a student at the National War College, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC.

Colonel Maxwell has served in various command and staff assignments in the Infantry in Germany and Korea as well as in Special Forces at Ft. Lewis, Washington, Seoul, Korea, and Okinawa, Japan with total service in Asia of 14 years. David served on the United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / United States Forces Korea CJ3 staff where he was a planner for UNC/CFC OPLAN 5027-98 and ROK JCS -- UNC/CFC CONPLAN 5029 and later as the Director of Plans, Policy, and Strategy (J5) for Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR). >From 2000 to 2002 David commanded 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Okinawa, Japan during which his operational detachments participated in numerous operations throughout Asia in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, including deployment to Mindanao and Basilan Island for the initial execution of Operation Enduring Freedom -- Philippines. His most recent assignment has been as Chief, Special Forces Branch, U S Total Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia. David's next assignment will be Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command Korea.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Korean Defense Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), the Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, the Philippine Humanitarian Service Medal, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Korean, Philippine, and Australian Parachute Badges and the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs.

David's publications include "Special Forces Missions: A Return to the Roots for a Vision of the Future" (U S Army Command and General Staff College Master's Thesis, 1995) and monographs and article: "Support to United Nations Operations: Is There a Role for US Special Operations Forces" (School of Advanced Military Studies, 1995), "Catastrophic Collapse of North Korea: Implications for the U S Military" (School of Advanced Military Studies, 1996), and "Is the Axis of Evil Synchronizing its Asymmetric Offensive?" (PFO #02-25A,The Nautilus Institute Policy Form Online, December 20, 2002). He also authored "Sun Tzu and Operation Enduring Freedom in Asia: How Would the Great Master Assess it?" (to be published in the May/June edition of Military Review) and "Terrorism and Ideology" (submitted for consideration to the Naval Institute Proceedings).

David resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Kim and their daughter, Elizabeth.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include Michael J Green (Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, The White House); Lawrence R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor Economics Emeritus University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate), Sook Jong Lee (Senior Research Fellow, Sejong Institute, Seoul; Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution) and Masaharu Nakagawa (MP, Democratic Party, Japan; Secretary General, Democratic Party Diet Members' Federation on North Korean Refugees and Humanitarian Issue). Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow