|'The War on Terror Analyzed'
by Ranking Military Experts:
Colonels Allard, Jacobs and Cowan
and Professor Walid Phares
BOCA RATON, FL (April 5, 2006)- "The War on Terror Analyzed"
program features three of the most qualified military analysts in the
nation: Col. Ken Allard (MSNBC), Col. Bill Cowan (Fox News) and Col. Jack
Jacobs (MSNBC) join Professor Walid Phares in a special FAU Lifelong
Learning Society (LLS) lecture and panel discussion. The program is
offered twice on Saturday April 15, with a morning lecture scheduled at
FAU's Jupiter campus for 10 a.m., and an afternoon lecture on FAU's Boca
Raton campus at 2:30 p.m.
The panel will discuss their insights
and analyses on the military campaign in Iraq in the context the greater
war on terrorism. Furthermore, they will discuss the threats posed from
other nation-state sponsors of terror in the region. This will include
their analyses of potential military strategies in the context of the
complicated political landscape that exists in the region.
Col. Ken Allard, US Army, retired, now serves and an
adjunct professor in the National Securities Program at Georgetown
University in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in international
security from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a master's
degree in public administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard. A noted author and
lecturer, Allard's many publications include two books: "Somalia
Operations: Lessons Learned" and "Command, Control and the Common Defense,"
which won the 1991 National Security Book Award. He runs his own
consulting company in McLean, Virginia and appears frequently as foreign
policy and security analyst on television and radio. He is a consultant
to NBC News and a featured military analyst on MSNBC and CNBC.
Col. Jack Jacobs, US Army, retired, is one of the most
highly decorated soldiers of the Vietnam era, having earned three Bronze
Stars, two Silver Stars, and the Medal of Honor. He is the only living
Jewish Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Jacobs won his medal in 1968.
He took command when the South Vietnamese unit he was advising came under
heavy enemy attack. Despite being seriously wounded, he personally saved
the lives of 13 Vietnamese soldiers and the other American adviser with
whom he was serving. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from
Rutgers University, and entered the army through the ROTC program. Jacobs
is the McDermott Distinguished Chair of Politics at West Point. He is a
member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, and appears
regularly on MSNBC where he serves as a military analyst.
Lt. Col. Bill Cowan, US Marine Corps, retired, is a former commander of US
Special Forces who served on many battlefields around the world. He began
his career as a Navy enlisted man. He is a graduate of the US Naval
Academy. Cowan spent three and a half years in combat in Viet Nam. He
was specially selected to serve in the 1980's as one of the first members
and the only Marine in the Pentagon's most classified counter-terrorist
unit, known now as Task Force Orange (TFO). He served TFO as senior
military operations officer and field operative on covert and clandestine
missions into the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. His service
included extensive experience with the Central Intelligence Agency. He
served two years on the staff of USSenator Warren B. Rudman as his primary
staff assistant during the Iran/Contra hearings. Cowan was principal
drafter of the legislation creating the US Special Operations Command in
Tampa, FL. From 1989 through 1994, he was involved in numerous operations
in the Middle East in response to terrorist incidents and the holding of
Western hostages in Beirut and Kuwait. In 1990, on behalf of a major New
York law firm and working with former CIA Director Bill Colby, he
organized and successfully conducted a series of operations resulting in
the repatriation of a number of Western hostages from Iraqi-occupied
Kuwait. Lt. Col. Bill Cowan is a regularly featured military analyst for
FOX News Channel
Dr. Walid Phares is a senior fellow at the Foundation for
the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C., brieves the United States
and foreign governments and institutions on terrorism. He is an analyst
with MSNBC and appears on CNN, Fox News, BBC, al Jazeera and other outlets,
providing the latest analysis on terrorism, Jihadism and Middle East
events. Phares has authored several books and hundreds of articles over
the last 25 years, many in Arabic and French. His most recent book,
Future Jihad (November 2005) has received high praise and acclaim. Phares
was educated at the Jesuit and Lebanese Universities of Beirut where he
obtained degrees in law and political science, as well as a certificate in
sociology. He obtained a master's degree in international law from the
Universite de Lyons in France and a Ph.D. in international relations and
strategic studies from the University of Miami.
Who is winning and who isn't?
Is this a war with the Terrorists or against an ideology?
When should the troops come back from Iraq?
What is the real status of al Qaida?
Are we really debating a war on terror or internal politics?
What are Syria and Iran's plans?
WIll there be a full war between Israel and Hamas?