The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), a part of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) hosted a discussion panel that highlighted the Russia – Ukraine conflict. The event took place on October 3rd and was published online on October 14, 2022. Each member of the panel provided an initial presentation and then a question and answer period took place.
The panel featured:
- Mr. Brian Petit served as panel moderator. He is a JSOU faculty member and retired Special Forces officer. He is a book author and has been published in a number of military and academic journals.
- Dr. Kevin Stringer is a retired U.S. Army officer with a deep history in special operations. As a member of SOCEUR he participated in the development of the Resistance Operating Concept. He has experience in Ukraine as well.
- Dr. Chris March is a member of the JSOU staff and serves as editor of the Special Operations Journal. He is the author of several books and more than 70 journal articles; many of these on European and Russian topics.
- Col Jerry Jablonski has been a member of Polish Special Forces since 2002. At present, he serves as POLSOF Exchange Officer in USSOCOM.
Various topics were presented and discussed. These include annexation of Ukrainian territory by Russia, mobilization of Russian population for the war, refugees from Ukraine, Russian regime change, energy crisis in Europe, Putin’s popular support, importance of external support for Ukraine, resistance activities in occupied Ukraine and Russia, Russian activities in Africa, Russia’s relationship with China, will NATO hang continue to support Ukraine over the long haul, will NATO (and U.S.) SOF get on the ground in Ukraine, Russia’s narrative of the conflict, and much more.
ThinkJSOU Panel: Update on the Ukraine / Russia Conflict, JSOU, October 14, 2022, 1 hr 15 mins.