Maxwell School

5:23 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

US Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Syracuse University to Discuss Global Security

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey speaks to SU students and staff about public service in an age of complex global security challenges.
Credit Keegan Tatum

  The highest ranking military officer in the nation paid a visit to Syracuse University October 31 where he talked about everything from the military’s role in the Middle East to cyber attacks.

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4:54 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Syracuse National Security Expert Reacts to President Obama's ISIS Plan

The areas under attack or control by terrorist group ISIS as of President Obama's speech Wednesday evening.
Credit Institute for the Understanding of War /

  A Syracuse University counter-terrorism expert says President Obama did not have many options when he presented his plan Wednesday night to “dismantle and ultimately destroy” ISIS.  Bill Smullen, Director of National Security Studies at the Maxwell School, says airstrikes are probably the only way the United States can have some impact without putting combat troops on the ground.

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12:39 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

National Security Expert at SU Feels Swap to Bring Sgt. Bergdahl Home was 'the Right Thing to do'

Director of National Security Studies at SU's Maxwell School, Bill Smullen.
Credit Maxwell School website.

The Director of National Security Studies at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School is relieved that a US soldier has been returned but, he's also concerned about the release of five high level Taliban operatives.  Bill Smullen has been keeping a close watch on developments.  He says the released detainees are dangerous planners and thinkers.

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