The public discussion will focus on the recent declassification of key documents related to the conception, initial standup, and operation of JTF Ares and Operation Glowing Symphony, part of the the counter-ISIL cyber effects campaign. The goal of this discussion is to connect these operations with the evolving discussion around the Defend Forward strategy and the central role played by coalition warfare.

The event will open with a brief discussion of the materials housed by our partner, the National Security Archive, then lead to short statements from our panelists followed by a moderated town hall with the audience. The event will be on the record.

A conversation with

BGen Len Anderson, USMC
Deputy Commander, JTF-ARES
Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command

Michael Martelle
Cyber Vault Fellow,
National Security Archive

Dr. Trey Herr
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Audrey Alexander
Research Associate at the Combating Terrorism Center
United States Military Academy

Dr. Nina Kollars
Associate Professor, Strategic & Operational Research Department
Naval War College

Pete Cooper​​​​​
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative
Atlantic Council

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