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Counter-terrorism expert to speak at CCU

November 20, 2007

Retired Brig. Gen. Russell D. Howard, founding director of the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, will give a talk titled "The New Terrorism" Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Coastal Carolina University. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Edwards Humanities and Fine Arts Building.

Howard, author of the recently published book "Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism," will describe the differences between the "new" terrorism being waged around the world today and older methods of terrorism. His talk will include a discussion of preemptive war, the Department of Homeland Security, and the threat of terrorism in the U.S today.

Howard founded the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and served as Army chief of staff fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He commanded the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Washington, and was assistant to the Special Representative to the Secretary General during United National Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM) II.

During his long career, Howard has served as an officer in Korea, Japan, Haiti and at Fort Bragg. He earned bachelor's degree in industrial management from San Jose State University, a bachelor's degree in Asian studies from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in international management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University. Howard was an assistant professor of social sciences at the U.S. Military Academy and a Senior Service College Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.