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Friday, 29 October, 2010



Chief of the Defence Force Conference - Counterinsurgency and Stabilisation

in the 21st Century


What:

Media are invited to attend the opening of the Chief of the Defence Force Conference on

counterinsurgency and stabilisation, and the keynote address to be delivered by

Lieutenant General John Mulholland, the Commanding General, US Army Special

Operations Command.    


Where:

Australian Defence College, Canberra ACT. 


When:

08:45 am – 10:00 am on Monday, 1 November 2010. Media are asked to gather at 8:30

am.


Background:


The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, will host the inaugural Chief of the

Defence Force Conference at the Australian Defence College next week.


Media are invited to attend the opening by the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus

Houston, and the keynote address by Lieutenant General John Mulholland, Commanding General, US

Army Special Operations Command.  


The inaugural conference entitled ‘Beyond Asymmetry: Counterinsurgency and Stabilisation in the 21st

Century’ provides Australian Defence Force officers and civilians, as well as officials from Australian

Government departments, Non Government Organisations and academics the opportunity to exchange

ideas on counterinsurgency, and to gain a greater understanding of the challenges that shape the security

environment.


International speakers from India, Pakistan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States will

address the conference.  


The keynote address entitled ‘US Special Operations and Irregular Conflict since 9/11’ will be delivered

by Lieutenant General John Mulholland, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations Command.  

  

Media Note: 


Media attending are asked to assemble outside the Shedden Building, Australian Defence College at

08:30 am.    


Media Contacts:


Sharelle Mathias, Public Affairs – Australian Defence College: 0411 403 489

Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 66.






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