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    Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV - 11/14/2007 - Dole Institute
    December 5th, 2007 under Programs/Events, Iraq, Military Programs. [ Comments: 5 ]

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    Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth

    Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

    Deputy Commanding General for Combined Arms, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Director, Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance

    Lieutenant General Caldwell currently serves as the commander of the Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, the command that oversees the Command and General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs located throughout the United States. The Combined Arms Center is also responsible for: development of the Army’s doctrinal manuals, training of the Army’s commissioned and noncommissioned officers, oversight of major collective training exercises, integration of battle command systems and concepts, and supervision of the Army’s Center for the collection and dissemination of lessons learned.

    His prior deployments and assignments include serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Effects and spokesperson for the Multi-National Force – Iraq, Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division; Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Deputy Director for Operations for the United States Pacific Command; Assistant Division Commander, 25th Infantry Division; Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Commander, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; a White House Fellow, The White House; Politico-Military Officer in Haiti during OPERATION RESTORE/UPHOLD DEMOCRACY; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division during OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM; and Chief of Plans for the 82nd Airborne Division during OPERATION JUST CAUSE in Panama.

    Lieutenant General Caldwell’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Louisiana Cross of Merit.

    Lieutenant General Caldwell graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976. He earned Masters Degrees from the United States Naval Postgraduate School and from the School for Advanced Military Studies at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. Lieutenant General Caldwell also attended the John F. Kennedy, School of Government, Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow.


    Lecture: “Observations from Iraq: Implications for the Future”
    September 27th, 2007 under Institute Programs, Iraq. [ Comments: none ]

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    Major Andrew Harvey provides an inside look at the Iraqi government from the perspective of a political and military intelligence officer who spent most of 2006 at Camp Victory Baghdad. His presentation — seen before only by a select group of soldiers, businessmen and insiders — will go beyond “benchmarks” to assess where the Maliki government is and is likely to go in the future.

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    ARTICLE: University Daily Kansan

     Doctoral student shares experiences in Iraq

     Major Andrew Harvey, a University of Kansas doctoral student, spoke at the Dole Institute of Politics Wednesday night about his experiences in Iraq as a political-military intelligence officer Harvey, who spent the duration of 2006 in Iraq, discussed the results of studies that he participated in to reveal the progress and proposed future of the country.

     He said that Iraq will “fracture” because its government will be too weak in the future and ethnic groups will see its constitution as inefficient.

    harvey.jpg “Iraq will lack a strong government for many years,” Harvey said. “It takes a long, long time.” Harvey discussed the separation of Iraqi people into ethnic groups and how that affects the voting power in Iraq. He also talked about which groups wanted the United States to remain in the country and which didn’t. “Iraq’s problem is that they are fairly new to the idea of running a government in what we call a democratic method,” Harvey said.

    Harvey also spoke about the importance of Iraq’s neighboring countries, especially Turkey. He talked about why the current systems of government, including the Iraqi Parliament, Kurdish Regional Government and Council of Representatives, are failing. He said the court system in Iraq was “in shambles” without written laws, and that the national police were “completely compromised.”

    While Harvey was in Iraq, he assisted in the improvement of the agricultural ministry. His efforts helped double the agricultural output. Jonathan Earle, Interim Director at the Dole Institute, said there was an “absolute hunger” in the local community to talk about the war. “We happen to have people like Harvey on this campus that just got back,” Earle said. “This is something that isn’t going away. It’s going to be here now, six months from now and six months after that.”

    Harvey said that even if U.S. troops could create a completely secure and stable situation in Iraq, it would take a long time for the current leaders to create a functioning system of government. Harvey has been active in the service since 1986, and is working for the Department of Joint and Multinational Operations at Fort Leavenworth. At the University, Harvey is working on his dissertation on the European Union’s development of defense capability.

    — Edited by Elizabeth Cattell


     


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