Military strategist to be next guest of S&I at MSU Texas

Speakers & Issues Series

Military strategist to be next guest of S&I at MSU Texas

The Speakers & Issues Series at Midwestern State University will present international studies expert and military strategist Spencer D. Bakich as its next guest at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. His topic will be “Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan: Strategy and (oral) History.”

Bakich is a professor of international studies and the director of the National Security Program at the Virginia Military Institute. He is the author of Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars, as well as articles, book chapters, and essays on wartime diplomacy and strategy, coercive diplomacy, American grand strategy, and cybersecurity. He is the recipient of a 2023 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Bakich has participated in governmental and professional workshops and projects, the sponsors of which include the National Intelligence Council, the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the Project on Civilian-Military Educational Cooperation, and the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum. As a Senior Fellow in Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, Bakich has interviewed numerous senior policymakers, military officers, and Foreign Service officers who served in the George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama administrations.

Bakich's commentary has been featured in The National Interest, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Strategy Bridge.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and sponsored by the Libra Foundation, the Wichita Falls Times Record News, KFFU-FM NPR Radio, KFDZ-TV3, and the MSU Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities & Social Sciences. For more information, contact John Schulze at 940-397-6249.