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Wednesday, October, 17, 2018

“The Future of Jihad,” with Peter Bergen and Lt. Gen. Abdulwahab al-Saedi, Kennedy School, Harvard

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“The Future of Jihad,” with Peter Bergen and Lt. Gen. Abdulwahab al-Saedi
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Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government – Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369
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Intelligence Seminar Series

The Intelligence Project an Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a lunch seminar with Peter Bergen and Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saedi, on Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

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Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, commander for the Iraqi counterterrorism forces’ operation to re-take Fallujah from Islamic State militants, speaks at a military camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 27, 2016.
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Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, commander for the Iraqi counterterrorism forces’ operation to re-take Fallujah from Islamic State militants, speaks at a military camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 27, 2016.
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What is the next evolution of Islamic terrorism?

Please join the Intelligence Project and the Saudi & GCC Security Project for a lunch seminar with Peter Bergen and Lt. Gen Abdulwahab al-Saedi on “The Future of Jihad.” Mr. Bergen and General al-Saedi will discuss the underlying problems in the Middle East that led to the rise of Daesh, and continue to exist today, that will surely produce a so-called “son of ISIS”.

Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.” In 1997, as a producer for CNN, Bergen produced bin Laden’s first television interview, in which he declared war against the United States for the first time to a Western audience.

Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saedi (Arabic: عبد الوهاب الساعدي‎‎الفريق الركن) is the Deputy Commander of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Command. Since 2008, Al-Saedi has been a key leader in the war against Iraqi-based terrorist groups. He was the Operations Commander of Iraqi military forces from 2014 through 2015, overseeing critical Iraqi victories in the battle for Baiji oil fields and the Second Battle of Tikrit. In 2016, al-Saedi led the operation to liberate the city of Fallujah from ISIS forces. Subsequently, in 2017, he led Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces successful effort to defeat ISIS in Mosul. Al-Saedi has never lost a battle that he commanded.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/15/opinions/it-wasnt-trump-but-this-generals-elite-soldiers-who-defeated-isis-bergen/index.html

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