AFA's Next Mitchell Hour Discusses SOFTWAR
ARLINGTON, Va., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes American strategist Chuck de Caro, CEO of Aerobureau Corporation, as the guest speaker for the next Mitchell Hour where he will be discussing information warfare.
This Mitchell event will take place on Thursday, July 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at AFA's national headquarters at 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, next to the Key Bridge Marriott. The presentation will be in AFA's fourth floor boardroom. His presentation will last an hour with the opportunity to stay afterward another hour for a Q & A.
Mr. de Caro is well known for creating the term SOFTWAR, which is defined as: "The hostile use of global visual media to shape another society's will by changing its view of reality." de Caro presently works as a consultant for governments and organizations and lectures regularly at various institutions, including the National Defense University, the National Defense Intelligence College and the US Air Force Academy, where in January 2011, his books, articles, DoD studies and videos on SOFTWAR were integrated into a new Military Science course on Information Warfare.
His current book-in-progress is entitled Killing Al Qaeda, evolving from a presentation of the same name given at the prestigious DoD-sponsored Command and Control Research Program. His work has brought him to prominence as he used his theories to assist the U.S. government in the on-going conflict with Al Qaeda.
ABOUT THE MITCHELL INSTITUTE FOR AIRPOWER STUDIES:
The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America's most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell's tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. For more information, visit http://www.afa.org/Mitchell/.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 108,000 members. Visit AFA on the internet at www.afa.org.
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