Date(s) - 04/26/2017
7:45 am - 10:15 am

The Ramada Inn

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Please join us for this timely presentation on….

Syria and the War Within Islam

What Should the U.S. and Its Allies do Next?


Brigadier General Joe Shaefer

Foreign Service Officer Ted Morse 

and COL/Dr. Dick Hobbs

The Ramada, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

In retaliation for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on civilians, President Trump launched a retaliatory attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles to inflict heavy damage on the airfield that Syrian bombers departed from.  The question remains: What further action should President Trump take?  Is the U.S. wise to involve itself in the six year old civil war, largely between various factions in the Islamic world, none of which we support (other than the rather ineffective Free Syrian army)?

Should the United States attempt to force the ouster of President Assad?  Or will that only enhance prospects for the Islamic State and al-Qaeda and other Sunni factions?  Should the U.S. be conducting military actions unilaterally or should any further action be done utilizing existing alliances?  What consideration should be given to possible Russian and Iranian involvement?

B/General Joe Shaefer and other experts will analyze the state of the Syrian civil war, the various factions involved in that conflict, and the competing interests and positions of other players in the region. We have requested former Foreign Service officer Ted Morse and COL/Dr. Dick Hobbs to address possible policy options.

Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion. A full breakfast will be served ($15 Members, $25 Non-Members, and $10 for students with ID and military personnel in uniform; free for WWII Veterans). We recommend that you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some breakfast, coffee and conversation.

You are encouraged to RSVP below. You may also RSVP by e-mailing Just a reminder, after the forum, we will be accepting membership applications for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 period. Forms will be available at the forum, though you can also access the application form by clicking HERE. For your convenience, we accept cash, check and credit card payments for both the breakfast and membership fees.



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