David S. Maxwell


David S. Maxwell is the Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  He is a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel who commanded 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group on Basilan Island and later the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines as part of Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.

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ISIS In Mindanao: A Threat To The U.S.?

by David S. Maxwellvia The Caravan
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

We should be clear: Mindanao is not Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan.  We cannot approach a province of our longest standing treaty ally the same way we do in Syria or any of the other 18 or so countries to which the ISIS virus as spread.