Practical Counterinsurgency in Latin America

Michael Sheehan
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Colonel (Retired) Michael Sheehan served in Latin America as a Special Forces officer in the 1980s, and later participated in peace-keeping missions in Somalia and Haiti. After retiring from the Army, he held posts in the State Department and the United Nations, and served as the deputy commissioner for counter-terrorism in the New York Police Department. He is currently Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict. In this interview, he addresses his active duty military career, including his deployments on the Korean Peninsula, his experiences in Central America, and his views on the Iran-Contra affair.

VIDEO DETAILS

conflicts Cold War
topics USMA 1977 Counterinsurgency Military Techniques
interviewer Todd Brewster
date 17 April 2012

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name Michael Sheehan
institution USMA
graduation year 1977
service Army
unit 7th Special Forces Group
specialty Special Forces
service dates 1977 1997
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