Conrad Crane, the lead author of the Army and Marine Corps' recently revised counterinsurgency field manual, will speak on Thursday at Columbus State University.
The 7:30 p.m. program in the Cunningham Center is free and open to the public.
The military historian and retired Army Colonel will give a speech "Exorcising Old Demons and Discovering New Ones: Using History to Make History in American Counterinsurgency."
Crane, who has a Ph.D in history from Stanford University, presently directs the U.S. Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. He previously taught at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.