Dear Soft Network Advocates,
We hope you had a warm and meaningful Thanksgiving. At SPSN, our November was filled with numerous exciting developments for both our own efforts and our partners.
On November 13, SPSN was featured as a keynote partner at the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) annual summit. SPSN principal investigator Steve Miska interviewed Amb. Ryan Crocker on the importance of protecting soft networks and the viability of current protection measures. Crocker drew on his experience as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan to explain how critical our local national allies are to mission success and the pitfalls of failing to protect them from harm. The summit audience expressed great interest in the issue and asked Amb. Crocker insightful and interesting questions. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this forum and are grateful to ISOA for allowing us to do so.