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Colonel Dennis O. Young enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1978 and was awarded an active duty ROTC scholarship in 1981. He received his commission into the Military Intelligence Branch that same year. His previous assignments include Director, CJ2X, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan; Chief, Intelligence and Operations Division, G2, U.S. Army Japan; Battalion Commander, Garrison Battalion, Ft. Meade, MD; Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy, Vienna, Austria; Deputy Commander, 702nd Military Intelligence Group, Ft. Gordon, GA; Company Commander, 721st MI BN, 703rd MI BDE, Kunia, HI; 2nd INF BDE LNO, 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI; assistant BN S3, 125th MI BN, 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI; Chief, Combined Military Interrogation Center (CMIC), 524 MI BN, 501st MI BDE, Korea; Chief, Combined Liaison Team, 524th MI BN, 501st MI BDE, Korea; Chief, Counterintelligence Division, G2, I Corps, Ft. Lewis, WA; Special Security Officer, G2, I Corps, Ft. Lewis, WA; BN S2, 1-67 ADA BN, 9th ID, Ft. Lewis, WA; Team Leader (SGT) 372nd ASA Company, 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI. Colonel Young’s military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Officers Course, the Post Graduate Intelligence Program, the Defense Language Institute Korean and German language courses, and the Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a B.A. from Weber State University, a master’s degree in International Relations from Ohio University, and a master’s degree in National Security Studies from the U.S Army War College.
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Authored by Colonel Dennis O. Young.
The author outlines potential solutions to the problematic and challenging situation in Afghanistan today. The difficulties facing U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan are endemic and will require a long-term commitment of time, money, and resources to overcome these obstacles in order to stabilize and democratize this nation.