Military Intelligence in the Era of Great Power War
The shift by the Trump administration from counterinsurgency to near-peer threats has been clear with the publication of the 2018 National Defense Strategy and the Department of Defense’s focus on Russia and China.  COL Rose Keravuori provides insight regarding this current shift, focusing on global defense planning and operational preparation through deployability and expeditionary training.  She will focus on insights on transitioning America’s military intelligence resources from counterinsurgency operations to the force necessary for responding to a near-peer competitor in a major war.  More detailed research is found in the article “Expansibility and Military Intelligence” in Parameters journal.  The article discusses three main challenges to the expansion of Military Intelligence assets: a shortage of ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), limited PED (processing, exploitation, dissemination) processing, and not having sufficient counterintelligence or Human Intelligence assets.

Rose Lopez Keravuori grew up in Los Angeles and has spent 21 years in the US Army as an Active Duty and Reserve Officer.  She led troops at the tactical and operational levels in Afghanistan and Iraq and deployed on several peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. She is the current commander of the 259th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade (Reserve).  Before commanding a Brigade, she was a strategic war planner at CENTCOM and on the CENTOM Commander’s Action Group, advising the CENTCOM Commander. She is the CEO and Founder of Rise Out in Support of Empowering Women (ROSE Women), LLC,  a consulting firm whose mission includes empowering and enabling women in business and government internationally. 

A sandwich lunch will be served at 12.40
Date: 19 February 2019, 13:00 (Tuesday, 6th week, Hilary 2019)
Venue: Manor Road Building, Manor Road OX1 3UQ
Venue Details: Seminar Room G, Department of Politics and International Relations
Speaker: Rose Keravuori (ROSE women LLC)
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Organiser: Dr Katerina Tkacova (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address:
Host: Robert Johnson (Oxford)
Part of: Changing Character of War (CCW) Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Elizabeth Robson