Tech Institute for Peace and Conflict hosts post 9-11 insurgency

Tech Institute for Peace and Conflict hosts post 9-11 insurgency symposium

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Tech's Institute for Peace and Conflict hosted a post 9-ll insurgency symposium.

The event covered everything from inter-jihadist relations, weapons, intelligence and the X's, and O's of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ron Milam, the institute's executive director, said first hand knowledge is crucial.

"We saw that a lot with Vietnam, when we finally started figuring out what happened there," Milam said. "Now we're trying to figure out what has happened and what continues to happen in both Iraq, Afghanistan, and, sadly, right now in Syria."

The institute's next big symposium will be next April, to commemorate 50 years since the Viet Cong and north Vietnamese forces stormed through south Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968.

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