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Hosted by the Global SOF Foundation and the Lithuanian Defense and Security Industrial Association (LDSIA)

The Global SOF Foundation and the Lithuanian Defense and Security Industrial Association are pleased to bring together thought leaders from military, government, academia, think tanks, and industry from around the world in an intimate setting to discuss "The Role of Special Operations in Global Security". Join us in beautiful Vilnius, Lithuania for this unique event!

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Confirmed Countries

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Welcome Letter from the Republic of Lithuania

Juozas Olekas
Minister of National Defence
Republic of Lithuania

Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas
Chief of Defence
Republic of Lithuania

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Global SOF Symposium – Europe to be held in Vilnius on October 13-14, 2016.

Lithuania is acutely aware of the consequences of the shift in modern warfare to more unconventional methods that remain of critical importance. This is evident in Russia’s recent destructive actions in Ukraine and across Europe – events we have called an “alarm signal” for Europe. The threat from ISIS along the continent’s southern border is also cause for serious contemplation and action.

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