The United Nations Special Operations Command – Korea invited Professor John J. Tierney to address a conference about the American experience in unconventional warfare. Dr. Tierney was in South Korea for much of the week of September 11.
About 100 military professionals and scholars representing nine countries attended the sixth annual event in September. With his recent book, Chasing Ghosts: Unconventional Warfare in American History, receiving a strong following among military readers, Dr. Tierney spoke about the historical American experience and how Americans view unconventional conflict.
Brig. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas USA, commander of UN Special Operations Command Korea, chaired the event.