Earlier this month, TIDES exhibited at the 25th Annual SO/LIC (Special Operations/ Low Intensity Conflict) Symposium & Exhibition at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, in Washington, DC. This year’s show explored integrating worldwide partners to support global SO/LIC employment. The TIDES exhibit showcased a variety of low tech solutions (including renewable energy, shelter, cookstoves, etc.) to support Special Operation Forces in action missions. STAR-TIDES solutions are ideal for SO/LIC missions because they can help DOD and other US Government components identify infrastructure, equipment, and processes that can greatly reduce the costs of providing effective support to stressed populations.
LouElin Dwyer is the Deputy Director for TIDES at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy in National Defense University (email@example.com)