18. jun, 2015
USAFRICOM Partnership Forum 10-11 June Stuttgart Germany
Civil-Mil Ops Cultural Property Protection (CPP)
Facilitated by: LTC Robert Farmer, AFRICOM Chief of Public Private
Partnership; Dr. Joris Kila, Ph.D., Culture Heritage; Mr. John Melkon, U.S. Military Academy (USMA) Center for the Study of Civil – Military Operations This panel discussed methods to educate and mitigate the willful destruction
of cultural and historical items of a heritage in order to suppress or eradicate a segment of the population; as well as, the illicit plundering and profit from selling cultural items of unique and iconic value to finance illegal activities and armed groups.