Bill Putnam

Major Bill Putnam is currently serving as a battalion executive officer and he is slated to deploy in 2013.  He has previously served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  Major Putnam has a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics, and is the author of Tales From the Tigris, a book that chronicles his first deployment to Iraq in 2003-2004 when he ran the Baghdad Mosquito. 

The Army has an unfortunate tradition of considering insurgent conflict a sideshow effort and relegating the study of insurgencies to the fringes of military science. The Philippines campaign is a...