Brian S. Petit

Brian Petit is a US Army Special Forces Colonel with experience in combat, conflict, and peacetime environments. He is the author of the recently published book Going Big by Getting Small: The Application of Operational Art by Special Operations in Phase Zero (Outskirts Press, 2013). This article is the opinion of the author and does not constitute an official endorsement by the Department of Defense.

The post-Iraq and Afghanistan US national security environment is predictably yearning for a renewed era of engagement.