Dave Dilegge

Dave Dilegge is a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence / HUMINT officer. He is also a former USMC civilian intelligence analyst and worked several years in the private sector. He served with the 1st Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 he was the recipient of the National Military Intelligence Association’s Colonel Donald G. Cook Award for his work in supporting USMC and DoD urban operations analysis, wargaming and experimentation. He is currently a Director at the Small Wars Foundation and is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal. He is also a volunteer tutor at the Largo (FL) Public Library where he teaches English as a second language. His son David is an Infantry Sergeant currently serving in the Army's 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized).

Just below the 24/7 "if it bleeds it leads" MSM headlines there is another story -- an encouraging story -- concerning our worldwide counterinsurgency efforts. What follows is a sampling of recent...

In the April 2007 edition of Vanity Fair - The Night of the Generals by David Margolick. The six retired generals who stepped forward last spring to publicly attack Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

I'll lead off with two short excerpts from the new Army Counterinsurgency (COIN) Field Manual, FM 3-24 and Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5: - Insurgencies are protracted by nature. Thus...

Here's a generous offer from Council member Tom Odom over on our discussion board... An Offer to Potential Authors To many, the idea of writing is harkens back to memories of dental work; it is...

Posted to the Small Wars Council by Jedburgh... Headquarters Multi-National Force - Iraq Baghdad, Iraq APO AE 09342-1400 February 10, 2007 Office of the Commanding General To the Soldiers, Sailors,...

Odom, Thomas P. Journey Into Darkness: Genocide in Rwanda. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005. (Price - $18.96 Paperback on Amazon.com) Review by Council member Major Adam...