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).

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Confronting the Terrorism of Boko Haram in Nigeria.  A Joint Special Operations University monograph by Dr. James Forest.  

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Reconciliation with the Taliban: Fracturing the Insurgency by Jeffrey Dressler, Institute for the Study of War.

Abu Muqawama: Special Forces, or the Danger of Even a Lot of Knowledge by Andrew Exum, World Politics Review and Are Special Forces Special Enough? By James Joyner, Outside the Beltway.