Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson is a retired Marine Corps Colonel who served as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense on Counterinsurgency from 2003-05. He served on an embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq in 2009-10, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Relations.

One More Thought on Unconventional Approaches to Dealing with al Qaeda: If the Afghans Kick Us Out, Let’s Hire the Haqqanis

In the struggle against the Jihadists of Al Qaeda and affiliated groups, we need to stop believing that we are dealing with terrorists.

A quarter of a century ago four Marine Corps officers and a civilian military analyst wrote a piece for the Marine Corps Gazette on something they called Fourth Generation Warfare.

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of the Black Sea Market, better known by its movie name “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia.

There is a popular narrative regarding Somalia that no successful humanitarian operation can be conducted there. Like all narratives, this one exists to tell a complex story in simple terms; as...

The Closers Part VI: Dealing with the U.S. Military by Colonel Gary Anderson Download the Full Article: Dealing with the U.S. Military Many of the civilians who gravitate to counterinsurgency (COIN)...