Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson is a retired Marine Corps Colonel who has been a civilian advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

By western standards, making unnecessary enemies is bad strategy; by jihadist standards, it makes perfect sense.

It is time for the United States to seriously consider a declaration of war on the Islamic State; it has already declared war on us.

One of the primary fallacies regarding Fourth Generational Warfare is that the United States must totally retool its force structure to deal with this emerging evolution in warfare.

Iraq’s armed forces and their Shiite militia allies are beginning preparations to retake Ramadi the capital of the heavily Sunni province of Anbar.

How is the Islamic State looking at the situation in Iraq and Syria? It is impossible to be sure, but they are fairly transparent in their public statements.

We need to destroy the Islamic State army sooner than later.