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.

The Closers Part V: Mentoring Host Nation Interagency Operations by Colonel Gary Anderson Download the Full Article: Mentoring Host Nation Interagency Operations Governments get in trouble when they...

The Closers, Part IV: Civilians in the Build Phase by Colonel Gary Anderson Download the Full Article: Civilians in the Build Phase "You Americans should not leave. Iraqis are incapable of governing...

Let's make something clear, the civil war in Libya will not end in a stalemate. The French will likely intervene with ground forces and topple the Gaddafi regime, and they will probably do it within...

The Closers (Part III): Civilians in the Hold Phase by Colonel Gary Anderson Download the Full Article: Civilians in the Hold Phase The second or "Hold" phase of a counterinsurgency will likely not...

The Closers (Part 2): Civilians in the Clear Phase of a Counterinsurgency by Colonel Gary Anderson Download The Full Article: Civilians in the Clear Phase of a Counterinsurgency The transition from a...

The Closers (Part 1): How Insurgencies End by Colonel Gary Anderson Download The Full Article: The Closers (Part 1): How Insurgencies End In my last experience in Iraq, I was one of the civilian...