Jesse A. Heitz

Jesse A. Heitz has written and presented over a dozen history research papers at both domestic and international history conferences, and has written pieces for International Policy Digest, Fire Engineering , International Fire Fighter Magazine, and International Fire Protection Magazine.  Additionally, he has numerous publications to his credit either forthcoming or already released, including a presentation that aired on C-SPAN 3's American History TV series, and three books due out in 2016-17 entitled, Steel Castles: The Rise and Fall of the American Battleship, Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction: History and Preservation, and A Military History of Big Oil.

He obtained his BA in History from the University of St. Thomas in 2010.  In July of 2014, he obtained a MA in War in the Modern World from King's College London.  Currently, he is in the final year of a MSt in Building History from the University of Cambridge.  He began studying for a MA in International Relations at the University of Oklahoma.  Beginning in September 2016, he will begin studying for a Ph.D. in Modern History at the University of St. Andrews.

The classical principles of counterinsurgency, while still exceptionally appropriate for countering regionally dominant insurgencies, are inadequate for countering modern global insurgency.