John Nagl

Dr. John Nagl is is teaching the “History of Modern Counterinsurgency Warfare” as the Minerva Professor in the Department of History at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a former President of the Center for a New American Security.  He is also a member of the Defense Policy Board, a Visiting Professor in the War Studies Department at Kings College of London, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Octavian Manea offers an interview with John Nagl who opines that "the savage wars of peace are still going to have an interest in us."

It is time for Afghan forces to fully take charge of their national security

Overwhelmingly the American people would say the war was a mistake, and undeniably the reason we went to war in the first place was invalid

Via e-mail from Guy Filippelli, Veterans Transition Program Chairman, National Italian American Foundation.

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by Dr. David Kilcullen. I'd like to share with the Small Wars Journal community my review of Dr. David Kilcullen's The...

I have previously argued that, while the central problem of international relations in the 20th century was states that were too strong (Germany, Imperial Japan, the Soviet Union), the primary...