Joseph Royo

Major Joseph Royo is an Army Special Forces officer with over ten years of operational experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. He holds a MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University, a MA in Global International Studies from Kansas University, and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is currently a special operations planner at the 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Previous publications include:

Afghanistan Part II: The Reoccurrence of International Terrorism in Somalia. Small Wars Journal. August 30, 2010.

British Military Decline 1919-1939. Small Wars Journal. July 11, 2012.

Agency and International Relations: An Alternative Lens. e-International Relations. August 28, 2012.

Finding Operational Art: The Normandy Breakout. Small Wars Journal. February 6, 2013.

Twitter: @joeroyo

In 1970 Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird, proposed a defense strategy to President Nixon. This strategy sought to shift the defense focus from war to peace.