Lawrence E. Cline

Lawrence E. Cline is an adjunct professor with Troy University and a part-time contract instructor with the Defense Department Counterterrorism Fellowship Program, where he has taught in over 40 countries.  He earned his PhD in Political Science from SUNY Buffalo in 2000, with his dissertation on Islamically-based insurgencies.  He is a retired Military Intelligence and Middle East Foreign Area Officer, with operational service in Southern Lebanon, El Salvador, Desert Storm, and Somalia.  Following his military retirement in 1993, he was recalled to active duty in 2007-2008 and served as an intelligence engagement officer with Iraqi intelligence.

A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article

Operations in Ukraine and several countries in the ME have reinforced the role of strategic approaches that do not fall neatly into conventional analysis of conflict.