Paul W. Taylor

Paul W. Taylor is an enlisted Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, now employed by Cydecor and providing support to the U.S. Navy. Paul holds a JD and MA from Seton Hall University, where he focused on security and rule of law issues. The views expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Navy or Cydecor.

A complex proxy war between Iran and the US/Saudi coalition. Iran directly supports the Houthis and via its proxy Hezbollah. The US provides support to Saudi Arabia in its operations in Yemen.

The Navy should seriously consider developing a true maritime civil affairs capability, not only because it is required by Department of Defense policy, but because the evident demand and benefits.