Peter J. Munson

Peter J. Munson is a Marine officer, author, and Middle East specialist.  He is the author of War, Welfare, and Democracy: Rethinking America's Quest for the End of History (Potomac, 2013) and Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy (Potomac, 2009) and .  A frequent contributor to multiple journals and blogs, including his own, he was also the Editor of the Small Wars Journal from January 2012 to June 2013.  You can follow his Twitter feed @peterjmunson and find his LinkedIn profile here.  He is leaving the Marine Corps in summer 2013.

Thoughts compiled in preparation for a discussion with the Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group on military culture and change.

The rise of conventional and unconventional state threats to the homeland requires planners' attention according to Robert Kozloski writing at USNI blog.

Spencer Ackerman provides a good first summation of an extended, coordinated attack that killed the US Ambassador to Libya at the Danger Room blog.

SWJ friends Dave Maxwell, Fernando Lujan, Sean Naylor, and Ryan Evans talk special ops and foreign policy.

Labor Day reading from Christopher Bassford courtesy of Dave Maxwell.

A status quo protected by restraints and incentive structures can only be affected by disruption.