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.

A look at an advisor team in Iraq.

SWJ Editor Peter J. Munson discusses advising, COIN, Iraq, and disruptive thinking with Owen West, author of "The Snake Eaters."

In an exploratory move, the Marine Corps opens logistical, admin, and medical staff billets to female officers and SNCOs.

West's narrative about combat advisors in Iraq is a timely read that should leave you with many questions about current and future advisory efforts.

A NYT article on Google and Facebook provides some unexpected lessons about complacency, isolation, and innovation.

The Economist offers a piece about breakthroughs in modeling civil wars.