Robert M. Cassidy

Colonel Robert M. Cassidy is a military professor at the U.S. Naval War College and a senior fellow with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. His experience and scholarship focus on strategy and irregular warfare. He has served on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Egypt, and Grenada. He last served operationally as a special assistant to the operational commander in Afghanistan during 2010-2011. His most recent book is War, Will, and Warlords: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2011.  This can be purchased from the GPO or downloaded as a PDF.  

COIN, organizational culture, and leadership - how they have interplayed in Afghanistan over the past several decades.