Stan Wiechnik

Lieutenant Colonel Stan Wiechnik enlisted in the Army in 1982 and received his commission in 1993. He has served in the Military Police Corp, Air Defense Artillery, and the Engineers. He deployed to Afghanistan as a company commander and Iraq as a battalion executive officer. He is a graduate of CGSC, Indiana University, and Vermont Law School. Currently, he serves in the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Question – what do Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have in common?  Answer – both man’s dream of territorial expansion are failing. 

Schizophrenic Doctrine: Why We Need to Separate Democratization Out of Stability and COIN Doctrine

As counterinsurgency operations come to a close the military today looks to regain its past prominence as a conventional fighting force.

The US Army Counterinsurgency manual touts the importance of legitimacy yet it provides a limited explanation of what legitimacy is and where it comes from.

At the 2013 AUSA annual meeting and convention in Washington, D.C., I was able to attend a forum entitled Regionally Aligned Forces and Global Engagement.