The authors listed below have published posts in the SWJ Blog. See also this separate list of authors published in the SWJ Blog.  We greatly appreciate these authors choosing to share their work to the community through us, and thank them for advancing the dialogue on the complex problems of small wars.

Speaking of complexity, this long list is in alphabetical order by first character of the byline, because that's how we've got the data.  If you're searching for a last name, try your browser's Find On Page search feature or our site search. 

Until our pre-Aug 2011 items areupdated, they will show SWJ Editors as the author due to the limitations of our prior system. You can see the real byline when you open the article.

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The current SWJ Bloggers, in alphabetical order are:  Crispin Burke, Robert Bunker, Robert Haddick, Dave Kilcullen, Malcolm Nance, John Sullivan.

 

Authors List

Joe Byerly (13)
A.A. Cohen (1)
Adam Elkus (5)
Adam Geibel (2)
Adam Jungdahl (1)
Alejandro M. Sueldo (3)
Ali Hayat (1)
Andrew Shaver (2)
Anonymous Fighter Pilot (1)
Arnold Hammari (1)
Audrey Kurth Cronin (1)
Avinash Paliwal (1)
Barry M. Stentiford (1)
Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (2)
Bill Caldwell (10)
Bill Nagle (4)
Bing West (23)
Bob Killebrew (2)
Bob Weimann (1)
Brandt Smith (1)
Brian Woolworth (1)
Brock Dahl (1)
Bruce Gudmundsson (2)
Butch Bracknell (3)
Butch Bracknell and Adam Tharp (1)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christopher Jenks (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
Crispin Burke (24)
Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1071)
Dave Duffy (1)
Dave Kilcullen (15)
David Abel (1)
David C. Eckley (1)
David Kuhn (1)
David Kuhn (5)
David L. Wilcox (1)
David S. Maxwell (11)
David Wise (1)
Dennis P. Chapman (1)
Diane Maye (1)
Doctrine Man (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Donald "Ray" Greene (1)
Douglas Macgregor (1)
Dr. Jack (5)
Ed Judd (1)
EJ Hogendoorn (1)
Eric Walters (3)
Erich Simmers (1)
Fahad Malaikah (1)
Frank Hoffman (15)
Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney (1)
Gabriel Lajeunesse (1)
Garrett Wood (3)
Gary Anderson (7)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
Geoffrey Demarest (4)
George Fust (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
Jacob Westerberg (1)
James Moran (1)
James “Jamie” E. Hayes III (1)
Jamsheed K. Choksy (1)
Janine Davidson (4)
Jason B. Nicholson (1)
Jason Howk (1)
Jeff Collins (2)
Jeffrey Payne and Chris Chapman (1)
Jeremiah Foxwell (1)
Jerry Meyerle (1)
Jill S. Russell (3)
Jim Guirard (10)
Joan Johnson-Freese (1)
John A. Bertetto (1)
John A. Nagl (17)
John C. Hale (1)
John P. Sullivan (14)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Jonathan Morgenstein (1)
Joseph Trevithick (1)
Josh Manchester (3)
Joshua S. Jones (1)
JR Hand (1)
Karen J. Dill (1)
Keith Nightingale (4)
Ken White (1)
Ken White (2)
Kevin Benson (1)
Kevin Brown (1)
Khirin A. Bunker (1)
LtGen Robert B. Neller (1)
LtGen Robert B. Neller (2)
Malcolm Nance (7)
Marc Tyrrell (7)
Mark Phillips (1)
Mark Ulrich (1)
Martin Dempsey (9)
Matthew Hipple (2)
Matthew Irvine (1)
Matthew Partridge (1)
Matthew Schweitzer (1)
MG Jeff W. Mathis III (1)
Michael Christman (1)
Michael L. Burgoyne (1)
Michael Martinez (1)
Michael Murray (2)
Michael Yon (4)
Mike Few (63)
Mike Grater (1)
Morgan Smiley (4)
Nathan P. Jones (3)
Nathan Springer (1)
Nayef Al-Rodhan (1)
Nic Jenzen-Jones (2)
Niel Smith (9)
Octavian Manea (3)
Pascale Combelles Siegel (1)
Patrick McKinney (1)
Paul Olsen (2)
Paul Rexton Kan (1)
Paul Smyth (1)
Paul Yingling (5)
Pete Mansoor (1)
Peter J. Munson (97)
Peter Van Buren (1)
Philip Ulrich (1)
Philipp Reichert (1)
R. Chandler Swallow (1)
Ranjit Singh (1)
Rob Thornton (2)
Robert Almonte (1)
Robert Bateman (13)
Robert Bunker (107)
Robert C. Jones (2)
Robert Farley (1)
Robert Haddick (342)
Robert Sharp (1)
Robert Sharp (2)
Robert Tollast (1)
Roxanne E. Bras (1)
Roy F. Houchin II (1)
Ryan Kennedy (1)
Ryan T. Kranc (1)
Scott Forster (26)
Scott Kesterson (1)
Sid Heal (1)
Somdeep Sen and Salem B.S. Dandan (1)
Stan Coerr (1)
Stan Wiechnik (2)
Stephen Hindes (1)
Stephen Tucker (1)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Sven Ortmann (1)
SWJ Editors (4309)
Teun van Dongen (2)
The DEF2013 Board (1)
TJ Waters (1)
Tristan Hoffmann (1)
TX Hammes (1)
William Anderson (1)
William McCallister (8)
Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)

Author Bios

Jamsheed K. Choksy

Jamsheed K. Choksy is professor of Iranian, Central Eurasian, and International studies at Indiana University. He also is a member of the National Council on the Humanities at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Janine Davidson

Janine Davidson was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans in April 2009. Dr. Davidson is responsible for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on matters pertaining to the development of U.S. national security and defense planning. She oversees the development of guidance for military campaign and contingency plans and the processes for review and assessment of plans. She is also responsible for the U.S. global defense posture and international agreements related to U.S. forces stationed overseas, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) role in global force management.

Jason B. Nicholson

LTC Jason Nicholson is a US Army Sub-Saharan Africa Foreign Area Officer currently posted to US Embassy Uganda. His previous posts include US Embassy Tanzania, the Army Staff, and the Joint Staff. He particularly follows stories showing connections between the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Jason Howk

Major Jason Howk is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer focused on South Asia.  He has served two tours in Afghanistan working on projects whose success depended on cooperation with numerous Afghan, U.S. and multi-national military and civilian agencies; International Government Organizations (IGOs); and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). 

Jeff Collins

Jeff Collins is currently a PhD student in Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He holds a MA in Strategic Studies (Birmingham), a law degree (Aberdeen), and a BA in Political Science and History (Memorial). An experienced policy advisor and assistant, Jeff’s doctoral research is primarily focused on Canadian defence procurement policy and planning. In addition to his thesis work, Jeff also pursues research on issues related to international security, airpower, international law, and Israeli military studies. He resides in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Jeffrey Payne and Chris Chapman

Jeffrey Payne is the Academic Resources Coordinator at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC.  Chris Chapman is a Case Assistant at Kirkland & Ellis LLP also in Washington, DC.

*Please note that the views expressed in this article are those of the authors alone and do not represent the official policy or position of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. 

Jeremiah Foxwell

Jeremiah Foxwell, a US Navy EOD veteran, currently works at the Joint IED Defeat Organization as an analyst. He is a graduate of George Mason University, where he received an interdisciplinary degree in Middle East and North African Counterinsurgency. He is pursuing his Masters from Johns Hopkins University in Global Security Studies. He is a US State Department Arabic Critical Language Fellow and conducted immersion training in Amman, Jordan. 

Jerry Meyerle

Jerry Meyerle is a senior political scientist in the Center for Strategic Studies at CNA. He is the author of a number of articles and research monographs on irregular warfare and South Asia security issues, including the book On the Ground in Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency in Practice (Marine Corps University Press, 2012). He has served on Afghanistan and Pakistan policy reviews in Washington and as an advisor to the commander of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team in eastern Afghanistan where he worked on Pakistan border issues. He has also served as an advisor to the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward in southern Afghanistan. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and South Asian Studies from the University of Virginia.

Jill S. Russell

Jill S. Russell is a military historian. Her primary area of expertise is the contemporary American armed forces and the conflicts which have shaped this history. She has worked as a defense consultant, serves as an editor of H-War, and is currently at King's College London working to finish a dissertation on the history of subsistence and logistics in American military history.

Jim Guirard

A DC-area attorney, writer, lecturer and anti-Terrorism strategist, Jim Guirard was longtime Chief of Staff to US Senators Allen Ellender and Russell Long. His TrueSpeak Institute and TrueSpeak.org website are devoted to truth-in-language and truth-in-history in public discourse.

Joan Johnson-Freese

Joan Johnson-Freese is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College and author of the forthcoming book on PME, Educating America’s Military. The views expressed in this article are the author’s alone and do not represent the official position of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

John A. Bertetto

John A. Bertetto is a sworn member of the Chicago Police Department. He is the co-author of “Leadership for the Patrol Officer,” a course of instruction taught at the Chicago Police Academy, and “Toward a Police Ethos: Defining Our Values as a Call to Action.” Officer Bertetto holds a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Xavier University.

John A. Nagl

John A Nagl is the ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School.  A retired Army officer with service in both Iraq wars, he helped write the 2006 edition of FM 3-24 and is the author of the forthcoming book Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice.

 

John C. Hale

LTC John C. Hale, US Army, is a native Texan and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, at Battalion through Joint Task Force Level. He is a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), where he earned his Master’s Degree. He currently the Chief of Future Operations, USARNORTH.

John P. Sullivan

John P. Sullivan is a career police officer. He currently serves as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is also an adjunct researcher at the Vortex Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia; a senior research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST); and a senior fellow at Small Wars Journal-El Centro. He is co-editor of Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network (Routledge, 2006) and Global Biosecurity: Threats and Responses (Routledge, 2010) and co-author of Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (iUniverse, 2011) and Studies in Gangs and Cartels (Routledge, 2013). He completed the CREATE Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism at the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government form the College of William and Mary, a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from the New School for Social Research, and a PhD, doctorate in Information and Knowledge Society, from the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in Barcelona. His doctoral thesis was ‘Mexico’s Drug War: Cartels, Gangs, Sovereignty and the Network State.” His current research focus is the impact of transnational organized crime on sovereignty in Mexico and other countries.