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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We also offer a few regular contributors an outlet for their work as SWJ Bloggers. They are free to post what and when they want, without editorial direction or interference. Through their years of professional achievement, they've shown us they merit our trust and this vehicle for their thoughts. By pooling together, we achieve enough volume to keep things fresh for our readers, and we gain other synergies from the huge mountain of talent. But individual contributors are, in essence, writing their own blogs.

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


Authors List

Joe Byerly (21)
A.A. Cohen (1)
A.C. Hall (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 (2)
Associated Press (2)
Association of the United States Army (2)
Audrey Kurth Cronin (1)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1)
Avinash Paliwal (1)
Barry M. Stentiford (1)
Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (2)
Best Defense (1)
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 (4)
Butch Bracknell and Adam Tharp (1)
Byron Ramirez (1)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Center for a New American Security (1)
Center for Strategic & International Studies (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christopher D. Kolenda (1)
Christopher Jenks (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
Congressional Research Service (1)
Crispin Burke (27)
Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Daniel Rice (1)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1077)
Dave Duffy (1)
Dave Kilcullen (15)
David Abel (1)
David C. Eckley (1)
David Kuhn (5)
David Kuhn (1)
David L. Wilcox (1)
David S. Maxwell (13)
David Wise (1)
Dennis P. Chapman (1)
Diane Maye (1)
Doctrine Man (1)
DoD News (2)
Don Gomez (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Donald "Ray" Greene (1)
Douglas Macgregor (1)
Dr. Jack (5)
Ed Judd (1)
Ehsan Ahrari (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 (14)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
Geoffrey Demarest (4)
George Fust (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Greg Kleponis (1)
Hamid Lellou (1)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
Jacob Westerberg (1)
Jade Wu (2)
James Moran (1)
James “Jamie” E. Hayes III (1)
Jamsheed K. Choksy (1)
Janine Davidson (4)
Jason B. Nicholson (1)
Jason Howk (1)
Jeanne McDonnell (1)
Jeff Collins (2)
Jeffrey Payne and Chris Chapman (1)
Jeong Lee (1)
Jeremiah Foxwell (1)
Jerry Meyerle (1)
Jill S. Russell (3)
Jim Guirard (10)
Joan Johnson-Freese (2)
John A. Bertetto (1)
John A. Nagl (17)
John C. Hale (1)
John Oliver Jr. (1)
John P. Sullivan (16)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Jonathan Morgenstein (1)
Joseph J. Collins (1)
Joseph Trevithick (1)
Josh Manchester (3)
Joshua S. Jones (1)
JR Hand (1)
Karen J. Dill (1)
Keith Nightingale (10)
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 Saintsing (1)
Matthew Schweitzer (1)
MG Jeff W. Mathis III (1)
Michael Christman (1)
Michael L. Burgoyne (1)
Michael Martinez (1)
Michael McBride (1)
Michael Murray (2)
Michael Yon (4)
Mike Few (63)
Mike Grater (1)
Military Officers Association of America (1)
Morgan Smiley (7)
Nathan P. Jones (3)
Nathan Springer (1)
National Defense University Press (1)
Nayef Al-Rodhan (1)
Nic Jenzen-Jones (2)
Niel Smith (9)
Nilanthan Niruthan (1)
Octavian Manea (3)
Parameters (1)
Pascale Combelles Siegel (1)
Patrick McKinney (1)
Paul Avallone (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)
Politico (1)
R. Chandler Swallow (1)
Ranjit Singh (1)
Reuters (1)
Richard Lee-Smith (1)
Rob Thornton (2)
Robert Almonte (1)
Robert Bateman (13)
Robert Bunker (121)
Robert C. Jones (2)
Robert Farley (1)
Robert Haddick (342)
Robert Sharp (2)
Robert Sharp (1)
Robert Tollast (1)
Roxanne E. Bras (1)
Roy F. Houchin II (1)
Ryan Kennedy (1)
Ryan T. Kranc (1)
Scott Forster (27)
Scott Kesterson (1)
Sid Heal (1)
Somdeep Sen and Salem B.S. Dandan (1)
Stan Coerr (1)
Stan Wiechnik (2)
Stars & Stripes (1)
Stephen Hindes (1)
Stephen Tucker (1)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Sven Ortmann (1)
SWJ Editors (4795)
Teun van Dongen (2)
The American Interest (1)
The Atlantic (1)
The Daily Beast (1)
The DEF2013 Board (1)
The New York Times (4)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (1)
The Wall Street Journal (1)
The Washington Post (8)
TJ Waters (1)
Tristan Hoffmann (1)
TX Hammes (1)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (1)
USA Today (1)
Voice of America (10)
William Anderson (1)
William McCallister (8)
Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)

Author Bios

Joe Byerly

Joe Byerly has served as a Cavalry platoon leader in a Stryker Brigade Combat Team and a Troop and Headquarters Company Commander in an Armored Brigade Combat Team.  He also served as an instructor at the School of Reconnaissance and Security. He is currently a student at the U.S. Naval War College. He was a 2011 recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

A.A. Cohen

A.A. Cohen is a senior infantry officer in the Canadian Army. He serves in the Reserves and works as a strategic international trade adviser. Cohen fought in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Chief of Defense Staff Commendation for outstanding initiative and motivation, and for his establishment of vital relationships with the local population. He is the author of Galula: The Life and Writings of the French Officer who Defined the Art of Counterinsurgency (Praeger, 2012).

A.C. Hall

A.C. Hall is a member of the special operations community currently deployed in support of overseas contingency operations. He wrote this article in order to encourage tactical leaders to think outside the box and innovate during current operations.

Adam Elkus

Adam Elkus is a PhD student in Computational Social Science at George Mason University. He has published articles on international security and strategy at The Atlantic, CTC Sentinel, Armed Forces Journal, and other publications. He is currently a columnist at War on the Rocks and a contributor to CTOVision, AnalystOne, and other blogs.

Adam Geibel

Adam Geibel is a former National Guard cavalry officer. His articles have been published in Armor Magazine, African Armed Forces Journal, Infantry Magazine, and Small Arms Review. He is a big fan of the Open Source Intelligence Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Adam Jungdahl

Adam Jungdahl is a research associate in the Office of Academic Affairs at the National Defense University and a PhD candidate in the political science department at George Washington University.

Alejandro M. Sueldo

Alejandro M. Sueldo is a scholar with the Project on Nuclear Issues of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and author of “Contextualizing and Engaging Russian Nuclear Policy.”


Ali Hayat

Ali Hayat has planned, designed and managed international qualitative and quantitative research projects and evaluations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan including in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon, The Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Algeria, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel and Georgia. He recently returned from a field trip to Southern Pakistan where he conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) analysis for an international NGO. Earlier this year he successfully completed the Human Terrain Systems (HTS) training as a Social Scientist in Leavenworth, Kansas. He has worked on diverse research projects on post-conflict governance and stabilization, civil wars and insurgencies, counter insurgency and development for government, non-government, and international clients.

Andrew Shaver

Andrew Shaver is a graduate student in Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an independent researcher for the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations. He served previously as a policy analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as an economic development officer in Iraq for the Secretary of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.

Anonymous Fighter Pilot

The writer is a combat tested and decorated fighter pilot with over a decade of experience and 2000+ hours in multiple types.

Arnold Hammari

MAJ Arnold Hammari is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer currently serving as a political-military affairs officer at U.S. Africa Command.  He has served at the U.S. Embassies in  Chad, Uganda, and Senegal as well as at CJTF-HOA in Djibouti.  Arnold follows regional security issues in the Sahel and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers, radio, and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists.

Association of the United States Army

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.

Audrey Kurth Cronin

Audrey Kurth Cronin is a professor at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy and author of How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's state-owned and funded national public broadcaster. It plays a leading role in the history of broadcasting in Australia. With a total annual budget of A$1.22 billion, the corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia and is well regarded for quality and reliability as well as for offering educational and cultural programming that the commercial sector would be unlikely to supply on its own.