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.

The SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog powered by a coalition of the —and highly able.  We publish contributed guest posts from across the community, screened by SWJ Editors per our editorial policy.  We publish work we think credibly represents an important view that adds to the dialog, not work that reinforces any particular position.  We tend toward pragmatism but are otherwise agnostic of any particular platform; we host a neutral and open tent for serious thought and discussion, not a forum for advocacy.

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 (1)
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 (24)
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 (1)
David Kuhn (5)
David L. Wilcox (1)
David S. Maxwell (12)
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 (1)
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 (9)
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)
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 (2)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (1)
The Wall Street Journal (1)
The Washington Post (7)
TJ Waters (1)
Tristan Hoffmann (1)
TX Hammes (1)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (1)
Voice of America (10)
William Anderson (1)
William McCallister (8)
Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)

Author Bios

Darrell Fawley

Darrell E. Fawley has served as a light infantry platoon leader and Stryker rifle and headquarters company commander.  He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Ohio University and is currently pursuing advanced degrees in Public Administration and Social Sciences.

Dave Dilegge

Dave Dilegge is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal and serves as a Director at Small Wars Foundation. He is a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence/HUMINT officer, and former USMC civilian intelligence analyst, as well as a defense consultant in the private sector.

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Dave Duffy

LTC (Ret.) Dave Duffy is a Special Forces officer and combat veteran of Afghanistan who served 21 years of service with team and company time in 3rd SFG(A), last job before retirement was Chief of G3X, Special Programs at USASOC.  He is now Vice President of Strategic Studies for NEK, a SOF for life company that provides a wide range of auxiliary support services to SOF and DoD.

Dave Kilcullen

Dr. David Kilcullen is the founding President and CEO of Caerus Associates LLC, a strategic design consultancy with a focus on the overlapping problems of conflict, climate change, energy, health and governance.  Caerus operates in challenging environments worldwide, from the field to the policy level, with a presence on four continents and provides design solutions for NGOs, communities, private industry and government.

David Abel

Major David Abel is a career Air Force cyber operations officer currently studying Irregular Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has a B.S. in Information Systems from Wright State University and M.S. in Management from Colorado Technical University. He has deployed to four contingency locations since 9/11.

David C. Eckley

David C. Eckley is an Army intelligence officer and cartographic scientist with four years’ experience in U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Operations Area.  He most recently served as the J2 for Joint Task Force Bravo in Honduras from 2011-2012.  He is the author of the article “Evaluating the spatiotemporal clustering of traffic incidents,” published in the academic journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

David Kuhn

David A. Kuhn provides specialized law enforcement and first responder training throughout the United States, focusing on terrorism incident response, threat mitigation, and interdiction.  He is is a recognized authority in the area of military standoff weapons and deployment, MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems), and forensic analysis of incident areas where such weapons or explosives have been deployed.  Additionally, Mr. Kuhn has developed a number of comprehensive, advanced training courses designed to provide law enforcement agencies and Special Response Teams with the knowledge needed to address these emerging threats.


David Kuhn

David A. Kuhn provides specialized law enforcement and first responder training throughout the United States, focusing on terrorism incident response and threat mitigation. His is a recognized authority in the area of military standoff weapons, MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems), and forensic analysis of areas where such weapons or explosives have been deployed.

David L. Wilcox

COL David L. Wilcox is currently the Chief of Staff of TF-51. He commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels and is a graduate of School of Advance Military Studies and Senior Service College Fellowship at UT Austin.

David S. Maxwell

David S. Maxwell is the Associate Director of the Center for Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University.  He is a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel with command and staff assignments in Korea, Japan, Germany, the Philippines, and CONUS, and served as a member of the military faculty teaching national security at the National War College.  He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, the Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth and the National War College, National Defense University.

David Wise

David Wise is a businessman who works outside of the government contracting and defense world.  He has a great interest in international affairs and national security and publishes frequent opinion pieces out of personal interest.  In the national security field he has written frequent opinion pieces in Jane's Defence Weekly and has also appeared in Armed Forces Journal, Navy Times and the the journal published by the US Navy Postgraduate School.  He has an MALD degree in international business from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dennis P. Chapman

Colonel Dennis P. Chapman commanded a U.S. Military Transition Team embedded within an all-Kurdish Iraqi Army Brigade based in Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan Region. He deployed with the brigade during their participation in the Baghdad Security Plan (at the time of the U.S. surge). Colonel Chapman completed a one-year military fellowship with Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where his principal research focus was the security services of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq.

Diane Maye

From June 2008 – November 2009  Diane Maye  worked in Baghdad, Iraq as the Deputy Program Manager and Program Manager for a government contract that provided 400 bilingual-bicultural advisors to the Department of Defense and the State Department’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams. Ms. Maye is a former Air Force Captain and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School.  She is currently working on her PhD at George Mason University.

Doctrine Man

Doctrine Man, Doctrine Man, spits out the comics no one can. Doctrine Man, Doctrine Man, saves the world without a plan!!

DoD News

DoD News is a component of the Defense Media Activity (DMA). DMA provides a broad range of high quality multimedia products and services to inform, educate, and entertain Department of Defense audiences around the world.