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.

 

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Author Bios

Brandt Smith

Dr. Brandt Smith is a Social Scientist with 20+ years of experience in Iraq, Taiwan, Thailand, China and Myanmar (Burma).  Most recently, Dr. Smith completed his second tour of duty as a Department of Army Civilian in Iraq where he embedded with the US Army.  His 5 ½ years in Iraq had him traveling the entire country connecting with Kurds, Sunnis and Shi’a interviewing hundreds of Iraqi nationals nationwide.  From 2006-2008 he served as director of a non-government organization (NGO) and later as a Human Terrain System, Social Scientist in eight southern Iraqi provinces.

Breaking Defense

Breaking Defense is the idea hub of the defense world, where the crucial defense ideas are debated, the biggest defense stories are reported and analyzed and the hottest weapons and news videos are shared. Read and watch the top-notch reporting of our team of experienced journalists, knowledgeable analysts, senior defense industry contributors and informed readers. Breaking Defense is produced by Breaking Media, which provides trade-specific news, analysis, thought leadership and resources for senior executives and their organizations in their respective fields. Breaking Defense was founded in 2011 as AOL Defense. It was acquired in 2013 by Breaking Media.

Brian Woolworth

LTC Brian Woolworth is a Latin America Foreign Area Officer, currently serving as the Mexico Engagement Chief for US Army North.  His assignments include the 82nd Airborne Division and the 7th Special Forces Group, including service in Afghanistan, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Korea, Argentina, and Haiti.

Brock Dahl

Brock Dahl is the author of “Closing the Transition Gap: The Rule of Law Imperative in Stabilization Environments”, the fourth paper in the Kauffman Foundation’s series on Expeditionary Economics.   He was a 2010 Arthur C. Helton Fellow with the American Society of International Law, and worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Baghdad, Iraq and on the Afghanistan Interagency Operations Group. 

Bruce Gudmundsson

Major Bruce Gudmundsson, USMCR (Retired) is an historian who specialises in tactical innovation - the way that military organisations respond to radical change. The author of four major books and several hundred articles, he has taught at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and Oxford University.

Butch Bracknell

Butch Bracknell is a retired Marine officer, an international law professional, a former international security fellow at The Atlantic Council of the United States, a member of the Truman National Security Project, and fellow at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.  These opinions are his own and may not be attributed to any organization or institution.

Butch Bracknell and Adam Tharp

Butch Bracknell and Adam Tharp are retired career Marine officers whose experience was garnered in aviation, ground combat, and combat service support units and naval expeditionary headquarters.

BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is an American internet media company based in New York City. The firm describes itself as a "social news and entertainment company" with a focus on digital media and digital technology in order to provide "the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video.

Byron Ramirez

Dr. Byron Ramirez is a researcher and analyst who specializes in international political and economic affairs.  He completed his PhD in Economics and Political Science at Claremont Graduate University and holds an MA in Economics, a MS in Management, and an MBA.  His areas of research include geopolitics, international affairs, globalization, economic and social development, and illicit economies. His most recent publication is the co-edited work Narco-Submarines Specially Fabricated Vessels Used For Drug Smuggling Purposes. Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office.

C-SPAN

C-SPAN, an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. C-SPAN televises many proceedings of the United States federal government, as well as other public affairs programming.

Carol E. B. Choksy

Carol E. B. Choksy is adjunct lecturer in Strategic Intelligence and Information Management at Indiana University. She also is CEO of IRAD Strategic Consulting.

Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Center for Complex Operations

The United States Congress authorized the creation of a Center for Complex Operations in the FY 2009 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Center for Complex Operations (CCO) was initially formed in the summer of 2008 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) and moved in early 2009 to the National Defense University in accordance with an NDU – OSD(P) memorandum of Agreement dated 30 January 2009, subsequently amended. CCO was established to:

  • Serve as an information clearinghouse and knowledge manager for complex operations training and education, acting as a central repository for information on areas such as training and curricula, training and education provider institutions, complex operations events, and subject matter experts
  • Develop a complex operations training and education community of practice to catalyze innovation and development of new knowledge, connect members for networking, share existing knowledge, and cultivate foundations of trust and habits of collaboration across the community
  • Serve as a feedback and information conduit to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and broader U.S. Government policy leadership to support guidance and problem-solving across the community of practice
  • Enable more effective networking, coordination, and synchronization to support the preparation of Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel for complex operations
  • Support lessons learned processes and best practices compilation in the area of complex operations
  • Identify education and training gaps in the Department of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies and facilitate efforts to fill those gaps.

Center for International Maritime Security

The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) is a 501(c)3 non-partisan think tank incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Maryland. It was formed in 2012 and as of 2016 has members and chapters in more than 30 countries. CIMSEC does not take organizational positions and encourages a diversity of views in the belief that a broad range of perspectives strengthens our understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the maritime domain.

Center for Naval Analyses

The Center for Naval Analyses is the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. It also provides research and analysis services to other military and government agencies to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. national defense efforts. The Center pioneered the field of operations research over 70 years ago. Its research divisions address issues of preparedness, operations evaluation, systems analysis, foreign affairs, strategic relationships, humanitarian operations, logistics, and manpower.