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 (22)
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Adam Elkus (5)
Adam Geibel (2)
Adam Jungdahl (1)
Agence France-Presse (2)
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Alejandro M. Sueldo (3)
Ali Hayat (1)
American Enterprise Institute (1)
Andrew Shaver (2)
Anonymous Fighter Pilot (1)
Army Magazine (1)
Arnold Hammari (2)
Associated Press (3)
Association of the United States Army (2)
Audrey Kurth Cronin (1)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1)
Avinash Paliwal (1)
Barry M. Stentiford (1)
Belmont Club (1)
Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (2)
Best Defense (1)
Bill Caldwell (10)
Bill Nagle (4)
Bing West (23)
Bloomberg News (1)
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)
C-SPAN (1)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Center for Complex Operations (1)
Center for Strategic & International Studies (3)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christian Science Monitor (2)
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 (1078)
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 (13)
David Wise (1)
Dennis P. Chapman (1)
Diane Maye (1)
Doctrine Man (1)
DoD News (5)
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)
Foreign Policy (2)
Frank Hoffman (15)
Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney (1)
Gabriel Lajeunesse (1)
Garrett Wood (3)
Gary Anderson (15)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
General Robert B. Neller (1)
Geoffrey Demarest (4)
George Fust (1)
Georgetown Security Studies Review (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Greg Kleponis (1)
Gus Gusentine (1)
Hamid Lellou (1)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
Institute for Economics and Peace (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)
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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)
Kevin L. Parker (1)
Khirin A. Bunker (1)
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Malcolm Nance (7)
Marc Tyrrell (7)
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Mike Few (63)
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Morgan Smiley (7)
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Parameters (1)
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Robert Haddick (342)
Robert Sharp (2)
Robert Sharp (1)
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Roxanne E. Bras (1)
Roy F. Houchin II (1)
Ryan Kennedy (1)
Ryan T. Kranc (1)
Scott Forster (27)
Scott Kesterson (1)
Shawn Snow (2)
Sid Heal (1)
Slate (1)
Somdeep Sen and Salem B.S. Dandan (1)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (1)
Stan Coerr (1)
Stan Wiechnik (2)
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Stephen Hindes (1)
Stephen Tucker (1)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Sven Ortmann (1)
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War on the Rocks (3)
William Anderson (1)
William McCallister (8)
Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)

Author Bios

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.

Don Gomez

Don Gomez is an old enlisted infantryman and a new infantry officer in the US Army. He has an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He blogs at Carrying the Gun and is on Twitter: @dongomezjr

Don Gomez

Don Gomez is a two-tour Iraq War veteran. He recently completed his MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (2011). He blogs at Carrying the Gun.

Donald "Ray" Greene

Donald "Ray" Greene is a United States Air Force Major currently working a joint assignment at Fort Bragg North Carolina.  He served 9 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in various operational and staff positions.

Douglas Macgregor

Colonel (ret) Douglas Macgregor is a decorated combat veteran, an author of four books and a PhD. Macgregor was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1976 after one year at the Virginia Military Institute and four years at West Point. Macgregor’s concepts from his groundbreaking books on transformation, Breaking the Phalanx (Praeger 1997) and Transformation under Fire(Praeger 2003) have profoundly influenced thinking about transformation inside America’s ground forces, NATO the Israeli Defense Force and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. His books are available in Chinese and Hebrew. Macgregor is widely recognized as an expert on organizational design and grand strategy. He is also a frequent radio and television commentator on national security affairs.

Ed Judd

Ed Judd is a conflict anthropologist from the Australian National University. His interest is in the causes of insurgency and civil war and the institutional and strategic responses to the risk of war. He has performed research in West Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and has contributed to parliamentary submissions, the Australian Defence Force Journal and Auspol.

Ehsan Ahrari

Ehsan Ahrari is Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, and the CEO of Strategic Paradigms, an Alexandria, VA-based foreign and defense policy consultancy. He specializes in Great Power relations, Strategic affairs of the world of Islam, and anti-terrorism. His website is: He can be reached at: Views contained in this essay are strictly private.