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Authors List

Joe Byerly (11)
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 (22)
Bob Killebrew (2)
Bob Weimann (1)
Brandt Smith (1)
Brian Woolworth (1)
Brock Dahl (1)
Bruce Gudmundsson (2)
Butch Bracknell (3)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
Crispin Burke (24)
Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1070)
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)
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 (6)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
George Fust (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
Jacob Westerberg (1)
James Moran (1)
Jamsheed K. Choksy (1)
Janine Davidson (4)
Jason B. Nicholson (1)
Jason Howk (1)
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 C. Hale (1)
John Nagl (17)
John P. Sullivan (10)
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 (99)
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 (15)
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 (4113)
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

Gary K. Busch

Dr. Gary K. Busch has had a varied career-as an international trades unionist, an academic, a businessman and a political intelligence consultant. He was a professor and Head of Department at the University of Hawaii and has been a visiting professor at several universities. He was the head of research in international affairs for a major U.S. trade union and Assistant General Secretary of an international union federation. His articles have appeared in the Economist Intelligence Unit, Wall Street Journal, WPROST, Pravda and several other news journals. He is the editor and publisher of the web-based news journal of international relations www.ocnus.net.

GEN Robert W. Cone

General Robert Cone is a senior Army leader with substantial experience at all levels from platoon through corps.  He has held numerous Joint and Multinational positions throughout his career, most recently serving as III Corps Commander and as Deputy Commanding General - Operations for U.S. Forces – Iraq.  Prior to that, he served as Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan.

General Cone commands the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). At TRADOC, he is responsible for training and educating Army Soldiers, Leaders and Civilians; developing and implementing concepts and doctrine; and designing and integrating capabilities development for the Army.

He holds master’s degrees in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin, and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

Gene C. Kamena

Professor Gene C. Kamena currently teaches Leadership and Ethics at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is retired from the Army as a Colonel of Infantry. He holds a B.A. in History from Auburn University and a Masters Degree in Military Art and Science from CGSC at Fort Leavenworth. He graduated from the Army War College in 1998 and Commanded the 2nd Brigade, 1AD. He also served as the Chief of Staff for the 1st Infantry Division, Director of Staff of U.S. Space Command and the Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Northern Command, Director for Iraqi Security Forces and formed and led an Iraqi Special Border Commando Brigade on the Syrian border. His operational deployments include; Desert Shield Desert Storm, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Iraq (OIF.)

George Fust

Captain George Fust is an active duty Military Intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He currently serves as a Battalion Intelligence Officer in an Airborne Infantry Brigade. The opinions in this article are his own and do not reflect those of the U.S. Army or any other organization.

Gian Gentile

Award-winning historian, associate professor of history, and director of the military history program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Author of How Effective is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo. A serving Army Colonel, commanded a combat battalion in West Baghdad in 2006. Currently working on a study on four sets of generals in counterinsurgency as a visiting fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations.

Huba Wass de Czege

Huba Wass de Czege is a retired U.S. Army brigadier general. During his career as an infantry officer, he served two tours in Vietnam and gained staff experience at all levels up to assistant division commander. General Wass De Czege was a principal designer of the operational concept known as AirLand Battle. He also was the founder and first director of the Army's School for Advanced Military Studies where he also taught applied military strategy. After retiring in 1993, General Wass De Czege became heavily involved in the Army After Next Project and served on several Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency v advisory panels. He is a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds an MPA from Harvard University.

Inge Fryklund

Over the period 2004-2012, Ms Inge Fryklund, JD, PhD, has spent more than four years in Afghanistan, including work with USAID, UNDP and the Army and Marine Corps. Her views are her own. She is recently returned from Helmand Province.

J. Michael Barrett

J. Michael Barrett is a former Director of Strategy for the White House Security Council and Naval Intelligence Officer with experience crafting counter-terrorism policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  A prolific author and frequent commentator on TV and in the press, he is currently CEO of Diligent Innovations, Inc., in Washington, DC.

Jacob Westerberg

Jacob Westerberg is a political science major at the University of California Riverside and a co-founder of the Political Science Society. After graduation he hopes to enter U.S. governmental service. He provides Mexican cartel tactical note research support focusing on infantry small arms and is presently researching cartel use of sniper rifles and scopes and their seizure by the Mexican government.

James Moran

Major James Moran is a United States Air Force Intelligence officer.  He is currently studying irregular warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  His thesis is a study of the utility of COIN in countering AQAP in Yemen.  After his graduation in December, he will be stationed at the Air Force Special Operations School in Hurlburt Field, Florida.

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). 

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.