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)
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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 (1)
Robert Sharp (2)
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

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson is a retired Marine Corps Colonel who has been a civilian advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

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

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.)

Geoffrey Demarest

Geoffrey Demarest is a researcher in the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds a JD and a PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver, and a PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas.  He is a graduate of the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and of the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Demarest's latest book is titled Winning Insurgent War.

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.

Greg Kleponis

Greg Kleponis is a PhD Candidate with the University of Bolton UK and Researcher for the US Army War College. He was formerly the Senior Advisor to the Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior and Advisor the Ministry of Interior for Security and Training in Iraq. He is a retired USAF Colonel and holds a Masters In Diplomacy from Norwich University and a Master of Laws, LLM in International Criminal Justice from the University of London.

Hamid Lellou

Hamid Lellou is a linguist and MENA Region Cultural Analyst.

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.

Jade Wu

Jade Wu is a former rule of law advisor in Afghanistan. A foreign policy analyst, author, and lawyer, she has worked on humanitarian assignments in Iraq, Kosovo, Philippines, Germany, and Malawi. Currently she is writing her book with the working title, Moments That Flashed. Follow her: @jadejournal.

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.