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.

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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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Arnold Hammari (2)
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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)
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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 (5)
David Kuhn (1)
David L. Wilcox (1)
David S. Maxwell (13)
David Wise (1)
Dennis P. Chapman (1)
Diane Maye (1)
Doctrine Man (1)
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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)
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Geoffrey Demarest (4)
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Gian Gentile (5)
Greg Kleponis (1)
Gus Gusentine (1)
Hamid Lellou (1)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
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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)
John C. Hale (1)
John Oliver Jr. (1)
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Johnny Lairsey (1)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
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Joseph J. Collins (1)
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Josh Manchester (3)
Joshua S. Jones (1)
JR Hand (1)
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Keith Nightingale (10)
Ken White (1)
Ken White (2)
Kevin Benson (1)
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Malcolm Nance (7)
Marc Tyrrell (7)
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Scott Forster (27)
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Shawn Snow (2)
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Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (1)
Stan Coerr (1)
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William Anderson (1)
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Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)

Author Bios

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). 

Jeanne McDonnell

Captain Jeanne McDonnell (ret.) served in the U.S. Navy on active duty for over 25 years. Assignments included command of Naval Support Activity Norfolk and Transient Personnel Unit Norfolk, and service on the Joint Staff, Navy Staff, Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, and Joint Forces Staff College.

Jeff Collins

Jeff Collins is currently a PhD student in Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He holds a MA in Strategic Studies (Birmingham), a law degree (Aberdeen), and a BA in Political Science and History (Memorial). An experienced policy advisor and assistant, Jeff’s doctoral research is primarily focused on Canadian defence procurement policy and planning. In addition to his thesis work, Jeff also pursues research on issues related to international security, airpower, international law, and Israeli military studies. He resides in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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. 

Jeong Lee

Jeong Lee is a freelance writer and an MA candidate in International Security Studies Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His writings on U.S. defense policy issues and inter-Korean affairs have appeared on various online publications including the Small Wars Journal.

Jeremiah Foxwell

Jeremiah Foxwell, a US Navy EOD Iraq War veteran, is a graduate of George Mason University, where he received an interdisciplinary degree in Middle East and North African Counterinsurgency. He is pursuing his Masters from Johns Hopkins University in Global Security Studies. He is a US State Department Arabic Critical Language Fellow and conducted immersion training in Amman, Jordan.

Jerry Meyerle

Jerry Meyerle is a senior political scientist in the Center for Strategic Studies at CNA. He is the author of a number of articles and research monographs on irregular warfare and South Asia security issues, including the book On the Ground in Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency in Practice (Marine Corps University Press, 2012). He has served on Afghanistan and Pakistan policy reviews in Washington and as an advisor to the commander of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team in eastern Afghanistan where he worked on Pakistan border issues. He has also served as an advisor to the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward in southern Afghanistan. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and South Asian Studies from the University of Virginia.

Jill S. Russell

Jill S. Russell is a military historian. Her primary area of expertise is the contemporary American armed forces and the conflicts which have shaped this history. She has worked as a defense consultant, serves as an editor of H-War, and is currently at King's College London working to finish a dissertation on the history of subsistence and logistics in American military history.

Jim Guirard

A DC-area attorney, writer, lecturer and anti-Terrorism strategist, Jim Guirard was longtime Chief of Staff to US Senators Allen Ellender and Russell Long. His TrueSpeak Institute and website are devoted to truth-in-language and truth-in-history in public discourse.

Joan Johnson-Freese

Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College and author of Educating America’s Military. The views expressed in this article are the author’s alone and do not represent the official position of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

John A. Bertetto

John A. Bertetto is a sworn member of the Chicago Police Department. He is the co-author of “Leadership for the Patrol Officer,” a course of instruction taught at the Chicago Police Academy, and “Toward a Police Ethos: Defining Our Values as a Call to Action.” Officer Bertetto holds a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Xavier University.

John A. Nagl

John A Nagl is the ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School.  A retired Army officer with service in both Iraq wars, he helped write the 2006 edition of FM 3-24 and is the author of the forthcoming book Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice.


John C. Hale

LTC John C. Hale, US Army, is a native Texan and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, at Battalion through Joint Task Force Level. He is a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), where he earned his Master’s Degree. He currently the Chief of Future Operations, USARNORTH.