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 (16)
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 (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)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christopher Jenks (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
Crispin Burke (24)
Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Daniel Rice (1)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1073)
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)
Dennis P. Chapman (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 (9)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
Geoffrey Demarest (4)
George Fust (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Hamid Lellou (1)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
Jacob Westerberg (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 (1)
John A. Bertetto (1)
John A. Nagl (17)
John C. Hale (1)
John Oliver Jr. (1)
John P. Sullivan (14)
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 McBride (1)
Michael Murray (2)
Michael Yon (4)
Mike Few (63)
Mike Grater (1)
Morgan Smiley (5)
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 (112)
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 (27)
Scott Kesterson (1)
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 (4474)
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

MG Jeff W. Mathis III

Major General Jeff Mathis is the current commander of Joint Task Force-Civil Support, headquartered at Fort Eustis, Virginia.  His was previously assigned as the Deputy Director for Antiterrorism and Homeland Defense.

Michael Christman

Mike Christman is a captain in the Marine Corps and an AH-1W Cobra pilot.  He deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with HMLA-267 and is currently a forward air controller with 1st Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Company.

Michael L. Burgoyne

 

Major Michael L. Burgoyne, a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer, currently serves as the Andean Ridge desk officer at U.S. Army South. He holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. MAJ Burgoyne deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 as a squadron logistics officer and again in 2005 as commander C Troop, 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry. He is the co-author of The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa a tactical primer on counterinsurgency.

Michael Martinez

Colonel Michael Martinez (Ret), is a faculty supervisor and instructor for the Department of Distance Education at the Army Command and General Staff College.  He retired from active duty after 28 years of service as an Infantry/Foreign Area officer.

Michael McBride

Michael McBride, a graduate of the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, is a former Ranger and Army Infantry Officer who deployed three times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He currently works as a consultant for Department of Defense.  The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone.

Michael Murray

Major Michael Murray II is the Chief of Training at the Counterinsurgency Training Center—Afghanistan (CTC-A). He is an infantry officer by trade and has served in Iraq in 2003 as a Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Platoon commander and 2007 as a company commander where he conducted extensive Civil Affairs Operations.  Following on from his company command he served at School of Infantry East, where he helped develop Combat Hunter and Combat Policing for the US Marine Corps (USMC). He currently serves in an individual augmentee assignment from Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) where he is the Light Armored Reconnaissance Advocate. He was deployed to CTC-A in Feb 11.

Michael Yon

Michael Yon is a former Green Beret, native of Winter Haven, Fl. who has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004.  No other reporter has spent as much time with combat troops in these two wars.  Michael’s dispatches from the frontlines have earned him the reputation as the premier independent combat journalist of his generation.  His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC, FOX, as well as hundreds of other major media outlets all around the world.

Mike Few

Michael Few is a retired military officer who served multiple combat tours to Iraq including the Thunder Runs and The Surge, and he currently serves as the editor of Small Wars Journal.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and studied small wars at the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA

Mike Grater

Major Mike Grater, US Army, is a Sub-Saharan Africa Foreign Area Officer stationed at FT Polk Louisiana as a Brigade Team Leader South/Central Africa with proficiency in French and German. This is his first assignment as a FAO. He has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Morgan Smiley

Morgan Smiley is an active duty Army officer currently serving as an advisor to a mechanized infantry battalion of the Saudi Arabian National Guard.  His previous assignments include advisor to Iraqi security forces and to Afghan security forces.<

Nathan P. Jones

Nathan P. Jones is the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Nathan Springer

Major Nathan Springer is an active duty armor officer with multiple tours in various command and staff positions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his Troop command in N.E. Konar and Eastern Nuristan Province, OEF 07-08, he obtained an MA in Security Studies, National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He then served as the Chief of Operations at the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center. Most recently, he was a member of the Art of War Scholars program at the Command and General Staff College graduating in June 2011. Currently, he serves as the Executive Officer for 3rd Squadron, 4th US Cavalry (TF Raider), 3rd BDE, 25th DIV currently deployed to Eastern Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Nayef Al-Rodhan is a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist. He is a Senior Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalization and Transnational Security at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Author of: Neo-statecraft and Meta-geopolitics. Reconciliation of Power, Interests and Justice in the 21st Century (Berlin: LIT, 2009).

Twitter: @SustainHistory

Nic Jenzen-Jones

Nic Jenzen-Jones is a corporate liaison specialist for the private security and defence industries, and consults on a freelance basis. He is also a co-editor at Security Scholar

Niel Smith

Major Niel Smith is an active duty Army officer with experience in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He is the author of numerous articles on modern counterinsurgency.  He holds a M.A. in Security Studies from Kansas State University.