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Glenn Penner (1)
Richard O. Day (1)
Charles J. Sullivan (1)
Michael McBride (1)
Luke Lischin (1)
Sylvia Longmire (1)
James C. Bithorn (1)
Chris Shove (1)
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Rob Pinney (1)
Gary J. Hale (1)
Nathan A. Jennings (2)
Jacob Choi (1)
Ben Pronk (1)
Clint Arizmendi (1)
Samuel R. Greene (1)
Robin L. Duane (1)
Joshua Jordan (1)
Ganesh Sitaraman (1)
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Fiifi Edu-Afful (1)
Emmanuel Wekem Kotia (1)
Nicholas Rau (1)
Jonathan Bleakley (1)
Michal Joy Cantrell (1)
Jeff Burdette (1)
Paul Thomas (1)
Dan Maurer (2)
Stephen T. Messenger (1)
Daniel Fisher (1)
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. (1)
Sungwook Kim (1)
Mark Kaperak (1)
Ryan Satterthwaite (1)
Russell Ravenhorst (1)
Herman Butime (2)
Linda Robinson (1)
James Van de Velde (1)
Heather Gunther (1)
Angela Karrasch (1)
Prebble Q. Ramswell (1)
Scott Goldman (1)
Jessica Caddell (1)
Jeff Barta (1)
Jim Lacey (1)
Steve Speece (1)
Joel Lawton (1)
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Todd Arnold (1)
Thomas Cook (1)
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James C. Mwombela (1)
Jill S. Russell (1)
Raashi Bhatia (1)
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Norman T. Lihou (1)
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Catherine Norman (1)
Jerry Meyerle (1)
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Patricio Asfura-Heim (1)
Bianca De Bortoli (1)
Adam Jay Harrison (1)
Brett Doyle (1)
William Allen (1)
Andrew Watkins (1)
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David Hunter-Chester (1)
Jillian Marie Wisniewski (1)
Joseph A. Warrick (1)
Malcolm Beith (1)
Henri Boré (2)
Jake Villarreal (1)
Byron Ramirez (5)
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Inge Fryklund (1)
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John A. McCary (1)
George W. Grayson (2)
Kim R. Holmes (1)
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Evan Kalikow (1)
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Wouter van Acker (1)
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Jeong Lee (4)
Francis Domingo (1)
Kenn Boechler (1)
Priscilla A. Tacujan (1)
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Author Bios

Brian Perkins

Brian Perkins is a former United States Navy signals intelligence analyst with extensive experience reporting on terrorist movements in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. Brian currently works as a Crisis Support Analyst/Intelligence Analyst focusing on threat forecasting and mitigating risks faced by clients that operate throughout South and Central Asia.

Glenn Penner

Major Glenn Penner is a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has worked in conventional and SOF roles in Iraq, Pakistan and Qatar.  He holds a BA in History from the University of Alabama, an MA in Political Science from Virginia Tech and an MMAS from the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College.  He is originally from San Jose, CA and is married with a house full of children.

Richard O. Day

Lieutenant Colonel Richard O. Day is currently a Program Analysis working at the Program Management Office within United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was commissioned through Officer's Training School in 1997 and completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Prior to his current assignment, Lt Col Day served as Chief, Integration Division in the Rapid Capabilities Operations, Mission Support Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA.

Charles J. Sullivan

Dr. Charles J. Sullivan (PhD The George Washington University) will begin serving this fall semester as an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The opinions expressed here in this article represent those of the author and do not represent the opinions of Nazarbayev University.

Michael McBride

Michael McBride is a former Army Infantry Officer with multiple combat deployments.  He holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  He currently works as a consultant for the Department of Defense.

Luke Lischin

Luke Lischin is an Academic Assistant at the National War College. Previously, he worked as an intern at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization. His research on Qatar was published in a book chapter coauthored with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross in a volume entitled Allies, Adversaries & Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances. Mr. Lischin’s essay on terrorism in the United States entitled Assessing “The Terrorist Threat: The Primacy of Domestic Terrorism” was published in the 2012-2013 volume of The Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis at Syracuse University. In 2014, he received his MA at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, where he concentrated in the study of terrorism and substate violence.

Sylvia Longmire

Sylvia Longmire is a former Air Force officer and Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where she specialized in counterintelligence, counterespionage, and force protection analysis. After being medically retired in 2005, Ms. Longmire worked for four years as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for the California State Threat Assessment Center, providing daily situational awareness to senior state government officials on southwest border violence and Mexico’s drug war. She received her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and she is an award-winning columnist for Homeland Security Today magazine and contributing editor for Breitbart Texas. Ms. Longmire was a guest expert on The History Channel’s “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded,” and has consulted for the producers of National Geographic Channel’s “Border Wars” and “Drugs, Inc.” series. She is regularly interviewed by national, international, and local media outlets for her knowledge and expertise on border security issues. Her first book, Cartel, was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and she has written for numerous peer-reviewed journals and online publications. Her newest book, Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren’t Making Us Safer was published in April 2014.

James C. Bithorn

Major James Bithorn was born and raised in Long Island, NY and graduated from Norwich University with a B.A. in English Literature in 2003.  Upon commissioning and completion of OBC he was assigned to 5/7CAV, 1st Brigade, 3ID where he served as a scout platoon leader and HQs troop executive officer and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.  Upon redeployment and completion of the Maneuver Captain's Career Course, he was a assigned to 1-506IN, 4th Brigade, 101st ABN (AASLT) where he served as a rifle company commander and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VIII.  Once redeployed from Afghanistan, Major Bithorn served as an O/C-T and Division plans team chief for Operations Group, NTC.  Once complete with his assignment there, he was subsequently assigned as an SGL for the Maneuver Captain's Career Course at Fort Benning.  Major Bithorn will graduate from the Air Command and Staff College in June '13, where he will earn a Masters of Military Operational Art and Science.  His next assignment is as an AMSP student within the School of Advanced Military Studies.

Chris Shove

Chris Shove has a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning with a concentration in economic development and for 20 years was a professor. In 2011-12 he was a Department of Army civilian social scientist and deployed to Afghanistan until he had a stroke and was MEDEVAC back to US and released from the Army. He was awarded a Commander’s Medal for his service in Afghanistan from the 4th BCT/82nd Airborne.  Currently he is the executive director of a non-profit economic development firm for Montana.

Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Chad C. Serena

Drs. Paul, Clarke, and Serena are researchers at the RAND Corporation.  The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.

Rob Pinney

Rob Pinney is a researcher, photojournalist and postgraduate student in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. His research interests include South Asia (with a particular focus on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), transnationalism,  civil-military relations and the role of photography and visual media in post-war transitions.

Gary J. Hale

Gary J. Hale is a law enforcement and intelligence professional who retired from the federal government in 2010 after a 37-year career with various intelligence community and federal law enforcement agencies. His last assignment was as the Chief of Intelligence in the Houston Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Hale also served with the Army Security Agency from 1972-1978 throughout Europe. He joined the DEA in 1979 while serving as a Task Force Agent and Narcotics Officer detached from the Laredo, Texas Police Department where he served from 1978-1979.  While at DEA he served at the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), La Paz, Bolivia, Bogotá, Colombia, New Orleans, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Hale was also assigned as the DEA intelligence chief at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City where he participated in the hunt for Amado Carrillo-Fuentes, the “Lord of the Skies.” In 2011 and 2012, he served as the Law Enforcement-Intelligence Program Coordinator for the Merida Initiative at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.  Hale has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Franklin Pierce University,) a Master’s Degree in Judicial Policy (Universidad de Almería, España) and is an alumnus of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Leadership. In 2010, Hale was appointed as a Drug Policy Fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Nathan A. Jennings

Nathan Jennings is an Army Captain currently serving as a history instructor at the United States Military Academy.

Jacob Choi

Lieutenant Jacob Choi work for the Australian Department of Defence. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect those of the Australian Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

Ben Pronk

Lieutenant Colonel Ben Pronk works for the Australian Department of Defence. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect those of the Australian Department of Defence or the Australian Government.