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Jill S. Russell (1)
Raashi Bhatia (1)
James Steels (1)
Jack McCourt (1)
Kris Bachmann (1)
Nate Roy (1)
Alex Deep (1)
Kieran Elliott (1)
Marisol Nieves (1)
Norman T. Lihou (1)
M. David Yaman (1)
Marcelo O.L. Serrano (1)
Stephen A. Mackey (1)
Patrick C. Brien (1)
Caitlin S. Hall (1)
David Sniffen (1)
Irina Alexandra Chindea (1)
Kristen Wood (1)
Shawn Green (1)
Stephen Chenelle (1)
Joe Buccino (1)
Kris Michaud (1)
Jonathan Schroden (1)
Patricio Asfura-Heim (1)
Catherine Norman (1)
Jerry Meyerle (1)
Bianca De Bortoli (1)
Adam Jay Harrison (1)
Brett Doyle (1)
William Allen (1)
Andrew Watkins (1)
D. Robert Worley (1)
Michael Dennis (1)
David Hunter-Chester (1)
Jillian Marie Wisniewski (1)
Joseph A. Warrick (1)
Malcolm Beith (1)
Henri Boré (1)
Jake Villarreal (1)
Byron Ramirez (2)
Scott Forster (1)
Joe Harris (1)
Clint Osowski (1)
Inge Fryklund (1)
Thomas Kruklis (1)
Graham Williams (1)
Brian Adams (1)
Kurt McDowell (1)
Douglas A. Livermore (1)
J. Overton (1)
Devin Myler (1)
Michael McBride (2)
Brian S. Petit (1)
John Wilcox (1)
Kevin Lawhon (1)
Ryan Neely (1)
Virginia Byers (1)
Robert D. Schroeder (1)
J. Furman Daniel, III (1)
Gawdat Bahgat (1)
Brian Harris (1)
David Shunk (1)
Carl Forsling (1)
Bernard Carreau (1)
William Wright (1)
Pamela L. Bunker (1)
John A. McCary (1)
George W. Grayson (1)
Kim R. Holmes (1)
Mort Rolleston (1)
Evan Kalikow (1)
Khirin A. Bunker (1)
Wouter van Acker (1)
Max Massa (1)
Chris Ince (1)
Jephias Andrew Dzimbanhete (1)
Scott Nestler (1)
Chris Elliott (1)
Anikh Wadhawan (1)
David Kuhn (1)
Scott Mann (1)
José de Arimatéia da Cruz (1)
Becky Kohler da Cruz (1)
Grant M. Martin (1)
Njdeh Asisian (1)
Robert Feldman (1)
Shane Drennan (1)
Matthew Stein (1)
Zayn Knaub (1)
James K. Greer (1)
Stan Wiechnik (1)
Jeffrey Starke (1)
Erin Mauldin (1)
DB Subedi (1)
Bryan Dailey (1)
Ian Davis (1)
Julius Tancred G. Managuelod (1)
Steve Rotkoff (1)
Jason M. Bender (1)
Major Crispin Burke, Major James King, and Lieutenant Colonel Niel Smith (1)
Robert Jordan Prescott (1)
Brian C. Collins (1)
Stephen J. Fallon (2)
Daniel M. Frickenschmidt (1)
Joseph Royo (1)
Terry McDonald (1)
Ruben Stewart (1)
John Maier (1)
José de Arimatéia da Cruz (1)
US Army Irregular Warfare Center (1)
John D. McRae (1)
Albert Palazzo (1)
Michael Bush (1)
Rob Newson (1)
Tyrell Mayfield (1)
Robert Sharp (1)
Whitney Grespin (1)
Michael D. Rettig (1)
David Rodman (1)
Jeong Lee (4)
Francis Domingo (1)
Kenn Boechler (1)
Priscilla A. Tacujan (1)
United States Military Academy, Defense and Strategic Studies Division (2)
Patrick Christian (1)
John M. Collins ("The Warlord") (1)
Daniel Sukman (1)
Michael A. Marra (1)
William G. Pierce (1)
Pete Escamilla (1)
Eric Lopez (1)
Charles Graham (2)
Douglas A. Pryer (1)
Michael L. Haxton (3)
Justin Lynch (2)
Harold “Hal” Kempfer (1)
Mark A. Grey (1)
Michael J. Kaiser (1)
Jeremy Sauer (1)
Max G. Manwaring (1)
Daniel T. Canfield (1)
Robert Zager (1)
John Zager (1)
Haroro Ingram (1)
Ryan Brewster (1)
Paul Sommers (1)
John Groninger (2)
Charles Ruffner (2)
Molly Molloy (2)
Robert R. Greene Sands (1)
Juan-Camilo Castillo (2)
Kyle W. Fonay (1)
Christopher A. Cruz (1)
Aaron A. Bazin (1)
Charles E. Hewins (1)
Alexander MacCalman (1)
Greg Wilson (1)
Molly MacCalman (1)
Michael J. Simmering (1)
Andy Bell (1)
Erick Waage (1)
Joseph E. Fallon (1)
James Thomas Snyder (1)
Chloe Gotterson (1)
Alan Shumate (1)
Sean F. X. Barrett (1)
Joe Falvey (1)
Dom Pellegrini (1)
Eric M. Tope (1)
William J. Flavin (1)
Adam Brady (1)
Stephen J. Peters (1)
Michael T. Clancy (1)
David E. Smith (1)
Nicolai Due-Gundersen (1)
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Bibhu Prasad Routray (1)
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Marc J. Sanborn (1)
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Claude Berube (1)
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Michael C. Sevcik (1)
Paul Rexton Kan (2)
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Author Bios

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.

Raashi Bhatia

Raashi Bjatia is a social entrepreneur and a former journalist from India. She is the Co-Founder of a non-profit organization called Business Alternatives for Peace, Action and Reconstruction (BAPAR) based in New Delhi. Through her initiative, Raashi aims to build peace and bring about stability and development by encouraging entrepreneurship among locals in the conflict regions of India. She is an alumni of the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi and is currently pursuing her Masters in Security Studies with the Center of Security Studies, Georgetown University.

James Steels

James Steels has over 10 years security and police experience and currently serves as a reserve police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, UK. Having travelled extensively throughout Israel and the Middle East he specialises in counter-terrorism and security as well as East Asia defence analysis. He has recently enrolled with St. Andrews University and will be completing a HNC in Terrorism Studies.

Jack McCourt

Jack McCourt attended the US Naval Academy (USNA) (1974-1978) and graduated from Naval Flight School in 1979 and designated a P-3 NFO (Naval Flight Officer). Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) was his warfare specialty. He had a squadron tour (1980-1983) with VP-45 (The Pelicans) and attended Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) (1983-85) in the Operations Analysis curriculum. A tour on USS Nimitz (CVN-68) followed and then a tour in the Math Department at USNA (1987-1989). He was assigned to VP-5 (The Mad Foxes) in 1990 and deployed to NAS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Crete during PG1 (1990-1992). He had a brief stint with OP-65 at the Pentagon as a Theater Analyst for The Nuclear Warfare and Arms Control Division. He finally finished up at the Navy Center for Cost Analysis (1992-1994).

Kris Bachmann

Kris Bachmann  is a 12B Captain in the California Army National Guard and pursuing an MA in Modern American Visual History at California State University, Fullerton.

Nate Roy

Nate Roy is a senior at Connecticut College majoring in Government and pursuing a career in the intelligence community.

Alex Deep

Captain Alex Deep is currently assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  During his most recent combat deployment, Captain Deep served as a Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha Commander, operating throughout Eastern Afghanistan.  Captain Deep and his detachment applied concepts across Special Forces core competencies to execute an effective counter-insurgency campaign in districts formerly aligned against the Government of Afghanistan.  Captain Deep currently serves as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and will be the Joint Operations Center Chief during an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.  Due to his academic and operational accomplishments, Captain Deep has been selected to instruct International Relations and Comparative Politics at the United States Military Academy.

Kieran Elliott

Kieran Elliott is completing his thesis on ‘Structures of Radicalisation in Syria’ as part of his Masters of Counter-Terrorism Studies at Monash University, Australia. He can be found on Twitter at @KLCElliott.

Marisol Nieves

Marisol Nieves is a master training specialist with 15 years of experience developing and delivering military education and training programs for theArmy, Navy and Marine Corps. She is a prior Navy Senior Enlisted with experience supporting Marine units in the Iraqi theater of operations. Her experience includes assignments at the Office of Naval Intelligence, National Ground Intelligence Center and currently as Chief of the Curriculum Development Branch at the Counter-IED Operations Intelligence Integration Center (COIC).

Norman T. Lihou

Norman T. Lihou has twenty-seven years of experience as an intelligence professional in the Intelligence Community. With multiple deployments to Iraq and a tour of Afghanistan, he has worked the terrorism/threat network problem set since 1985. Recent analysis concentrated on cross-boundary network analysis of key individuals whose connections enabled multiple insurgency capabilities and threats in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has taught at the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Defense University, Army War College, NATO C-IED Center of Excellence and the Joint Forces Training Centre.

M. David Yaman

M. David Yaman, the son of a Foreign Service Officer, grew up in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Military Institute (VMI), and completed a masters degree in Intelligence Analysis Studies at Johns Hopkins University in December 2013.  He is Level II Program Management certified by the Defense Acquisition University and Project Management certified by the Project Management Institute.   Upon graduation from VMI in 2004, Mr. Yaman was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  He served twice as an Intelligence Officer over the course of two combat deployments to Iraq.  Additionally, he led over 100 combat missions in support of counter insurgency efforts.  Mr. Yaman also served as an Infantry Platoon Commander and Executive Officer with Company G, Second Battalion, Second Marines during the training and deployment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East.  After his third deployment, he was assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer, but due to unfortunate events, he sustained serious injuries.  He was transferred to Quantico, Virginia and his remaining time in the Marines was spent recovering from injuries and culminated with a two year tour as a Project Manager at Marine Corps Systems Command.  As Project Manager, he managed an intelligence program in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Mr. Yaman was honorably retired from the Marines for service injuries in June of 2011.  Upon leaving the military he spent a year as a contractor with CACI as an analyst.  In July of 2012, Mr. Yaman joined the federal government and is working as a counterterrorism analyst with the Department of Defense.

Marcelo O.L. Serrano

Colonel Marcelo O.L. Serrano (Brazilian Army, retired) is an Instructor at Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército - ECEME (Brazilian Army Command and General Staff College).

Stephen A. Mackey

Stephen A. Mackey served tours on the Joint and OSD Staffs.  From July 2012 to July 2013 he served as the Senior Advisor to the First Deputy Minister of Defense in Afghanistan.  He is a 2003 graduate of the National War College.

Patrick C. Brien

Captain Patrick C. Brien is a graduate of the University of Rochester and an Infantry Officer with 9 years of service, including 3 combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Having spent the majority of his time in Afghanistan in the tumultuous and COIN centric South, he was part of the historic surge into Kandahar Province in 2010-2011 conducting combat operations in the Arghandab River Valley with the 4th Infantry Division. He is currently stationed in Savannah, GA.

Caitlin S. Hall

Caitlin S. Hall is a Strategic Intelligence Graduate originally from the Buckeye State who earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Criminal Justice. As an Officer in the United States Air Force, she works as a Combat Intelligence analyst.  She is thankful for the opportunity to publish and would like to thank her parents, Elizabeth and Gregory, for not giving her up for adoption and constantly pushing her be amiable, passionate, and the best version of herself.