Thinking and Writing About COIN

By John T. Fishel and Edwin G. Corr

About the Authors

Dr. John T. Fishel is currently a member of the faculty of the School of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Previously, he was Professor of National Security Policy and Research director at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University. He is a retired U.S. Army LTC and served as the Chief of Research and Assessments at the Small Wars Operations Research Directorate of the U.S. Southern Command, among other assignments.

Ambassador Edwin G. Corr is a retired career Foreign Service Officer. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Bolivia, and El Salvador. He also served in Thailand, Ecuador, and Mexico, as well as in Colombia as a regional director for the Peace Corps. He has written extensively on insurgency and counterinsurgency, served as the first Director if the Energy Institute of the Americas at the University of Oklahoma and as the Associate Director of International Programs at the University.