Small Wars Journal

Joseph J. Collins


Joseph J. Collins, a retired Army Colonel, served DoD in and out of uniform for four decades.  His decade plus in the Pentagon was capped off by service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations, 2001-04. He taught for 25 years at West Point and the National War College, and for more than two decades in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. He is an author in and co-editor (with Richard Hooker) of Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War, NDU Press, 2015. Collins is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds a doctorate in Political Science from Columbia University.

Articles by this Author

“Peace in Pieces” in Afghanistan Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:02am
More Lessons from a Long War Fri, 05/06/2016 - 9:33am
“Don’t Cut the Army” Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:52pm
Defense in the Next Decade Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:37pm
The Long War: Four Views Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:29pm
The Surge Revisited Mon, 11/04/2013 - 1:26pm
Of Groundhogs and Ground Combat Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:30am