Major Spencer Phillips is a U.S. Army Aviator and Central and South Asian Foreign Area Officer (FAO) currently assigned to U.S. Army Central. He has a M.A. in International Relations from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and a M.Sc. in Military Studies from the Bangladesh University of Professionals in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of USARCENT, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.