Small Wars Journal

Stephen L. Melton


Stephen L. Melton (Lieutenant Colonel, Army, Retired) is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Army Tactics at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  His recent book, The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward), was published by Zenith Press in 2009.  His latest article, “Conceptualizing Victory Anew: The Need to Rewrite U.S. Law, Doctrine, and Policy Regarding War and its Aftermath,” appeared in the January 2011 edition of Joint Forces Quarterly.  He contributed a chapter to the Combat Studies Institute’s 2012 publication, Addressing the Fog of COG: Perspectives on the Center of Gravity in US Military Doctrine.

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