William Sheridan Combes works at the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer in information management and diplomatic history. Mr. Combes has cultivated knowledge of European politics and society while serving as a European desk officer and counterterrorism analyst for Western Europe. He also holds two degrees in European history: A B.A. from Boston University and a M.A. from the Catholic University of America. Currently, Mr. Combes studies at the National Intelligence University (NIU), pursuing a Master’s of Science of Strategic Intelligence. He would like to thank his instructor CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN and the NIU staff for for helping me with this work and encouraging me to publish with Small Wars Journal.