Dr. Mark Moyar is a Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University. He served previously as Kim T. Adamson Chair of Insurgency and Terrorism at the U.S. Marine Corps University. An expert on counterinsurgency, leadership, military history, and foreign policy, he speaks frequently to military officers and civilian officials at all levels. His books include A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq (Yale University Press, 2009); Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and Phoenix and the Birds of Prey: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism in Vietnam (Naval Institute Press, 1997, and University of Nebraska Press, 2007). Dr. Moyar’s writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Cambridge.
Triumph Forsaken, one of the most-discussed histories of the past decade, has been the subject of an academic conference and the book Triumph Revisited: Historians Battle for the Vietnam War (Routledge, 2010). Dr. Moyar is presently working on the sequel, which covers the remaining years of the war. A Question of Command ranks among the most original and influential works on counterinsurgency in recent years. General Sir David Richards, Chief of the General Staff in the UK, has written, "It is rare to read a book which combines academic excellence with such timely advice on a question of national importance. Mark Moyar has achieved this in his penetrating examination of leadership.... His perceptive analysis will have enduring value on both sides of the Atlantic for military commanders, policy-makers and historians alike."
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