Bill Roggio is the Managing Editor of The Long War Journal; the president of Public Multimedia Inc., a nonprofit media organization with a mission to provide original and accurate reporting and analysis of the Long War; a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies; a Hoover Institute Media Fellow; and a contributor to the The Weekly Standard. His coverage includes the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Lebanon, and Iraq, as well as al Qaeda's operations, tactics, and strategy.
Bill has embedded with the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the Georgian Army, the Iraqi Army, and the Iraqi police in Iraq in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, and with the Canadian Army in Afghanistan in 2006. His articles have been published in The Washington Times, The New York Post, The National Review, The Toronto Times, and Die Weltwoche. His photographs have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He also presents regularly at the US Air Force's Contemporary Counterinsurgency Warfare School on the media and embedded reporting. Bill served as a signalman and infantryman in the US Army and the New Jersey National Guard from 1991 to 1997. Bill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Joscelyn is the Senior Editor of The Long War Journal. Thomas is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). He is also the executive director of the Center for Law and Counterterrorism at FDD. He is a terrorism analyst, economist, and writer living in New York. Most of Thomas's research and writing has focused on how al Qaeda and its affiliates operate around the world. He is a regular contributor to the Weekly Standard and its online publications, the Daily Standard and Worldwide Standard. His work has also been published by National Review Online, the New York Post, and other media outlets. Thomas is the author of Iran's Proxy War Against America, a short book published by the Claremont Institute that details Iran's decades-long sponsorship of America's terrorist enemies. He makes regular appearances on radio programs around the country and has appeared on MSNBC and FOX News.
In 2006 he was named one of the Claremont Institute's Lincoln Fellows. Thomas served as the senior terrorism adviser for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Lisa Lundquist is the Editor of The Long War Journal. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Yale and a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA. She has lived abroad, taught at an international school, and written and edited various publications in the field of law.
Bill Ardolino is an Associate Editor/Overseas Correspondent for The Long War Journal. His reporting includes embeds with the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the Iraqi Army, and the Iraqi Police in Fallujah, Habbaniyah, and Baghdad in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He traveled to Afghanistan in 2010 to embed with the Marine Corps, the Afghan Police, and the Afghan Army in Helmand province, and with the US and Afghan Air Forces in Kabul, and returned in 2011 to embed with the US and Afghan Armies in Khost province.
Bill's reports, columns and photographs have been published in The Washington Examiner, Wired, Small Wars Journal and The Weekly Standard. His reporting has focused on combat operations, the development of indigenous security forces, civil affairs work, and Iraqi politics. He has also been a guest on The Dennis Miller Show, the John Batchelor Show, the Charles Adler Show, and Al Jazeera English (TV).
Bill's work has been cited by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the RAND Corporation, and Defence R&D Canada, among other academic institutions and think tanks. He was an Adjunct Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies from 2008-2011, and was among the first group of bloggers to meet with and interview the President of the United States in 2007. Prior to writing professionally, Bill was profiled in the 2004 best-seller The World Is Flat: a Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas Friedman, for "citizen journalism," including work exposing CBS News' use of fraudulent documents in a report on President George W. Bush's Air National Guard service. His forthcoming book Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheiks and the Battle Against al Qaeda will be published by Naval Institute Press in early 2013.
Christopher Radin is an Associate Editor at The Long War Journal. Chris tracks the development of the Afghanistan National Security Force and publishes a periodic status report at The Long War Journal. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and began his career as an engineer at Intel Corporation. He was a product manager in Silicon Valley, California, for 15 years. Chris has a lifelong interest in politics, international affairs, and the military.
Chris’s articles on Afghanistan National Security Forces have been used at the NATO Special Forces Command and the US Army War College as training material. Chris was invited to present a paper on the subject at “The Prospects for Reconciliation in Afghanistan” conference at Tufts University in 2010.
Wes Bruer monitors and reports on terrorists and terror-related activities in the US for The Long War Journal, and also assists with LWJ's communications and news media. He graduated from the University of Georgia's School of Public & International Affairs with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and currently works in politics and resides in Georgia. He intends to pursue graduate studies in international affairs with an emphasis on Middle Eastern affairs.
Matt DuPee has independently studied political and security events happening in Afghanistan since 1999. Mr. DuPee worked as the managing editor for Afgha.com since 2004. Mr. DuPee earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video Production from Point Park University and received intelligence analyst training from Neumann College. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Regional Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School. He now serves as a Research Assistant with the Program for Culture and Conflict Studies and continues his research on political, security, and geographical issues pertaining to Afghanistan. He also serves as an assistant to the web and journal editor for the program.
Mr. DuPee's articles have been published in a variety of publications including the Frontier Pots, the Middle East Times, e-Ariana, The Center for Conflict and Peace Studies, and others. His work was cited in the Military Review's May-June 2008 edition, in an article titled "The Taliban: An Organizational Analysis." He also participated in post-production research for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's documentary, "Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear," broadcast in the spring of 2008. His work was previously cited in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute article, "The Taliban's propaganda activities: How well is the Afghan insurgency communicating and what is it saying?".
Alexander Mayer assists in analyzing counterterrorism efforts against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province for The Long War Journal. A Chicago native, Alex is currently pursuing his MA degree in Security Policy Studies at George Washington University, with a focus on terrorism and Middle East regional security. He is also working as a Research Department intern at Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington, DC during the Fall 2010 semester. Alex recently completed a year-long fellowship with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic, and graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Middle Eastern Studies in 2009.