The Editors

Bill Roggio

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 [email protected]

Thomas Joscelyn

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.

Bill Ardolino

Bill Ardolino is an Associate Editor and 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 later embedded with the Marine Corps, the Afghan Police, the Afghan Army, and the US and Afghan Air Forces in Kabul, Nimroz, Helmand, Khost and Kandahar provinces in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

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 is the author of Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheikhs and the Battle Against al Qaeda (Naval Institute Press).

Christopher Radin

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.

The Contributors

Wes Bruer

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

Matt DuPee has independently studied political and security events happening in Afghanistan since 1999. Mr. DuPee worked as the managing editor for 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

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.