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Danny Sjursen

Fellow at Defense Priorities

Danny Sjursen is a fellow at Defense Priorities. He served combat tours with U.S. Army reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at his alma mater, West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Trump's Aimless War in Afghanistan Expands, Again

Why is the U.S. bombing Chinese separatists, and what does it say about the flailing war effort in Afghanistan?


How the Saudis Drag the US into Perpetual War in the Mideast

With ISIS essentially gone from Syria, it's time to bug out, no matter what the Kingdom thinks.