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Liam Collins

Founding Director, Modern War Institute, USMA

Liam Collins is the executive director of the Madison Policy Forum, a senior fellow with New America, and a permanent member with the Council on Foreign Relations. He is co-editor of the recently released Routledge Handbook of U.S. Counterterrorism and Irregular Warfare Operations. Collins served in the U.S. Army for 27 years and retired as a colonel. A career Special Forces officer, he conducted multiple operational and combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, South America, and the Horn of Africa. Liam retired from the military in 2019 as the founding Director of the Modern War Institute and the Director of the Department of Military Instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The Israeli military was unprepared to respond to Hamas’ surprise attack

Many have criticized Israel for its intelligence failure to anticipate the attack, but the attack's success was an operational failure as well.


How the Ukrainian Military Went from 'Decrepit' to Surprisingly Strong

Four factors have turned the country's defensive capabilities around since Russia first invaded in 2014.