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WWII did, President Roosevelt knew we needed to join against Nazi Germany, but Americans were entirely against it, despite all the bad news coming from Europe at the time. It wasn't until Japan attacked Pearl Harbor that he could take us to war against Germany.

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My latest for The Atlantic and first outside publication since starting at Marine Command and Staff. Testing the limits of academic freedom at a military institution early.
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My latest for Defense One.

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My reaction to Obama's latest Syria speech

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My first for Defense News, co-authored with Barry Pavel: US DoD Needs a Real Strategic Review, Real Change

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Yesterday was my last day as managing editor at the Atlantic Council. I'm now a nonresident senior fellow with the Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Monday, I start teaching at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

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National Security Analyst, Teacher, and Writer
  • Marine Corps Command and Staff College
    Associate Professor of Strategic Studies, 2013 - present
  • Atlantic Council
    Managing Editor, 2007 - 2013
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
    Management Analyst, 2004 - 2006
  • Naval Postgraduate School
    Managing Editor, Strategic Insights, 2004 - 2005
  • Brassey's Publishing
    Acquisitions Editor for International Affairs, 2002 - 2004
  • Troy State University
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1998 - 2002
  • Bainbridge College
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1995 - 1996
  • University of Alabama
    GTA/Instructor of Political Science, 1992 - 1995
  • U.S. Army
    Field Artillery Officer, 1988 - 1992
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Ft. Monroe, VA - Hampton, VA - Mannheim, Germany - Houston, TX - Ft. Leonard Wood, MO - Kaiserslautern, Germany - El Paso, TX - Jacksonville, AL - Ft. Sill, OK - West Point, NY - Babenhausen, Germany - Humvee, Southwest Asia - Tuscaloosa, AL - Chattanooga, TN - Bainbridge, GA -
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Marine Command and Staff College professor and blogger at @drjjoyner on Twitter.
Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at Marine Corps Command and Staff College and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council. Publisher of Outside the Beltway blog since 2003. Desert Storm vet.
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  • University of Alabama
    PhD, Political Science, 1992 - 1995
  • Jacksonville State University
    BA and MA, Political Science, 1986 - 1988
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