Insurgentsia is written by Richard White, a former private security contractor, former soldier and airman, and an associate member of the Military Writers Guild. Richard earned a B.A. in International Security Studies focusing on the Middle East from the University of Oklahoma and studied Arabic at the Hashemite University in Jordan.
Richard worked in Afghanistan as a private security contractor from 2015 through 2016, deployed to Kuwait and Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard as a mortar squad leader and convoy security truck commander from 2011 through 2012, and deployed to Iraq with the United States Air Force as a communications technician in 2006 and in 2007.
Today, Richard lives and works in Oklahoma City in the aerospace technology sector.
Writing published outside of Insurgentsia:
The War Against ISIS Is Not Racing to a Speedy Conclusion by Any Means – Business Insider (January 28, 2016)
U.S. Allies, Enemies Also Reeling from Low Oil Prices – NonDoc (February 16, 2016)
Republican Plan for Destroying ISIS – Fair Observer (March 23, 2016)
Here’s How the US Plans to Drop ‘Cyber Bombs’ on ISIS – Business Insider (April 29, 2016)
Military Professionalism in under 150 Words – Foreign Policy (February 1, 2017)
Lankford’s Virtual Town Hall Draws Criticism, Questions – NonDoc (February 20, 2017)
Afghanistan: Western Cure Worse Than Taliban Disease by Anders Corr – Forbes (February 24, 2016)