About

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The author in Afghanistan in 2016

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 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.

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.

Today, Richard lives and works in Oklahoma City in the aerospace technology sector.

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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)

Attributed quotations:

Afghanistan: Western Cure Worse Than Taliban Disease by Anders Corr – Forbes (February 24, 2016)


Insurgentsia’s header photo is sourced from Wikimedia Commons. It is a screen capture of a 2012 Voice of America report by Scott Bobb and is public domain.

Insurgentsia uses the fonts Lato and Raleway.

One thought on “About

  1. Thank you Richard for opening eyes of the people who are totally under the influence of major medias. I fully agree with you. One has to differentiate humor from insults. I am not into politics, but I am tempted to share you article and reach even more people who have see how civilized world should live.

    God Bless,
    Ivan

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