The author in Afghanistan in 2016

Insurgentsia is written by Richard White, a former congressional staffer, former private security contractor, former soldier and airman.

Richard served on a Congressional staff from 2018 through 2020, 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 in Oklahoma City. For quotes, consulting, or freelance writing inquiries, you can reach Richard on Twitter or email him at rcraigwhite AT gmail DOT com.

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 WordsForeign Policy (February 1, 2017)
Lankford’s Virtual Town Hall Draws Criticism, QuestionsNonDoc (February 20, 2017)
Virtual Town Halls Focus on Health Care, Budget IssuesNonDoc (March 29, 2017)
Using Veterans as Political Pawns Disgraces Their ServiceNonDoc (October 20, 2017)
I Live In The Suburbs Now. All I Want Is The Thrill Of Deployment Again – Task & Purpose (December 21, 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.

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  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,


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