Insurgentsia is written by Richard White, a former private security contractor, former soldier and airman, and a 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 and moonlights as a consultant and freelance writer. You can reach Richard on social media:
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)
Virtual Town Halls Focus on Health Care, Budget Issues – NonDoc (March 29, 2017)
Using Veterans as Political Pawns Disgraces Their Service – NonDoc (October 20, 2017)
I Live In The Suburbs Now. All I Want Is The Thrill Of Deployment Again – Task & Purpose (December 21, 2017)
Afghanistan: Western Cure Worse Than Taliban Disease by Anders Corr – Forbes (February 24, 2016)