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From J.E. McCollough’s column Corps Perspectives on

In November 2013 J.E. McCollough began writing a monthly opinion column for His focus is on Marine-specific issues and general military/political subjects from a Marine’s vantage point.

From TIME magazine:

4 June 2013: A discussion of a pragmatic US approach to the Syrian conflict.

7 May 2013: I explain the need to fully understand who it is we are fighting, and the dangers of demonizing the enemy.

29 April 2013: How the sequester is hurting the intelligence community.

2 April 2013: We didn’t fight just one war in Iraq, we fought four.

25 March 2013: Mixed-gender combat units are a mistake, but that shouldn’t prevent women from being on the front lines if they can physically do the job.



J.E. is a regular contributor to’s military blog, The Rhino Den.


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M. L. Doyle has served in the U.S. Army at home and abroad for more than two decades as both a soldier and civilian. A Minneapolis native, Mary currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the co-author of the book, I’M STILL STANDING: FROM CAPTIVE U.S. SOLDIER TO FREE CITIZEN – MY JOURNEY HOME, which chronicles the story of Shoshana Johnson, a member of the 507thMaintenance Company who was captured during an ambush and held prisoner in the early days of the Iraq War.  The book, published by Touchstone, in 2010, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the literary category for best Auto/biography.  Mary’s first mystery in the Master Sergeant Harper series, The Peacekeeper’s Photograph, will be released August, 2013.

Kerry Patton is an author and internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence professional. He has taught domestic and international organizations in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and physical security related issues. He has briefed some of the highest government officials ranging from ambassadors and members of Congress and Pentagon staff.


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