Maj Peter J. Munson

Maj Munson is a Marine aviator and Middle East foreign area officer, having served most recently as Officer in Charge, Detachment A, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He is the author of Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy (Potomac, 2009).

Articles by this Author

The Snake Eaters (cover)
Judging the book, The Snake Eaters, by its cover, I would never have picked it up. I would have assumed that this was another first-person "there I was" tale from Iraq and assumed that the title referred to another attempt to anoint some unit or experience as "special." I would have been wrong.
Toward a unified vision of coming conflicts in the 21st century
Preparing Marine leaders for diversified operations
PACIFIC OCEAN--A Marine Attack Squadron 513 AV-8B Harrier lands aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard off the coast of San Clemente Island, Calif., May 26, 2010. The squadron supported the first Exercise Dawn Blitz, an exercise that affords Marines and sailo...
A decade of war has focused Marines’ minds on insurgency, culture, and the permutations of modern irregular warfare, but the Nation’s greatest strategic threats lurk between the lines of economic stor
U.S. Marines assigned to the 1st Battalion, First Marine Regiment, receive a safety briefing before live-fire training at Graze Range, Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 23, 2010, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-10. The training was hoste...
“America is not at war. Marines are at war while America is at the mall.” This is the solemn refrain of Marines who have been in the thick of the fight for nearly 9 years.