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Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

Areas of Impact:

Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Sudan, Global War on Terrorism, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Iraq, Al Qaeda, Afghanistan

Biography:

Bill Roggio is a Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior fellow and editor of FDD’s Long War Journal (LWJ), which provides original reporting and analysis of the Global War on Terror from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, North Africa, and beyond. He is also president of the nonprofit media company Public Multimedia Inc.

Bill was embedded with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and Iraqi forces in Iraq between 2005 and 2008, and with the Canadian Army in Afghanistan in 2006. His articles have been published in The Weekly StandardThe Daily BeastNational ReviewThe New York Post, and his work has been in outlets including The New TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesCNNForeign Policy, and Bloomberg.

He also presents regularly at the U.S. Air Force’s Contemporary Counterinsurgency Warfare School on the media and embedded reporting. From 1991 to 1997, Bill served as a signalman and infantryman in the U.S. Army and New Jersey National Guard.

Bill Roggio is a Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior fellow and editor of FDD’s Long War Journal (LWJ), which provides original reporting and analysis of the Global War on Terror from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, North Africa, and beyond. He is also president of the nonprofit media company Public Multimedia Inc.

Bill was embedded with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and Iraqi forces in Iraq between 2005 and 2008, and with the Canadian Army in Afghanistan in 2006. His articles have been published in The Weekly Standard, The Daily Beast, National Review, The New York Post, and his work has been in outlets including The New Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, and Bloomberg.

He also presents regularly at the U.S. Air Force’s Contemporary Counterinsurgency Warfare School on the media and embedded reporting. From 1991 to 1997, Bill served as a signalman and infantryman in the U.S. Army and New Jersey National Guard.

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Afghan intelligence service destroys al Qaeda base in Zabul

19th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Afghan intelligence service destroys al Qaeda base in Zabul

Bill Roggio

The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, recently raided an al Qaeda encampment and killed five Pakistan terrorists in the southeastern province of Zabul. more...

Analysis & Commentary

28th November 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss Taliban training camps and al-qaeda in Afghanistan. more...

27th November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban feature 2 training camps in latest propaganda

Bill Roggio

The Taliban said 100 “mujahideen” have graduated from its “Khalid bin Walid Camp” and 50 more from its “Abu Dujana Camp.” These two facilities are designed to indoctrinate and train fighters in basic combat techniques, and the Khalid bin Walid Camp “can train up to 2000 recruits at a single time,” according to the Taliban. more...

23rd November 2016 – Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Donald Trump’s team puts ‘radical Islam’ front and center in terror fight

Bill Roggio

President Obama has long been criticized by national security hawks and a Republican presidential field led by Donald Trump for refusing to say the words “radical Islam” to describe threats posed by terrorist groups such as the Islamic State. more...

23rd November 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces close in on Tal Afar

Bill Roggio, Amir Toumaj

More than a month has passed since Iraqi ground forces backed by Iraqi and Coalition air power launched operation “We Are Coming, Ninevah” to retake the province and its capital of Mosul from the Islamic State, which captured the area in June 2014. more...