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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, Islamism, 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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2nd October 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US strikes Shabaab on southern Somalia coast

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

Yesterday, US Forces killed nine Shabaab terrorists in a strike 40 km northeast of Kismayo after the al Qaeda branch attacked Somali forces operating in the area. The strike took place near the town of Jamaame, a former Shabaab safe haven that was liberated by Somali forces just one day eariler. more...

Analysis & Commentary

18th October 2018 – Quoted by Kyle Rempfer, Tara Copp

Top US commander in Afghanistan unharmed after attack leaves key Afghan general dead, 2 Americans wo

Bill Roggio

The four-star U.S. general who leads the NATO mission to Afghanistan was present during an attack Thursday that wounded two U.S. troops and killed an Afghan general who was key to holding together the many disparate political groups and security forces in southern Afghanistan. more...

8th October 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the Taliban targeting Kabul preceding the Afghan elections. more...

2nd October 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

US strikes Shabaab on southern Somalia coast

Bill Roggio, Alexandra N. Gutowski

Yesterday, US Forces killed nine Shabaab terrorists in a strike 40 km northeast of Kismayo after the al Qaeda branch attacked Somali forces operating in the area. The strike took place near the town of Jamaame, a former Shabaab safe haven that was liberated by Somali forces just one day eariler. more...

20th September 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban videos shows fighters occupying base, outposts in Afghan north

Bill Roggio

Yet again, the Taliban has promoted another propaganda video flaunting its fighters occupying a military base and several security outposts in broad daylight without fear of retribution or targeting by Afghan and Coalition air or ground power. more...