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Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The 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 is the editor of FDD’s The Long War Journal (LWJ), which provides original reporting and analysis of the global war on terror. Coverage includes strategic and operational issues relating to the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Lebanon, and more extensively in Iraq, as well as al Qaeda's operations, tactics, and strategy. It has been hailed as “the best-in-class on situation awareness, especially of the Af-Pak theater.” LWJ is an invaluable resource for military and intelligence officers and national security experts and is one of FDD’s many vital projects contributing to international security. 

Bill is the editor of FDD’s The Long War Journal (LWJ), which provides original reporting and analysis of the global war on terror. Coverage includes strategic and operational issues relating to the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Lebanon, and more extensively in Iraq, as well as al Qaeda's operations, tactics, and strategy. It has been hailed as “the best-in-class on situation awareness, especially of the Af-Pak theater.” LWJ is an invaluable resource for military and intelligence officers and national security experts and is one of FDD’s many vital projects contributing to international security. 

Bill is also the president of Public Multimedia Inc, a nonprofit media organization dedicated to covering the Long War. 

Bill has embedded with the US Marine Corps and US Army in Iraq in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and with the Canadian Army in Afghanistan in 2006. His articles have been published in The Weekly Standard, The Daily Beast, The National Review, The New York Post, The Toronto Times, and Die Weltwoche, and his work has been cited by The New Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, and Bloomberg, among others.. He also presents regularly at the US Air Force's Contemporary Counterinsurgency Warfare School at Hulbert Field on the media and embedded reporting.  Before becoming a reporter, Bill served as a signalman and infantryman in the US Army and the New Jersey National Guard from 1991 to 1997.

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21st August 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Taliban Hawala, Owner, and Commander to Terrorist List

Bill Roggio

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. more...

Analysis & Commentary

19th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Leader Released from Iranian Custody Reported Killed

Bill Roggio

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009. more...

18th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Assaults City in Syrian Kurdistan

Bill Roggio

The border town of Kobane is under siege from the Islamic State, which continues to advance in Aleppo province. more...

17th September 2014 – Quoted by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

Like A Sibling Spat for Attention, Islamic State-al Qaeda ‘Competition’ Could Prompt U.S. Strikes

Bill Roggio

Islamic State militants may now be engaged in a competition with al Qaeda to be the successors to Osama bin Laden’s terrorist empire, with disastrous implications for Americans’ safety, top security officials said Wednesday. more...

17th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQIS Claims Plot to Strike US Warships Was Executed by Pakistani Navy Officers

Bill Roggio

The spokesman for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent said that all of those who participated in the attempted hijacking of the PNS Zulfiqar were active duty naval officers. more...