Author Bio


Bill Ardolino is an Associate Editor and Overseas Correspondent for The Long War Journal. His reporting includes embeds with the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the Iraqi Army, and the Iraqi Police in Fallujah, Habbaniyah, and Baghdad in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He later embedded with the Marine Corps, the US Army, the Afghan Police, the Afghan Army, and the US and Afghan Air Forces in Kabul, Nimroz, Helmand, Khost and Kandahar provinces in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Bill's reports, columns and photographs have been published in The Long War Journal, The Washington Examiner, Wired, Small Wars Journal and The Weekly Standard. His reporting has focused on combat operations, the development of indigenous security forces, civil affairs work, and Iraqi politics. He has also been a guest on The Dennis Miller Show, the John Batchelor Show, the Charles Adler Show, Al Jazeera English and Sky News Arabia.

Ardolino's work has been cited by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the RAND Corporation, and Defence R&D Canada, among other academic institutions and think tanks. He is the recipient of the 2014 General Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award, presented by the Marine Corps. Heritage Foundation to the author of distinguished non-fiction.

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