Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, USA, Ret.


Areas of expertise: American foreign policy, Middle East policy, Asia policy, grand strategy, international relations, international security, counterinsurgency

Davis retired from the US Army as a Lt. Col. after 21 years of active service and currently serves as a Defense Fellow and Military Expert for Defense Priorities. He was deployed into combat zones four times in his career, beginning with Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and then to Iraq in 2009 and Afghanistan twice (2005, 2011). He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor at the Battle of 73 Easting in 1991, and awarded a Bronze Star Medal in Afghanistan in 2011.

Davis gained some national notoriety in 2012 when he returned from Afghanistan and published a report detailing how senior U.S. military and civilian leaders told the American public and Congress the war was going well while in reality it was headed to defeat. Events since have confirmed his analysis was correct.

His work on defense, foreign affairs, and social issues has been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, The Guardian (UK), US News & World Report, TIME, Politico, and other publications. Davis was also the recipient of the 2012 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-telling. He is a regular contributor to The National Interest and lives in the Washington, DC, area.

Media clips:

Fox News: Recent casualties in Syria show cost of delaying Trump’s directive to pull troops from the region
Fox News: Trump’s call to expand missile defense
Fox News: What to expect from U.S.-North Korea negotiations in 2019
Fox News: President Trump’s policy in the Middle East
Fox News: After Trump’s visit to the region, he should consider pulling U.S. troops from Iraq as well as Syria
Fox Business: President Trump is right to pull U.S. troops from Syria
Fox News: Here’s what Trump should look for in his next Secretary of Defense
Fox Business: President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria should be embraced
Fox News: It is best for U.S. national security interests to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria
Fox News: What’s next after Pompeo’s meeting with Kim Jong-un?
Fox News: How will Putin's victory impact Russian relations with the U.S.?
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