Mark Moyar is the director of the Center of Military and Diplomatic History in Washington, DC. His newest book is Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces (Basic Books, 2017). His other books include Aid for Elites: Building Partner Nations and Ending Poverty Through Human Capital (Cambridge University Press, 2016); Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America (Threshold, 2015); A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq (Yale University Press, 2009); Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954–1965 (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and Phoenix and the Birds of Prey: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism in Vietnam (Naval Institute Press, 1997; University of Nebraska Press, 2007). Moyar has served as a professor at the US Marine Corps University and a senior fellow at the Joint Special Operations University and has advised the senior leadership of several US military commands. He holds a BA summa cum laude from Harvard and a PhD from Cambridge.