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Brian L. Steed

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Brian L. Steed is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel with nearly twenty-nine years of uniformed experience in artillery, armor, cavalry (reconnaissance and security), international engagement, and professional military education.

He is currently a senior fellow with Narrative Strategies, a coalition of scholars and military professionals involved in the non-kinetic aspects of counter-terrorism, defeating violent extremism, irregular warfare, large-scale conflict mediation, and peace-building.

His last U.S. Army assignment was as an assistant professor of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He was also a Middle East Foreign Area Officer which included eight and a half consecutive years in the Middle East including assignments in the Levant (Jordan and Israel), Mesopotamia, and the Arabian peninsula. He has written numerous books, articles, and papers on military theory, military history, and cultural awareness.

ISIS: The Essential Reference Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2019 (under contract).
Iraq War: The Essential Reference Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2019 (under contract).
ISIS: An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2016.
Voices of the Iraq War: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life (Voices of an Era). Greenwood Publishing Group, 2016.
Bees and Spiders: Applied Cultural Awareness and the Art of Cross-Cultural Influence. Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC, 2014.
Wars and Rumors of Wars: Understanding Mormon's Metaphor (Abridged). Knight-Steed Group Publishing, 2010.
Piercing the Fog of War: Recognizing Change on the Battlefield: Lessons from Military History, 216 BC through Today. Zenith Press, 2009.
Armed Conflict: The Lessons of Modern War. Presidio Press, 2003.

Most Recent Articles
“Maneuvering Within Islam's Narrative Space.” Strategic Review: The Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy and World Affairs, January-March 2018, volume 8, number 1.
“Understanding Information as a Weapon: The Virtual Reality / Sand Table Model of Conflict.” co-authored with Jon Herrmann. Military Review, 1 January 2018.

Copyright © 2018 by Brian L. Steed

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