Author Biography

Seth A. Gulsby is a Captain in the Aviation branch of the U.S. Army. He received his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006 where he was a four year letter recipient in Varsity Football. After West Point, Gulsby completed rotary-wing flight training at the Army's flight school in Ft. Rucker, AL, and now flies OH-58D Kiowa Warriors in the Air Cavalry. He completed his first tour in support of OIF in 2008 and is ramping up for a second deployment in March 2010. CPT Gulsby has thus far completed six courses in pursuit of a Master's in Intelligence Management through Henley-Putnam University.



Subject Area Keywords

Asymmetric warfare, Conflict studies, Homeland security, Information operations, Irregular warfare, Nonstate actors


President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, once stated that the post-Cold War world of the 1990s was a "paradox [where] American military superiority actually increase[d] the threat of... attack against [the U.S.] by creating incentives for adversaries to challenge us asymmetrically." He was alluding to the fact that the Cold War's closure was supposed to bring about a situation that encouraged peace, nation-building, and unilateral comfort for the United States. The reality that America has come to know is quite different, and some might even argue that, given the option, many people would return to a security situation comparable to the bipolar world of the Cold War.