John Schindler is Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and a Senior Fellow of the International History Institute at Boston University. Prior to joining the NWC faculty in 2005, he spent nearly a decade with the National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer, specializing in counterespionage and counterterrorism with operational experience in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Schindler holds a Ph.D. in history from McMaster University and is the author of several books, including Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War (Greenwood, 2001), which was a featured selection of the History Book Club. He is a regular commentator on security issues in the national and international media, including CNN, NPR, and VoA. He is also an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.