David Crist is currently a historian for the federal government and a frequent adviser to senior government and military officials on the Middle East. As a colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserve, Crist served in the first Gulf War, made two tours with elite special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was part of the first US military forces inside Afghanistan who overthrew the Taliban. He received a BA from the University of Virginia and a master's and doctorate in Middle Eastern history from Florida State University. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.
The dramatic secret history of the undeclared, ongoing war between the US and Iran
For the past three decades, the United States and Iran have been engaged in an unacknowledged secret war. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided ... SEE MORE