Austin Bay is an author, a contributing editor at StrategyPage.com, and a retired retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel. He pulled his last active duty tour in Iraq in 2004. Bay writes a weekly international affairs column for Creators Syndicate. He is a graduate of Rice University and has a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Pre-order the second edition of his classic "milspeak" guide, Embrace The Suck, at Amazon.