John Sutherland is a Senior Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to this, he was Army Airborne, Ranger and Pathfinder qualified before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served two tours in Iraq. Sutherland is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and received a Masters of Military Arts from the School of Advanced Military Studies. His updates and analyses from the frontlines of the war on terror can be found at the online Jihad Watch Center.