April 24, 2023


Defense Policy Journal is a non-partisan forum for news, opinions, viewpoints, blogs, commentary, analysis, and debate from America’s defense and national security community. Defense Policy Journal’s content covers a wide array of topics under the defense policy umbrella (overseas engagements, national security, personnel policy, veterans issues, procurement, military families, fiscal issues, etc.) and an even wider array of other topics from a national security perspective (foreign policy, international relations, development, etc.).

Defense Policy Journal Editor:
Alexander Nicholson

Alexander Nicholson is the founder and Editor of DefensePolicy.org. He also currently serves as the Legislative Director for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America. He previously founded and served for six years as the Executive Director of Servicemembers United. Nicholson is the author of the 2012 book Fighting to Serve from Chicago Review Press and has been a frequent writer and commentator on defense and veterans issues for CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, NPR, The Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic, The Hill, and Politico. Nicholson holds a bachelors degree in international relations from the University of South Carolina and masters degree in public administration from the University of North Georgia, and is ABD on his doctorate in political science from the University of South Carolina. His dissertation research focuses on participation by unaffected supporters in national interest group movements. He currently lives in Washington, DC. @JANicholson3