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David Maxwell

David Maxwell

David Maxwell is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel who has spent more than 30 years in Asia and specializes in East Asia Security Affairs and irregular, unconventional, and political warfare. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal and a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Global Peace Foundation and a Senior Advisor to the Center for Asia Pacific Strategy.

AUKUS Special Operations Forces in Strategic Competition, Integrated Deterrence, and Campaigning: Resistance to Malign Activities


On September 15, 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States formed AUKUS, which is described as a trilateral...