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Andrew Lubin - N/a. Yardley, PA, US

Andrew Lubin

Defense Analyst, Author, Embedded Journalist | N/a


Dynamic speaker with long experience in global current events with partiular expertise in Iraq, Hait, Afghanistan with US Marines








Andrew Lubin is a Bucks County, Pa. author and defense analyst who writes on current military issues and international relations. His work appears regularly in such professional magazines as “Leatherneck”, “The Gazette,” “Jane’s Intelligence Review”, and USA TODAY Magazine, and recently served as the military consultant to Stephens Media Group for their “Valor Series” and wrote for “Proceedings.”

A member of the Marine Corps Combat Camera Association, Andrew’s embedded 14x since 2006 with Marine, Army, and National Guard troops in Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, and Beirut.

Andrew’s first book, “Charlie Battery; A Marine Artillery Battery in Iraq” won the 2007 Gold Medal for best Military Non-Fiction from the Military Writers Society of America, as well as Best Memoir from the University of Virginia’s “Festival of Books.” He is a co-author of “American Valor” along with the popular “Uncle John” series of books for “Uncle John Salutes the Armed Forces”, which was nominated in 2009 for “Best Anthology” by the Military Writers Society of America, and. His latest book, “Keep Moving or Die; Task Force Tarawa at An-Nasiriyah” is due out in 2012 (Naval Institute Press)

He’s appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX, and Patriot Media, as well as late-night radio’s “Joey Reynolds Show,” the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show, and VFW’s “TheNationalDefense.”. In November 2004 Andrew served as the Military Analyst for WPVI (ABC) Philadelphia during Fallujah-2.

In 2009 he was the keynote speaker at the U.S. Army’s Command & Staff College “Military & Media” symposium, Fort Leavenworth, KS. In 2010 he addressed Philadelphia’s Foreign Policy Research Institute, Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation, Dalhousie University (Halifax, CN), Centre for Foreign Policy, and West Chester University’s Political Science-ROTC Programs, and in 2011 he’s spoken at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, U. of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Policy and Villanova University.

Andrew’s a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and holds a Master of International Management, with an international relations specialty. He spent 30+ years in the international trade and has taught economics, export-import operations, economics, and logistics in both college and graduate school.

Industry Expertise (4)

Writing and Editing

International Trade and Development


International Affairs

Areas of Expertise (4)

Current Operations in Afghanistan

Us Marine Humanitarian Operations (Haiti


Role of Us in Todays' World

Accomplishments (7)

American Valor (professional)

C-Author: the stories of the Bronze Star -Silver Star and other battlfied awards from Iraq and Afghnistan.

Father - Grandfather (personal)

Proud father to a Marine artilleryman with (to date) 5 deployments, and grandfather to the best grandson of all time!

Janes Defense Weekly - Janes Intelligence Review (professional)

Providing strategic and tactical reviews of current operations in Afghanistan, along with interviews from senior American and UK general officers

Leatherneck Magazine; the magazine of the Marine Corps (professional)

Their foreign corrrespondent; sending back web and print stories from the front fromAfghanistan, Haiti, and Iraq

Uncle John Salutes the Military (professional)

Co-author. A selection of vignettes in the history of America's armed forces since 1776. I wrote the US Marine Corps section

American Valor (professional)

C-Author: the stories of the Bronze Star -Silver Star and other battlfied awards from Iraq and Afghnistan.

"Charlie Battery; A Marine Artillery Battery in Iraq (professional)

The story of 1st Bn, 10th Marines fighting @ An-Nasiriyah, Iraq in March 2003. My book was awarded the 2007 Gold Medal for Best Non-Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America

Education (3)

Allegheny College: BA, Political Science 1974

Knight Center for Specialized Journalism: 2009

This was a Fellowship I was awarded; re: Covering the US Military

Thunderbird School of Global Management: Master of Int;l Management, Int'l Relations - Export - Import Operations 1975

Affiliations (1)

  • USMC Combat Correspondent Assoc

Event Appearances (3)

US Marine Ops in Haiti,

  Princeton University, American Red Cross - Philadelphia Chapter

US Marine Ops in Afghanistan

Lubin Lecture Series  Allgeheny College, West Chester University, Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, Thunderbird School of Global Managment

Soft Power - Amphibious Operations Today

Lubin Lecture Series  Villanova University

Sample Talks (3)

With the US Marines in Haiti

A recap of my 3 weeks in Haiti embedded with Marines; we were on the ground in Leogane (epicenter ofthe earthquake) conducting disaster relief and humanitarian operations

Counterinsurgency Operations: Dealing With Failed States

Ten years of war in Afghanistan - humanitarian operations in Haiti and Bangladesh; the US Marines operate in obscure parts of the world unknown except for natural disasters and war. Without functioning local governments to provide a semblence of basic services and security; how do the Marines bring stability and order without becoming a permanent part of the landscape?

Counterinsurgency Operations: A Policy for Failed States

"On Patrol with the U.S. Marines in?" Analyst, Author, & embedded journalist Andrew Lubin lectures on the current international scene and how America needs to adapt to it. Ten years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have demonstrated to the world how warfare against the West is best conducted asymmetrically instead of conventionally. The ?enemy? is also changing, as technology and funding enables small irregular groups driven by social-civil-economic woes that are often the root cause of instability to fight against their own and other governments. As China muscled past Japan last year to become the world's 2nd-largest economy, prosperous India is set to pass China by 2025 as the world's most populace country. However the majority of the population living in the littorals stretching from Horn of Africa, to Africa, to the E. China Sea lack political, economic, and civil stability. It's from these regions that urban stress, water shortages, education, piracy, unemployment, narcotics, gangs, and religious extremism escapes and threatens global peace and stability, yet it's these same groups so often receptive to American 'soft power.? Mr. Lubin has 14 embeds in such hotspots as Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, and Beirut with the U.S. Marines and he will discuss from his ?boot's-on-the-ground" perspective how counterinsurgency operations are a far more effective method of providing stability in failed states, and the 3rd-world, along with adapting to the new realities of irregular warfare, virtually instantaneous news, and the economics of the upcoming "Asian Century."



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