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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Guido

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JOSEPH GUIDO, Lieutenant Colonel, is a U.S. Army sub-Saharan Africa Foreign Area Officer (48J) currently working at the U.S. Army Africa Command in Vicenza, Italy. He has previously served as the Chief of Security Cooperation in Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well as the first Director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Task Force Trans-Sahara. He executed the first Title 10 Section 1208 program in Africa, established the Foreign Area Officer In-Region Training site in Nouakchott, Mauritania, and played a key role in establishing the Defense Attaché Office in Djibouti. Lieutenant Colonel Guido has worked as a defense contractor in Afghanistan, as well as a private security consultant, he served as an intelligence officer in Iraq, and as an infantry officer in Germany and Kosovo. He is a graduate of the French Army staff school Course Superior des Officiers de Réserve Spécialistes d’Etat Major at L’Ecole Militaire, and he received a Master of Arts in African Studies from Yale University with a certificate in International Security Studies in addition to a Bachelor of Science in International and Strategic History from the U.S. Military Academy.

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SSI books and monographs by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Guido

  • Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study

    November 01, 2017

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Guido.
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    Nuclear weapons, great state competition, and belligerence have refocused American strategy to view military operations in undeveloped and largely ungoverned areas, such as Africa, as economy of force efforts. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Guido suggests what such economy of force efforts to control terrorist sanctuary would look like, and the key considerations to achieve success against these terrorist groups in his detailed study of one of the most notorious al-Qaeda leaders of all time who finds refuge in the middle of the world’s largest desert—perhaps the greatest sanctuary of all.