Steven O'Hern is a retired U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer, an Iraq War veteran, and an attorney. While serving in Iraq, Colonel O'Hern directed intelligence operations against the IRGC; that experience informed his first book, The Intelligence Wars: Lessons from Baghdad (Prometheus Books, 2008). He has taught at the Counter Threat Institute International, a California-based company that provides counterterrorism training to military personnel and law enforcement officers. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas.
-The study of Iran's Revolutionary Guard could hardly be a more urgent priority for policymakers, students of foreign affairs, and those with an interest in the Middle East. This essential account explores the key role played by the Guard in Iranian society, the economy, and national politics as well as its military value.---Mark Urban, military historian and author of Task Force Black: The Explosive True Story of the SAS and the Secret War in Iraq--Mark Urban