Small Wars Journal

John A. McCary


John A. McCary is a former Foreign Service Officer who served in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010. Prior to serving as a diplomat, McCary wrote for the Wall Street Journal, earned his master's in International Security from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and served as an Arabic-speaking human intelligence collector for five years in the U.S. Army. He deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq, located on the highway between Fallujah and Ramadi, from 2003-2004. McCary appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience and his writing was published in a book under the same name.

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