CJ Chivers is a Senior Writer for The New York Times. He has written extensively on the conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. His coverage often focuses on military tactics, insurgency and counterinsurgency, the arms trade and human rights. He is also a regular contributor to the At War Blog, often focusing on weapons identification. Chivers has previously served as a US Marine officer and has written a book on the social history of the AK-47 which examines the origins and proliferation of automatic weapons and their impact on war.
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