Michael Peck

Michael Peck

Uncommon Defense


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Contributor since:December 2008

About Me

I'm a writer in the not-so-sunny Northwest. My work has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, Wired.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer, National Defense and the Military Times magazines.

I like to blog about national security and foreign affairs, though I'll write about any topic on which I have a strong opinion (which is most anything). I'm a bit of a contrarian, which drives people crazy. That's a good thing.

Tips? Comments? Contact me at uncommondefense@gmail.com



I'm Known For...

Asking questions. A lot of questions.

My Current Project

An oral history of America in the future

My Greatest Achievement


My Biggest Regret

Not knowing then what I know now

I Truly Respect

People who actually build things.

Moments I'd Like To Forget


How I Pay For This Wardrobe

If you saw my wardrobe, you wouldn't have to ask

Blocks I've Been Around

Greater New Jersey

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now


Why True/Slant

They actually WANT to hear what I have to say


What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Old British crime dramas. Can you say The Sweeney, gov?

This Is Annoying Me...

Can't find good Italian food in the Northwest

This Is Making Me Worry...

Decline of the U.S. and the rise of China

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

I sent it back

I'm Running From...


This Is Helping Me Create...

Mortgage payments

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

I'm now my parents age

This Makes My Teeth Itch

My fingernail

Can't Do Without

Board games

Favorite Voices

Not the ones in my head

My Most Awkward Moment

If she doesn't tell, I won't

My Secret Ambition

Well, it wouldn't be a secret, would it?

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