Fourth Generation Warfare

Liberty Fighter: Matthew VanDyke Interview

VanDyke talks foreign policy, the Libyan civil war, being a political prisoner, and fighting ISIS. In Februrary, 2011, 32-year old Matthew VanDyke left home in Baltimore and set off for Libya to help rebels overthrow the country’s dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a video camera in the other, he struggled to achieve political revolution — and personal transformation. He founded Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) is the first security contracting firm run on an innovative non-profit business model. SOLI provides free security consulting and training services to vulnerable populations to enable them to defend themselves against terrorist and insurgent groups. The dedicated staff, volunteers, and funders of SOLI believe that all people have the right to self-defense and liberty regardless of their financial circumstances, and they strive to create a world in which the innocent are protected. He is now training Assyrian christians in Iraq to fight against ISIS.

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