Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel John Warden, is "president of Venturist Inc., a consulting firm. He was an architect of the Operation Desert Storm air campaign in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He is a Vietnam veteran, a former special assistant to Vice President Dan Quayle, a frequent television commentator and author of Winning in FastTime (Venturist Publishing)."
In October 2003, Warden, "wrote that the U.S. should set stability goals to allow a near-term exit from Iraq, by securing basic infrastructure and services, promoting external investment in Iraq, pressing for an Iraqi governing entity to be in place by 2004, including a sufficiently large military to secure the country. 'A better and faster solution [than recruiting an Iraqi Army from the ground up] would be to recall and retrain entire Iraqi military units.'"