Crispin Burke

Major Crispin J. Burke is an Army Aviator who has served in a variety of assignments, including Iraq.  Follow him on Twitter at @CrispinBurke.

September ambushes me every year. Life rushes by, and then I realize it’s another September,  and another difficult anniversary. I look down at the band on my wrist, the scuffed...

Some days Special Operations missions in international hotspots end in success and accolades, as when SEAL Team Six took out Osama bin Laden. These are the missions that tend to be...

Peter W. Singer and August Cole want you to know their book, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, is a work of fiction, not prediction.  Let’s hope they’re right.  

Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies: 21st Century Doctrine for an Ancient Way of War - Review of the new COIN manual.

During the Cold War misguided elites were referred to as “useful idiots“. Now some service members have fallen directly into that trap.

In the book’s final chapter, Kaplan warns America’s pivot to Asia may overlook its greatest foreign policy opportunity: building an enduring partnership with Mexico to safeguard our...