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.

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...

Earlier this week, US Air Force Captain Jeff Gilmore castigated the US military's social media strategy in a  Small Wars Journal op-ed contrasting the practices of Coca-Cola and the...

Charred hulks of buildings lie smoldering in this once proud American metropolis.  Meanwhile, dazed victims wander the streets aimlessly in search of food, water, and thier missing...

From Defense.gov: The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP), providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status....