Small Wars Journal

Military Bloggers Find More Outlets

SWJ and Wings Over Iraq blogger Major Crispin Burke takes a look at “the state of Milblogging” at the New York Times’ At War blog.

... Despite the risks, social media remains an important tool for service members. And today, it is more important than ever. After 10 years of war, service members have begun to feel isolated from American society; not just physically — due to long, repetitive deployments — but often emotionally as well. But in the online world, you can follow and friend just about anyone. Service members can now stay connected, not just to each other, but to the rest of the nation that they serve.