7 Military Blogs You Need to Check Out

Get your Sunday reading in with some peer writing. Here are 7 of the best military blogs out there right now if you’re looking for professional, well-written content. What I like about these site is that they’re either created/hosted by an active duty service member, or they’re a repository of active duty writing. So, you know you’re getting relevant content.

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Army combat helmets assigned to Soldiers participating in the 2009 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition sit at the ready during the Urban Warfighting Orientation Course phase of the competition. Link to photo.

Task and Purpose. A collaboration of writing on topics ranging from military innovation and veterans affairs to foreign policy and thoughts on the latest news trends.

General Leadership. A website and foundation dedicated to “facilitating active conversations between You and America’s most trusted leaders to inspire positive change!” The effort is led by Air Force Brigadier General John Michel, who has amassed a formidable Twitter network of over 200,000 followers (@JohnEMichel).

From The Green Notebook. Personally hosted and written by an Army Major, From the Green Notebook Blog provides exceptional writing quality with challenging topics focused on leadership, values, history, and professional discourse. Definitely worth your time! Follow the author at @jbyerly81.

War on the Rocks. Another great consortium of military authors (including yours truly) that somehow infuses military commentary with discussions about good liquor. In addition to articles on foreign policy and military affairs, they have subsections devoted to combat experiences, controversial topics, and even art in war. Check out their pithy interviews with defense leaders, too. Follow on Twitter at @WarOnTheRocks.

War Council. War Council has an academic flavor to its military writing (which is fitting, since it’s hosted by an Army officer and instructor at West Point.) You’ll find insightful commentary on the historical context of current events, like thoughts on ISIS and the history of the Army’s Green Tab.

On the large-scale content production side of the spectrum, you can always rely on the following two sites.

Blogs of War. “…breaking national security news and leveraging thousands of conflict, intelligence, security, technology & political sources to provide level-headed analysis in a complex news environment since 2002.” Blogs of War is a massive conduit for national security discussion and resources. Join 65,000 other followers on Twitter at @BlogsofWar.

Small Wars Journal. This long-established site covers everything from counterinsurgency to force structure to leadership. Always reliable for superb content. Follow on Twitter at @smallwars.

What blogs can you add to this list? Comment below.

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