Michael Cummings is veteran and a writer, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 with the 173rd Airborne Brigade as a platoon leader, and Iraq in 2010 with 5th Special Forces Group as an intelligence officer. Eric Cummings is a writer who lives in Los Angeles. We run a milblog at www.onviolence.com. Our outside writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Stars and Stripes, The New York Times’ “At War” blog, FP.com/Thomas Ricks’ “The Best Defense” blog and Infantry magazine. In addition, the Small Wars Journal has linked to our blog several times over the years.