Chris Miller is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in roles as a military adviser and in counterinsurgency operations. He is a Purple Heart recipient following two tours in Iraq and has worked as a military contractor in the Middle East. He holds postgraduate degrees in law and international politics. His interests are NBC/CBRNe, small arms, COIN, military and veterans issues, the Cold War, and international security affairs. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Guardian, Small Wars Journal, and other publications. He is a member of the Military Writers Guild.