Hasty Ambush

Hasty Ambushes are short, sharp, reactive pieces from War on the Rocks contributors. If commentary and analysis are our symphonies, Hasty Ambushes are jazz.


India in Afghanistan: Tackling a Thorny Issue

India in Afghanistan: Tackling a Thorny Issue

Last week, I had the privilege to speak with a small group of Indian parliamentarians who were visiting the United States. The subject was U.S….

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B.J. Armstrong to Receive Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Award for WOTR Article

B.J. Armstrong to Receive Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Award for WOTR Article

War on the Rocks contributor B.J. Armstrong has been named the recipient of the General Roy S. Geiger Award by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation…

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Alex Hecht takes the helm at Molotov Cocktail

Alex Hecht takes the helm at Molotov Cocktail

War on the Rocks would like to welcome Alex Hecht on board as the editor of Molotov Cocktail – our blog for all things booze….

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What You Need to Know about Modern Mercenaries

What You Need to Know about Modern Mercenaries

Watch Sean McFate discuss his new book, The Modern Mercenary, at the National Defense University. Sean offers an insider’s understanding of the opaque private military world,…

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David Ignatius on WOTR: Influential, Provocative, and Invaluable

David Ignatius on WOTR: Influential, Provocative, and Invaluable

Editor’s note: We asked War on the Rocks readers to tell other readers, in their own words, why they love WOTR. The responses we received have…

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Point-Counterpoint on Arming Ukraine

Point-Counterpoint on Arming Ukraine

Last week, we had the pleasure of taking part in the Chess Clock Debates, a new and exciting podcast series produced by Benjamin Wittes. The…

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Ryan Evans in NYT on U.S. Approach to Russia's Ukraine Adventure

Ryan Evans in NYT on U.S. Approach to Russia’s Ukraine Adventure

Editor’s note: In the New York Times, War on the Rocks editor-in-chief Ryan Evans comments on the U.S. response to Vladimir Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine. Bottom line:…

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Bryan McGrath on the Key Aspects of the New Maritime Strategy

Bryan McGrath on the Key Aspects of the New Maritime Strategy

On Monday, War on the Rocks published an article in which Bryan McGrath and Bryan Clark examine the four key tenets on which the new maritime strategy…

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