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.


RCD: CNO's Losing Battle to Avoid a Hollow Navy

RCD: CNO’s Losing Battle to Avoid a Hollow Navy

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert has adopted the lingo of marine navigation to bring organization to his thinking about fleet priorities.  His “Sailing…

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Obama, Russia, and Ukraine: What You Think

Obama, Russia, and Ukraine: What You Think

With Russia conducting exercises on its border with Ukraine and a Russian proposal for “humanitarian” intervention on the UN Security Council table, an expansion of…

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The Adults are Heard From: National Defense Panel 2014

The Adults are Heard From: National Defense Panel 2014

Last week brought with it the release of the National Defense Panel’s Assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) entitled“Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense…

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Scales and Ollivant: Terrorist armies fight smarter and deadlier than ever

Scales and Ollivant: Terrorist armies fight smarter and deadlier than ever

Military transformations can be hard to detect. They generally occur over decades, sometimes over generations. Soldiers are usually the first torecognize them, but for the perceptive,…

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