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.


Get Your WOTR Gear from Our New Store with a Special Pre-Sale Discount!

Get Your WOTR Gear from Our New Store with a Special Pre-Sale Discount!

For over a year now, our store page – adorned only with “Coming Soon” – has been one of the highest trafficked pages on our…

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Announcing "Strategic Outpost"

Announcing “Strategic Outpost”

I am proud to announce the first regular, featured column at War on the Rocks. “Strategic Outpost,” by Lt. General David W. Barno, US Army (Ret.)…

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Full Text: State of the Union Address

Full Text: State of the Union Address

As Prepared for Delivery —  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century.  Fifteen…

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Ollivant in AJAM: Iraq will continue to need a strong central government

Ollivant in AJAM: Iraq will continue to need a strong central government

Soft partition, strong federalism, devolution of power — these are all terms bandied about when it comes to the future of Iraq. Formal partition has…

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Who was calling for a military draft? Not me

Who was calling for a military draft? Not me

In his article, “Why the Draft is a Forlorn Hope,” Second Lieutenant T.S. Allen uses my recent op-ed in The Los Angeles Times to attack those who seem…

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Haddick in Proceedings: The Struggle for a Strategy

Haddick in Proceedings: The Struggle for a Strategy

To counter China’s recent actions and maintain stability in the Western Pacific, the United States must find an effective strategy—soon. China is implementing a well-designed…

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