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.


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EAST SEA (July 26, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tuscon (SSN 770) transits the East Sea while leading a 13-ship formation. The Republic of Korea and the United States are conducting the combined alliance maritime and air readiness exercise "Invincible Spirit" in the seas east of the Korean peninsula from July 25-28, 2010. This is the first in a series of joint military exercises that will occur over the coming months in the East and West Seas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/Released)

U.S. Submarines: To Stealth or not to Stealth?

Et tu, Representative Forbes, et tu? Earlier this week, asked whether the U.S. Navy is “over-investing in submarines,” the redoubtable Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee…

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Why the Islamic State Is Weathering the Air Campaign

Why the Islamic State Is Weathering the Air Campaign

Editor’s Note: This piece on the War on the Rocks Hasty Ambush blog is published in partnership with the Hoover Institution’s new Military History in the…

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Why National Reputation Matters

Why National Reputation Matters

Editor’s Note: This piece on the War on the Rocks Hasty Ambush blog is published in partnership with the Hoover Institution’s new Military History in the…

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China's new drone will hunt stealth aircraft

China’s new drone will hunt stealth aircraft

Jeffrey Lin and Peter W. Singer have the scoop over at Eastern Arsenal on the Divine Eagle. From the article: As a High Altitude, Long…

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Beyond Offset: Paul Scharre on Technical Landscape

Beyond Offset: Paul Scharre on Technical Landscape

Editor’s Note: War on the Rocks has partnered with the Center for a New American Security to produce Beyond Offset, a series that explores the…

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