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.


The Nuclear Option: Military Organizations, Leadership, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Nuclear Option: Military Organizations, Leadership, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

On October 24th I had the good fortune to be invited by the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum to address their 2014 conference at the Booth School…

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CSIS Launches Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

CSIS Launches Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Attention WOTR strategists and Asia watchers! CSIS has just launched an exciting new program (if I do say so as its humble director), the Asia…

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McCants at Brookings: ISIS Fantasies of an Apocalyptic Showdown in Northern Syria

McCants at Brookings: ISIS Fantasies of an Apocalyptic Showdown in Northern Syria

The meadow outside the small village of Dabiq, Syria is a strange setting for one of the final battles of the Islamic apocalypse. Although close…

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The “First War on Terrorism?”: Recommended Reading

The “First War on Terrorism?”: Recommended Reading

WOTR contributor Bill Rosenau of the CNA Corporation’s Center for Strategic Studies has an exciting new report on “the forgotten history of counterterrorism in the…

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