Robert Haddick

Robert Haddick is a contractor at U.S. Special Operations Command. From January 2009 to September 2012 he was Managing Editor of Small Wars Journal. During this time, he wrote the “This Week at War” column for Foreign Policy. Haddick was a U.S. Marine Corps officer, served in the 3rd and 23rd Marine Regiments, and deployed to Asia and Africa. He has advised the State Department, the National Intelligence Council, and U.S. Central Command.

In the private sector, Haddick was Director of Research at the Fremont Group, a large private investment firm and an affiliate of the Bechtel Corporation. He established the firm's global proprietary trading operation and was president of one of Fremont's overseas investment subsidiaries.

In addition to Foreign Policy and Small Wars Journal, Haddick's writing has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Air & Space Power Journal, and other publications. He has appeared in many radio and television interviews.

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With a heavy heart, I must report the end of my weekly column, This Week at War.

Growing mismatches between what is has and what it needs show that the Pentagon is struggling to effectively adapt to change.

Aircraft carriers have reigned supreme for 70 years. But missiles, technology, and budgets may finally change that.

Better strategic warning is fine -- but it won't by itself make the U.S. and its allies safer.

A missile war between Israel and Iran will be a workout for modern missile defenses, with implications for the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

The U.S. should intervene (carefully) in Syria. Not to save Syria, but rather to prepare for the future.