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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In my Foreign Policy column, I wonder what would happen to its strategy if the U.S. can't use bases in Afghanistan the way it wants.

The new Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan rests on some fragile assumptions. U.S. policymakers should have a Plan B ready.

Japan and the United States agree that 9,000 Marines will leave Okinawa. But where they will end up, and why, is still up in the air.

Yesterday, I appeared on the "Midrats" radio show, hosted by Cmdr Phibian Salamander and EagleOne, and discussed the U.S. military's Pacific problems.

The Pentagon's plans don't match the harsh future described by Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey.

In my Foreign Policy column, I ponder whether the collapse of Iran's oil trade, combined with internal repression, will create another North Korea.