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.

Contact Robert at robert@smallwarsjournal.com.

Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy. Topics include: 1) Iraq's army thinks about life after the insurgency, 2) Does Afghanistan need the Phoenix Program?

After several years of confusion and cultural resistance, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy are now laying out plans to rapidly expand and integrate unmanned systems into their doctrines, force...

Iran's nuclear program is suddenly receiving a flurry of attention from top Obama administration officials. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited Israel today to exchange views on the subject with...

Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy. Topics include: 1) The Domino Theory returns, 2) Thank you, Rafael Correa.

Five weeks after Iran's presidential elections it is now clear that Iran's ruling elite has split into two factions. The question now is whether Iran's security forces will split. Former presidents...

Last week I attended a seminar on China at the Brookings Institution. At the seminar David Finkelstein gave a must-read presentation on China's grand strategy. Finkelstein is a retired U.S. Army...