Best Defense

Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

The Best Defense future of war contest: Sharpen your pencils and start writing!

Got some thoughts about the future of war? Please consider sharing them. You’ve probably already read what New America Foundation is thinking about the future of war. Next up, I am going to run some solicited essays on the subject. But I also want to open the blog up to others, so I am now ...

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Got some thoughts about the future of war? Please consider sharing them.

You've probably already read what New America Foundation is thinking about the future of war. Next up, I am going to run some solicited essays on the subject. But I also want to open the blog up to others, so I am now announcing the Best Defense future of war blog post contest. This is open to all readers. Please keep your submissions relatively short -- I want posts, not War College essays. It might be best to write about a topic with which you are personally familiar, or have studied. But if you want, you can write under this title: "What we should be thinking about the war after next."

The no. 1 winner will be invited to a private session of the New America team when it meets with experts. The top three runners-up will get a signed copy of one of my books, or maybe one of Peter Bergen's if you prefer and if I can talk him into it.

Got some thoughts about the future of war? Please consider sharing them.

You’ve probably already read what New America Foundation is thinking about the future of war. Next up, I am going to run some solicited essays on the subject. But I also want to open the blog up to others, so I am now announcing the Best Defense future of war blog post contest. This is open to all readers. Please keep your submissions relatively short — I want posts, not War College essays. It might be best to write about a topic with which you are personally familiar, or have studied. But if you want, you can write under this title: “What we should be thinking about the war after next.”

The no. 1 winner will be invited to a private session of the New America team when it meets with experts. The top three runners-up will get a signed copy of one of my books, or maybe one of Peter Bergen’s if you prefer and if I can talk him into it.

Please send them to this e-mail address (and btw this link also leads to an easier way to read this blog).

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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