Wanted: Short Essays with Long Shelf-Lives

The War Room is a website, blog, and podcast based in the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Penn. Editors there seek short, hyperlinked essays about national security and defense; untethered to current headlines; written for both military and non-military audiences.

The editorial team consists of three or more named college faculty, along with distinguished featured contributors. Because of its affiliation with the War College, submissions from currently serving service members should first be submitted through local public affairs contacts.

Recent examples of articles featured on the site include:
An extensive but accessible list of editorial guidelines is available here. On the website's "about" page, editors provide this short list of "rules for writers":

1. Anyone can write for War Room. We are a military publication, but great writing about defense and national security is the only qualification. (It helps if your article shows that you read the Submission Guide.) 
2. Be concise. Have a point, and get to the point in fewer than 2,000 words. Our preferred length is 1,200-1,800 words. 
3. Write for the educated generalist. Do not use acronyms that you would not see in the New York Times, and avoid military jargon. 
4. Keep it interesting. We follow what we call “the inverse Thumper rule”: If you only got nice things to say, don’t say nothin’ at all. (That said, no ad hominem attacks.) 
5. Support assertions with facts from legitimate sources. Cite using hyperlinks. Make sure to cite any factual assertions that are not common knowledge, and cite references to other people’s work, and cite using hyperlinks (it’s easy). When in doubt, cite. Please make sure you accurately represent the facts. Bernard Baruch said, “Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.” 
6. Think outside the news cycle. Six months from now, your work should still be interesting to readers.
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