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Caroline Houck

Staff Correspondent Caroline Houck is a staff correspondent at Defense One. She previously was an Atlantic Media fellow.
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Charted: Here’s How the Cost of Each Version of the F-35 is Changing

February 15, 2017 It’s been no secret that the F-35’s nine-figure price tag has been falling, but measuring that drop has been difficult. Moreover, when Pentagon officials and Lockheed Martin executives discuss the cost of the Joint Strike Fighter, they’re generally talking about the Air Force’s F-35A variant — down 60 percent since...

The Future Depends on Fixing Readiness Now, Vice Chiefs Tell Lawmakers

February 8, 2017 A week after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis distributed an unusually public memo laying out a seven-year path to a stronger military, service leaders appeared on Capitol Hill to make the case for more near-term funding. It’s an annual pilgrimage — this year, the services are reportedly asking to add...

The Future Depends on Fixing Readiness Now, Vice Chiefs Tell Lawmakers

February 7, 2017 A week after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis distributed an unusually public memo laying out a seven-year path to a stronger military, service leaders appeared on Capitol Hill to make the case for more near-term funding. It’s an annual pilgrimage — this year, the services are reportedly asking to add...

Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest

December 19, 2016 From close neighbors in Latin America to European allies in the fight against the Islamic State, Donald Trump has international entanglements like no previous commander in chief. Each of the president-elect’s business endeavors, critics say, offers an opportunity for foreign leaders and other actors to unduly influence U.S. policy through...

Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest

December 17, 2016 Last updated: Sept. 11, 2017 — From close neighbors in Latin America to European allies in the fight against the Islamic State, Donald Trump has international entanglements like no previous commander in chief. Each of the president-elect’s business endeavors, critics say, offers an opportunity for foreign leaders and other actors...

Littoral Combat Ship, at a Critical Juncture

December 5, 2016 The U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship program is at a crossroads, and it’s not just a new Government Accountability Office review saying so. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Dec. 1, senators, the GAO, and a representative from the Office of the Secretary of Defense slammed the program...

Littoral Combat Ship, at a Crossroads

December 2, 2016 The U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship program is at a crossroads, and it’s not just a new Government Accountability Office review saying so. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Dec. 1, senators, the GAO, and a representative from the Office of the Secretary of Defense slammed the program...

How the Arctic Could Help Warm US-Russian Relations

November 29, 2016 If president-elect Donald Trump wants to build a less frosty relationship with Russia, one counterintuitive avenue could be to go north – all the way north. While acknowledging the concerns the U.S. and its allies have with increased Russian military activity in the Arctic, Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of...

America’s War-by-Airstrike in Three Charts

November 23, 2016 The 12,633-plus airstrikes conducted by U.S. warplanes against the Islamic State underline what U.S. Air Force chief Gen. David Goldfein said at last week’s Defense One Summit: Airpower is central to today’s counterterrorism wars. “Whether you want to talk about global vigilance, reach or power, what the air component …...

America’s War-by-Airstrike in Three Charts

November 22, 2016 The 12,633-plus airstrikes conducted by U.S. warplanes against the Islamic State underline what U.S. Air Force chief Gen. David Goldfein said at last week’s Defense One Summit: Airpower is central to today’s counterterrorism wars. “Whether you want to talk about global vigilance, reach or power, what the air component …...