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Staff Correspondent Caroline Houck is a staff correspondent at Defense One. She previously was an Atlantic Media fellow.
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John Kelly Lays Out His Border Security Vision

May 5, 2017 The Trump’s administration’s approach to border security starts 1,500 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday. In a 20-minute talk at the Atlantic Council, Kelly offered a distilled version of his approach. The former commander of U.S. Southern Command said he told President Donald...

John Kelly Lays Out His Border Security Vision

May 4, 2017 The Trump’s administration’s approach to border security starts 1,500 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday. In a 20-minute talk at the Atlantic Council, Kelly offered a distilled version of his approach. The former commander of U.S. Southern Command said he told President Donald...

U.S. Military: Sexual Assault in the Ranks Is Less Prevalent, and Better Reported

May 3, 2017 Look at the number of reported sexual assaults in the U.S. military over the last decade, and you’d likely be alarmed at the trend line. In 2016, as in many of the previous 10 years, the total number of reports increased—most recently to 6,172, up from 6,083 the year before....

US Military: Sexual Assault in the Ranks Is Less Prevalent, and Better Reported

May 2, 2017 Look at the number of reported sexual assaults in the U.S. military over the last decade, and you’d likely be alarmed at the trend line. In 2016, as in many of the previous 10 years, the total number of reports increased—most recently to 6,172, up from 6,083 the year before....

Hawaii Needs Better Missile Defense Radars, Pacific Commander Says

April 27, 2017 After a month of increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, U.S. Pacific Commander Adm. Harry Harris arrived in Washington this week advocating for a number of increased capabilities — among them, improved missile defense for Hawaii. The first focus should be improving the state’s radar system, Harris said....

Hawaii Needs Better Missile Defense Radars, Pacific Commander Says

April 26, 2017 After a month of increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, U.S. Pacific Commander Adm. Harry Harris arrived in Washington this week advocating for a number of increased capabilities — among them, improved missile defense for Hawaii. The first focus should be improving the state’s radar system, Harris said....

It’s Too Early to See a 'Trump Effect' on NATO Spending

April 13, 2017 To hear President Donald Trump tell it, his tough talk has already persuaded NATO allies to spend more on defense. But while it’s true that many of the countries are upping their military funding, almost all of those increases were proposed in budgets created before his election. When Trump met...

It’s Too Early to See a ‘Trump Effect’ on NATO Spending

April 12, 2017 To hear President Donald Trump tell it, his tough talk has already persuaded NATO allies to spend more on defense. But while it’s true that many of the countries are upping their military funding, almost all of those increases were proposed in budgets created before his election. When Trump met...

Here’s What U.S. Missiles Hit At the Syrian Airbase

April 10, 2017 When Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters late Thursday night about the cruise missile strike on Shayrat Airfield, the sun wasn’t yet up in western Syria, and he couldn’t offer many details on the strikes’ impacts. Today, the U.S. got its first good look at the damage. The 59...

Here’s What US Missiles Hit At the Syrian Airbase

April 7, 2017 When Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters late Thursday night about the cruise missile strike on Shayrat Airfield, the sun wasn’t yet up in western Syria, and he couldn’t offer many details on the strikes’ impacts. Today, the U.S. got its first good look at the damage. The 59...