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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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Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

March 23, 2017 If military leaders hope to convince Congress to fund the $30 billion supplemental that the Trump administration has requested for 2017 — let alone a larger plus-up the following year — they’ll need to better describe the readiness woes that the extra money would fix. And that’s something military leaders...

Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

March 23, 2017 If military leaders hope to convince Congress to fund the $30 billion supplemental that the Trump administration has requested for 2017 — let alone a larger plus-up the following year — they’ll need to better describe the readiness woes that the extra money would fix. And that’s something military leaders...

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

March 10, 2017 If President Donald Trump wants to “start winning wars again,” he would do well to fund the State Department’s non-military work in the Middle East and Africa and plan for long-term political solutions, the two top U.S. commanders leading the fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups those...

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

March 9, 2017 If President Donald Trump wants to “start winning wars again,” he would do well to fund the State Department’s non-military work in the Middle East and Africa and plan for long-term political solutions, the two top U.S. commanders leading the fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups those...

F-35 General: Boeing Heard Nothing ‘Unreleasable’ in F-35 Call With Trump

February 17, 2017 When Donald Trump spoke to the Air Force general in charge of the F-35 program on Jan. 17, there was someone else listening in on the phone call about the Lockheed Martin jet: the CEO of Boeing, whose own strike fighter might just be poised to get some F-35 money....

F-35 General: Boeing Heard Nothing ‘Unreleasable’ in F-35 Call With Trump

February 16, 2017 When Donald Trump spoke to the Air Force general in charge of the F-35 program on Jan. 17, there was someone else listening in on the phone call about the Lockheed Martin jet: the CEO of Boeing, whose own strike fighter might just be poised to get some F-35 money....

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...