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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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For F-35's First Deployment, Marines Plan 'School of Hard Knocks'

August 30, 2016 The F-35’s first deployment next year will help the Marine Corps discover what still needs fixing with the new fifth-generation jet, and where to go in the future, Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh told reporters Tuesday. Not only will the Marines be the first force to deploy the Lockheed Martin...

The U.S. Military Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

August 25, 2016 The pivot to Asia is proceeding on track, at least by two measures, for the U.S. Army. The number of soldiers, Guardsmen, and civilians assigned to the Pacific has swelled to 106,000, up 17 percent since 2013, but more importantly, the number of exercises with partner nations has grown as...

The US Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

August 25, 2016 The pivot to Asia is proceeding on track, at least by two measures, for the U.S. Army. The number of soldiers, Guardsmen, and civilians assigned to the Pacific has swelled to 106,000, up 17 percent since 2013, but more importantly, the number of exercises with partner nations has grown as...

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

August 22, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A microbe so common it’s found everywhere from the muddy bottom of the Potomac River to soil hundreds of meters into the earth could one day be wiring the military’s nanotechnology and sensing toxic chemicals from unmanned vehicles. The bacteria, called Geobacter, thrive where organic life normally couldn’t in an...

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

August 19, 2016 A microbe so common it’s found everywhere from the muddy bottom of the Potomac River to soil hundreds of meters into the earth could one day be wiring the military’s nanotechnology and sensing toxic chemicals from unmanned vehicles. The bacteria, called Geobacter, thrive where organic life normally couldn’t in an...

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

August 18, 2016 A microbe so common it’s found everywhere from the muddy bottom of the Potomac River to soil hundreds of meters into the earth could one day be wiring the military’s nanotechnology and sensing toxic chemicals from unmanned vehicles. The bacteria, called Geobacter, thrive where organic life normally couldn’t in an...

Until We Reduce Cybercrime, Expect More Russian Meddling

July 29, 2016 In 2015, there were over one million cyber attacks on individuals and companies every day — and that is why even the strongest U.S. response to the theft of the Democratic National Committee emails will do little to deter future state-sponsored attacks, cybersecurity experts say. The sheer volume and increasing...

Until We Reduce Cybercrime, Expect More Russian Meddling

July 29, 2016 In 2015, there were over one million cyber attacks on individuals and companies every day — and that is why even the strongest U.S. response to the theft of the Democratic National Committee emails will do little to deter future state-sponsored attacks, cybersecurity experts say. The sheer volume and increasing...

NATO Spending, in Two Charts: 2016 Edition

July 29, 2016 In 2014, NATO adopted a guideline for members’ defense spending: 2 percent of gross domestic product. On Friday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew new attention to this guideline when he said he would look at countries’ contributions to the alliance before defending them from an attack. Here’s who’s currently...

Navy’s Future Submarines May Go to Sea with Robot Remoras

July 18, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley imagines the attack submarines of the future and how they’ll team with underwater drones, he pictures sharks — and the remora fish attached to them. The remora, which uses its suction-cup head to catch rides with large marine animals, suggests there’s a new and better...