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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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US Lawmakers Call for Space Force, Boost to Military Drills in Europe

June 29, 2017 From the Pentagon to Capitol Hill, everyone seems to agree military space projects are among the most important to U.S. national security. But they don’t agree on what they should do about it. In their annual review of the Defense Department policy bill — known as the National Defense Authorization...

Time for the Pentagon to Overhaul Drone Management, New Report Says

June 28, 2017 The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it buys and manages its larger drones, according to a new report from a retired general who used to oversee Air Force intelligence. The push comes as the Pentagon puts the finishing touches on a new roadmap for unmanned systems, a plan...

Time for the Pentagon to Overhaul Drone Management, New Report Says

June 28, 2017 The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it buys and manages its larger drones, according to a new report from a retired general who used to oversee Air Force intelligence. The push comes as the Pentagon puts the finishing touches on a new roadmap for unmanned systems, a plan...

Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

June 21, 2017 As candidate, Donald Trump promised to run government more like a business. The idea itself is nothing new, but the premise played an outsize role for businessman who had never held public office. Once in office, Trump nominated one of the most business-heavy Cabinets in U.S. history. But this approach...

Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

June 20, 2017 As candidate, Donald Trump promised to run government more like a business. The idea itself is nothing new, but the premise played an outsize role for businessman who had never held public office. Once in office, Trump nominated one of the most business-heavy Cabinets in U.S. history. But this approach...

SecAF expects war in space; Mattis wants 4K troops for Afghanistan; China, US to meet about North Korea; The experimental future of military IT; and just a bit more...

June 16, 2017 New Air Force Secretary expects war in space. “In short, we must develop space airmen who have the tools, training, and resources to fight when – not if – war extends into space,” SecAf Heather Wilson writes in an op-ed posted Friday on Defense One. In “Why I’m Directing the...

A Giant Russian Exercise Will Soon Put 100,000 Troops on NATO’s Border. Then What?

June 12, 2017 For the Baltic countries on NATO’s northeastern flank, carefully monitoring Russia’s various defense investments and activities is nothing new. Like brushing your teeth, it’s just a matter of staying healthy, Estonia’s defense minister told a small group of reporters while visiting the U.S. last week. Observing Russian military activity is...

Without Trump’s Stalled Travel Ban, DHS Chief Not ‘Fully Confident’ of U.S. Security

June 8, 2017 Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Donald Trump’s stalled travel ban on Tuesday, saying that without it, he was "not fully confident” the federal government could stop terrorists from “taking advantage of our generous visa and immigration system" and entering the United States. Delivered in the wake of the...

Without Trump’s Stalled Travel Ban, DHS Chief Not ‘Fully Confident’ of US Security

June 7, 2017 Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Donald Trump’s stalled travel ban on Tuesday, saying that without it, he was "not fully confident” the federal government could stop terrorists from “taking advantage of our generous visa and immigration system" and entering the United States. Delivered in the wake of the...

European Battle Groups May Finally Get the Funding to Fight

June 6, 2017 Ten years after the European Union created its battle groups, they might finally get the funding that would allow them to fight. That’s according to the defense minister of Estonia, which takes over the rotating EU presidency next month. The battle groups were envisioned as small, collective defense forces that...