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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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The Army’s Space Force Has Doubled in Six Years, and Demand Is Still Going Up

August 23, 2017 The U.S. Army is growing its small force of space operators and enablers, building a Space Cadre of soldiers who understand how to work in space and integrate it into land operations, even as a contentious proposal to reshape the bulk of the U.S. military’s space operations is making its...

Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement

August 21, 2017 One of the most striking striking images from Saturday’s clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., was the presence of dozens of heavily armed men and women dressed in combat fatigues resembling the National Guard and casting an imposing shadow over the events. But these were not law...

Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement

August 17, 2017 One of the most striking striking images from Saturday’s clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., was the presence of dozens of heavily armed men and women dressed in combat fatigues resembling the National Guard and casting an imposing shadow over the events. But these were not law...

After the Marines United Scandal, ‘All Options’ Are on the Table

August 11, 2017 Less than half a year after a nude photo-sharing scandal rocked the Marine Corps, service leaders are working to hold individuals accountable and attack underlying cultural issues, according to the assistant commandant. “I want it to get to the point where if someone participates in this kind of activity, it’s...

After the Marines United Scandal, ‘All Options’ Are on the Table

August 9, 2017 Less than half a year after a nude photo-sharing scandal rocked the Marine Corps, service leaders are working to hold individuals accountable and attack underlying cultural issues, according to the assistant commandant. “I want it to get to the point where if someone participates in this kind of activity, it’s...

Here Are the Jets That May Become Air Force One

August 2, 2017 Under pressure from President Donald Trump to cut the cost of the next Air Force Ones, the U.S. Air Force is finalizing a deal with Boeing to purchase two undelivered 747s in storage in the Mojave desert. As Defense One first reported yesterday: The 747s that will be transformed for...

The Arctic Could Be the Next South China Sea, Says Coast Guard Commandant

August 1, 2017 No one's creating and arming islands in the Arctic today, but that doesn't mean territorial disputes couldn't soon heat up in those waters, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard warned today. “As I look at what is playing out in the Arctic, it looks eerily familiar to what we’re...

Pentagon Tightens Rules After Fake Cops Buy $1.2M in Weapons

July 27, 2017 When you realize you’ve somehow sold $1.2 million worth of controlled military equipment to a law enforcement agency that doesn’t exist, you’re likely to jumpstart efforts to reform that program. That’s what happened when the Defense Logistics Agency learned that a sting operation run by the Government Accountability Office had...

Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

July 24, 2017 On a dusty beach in far western Africa, a group of men hop out of a pickup truck. They quickly assemble a small commercial drone and send it winging northwest across the Atlantic Ocean. A bit more than a day later, it will make landfall over the southeastern U.S. coast...

Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

July 23, 2017 On a dusty beach in far western Africa, a group of men hop out of a pickup truck. They quickly assemble a small commercial drone and send it winging northwest across the Atlantic Ocean. A bit more than a day later, it will make landfall over the southeastern U.S. coast...