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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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U.S. Troops Are Still in the Philippines, Despite Duterte’s Insults and Threats

November 16, 2016 The U.S. continues to use five military bases in the Philippines despite anti-American statements by Manila’s president in recent months, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed general disdain for Americans — calling them “discourteous” and insulting their president — and has explicitly...

US Troops Are Still in the Philippines, Despite Duterte’s Insults and Threats

November 15, 2016 The U.S. continues to use five military bases in the Philippines despite anti-American statements by Manila’s president in recent months, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed general disdain for Americans — calling them “discourteous” and insulting their president — and has explicitly...

Obama’s Final Arms-Export Tally More than Doubles Bush’s

November 9, 2016 The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday. Many of the approved deals — most but hardly all of which have become actual...

Obama’s Final Arms-Export Tally More than Doubles Bush’s

November 8, 2016 The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday. Many of the approved deals — most but hardly all of which have become actual...

Someone Weaponized the Internet of Things

October 22, 2016 Like poor John Hurt’s character in Alien, the internet is infected with a monster that turned on its host. Instead of using the network to send propaganda videos, or dump emails, or destroy centrifuges, Friday’s attack harnessed thousands of connected devices to take down parts of the internet itself. The...

The U.S. Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

October 19, 2016 When U.S. Southern Command dispatched nearly 2,000 Marines, a dozen helicopters, and one amphibious assault ship to Haiti earlier this month, it was an effort to provide lifesaving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. But the operation also served as a reminder to regional friends and neighbors that they...

The US Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

October 18, 2016 When U.S. Southern Command dispatched nearly 2,000 Marines, a dozen helicopters, and one amphibious assault ship to Haiti earlier this month, it was an effort to provide lifesaving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. But the operation also served as a reminder to regional friends and neighbors that they...

Don’t Buy the Bluster. East Asia Is Less Heated Than It Appears: US Diplomat

October 12, 2016 The U.S. rebalance toward Asia has hit a few road bumps this year: North Korean nuclear and missile tests, a new and anti-American Philippines president, never-ending headaches in the South China Sea. But one of the architects of the rebalance says the truth of the region lies beneath the public...

The Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

October 11, 2016 The U.S. Army may become the latest service to dabble in micro UAVs, with a plan to invite bids to supply a short-range micro (SRM) drone as early as 2018, said Col. Courtney Cote, the Army’s project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. Other services are already exploring the possibilities afforded...

US Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

October 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Army may become the latest service to dabble in micro UAVs, with a plan to invite bids to supply a short-range micro drone as early as 2018, said Col. Courtney Cote, the Army’s project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. Other services are already exploring the possibilities afforded by...