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Executive Editor, Defense One Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. A 15-year veteran of Washington’s defense, national security and foreign affairs scene, Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, and the Center for Public Integrity. Baron is vice president of the Pentagon Press Association.
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P4’s plan to hire AQ to defeat ISIS; China steals another US military tack; The warship of the future; And a bit more.

9:10 AM ET China is reportedly on the verge of restructuring its military—a “sweeping overhaul,” Bloomberg calls it—“moving it closer to a U.S.-style joint command structure” so that, as President Xi Jinping said, it can “fight and win a modern war” by “shift[ing] from a land-based military to one able to project force...

As New Book Arrives, Pentagon Warns Special Operators Against Leaks

August 31, 2015 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned the U.S. military’s special operators that classified leaks were not theirs to share, four days ahead of the public release of a new book that reveals secret information about recent missions in the war on terrorism. Carter’s remarks are the latest...

China, Russia hacks exploiting US spies; JSOC book leaks worry commanders; Turkey finally bombs ISIS; UAE troops in Yemen; And a bit more.

August 31, 2015 China and Russia are “aggressively aggregating and cross-indexing hacked U.S. computer databases—including security clearance applications, airline records and medical insurance forms—to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents,” U.S. officials told the L.A. Times. The casualties to U.S. intelligence so far: “At least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists...

As New Book Arrives, Pentagon Warns Special Operators Against Leaks

August 28, 2015 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned the U.S. military’s special operators that classified leaks were not theirs to share, four days ahead of the public release of a new book that reveals secret information about recent missions in the war on terrorism. Carter’s remarks are the latest...

Flexible Electronics Are the Goal of Pentagon's First Silicon Valley Partnership

August 28, 2015 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A partnership to develop electronic components that bend — think touchscreens that wrap around your arm, or aircraft wings made of sensors — is the next step in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s fast-moving campaign to harness Silicon Valley’s innovation and invite its companies to help create...

Carter: After Joint Chiefs Breach, Defense Needs Stronger Network Security

August 27, 2015 NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – On his way to Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said a recent intrusion into a Joint Chiefs of Staff computer network shows the military does not have the cyber defenses it needs. Now he wants help. “That is evidence that we’re not doing...

Carter: Joint Chiefs Breach Shows Military Needs Better Cyber Security

August 26, 2015 NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – On his way to Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said a recent intrusion into a Joint Chiefs of Staff computer network shows the military does not have the cyber defenses it needs. Now he wants help. “That is evidence that we’re not doing...

Drone giant already spying for Pentagon; Smoking gun on the Iran deal?; About that Stephen Hawking letter; Koreas trade fire; And a bit more.

August 20, 2015 Drone maker turns battlezone operator. To meet its insatiable demand for aerial ISR, the Pentagon is handing the controls of some of its larger and most significant drones to its industry friends. Employees from defense manufacturer General Atomics have been flying Predator and Reaper drone surveillance missions for the Pentagon...

Here Are the Two Women Who Completed Army's Ranger School

August 19, 2015 Their names are 1st Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver. They are the first women to ever have completed the U.S. Army Ranger School and on Friday they will affix the “Ranger tab” patch to their shoulders. According to the men who guided them through it, they are the...

Meet the Women Who Survived Army's Ranger School (Navy SEALs Are Next)

August 19, 2015 Correction: This report originally swapped the ranks of Capt. Griest and 1st. Lt. Haver. Their names are Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st. Lt. Shaye Haver. They are the first women to ever have completed the U.S. Army Ranger School and on Friday they will affix the “Ranger tab” patch to...