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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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Obama Requests ‘Smaller’ $500 Billion Defense Budget

March 4, 2014 President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget on Tuesday, calling for $495.6 billion for the nation’s military -- just $4 billion less than fiscal 2014 enacted levels, and still below the $496 billion cap set by Congress under the Bipartisan Budget Act. Obama’s budget cuts the size of ...

U.S. Demands Putin Pull Back from Ukraine; Security Council Meets

March 1, 2014 The United States demanded Russia pull back its military forces to bases in Crimea on Saturday, and reverse the military invasion of Ukraine that has caused global condemnation. President Barack Obama, in a 90-minute call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, warned that Russia faced global “isolation” because of the invasion. ...

Hagel Orders a Shakeup of the Pentagon’s MIA Recoveries

February 21, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has given the Pentagon 30 days to deliver a plan to speed up the often painstakingly slow and expensive process of finding, recovering and identifying missing remains of United States troops from previous wars. Calling it a “top priority for the department,” Hagel ordered a top-to-bottom ...

NATO Chief Tweets Ukraine Military In a Plea for Peace

February 19, 2014 UPDATE: This story has been updated throughout to reflect breaking news events in Ukraine. Call it a modern day battlefield demarche. Gen. Phil Breedlove, NATO supreme allied commander, took to Twitter and Facebook to reach Ukraine’s new military chiefs and request talks with toward ending the violent uprisings now drawing ...

Beyond Mobile: Live Webcast with DARPA’s Dan Kaufman

February 5, 2014 Defense technology firms may be asking what's next for “mobile,” but researchers at DARPA, the Defense Advance Research Project Agency, have moved "beyond mobile", says Director for Information Innovation Dan Kaufman. He is responsible for identifying and developing new technologies for the military. The more contemporary concern is securing military ...

Think Tanks' Dream Defense Budgets Defeat China, But Not Politics

February 5, 2014 Four of Washington’s premier think tanks presented their dream defense budgets that reveal one common theme: national security leaders know a lot more about getting past China’s defenses than they do about getting past House and Senate budget leaders. A perfect world for think tanks, it seems, would be free ...

Bob Work Expected To Be Named Deputy SecDef

February 5, 2014 It’s finally almost official. Bob Work, former under secretary of the Navy, will be Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s right hand man in the Pentagon, succeeding Ash Carter as deputy secretary of defense. "Bob Work is expected to be nominated as early as this week," a senior administration official confirmed to ...

Obama’s Vision: No More War but Plenty More Fighting

January 28, 2014 President Barack Obama closed out his State of the Union address by attempting to define a new post-war standard that limits U.S. military intervention in global conflicts around the world but shows no sign of letting up chasing global terrorism. Obama declared that the war in Afghanistan will end this ...

HASC Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon to Retire

January 16, 2014 This story has been updated. Rep. Buck McKeon will retire from Congress and the chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee at the end of this term, the California Republican announced on Thursday. “I’m leaving this job in a year, but I will not leave the fight,” McKeon said during ...

The Day Bob Gates Almost Quit

January 7, 2014 In a new and highly-anticipated memoir of his time as Pentagon chief, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates both celebrates and questions President Barack Obama’s national security leadership of the Afghanistan war, military intervention into Libya, and making the historic decision to attack Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound, according to published ...