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Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One Kevin Baron is the founding executive editor of Defense One. Baron has lived in Washington for 20 years, covering international affairs, the military, the Pentagon, Congress, and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, and the Boston Globe, where he ran investigative projects for five years at the Washington bureau. He is a frequent on-air contributor and previously was national security/military analyst at NBC News & MSNBC. Baron cut his muckraking teeth at the Center for Public Integrity and he is twice a Polk Award winner and former vice president of the Pentagon Press Association. He earned his M.A. in media and public affairs from George Washington University, his B.A. in international studies from the University of Richmond, and studied in Paris. Raised in Florida, Baron now lives in Northern Virginia.
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Feinstein Says CIA Illegally Spied on Senate’s Torture Investigation

March 11, 2014 Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., broke her silence and turned on her heel on Tuesday by stunningly accusing the CIA of a constitutional breach for breaking into a secure database of interrogation records the agency provided to lawmakers who were investigating torture allegations under the Bush administration. After working for weeks...

Pentagon Leaders Working to Define Military’s Post-War Purpose

March 5, 2014 With the president’s 2015 budget request and a fresh four-year strategy review in hand, Pentagon leaders in recent speeches, interviews and testimonies have set out to give clarity to their vision for the future, post-Afghanistan purpose of the United States military. “With this budget, we are repositioning the military for...

Pentagon’s QDR Proclaims Military Ready To Do It All

March 4, 2014 The Pentagon released its highly-anticipated, four-year strategy review on Tuesday and with it a vision that the United States military can downsize, reconfigure and seek bold new innovations all while remaining ready to do everything from nuclear war to counterterrorism operations in defense of America’s borders. “With the president’s budget,...

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...