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Kevin Baron

Executive Editor 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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Egypt’s Military Behaving Exactly as Hoped, Sort Of

July 16, 2013 In a way, Egypt is happening exactly as planned. Ok, maybe not exactly. Another military coup may not have been what United States national security leaders had in mind when imagining the transition to democracy in the Middle East. But for Pentagon officials first and foremost concerned about U.S. and...

Welcome to Defense One

July 15, 2013 Letter from the Editor: A New Publication for a New Era Welcome to Defense One, a new digital publication from Atlantic Media Company and an entirely new concept for national security coverage. Defense One is a news site that will go deeper, featuring reporting, analysis and bold ideas about the...

Enough! Study finds voters overwhelmingly want big Defense cuts

July 16, 2012 Americans of all stripes have had enough of massive Pentagon budgets and want significant cuts in defense spending, according to new survey data released on Monday. In Republican and Democratic districts across the country, 74 percent and 80 percent of respective voters said they want less defense spending, the study...

A 'military vote' that doesn't really exist

May 29, 2012 Myth 1: President Obama will win the military vote because Osama bin Laden was killed under his command. Myth 2: Mitt Romney will win the military vote because he wants to build up the armed forces to be "so strong no one would ever think to challenge [them]." Truth: There...

One-time critic tapped to head Defense Intelligence Agency

April 17, 2012 The Pentagon has nominated Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be its next intelligence chief, according a statement released on Tuesday. The move gives the reins of an increasingly important agency to an officer perhaps best known for publicly criticizing U.S. intelligence related to the Afghanistan war. If confirmed, Flynn will...

Military elevates handling of sex crimes

April 17, 2012 The U.S. military is starting several new initiatives that defense leaders argued shows they are taking sex crimes in the ranks more seriously than ever. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey announced to members of Congress on Monday that, among several changes,...

Panetta, Dempsey refute GOP claims of budget dissenters

April 17, 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, rejected on Monday recent GOP allegations that there are unheard budget dissenters to President Obama’s spending request in the Pentagon ranks. The comments represent the defense leaders’ first reactions to the specific charge made by...

Five U.S. military personnel also suspected of inappropriate conduct in Colombia

April 15, 2012 Five U.S. Service members are suspected of "inappropriate conduct" related to the Secret Service unit providing security at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. "The conduct is alleged to have occurred in the same hotel where the recalled United States Secret Service agents were staying," said a Saturday...

Arming Syrian rebels is a bad idea, lawmakers warn

April 2, 2012 House intelligence leaders said on Sunday that arming Syrian rebels remains unwise because they are unknown actors and Syria’s regime continues to be backed by Iran and Russia. “I think we both agree that’s probably a bad idea,” said Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on...

Lawmakers, generals, budgets. . . and lies?

March 29, 2012 The chasm between Republicans, Democrats, and the military over defense-spending cuts was on full display on Thursday as key lawmakers in separate events accused each other and senior U.S. military leaders of deceit and dishonesty over deficit-reduction posturing and what is required for national security. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul...