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Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. He is also national security/military analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, and Stars and Stripes. He previously ran investigative projects for five years at the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, and cut his muckraking teeth at the Center for Public Integrity. Baron is twice a Polk Award winner and former vice president of the Pentagon Press Association. He earned his M.A. from George Washington University and B.A. from the University of Richmond. Raised in Florida, Baron lives in Northern Virginia with his three sons.
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Obama: ISIS Losing Territory, Influence As US Troops Push South in Syria

December 14, 2015 During a rare visit to the Pentagon, President Barack Obama detailed point-by-point how U.S.-led forces have stopped the Islamic State’s ground gains in Iraq and Syria, taken back swaths of territory, killed a string of key terrorist leaders, and now are fighting or putting “the squeeze” on major ISIS-held cities....

Defense Department: Trump’s Muslim Ban is ‘Counter to National Security’

December 9, 2015 Donald Trump’s idea to ban all Muslim immigrants is more than a bad idea — it would be detrimental to national security, according to the Pentagon and an extraordinary bloc of U.S. leaders across both parties who spoke out in condemnation of the GOP presidential candidate's proposal. "Anything that bolsters...

Pentagon Calls Trump’s Muslim Ban 'Counter to National Security'

December 8, 2015 This article has been updated to include additional reporting. Donald Trump’s idea to ban all Muslim immigrants is more than a bad idea — it would be detrimental to national security, according to the Pentagon and an extraordinary bloc of U.S. leaders across both parties who spoke out in condemnation...

SOCOM’s Votel Is Top Choice to Take Over CENTCOM

December 3, 2015 Gen. Joseph Votel, who leads U.S. Special Operations Command, is the top candidate on a short list to succeed Gen. Lloyd Austin next year as commander of U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, and oversee the military’s fight against the Islamic State and terrorism across the Middle East and Afghanistan, Defense...

No Exceptions: Defense Chief Opens All Military Jobs to Women

December 3, 2015 Every job in the U.S. military will be open for women to vie for and serve in — including in the elite special operations forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday. “There will be no exceptions,” Carter said, ending months of speculation that some combat units, especially in the Marine...

No Exceptions: Carter Opens All Military Jobs to Women

December 3, 2015 Every job in the U.S. military will be open for women to vie for and serve in — including in the elite special operations forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday. “There will be no exceptions,” Carter said, ending months of speculation that some combat units, especially in the Marine...

US Deploying a ‘Targeting Force’ to Iraq, Syria. Expect Unilateral Special-Ops Raids.

December 1, 2015 President Barack Obama is deploying "a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to put even more pressure on ISIS," Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday, in testimony that publicly recognized and explained an escalation of U.S. military involvement on the ground in...

Kunduz Investigation Blames Aircrew, SOF Commander, Computers

November 25, 2015 U.S. military commanders blamed an American special operations commander on the ground, the aircrew of the attack aircraft in the sky, commanders at Bagram airbase, and faulty equipment for a string of bad decisions that led them on Oct. 3 to destroy the Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF, hospital in...

Kunduz Investigation Blames Aircrew, SOF Commander, Computers

November 25, 2015 U.S. military commanders blamed an American special operations commander on the ground, the aircrew of the attack aircraft in the sky, commanders at Bagram airbase, and faulty equipment for a string of bad decisions that led them on Oct. 3 to destroy the Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF, hospital in...

Clinton Details A More Aggressive US Plan for Middle East, Terrorism

November 19, 2015 Less than one week after the Paris attacks, Hillary Clinton called for intensifying the U.S. attack on terror groups by launching an “intelligence surge,” deploying more special operations forces to Iraq and Syria, directly arming Kurd and Sunni fighters, and establishing a Syrian no-fly zone to undergird U.S. efforts at...

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