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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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New twist in Berlin; Trump convenes natsec team; Palantir at Trump’s table; 100 Russian spies in the U.S.; New fighter jet from design to flight in 1 year; And a bit more.

December 21, 2016 Manhunt in Berlin. German authorities are pursuing a Tunisian man in the wake of the Monday truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed a dozen people, Agence France-Presse reports after officials found an ID in the vehicle. “Asylum office papers believed to belong to the man were...

Terror by truck in Berlin; Russia’s CSI in Ankara; F-35 chief fires back at Trump; Bye-bye, F-4s; and just a bit more….

December 20, 2016 German officials are still trying to determine who was behind the truck attack that killed 12 people and injured 48 at a crowded market in Berlin on Monday. What happened: “A tractor-trailer truck jumped a sidewalk around 8 p.m. and plowed into the market near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church,...

5 terrorist attacks in 5 cities; Syria war heats up; Grappling with Russian hacking; Trump on China, IC, F-35; and just a bit more...

December 12, 2016 While U.S. lawmakers and officials turned their eye to Russia’s influence warfare on democracy this weekend (more on that below), terrorists across five countries killed nearly 200 people, and the Syrian war escalated on multiple fronts. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday announced the Pentagon would send 203 new...

What You Don’t Know About Gen. John Kelly

December 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump has nominated for the Homeland Security Department an outspoken, media-friendly combat veteran who lost a son to the war on terrorism and dozens of childhood friends to the war on drugs. If you think Gen. Jim Mattis is a gruff...

What You Don’t Know About Gen. John Kelly

December 7, 2016 In retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump has nominated for the Department of Homeland Security an outspoken, media-friendly combat veteran who lost a son to the war on terrorism and dozens of childhood friends to the war on drugs. If you think Gen. Jim Mattis is a...

What You Don’t Know About Gen. John Kelly

December 7, 2016 In retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump has nominated for the Department of Homeland Security an outspoken, media-friendly combat veteran who lost a son to the war on terrorism and dozens of childhood friends to the war on drugs. If you think Gen. Jim Mattis is a...

Trump ISIS Strategy Worries Top House Armed Services Democrat

November 21, 2016 How President-elect Donald Trump’s national security team will conduct the war on ISIS just two months from now is anyone’s guess, said a worried House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Calif. Trump’s war cabinet is still being assembled with retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn named as...

How Trump Will Fight ISIS Worries Top House Armed Services Democrat

November 19, 2016 How President-elect Donald Trump’s national security team will conduct the war on ISIS just two months from now is anyone’s guess, said a worried House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash. Trump’s war cabinet is still being assembled with retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn named as...

Trump’s Long List of National Security Unknowns

November 10, 2016 We now know Donald Trump is the next commander in chief. Beyond that, there is so much we don’t know about his plans for U.S. national security issues and U.S. military operations. On the campaign stage, despite wall-to-wall television coverage of the horserace, Trump was allowed to remain vague on...

Now What? Trump’s Long List of National Security Unknowns

November 9, 2016 We now know Donald Trump is the next commander in chief. Beyond that, there is so much we don’t know about his plans for U.S. national security issues and U.S. military operations. On the campaign stage, despite wall-to-wall television coverage of the horserace, Trump was allowed to remain vague on...

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