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Caroline Houck

Staff Correspondent Caroline Houck is a staff correspondent at Defense One. She previously was an Atlantic Media fellow.
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'82 percent approval rating'; A new ISIS battleground; China orders giant cargo planes; The threat the G20 missed; and a bit more.

September 8, 2016 A fairly unrevealing night for Clinton and Trump. Wednesday night’s “commander-in-chief” forum, hosted by NBC News, managed to do little more than affirm what most U.S. voters already knew—Clinton has a problem with short answers to questions about her private email server, while Trump adores Russian President Vladimir Putin (He...

For F-35's First Deployment, Marines Plan 'School of Hard Knocks'

August 31, 2016 The F-35’s first deployment next year will help the Marine Corps discover what still needs fixing with the new fifth-generation jet, and where to go in the future, Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh told reporters Tuesday. Not only will the Marines be the first force to deploy the Lockheed Martin...

For F-35's First Deployment, Marines Plan 'School of Hard Knocks'

August 30, 2016 The F-35’s first deployment next year will help the Marine Corps discover what still needs fixing with the new fifth-generation jet, and where to go in the future, Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh told reporters Tuesday. Not only will the Marines be the first force to deploy the Lockheed Martin...

The U.S. Military Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

August 25, 2016 The pivot to Asia is proceeding on track, at least by two measures, for the U.S. Army. The number of soldiers, Guardsmen, and civilians assigned to the Pacific has swelled to 106,000, up 17 percent since 2013, but more importantly, the number of exercises with partner nations has grown as...

The US Holds More Pacific Exercises Than You Probably Realize

August 25, 2016 The pivot to Asia is proceeding on track, at least by two measures, for the U.S. Army. The number of soldiers, Guardsmen, and civilians assigned to the Pacific has swelled to 106,000, up 17 percent since 2013, but more importantly, the number of exercises with partner nations has grown as...

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

August 22, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A microbe so common it’s found everywhere from the muddy bottom of the Potomac River to soil hundreds of meters into the earth could one day be wiring the military’s nanotechnology and sensing toxic chemicals from unmanned vehicles. The bacteria, called Geobacter, thrive where organic life normally couldn’t in an...

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

August 19, 2016 A microbe so common it’s found everywhere from the muddy bottom of the Potomac River to soil hundreds of meters into the earth could one day be wiring the military’s nanotechnology and sensing toxic chemicals from unmanned vehicles. The bacteria, called Geobacter, thrive where organic life normally couldn’t in an...

The Military Is Genetically Modifying Bacteria to Make Even Tinier Computers

August 18, 2016 A microbe so common it’s found everywhere from the muddy bottom of the Potomac River to soil hundreds of meters into the earth could one day be wiring the military’s nanotechnology and sensing toxic chemicals from unmanned vehicles. The bacteria, called Geobacter, thrive where organic life normally couldn’t in an...

Until We Reduce Cybercrime, Expect More Russian Meddling

July 29, 2016 In 2015, there were over one million cyber attacks on individuals and companies every day — and that is why even the strongest U.S. response to the theft of the Democratic National Committee emails will do little to deter future state-sponsored attacks, cybersecurity experts say. The sheer volume and increasing...

Until We Reduce Cybercrime, Expect More Russian Meddling

July 29, 2016 In 2015, there were over one million cyber attacks on individuals and companies every day — and that is why even the strongest U.S. response to the theft of the Democratic National Committee emails will do little to deter future state-sponsored attacks, cybersecurity experts say. The sheer volume and increasing...