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Staff Correspondent Caroline Houck is a staff correspondent at Defense One. She previously was an Atlantic Media fellow.
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Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

July 24, 2017 On a dusty beach in far western Africa, a group of men hop out of a pickup truck. They quickly assemble a small commercial drone and send it winging northwest across the Atlantic Ocean. A bit more than a day later, it will make landfall over the southeastern U.S. coast...

Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

July 23, 2017 On a dusty beach in far western Africa, a group of men hop out of a pickup truck. They quickly assemble a small commercial drone and send it winging northwest across the Atlantic Ocean. A bit more than a day later, it will make landfall over the southeastern U.S. coast...

DIUx Wins Support — and More Cash — from Trump’s Pentagon

July 20, 2017 Not all national security problems have technical solutions, and certainly not most things about the conundrum Pyongyang poses for U.S. policymakers. But there’s one aspect of the North Korean situation that the military thinks it can solve with new technology, and to do it, they’re embracing the Obama-era initiative that...

DIUx Wins Support—and More Cash—from Trump’s Pentagon

July 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Not all national security problems have technical solutions, and certainly not most things about the conundrum Pyongyang poses for U.S. policymakers. But there’s one aspect of the North Korean situation that the military thinks it can solve with new technology, and to do it, they’re embracing the Obama-era initiative that...

DIUx Wins Support — and More Cash — from Trump’s Pentagon

July 19, 2017 Not all national security problems have technical solutions, and certainly not most things about the conundrum Pyongyang poses for U.S. policymakers. But there’s one aspect of the North Korean situation that the military thinks it can solve with new technology, and to do it, they’re embracing the Obama-era initiative that...

Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units

July 14, 2017 Bringing network-attack-and-defense skills to tactical units is the next step in the evolution of U.S. Army cyber capabilities, the head of the service’s Cyber Command said. “We’re going to have some capability there — whether it’s resident permanently at a brigade combat team or a division or a corps, but...

US Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units

July 13, 2017 Bringing network-attack-and-defense skills to tactical units is the next step in the evolution of U.S. Army cyber capabilities, the head of the service’s Cyber Command said. “We’re going to have some capability there — whether it’s resident permanently at a brigade combat team or a division or a corps, but...

The US Must Rethink How It Uses Special Operators, Says Incoming SOLIC Secretary

July 13, 2017 Special operations forces, stretched thin by 15 years of war and a perception that they’re the silver bullet for any security problem, can’t go on this way — even if it means re-evaluating how they fit into the U.S.’s various missions around the globe, the nominee for assistant secretary of...

The US Must Rethink How It Uses Special Operators, Says Incoming SOLIC Secretary

July 12, 2017 Special operations forces, stretched thin by 15 years of war and a perception that they’re the silver bullet for any security problem, can’t go on this way — even if it means re-evaluating how they fit into the U.S.’s various missions around the globe, the nominee for assistant secretary of...

Spooked by North Korea, Lawmakers Resurrect an Old Missile-Defense Idea

July 10, 2017 There’s not much Washington can do about North Korea’s quest for a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile that can hit a U.S. city, and so lawmakers might be forgiven for dusting off an idea that’s been around since the Reagan era: a space-based interceptor system. That may be a cool mental image...