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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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A Giant Russian Exercise Will Soon Put 100,000 Troops on NATO’s Border. Then What?

June 12, 2017 For the Baltic countries on NATO’s northeastern flank, carefully monitoring Russia’s various defense investments and activities is nothing new. Like brushing your teeth, it’s just a matter of staying healthy, Estonia’s defense minister told a small group of reporters while visiting the U.S. last week. Observing Russian military activity is...

Without Trump’s Stalled Travel Ban, DHS Chief Not ‘Fully Confident’ of U.S. Security

June 8, 2017 Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Donald Trump’s stalled travel ban on Tuesday, saying that without it, he was "not fully confident” the federal government could stop terrorists from “taking advantage of our generous visa and immigration system" and entering the United States. Delivered in the wake of the...

Without Trump’s Stalled Travel Ban, DHS Chief Not ‘Fully Confident’ of US Security

June 7, 2017 Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended President Donald Trump’s stalled travel ban on Tuesday, saying that without it, he was "not fully confident” the federal government could stop terrorists from “taking advantage of our generous visa and immigration system" and entering the United States. Delivered in the wake of the...

European Battle Groups May Finally Get the Funding to Fight

June 6, 2017 Ten years after the European Union created its battle groups, they might finally get the funding that would allow them to fight. That’s according to the defense minister of Estonia, which takes over the rotating EU presidency next month. The battle groups were envisioned as small, collective defense forces that...

CIA Opens a New Office To Watch North Korea

May 13, 2017 Two years after the CIA reorganized itself to create 10 “mission centers,” the spy agency is adding a new one devoted specifically to North Korea. Then-director John Brennan launched that 2015 restructuring — it also created the Directorate for Digital Innovation, the agency’s first new directorate in half a century...

John Kelly Lays Out His Border Security Vision

May 5, 2017 The Trump’s administration’s approach to border security starts 1,500 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday. In a 20-minute talk at the Atlantic Council, Kelly offered a distilled version of his approach. The former commander of U.S. Southern Command said he told President Donald...

John Kelly Lays Out His Border Security Vision

May 4, 2017 The Trump’s administration’s approach to border security starts 1,500 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday. In a 20-minute talk at the Atlantic Council, Kelly offered a distilled version of his approach. The former commander of U.S. Southern Command said he told President Donald...

U.S. Military: Sexual Assault in the Ranks Is Less Prevalent, and Better Reported

May 3, 2017 Look at the number of reported sexual assaults in the U.S. military over the last decade, and you’d likely be alarmed at the trend line. In 2016, as in many of the previous 10 years, the total number of reports increased—most recently to 6,172, up from 6,083 the year before....

US Military: Sexual Assault in the Ranks Is Less Prevalent, and Better Reported

May 2, 2017 Look at the number of reported sexual assaults in the U.S. military over the last decade, and you’d likely be alarmed at the trend line. In 2016, as in many of the previous 10 years, the total number of reports increased—most recently to 6,172, up from 6,083 the year before....

Hawaii Needs Better Missile Defense Radars, Pacific Commander Says

April 27, 2017 After a month of increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, U.S. Pacific Commander Adm. Harry Harris arrived in Washington this week advocating for a number of increased capabilities — among them, improved missile defense for Hawaii. The first focus should be improving the state’s radar system, Harris said....