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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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It’s Too Early to See a ‘Trump Effect’ on NATO Spending

April 12, 2017 To hear President Donald Trump tell it, his tough talk has already persuaded NATO allies to spend more on defense. But while it’s true that many of the countries are upping their military funding, almost all of those increases were proposed in budgets created before his election. When Trump met...

Here’s What U.S. Missiles Hit At the Syrian Airbase

April 10, 2017 When Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters late Thursday night about the cruise missile strike on Shayrat Airfield, the sun wasn’t yet up in western Syria, and he couldn’t offer many details on the strikes’ impacts. Today, the U.S. got its first good look at the damage. The 59...

Here’s What US Missiles Hit At the Syrian Airbase

April 7, 2017 When Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters late Thursday night about the cruise missile strike on Shayrat Airfield, the sun wasn’t yet up in western Syria, and he couldn’t offer many details on the strikes’ impacts. Today, the U.S. got its first good look at the damage. The 59...

SOUTHCOM: ‘ISIS Is In the Western Hemisphere’

April 7, 2017 After years of worrying that Latin Americans might join ISIS in Iraq and Syria and return home battle-hardened, regional commanders are now more concerned about the self-radicalization of people who never left home. To be sure, U.S. Southern Command is keeping a wary eye out for citizens returning to, say,...

SOUTHCOM: ‘ISIS Is In the Western Hemisphere’

April 7, 2017 After years of worrying that Latin Americans might join ISIS in Iraq and Syria and return home battle-hardened, regional commanders are now more concerned about the self-radicalization of people who never left home. To be sure, U.S. Southern Command is keeping a wary eye out for citizens returning to, say,...

US airstrikes causing panic; The Taliban’s map of Afghanistan; How AI will shape the next war; The 240-rocket semitruck; And just a bit more...

March 29, 2017 U.S. airstrikes are causing panic in Iraq and Syria. “A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient regard for lives of...

Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

March 23, 2017 If military leaders hope to convince Congress to fund the $30 billion supplemental that the Trump administration has requested for 2017 — let alone a larger plus-up the following year — they’ll need to better describe the readiness woes that the extra money would fix. And that’s something military leaders...

Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

March 23, 2017 If military leaders hope to convince Congress to fund the $30 billion supplemental that the Trump administration has requested for 2017 — let alone a larger plus-up the following year — they’ll need to better describe the readiness woes that the extra money would fix. And that’s something military leaders...

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

March 10, 2017 If President Donald Trump wants to “start winning wars again,” he would do well to fund the State Department’s non-military work in the Middle East and Africa and plan for long-term political solutions, the two top U.S. commanders leading the fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups those...

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

March 9, 2017 If President Donald Trump wants to “start winning wars again,” he would do well to fund the State Department’s non-military work in the Middle East and Africa and plan for long-term political solutions, the two top U.S. commanders leading the fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups those...