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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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Mattis: Leaving the Nuclear Deal Will Help the U.S. Negotiate with Iran

May 10, 2018 President Trump’s decision to stop participating in the Iran nuclear deal gives the U.S. a “more compelling” case as it tries to curb various Iranian behaviors, Defense Secretary James Mattis told lawmakers Wednesday. “The administration’s been in place for over a year, and for over a year we’ve attempted to...

Mattis: Leaving the Nuclear Deal Will Help the US Negotiate with Iran

May 9, 2018 President Trump’s decision to stop participating in the Iran nuclear deal gives the U.S. a “more compelling” case as it tries to curb various Iranian behaviors, Defense Secretary James Mattis told lawmakers Wednesday. “The administration’s been in place for over a year, and for over a year we’ve attempted to...

U.S. Coast Guard Is Putting Cubesats Over the Arctic

May 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Add the Coast Guard to the growing list of U.S. military organizations turning to small cube satellites to meet their ever-growing demand for intelligence and communications. The service is buying two 10-centimeter cubesats and their accompanying ground stations to “improve our persistent coverage for search and rescue for distress beacons,”...

US Coast Guard Is Putting Cubesats Over the Arctic

May 8, 2018 Add the Coast Guard to the growing list of U.S. military organizations turning to small cube satellites to meet their ever-growing demand for intelligence and communications. The service is buying two 10-centimeter cubesats and their accompanying ground stations to “improve our persistent coverage for search and rescue for distress beacons,”...

Pentagon’s Focus on Sexual Assault Has Spurred Reporting, But Also Created ‘Training Fatigue’

May 1, 2018 A decade into the Pentagon’s efforts to curb sexual assault in the ranks, officials say they’re having an effect — and if anything, are oversaturating troops with certain prevention messages. It’s time to develop better, more tailored training, leaders of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said at the...

Pentagon’s Focus on Sexual Assault Has Spurred Reporting, But Also Created ‘Training Fatigue’

April 30, 2018 A decade into the Pentagon’s efforts to curb sexual assault in the ranks, officials say they’re having an effect — and if anything, are oversaturating troops with certain prevention messages. It’s time to develop better, more tailored training, leaders of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said at the...

A Law Meant to Punish America’s Foes Is Hurting Its Partners: Mattis

April 26, 2018 Because no good deed goes unpunished, a law passed last year to hold Russia accountable for international adventurism has now hamstrung the Pentagon’s efforts to counter Moscow’s influence, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers today. “Russia is in a position, basically, to checkmate us,” Mattis said, because last year’s Countering...

House Lawmakers Close Pentagon Budget Hearing to the Public

April 24, 2018 For the first time in at least eight years, House appropriators will grill the Pentagon’s top civilian and uniformed leader about their budget request behind closed doors, not in an open hearing. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford will sit before...

House Lawmakers Close Pentagon Budget Hearing to the Public

April 23, 2018 For the first time in at least eight years, House appropriators will grill the Pentagon’s top civilian and uniformed leader about their budget request behind closed doors, not in an open hearing. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford will sit before...

The Navy Wants a Better Way to Keep China’s Nose Out of Its Contracts

April 20, 2018 The other day, the U.S. Navy was about to issue a contract — nothing remarkable for an organization that awards dozens each week. Then the contracting office realized that the specific division of the company they wanted to work with was in a joint venture with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei....