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Elizabeth Howe

Elizabeth Howe

Assistant Editor, Defense One

Elizabeth Howe is assistant editor at Defense One. Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., she moved with her Air Force family 16 times in 18 years. She earned a B.A. and M.A. at Virginia Tech and has experience in defense journalism, social media management, and podcasting. She is also zookeeper to two dumpster cats and a German Shepherd.
Elizabeth Howe is assistant editor at Defense One. Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., she moved with her Air Force family 16 times in 18 years. She earned a B.A. and M.A. at Virginia Tech and has experience in defense journalism, social media management, and podcasting. She is also zookeeper to two dumpster cats and a German Shepherd.
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Army Chief: We’re Not Pushing Critical Race Theory

“What we’re trying to build is teams where everyone treats everyone with respect,” McConville said.

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No US Military Dogs Were Left Behind in Afghanistan, DOD Says

Pentagon officials say the caged dogs in viral photos aren’t military working dogs, all of which were evacuated.

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13 US Troops Killed, More Injured, in Terrorist Attack at Kabul Airport

10 Marines among the dead; they were securing one of the last gates open for Afghans, Americans to escape.

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Not For the First Time, COVID Takes Back Seat to a More Pressing Crisis

The evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan depends on cramming people into closed spaces—during a global pandemic.

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What Will Decrease Training Deaths? More Training, GAO Says

A recent increase in non-combat vehicle deaths could be reversed with more, better training, GAO’s newest report says.

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To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

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With Half Its Troops Unvaccinated, Pentagon Aims to Persuade Skeptics

Instead of a “personal health choice,” leaders now call shots a “critical part” of fighting the pandemic.

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Defense Department Lifts Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated Personnel

Fully vaccinated DOD personnel are no longer required to wear a mask at Defense Department facilities.

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New Fort Hood Report May Help Change Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s sexual harassment was reported by three soldiers. Command failed to act.

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The Capital’s ‘Complex’ Power Structure Keeps Causing Chaos Under Pressure

U.S. Army processes updated after last June’s protests failed again during the Jan. 6 riot.

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One Year into the Pandemic, Defense Department Data Remains Incomplete

Outstanding questions include: why are civilians dying at higher rates than troops?

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Pentagon Officials, Uniformed Leaders Slam Fox’s Carlson Over Female-Troop Comments

“What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday.

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One-Third of US Troops Are Refusing the COVID Vaccine. History May Help Explain Why

After botching anthrax shots decades ago, the Pentagon’s hands are tied. Only the president can order troops to take new vaccines.