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Kevin Baron

Executive Editor Kevin Baron is the founding executive editor of Defense One. Baron has lived in Washington for 20 years, covering international affairs, the military, the Pentagon, Congress, and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, Stars and Stripes, and the Boston Globe, where he ran investigative projects for five years at the Washington bureau. He is a frequent on-air contributor and previously was national security/military analyst at NBC News & MSNBC. Baron cut his muckraking teeth at the Center for Public Integrity and he is twice a Polk Award winner and former vice president of the Pentagon Press Association. He earned his M.A. in media and public affairs from George Washington University, his B.A. in international studies from the University of Richmond, and studied in Paris. Raised in Florida, Baron now lives in Northern Virginia.
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Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

September 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style...

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

September 20, 2018 The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style...

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

September 20, 2018 The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style...

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

September 19, 2018 The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style...

On the Campaign Trail for NATO, With Secretary General Stoltenberg

September 14, 2018 NATO has not collapsed. Despite many dire predictions, the 70-year-old alliance did not succumb to President Donald Trump’s disapproving tweets this summer, nor has the Trump administration withdrawn from the treaty, as some of the president’s supporters had hoped and his critics had feared. Instead, since July’s summit, NATO Secretary...

NATO in DC; To Syria, or not to Syria; Predicting nuclear war with North Korea; Taliban overrun another Afghan base; Hurricane Florence; And a bit more.

September 14, 2018 This morning: NATO SecGen Jens Stoltenberg visits Washington. He’ll be taking the stage at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank this morning just before lunch. The livestream of his remarks and following panel discussion begins at 11 a.m. EDT, here. Yesterday, Stoltenberg dropped by the Pentagon “to discuss the implementation...

US troops in contact in Somalia; Turkey reinforces Idlib; DARPA is hunting botnets; Kids in cages update; Afghanistan’s Chaplin; And a bit more.

September 13, 2018 In Somalia, with American troops on the ground, U.S. military aircraft hit suspected al-Shabab positions on Tuesday, killing two fighters and wounding another, U.S. Africa Command announced Wednesday morning. Location: the central Somali village of Mubaraak, approximately 37 miles west of Mogadishu. The strike came during a clearance operation in...

Lockheed quietly pitching a new fighter jet; From Raqqa to your radio; Boat load of weapons off Yemen; Careful spooks on LinkedIn; ‘Top Gun’ delay; And a bit more.

August 31, 2018 Is this America’s next fighter jet? With the F-35 still in tryouts and the super-elite F-22 Raptors frozen, defense giant Lockheed has been working on something new — a combination of both, Defense One’s Marcus Weisgerber reported Thursday, in an exclusive. The gist: “Lockheed Martin is quietly pitching the U.S....

Mattis: US Troops Can’t Leave Syria Until UN Peace Talks Advance

August 28, 2018 In March, President Donald Trump said that “very soon” he would bring U.S. troops home from Syria. Today, his defense secretary suggested any such drawdown remains far off. In a rare Pentagon press conference, James Mattis said a drawdown must wait for more diplomatic progress toward a United Nations-negotiated peace...

Someone Is Waging a Secret War to Undermine the Pentagon’s Huge Cloud Contract

August 20, 2018 As some of the biggest U.S. technology companies have lined up to bid on the $10 billion contract to create a massive Pentagon cloud computing network, the behind-the-scenes war to win it has turned ugly. In the past several months, a private investigative firm has been shopping around to Washington...