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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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Meet the V-22 Osprey’s Little Brother, Bell’s Next Gen Tilt-Rotor

October 23, 2013 It took three decades but the V-22 Osprey, the unique tilt-rotor hybrid aircraft, has outlived the stigma of its deadly testing years, avoided Defense Secretary’s Dick Cheney’s budget axe and proven itself worthy on the battlefield. The half helicopter, half airplane vehicle makes little news anymore. For Bell Helicopter, that’s...

How the Army Plans for the Future

October 23, 2013 Rickey Smith has a cool job: he gets to help guess what the future holds and try to determine what the Army needs to meet whatever comes its way. Smith is director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (Forward), an organization within the Training and Doctrine Command that peers into...

Exelis CEO David Melcher Talks Electronic Warfare

October 22, 2013 With the Pentagon buying fewer large pieces of hardware for the post-war years, defense companies like Exelis are thriving amid the new threat concerns: electronic warfare, networking, and ISR. CEO David Melcher told Defense One, “What we’re seeing is less demand on the product side, a little more demand on...

Oshkosh’s Urias Says MRAP Maker Winning the Future Abroad

October 22, 2013 Oshkosh Defense churned out MRAPs and M-ATVs for years during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To thrive after war, Oshkosh has laid off some workers, but President Maj. Gen. John Urias (Ret.) said the firm is in selling large to foreign governments and banking on the JLTV. “What we’ve had...

LTG Campbell: Smaller U.S. Army Europe Adapting to Post-War Era

October 22, 2013 The U.S. has far fewer soldiers in Europe than in years past, but still has enough to fulfill its mission, according to Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Europe. Campbell told Defense One that as the war years wind down, the U.S. Army’s mission in Europe is changing...

Pentagon Spokesman George Little To Retire

October 18, 2013 George Little, the Pentagon press secretary and former CIA spokesman, will retire on Nov. 15, he said in a statement on Friday. Little gave perhaps the most convincing version of saying he wanted to spend more time with his family in an extensive statement. “One of my immediate goals is...

After the Shutdown, Uncertainty Still Plagues Pentagon

October 17, 2013 Now that the shutdown has ended, it’s business as usual again in Washington. At the Pentagon, that’s the problem. In a word: uncertainty. “I know there are no guarantees in life, but we can't continue to do this to our people, having them live under this cloud of uncertainty,” said...

Afghan War Waste Revealed: Coalition Lost $230 Million in Spare Parts

October 16, 2013 U.S. military leaders in Afghanistan learned last year that the international command in charge of training the Afghan army lost $230 million worth of spare vehicle parts, and then ordered an extra $130 million in additional parts to backfill the loss. But the public is only finding out about it...

Announcing the Inaugural Defense One Summit

October 11, 2013 Letter from the editor: Defense One Summit to convene in November It has been nearly three months since we launched Defense One, Atlantic Media’s newest media outfit providing national security news, analysis, and ideas. It’s with equal excitement and pride that we announce the inaugural Defense One Summit, coming Nov....

Ash Carter to Retire

October 10, 2013 This story has been updated. Ash Carter, the Pentagon’s top budget official and deputy secretary of defense, will retire in December. Carter’s decision, which comes as Congress grapples with the administration in a government shutdown, leaves a mountain of uncertain budget decisions for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the administration...