Defense One

Cyberwar on Iran Won't Work. Here's Why.

A renewed campaign of covert network attacks is more likely to spur Tehran’s nuclear efforts than hinder them.
Release: Aug 21st, 2017 01:00 | All

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What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the fut
Release: Aug 18th, 2017 13:48 | All

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America Needs to Stay in Afghanistan

'U.S. Afghan policy for 15 years has not been nation-building, but exit-seeking.'
Release: Aug 18th, 2017 09:14 | All

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At 7 Years Old, CYBERCOM Becomes a Full Combatant Command

An order by President Trump triggered its elevation from U.S. Strategic Command, which has been in the works for months.
Release: Aug 18th, 2017 08:23 | All

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It's Time To Make Afghanistan Someone Else's Problem

A full withdrawal of U.S. forces will force Iran, Russia, and others, to step up.
Release: Aug 18th, 2017 06:05 | All

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Armed Militias Won’t Stop After Charlottesville, and That Worries Law Enforcement

The presence of armed, right-wing militia at political events is becoming more common.
Release: Aug 17th, 2017 17:12 | All

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Rename U.S. Army Bases for Heroes, not Confederates

Our soldiers should walk through gates that honor those who fought for the United States, not against it.
Release: Aug 17th, 2017 12:54 | All

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Why Military Chiefs Are Condemning White Supremacy

The U.S. armed forces have had troubles with extremists enlisting in the past, and they don’t want it to happen again.
Release: Aug 17th, 2017 05:49 | All

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State Department Has No Idea What It Costs to Give Security Clearances

Despite orders from Congress last year, Foggy Bottom can't say what clearances cost or how long they take.
Release: Aug 17th, 2017 01:00 | All

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Why North Korea Walked Back Its Threat on Guam

Signs of a conflict with the U.S. may have been overblown.
Release: Aug 16th, 2017 08:31 | All

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How US Military Leaders Are Reacting to Charlottesville

While the president wavers in his criticism of white nationalist protesters, military leaders are speaking out against racism and intolerance in Ameri
Release: Aug 16th, 2017 04:52 | All

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US Tech Firms Race to Hire Israeli Army Engineers

New offices and nonstop flights from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv illustrate a talent rush for prized former military specialists.
Release: Aug 15th, 2017 17:12 | All

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Defense Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Private firms are already ahead of the government in their planning, experts say.
Release: Aug 15th, 2017 12:45 | All

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With Terrorism Worsening, Africa's Sahel Countries Need More Than Another Military Coalition

Four and a half years after losing control of northern Mali, jihadists are not only back — they appear to be spreading.
Release: Aug 15th, 2017 12:19 | All

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It’s Getting Too Easy to Create Dangerous Viruses

The upcoming national biodefense strategy should ensure that scientific journals don’t help terrorists learn how.
Release: Aug 15th, 2017 06:52 | All

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The Government Must Review What Bioresearch Journals Publish

It’s getting too easy to create dangerous viruses. The upcoming national biodefense strategy should ensure that scientific journals don’t help ter
Release: Aug 15th, 2017 06:52 | All

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Turkey’s Potemkin Defense Industry

Why does President Erdogan want the appearance of a self-sufficient defense industry more than the actual existence of one?
Release: Aug 15th, 2017 06:00 | All

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When Amazon Meets Defense Acquisition

Unanswered questions persist about a House provision to allow Pentagon buyers to use proprietary online sales platforms.
Release: Aug 14th, 2017 12:09 | All

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Could Police Have Prevented Bloodshed in Charlottesville?

Neo-Nazis and counter-protesters alike think that local and state police should have done a better job keeping violence from breaking out over the wee
Release: Aug 14th, 2017 10:51 | All

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'Every Country Should Have a Cyber War:' What Estonia Learned from Russian Hacking

Estonia’s steps have certainly been radical, and other countries can learn lessons from them about how to defend themselves.
Release: Aug 14th, 2017 07:55 | All

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What Happens When No One Believes American Threats?

In the long term, it does America no favors for its president to establish a reputation for hyperbole and unrealistic threats.
Release: Aug 14th, 2017 07:36 | All

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Why Are More Civilians Dying in US Airstrikes on ISIS?

We don’t know, and that’s a problem.
Release: Aug 11th, 2017 07:17 | All

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North Korea: The View From Guam

What it’s like to be in the cross-hairs of the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.
Release: Aug 11th, 2017 07:11 | All

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17-Year-Old Hacks US Air Force For The Biggest Bug Bounty

The Defense Department’s third vulnerability-finding contest invited international participants to attack USAF websites. They found the most bugs ye
Release: Aug 11th, 2017 06:00 | All

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When Words Risk Provoking War

Words especially matter between societies that poorly understand each other’s motivations and intentions, as do North Korea and the U.S.
Release: Aug 10th, 2017 07:59 | All

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