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Caroline Houck is a staff correspondent at Defense One. She previously was an Atlantic Media fellow.

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The US Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

October 6, 2016 The U.S. Army may become the latest service to dabble in micro UAVs, with a plan to invite bids to supply a short-range micro (SRM) drone as early as 2018, said Col. Courtney Cote, the Army’s project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. Other services are already exploring the possibilities afforded...

Where Are All the Startups?

October 4, 2016 Wander the exhibit floors of the military’s largest conferences this fall, and you’ll see everything from ground combat vehicles to veteran-trained service dogs, from bit players hawking flooring for overseas installations to industry giants showing off futuristic ideas. One thing you won’t see much of, if at all? Startups. Pentagon...

Where Are All the Startups?

October 3, 2016 Wander the exhibit floors of the military’s largest conferences this fall, and you’ll see everything from ground combat vehicles to veteran-trained service dogs, from bit players hawking flooring for overseas installations to industry giants showing off futuristic ideas. One thing you won’t see much of, if at all? Startups. Pentagon...

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The Air Force Is Starting to Think About Its Next Strike Aircraft

September 21, 2016 Even as the U.S. Air Force is working to get its F-35s back in the air by year’s end, service leaders are starting to think about their next strike aircraft. It is “absolutely essential that we look forward into the next generation of penetrating capability,” Chief of Staff Gen. David...

The Air Force Is Starting to Think About Its Next Strike Aircraft

September 20, 2016 Even as the U.S. Air Force is working to get its F-35s back in the air by year’s end, service leaders are starting to think about their next strike aircraft. It is “absolutely essential that we look forward into the next generation of penetrating capability,” Chief of Staff Gen. David...

These Swarming Drones Launch from a Fighter Jet’s Flare Dispensers

September 9, 2016 It’s no secret the U.S. military is looking to low-cost swarming drones for the next wave of unmanned technology: The Navy has its LOCUST program; the Air Force has Gremlins, and even the Army has tested out the concept. What differentiates the Strategic Capabilities Office’s unmanned aerial vehicle called Perdix...

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U.S. Intel Chief: Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World's Extremist Fires

September 9, 2016 Here’s the latest missive on climate change from America's national security leaders: You could suppress ISIS and solve Syria, but extremist groups and regional conflicts will keep popping up in an unstable future exacerbated by a warming Earth and extreme weather events. So said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper,...

US Intel Chief: Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the World’s Extremist Fires

September 8, 2016 Here’s the latest missive on climate change from America's national security leaders: You could suppress ISIS and solve Syria, but extremist groups and regional conflicts will keep popping up in an unstable future exacerbated by a warming Earth and extreme weather events. So said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper,...

'82 percent approval rating'; A new ISIS battleground; China orders giant cargo planes; The threat the G20 missed; and a bit more.

September 8, 2016 A fairly unrevealing night for Clinton and Trump. Wednesday night’s “commander-in-chief” forum, hosted by NBC News, managed to do little more than affirm what most U.S. voters already knew—Clinton has a problem with short answers to questions about her private email server, while Trump adores Russian President Vladimir Putin (He...

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For F-35's First Deployment, Marines Plan 'School of Hard Knocks'

August 31, 2016 The F-35’s first deployment next year will help the Marine Corps discover what still needs fixing with the new fifth-generation jet, and where to go in the future, Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh told reporters Tuesday. Not only will the Marines be the first force to deploy the Lockheed Martin...