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Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One

Kevin Baron is executive editor of Defense One. He is also national security/military analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Baron has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and politics for Foreign Policy, National Journal, and Stars and Stripes. He previously ran investigative projects for five years at the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, and cut his muckraking teeth at the Center for Public Integrity. Baron is twice a Polk Award winner and former vice president of the Pentagon Press Association. He earned his M.A. from George Washington University and B.A. from the University of Richmond. Raised in Florida, Baron lives in Northern Virginia with his three sons.

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U.S. formally ends Iraq war

December 15, 2011 BAGHDAD-The U.S. military closed its headquarters in Iraq on Thursday with a formal ceremony marking the end of the Iraq War, nearly nine years after invading the country and toppling Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. In a Baghdad ceremony with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

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Joint Chiefs chairman reflects on Iraq as U.S. rushes to exit

December 14, 2011 CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait -- It's really happening. The last U.S. military convoy of nearly 700 troops is expected to drive out of Iraq into Kuwait on Sunday. There are just 14 convoys of gear left to haul out and more than 95 percent of all expected truckloads have already reached...

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Air Force will not inform families of landfill remains

December 9, 2011 Responding to press revelations that the remains of hundreds of additional U.S. troops ended up in a landfill, an Air Force official said that the military regretted the pain the news may cause their families, but that the Pentagon would not inform them in order to honor their original wishes....

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Investigators find 'gross mismanagement' of war remains at Dover AFB

November 8, 2011 The Air Force mishandled human remains of America's returning war dead at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary, according to three federal investigations stemming from three civilian whistleblower accusations. The Washington Post reports body parts were removed from corpses without family notification, or were missing from mortuary storage bags, including...

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Pentagon explains Panetta’s warning that sequestration would cost 1.5 million jobs

November 2, 2011 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta surprised everyone when he contended in September that the sequestration trigger would result in a 1 percent increase in the unemployment rate, costing 1.5 million jobs in defense and other areas. Nearly seven weeks later, the Pentagon has an explanation. Pentagon spokesman George Little said in...