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Robert Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant

3:23 PM ET President Barack Obama will nominate Lt. Gen. Robert “Bob” Neller, a infantry officer who commanded Marines in Iraq, as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday. Neller, the head of Marine Corps Forces Command, would replace Gen. Joseph Dunford, who has been nominated to become...

Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant

July 1, 2015 President Barack Obama will nominate Lt. Gen. Robert “Bob” Neller, a infantry officer who commanded Marines in Iraq, as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Wednesday. Neller, the head of Marine Corps Forces Command, would replace Gen. Joseph Dunford, who has been nominated to become...

What Fiction Can Tell You About a Future War With China

June 30, 2015 No one wants to think about what a war between the United States and China might look like — unless somebody can make it fun. A new novel born from real trends in military innovation attempts to capture and imagine exactly that. Every technology in the book, from rail guns...

China Is the Leading Suspect in OPM Hack, US Says

June 25, 2015 China is the “leading suspect” in the hack at the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, says James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence. He spoke one day after Adm. Michael Rogers, who leads U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, warned the world not to “assume” China was...

NSA Chief: Don’t Assume China Hacked OPM

June 24, 2015 The U.S. military’s top cyber warrior says it’s merely an “assumption” that the Chinese government was behind the recent hack at the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM — and not necessarily one he shares. That puts Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National...

Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China, Russia

June 23, 2015 The Pentagon and intelligence community are developing war plans and an operations center to fend off Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government satellites. The ops center, to be opened within six months, will receive data from satellites belonging to all government agencies, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work...

Robots Won't Be Taking These Military Jobs Anytime Soon

June 22, 2015 A typical drone combat air patrol, or CAP, is a lot more manpower-intensive than the term “unmanned aerial vehicle” would suggest. In fact, as many as 150 people—from repairmen to image analysts—play some sort of role in every drone flight that takes place over Iraq and Syria. It’s a problem...

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Drone Pilot Psychologist Says They Need a Vacation From War

June 19, 2015 CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — “Doc,” one of America’s few practicing psychologists with top-secret clearance, spends his days talking to drone pilots. For security reasons, the Defense Department asked Defense One and other reporters not to refer to him by name. Doc is tall, slender, patient, and speaks with...

America’s Drone Pilot Shrink Says They Need a Vacation From War

June 18, 2015 CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — “Doc,” one of America’s few practicing psychologists with top-secret clearance, spends his days talking to drone pilots. For security reasons, the Defense Department asked Defense One and other reporters not to refer to him by name. Doc is tall, slender, patient, and speaks with...

What The Pentagon Has To Do To Recruit Silicon Valley’s Nerds

June 17, 2015 Last week, Sen. John McCain took to WIRED to explain how various provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, orNDAA, would help bring young tech minds to bear on the military’s various problems. “By removing barriers to new entrants into the defense market. By adopting commercial buying practices,” by adding...