Defense One - All Contenthttp://www.defenseone.com/Atlantic Media presents Defense One, a site dedicated to providing news, analysis, and bold ideas to national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders and citizens navigating the unprecedented transformation of U.S. defense strategy and operations.en-usSat, 28 Feb 2015 10:22:41 -0500Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll for 2016, But No National Security Frontrunner Emergeshttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/cpac-2015-big-national-security-no-frontrunners/106356/When libertarian-leaning conservative Republican voters beat the drums of more mainstream hawkishness, what’s a potential GOP candidate for 2016 to do?Molly O'TooleSat, 28 Feb 2015 10:22:41 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/cpac-2015-big-national-security-no-frontrunners/106356/PoliticsSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Carolyn Kaster/APAn Anti-ISIS Summit in Meccahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/anti-isis-summit-mecca/106314/A little-noticed conference in Mecca on 'Islam and Counterterrorism' offers a counterpoint to the Obama administration's narrative on how to defeat ISIS.Edward Delman, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:16 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/anti-isis-summit-mecca/106314/ThreatsIraqi army soldiers deploy in front of a court run by the Islamic State group after a military operation to regain control of the town of Sadiyah in Diyala province, 60 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. AP PhotoScott Walker Walks Back Protesters and ISIS Stumblehttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/scott-walker-damage-control-walks-back-protesters-and-isis-stumble/106296/The Wisconsin governor tries to limit the fallout for 2016 from comparing a fight with Wisconsin protesters to combatting the Islamic State.Molly O'TooleFri, 27 Feb 2015 12:06:47 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/scott-walker-damage-control-walks-back-protesters-and-isis-stumble/106296/PoliticsWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs onstage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference, on Feb. 26, 2015.Cliff Owen/APThe Damage Netanyahu Is Doing to the US-Israel Relationshiphttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/damage-netanyahu-doing-us-israel-relationship/106302/The Israeli prime minister seems willing set relations with Washington on fire in order to save his political career.Jeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:48:28 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/damage-netanyahu-doing-us-israel-relationship/106302/ThreatsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on March 5, 2014.Eric Risberg/APThe D Brief: On Ukraine, Clapper is on board; 75 days with no fatality; North Korea gets antsy; FUDD: “Now, easy for a woman;” And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/02/d-brief-feb-27/106272/Ben Watson and Gordon LuboldFri, 27 Feb 2015 08:06:00 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/02/d-brief-feb-27/106272/News‘Jihadi John’ and the Future of the Biometrics Terror Hunt http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/jihadi-john-and-future-biometrics-terror-hunt/106263/The future of the biometrics dragnets that identified an Islamic State executioner is on a hilltop in West Virginia.Patrick TuckerFri, 27 Feb 2015 06:00:00 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/jihadi-john-and-future-biometrics-terror-hunt/106263/TechnologyA Kurdish security soldier is seen silhouetted as he walks by along queue of cars carrying Iraqi citizen fleeing from Mosul and other northern Iraqi towns, in the Khazer area between the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, northern Iraq.AP / HUSSEIN MALLAClapper Says People in Mosul May Be Getting Sick of ISIShttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/clapper-says-people-mosul-may-be-getting-sick-isis/106266/The nation’s top spy offered a bleak assessment of the nation’s threats.Patrick TuckerThu, 26 Feb 2015 21:21:02 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/clapper-says-people-mosul-may-be-getting-sick-isis/106266/ThreatsDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee to deliver the annual assessment by intelligence agencies.AP / J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE2016 Hopeful Gov. Scott Walker Equates Wisconsin Protesters With ISIShttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/2016-hopeful-gov-scott-walker-equates-wisconsin-protesters-isis/106257/The governor said as commander in chief, he’d handle militant terrorists as he faced protesters back in Wisconsin.Molly O'TooleThu, 26 Feb 2015 20:23:07 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/2016-hopeful-gov-scott-walker-equates-wisconsin-protesters-isis/106257/PoliticsWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, on Feb. 26, 2015.Cliff Owen/APInside the Glitz of a Middle East Arms Show http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/inside-glitz-middle-east-arms-show/106218/IDEX has become a must-attend event for defense firms and consultants alike as conversation with a powerful decision maker could translate into billions of dollars in weapon sales.Marcus WeisgerberThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:33:13 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/inside-glitz-middle-east-arms-show/106218/TechnologyPart of the massive exhibit hall at the IDEX arms show in Abu Dhabi.Marcus Weisgerber/Defense OneAzerbaijan Is Behaving Like a Mini Russiahttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/azerbaijan-behaving-mini-russia/106185/Azerbaijan's geography and natural resources make it a convenient US and EU ally. But the mercurial behavior of this pint-sized petrostate is creating some geopolitical problems.Ronan Keenan, QuartzThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:57:29 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/azerbaijan-behaving-mini-russia/106185/PoliticsRussian President Vladimir Putin, right, walks with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, on Aug. 13, 2013.AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press ServiceCyber Teamwork Between Federal Agencies Still Too Hard, Says Army Cyber Commanderhttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/cyber-teamwork-between-federal-agencies-still-too-hard-says-army-cyber-commander/106179/It's still difficult for the military to work with civilian agencies and the private sector on cybersecurity.Hallie Golden, NextgovThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:07:24 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/cyber-teamwork-between-federal-agencies-still-too-hard-says-army-cyber-commander/106179/TechnologySoldiers with the Georgia Army National Guard train at the GTRI on cyber defense capabilities. Georgia National Guard by Ashlie ShrewsburyThe D Brief: Arming Ukraine wouldn’t solve everything; Jihadi John, revealed?; Fear not cyber-Armageddon; Carter’s special dinner; Swenson was investigated; And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/02/d-brief-feb-26/106143/Ben Watson and Gordon LuboldThu, 26 Feb 2015 07:31:00 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/02/d-brief-feb-26/106143/NewsObama’s ISIS War Leaders Unclear on Proposed War Power’s Limitshttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/obamas-isis-war-leaders-unclear-proposed-war-powers-limits/106134/Obama’s war leaders all have different definitions for his AUMF. But they want lawmakers to pass it anyway.Molly O'TooleWed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:37 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/obamas-isis-war-leaders-unclear-proposed-war-powers-limits/106134/PoliticsRet. Gen. John Allen, the top official coordinating the battle against ISIS, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Feb. 25, 2015.Susan Walsh/APA Conversation With an Accused War Criminal With Arms To Sellhttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/02/conversation-accused-war-criminal-arms-sell/106137/Sudan’s defense minister is proud of weapons made by the state-owned Military Industry Corporation and the country’s work to secure its expansive borders in northern Africa.Marcus WeisgerberWed, 25 Feb 2015 21:15:34 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/02/conversation-accused-war-criminal-arms-sell/106137/ManagementSudanese armed forces ride a military vehicle at the border town of Heglig, Sudan, on April 24, 2012.Abd Raouf/APStop Using the Phrase 'Muscular Foreign Policy'http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/stop-using-phrase-muscular-foreign-policy/106131/Calling the GOP foreign policy 'muscular' means only one thing: a broader use of military forcePeter Beinart, The AtlanticWed, 25 Feb 2015 18:09:28 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/stop-using-phrase-muscular-foreign-policy/106131/PoliticsCpl. Paul Regotti, a squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provides security for Marines exiting an MV-22 Osprey during an air assault on a Military Operation on Urbanized Terrain town.Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Julio McGrawNetanyahu Tried To Invite Arab Diplomats To His Speech - and Failedhttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/netanyahu-tried-invite-arab-diplomats-his-speech-and-failed/106128/Meanwhile, the prime minister's national security advisor reportedly advised against the delivery of the speech.Jeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:53:48 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/netanyahu-tried-invite-arab-diplomats-his-speech-and-failed/106128/ThreatsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks past a window overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, on Feb. 23, 2015.Sebastian Scheiner/APNATO Commander: US Lethal Aid to Ukraine Won’t Stop Russiahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/nato-commander-lethal-aid-ukraine-stop-russia/106119/NATO’s Gen. Philip Breedlove told lawmakers U.S.-supplied lethal aid to Ukraine’s military would not stop Russia, though it might help ‘change its calculation.’Ben WatsonWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:52:00 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/nato-commander-lethal-aid-ukraine-stop-russia/106119/ThreatsRussia-backed rebels sit on an armored transporter driving to the airport outside Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Vadim Ghirda/APThe Weapons of Tomorrow Must Come Cheaper, Faster and Simpler Than Beforehttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/02/weapons-tomorrow-must-come-cheaper-faster-and-simpler/105846/Instead of trying to build silver bullets for the future, policymakers and industry must become better at responding to the unpredictable.Dan WardWed, 25 Feb 2015 14:14:44 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/02/weapons-tomorrow-must-come-cheaper-faster-and-simpler/105846/IdeasThe D Brief: Ukraine to buy weapons from the UAE; Vets support the VA’s McDonald, who’s sorry; American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria; How dumb does Susan Rice look? (her words); And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/02/d-brief-feb-25/106035/Ben Watson and Gordon LuboldWed, 25 Feb 2015 07:33:00 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/02/d-brief-feb-25/106035/NewsUkraine’s Military Needs More Than Just Armshttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/02/ukraines-military-needs-more-just-arms/106023/Let’s not overstate how lethal arms can save Ukraine. Here’s how the US and Europe really can help develop a professional and capable force.Derek CholletTue, 24 Feb 2015 22:50:06 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/02/ukraines-military-needs-more-just-arms/106023/IdeasTroops assigned to Apache Troop prepare to reinforce an airfield seized during Exercise Steadfast Javelin II, on Sept. 6, 2014.2nd Cavalry Regiment by Sgt. William TannerKerry Presses Congress for More Power and Money To Fight ISIShttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/kerry-presses-congress-more-power-and-money-fight-isis/106020/With ‘no military solution’ echoing in Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry tells Congress to put the money where his mouth is: into the non-military efforts to defeat the Islamic State.Molly O'TooleTue, 24 Feb 2015 20:01:46 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/02/kerry-presses-congress-more-power-and-money-fight-isis/106020/PoliticsSecretary of State John Kerry arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Susan Walsh/APNow SIGAR Wants To Know How Big Afghanistan's Security Force Will Becomehttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/02/now-sigar-wants-know-how-big-afghanistans-security-force-will-become/105990/John Sopko has been merciless about the wake of wasteful spending the U.S. left behind in Afghanistan. Now he wants to know the U.S. plan for Afghan forces to come.Charles S. Clark, Government ExecutiveTue, 24 Feb 2015 17:28:32 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/02/now-sigar-wants-know-how-big-afghanistans-security-force-will-become/105990/ManagementAfghan National Army soldiers provide security during a patrol, on Feb. 14, 2012. Combat Camera Afghanistan by Spc. Amber LeachBaltic States Adopting Tougher Security in Response to Russia http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/baltic-states-adopting-tougher-security-response-russia/106008/Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are introducing new security measures, including conscription, to help defend against possible threats from Moscow.Hanna Kozlowska, QuartzTue, 24 Feb 2015 17:26:41 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/baltic-states-adopting-tougher-security-response-russia/106008/ThreatsMembers of the U.S. Army B Company attend a military exercise at the Gaiziunu Training Range in Pabrade, 38 miles north of Vilnius, Lithuania, on Nov. 13, 2014.Mindaugas Kulbis/APDefense Firms Put Down Roots in UAEhttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/02/defense-firms-put-down-roots-uae/106002/Global defense companies are opening offices and forming partnerships with local industry in hopes of winning business in the United Arab Emirates.Marcus WeisgerberTue, 24 Feb 2015 17:01:33 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/02/defense-firms-put-down-roots-uae/106002/ManagementTwo Marine sergeants perform a preflight check on an MV-22 Osprey prior to a flight at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. JonesThe Pentagon Is One Step Closer To Awarding a New $11 Billion Health Records Dealhttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/pentagon-one-step-closer-awarding-new-11-billion-health-records-deal/105954/The Defense Department has narrowed down the list of contenders vying for a chance to upgrade its health records system to the tune of up to $11 billion over ten yearsFrank Konkel, NextgovTue, 24 Feb 2015 13:05:48 -0500http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/02/pentagon-one-step-closer-awarding-new-11-billion-health-records-deal/105954/TechnologyAn Air Force NCO works on a computer station at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. DOD Photo