Defense One - All Content 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, 22 Nov 2014 19:51:00 -0500Will Politics Kill a Deal on Iran? high Republican demands are just a partisan attack to prevent Obama from achieving anything resembling a victory. By Joe CirincioneJoseph CirincioneSat, 22 Nov 2014 19:51:00 -0500 Mark Kirk, R-Ill., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., leave a Republican caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 2, 2011. Manuel Balce Ceneta/APDemocrat to NSA: Forget Congress, Stop Mass Spying Now Republicans blocked a bill to restrict domestic surveillance. But Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says the administration should act anyway. By Brendan SassoBrendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:22 -0500 Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks to reporters during a press conference on Capitol Hill. Cliff Owen/APThe US Just Launched Its 500th Drone Strike tactic is almost as old as the Afghanistan war. And nowadays it has become completely routine. By Micah ZenkoMicah Zenko, Council on Foreign RelationsFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:29:18 -0500 163rd Reconnaisance Wing flies an MQ-9 reaper over Victorville, Calif., on July 30, 2014.Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Michael QuiboloyCan Burkina Faso's Military Put the Country on the Path to Democracy? years of resentment toward American influence in the troubled West African nation, a U.S.-trained lieutenant colonel is in charge of assembling a new government. By Molly RapaportMolly Rapaport, Council on Foreign RelationsFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:20:45 -0500 Faso Lt. Col issac Yacouba Zida leavse a government building after meeting with political leaders in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on November 4, 2014.Theo Renaut/APThe US-Turkey Relationship Is Undergoing Death By a Thousand Slights's what makes Ankara the reluctant and very important U.S. ally it is today. By Steven A. CookSteven A. Cook, Council on Foreign RelationsFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:09:21 -0500 Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speak to the media before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 21, 2014.Emrah Gurel/APThe D Brief: Islamic State calls for attacks in France; Rogers on a U.S. attack by China; Nancy Lindborg to USIP; “Major Trouble” at the Pentagon’s Fort America; The Back story on Robin Raphel; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldFri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 -0500 for the Exceptional Superpower To Act Like It U.S. needs to remind the world of its dominance. Holding the line will not do and will not work. By Robin ShepherdRobin ShepherdThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:43:05 -0500 from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups are underway in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paolo BayasWill Veterans' Data Ever Truly Be Secure? VA’s chief information officer told a House committee that the agency’s domain controllers are secure. By Frank KonkelFrank Konkel, NextgovThu, 20 Nov 2014 16:38:23 -0500 veteran speaks with a doctor at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 12, 2014. Sue Ogrocki/APDid Rand Paul’s NSA Vote Fight Government Spying or Protect It? libertarian says his opposition to a Senate bill protected Americans’ privacy. Privacy advocates disagree. By Dustin VolzDustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 16:19:59 -0500 Rand Paul, R-Ky. talks to media outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.Carolyn Kaster/APWalz Drops His Bid for Top Democratic Spot on House VA Committee former Army National Guard soldier faced pushback over seniority and a waiver that's allowed him to stay on the committee. By Billy HouseBilly House, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 15:50:12 -0500 Tim Walz, D-Minn., questions witnesses from the VA and GAO during a hearing on the veteran health care system.J. Scott Applewhite/APMore Than 80 Percent of Terrorism Deaths Occur in These Five Countries annual Global Terrorism Index report, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, was just released. By Kathy GilsinanKathy Gilsinan, The AtlanticThu, 20 Nov 2014 15:20:34 -0500 and family members of a suicide bombing attack grieve as they carry the coffins near the site of an attack, on October 12, 2014.Karim Kadim/APVickers: Boots on the Ground Not Necessary for Intel in Iraq intelligence collection has reached pivotal point, says the Defense Department’s Undersecretary for Intelligence Michael Vickers. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerThu, 20 Nov 2014 12:23:40 -0500 of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers speaks to Gordon Lubold at the 2014 Defense One Summit. Kristoffer James/APThe D Brief: Dempsey says ME strategy will change; A PR war in Kobani; CIA to reorg; A former Marine PAO wins the National Book Award; Hagel doesn’t lose sleep; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldThu, 20 Nov 2014 08:06:00 -0500 Ambassador Warns Against Intervention Fatigue the U.S. fights global threats from Ebola to the Islamic State, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power warns against intervention fatigue. By Molly O’TooleMolly O'TooleWed, 19 Nov 2014 16:12:00 -0500 Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks at the Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2014.KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAROdierno: I Need More Money and Troops for Today's Threats cuts are having serious effects in a world of vastly different threats than those lawmakers faced down three years ago. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonWed, 19 Nov 2014 15:11:00 -0500 Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks at the Defense One Summit, with NPR's Tom Bowman, on Wednesday.Kristoffer TripplaarDempsey: US Strategy in the Middle East Is Sound, But Expect It To Change Dempsey spoke on a range of issues, from the strategy in Iraq and Syria to the budget to the military’s relationship to Congress and the American public. By Gordon LuboldGordon LuboldWed, 19 Nov 2014 13:42:00 -0500 Martin Dempsey at the Defense One Summit on Wednesday. Kristoffer Tripplaar Navy May Allow Sailors To Take a Break From the Military chief of naval personnel says the service needs to adapt to the changing job market. By Marcus WeisgerberMarcus WeisgerberWed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:37 -0500 Adm. William Moran chats with Defense One Managing Editor Stephanie Gaskell at the annual Defense One Summit.Kristoffer Trippelaar/Defense OneThe D Brief: Dempsey, Vickers headline Defense One’s Summit; Hagel in D1: the new era at DoD; The fallout of the Uber exec; Mabus’ travel; Thornberry gets the nod; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldWed, 19 Nov 2014 07:52:00 -0500 The 2014 Defense One Summit all of the conversations, insights and debates during the Defense One Summit.Defense One Staff Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:30:00 -0500 Dysfunction Is a Worse Threat Than Putin, Say National Security Workers president has no strategy, the Taliban can have Afghanistan and a nuclear Iran isn’t worth a fight, a new Defense One survey says. By Kevin BaronKevin BaronTue, 18 Nov 2014 22:27:59 -0500 with then 82nd Airborne Division gather their equipment before boarding a CH-47 Chinook in Nawa Valley, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney HoustonThis Robot Military Supply Helicopter Could Soon Be Fighting Wildfires K-Max has performed well in supplying troops in Afghanistan. Now it could help fight fires around the world. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerTue, 18 Nov 2014 20:43:47 -0500 unmanned variant of the K-MAXU.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTOA New Era for the Defense Department our military adapts to new threats, so must the defense enterprise from top to bottom. By Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelSecretary of Defense Chuck HagelTue, 18 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0500 Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force for Crisis Response at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Tuesday.. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Desire M. MoraCorruption in Afghanistan Is Getting 'Significantly Worse' top watchdog for reconstruction in Afghanistan says it 'seems like nobody is responsible for anything.' By Jordain CarneyJordain Carney, National JournalTue, 18 Nov 2014 17:12:25 -0500 with the 7th Marine Regiment patrol near FOB Musa Qala, Helmand province, on October 19, 2013.U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James MastWhite House Backs NSA Reform Bill a Senate vote on the measure looming, the White House strongly supports a bill to curb the government's most controversial domestic spying program. By Dustin VolzDustin Volz, National JournalTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:52:27 -0500 Obama speaks on a conference call with service members in LIberia and Senegal, on November 1, 2014.Pete Souza/White HouseThe Real Reason ISIS Takes Hostages and Beheads Them the outside, the group’s actions look insane. But the brutality is meant to provoke a wider war—a war that ISIS is convinced it will win. By Simon CotteeSimon Cottee, The AtlanticTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:19:14 -0500 affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra insurgents wave their flags in Idlib province, northern Syria. Edlib News Network/AP