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-usWed, 27 May 2015 17:16:05 -0400The Future of the Draft http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/future-draft/113851/As another Memorial Day passes with service members still at war, readers debate the merits of reinstating the draft.Chris Bodenner, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 17:16:05 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/future-draft/113851/ManagementDraft Director Curtis W. Tarr is shown spinning a plexiglass drum at the beginning of the fourth annual Selective Service lottery in Washington in this Feb. 2, 1972 file photo.AP PhotoBuilding An Unkillable Robothttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/building-unkillable-robot/113848/New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot’s body is damaged.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 16:47:22 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/building-unkillable-robot/113848/TechnologyThis is one of the robots introduced in the paper 'Robots that can adapt like animals.'Antoine CullyWhat Is Rand Paul's NSA Endgame? http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/what-rand-pauls-nsa-endgame/113845/With days to go before the Patriot Act expires, the Kentucky Republican could kill the agency’s domestic-phone spying — or save it.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 16:34:58 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/what-rand-pauls-nsa-endgame/113845/PoliticsIn this image from Senate video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2015.Senate TV via APAnbar goes grim; ‘Inevitable war’ with China?; Northrop pushes back on R New PACOM chief; Green Beret scrutiny over US hostage policy; And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-27/113770/Ben WatsonWed, 27 May 2015 08:18:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-27/113770/NewsAir Force Certifies SpaceX To Launch Military Satelliteshttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/air-force-certifies-spacex-launch-military-satellites/113767/The move breaks a monopoly long held by the United Launch Alliance.Tim Fernholz, QuartzTue, 26 May 2015 19:40:41 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/air-force-certifies-spacex-launch-military-satellites/113767/TechnologyA United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy launches with a National Reconnaissance Office payload at Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Photo by: Pat CorkeryNorthrop Grumman CEO Issues Rare Pentagon Rebuke Over Research Red Tapehttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/northrop-grumman-ceo-issues-rare-pentagon-rebuke-over-research-red-tape/113737/Northrop's chief pushed back against a new Pentagon policy requiring firms to get DOD approval for company funded research projects.Marcus WeisgerberTue, 26 May 2015 19:14:35 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/northrop-grumman-ceo-issues-rare-pentagon-rebuke-over-research-red-tape/113737/ManagementDARPA Director Arati Prabhakar (left) and Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush (center) discuss innovation and research at the Pentagon during an event at the Center for Strategic International Studies, on May 26, 2015.Marcus Weisgerber/Defense OneWhat a Major Arms Control Treaty Teaches Us About the Iran Dealhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/what-major-arms-control-treaty-teaches-us-about-iran-deal/113740/Nearly 50 years of the Non-Proliferation Treaty have proven one thing — multilateral agreements can work to make the world safer.Graham Allison, The AtlanticTue, 26 May 2015 16:57:29 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/what-major-arms-control-treaty-teaches-us-about-iran-deal/113740/PoliticsIn this July 1, 1968 file photo, U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson, left, signs the Non-Proliferation Treaty alongside Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. AP PhotoExasperated White House Pushes Senate To Pass Surveillance Reform Billhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/exasperated-white-house-pushes-senate-pass-surveillance-reform-bill/113731/Without naming Rand Paul, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest faulted the Kentucky Republican for holding up legislation.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 26 May 2015 16:38:21 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/exasperated-white-house-pushes-senate-pass-surveillance-reform-bill/113731/PoliticsWhite House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015.Carolyn Kaster/APIf Only US Leaders Read This Book On Pakistan That Was on Bin Laden's Shelfhttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/05/if-only-us-leaders-read-book-pakistan-was-bin-ladens-shelf/113707/While the U.S. draws down in Afghanistan, there's still time to hold Pakistan to account as the hostile state it is, rather than the challenging ally so many delude themselves into believing.C. Christine Fair, QuartzTue, 26 May 2015 14:30:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/05/if-only-us-leaders-read-book-pakistan-was-bin-ladens-shelf/113707/Ideasn this Feb. 26, 2012 file picture, a Pakistan family watches the destruction of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Anjum Naveed/APHow Terrorism Prolongs Conflict But Loses the Warhttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/how-terrorism-prolongs-conflict-loses-war/113683/Rebel groups that employ the tactic in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to make ending a conflict much more difficult, a new paper finds.David A. Graham, The AtlanticTue, 26 May 2015 13:43:30 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/how-terrorism-prolongs-conflict-loses-war/113683/ThreatsChadian soldiers escorting a group of journalists ride on trucks and pickups in the city of Damasak, Nigeria, Wednesday March 18, 2015.Jerome Delay/APChina Warns of 'Inevitable' War with US Over South China Seahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/china-warns-inevitable-war-us-over-south-china-sea/113680/China’s State Council just announced a new 'active defense' military strategy in a white paper criticizing 'external countries…meddling in South China Sea affairs.'Lily Kuo, QuartzTue, 26 May 2015 12:55:52 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/china-warns-inevitable-war-us-over-south-china-sea/113680/ThreatsChinese People's Liberation Army cadets take part in a bayonet drills at the PLA's Armoured Forces Engineering Academy Base, on the outskirt of Beijing, China Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Andy Wong/APBaghdad jumps on Anbar; Japan joins US-Australian war games; Old strategy in Afghanistan is new again; Lighthouses for the South China Sea; And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-26/113650/Ben WatsonTue, 26 May 2015 08:10:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-26/113650/NewsNSA Trying to Track Your Smartphone Finger Strokeshttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/nsa-trying-track-your-smartphone-finger-strokes/113638/Smartphone technology built by Lockheed Martin promises to verify a user's identity based on the swiftness and shape of the individual’s finger strokes on a touch screen.Aliya Sternstein, NextgovMon, 25 May 2015 21:07:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/nsa-trying-track-your-smartphone-finger-strokes/113638/TechnologyMarine Corps Systems Command photo by Barbara HambyThe Pentagon Is Rethinking a $475 Million Cyber Defense Proposalhttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/pentagon-rethinking-475-million-cyber-defense-proposal/113635/Nearly a week after extending the terms of its original proposal, U.S. Cyber Command revoked a 5-year contract offer that aimed to backfill significant staffing shortages.Aliya Sternstein, NextgovMon, 25 May 2015 20:59:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/05/pentagon-rethinking-475-million-cyber-defense-proposal/113635/TechnologyNavy cyber troops at the service's Cyber Defense Operations Command at Virginia Beach, Va., Aug. 9, 2010.Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua WahlWhy the New Arab Military Pact Isn't Worth The Ink It Was Written Inhttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/05/why-new-arab-military-pact-isnt-worth-ink-it-was-written/113632/The plan drawn up yesterday by the Arab world’s military chiefs is unlikely to go any farther than the Cairo conference room where it was concocted.Bobby Ghosh, Government ExecutiveMon, 25 May 2015 20:50:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/05/why-new-arab-military-pact-isnt-worth-ink-it-was-written/113632/IdeasLt. Gen. Abdel Razek Al-Nazori, Chief of Staff of the Libyan Armed Forces, right, is accompanied by Egyptian Major General, Mohammed Al Kishky, as they arrive at an Arab military chiefs meeting at the Arab League headquarters, in Cairo, Egypt, in April.Amr Nabil/APCarter: The US Military Is Training an Iraqi Army That Doesn't Want To Fighthttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/carter-us-military-training-iraqi-army-doesnt-want-fight/113629/The main problem with Iraq's battered and depleted military is the same one facing Iraq as a whole—the country effectively no longer exists as a unified state.Matt Schiavenza, The AtlanticMon, 25 May 2015 20:42:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/carter-us-military-training-iraqi-army-doesnt-want-fight/113629/ThreatsSecretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter looks on during his swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon March 6, 2015.Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick KelleyThe Once—and Future?—USS Samuel B. Robertshttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/uss-samuel-b-roberts-frigate/113614/The enduring legacy of a small warship, in 25 tweets.Bradley PenistonSat, 23 May 2015 16:15:56 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/uss-samuel-b-roberts-frigate/113614/ManagementThe Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) conducts a towing exercise with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21).U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cyrus RosonCIA Ends Its Climate Research Programhttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/cia-ends-its-climate-research-program/113560/Just days after the president said climate change was an 'indisputable' national security threat, the intelligence community ends its satellite data-sharing program with scientists.Jason PlautzFri, 22 May 2015 12:54:10 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/cia-ends-its-climate-research-program/113560/ManagementNASAObama’s azimuth check on Iraq; A growing Turkish-Saudi alliance; Sounds of the South China Sea; GI Bill for small business?; And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-22/113524/Ben WatsonFri, 22 May 2015 07:54:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-22/113524/News What President Obama Thinks on Iraq, Iran and Israelhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/what-president-obama-thinks-iraq-Iran-and-israel/113431/Obama speaks about the state of U.S. policy in the Middle East in a wide ranging interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.Jeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticThu, 21 May 2015 19:39:37 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/05/what-president-obama-thinks-iraq-Iran-and-israel/113431/PoliticsPresident Barack Obama walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 18, 2015.Evan Vucci/APA New Turkish-Saudi Thaw is Helping Rebels in Syria and Worrying Washingtonhttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/new-turkish-saudi-thaw-helping-rebels-syria-and-worrying-washington/113476/Turkey and Saudi Arabia are finally working together to fight terrorism, and that’s good and bad news to the Obama administration.Carmen GentileThu, 21 May 2015 16:45:06 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/new-turkish-saudi-thaw-helping-rebels-syria-and-worrying-washington/113476/ThreatsTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with Saudi King Salman during a ceremony in Riyadh, on March 2, 2015.AP PhotoNavy Unveils Video of Manmade Islands in South China Seahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/navy-unveils-video-manmade-islands-south-china-sea/113443/Defying Chinese orders to get lost, a Navy P-8 patrol plane flew over the reefs Beijing is turning into full-fledged footholds.Marcus WeisgerberThu, 21 May 2015 13:17:38 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/navy-unveils-video-manmade-islands-south-china-sea/113443/ThreatsThis aerial photo taken through a glass window of a military plane shows China's alleged on-going reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea Monday, May 11, 2015.Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool Photo via APIraq Is Losing Control of the Nearly 100,000 Militiamen Enlisted To Fight ISIShttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/iraq-losing-control-nearly-100000-militiamen-enlisted-fight-isis/113434/Almost three dozen Shiite militias have joined Iraq's fight against ISIS, a battle initially thought to be short-lived. As the militias extort from the population, the public's patience is wearing thin.Peter Schwartzstein, QuartzThu, 21 May 2015 12:37:47 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/05/iraq-losing-control-nearly-100000-militiamen-enlisted-fight-isis/113434/ThreatsIraqi Shiites from the Badr forces militia protest against the military intervention in Yemen, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.Karim Kadim/APPunish US Generals for Mismanaging Afghan War Funds, Says Inspector Generalhttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/punish-us-generals-mismanaging-afghan-war-funds-says-inspector-general/113437/The Army failed to stop the construction of never-to-be-used $36 million command center.Charles S. Clark, Government ExecutiveThu, 21 May 2015 12:30:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/05/punish-us-generals-mismanaging-afghan-war-funds-says-inspector-general/113437/ManagementOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Photo courtesy of SIGARDempsey’s acid Iraq quip; Rand Paul stands against NSA; SOF take DNA testing to the hot zone; And a bit more.http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-21/113389/Ben Watson and Bradley PenistonThu, 21 May 2015 08:18:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2015/05/d-brief-may-21/113389/News