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-usFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:31:31 -0400Making Robot Steering More Like Call of Duty Could Save Lives make little tanks more drivable, ditch the tank controls, research shows. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:31:31 -0400 uPoint MRC steering system from iRobotiRobotEven Israel's Best Friends Understand That It's Disconnecting From Reality editorial in the leading American Jewish newspaper should be read by Prime Minister Netanyahu as a serious warning. By Jeffrey GoldbergJeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:00 -0400's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the opening session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Oct. 27, 2014. Netanyahu told parliament “the French build in Paris, the English build in London and the Israelis build in Jerusalem.”Ariel Schalit/APThe Roots of the Islamic State's Appeal's rise is related to Islam. The question is: How? By Shadi HamidShadi HamidFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:25:00 -0400 file photo posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from extremist Islamic State group during a parade in Raqqa, Syria.AP Photo/Raqqa Media CenterAs Afghanistan War Ends, Congressional Appetite for Oversight Wanes of billions of dollars in Afghanistan reconstruction funding will become even more difficult as U.S. troops withdraw. By Molly O’TooleMolly O'TooleFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:55:48 -0400 Senator Kaine greets Major General Townsend, commander of regional command east in Bagram.Sen. Tim Kaine/FlickrThe Army Will Provide Wi-Fi in West Africa for the Fight Against Ebola Army will help support troops and nongovernmental organizations engaged in the Ebola fight in West Africa by setting up email, video and satellite systems. By Bob BrewinBob Brewin, NextgovFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:44:00 -0400 from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division drive a vehicle equipped with Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 during the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.1 on Nov. 9, 2012.Claire Schwerin, U.S. ArmyDefense One’s The D Brief: Dempsey hints at expansion into Anbar; Hagel: “it’s complicated;” Did the military give us a sleep disorder?; Shane Harris leaves FP; and a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:56:00 -0400 Understated Role of the Air Force In the Battle Against Ebola are four things you probably didn't know about the 200-plus airmen on the ground in West Africa. By Janine DavidsonJanine Davidson, Council on Foreign RelationsThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:35:00 -0400 Airmen with the 621st Contingency Response Wing conduct a foreign object debris walk in Monrovia, Liberia, during Operation United Assistance Oct. 28, 2014.USAF photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo GonzalezJohn Kerry: The Cold War Was 'Easy' Compared to Today Secretary of State says more economically powerful countries make today's political landscape more complex than it was 50 years ago. By Kaveh WaddellKaveh WaddellThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:16:00 -0400 of State John Kerry participates in the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington on Oct. 30, 2014. The forum is presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. AP Photo/Cliff OwenSusan Rice: There's No Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations national security advisor responds to reports that the U.S. relationship with Israel is at an all-time low. By Kathy GilsinanKathy Gilsinan, The AtlanticThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:30:03 -0400 Security Advisor Susan Rice speaks to Jerry Seib at the Washington Ideas Festival, on October 29, 2014.Max Taylor/The AtlanticFeeling 'Snubbed' By the US, Nigeria Turns to Russia special forces are reportedly training Nigerian security forces while Abuja continues to reel from attacks by Boko Haram extremists. By John CampbellJohn Campbell, Council on Foreign RelationsThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:31 -0400 soldiers stand guard at the offices of the state-run Nigerian Television Authority in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Jon Gambrell/APRumors of the Blackberry's Death (at DOD) Have Been Greatly Exaggerated are less than 10,000 Apple and Android devices on the Pentagon's unclassified network. By Bob BrewinBob Brewin, NextgovThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:01:00 -0400 Marine Expeditionary Force by Lance Cpl. Ian McMahonHouse, Senate Wrestle Over Troop Pay Increase House version of the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill is nearly double the proposal in the Senate. Which version will win out is still up in the air. By Kellie LunneyKellie Lunney, Government ExecutiveThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:48:19 -0400 soldiers cross a stream during a unit visit to a village in Afghanistan's Kunar province. U.S. Army photoDefense One’s The D Brief: Is Hagel safe?; Is cyber threat over-hyped?; A look inside Boeing’s new offices; Turkey alliance crumbles, and a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:52:00 -0400 Spies Don't Need a Warrant To Sift Through NSA Surveillance Data U.S. isn't the only country with lax judicial oversight in how its intelligence agencies comb through communications data collected by the NSA. By Dustin VolzDustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:44:59 -0400 aerial image of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.Ministry of DefenceNATO's Take on Cyberspace Law Ruffles China's Feathers was hope that discussions about international law governing cyberspace might yield progress between the U.S. and China on the matter. Here's why that's naive. By Adam SegalAdam Segal, Council on Foreign RelationsWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:40:12 -0400 of the Ukraine military monitor and maintain a network during the exercise Combined Endeavor 2011 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Hurlburt Field by Staff Sgt. Ryan WhitneyThe Way Americans Feel About a US Pivot to Asia Might Surprise You Americans are recognizing the strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific as the U.S. rebalances its forces in the region. By Scott A. SnyderScott Snyder, Council on Foreign RelationsWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:28:45 -0400 and submarines participating in the 2012 Rim of the Pacific exercise stay in close formation during one part of the exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DevinneyHow Republicans Got Their Groove Back on National Security the Iraq War, Democrats were suddenly the party Americans trusted to protect them. This midterm election suggests that’s over. By Noah GordonNoah Gordon, The AtlanticWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:20:28 -0400 Obama walks away from the podium after speaking about Ebola from the South Lawn of the White House on the Ebola crisis, on October 28, 2014.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APHagel: Get Used To Endless War Pentagon's chief said that the US is living through 'historic, defining times.' This means that the long war will likely become even longer. By David GrahamDavid A. Graham, The AtlanticWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:05:15 -0400 Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the Washington Ideas Forum at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington D.C., on October 29, 2014. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean HurtHagel Orders 21-Day Quarantine for US Troops Returning From Ebola Mission officials pointed to concerns over the safety of personnel coming back from Operation United Assistance in West Africa. By Jordain CarneyJordain Carney, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:46:00 -0400 military personnel disembark a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey to conduct site surveys during Operation United Assistance in Ganta, Liberia, Oct 22, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andre DakisMajor Cyber Attack Will Cause Significant Loss of Life By 2025, Experts Predict, there may be nothing to fear but the threat of cyber apocalypse itself. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400 with the 24th Air Force at Port San Antonio look into their screens during an open house at the facility. 24th Air ForceDefense One’s The D Brief: Did an Army contractor misrepresent himself?; Hagel to decide quarantine issue soon; Pentagon lives for today; Jeh Johnson ups security; and a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldWed, 29 Oct 2014 07:59:00 -0400 Says Midterm Elections Will Not Alter the Defense Budget, DOD Comptroller Mike McCord sees lawmakers striking some kind of short or long-term budget deal next spring. By Marcus WeisgerberMarcus WeisgerberWed, 29 Oct 2014 04:41:00 -0400 Barack Obama, center, votes early in the midterm election at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Chicago.Evan Vucci/APThis Is the Ancestor of Today's Military Helicopters Russian engineer - with funding from the US military - designed and built the quadcopter that evolved into today's aerial weapons. By Sarah LaslowSarah Laskow, The AtlanticTue, 28 Oct 2014 19:52:31 -0400 helicopter designed by George DeBothezat, makes a descent at McCook Filed after remaining airborne for nearly 3 minutes. National Park ServiceAfter $18M, US Halts Work on Half-Renovated Prison in Afghanistan State Department paid a contractor $18 million to renovate the aging facility, but canceled the contract with only half of the work completed. By Charles ClarkCharles S. Clark, Government ExecutiveTue, 28 Oct 2014 19:43:04 -0400 aerial view of the Pol-i-Charki prison. SIGARThe US-Israel Relationship Has Hit a New Low gloves are off on both sides, and profound changes could be coming in the relationship between Washington and Jerusalem. By Jeffrey GoldbergJeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticTue, 28 Oct 2014 19:00:51 -0400 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama in the Oval Office, on October 1, 2014. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP