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-usSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:20:55 -0500Obama’s Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons Gamble is the president is proposing a multi-billion dollar nuclear arsenal overhaul that is expensive, dangerous, and does nothing to make the United States safer?Stephen YoungSun, 01 Feb 2015 18:20:55 -0500 U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flies a mission in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 over the Pacific Ocean July 10, 2010.U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. BaileyFrance Publishes 'How To Spot a Jihadist' Citizen's Guide French government releases new anti-jihadist literature Wednesday as part of a broader counterterrorism response to the Paris attacks.Andrew Giambrone, The AtlanticFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:44:36 -0500 of FranceShould Veterans With PTSD Be Exempt From the Death Penalty? legal experts suggest the criminal justice system should treat convicted veterans suffering from war trauma differently than other criminals.Iulia Filip, The AtlanticFri, 30 Jan 2015 14:59:00 -0500 Airman who struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and says putting on a happy face to get through a day is like wearing a mask.U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin MillikenBetter Simulation Could Save the Military Millions new survey reveals how the military is using simulation and obstacles to wider implementation.Patrick TuckerFri, 30 Jan 2015 13:21:08 -0500 Marine using a virtual reality parachute trainer.CHRIS DESMOND / NAVYIsraeli Ambassador: Netanyahu Never Meant To Disrespect Obama ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer answers questions about House Speaker John Boehner and Iran.Jeffrey Goldberg, The AtlanticFri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:41 -0500's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer speaks in front of a crowd at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. Israeli Embassy, WashingtonHow a Lindsey Graham 2016 Bid Could Alter the GOP on National Security see Sen. Lindsey Graham's possible entrance into the presidential ring less as a serious bid and more of an effort to change GOP positions on U.S. policy in the Middle East.Lauren Fox, National JournalFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:54:08 -0500 Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks with reporters after a Senate vote, on Dec. 13, 2014.Lauren Victoria Burke/APThe D Brief: The Enemy of my enemy in Yemen; There are 750,000 civilians in DoD, and they’re growing; Is the WH hostage strategy MIA?; McCain shuts up Code Pink; And a bit more. Watson and Gordon LuboldFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:19:00 -0500 Grumman Cuts Ties With Conservative Policy Group defense contractor’s departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council follows an exodus of tech companies late last year.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:54:13 -0500 here is the Northrop Grumman plant in El Segundo, Calif., with models of the B2-B and F/A-18 Hornet in the foreground. Reed Saxon/APThe Real Implications of a Homeland Security Shutdown cite the elevated national security risk of a Department of Homeland Security shutdown showdown with Republicans.Eric Katz, Government ExecutiveThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:53:46 -0500 Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., returns to his office on Capitol Hill, on Jan. 29, 2015J. Scott Applewhite/APWhy an Inflatable Missile Is Set To Hit the National Mall upgrades to America's nuclear arsenal provide the backdrop for this weekend's scheduled appearance of a 'life-size, four-story inflated nuclear missile.'Emma Roller, National JournalThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:43:03 -0500 unarmed U.S. Air Force LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales/An Incomplete Victory in the War Against ISIS State forces have reportedly lost the Syrian border town of Kobani, but it's not necessarily a turning point in the war.Adam Chandler, The AtlanticThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:00 -0500 People's Protection Units (YPG) soldiers walk near the town entrance circle heading to their strongholds in Kobani, Syria, on Nov. 19, 2014. Jake Simkin/APWhat To Expect From the African Union Summit the African Union's Heads of State Summit concludes this weekend in Ethiopia, here are seven questions observers and participants will have on their minds.Jason Warner, Council on Foreign RelationsThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:37:00 -0500's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center foreground, arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 29, 2015. Elias Asmare/APWhat Your Facebook Posts Mean to US Special Operations Forces media as an intelligence asset is of growing value to special operations forces, but there are legal issues and controversy surrounding its use.Patrick TuckerThu, 29 Jan 2015 10:41:10 -0500 with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command provide security during a two-day presence patrol with Afghan Commandos in Farah province Feb. 27. 2012U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNallyThe D Brief: Tensions ease on Israeli border; Deadline pushed for Jordanian swap; Mil Comp recommendations out this morning; Obama says good-bye to Hagel; Slipper jokes; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldThu, 29 Jan 2015 07:34:00 -0500 Chiefs Warn Against Sequestration, Again a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.Molly O'TooleWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:52:51 -0500 Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and sequestration on national security. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)Military Compensation Reform Commission Prompts a Divisive Debate’s recommendations to overhaul military personnel system will set the stage for scrutiny on an outdated system.Molly O'Toole and Gordon LuboldWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:48:22 -0500 Army soldiers conduct a night patrol near Sar Howza, Paktika province, on Sept. 4, 2009.Combat Camera Afghanistan by Staff Sgt. Andrew SmithGlobal Cyber Defense Demand Will Exceed Capability for Years To Come rising interest, the sort of international cooperation necessary to fight today's mix of criminal, terrorist and state cyber networks is a long ways away.Linda Kinstler, QuartzWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:57:05 -0500 Kaspersky, the chairman of Kaspersky Lab, speaks at the International Conference on Cybersecurity in Tel Aviv, on June 6, 2012.Dan Balility/APLawmakers Seek Tighter Restrictions on VA Executives' Bonus Pay new bill caps the number of VA executives eligible for bonuses, and instructs leaders to switch jobs within the department at least once every five years.Kellie Lunney, Government ExecutiveWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:44:18 -0500 Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., leaves a Republican caucus meeting, on July 25, 2014.AP PhotoHomeland Security To Roll Out Biometrics Along the Border This Summer U.S. Border Patrol plans to operate iris and facial recognition services linked to the FBI's massive biometric system by the end of the summer.Aliya Sternstein, NextgovWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:04:00 -0500 Customs and Border Protection provide assistance to unaccompanied alien children after they have crossed Texas' southern border and into the United States.UCBP photo by Barry BahlerThe D Brief: $1.3 billion for training in Iraq, Syria; Desertion charge for Bergdahl?; A 401K for the troops?; Who is “General Mathis?”; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldWed, 28 Jan 2015 07:24:00 -0500 Commander Wants Full Counterinsurgency Plan for Boko Haram David Rodriguez wants to help Nigeria, but Abuja needs to ask and the U.S. needs a plan. By Kevin Baron and Molly O'TooleKevin Baron and Molly O'TooleTue, 27 Jan 2015 20:52:10 -0500 and local hunters armed with locally made guns gather before they go on patrol in Yola, Nigeria, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Sunday Alamba/APObama Calls for Regulations After Drone Crashes Near White House president said the country needs a new legal framework for managing the growing number of commercial drones in America's skies.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 27 Jan 2015 18:03:30 -0500 Service Agents search the grounds near the White House after an unmanned aerial vehicle was found crash landed on the complex. Susan Walsh/APThe US Doesn’t Know How Secure Its Border Is one critical metric, it's hard to make accurate statements on how efficient the U.S. Border Patrol is -- or how a new bill would improve border security.Lauren Fox, National JournalTue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:56 -0500 U.S.-Mexico border, with Tijuana on the left, and the U.S. on the right. Customs and Border ProtectionRubio Doubles Down on NSA Surveillance Ahead of 2016 Florida Republican and national security hawk is calling for a permanent extension of the legal framework that allows the NSA to collect bulk U.S. phone metadata. By Dustin VolzDustin Volz, National JournalTue, 27 Jan 2015 17:48:15 -0500 Marco Rubio waits for the start of the State of the Union address on Jan. 20, 2015.Mandel Ngan/APOur Overreaction to Terrorist Attacks Like Paris Is Only Making Things Worse terrorists’ goal is to spread irrational fear. Our intelligence professionals shouldn’t be helping them. By Michael GermanMichael GermanTue, 27 Jan 2015 17:33:20 -0500