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-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:56:00 -0400U.S. May 'Adjust' Its Missile Defenses in Europehttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/us-may-adjust-its-missile-defenses-europe/82843/Amid rising tensions with Russia, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. may speed up the timing for fielding antimissile systems in Europe. By Rachel OswaldRachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:56:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/us-may-adjust-its-missile-defenses-europe/82843/ThreatsA Standard Missile-3 is shown moments before intercepting a ballistic missile as part of a Missile Defense Agency test at the Pacific Missile Range Test Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, in November 2007.USNThe U.S. Is Vulnerable to Terrorism in Spacehttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/the-us-vulnerable-terrorism-space/82831/Space terrorism is a growing threat to U.S. national security, according to a new report. By Laura RyanLaura Ryan, National JournalFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:32:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/the-us-vulnerable-terrorism-space/82831/ThreatsThe United States at night as seen from composite images via data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.NASAWhy There Will Be A Robot Uprisinghttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/why-there-will-be-robot-uprising/82783/The bad news is that the robot uprising is likely. The good news is that it’s not too late to stop it. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerThu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:11 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/why-there-will-be-robot-uprising/82783/TechnologyMike Heywood via ShutterstockTransparency Can Be Bad for Libertyhttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/why-transparancy-can-be-bad-liberty/82780/The case for secrecy in a post-Snowden world. By David FrumDavid FrumThu, 17 Apr 2014 18:42:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/why-transparancy-can-be-bad-liberty/82780/IdeasBritish Minister of State at the Foreign Office Hugo Swire places a wreath at the memorial in London to mark the 10th anniversary of the terror bombings in Bali, Indonesia. Suicide bombers killed 202 people at popular nightspots in 2002. AP Photo/Sang Tan, PoolSnowden Asks Putin About Mass Surveillance in Russiahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/snowden-asks-putin-about-mass-surveillance-russia/82759/The NSA leaker showed up in the Russian president's annual televised Q&A session Thursday. By Matt BermanMatt Berman, National JournalThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:54:55 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/snowden-asks-putin-about-mass-surveillance-russia/82759/ThreatsEdward Snowden during a question and answer session with Russian president Vladimir PutinPavel Golovkin/APPoland Fears Putin’s ‘New Russia’ Doctrinehttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/poland-fears-putins-new-russia-doctrine/82750/Russia’s ‘brutal intervention in eastern Ukraine’ has sounded the alarm for the Polish military. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:44 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/poland-fears-putins-new-russia-doctrine/82750/ThreatsRussian president Vladimir Putin meets with members of the Russian Federation Council in a suburb of MoscowRIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service/APThis App Tells Loved Ones That You're OK After a Bombinghttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/app-tells-loved-ones-youre-ok-after-bombing/82729/A student living in Paris got sick of trying to contact her family back in Beirut whenever there was a bombing there. So she made an app for that. By William BrennanWill Brennan, The AtlanticThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:37:29 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/app-tells-loved-ones-youre-ok-after-bombing/82729/TechnologyA Lebanese man carries an injured girl away from a car bombing in the suburbs of Beirut, LebanonHassan Ammar/APThe Science of Unmasking Russian Forces in Ukraine http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/science-unmasking-russian-forces-ukraine/82693/The incursion of masked gunmen into Ukraine shows that knowing who you are fighting has become critical to victory. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerWed, 16 Apr 2014 20:32:56 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/science-unmasking-russian-forces-ukraine/82693/TechnologyA masked pro-Russian gunman guards combat vehicles in Donetsk, UkraineEfrem Lukatsky/APRand Paul (Sort of) Clarifies His Position on Iranhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/rand-paul-sort-clarifies-his-position-iran/82690/Calling it 'strategic ambiguity' ahead of the 2016 election, the Republican senator tries to explain his stance on a nuclear Iran. By Philip BumpPhilip Bump, The WireWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:32:27 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/rand-paul-sort-clarifies-his-position-iran/82690/PoliticsSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, heads to the Senate floor to advance a bill supporting aid to UkraineJ. Scott Applewhite/APNATO Ramps Up Its Military Presence in Eastern Europehttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/D1-Watson-nato-ramps-its-military-presence-eastern-europe/82684/NATO is stepping up reinforcements in the region as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with the Polish defense minister at the Pentagon. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:07:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/D1-Watson-nato-ramps-its-military-presence-eastern-europe/82684/ThreatsA U.S. F15C Eagle jet fighter flies over Lithuania for a NATO exercise at the Siauliai airbase, April 2, 2014. Mindaugas Kulbis/APNumber of Foreign Fighters in Syria Jumped from 800 to 8,000 in the Past Yearhttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/number-of-foreign-fighters-in-syria-jumped-800-8000/82666/Once a two-sided war, CENTCOM’s Gen. Austin calls today’s Syria ‘the most complex problem I’ve seen.’ By Kevin BaronKevin BaronWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:04:41 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/number-of-foreign-fighters-in-syria-jumped-800-8000/82666/ThreatsFighters with the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant march through Raqqa, Syriamilitant website/APScientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Darkhttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/scientists-discover-how-generate-solar-power-dark/82612/Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand. By Todd WoodyTodd Woody, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:41:09 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/scientists-discover-how-generate-solar-power-dark/82612/TechnologyA time lapse of solar panels during the night timeFlickr user Mike LewinskiUsing Drones as Wireless Hotspots on the Battlefieldhttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/using-drones-wireless-hotspots/82609/Repurposing aging surveillance drones into high-bandwidth hotspots will ensure troops have wireless access in the most remote places on earth. By Frank KonkelFrank Konkel, NextgovTue, 15 Apr 2014 19:27:12 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/using-drones-wireless-hotspots/82609/TechnologyAn avionics maintenance technician pushes an RQ7-B drone back to the taxiway after landing2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point by Pfc. Victor ArriagaWhere Genocide Is Most Likely To Happen Nexthttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/where-genocide-most-likely-happen-next/82606/One university team may have found a way to predict the world’s next genocides. By Ben Watson and Kedar PavgiKedar Pavgi and Ben WatsonTue, 15 Apr 2014 18:54:17 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/where-genocide-most-likely-happen-next/82606/ThreatsA Rwandan peacekeeper patrolling Bangui, Central African RepublicJerome Delay/APNew Algorithm May Help Detect Nuclear Smuggling at Airportshttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/new-algorithm-may-help-detect-nuclear-smuggling-airports/82588/Tweaking the code might be all it takes. By Diane BarnesDiane Barnes, Global Security NewswireTue, 15 Apr 2014 17:13:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/new-algorithm-may-help-detect-nuclear-smuggling-airports/82588/TechnologyPassengers have their luggage screened by security personnel inside the Ben Gurion airport terminal near Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2010.Ariel Schalit/APPlanning for Withdrawal in Afghanistan May Be Smart, But It’s Not Wisehttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/planning-withdrawal-afghanistan-may-be-smart-its-not-wise/82564/Getting the new Afghan president to sign a troop deal will require a steady hand through the next several months of political uncertainty. By Daniel MarkeyDaniel MarkeyTue, 15 Apr 2014 15:20:33 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/planning-withdrawal-afghanistan-may-be-smart-its-not-wise/82564/IdeasSoldiers with the Guam Army National Guard leave Camp Phoenix, KabulU.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie SiguenzaAudit Warns of Problems Launching U.S. Missile Defenses in Europehttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/04/audit-warns-problems-launching-us-missile-defenses-europe/82570/'Significant delays' will continue if the Pentagon doesn't change its current plan. By Rachel OswaldRachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:55:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/04/audit-warns-problems-launching-us-missile-defenses-europe/82570/ManagementThe guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald launches a Standard Missile-3 during an exercise in the Pacific Ocean in October 2012. The Pentagon is slated to deploy Standard Missile 3 Block 1B interceptors in Romania by 2015.U.S. NavyBorder Corruption Is Costing the Afghan Government Millionshttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/border-corruption-costing-afghan-government-millions/82549/The U.S. has spent nearly $200 million since 2009 to help Afghanistan fight corruption on its borders. It’s not working. By Charles S. ClarkCharles S. Clark, Government ExecutiveTue, 15 Apr 2014 10:30:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/border-corruption-costing-afghan-government-millions/82549/PoliticsAn Afghan Border Policeman guards the Freedom Bridge crossing the Amu Darya River in northern Afghanistan's Balkh Province, May 2010.Petty Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald/USNHere’s a Map of the World’s Fastest Growing Militarieshttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/heres-map-worlds-fastest-growing-militaries/82459/Twenty-three nations have doubled their defense spending in the past decade. By Ben Watson and Kedar PavgiKedar Pavgi and Ben WatsonMon, 14 Apr 2014 18:27:44 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/heres-map-worlds-fastest-growing-militaries/82459/ThreatsWar, What Is It Good for For? These Four Things, Actuallyhttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/war-what-it-good-these-four-things-actually/82522/Contrary to what the song says, war has been good for some things. By Ian MorrisIan Morris, The AtlanticMon, 14 Apr 2014 17:34:51 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/war-what-it-good-these-four-things-actually/82522/IdeasRangers fire a 120mm mortar during a training exercise at Camp Roberts, Calif. US Army photo by Pfc. Nathaniel NewkirkRussia's Secret Weapon Against the Westhttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/russias-secret-weapon-against-west/82531/Russia has an advantage it can use against the West -- and it's not oil, gas or nukes. By Jason KaraianJason Karaian, QuartzMon, 14 Apr 2014 17:22:44 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/04/russias-secret-weapon-against-west/82531/ThreatsA welder finishes the final section of a Gazprom pipeline in SerbiaMarko Drobnjakovic/APGuardian, Washington Post Win Pulitzers for Reporting on the NSA Leakshttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/guardian-washington-post-win-pulitzers-reporting-nsa-leaks/82510/The Guardian and The Washington Post both win a Pulitzer for public service reporting on the NSA leaks. By Dustin VolzDustin Volz, National JournalMon, 14 Apr 2014 16:42:23 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/guardian-washington-post-win-pulitzers-reporting-nsa-leaks/82510/PoliticsGlenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras after arriving at New York's John F. Kennedy International AirportJohn Minchillo/APTime Is Running Out for Real Action in Congresshttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/time-running-out-real-action-congress/82477/Congress will start working on the National Defense Authorization Act next month, but real intelligence reform is unlikely before midterm elections. By Billy HouseBilly House, National JournalMon, 14 Apr 2014 14:14:51 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/time-running-out-real-action-congress/82477/Politics"I think that's unfortunate because there are some real problems confronting our country and we have an ability as a Congress to address them responsibly, and we aren't doing it," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland saidJ. Scott Applewhite/APHow the Internet Could Have Predicted the Invasion of Ukrainehttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/how-internet-could-have-predicted-invasion-ukraine/82480/Software programs and publicly available satellite imagery can help you monitor the crisis in Ukraine like a government spy. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerMon, 14 Apr 2014 13:55:14 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/04/how-internet-could-have-predicted-invasion-ukraine/82480/TechnologyPro-Russian activists leaving the office of the regional prosecutor in Donetsk, UkraineEfrem Lukatsky/APRep. King Makes His Case for House Intel Committee Chairmanhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/rep-king-makes-his-case-intel-committee-chairman/82432/The New York Republican says fighting terrorism has been his ‘obsession’ since the Sept. 11, 2001. By Stacy KaperStacy Kaper, National JournalSun, 13 Apr 2014 20:51:41 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/04/rep-king-makes-his-case-intel-committee-chairman/82432/PoliticsRep. Peter King walking towards the House Chamber on Capitol HillManuel Balce Ceneta/AP