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-usWed, 26 Nov 2014 13:23:17 -0500FBI Accuses Two in Minnesota of Trying To Join ISIS 20-year-old Somali American is believed to have made it to Syria and his 18-year-old friend was stopped before he could leave the U.S. By Kaveh WaddellKaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 26 Nov 2014 13:23:17 -0500 army soldiers are deployed to Sadiyah, a town 60 miles north of Baghdad in the Diyala province. AP PhotoBoehner Snubs Report, Pushes Forward on Benghazi the release of a recent GOP-led report vindicating the Obama administration, the House speaker wants to reappoint his own select inquiry into the 2012 terrorist attacks. By Russell BermanRussell Berman, The AtlanticWed, 26 Nov 2014 13:13:58 -0500 Speaker John Boehner arrives at a press conference to respond to President Obama's executive action that spared millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported. J. Scott Applewhite/APIndia's Quiet Role as a Hotbed of Terror recent study placed India sixth on the Global Terrorism Index—behind only Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. Here's why. By Saptarishi DuttaSaptarishi Dutta, QuartzWed, 26 Nov 2014 13:05:40 -0500 security personnel patrol the premises of the Taj Mahal on the anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.Pawan Sharma/APWhat It Means To Kill in Combat more than a decade of war, the military still prepares its recruits to kill far better than it prepares them to carry the confusion and doubt that can follow. By Phil ZabriskiePhil Zabriskie, QuartzWed, 26 Nov 2014 12:55:28 -0500 Army sergeant scans a nearby mountain range during a search of Qual-e Jala village in Afghanistan.U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ashlee LolkusDefense Firms Could Be Skeptical of Investing in Research Pentagon leaders have been calling for large companies to spend more of their own money on research projects, but making a case might be difficult. By Marcus WeisgerberMarcus WeisgerberWed, 26 Nov 2014 12:19:17 -0500 B-2 Spirit bomber taxis on a flightline, on October 26, 2014.U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel PfiesterThe D Brief: The horse race for the Pentagon; Flournoy out, Carter in?; Hagel’s ear for the military and taste for Runzas; Odierno on Iraq; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:48:00 -0500 and Troops Lament Losing Advocate in Hagel and veterans say they lost an advocate and sympathetic ear in Hagel. By Gordon LuboldGordon LuboldTue, 25 Nov 2014 21:54:06 -0500 Secretary Chuck Hagel waits for the arrival of Minister of Defense of the Netherlands Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on October 7, 2014.DoD photo by Glenn FawcettA Look Back at Chuck Hagel’s Tenure as Defense Secretary the 21 months that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was on the job, he faced everything from the budget crisis in Washington to the rise of ISIS. By Kedar PavgiKedar PavgiTue, 25 Nov 2014 19:00:53 -0500 Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the press after speaking to troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., on November 17, 2014.DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean HurtWhat If There Is No Iran Nuclear Deal if you will, a world where instead of compromise, Washington pressures Iran back to the brink. By Kelsey DavenportKelsey DavenportTue, 25 Nov 2014 18:48:24 -0500 foreign minister Javad Zarif stands with former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on November 24, 2014.Ronald Zak/APFlournoy Pulls Out of Defense Secretary Race Flournoy pulls herself out of contention to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. By Kevin BaronKevin BaronTue, 25 Nov 2014 17:55:56 -0500 Flournoy, CEO of the Center for a New American SecurityAPAl-Shabab Escalates Its War Against 'Infidel Powers' recent history of Kenya's escalating conflict with the Somali militant group al-Shabab. By Matt SchiavenzaMatt Schiavenza, The AtlanticTue, 25 Nov 2014 14:17:40 -0500 carry mock coffins and carry crosses during a protest following a recent attack on a bus by Somali militant group al-Shabab. Ben Curtis/APLast-Minute Pitches for NSA Reform Fail To Gain Consensus a recent Senate defeat, the tech industry, privacy groups and reform-minded lawmakers are clamoring to salvage portions of the USA Patriot Act. By Brendan Sasso and Dustin VolzDustin Volz and Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 25 Nov 2014 14:15:00 -0500 Ron Wyden, D-Ore., arrives for a closed-door briefing with national security officials, Sept. 5, 2013, on Capitol Hill. Wyden has been one of the loudest critics of NSA spying.J. Scott Applewhite/APHagel: The Easiest Man To Throw Overboard Obama’s national security team, Chuch Hagel was always the likeliest sacrificial offering. By Steve LeVineSteve LeVine, QuartzTue, 25 Nov 2014 14:03:41 -0500 Secretary Chuck Hagel stands with President Obama following an announcement where Hagel announced his resignation from the Pentagon.Susan Walsh/APA Resurgent GOP Is Fuming Over Extending the Iran Nuclear Talks seven-month delay gives Iran and the U.S. more time to nail down terms on Iran’s nuclear program. It also gives Congress ample time to intervene. By Kaveh WaddellKaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 25 Nov 2014 13:32:36 -0500 Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., walks off the stage following a news conference on Capitol Hill, on July 24, 2014.AP PhotoWatch the Defense One Summit Here you miss last week's Defense One Summit? Don't worry, you can watch it all right here.Defense One Staff Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:47:58 -0500’s Campaign in Libya Offers Salient Lessons for the Air War Against ISIL five lessons from the 2011 air campaign in Libya are relevant today in the campaign against the Islamic State. By Karl P. MuellerKarl P. MuellerTue, 25 Nov 2014 10:40:00 -0500’s Operation Unified Protector struck several targets around the Libyan cities of Ajdabiya and Misrata, pictured here, the alliance announced on Nov. 10, 2011.Photo via NATOThe D Brief: An American rescued from Yemen?; All the reasons why Hagel wasn’t fired; WH Friendly Fire; Needing a journo on the Pentagon’s wall; Twitter problems for the AF; And a bit more. Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:24:00 -0500 Search for the Plan To Destroy ISIS Syria, ISIS is offering a better deal than the U.S. By Gayle Tzemach LemmonGayle Tzemach LemmonMon, 24 Nov 2014 18:13:02 -0500 rises from the Syrian border town of Kobani, after air strikes were conducted by U.S. led coalition forces. Vadim Ghirda/APWhat Rand Paul Gets By Declaring War Against ISIS declaring war against the Islamic State, he's also picking a legal battle with the White House. By Emma RollerEmma Roller, National JournalMon, 24 Nov 2014 17:55:27 -0500 Senator Rand Paul speaks to the Chase Federalist Society at Northern Kentucky University, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014Timothy D. Easley/APHagel's Rise and Fall Had Nothing To Do With Foreign Policy defense secretary's role is not to set a course, but to execute it. Hagel never did that well. By Peter BeinartPeter BeinartMon, 24 Nov 2014 17:49:03 -0500 Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses soldiers at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., on November 16, 2014.DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean HurtWhat Iran Loses From the Failed Nuclear Talks stands to lose billions in oil exports as the days without a deal drag on. By Steve LeVineSteve LeVine, QuartzMon, 24 Nov 2014 17:40:08 -0500 of State John Kerry meets with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, on November 23, 2014.State Department photoTunisia May Be Headed for Another Arab Spring just held its second consecutive peaceful election -- but regional instability means it's still too soon to celebrate a stable democratic transition in Tunis. By Sam Kimball and Nicholas LinnSam Kimball and Nicholas Linn, QuartzMon, 24 Nov 2014 17:34:56 -0500 of Hamma Hammami, head of the Popular Front party, flash the victory sign during a campaign rally in Tunis, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Aimen Zine/APWho Will Be the Next Secretary of Defense? are now on two Pentagon veterans and the current Air Force secretary, among others, as possible replacements for the outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonMon, 24 Nov 2014 17:25:40 -0500 Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy brief the press at the Pentagon, on January 5, 2012.DOD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-CuomoOnly One Redacted Item Is Holding Up the CIA's Torture Report still think they can wrap up negotiations with the White House over redactions in a Senate report before the year ends. By Dustin Volz and Lauren FoxDustin Volz and Lauren Fox, National JournalMon, 24 Nov 2014 16:16:09 -0500 Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., walks into the Senate chamber following a close door briefing. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Battle Over Hagel’s Replacement For Defense Secretary Has Already Begun in Congress leaders cast Hagel’s fall as Obama’s fault, warning the White House to send a nominee they can confirm. By Molly O’TooleMolly O'TooleMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:57:09 -0500 John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters as he leaves the Senate chamber after a roll call vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)