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, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:00 -0400Snowden Allies Turn Against Liberal Anti-NSA Lawmakers the eyes of Glenn Greenwald and Daniel Ellsberg, just about no one in Congress has clean hands. By Dustin VolzDustin Volz, National JournalWed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:00 -0400 Ron Wyden, D-Ore., walks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. on Capitol Hill in June 2013.J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Next Step Toward Autopilot in Combat military is looking to roboticize the most exhausting aspects of flying jets. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:39:00 -0400 U.S. Air Force Captain with the 55th Fighter Squadron prepares his cockpit in his F-16 prior to takeoff from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs by Senior Airman Kenneth HolstonAir Force Chief Explains Why He’s Retiring the A-10s Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, a former A-10 pilot, says after much debate, sequestration forced him to only one conclusion: Cut the A-10 fleet. By Stephanie GaskellStephanie GaskellWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:27:00 -0400 Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh speaks at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs last July.U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis RogersActually, the Army Will 'Involuntarily Separate' Officers spokesman walks back Tuesday’s claim that the Army would not lay anyone off. By Eric KatzEric Katz, Government ExecutiveWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:59:00 -0400 Candidate School cadre greet new candidates arriving to Fort McClellan, Ala., July 19, 2013.Sgt. Brian Calhoun/USNGNorth Korean Nuclear Launch 'Unlikely' During Obama's Trip to Asia imagery of one of Pyongyang's testing grounds isn't enough to convince analysts North Korea will pull the trigger this time. By Global Security Newswire, Global Security NewswireWed, 23 Apr 2014 14:30:00 -0400 Jan. 23. 2013 satellite image provided by GeoEye shows North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test facility where underground nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009. GeoEye Satellite Image/APArmy Denies It Will Lay Off 3,000 Officers To Meet Force Reduction Goals Army is pushing back against reports that it will have to force out 3,000 officers to meet fiscal 2015 personnel goals. By Eric KatzEric Katz, Government ExecutiveTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:48:48 -0400 Army lieutenant briefs a member of his team during the Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Rucker, Ala. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman Pentagon Sending 600 U.S. Troops to Eastern Europe from the 173rd Airborne are heading to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia for month-long military exercises. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonTue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:08 -0400 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne supporting the joint training exercise Central Accord in Cameroon in March 2014.U.S. Army photo by Spc. Coty KuhnState Dept. Investigating Claims That Syria Used Chlorine in Attack Department officials are looking into reports that concentrated chlorine was dropped from helicopters in Syria. By Global Security Newswire, Global Security NewswireTue, 22 Apr 2014 14:33:32 -0400 president Bashar al-Assad sitting down for an interview with Syrian state TV in January 2014. SANA/AP Obama Heads to Asia as Ukraine Crisis Looms Obama is visiting Asia this week against a backdrop of Russian provocations in Ukraine. By George E. Condon, Jr.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalTue, 22 Apr 2014 14:06:23 -0400 Obama looking back before departing on Air Force One for his four country Asia tripCliff Owen/APSooner or Later, Drones Will Watch Over Major Marathons last year's tragedy, Boston police commissioner Edward Davis said that 'drones are a great idea.' By Jake BeckerJake Becker, QuartzMon, 21 Apr 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Keflezighi runs the final few blocks before winning the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston.Steven Senne/APU.S.-Russian Cultural Relations Are on Ice, Too Russians may be coming -- but not in the way any of us had hoped. By Tara SonenshineTara SonenshineMon, 21 Apr 2014 17:07:55 -0400 from the U.S., Russia, France and the United Kingdom at a wreath laying ceremony during the 2012 FRUKUS Exercise.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen OleksiakDon't Look Now, But the Iran Deal Is Working’t look now – but Iran is complying, erasing Bibi’s cartoon bomb, and making even Gen. David Petraeus a believer. By Joe CirincioneJoseph CirincioneMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:50:00 -0400's Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, speaking at the 2012 United Nations General AssemblyRichard Drew/APFuture Threats Will Require Much More Than the A-10 the A-10. The Air Force needs a mix of aircraft and capabilities for the 2023 fight. By Col. Robert SpaldingRobert SpaldingMon, 21 Apr 2014 13:01:51 -0400 A-10 Thunderbolt preparing to take off from Kandahar Airfield, AfghanistanU.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II/Released How America Lost Russia rupture between Russia and the West has been 14 years in the making. By David Rohde and Arshad MohammedDavid Rohde and Arshad Mohammed, The AtlanticSun, 20 Apr 2014 20:35:08 -0400 Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin after the 2013 G20 Summit in RussiaDmitry Lovetsky/APHow Oculus Will Revolutionize the Battlefield the battlefield, Oculus will feed live data from defense networks into the headgear. By Aliya SternsteinAliya Sternstein, NextgovSun, 20 Apr 2014 19:36:23 -0400 attendee at the International Consumer Electronics Show trying on the Oculus headsetJae C. Hong/APWhy Putin Isn't Worried About Sanctions energy actors seem to be tripping over themselves to make Putin feel secure. By Steven LeVineSteve LeVine, QuartzSun, 20 Apr 2014 19:28:42 -0400 president Vladimir Putin after meeting with Ben Van Beurden, the CEO of Dutch ShellMaxim Shipenkov/APU.S. May 'Adjust' Its Missile Defenses in Europe 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 -0400 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 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 -0400 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 Uprising 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 -0400 Heywood via ShutterstockTransparency Can Be Bad for Liberty case for secrecy in a post-Snowden world. By David FrumDavid FrumThu, 17 Apr 2014 18:42:00 -0400 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 Russia 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 -0400 Snowden during a question and answer session with Russian president Vladimir PutinPavel Golovkin/APPoland Fears Putin’s ‘New Russia’ Doctrine’s ‘brutal intervention in eastern Ukraine’ has sounded the alarm for the Polish military. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:44 -0400 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 Bombing 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 -0400 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 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 -0400 masked pro-Russian gunman guards combat vehicles in Donetsk, UkraineEfrem Lukatsky/APRand Paul (Sort of) Clarifies His Position on Iran 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 -0400 Rand Paul, R-Ky, heads to the Senate floor to advance a bill supporting aid to UkraineJ. Scott Applewhite/AP