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-usSat, 28 Nov 2015 14:19:40 -0500Measure Clinton’s Plan for ISIS Against the Lessons of Iraq former Army division commander views the candidate’s proposed strategy through a McChrystal lens.Eric OlsonSat, 28 Nov 2015 14:19:40 -0500 Hillary Clinton announces her campaign agenda on combating the future of ISIS in Syria. She addressed the Council on Foreign Relations in Manhattan. (NYC)Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 11/19/15On the Campaign Trail in New Hampshire with ‘Two Amigos’ Lindsey Graham and John McCain longtime national security leaders and besties talk ISIS, the GOP presidential field, and the first time they met with Defense One.Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:30:17 -0500 presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, watches as he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., play the roulette wheel at a charitable gaming poker room during a campaign stop at the Manchester Bingo Center and Poker Room Oct. 9, 2015.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)UK Beefs Up Its Defenses for a More Secure World new British version of the QDR is out, promising ‘smart and strategic’ investments in the UK armed forces.Peter WestmacottWed, 25 Nov 2015 15:34:31 -0500 OCEAN (April 23, 2012) Seaman Apprentice Pedro Deleon, front, communicates to the pilots of a Royal British navy helicopter using hand signals as they take off from the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine NollGive Thanks for the OSS today’s security depends increasingly on intelligence and special operators, Congress should act to honor those who paved their way.Charles Pinck, Government ExecutiveWed, 25 Nov 2015 15:17:16 -0500 founder Gen. William Donovan with members of the OSS Operational Groups, forerunners of U.S. Special Operations Forces, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., which served as an OSS training facility.Photo provided by OSS Society‘After Paris,’ Graham and McCain See a Whole New 2016 Race Graham, stumping with his friend John McCain, believes recent attacks will boost his quixotic quest for the White House.Molly O'TooleWed, 25 Nov 2015 13:56:53 -0500 presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), front center, campaigns with Sen. John McCain, R- Ariz, back center, as they hold a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.AP Photo/Cheryl SenterKunduz Investigation Blames Aircrew, SOF Commander, Computers top U.S. general in Afghanistan detailed a stunning list of “tragic but avoidable” human and technology failures that doomed the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital.Kevin BaronWed, 25 Nov 2015 12:38:48 -0500 this Oct. 16, 2015, file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders stands inside the charred remains of their hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan.Najim Rahim via AP, FileWith Putin on the March, US Must Bulk Up Its European Forces deterrence will simply not work—either to fend off Russia or reassure NATO allies.Colonel Michael R. Fenzel and Aaron Picozzi, Council on Foreign RelationsWed, 25 Nov 2015 12:34:00 -0500 marine armoured vehicles leave the beach after getting off from US Navy hovercrafts during the NATO Trident Juncture exercise 2015 at Raposa Media beach in Pinheiro da Cruz, south of Lisbon, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Steven Governo/APConflicting Claims Over Downed Russian Warplane incident continues to strain relations between Moscow and Ankara.Marina Koren, The AtlanticWed, 25 Nov 2015 11:51:41 -0500 President Vladimir Putin meets the press in Nizhny Tagil in the Ural mountains, Russia, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via APTurkey: we’ll shoot again; What’s the Syrian endgame?; Lessons from Sinjar; Kunduz probe finds multiple problems; and a bit more... Watson and Bradley PenistonWed, 25 Nov 2015 08:55:00 -0500 in the Arab Spring’s Brightest Spot declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after an explosion killed 12 presidential guards in the capital.Adam Chandler, The AtlanticWed, 25 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0500 hooded police officer prevents media from aproaching the scene of a bus explosion in the center of the capital, Tunis, Tunisia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.AP Photo/Hassene DridiThe War on ISIS: What’s the Endgame?’s focused on winning the peace. That’s a big problem.Dominic Tierney, The AtlanticTue, 24 Nov 2015 19:09:23 -0500 this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.AP Photo, FileWhy Your Plane Can’t Have An Escape Pod terrorism alerts may put the flying public on edge. But not every would-be solution ought to get off the ground.Patrick TuckerTue, 24 Nov 2015 17:55:22 -0500 screenshot from a video demonstrating a theoretical pod emergency evacuation system.Image via YouTubeHollande Tries to Rally the World to France’s War on ISIS many countries have their own reasons, and strategies, for fighting the terror group.Marina Koren, The AtlanticTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:54:13 -0500 President Francois Hollande speaks at the French Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaPutin is Accusing Turkey of Being an ISIS Ally—and He’s At Least Partly Right Islamic State group reportedly smuggles a large volume of oil via trader routes going almost exclusively through Turkey.Steve LeVine, QuartzTue, 24 Nov 2015 13:29:00 -0500 President Vladimir Putin holds a video conference with the top military brass on a Russian air campaign in Syria, in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.SPUTNIK, Kremlin Pool Photo via APShutting Down Jihadist Websites Won't Stop Terrorism the web won’t squelch radical voices — and it just might help terrorists achieve their aims.Kaveh WaddellTue, 24 Nov 2015 13:14:00 -0500 screenshot from the "The Conqueror", a children's site published by a Hamas-affiliated organization that includes illustrations, games, and stories that encourage terrorism.Image via Al-FatehBreaking: Syrian rebels down Russian helo; Turkey shoots down Russian jet; Obama hosts Hollande; A Vietnamese-American take on Syrian refugees; DARPA seeks disaster-resistant cities; and a bit more... Watson and Bradley PenistonTue, 24 Nov 2015 09:07:00 -0500 Must Send Hollande to Moscow With This Clear Message U.S. must be clear: Russia's help fighting ISIS won't ease sanctions over UkraineVikram Singh and Julianne SmithMon, 23 Nov 2015 22:08:31 -0500 President Francois Hollande attends a military ceremony at the Hotel National des Invalides, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Philippe Wojazer, Pool via APWhat Vietnamese Refugees in New Hampshire Think of the Syrian Backlash 2016 hopefuls arrive with pledges to block refugees from Syria, Vietnamese-American voters here respond with a conflicted mix of caution and compassion.Molly O'TooleMon, 23 Nov 2015 18:07:03 -0500 presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, pauses during his remarks at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday Nov. 13, 2015.AP Photo/John RaouxIs ISIS Rational? trying to think like ISIS is so hard—and risky.Shadi HamidMon, 23 Nov 2015 17:25:41 -0500 police officers patrol near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Monday Nov. 23, 2015.AP Photo/Jacques BrinonCan the Military Design a Disaster-Resilient City? are incredibly complex, and break in complicated ways. Understanding that complexity will be key to mitigating tomorrow’s disasters.Patrick TuckerMon, 23 Nov 2015 16:04:32 -0500 recovery officials search through the ruins of the leveled city of Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, Tuesday March 15, 2011.AP Photo/David GuttenfelderThe US Is Relying on Iraqis to Keep Tabs on ISIS Bomb Technology tactics in Iraq make the Paris attacks look quaint, but the drawn-down US force needs local help to keep up.Patrick TuckerMon, 23 Nov 2015 13:16:26 -0500 officials provided these briefing slides for illustration of advancing bomb threats coming from ISIS.Image courtesy of JIDA.Why Obama Is Standing by the Syrian Refugees president isn’t speaking to his opponents—he’s talking to history.Peter Beinart, The AtlanticMon, 23 Nov 2015 11:44:31 -0500 Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, from a nine-day trip to Turkey, Philippines and Malaysia.AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaHere’s What’s Keeping the World from Uniting Against ISIS need a common story before they will go to war with an enemy. ISIS has one. The rest of the world does not.Brian Browdie, QuartzMon, 23 Nov 2015 11:36:00 -0500 minister of finance Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, left, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attend a working session at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.Susan Walsh/APISIS-Endorsed Encryption Provider to Begin Screening Customers software company Silent Circle hopes to mitigate nefarious use of encryption by closely monitoring how it's clients pay for the service.Aliya Sternstein, NextgovMon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:55 -0500 Circle co-founder and Pretty Good Privacy inventor Phil Zimmermann.Photo courtesy of Silent CircleBrits offer Cyprus base to French; Poll finds Clinton most trusted on terrorism; US expands intel-cooking probe; Putin opens Strangelovian war room; And a bit more. Watson and Bradley PenistonMon, 23 Nov 2015 09:07:00 -0500