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, 24 Oct 2014 18:27:40 -0400The Fight Against Ebola Is in West Africa, Not the US, Officials Warnhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/10/fight-against-ebola-west-africa-not-us-officials-warn/97409/At a hearing on the Hill Friday, defense officials say the real fight against Ebola is in West Africa. By Molly O’TooleMolly O'TooleFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:27:40 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/10/fight-against-ebola-west-africa-not-us-officials-warn/97409/PoliticsA panel of witnesses are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Oversight Committee hearing as lawmakers update their examination of the government's response to the Ebola outbreak. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Allure of Radical Islam in Canadahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/allure-radical-islam-canada/97391/Understanding the roots of the sudden spike of violence to hit America's northern neighbor. By David FrumDavid Frum, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:24:21 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/allure-radical-islam-canada/97391/ThreatsRoyal Canadian Mounted Police D.T. Critchley and Wayne Rideout, sit beside BC Muslim Association members Aasim Rashid and Musa Ismail during a media conference on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at a Burnaby, British Columbia mosque.Rachel La Corte/APWhy Sending Weapons to Ukraine Would Be a Terrible Idea for the UShttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/why-sending-weapons-ukraine-would-be-terrible-idea-us/97406/Even if sending arms to Ukraine were a good idea, it would come too late. By Michael KofmanMichael Kofman, QuartzFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:02:58 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/why-sending-weapons-ukraine-would-be-terrible-idea-us/97406/ThreatsUkrainian military soldiers take part in an exercise 150 km. away from Kiev, on September 11, 2014. Sergei Chuzavkov/APThis Is the Roadmap for Closing a Nuclear Deal With Iranhttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/roadmap-closing-nuclear-deal-iran/97403/Iran will likely wait out the clock on the Nov. 24 nuclear agreement while telling everyone it's no big deal. Here's what the U.S. can do in the meantime. By Steve LeVineSteve LeVine, QuartzFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:44:42 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/roadmap-closing-nuclear-deal-iran/97403/ThreatsIran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini delivers a speech in Tehran, on February 17, 2014.Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/APMore Than 6,000 Afghan Interpreters Are Stuck in Bureaucratic Limbohttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/more-6000-afghan-interpreters-are-stuck-bureaucratic-limbo/97394/Unless lawmakers act soon, the U.S. program to get Afghan translators to safety will end on Dec. 31. By Janine Davidson and Emerson BrookingJanine Davidson and Emerson Brooking, Council on Foreign RelationsFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:28 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/more-6000-afghan-interpreters-are-stuck-bureaucratic-limbo/97394/IdeasAn NCO with the 101st Airborne Division leads a gorup of interpreters during a training exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment by Sgt. 1st Class Michel SauretCan This Drone Bring Peace to Ukraine?http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/can-drone-bring-peace-ukraine/97367/International monitors prepare to launch a surveillance drone that could change the game on the ground in Ukraine. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:41:11 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/can-drone-bring-peace-ukraine/97367/TechnologyA Schiebel Camcopter S-100 drone hovers during a test aboard a ship. SchiebelDoes the US Need a Task Force To Negotiate With Terrorists?http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/does-us-need-task-force-negotiate-terrorists/97370/Diane and John Foley want to start a conversation on the U.S. policy that they say led to their son's execution by ISIS. By Matt VasilogambrosMatt Vasilogambros, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:12:06 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/does-us-need-task-force-negotiate-terrorists/97370/ThreatsThe parents of Jim Foley speak to reporters during a press conference at their home in Rochester, N.H., on August 20, 2014. Jim Cole/APUS Doesn’t Know If North Korea Has a Nuclear Missilehttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/us-doesnt-know-if-north-korea-has-nuclear-missile/97364/Even if they do, the odds of North Korea possessing a reliable ICBM is 'pretty darn low,' says the top U.S. general for Korea. By Marcus WeisgerberMarcus WeisgerberFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:23 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/us-doesnt-know-if-north-korea-has-nuclear-missile/97364/ThreatsU.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon, on October 24, 2014.DoD photo by Glenn FawcettDefense One’s D Brief: A chem attack in Iraq? Will Hagel serve Turkey? Flournoy on what Congress should do; No more ISIS candy; and a bit more. http://www.defenseone.com/news/2014/10/d-brief/97316/By Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:59:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2014/10/d-brief/97316/NewsNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, gestures at a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, Oct. 23, 2014.John Minchillo/APWhat Rand Paul Still Has To Prove on Foreign Policyhttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/10/what-rand-paul-still-has-prove-foreign-policy/97310/Is a big foreign policy speech enough to convince voters and political strategists that Rand Paul is the real deal? By Lauren FoxLauren Fox, National JournalThu, 23 Oct 2014 21:25:35 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/10/what-rand-paul-still-has-prove-foreign-policy/97310/PoliticsSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to conservatives at the American for Prosperity rally, on August 29, 2014.LM Otero/APThe World's Wealthiest Terroristshttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/worlds-wealthiest-terrorists/97307/ISIS has made at least $20 million in ransom this year and millions more in oil revenues, the Treasury Department said Thursday. By Russell BermanRussell Berman, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 21:15:32 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/worlds-wealthiest-terrorists/97307/ThreatsMilitants with the Al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra wave their flag on top of a Syrian air force helicopter at Taftanaz air base, in Idlib, Syria.AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENNThe Pentagon Still Needs More Eyes in the Skyhttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/pentagon-still-needs-more-eyes-sky/97304/After more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, airborne intelligence will be critical for years to come. By Marcus WeisgerberMarcus WeisgerberThu, 23 Oct 2014 20:47:50 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/pentagon-still-needs-more-eyes-sky/97304/ManagementAn MQ-1 Predator UAV prepares to launch for a night flight mission over southeastern Iraq.407th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs by Airman 1st Class Tony RitterThe US Military Is Intensifying the Fight Against Ebolahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/us-military-intensifying-fight-against-ebola/97277/The U.S. military is engaged in a war against Ebola that has many fronts and spans multiple continents. By Ben WatsonBen WatsonThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:56:09 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/us-military-intensifying-fight-against-ebola/97277/ThreatsA group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a C-17 in Senegal en route to Liberia. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale GreerThe Aftermath of the Shooting in Ottawahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/aftermath-shooting-ottawa/97253/Here's what we know about the victim and the shooter in Wednesday's deadly attack on Canada's capital. By Polly MosendzPolly Mosendz, Government ExecutiveThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:07 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/aftermath-shooting-ottawa/97253/ThreatsCanadian officers patrol during a moment of silence held for Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the soldier killed during an attack at Ottawa's National War Memorial, on Wednesday. Carol Hughes via FacebookWhy the US Needs a Strategy To Counter 'Hybrid Warfare'http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/why-us-needs-strategy-counter-hybrid-warfare/97259/The Pentagon should expect more than a conventional fight in any military conflict with Russia, China, Iran or Syria. And it should start preparing for it immediately. By Robert A. NewsonRobert A. Newson, Council on Foreign RelationsThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:12 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/why-us-needs-strategy-counter-hybrid-warfare/97259/IdeasA team of four SEAL trainees prepare to breach a room during a training exercise. Navy Media Content Services by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher MenzieWhat the Colorado Teens Headed for Syria Tell Us About ISIShttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/what-colorado-teens-headed-syria-tell-us-about-isis/97244/Now more than ever, the Islamic State group's online recruitment efforts appear to be attracting more young people from far outside the Middle East. By Polly MosendzPolly Mosendz, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:20:11 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/what-colorado-teens-headed-syria-tell-us-about-isis/97244/ThreatsISIS fighters sit on their tank during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Raqqa Media Center for the Islamic State/APDefense One’s D Brief: A big disconnect in Syria? McCain calls Kirby an idiot; China hits back on anti-missile radar; Mike Flynn, back on the grid; and a bit more. http://www.defenseone.com/news/2014/10/defense-ones-d-brief-big-disconnect-syria-mccain-calls-kirby-idiot-china-hits-back-anti-missile-radar-mike-flynn-back-grid-and-bit-more/97196/By Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldThu, 23 Oct 2014 08:12:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2014/10/defense-ones-d-brief-big-disconnect-syria-mccain-calls-kirby-idiot-china-hits-back-anti-missile-radar-mike-flynn-back-grid-and-bit-more/97196/NewsA man looks up as a US led coalition military plane circles above during fighting across the border in Kobani, from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 23, 2014.Vadim Ghirda/APHere’s What the Next Brain Implant Will Be Made Ofhttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/heres-what-next-brain-implant-will-be-made/97190/Ever heard of graphene? A recent DARPA-funded study suggests it could soon be in brain implants. By Patrick TuckerPatrick TuckerWed, 22 Oct 2014 20:09:52 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/10/heres-what-next-brain-implant-will-be-made/97190/TechnologyA picture of the graphene-based brain chip used in this experiment. Justin Williams research groupCongress Will Scramble To Pass Crucial Defense Legislation After Midterm Electionshttp://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/10/congress-will-scramble-pass-crucial-defense-legislation-after-midterm-elections/97193/Most of the must-pass defense bills have been left for the uncertain last days of Congress after Nov. 4. By Molly O’TooleMolly O'TooleWed, 22 Oct 2014 18:46:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2014/10/congress-will-scramble-pass-crucial-defense-legislation-after-midterm-elections/97193/PoliticsSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. AP PhotoThe Army Wants To Fully Integrate Conventional and Special Operations Forceshttp://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/army-wants-fully-integrate-conventional-and-special-operations-forces/97160/Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven the benefits of joint conventional and special operations missions. Now the Army wants expand that formula. By Col. Mike RauhutCol. Michael Rauhut, Council on Foreign RelationsWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:00:51 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/army-wants-fully-integrate-conventional-and-special-operations-forces/97160/ManagementU.S. Army Soldiers with the 19th Special Forces conduct an urban village assault at Camp Williams, Utah. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. GruenwaldMilitary Retirees Will Receive a 1.7 Percent COLA for 2015http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/military-retirees-will-receive-17-percent-cola-2015/97157/The cost of living adjustment for federal and military retirees reflects a slight loosening of the fiscal belt, though it's still the third straight year the boost has been less than two percent. By Kellie LunneyKellie Lunney, Government ExecutiveWed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:20 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/10/military-retirees-will-receive-17-percent-cola-2015/97157/ManagementWorld War 2 and Vietnam War veterans receive Congressional Recognition during a ceremony in Portland, Oregon. Navy Media Content Services by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lily DanielsThe Air Force’s Quiet Energy Revolutionhttp://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/air-forces-quiet-energy-revolution/97136/Now, more than ever, energy is a critical means to maintain our strategic advantage. By Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee JamesDeborah Lee JamesWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:22:50 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/air-forces-quiet-energy-revolution/97136/IdeasA KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild AFB refuels a B-1B Lancer during a training exercise over South Dakota, on September 23, 2014.U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary O'DellShould the US Move Its Cobra Gold War Games Out of Thailand?http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/should-us-move-its-cobra-gold-war-games-out-thailand/97124/Thailand’s democratic regression has strategic consequences for the U.S., which has yet to register a clear response to the ongoing military coup. By Joshua KurlantzickJoshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign RelationsWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:38 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/should-us-move-its-cobra-gold-war-games-out-thailand/97124/ThreatsRoyal Thai Marines hit the beach and move towards their objectives during an amphibious assault demonstration alongside U.S. Marines during Exercise Cobra Gold 13. III Marine Expeditionary ForceCanadian Soldier Shot and Killed at War Memorial in Ottawahttp://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/canadian-soldier-shot-killed-war-memorial-ottawa/97130/The suspect was identified by police as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian native. By Polly MosendzPolly Mosendz, The AtlanticWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:20:21 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/10/canadian-soldier-shot-killed-war-memorial-ottawa/97130/ThreatsA Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at Parliament building in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian WyldDefense One's D Brief: Panetta in hot water?; Robots could fight Ebola; How do you recruit civilians to work on the frontlines?; Are airdrops of weapons effective? Mortar rounds in Baghdad; and a bit more. http://www.defenseone.com/news/2014/10/d-brief-oct-22-2014/97103/By Gordon Lubold with Ben WatsonBen Watson and Gordon LuboldWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:14:00 -0400http://www.defenseone.com/news/2014/10/d-brief-oct-22-2014/97103/NewsFormer Defense Secretary Leon Panetta hold a news conference at the end of the NATO Defense Ministers Meetings, Feb. 22, 2013, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla