Most-Read of 2020 (So Far)

By Defense One Staff

December 30, 2019

US Customs Officer Harasses Defense One Journalist at Dulles Airport

Ben Watson, Bradley Peniston: Repeating “You write propaganda, right?”, officer held passport until he received an affirmative answer.

Russia Will Test Its Ability to Disconnect from the Internet

Patrick Tucker: The nascent RuNet is meant to allow the country to survive an attack — and Putin to monitor and control the population.

Microsoft Wins Massive JEDI Cloud Contract

Patrick Tucker, Frank R. Konkel: Amazon loses in a $10-billion upset decision after months of legal and Trump-fueled political controversy.

ISIS Leader Baghdadi Killed Himself During US Special Ops Raid, Trump Confirms

Katie Bo Williams, Kevin Baron:Trump claims, against the evidence, that killing Baghdadi was administration's "top national security priority."

The Snake-And-Alligator Border Moat: A Budget Analysis

Peter W. Singer: We ran the numbers. It’s doable.

The Air Force’s ‘Doomsday Plane’ Is in the Shop

Marcus Weisgerber: The E-4B, a plane that would quarterback a nuclear war, has lost its secondary mission as the SecDef’s main long-haul ride.

'It Didn't Have to Be This Way': Just-Retired CENTCOM General

Joseph Votel, Elizabeth Dent: Trump's decision "threatens to undo five years’ worth of fighting against ISIS and will severely damage American credibility and reliability," writes Joseph Votel, who until March led America's forces in the Mideast.

The Army’s Next Attack Helicopter Could Look Like This

Marcus Weisgerber: Bell’s new 360 Invictus is the latest entrant hoping to fill the Army’s vertical-lift gap — and it’s remote-controlled.

Just One Bidder Is Vying for Two Pentagon Programs Worth $130 Billion

Marcus Weisgerber: The defense acquisition chief is looking into the Army’s disqualification of a second bidder to replace Bradley armored vehicles.

The Two Things Every Senior Pentagon Leader Is Worried About

Mackenzie Eaglen: Their top concerns don’t include the Mexican border, Iran, or even Syria.


By Defense One Staff

December 30, 2019

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/12/most-read-2020-so-far/162147/