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Caitlin M. Kenney

Staff Reporter, Defense One

Caitlin M. Kenney
Caitlin M. Kenney is staff reporter at Defense One, where she writes about the Navy and Marine Corps. She has covered the U.S. military for several years across the country, previously as a Pentagon reporter for Stars and Stripes. She’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Threats

Some Ospreys on Flight Restrictions Pending Part Replacement

U.S. military limiting the lifespan of a gearbox part to address V-22 hard clutch incidents.

Threats

Marines Reactivate Guam Base to Boost Pacific Footprint

Camp Blaz will become a “strategic hub” and a joint and allied training center.

Threats

Next Missile Sub ‘Facing Delays’ Due to Design, Materials, and Quality, GAO Says

Electric Boat is pulling workers from the Virginia program to help the Columbia effort, but at unknown risks to cost and schedule, the watchdog wrote in a new report.

Policy

Marines To Train For Future Battlefield With Immersive Technologies

The Marine Corps is revamping its training and education programs to prepare Marines to be problem solvers and decision makers, senior service officials say.

Exclusive Policy

EXCLUSIVE: Navy Won’t Publicly Release Results of Amphibious Ship Study

The study, which had been delayed for months, has been sent to lawmakers.

Business

Army May Consider Buying Weapons Parts in Advance to Avoid Delays

The service should look at weapons buying “in a nonlinear way,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said

Science & Tech

As a Groundbreaking Unmanned Task Force Hits Stride, Navy Mulls the Next One

Task Force 59 has earned full operational capability while “normalizing this activity,” 5th Fleet’s commander said.

Policy

Omnibus Bill Would Add 3 Warships, Save 9 from Retirement

Lawmakers tinkered with the Navy’s shipbuilding plan in the proposed 2023 omnibus bill.

Policy

Amphibious Warship To Be Named for Fallujah Battles

The 45,000 metric-ton ship will be the first Navy vessel to honor a post-9/11 battle.

Threats

Russia Could Run Out Of Reliable Rockets, Artillery Shells Early Next Year, Pentagon Says

Dwindling stockpiles is likely forcing Russian troops to use older, “degraded” ammo, a senior U.S. military officer said.

Policy

US Warships Need Faster Ways to Rearm, Repair, Navy Secretary Says

Carlos Del Toro has also ordered up several steps intended to improve his service’s tech innovation.

Policy

As Marines’ Arms and Gear Flow to Ukraine, Corps Keeps Close Tabs on Its Own Stocks, Commandant Says

Service leaders have “healthy” discussions with defense secretary during aid-package planning, Berger said.

Policy

Ending COVID-Vax Mandate Would Divide Troops into Two Classes, Navy Secretary Says

The military would consist of “those that can’t deploy and those that can deploy. And that creates all sorts of problems,” Carlos Del Toro told lawmakers.