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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.
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.

Policy

GOP Senators Agitate for Vote To Repeal Vaccine Mandate for Troops

Sen. Paul said 20 senators have pledged to vote against moving the defense policy bill forward unless their amendment is brought to the floor.

Threats

Turkish Airstrikes Have Slowed the Fight Against ISIS, Officials Say

SDF commander, Pentagon spokesman call on Ankara to cease “escalatory” actions.

Threats

China Fired a New Missile After Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, PacFleet Says

The weapon was part of a barrage of missiles and live-fire exercises meant to signal disapproval of the U.S. visit to the self-governing island.

Threats

Could Ukraine Retake Crimea? Not Easily

Difficult approaches and dug-in Russian forces would likely mean a long and difficult effort, experts said.

Threats

Only Half the Parts Are Waiting When US Attack Submarines Come in For Repairs

The Navy’s attack-sub PEO has a plan to fix this, but he’ll need approval from higher-ups and the Hill.

Science & Tech

Here’s the Last Hurdle Keeping Subs from Being Drone Motherships

The unmanned underwater vehicles need software that enables them to come back aboard via torpedo tube.

Threats

A Handful of Ohio Subs Could Get Yet Another Service Life Extension

The move would give the Navy more available SSBNs during its transition to the Columbia class.