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Elizabeth Howe

Assistant Editor, Defense One

Elizabeth Howe
Elizabeth Howe is assistant editor at Defense One. Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., she moved with her Air Force family 16 times in 18 years. She earned a B.A. and M.A. at Virginia Tech and has experience in defense journalism, social media management, and podcasting. She is also zookeeper to two dumpster cats and a German Shepherd.
Threats

US Marines May Have Lost Their ‘Amphibious Edge,’ Leaders Say

Top Marines tell Congress that after deadly AAV accident and years in Middle East, the Corps and its vehicles are unprepared for waterborne operations.

Policy

New Fort Hood Report May Help Change Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s sexual harassment was reported by three soldiers. Command failed to act.

Policy

The Capital’s ‘Complex’ Power Structure Keeps Causing Chaos Under Pressure

U.S. Army processes updated after last June’s protests failed again during the Jan. 6 riot.

Threats

Fewer Troops Are Declining the COVID Vaccine. We May Never Know Why

Defense leaders say education efforts and seeing peers get vaccinated are reducing the reluctance.

Threats

One Year into the Pandemic, DoD Data Remains Incomplete

Outstanding questions include: why are civilians dying at higher rates than troops?

Policy

Pentagon Officials, Uniformed Leaders Slam Fox’s Carlson Over Female-Troop Comments

“What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday.

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GOP Lawmakers Push Chinese Threat at Indo-Pacific Commander’s Hearing

Adm. Davidson called China the “greatest long-term strategic threat of the 21st century.”

Threats

One-Third of US Troops Are Refusing the COVID Vaccine. History May Help Explain Why

After botching anthrax shots decades ago, the Pentagon’s hands are tied. Only the president can order troops to take new vaccines.