Defense One

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 08:47
A wide range of global threats posed by Islamic State militants and nations like Iran are continuing to fuel the sale of American-made arms around the world.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 07:06
If we truly intend to professionalize a foreign military force in support of a legitimate local government, it could take a long time, even decades, as it did in the Republic of Korea and Germany.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:51
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has given the DOD 48 hours to turn over its files on a controversial task force that may have misspent millions in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 06:21
More than a dozen countries on Britain’s list of repressive regimes have descended on DSEI, one of the world’s largest arms fairs.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 06:10
Obama is calling a summit to boost the UN's peacekeeping efforts. His first step should be to lead by example.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 06:51
Islamabad tells its military embeds that it is fighting terrorists backed by Indian, Afghan, Israeli and American agents. However, the truth is far more interesting.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 06:58
In a new National Military Strategy, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns the Pentagon to reorganize its global footprint to combat prolonged battles of terrorism and proxy wars.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:20
A $36 million command and control center planned for Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan as part of the 2011 U.S. troop surge was built even though multiple officials had warned it was unneeded.
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 06:58
After fifteen years of involvement in Afghanistan, the United States has a strong interest in a stable future for the fragile democracy. Whether or not it further alters its planned troop withdrawal, the United States should encourage Indian efforts to assist Afghanistan in areas of Indian expertise: democracy, economics, and civilian security.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:04
The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan Saturday to assess the situation there.