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Army Chief Gen. McConville returns
Oct 20 • 15 min
Army Chief Gen. James McConville is back on the program. This episode, Defense One’s Ben Watson asks how the Army is dealing with the coronavirus and the threat posed by Russia. The Army chief also discusses a joint Air Force project to link…
CNO Adm. Michael Gilday
Oct 14 • 49 min
Defense One’s Deputy Editor Bradley Peniston recently spoke to the admiral in the fifth and final installment of our State of Defense event series. Underwritten by Long Term Care Partners.
Space Force Vice Commander Lt. General David Thompson
Oct 7 • 58 min
Defense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker recently spoke with America’s Vice Commander of Space Operations, Lt. General David Thompson. It was the fourth installment in our ongoing State of Defense event series where we’re looking at the future of…
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger
Sep 25 • 55 min
Defense One Senior National Security Correspondent Katie Bo Williams recently sat down with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger. It was the third in our State of Defense event series looking at the future of each military service. You can…
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
Sep 24 • 48 min
Defense One Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber recently sat down with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. It was the second in our State of Defense event series where we at Defense One take a look at the future of each military…
The next big thing(s) in unmanned systems
Sep 12 • 50 min
This episode, we’ll explore emerging trends in unmanned systems. We’ll start in the air, before turning to the land and sea in a review of Russian-made systems and military thinking. And we’ll end with a discussion about trust and artificial…
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville
Sep 9 • 46 min
Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron recently sat down with U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville. The conversation kicked off our State of Defense event series where Defense One looks at the future of each military service. You can read…
Monuments, domestic terrorism and the American white power movement
Jul 26 • 74 min
America is not only in the middle of a national reckoning on race and police brutality, it’s also facing a new surge in violent attacks from extreme right-wing organizations.
What “China” means in 2020
Jul 10 • 38 min
An exploration of what we mean when we talk about China today.
Arctic security, with U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz
Jun 4 • 60 min
The commandant shares some of his concerns about China, Russia, how the coronavirus has challenged the force, and more.
Robotics, Esports and the future of national security
May 21 • 42 min
Get smart on human-machine teaming, the future of work, and why the Army has turned to video games like never before.
“The World: A Brief Introduction,” with Richard Haass
May 12 • 45 min
The president of the Council on Foreign Relations explains why the world needs to be reintroduced to a general audience in 2020.
How Americans view the U.S. role in the world, with Ivo Daalder
May 8 • 29 min
Are Americans ready, willing, and able to be the global security leaders of this century?
Gen. Martin Dempsey
Apr 23 • 61 min
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey has a new book coming out in May called “No Time For Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most From West Point To The West Wing.” Dempsey talks about politics and leadership during a pandemic; why the U.S….
The 1918 flu and the U.S. military
Apr 10 • 27 min
How the U.S. military was affected by and responded to the influenza pandemic of 1918.
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Apr 1 • 0 min
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Preparing for the next coronavirus: COVID-19 lessons learned
Mar 27 • 39 min
Three things that could help better protect us ahead of the next coronavirus-like pandemic.
Coronavirus and national security
Mar 13 • 41 min
Where are coronavirus disruptions hitting the defense industry hardest? How are federal workers adjusting? And what do we know about the race for a cure?
War in space
Mar 6 • 36 min
What exactly does it mean for the U.S. military to “deter aggression” in space? How could a war in space happen? And what are American interests in space, anyway?
Wagner and Russian private military contractors
Jan 14 • 38 min
We’re going to take a closer look at Russian private military contractors. How much do we understand about what these groups are up to? And how much should the U.S. and its allies be concerned? It’s a phenomenon with a history; and it’s something that…
Influence operations in 2020
Dec 16, 2019 • 51 min
With less than a year until the next U.S. election, we’ve got a few experts to help break down what they think is ahead in U.S.-directed influence operations. They include Alina Polyakova of the Brookings Institution; Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy…
A conversation with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Asad Majeed Khan
Nov 27, 2019 • 34 min
Defense One’s Patrick Tucker sat down with Pakistan’s top diplomat in Washington to discuss the U.S. troop pullout in Afghanistan, the worsening situation in Kashmir, and efforts to fight extremism.
The future of European security
Nov 13, 2019 • 40 min
This episode we’ll discuss the NATO alliance and how some military tactics are changing in the face of strategic threats from Russia. We’ll also assess some of the more recent responses to wider global trends like populism and how, in some parts of…
Oct 29, 2019 • 49 min
This episode we’ll learn why the Pentagon and the U.S. defense establishment are increasingly turning to wargames and simulations; what famous games of the past got right, and wrong; and why we still need experts who strategize almost exclusively in the…
The future of the U.S. military in Syria (for now)
Oct 18, 2019 • 56 min
What does it mean for the future of international security to almost completely pull the U.S. military out of Syria? This episode, we investigate that and a lot more with Dana Stroul of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Charles Lister of the…
10 trips to Afghanistan, with Kevin Maurer
Sep 25, 2019 • 35 min
America’s war in Afghanistan turns 18 in October. And one journalist has been making trips to the country since 2004. North Carolina-based author Kevin Maurer joins us to talk about what’s new from his latest trip in January, what never really changed in…
Doomsday machines, nuclear hurricanes and Russian spies, with Vince Houghton
Sep 12, 2019 • 53 min
Vince Houghton, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, joins us to talk about more than just the U.S. military’s plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon, he also explains a few American efforts to kill Cuba’s Fidel Castro, as well as…
Defense Intelligence Agency’s Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley
Aug 21, 2019 • 23 min
Today we’re going to hear from the U.S. military’s top intelligence official, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, who directs the Defense Intelligence Agency. Defense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker sat down with Lt. Gen. Ashley Monday in Tampa. The general answered…
Civilian casualty reporting and the war on ISIS with Alexa O’Brien and Chris Woods
Aug 16, 2019 • 36 min
We’re joined by journalist Alexa O’Brien and Chris Woods, the founder and director of Airwars. They published a report in July that revealed big gaps in Western media coverage of civilian harm from the U.S.-led airstrike campaign against the Islamic State…
Ali Wyne on the U.S., China and “Great Power Competition”
Aug 5, 2019 • 74 min
Today we sit down for an extended discussion with Ali Wyne of Rand. Wyne dropped by our studios for an in-depth chat questioning some of the core goals of that American strategy, why it has risen to the top of U.S. national security doctrine, and a lot…
Magnus Nordenman on Russia, the U.S., and “The New Battle for the Atlantic”
Aug 2, 2019 • 24 min
This episode, we sit down with Magnus Nordenman, who just wrote a book on the evolution of America’s naval competition with Russia in the Far North called “The New Battle for the Atlantic.”
Cyberwarfare yesterday
Jul 27, 2019 • 43 min
This episode, we survey the history of cyberwarfare — from the ascent of China-linked hackers this century to the arrest of a Soviet-linked hacker 30 years ago, and a lot in between. Find a transcript of this episode, along with a table of 50 key events…
Cyberwarfare tomorrow
Jul 19, 2019 • 49 min
This episode, we turn to the future world of cyberwarfare — from life after encryption to the 5G debate, from the next election to the next generation of cyber professionals, and a lot more. Our guests include: • Dawn Thomas, Associate Director and…
Cyberwarfare today
Jul 12, 2019 • 48 min
In the first of a three-part podcast series, we’re going to look at the contemporary risks of cyber warfare, from ransomware and extortion to online banking and culture wars. Our guests include: • Dawn Thomas, associate director and research analyst on…
Mosul, revisited (part two) with Mike Giglio and Dan Gabriel
Jul 4, 2019 • 34 min
We continue our remembrance of the Iraqi and coalition forces pushing the Islamic State group out of Mosul two years ago this week. This week we’ll hear from Mike Giglio, national security correspondent for The Atlantic. He was embedded with Iraqi special…
Mosul, revisited (part one) with Omar Mohammed of Mosul Eye
Jun 27, 2019 • 58 min
This episode, we travel to Paris to meet a historian from Mosul named Omar Mohammed. He’s the man behind the secretive blog and Twitter account “Mosul Eye” (@mosuleye). He’ll tell us all about his life, his family, his love of Mosul’s history, and his…
Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter
Jun 20, 2019 • 34 min
This episode, we’re joined by Dr. Ash Carter, who just published “Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon.” He first started working at the Pentagon in 1981, and wound up playing an unlikely role in the so-called…
Global Business Brief: Interview with UK Minister Counsellor Defence Edward Ferguson
Jun 5, 2019 • 22 min
Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber and Ben Watson talked with the UK’s Minister Counsellor Defence Edward Ferguson about F-35s, aircraft carriers, NATO, Russia, the South China Sea, deterrence, the defence secretary, arms sales, and more.
Under Secretary Andrea Thompson and Kori Schake, live from the Shangri-La Defense Dialogue
Jun 4, 2019 • 51 min
This episode we bring you two conversations with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron from the Shangri-La Defense dialogues — which happened this past weekend in Singapore. Kevin sat down with the State Department’s Under Secretary for Arms Control…
Nuclear weapons awareness in the 20th and 21st centuries
Apr 30, 2019 • 63 min
Nuclear weapons have taken on growing importance during the Trump presidency. Today we’re going to speak with a couple of researchers and analysts — Erin Connolly of the Center for Arms Control, and Jamie Withorne of the James Martin Center for…
Escalating in Somalia
Apr 9, 2019 • 49 min
This episode we’re going to look into why the U.S. military is escalating its air campaign in Somalia (at the 2:19 mark). We’ll look into the larger strategy to which this is aimed (10:44). And (22:46) we’ll ask if there are 21st-century lessons the U.S.…
Climate change versus the U.S. military
Mar 30, 2019 • 45 min
How has climate change cost the United States military already? And what sort of costs can the Defense Department expect to pay in the future? In this episode, we’re going to investigate matters of “resilience” and base design as part of a broader look at…
Missile defense and hybrid war
Mar 7, 2019 • 37 min
We’re going to extend a few of the conversations we began last week when we dug into the future of U.S.-Russian relations. • Professor Mark Galeotti returns (at the 1:38 mark) to tell us a bit more about Vladimir Putin and why corruption is a much bigger…
What comes after Putin? Assessing the future of US-Russian relations
Mar 1, 2019 • 46 min
This week we’re going to take a look at Russia and the future of the U.S.-Russian relationship, in three chapters: • After Putin (at the 1:30 mark); • Before Putin (17:14); • Now what (28:16). We’ll revisit a battle against the Mongols 639 years ago, move…
The CCP vision and the future of Chinese history
Feb 19, 2019 • 44 min
The more we spoke with analysts and observers about the South China Sea, the more we heard we ought to look not only at that troubled body of water you can spot on a map — but also to the fundamental differences in how China’s leadership views the world,…
Beyond South China Sea tensions: The Tinderbox
Feb 8, 2019 • 43 min
This week on the program, we’re going to explore the U.S.-China relationship beginning with tensions in and around the South China Sea. It’s broken up into three parts: 1. How did all this begin? (at the 2:58 mark) 2. What’s in it for Beijing? (11:16) 3.…
British defense strategy with UK MoD’s Will Jessett
Jan 17, 2019 • 28 min
This week on the program, we turn our ear to America’s ally across the pond, the United Kingdom. Our guest is Will Jessett — the current Director for Strategic Planning at the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence in London. Our Global Business Editor Marcus…
After Mattis + Shutdown’s effect on national security
Jan 11, 2019 • 34 min
This week on the program: • It’s a new year, and we have a new defense secretary — an acting one anyway, for now. Parts of the U.S. government are shut down over the border wall President Trump promised in his election campaign. • The bottom line up…
Averting war with North Korea
Dec 29, 2018 • 32 min
For the first time ever in 2018, a president of the United States spoke face to face with the leader of North Korea. Yet six months later, the Korean peninsula remains one of the world’s three most dangerous flash points. • On this, our final episode of…
What’s ahead for Syria + why ISIS is not defeated yet
Dec 21, 2018 • 32 min
President Trump stunned many across the world this week when he declared ISIS had been defeated. Now he wants America’s roughly 2,000 troops out of northeastern Syria, where they’ve been fighting alongside local Arab and mostly Kurdish forces since…
The $750 billion military; USAF’s Kessel Run; Happy Birthday to the Guard, and more.
Dec 14, 2018 • 41 min
This week on the program: • President Trump abruptly reversed course and now wants $750 billion for the U.S. military in fiscal year 2020 — a sudden $50 billion increase over his old plans. We’ll ask why the change might have happened, and what’s $50…
The true origins of ISIS and the future of counterterrorism with Hassan Hassan
Dec 7, 2018 • 48 min
This week on the program: • The true origins of the Islamic State terrorist group. Hassan Hassan, a Syrian-born scholar of the Middle East, recently found a 93-page document from ISIS chronicling the jihadi landscape of pre-9/11 Iraq. New details show…
Ukraine-Russia tensions w/ Ben Hodges; Space Force!?; Nuclear anthropology and US folklore
Nov 30, 2018 • 41 min
This week on the program: • Crisis in the Sea of Azov. We’ll talk about the latest in Ukraine-Russia tensions (at the 1:58 mark) with some input from retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the former commander of U.S. Army Europe, and Defense One’s Patrick Tucker.…
Ambassador James Jeffrey on Syria; Plus Sue Mi Terry of CSIS and Evan Medeiros
Nov 16, 2018 • 62 min
This week on the program: • How does the conflict in Syria end? Ambassador James Jeffrey, the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, sat down (at the 1:56 mark) with CNN’s Elise Labott for our 2018 Defense One Summit this…
What if America pulls out of Afghanistan? with Seth Jones, Bill Roggio and more.
Nov 9, 2018 • 55 min
This week on the program: • What would happen if the United States pulled all of its troops out of Afghanistan before reaching a settlement with the Taliban? We ask Seth Jones of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (at the 2:16 mark) and…
CENTCOM’s Gen. Votel; Exosuits and super soldiers; Weaponizing social media and more.
Nov 2, 2018 • 79 min
This week on the program: • During a flight over Turkmenistan this week, America’s top commander in the Middle East spoke by phone with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron. Kevin explains (at the 2:07 mark) what Gen. Joseph Votel told him about…
The Pipe-bomber and the presidency; More US troops at the border; Exiting the INF and more.
Oct 27, 2018 • 34 min
This week on the program: • A suspect in the U.S. pipe-bombing spree appears to have been apprehended in Florida. We’ll dig into the effects (at the 2:21 mark) of that domestic-terrorism-dash-election-disruption story that’s spanned a decent portion of…
Rare earth-hunting in US coal country; China’s military might; Uighurs in Xinjiang and more.
Oct 19, 2018 • 40 min
This week on the program: • Cornell Anthropology Professor Magnus Fiskesjö talks (1:34) with Paulina Glass about how developments in a remote province in western China are setting off alarm bells in the White House and in the international community. •…
Unmasking the GRU; The future of al-Shabaab; F-35 & the UK + Bell Helicopter’s Mitch Snyder
Oct 12, 2018 • 77 min
• This week we learned one of the men believed to have poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the southern Great Britain city of Salisbury this past March may have in fact been a trained medical doctor. We’ll talk (1:59) with one of the open-source…
Chuck Hagel on Trump, NATO, the future and more; Plus reax from Rosa Brooks and Mara Karlin.
Oct 5, 2018 • 77 min
This week on the program: • Former Nebraska Senator and Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel came by our offices at the Watergate this week to help us celebrate Defense One’s fifth anniversary. Hagel sat down (2:05) with Executive Editor Kevin Baron to talk about…
China in the US; Iran in Syria; Ukraine’s navy + Q&A w/ BG Jackson in Afghanistan
Sep 28, 2018 • 48 min
This week on the program: • President Trump took to the UN to say China is meddling in American politics — and trying to thwart him in particular. Defense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker and Editorial Fellow Paulina Glass help explain (1:59) what really…
How to kill a drone; Toward a smarter, cheaper US presence in the Middle East and more.
Sep 21, 2018 • 49 min
This week on the program: • How to rethink America’s force distribution across the Middle East. Can it be done smarter? Can it be done cheaper? Mara Karlin of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and Melissa Dalton of…
Special Edition: Q&A w/ NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
Sep 14, 2018 • 23 min
On this special edition of our podcast, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sits down with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron at the studios of the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Discussed: • How the secretary is still selling and…
Jeffrey Lewis on nuclear war; Loren DeJonge Schulman; Houthi ‘war machine’ and more.
Sep 13, 2018 • 53 min
This week on the program: • We talk about drones, the national security bureaucracy, and the American way of war (1:49) with Loren DeJonge Schulman of the Center for a New American Security — and co-host of the Bombshell podcast over at War on the Rocks.…
Idlib and the future of Syria’s Kurds; Yemen, RISK and more.
Sep 7, 2018 • 37 min
This week on the program: • For the last several days, UN officials have been warning against an imminent “bloodbath” in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, where Russian jets this week resumed airstrikes against rebels quarantined there over the last…
Gayle Lemmon on Syria, Afghanistan’s future; All about US Army Futures Command and more.
Aug 31, 2018 • 52 min
This week on the program: • Only a few days ago, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations was in the streets of Raqqa, Syria — the very place ISIS called its headquarters until October of last year. Gayle sat down with Defense One’s Kevin…
Why the Afghan war has lasted so long; Rethinking ‘militarized policing’
Aug 24, 2018 • 43 min
This week on the program: • It’s been a year since President Trump announced his administration’s Afghanistan strategy. We’ll talk to two experts — Graeme Smith of the International Crisis Group (1:39), and Professor Tanisha Fazal of the University of…
Black Hat/Defcon 2018; Hypersonic missiles; Plus Chris Lynch of Defense Digital Services
Aug 17, 2018 • 43 min
This week on the program: • (1:21) The Pentagon is a little bit closer to getting its hands on a super fast rocket called a hypersonic missile. • Ahead of schedule, Congress passed and the president signed the annual defense policy bill. But (6:27)…
Space Force is happening; ISIS in Africa; ‘Documenting Hate’; and more.
Aug 10, 2018 • 41 min
This week on the program: • Introducing Katie Bo Williams, our new senior national security correspondent! • Vice President Mike Pence has a major update for us all about the Space Force; • Then (16:17) we’ll hear from Dr. Jason Warner from West Point’s…
Natasha Bertrand of The Atlantic; Space Force latest; Future of the Iran deal? and more.
Aug 1, 2018 • 36 min
This week on the program: • The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand (1:19) helps us put the Trump-Russia probe into perspective from a national security point of view; • Then (17:42) we’ll discuss the latest plans by the Pentagon to march ahead with President…
Afghan Amb. Hamdullah Mohib; Washington Post’s Josh Rogin and Bloomberg’s Eli Lake.
Jul 27, 2018 • 57 min
This week on the program — from the sidelines of the 2018 Aspen Institute Security Forum: • Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin and Bloomberg’s Eli Lake sit down (1:08) with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron to discuss what it’s like covering…
Charles Lister on the future of Syria; Mara Karlin on fragile states; F-35s and more.
Jul 18, 2018 • 78 min
This week on the program: • What’s next for Syria — where militaries from more than half a dozen nations are fighting ISIS and al-Qaeda? We sat down with Charles Lister (1:52) of the Middle East Institute to get his read on Middle East insurgencies, and…
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani; Former FBI Agent Clint Watts on fake news and more.
Jul 12, 2018 • 60 min
This week on the program: • We’ll begin in Brussels, where NATO heads of state gathered this week for the 2018 NATO summit. On Thursday, Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron sat down with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. We’ll bring you that…
Molly O’Toole on US border security; NATO summit preview; See you in Helsinki and more.
Jun 29, 2018 • 78 min
Here’s what we’re talking about this week (recorded on June 28, 2018): • Our former colleague and current Investigative Reporters and Editor’s fellow Molly O’Toole just got back from a trip to Mexico; so we’re gonna talk about national security on the…
Space Force!; BAE Systems CEO Jerry DeMuro; Border security, Trump, and more.
Jun 22, 2018 • 84 min
Here’s what we’re talking about this week (recorded June 21, 2018): • The president renewed his call for a whole new branch of the military, the Space Force; we’ll check in on how that’s coming; • And the military is sending its lawyers down to Texas to…
The Atlantic’s Uri Friedman; Battle for Hodeida; New Special Ops gear, weapons and more.
Jun 15, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, June 14, 2018: • The Atlantic’s Uri Friedman on what lies ahead for the U.S. military on the Korean peninsula; • Then (35:27 with Meredith Stricker of the Soufan Center) we’ll get an update on the war in Yemen, which…
Breakthrough in Singapore?; Q&A with Rep. Rob Wittman; D-Day special; and more.
Jun 8, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, June 7, 2018: • Ploughshares Fund’s Joe Cirincione joins us to talk about nuclear expectations and grand strategy out of Tuesday’s Trump-Kim summit in Singapore; • We’ll talk about what ISIS is believed to be up to…
Summit scramble; Hello, Indo-PACOM; All about Russian disinfo, and more.
Jun 1, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, May 31, 2018: • The cancelled June 12 meeting in Singapore between President Trump North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un seems to be back on; • The Pentagon cozies up to India with a new combatant command name change; • We…
Q&A with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson; UAE, Iran, and the war in Yemen, plus more.
May 25, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, May 24, 2018: • President Trump abruptly cancelled the June 12 meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un; • The Pentagon is accelerating the sales of weapons to allies and pals around the world; •…
Trump vs. Kim; Algorithms are spreading; ISIS and the narratives of war, plus much more.
May 18, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, May 10, 2018: • North Korea confirmed it’s not interested in giving up its nuclear weapons for a summit with President Trump; • U.S. Marines surged to Mideast embassies after more than 60 Palestinians were killed by…
Bye-bye, Iran deal; Hello, North Korea; Future of special ops in Niger and more.
May 11, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, May 10, 2018, we discuss: • Bye, bye Iran Deal: Israel carried out a series of airstrikes inside Syria just two days after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal; • U.S. State Secretary Mike…
Korean summit; Space Force?; Conversations with Eric Fanning, Paul Scharre and more.
May 3, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, recorded on Wednesday, May 2, 2018: • How President Trump and the White House are getting ready for the big (tentative) meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un; • The Army secretary went to a think tank on Tuesday to talk about future…
Welcome to Defense One Radio
Apr 26, 2018 • 49 min
We’re going to talk about some of the big national security stories driving the week, and leading into the week ahead. And in this episode, that includes: • An historic first is scheduled for Friday when the leaders of North and South Korea meet near the…
Special Report: The War In Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State
Jan 17, 2018 • 35 min
More than 1,000 days of fighting have turned Yemen into one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Aid workers, journalists, and experts explain little-appreciated realities about the war, and how — just maybe — to help turn things around. Part One…
Special Report: Voices from the Battle for Mosul
Jul 5, 2017 • 14 min
The battle for ISIS-held Mosul, Iraq, was the largest military operation in the world in nearly 15 years. Defense One’s Ben Watson spoke with current and former US military officials to better understand how the group’s nearly 3-year grip on the city was…