Defense One is a publication which is about as Establishment friendly as it gets in Washington. Relying as it does on advertisers from what the late President Dwight Eisenhower referred to as "the military industrial complex" it's rare to see this magazine publish anything that would rock the boat too much or force a reevaluation of business as usual at the Pentagon. One exception has been its admission published several months ago that Russian electronic warfare now has the U.S. military's capabilities outclassed (even if one doesn't accept Russia's version of what happened to the USS Donald Cook or the existence of what the Russia Analyst calls Moscow's 'battlefield off switch').
Another small nugget revealing much about what isn't discussed in polite D.C. foreign policy wonk company was published on August 9, under the surprisingly frank headline "Saudi Losses in Yemen War Exposed by U.S. Tank Deal".Read More