RealClearDefense (RCD) was created at the request of the Pentagon and Hill staff on the House Armed Services Committee. These groups felt that existing defense coverage was fragmented and there needed to be one place to go for information about military affairs, defense policy, national security, and foreign affairs.
RCD does the best job in the industry of digesting the day’s news for military and defense professionals and enthusiasts. With its balanced mix of curated stories and original content, RCD is a force in the defense world, providing an open resource for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of the landscape. In addition to its broad scope coverage, RCD expertly covers niche defense topics. RCD is committed to making the day easier by keeping readers one step ahead of the most important happenings.
Founded in 2000 by two news junkies from their Chicago apartment,
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