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, RealClearPolitics started as a passion for combing the Internet for the most interesting political stories of the day. Tom Bevan and John McIntyre wanted a site that contained the most needed information on the need-to-know issues. It wasn't long before they discovered they weren't the only ones with this desire. Today, RealClearPolitics has grown from an intelligent aggregator into a comprehensive media property that includes 13 vertical areas of coverage, original reporting from our staff of seasoned reporters, live events, the well-known RCP Poll Average, and original video. Read More