Trend alert: defense news is all the rage these days. Atlantic Media’s says Defense One is set to launch an “unprecedented” site later this summer and they’ve been on a bit of a hiring spree to make good on the promise.

Now, USA Today is staking out a space for its own national security coverage  with a new blog titled Military Intelligence. This morning, Tom Vanden Brook, the paper’s military reporter, set the tone with a few swipes at the pentagon for its lack of transparency. “The Pentagon’s message: Move along. Nothing to see here. Take our word for it,” he wrote. Read more