Defense One Launches Morning Newsletter ‘The D Brief’

defense-largeAfter hiring Foreign Policy’s Gordon Lubold just over a month ago, Defense One today launched its morning newsletter “The D Brief.” Lubold joined the Atlantic Media property to lead the defense-focused morning read after successfully doing so with FP’s “Situation Report” and POLITICO’s “Morning Defense.”

Today’s newsletter includes national security content written by Defense One reporters, industry news summaries, and reporting with links to full articles by reporters from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Defense News, and The Washington Post.

Ben Watson, who joined Defense One in March of this year, shares a byline with Lubold for the newsletter’s first issue, published this morning at 8:20am.

On how “The D Brief” will be distinctive, Lubold told FishbowlDC, “I don’t pontificate and I don’t do snark, but I try to present the news objectively to the national security world in a way that helps them understand it and put it into perspective. Unlike some other folks, I’ve been doing it long enough to know something about it. My sourcing also helps me to get inside bits, scoops and “candy” that other people can’t or don’t care about getting – but what readers really seem to like reading about. And as the person who launched and made successful the other two curated national security newsletters, both Politico’s Morning Defense and FP’s Situation Report, both of which were read widely and by a lot of those same connected people I talk to, I guess I think D Brief will very much be an extension of that. I love the daily grind of getting up each morning to make the doughnuts and I think it shows. “