Welcome to CQ Roll Call’s newest blog, Five By Five, where we’ll be we’ll be covering what’s going on from the Pentagon to Capitol Hill, from the physical world of industry and technology to the abstract world of think tanks. Our focus will be defense, but we’ll also delve into other aspects of national security. And we’ll draw on CQ Roll Call’s excellent defense and foreign policy team along the way. The goal is to produce a blog that is engaging, provocative and essential.
If the name “Five By Five” doesn’t ring a bell: It’s a phrase used in military communications and by other radio operators that means the signal is loud and clear. It just so happens as well that there are five sides to the Pentagon and we’ll be here a minimum of five days a week. (The Buffy the Vampire Slayer connection is purely coincidental, as is the fact that “CQ” is also a radio call.) Full story