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Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:39:54 -0400


Watching the Army Evolve Over 15 Years

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:39:54 -0400

Sergeant First Class Patricia Robert talks about how an “impulse decision” to enlist in her mid-20s has, unexpectedly, served her well.

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Echoes of Future War: How the Fight for Mosul Will Change IED Science

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:42:50 -0400

Researchers are using seismic sensors to learn about enemy weapons — and one day, even to find them as they fire.Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa on Monday.

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Military Housing at Risk from Poor Utility Maintenance, Watchdog Finds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:12:28 -0400

Electrical and environmental system flaws found consistently at bases around the world.

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Pentagon 'Clawback' of Guard Recruiting Bonuses Draws Fire

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:47:26 -0400

California lawmaker wants Defense chief to cancel plans to reclaim $15,000 re-enlistment incentives.Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., demanded that the Pentagon stop trying to take the money back.

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U.S. Special Operators Accelerate Killings of ISIS Leaders

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:12:49 -0400

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says this will weaken Mosul’s defenders and stop attacks in the United States.Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, say farewell in Erbil, Iraq, Oct. 23, 2016.

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As Mosul Battle Rages, Carter Heads to Europe for Anti-ISIS Talks

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:27 -0400

A long-scheduled gathering becomes a real-time assessment for the complex offensive.Iraqi army soldiers wait for an attack to begin against the Islamic State group of Mosul on Thursday.

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Denying Trump’s Denial, U.S. Intel Chief Says There’s More Evidence of Russian Hacking

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:53:53 -0400

The nation’s top intelligence official says “forensic and other” evidence proves Russian election interference.

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Refusing to Nuke First

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:02:27 -0400

Why rejecting nuclear preemption reflects strength, not weakness Barack Obama, right, bids farewell to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they take a closer look at the Atomic Bomb Dome after laying wreaths at the cenotaph for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in September.

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Election Could Have a Major Impact on DHS Agencies

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:04:05 -0400

A new analysis shows how Clinton and Trump might reshape the direction of Homeland Security.

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The U.S. Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:48:53 -0400

The leader of U.S. Southern Command hopes helpful actions speak louder than Moscow’s words.Joint Task Force Matthew delivered over 10,000 pounds of supplies on their first day of relief operations.

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Should Sailors Be Able to Reprogram Their Ship?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:00:25 -0400

The U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer is automated to an unprecedented degree. Should the crew be allowed to harness it with code?The future Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is pierside at Canton Port Services in preparation for its upcoming commissioning on Oct. 15, 2016.

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Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold War-Era Planes

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:41:43 -0400

The U-2 shows how old technologies die hard.A U-2 Dragon Lady piloted by Maj. J.J., 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, prepares to land Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base in California.

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Feds Charge Three Kansas Men in Domestic Terror Plot

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:15:55 -0400

Prosecutors say the trio targeted an apartment complex housing immigrants and a mosque for a post-election attack.

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How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:28:10 -0400

Because of its location, America can choose whether it wants to be a gatekeeper or a global policeman.

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Potemkin Jets Unlikely To Fool U.S. Satellites

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:32:47 -0400

But Russia’s inflatable decoys just might tie up scarce U.S. resources long enough to make a difference.

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The U.S. Is Making Its Border Stations More Welcoming

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:48:59 -0400

Despite Republican appeals for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, America is investing in more secure, welcoming facilities along its borders.Mariposa Port of Entry is shown in 2011

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Pentagon Urgently Pushing Anti-Drone Tech to ISIS Fight

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:42:17 -0400

From mast-mounted radar to drone-jamming guns, the U.S. military’s anti-IED office is rushing to keep up.The DroneDefender from Battelle can interrupt a drone's control link at 400 meters.

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US Allows Qatar to Buy F-15s — and Seals a $19B Sale of Jetliners

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:01:43 -0400

Officials deny linking the military and commercial deals, but insiders say otherwise.An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Los Llanos Air Base, Spain.

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A Military View on Climate Change: It’s Eroding Our National Security

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0400

Politicians are still debating whether climate change is real, but military planners call it a serious threat. A retired rear admiral explains how climate change affects U.S. national security.The guided missile destroyer USS Barry deploys to sea from Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Pakistan to Obama: Kashmir Will Hurt Our Ability to Help Fight the Taliban

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:50:02 -0400

Pakistan wants President Obama’s help in the Kashmir conflict with India, Pakistan’s senate defense chairman will tell the National Security Council on Friday.An Indian paramilitary soldier runs for cover amid tear gas smoke as Kashmiri protesters throw stones and bricks at him during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Friday.

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The Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:45:47 -0400

The service could start buying palm-sized UAVs to complement its Pumas and Ravens as soon as 2018, according to one official.The U.S. Army has two rucksack-portable drones, including the hand-launched Puma shown here. The service is looking to procure a smaller, shorter range UAV as soon as next year.

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The Russian Hack of the DNC

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:17:15 -0400

U.S. intelligence officials said they are “confident” only senior Moscow officials could have authorized it.

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An End to U.S.-Philippine Defense Cooperation?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:32:27 -0400

The Philippines’ decision to call off coordinated military exercises with the U.S. marks a significant shift in the long-time allies’ relationship. Marine Corps Capt. Kevin Jones, a San Antonio native, explains Marine Corps infantry tactics to members of the Philippine Marine Corps

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The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:10:00 -0400

Eight people, including six soldiers, have been charged with conspiring to steal and sell sensitive military equipment on the website.

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The Air Force Just Dropped Two Fake Nukes

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:43:02 -0400

The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace its aging nuclear arsenal.A B-2 bomber releasing a B61-11 JTA in a previous legacy flight test.

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