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Midday Roundup: House Republicans nix military draft for women

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Red ink. The House Rules Committee has effectively stripped a provision from the defense authorization bill that would have required women to register for the…

Are defense cuts jeopardizing military readiness?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After 15 years of combat, many of the U.S. military’s aging war machines are nearing the breaking point, with replacements either non-existent or taking a…

Pentagon invites hackers to take their best shot

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | As commercial companies conduct more and more business online, they increasingly turn to professional “white-hat” hackers to probe their networks for…

Email scandal continues to deliver bad news for Clinton campaign

By Jim Henry
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Campaign 2016 | As the weeks and months drag on in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, speculation grows as to how the case will be…

U.S. beefs up missile defense amid North Korean threats

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | The North Korean government has a history of threats, bluster, and saber rattling toward the United States. But the North’s recent advances in long-range…

ISIS recruiting appeals to those searching for meaning, purpose

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | As Islamic State militants blasted their way into international headlines again with Tuesday’s attack in Brussels, U.S. officials are underscoring their…

Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities

Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | American investigators have concluded a coordinated cyberattack brought down much of Ukraine’s power grid on Dec. 23, leaving 225,000 Ukrainians without…

Congress hears arguments in iPhone privacy debate

By Evan Wilt
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Congress | Lawmakers wrestle with the balance between national security and individual privacy

Deleted files, emails add pressure to CENTCOM intelligence probe

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | Amid an ongoing probe into allegations that senior intelligence officials at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) altered intelligence reports to exaggerate…

Saudi-owned company has contract to work on Air Force One

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | A U.S. company owned by a Saudi investor has performed work on Air Force One and other VIP aircraft, according to a recent report in USA Today . While the…

Midday Roundup: Apple won’t unlock terror attacker’s iPhone

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Security spat. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will not comply with a judge’s order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed…

Does gene editing research pose a national security risk?

Does gene editing research pose a national security risk?

By Courtney Crandell
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Science | As bioethicists and scientists debate the ethics of genetic manipulation through processes like CRISPR and MRT, a recent poll shows genetic editing has yet to…

 
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