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Modern military cadets train behind computer screens

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Military | If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might test their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer…

For sale: Desks, chairs, armored vehicles

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Military | The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine-resistant…

Why is the U.S. buying helicopters from Russia?

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Military | Ten senators—eight Republicans and two Democrats—called on President Barack Obama last week to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean…

Army general punished but not jailed in sex case

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Military | An Army general accused of sexual misconduct with his subordinates has avoided jail time in one of the military’s most closely watched courts-martial. Brig.

Is the U.S. Air Force really necessary?

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Military | Robert Farley, a political science professor at the University of Kentucky, wants to ground the U.S. Air Force, for good. In his book, Grounded: The Case for

Senate lacks votes to overhaul military sex assault rules

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Congress | The U.S. Senate blocked a bill Thursday that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses.

Battle ready, gender neutralized?

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Military | Army Spc. Karen Arvizu typically drives Humvees or transport trucks at Fort Stewart in Georgia, but for the past three weeks, she and 59 other women soldiers…

Protests mire Marines in Okinawa base relocation fight

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Military | For 10 years, Hiroshi Ashitomi has been coming to the beach near his Okinawa home every day to sit in protest. Like many Okinawans, Ashitomi opposes a plan to…

Navy chaplain claims government retaliation

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Religious Liberty | A Catholic Navy contract chaplain who filed suit after being barred from celebrating Mass at a Georgia naval base during the recent government shutdown now…

The crash that ended a Cold War defense program

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History | The storm-driven crash of a nuclear bomber in western Maryland in 1964 made an indelible impact on a Cold War program that aimed to keep 12 bombers airborne…

SEALs on the silver screen

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Military | Lone Survivor , the new movie based on Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s 2007 memoir about an ill-fated 2005 operation in Afghanistan, is the latest film to…

Nations jockey for Arctic dominance

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Military | The United States is racing to keep pace with increased activity in the once-sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from taking the lead.  Nations across…

 
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