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Navy eases body fat standards in effort to retain sailors

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Military | Navy Petty Officer Lentoyi White, 26, feared she’d be dismissed from the service after twice failing the Navy’s body composition assessment (BCA), which…

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…

Drones on the trail

Drones on the trail

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | In the wilderness, drones could be the search party of the future

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…

iPhone backdoor brawl at forefront of personal privacy debate

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Law enforcement agencies depend on evidence to build and solve criminal cases. But much of that evidence these days comes in the form of electronic data in…

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…

A calming spin

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | A glove controlled by gyroscopes could fight the tremors of Parkinson’s disease

Move over Google: Army has lock on driverless vehicles

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The U.S. Army may soon need fewer truck drivers, even though it owns one of the world’s largest fleets of supply vehicles. The Army is developing and…

Drone defenders

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Counter-drone technology is a booming business 

Top generals: Women should register for the draft

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The top generals of both the Army and the Marine Corps testified Tuesday that women should be required to register with Selective Service now that the…

Dispute over Afghan rape case could delay Army secretary’s nomination

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A dispute over the U.S. Army’s treatment of a soldier who defended a young Afghan boy being raped by a local police commander could hold up the nomination…

Nominee says shrinking Army puts U.S. at risk

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | During his confirmation hearing last Thursday, Eric Fanning, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, told a largely receptive…

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