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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…

Government watchdog: Navy had assets to intervene in Benghazi attack

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A map showing the position of U.S. Navy ships on the day terrorists attacked the special mission in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, suggests the…

Is troubled F-35 caught in a ‘death spiral’?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The controversial F-35 program took another blow last week when the Navy requested a break from producing F-35C, its variant of the problem-plagued and…

Next NSA director knows cyber warfare

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | President Barack Obama nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, the head of the Navy’s Cyber Command and former intelligence director, as the next director…

Navy chaplain claims government retaliation

By Michael Cochrane
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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

By Michael Cochrane
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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

By Michael Cochrane
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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

By Michael Cochrane
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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…

Neutralizing America’s nuke force

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The number of intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, is dwindling, their future defense role is in doubt, and missteps and leadership lapses…

Congress strengthens religious freedom for the military

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The Senate passed a defense bill with strong bipartisan support last week that includes important language to strengthen and protect the religious freedom of…

Why is the U.S. buying Russian helicopters for Afghanistan?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Lawmakers from both political parties are demanding to know why the United States is buying Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan security forces…

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