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Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military's Acquisition Culture

Ian, an Atlas robot with IHMC Robotics, cut a hole in a wall in a DARPA robotics competition. (DoD photo)

U.S. military leadership has known the Pentagon is falling quickly behind the technological curve and opening itself to new and developing threats, but military brass still don't know how to fix it. Fingers are often pointed at the military's acquisition system that has failed to adapt to the increasingly fast pace of innovation and busine... more

Florida Guard F-15 Unit Deploying to Europe

F-15 Eagle

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The U.S. Air Force is sending another rotation of combat aircraft to Europe to bolster security in response to the ongoing Ukraine crisis, this time tapping into the Air National Guard to support strategic interests an ocean away. Twelve F-15 Eagle fighter jets and about 200 airmen from the 125th Fighter Wi... more

US Drops Graphic Leaflet to Possible Islamic State Recruits

This undated image posted on a militant website Jan. 4, 2014, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the Islamic State, left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States military dropped 60,000 copies of a graphic leaflet near the northern Syrian city of Raqqah that depict potential Islamic State recruits being fed into a meat grinder. The leaflets, part of an information campaign to discourage people from joining the extremist group, were dropped in a canister by an ... more

Nigerian Army Destroys Boko Haram headquarters

Still from a video released by Boko Haram on Oct. 31, 2014 (AP Photo/Boko Haram)

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 27 (UPI) -- The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the Nigerian military reported Friday. A Twitter announcement by the Defense Headquarters said, "FLASH: Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the headquarters of the terrorists self-styled caliphate," a referen... more

Pentagon Envisions up to 7 More Guantánamo Trials

Guantanamo guard

Pentagon officials envision prosecuting at most seven more Guantánamo captives, the most notorious among them an Indonesian man known as Hambali who was once considered the CIA’s most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, according to just released documents. That means that, of the 122 captives currently at Guantánamo, at most 17 could be accu... more

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