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  1. An Army AH-64D Apache attack helicopter lands aboard the afloat forward staging base Ponce in 5th Fleet in 2012. The Army is considering expanding operations off Navy ships. MC1 Jon Rasmussen / Navy

    Army explores sea-basing helos

    The Army is considering certifying some of its attack helicopters to operate from ships — a mission historically conducted by the Marine Corps — as the service looks to broaden the role it would play in an Asia-Pacific battle.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  2. West Point wins cyber exercise among the academies

    The U.S. Military Academy has won a cyber-warfare competition among the service academies.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Army cadet Brian Petty, left, watches data on a computers with fellow cadets Wednesday at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Mel Evans / AP

    Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on the NSA

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

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  3. An AH-64 Apache assigned with the US Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade prepares for departure during a March 28 exercise. Gen. Frank Grass, the National Guard's top general, appeared resigned to a plan that moves all of the branch's AH-64 Apache helicopters into the active Army. Spc. Glenn M. Anderson / Army

    Guard chief: 'Decision made' on shifting Apaches to active Army

    The National Guard's top general on Tuesday appeared resigned to a plan that moves all of the branch's AH-64 Apache helicopters into the active Army.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    West Point cadets work inside a cyber lab. West Point is forming a cyber warfare brain trust at the academy. U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point

    The Army's academy has established a cyber warfare research institute to groom elite cyber troops and solve thorny problems for the Army and the nation in this new warfighting domain.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  4. Army tests jungle boots for Pacific deployments

    As the Army makes its Pacific pivot, it could be on the heel of a new jungle boot.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  5. Military drone crashes in Pa.

    Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Pennsylvania school and a hotel.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    U.S. secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a 'Cuban Twitter' — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles are loaded onto the USNS Pililaau in 2007 at the seaport of Charleston, S.C. US Army

    Source: Pakistan already has U.S.-made MRAPs, new deal in works

    While controversy swirls over reports that Pakistan may receive some of the excess Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles that the United States has sitting in Afghanistan, American and Pakistani officials are on the verge of completing a deal to send n

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are unloaded in 2009 from the MV Marilyn Vessel in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/Army

    Pakistan, Afghanistan, India all want leftover U.S. MRAPs

    The U.S. military has more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in Afghanistan that it can bring home — and Afghanistan, India and Pakistan are locked in a three-way competition for them, a former senior defense official said.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  7. Sikorsky pays $3.5 million over Army cost claims

    Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it violated federal law and inflated the cost of spare parts to the Army, federal prosecutors said Monday.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  8. A column of U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village in 2009 during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak Province. Maya Alleruzzo / AP

    U.S. says seeking buyers for old military equipment

    The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
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    Night-vision contact lenses may be in your future

    Night-vision goggle technology has become more effective, streamlined and nimble in the past 10 years. But what if you could ditch that bulky headgear and pop in a pair of night-vision contact lenses?

    • Mar. 28, 2014
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    An overhead view of the Nimitz-class replica being built by Iran. DigitalGlove via Navy

    Analyst: Iran's carrier replica unlikely to be movie prop

    Iranian media reports that Iran is building a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier for a prop in an upcoming movie strain credibility, a naval analyst told Military Times.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  9. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye was among the Navy's requests under the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative. Northrop Grumman

    White House growth and security bill includes $8.7B for new weapons

    The Pentagon's share of the White House's $56 billion Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative requests more than double the procurement money previously disclosed in budget documents earlier this month.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  10. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean to her homeport of Norfolk, Va., in 2009. Reports say Iran is constructing a mock-up of a Nimitz-class U.S. aircraft carrier. MCSA Leonard Adams / Navy

    Iranians up to 'no good' with U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up

    The senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says Iran's construction of a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier demonstrates Iran's continued lack of good faith.

    • Mar. 23, 2014
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a March 4 news conference outside Moscow. A Pentagon research team is studying the body movements of world leaders to better predict their actions and guide U.S. policy. Alexey Nikolsky / Getty Images

    Pentagon studies Putin body language for hint of intent

    A Pentagon research team is studying the body movements of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders to better predict their actions and guide U.S. policy, Pentagon documents and interviews show.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
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    Shown is an illustration from a manual by 16th century artillery master Franz Helm at the University of Pennsylvania library in Philadelphia. The manual on artillery and siege warfare depicts a cat and dove strapped with bombs to 'set fire to a castle or city which you can't get at otherwise.' Matt Rourke / AP

    16th-century manual shows 'rocket cat' weaponry

    You're a 16th century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you're leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What's a guy looking for a tactical edge to do?

    • Mar. 6, 2014
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    The US Army will request money to buy 100 new UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopters in the fiscal 2015 budget, Army and civilian officials say. While the cost of the new Lakota buy is still uncertain, a baseline cost for the helo is $5.5 million per unit, without extra mission systems added on. Tech. Sgt. John Orrell / US Army

    Army budget to call for 100 Lakota helos

    The Army will request money to buy 100 new UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopters in the fiscal 2015 budget, Army and civilian officials say.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
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    A US Army soldier assembles a Raven UAV at Fort Bragg, N.C. Army leaders are turning their attention to unmanned air and ground vehicles as the service prepares for future conflicts. Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod / Army

    At annual symposium, Army focuses on boosting tech

    At this year's annual Army symposium, the doom and gloom of last year has been replaced by a new message.

    • Feb. 23, 2014
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    • Military Technology

    Pentagon seeks 'big code' for 'big data'

    A military and national security establishment increasingly dependent on 'big data' analysis and technology risks 'potentially crippling security violations' from outdated and inadequate software, according to a recently released Pentagon document.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
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    The Army is planning to buy transport ships, replacing dozens of its watercraft. Army

    Army goes to sea, moves to buy ships

    The Army is planning to buy new transport ships to replace dozens of its decades-old fleet of watercraft.

    • Feb. 20, 2014
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    U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers take cover as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands to transport them during an operation in Afghanistan. Future Army strategy emphasizes its own ability to rapidly transport troops. David Furst/AFP

    Army emphasizes speed as it plans for uncertain future

    There was a singular moment late last year during a briefing for senior Army leaders on the service's just-concluded yearly war game when one general laid out the future challenges facing the force.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  11. DoD making it more complicated to replace CAC cards

    Be prepared to embrace the suck if your Common Access Card gets lost or stolen.

    • Feb. 12, 2014

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