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    Gen. John Campbell, the Army's vice chief of staff and nominee to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan. John Milburn / AP

    Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    A convoy of PLS and M915 Army trucks gets a test at Fort Hood, Texas. Testers were sometimes in the driver seats, but the vehicles were operated robotically. Lockheed Martin

    Army working on taking the drivers out of its vehicles

    The Army and Marine Corps are pursuing futuristic driverless vehicle technology that would free troops to do other things like watch for ambushes and roadside bombs.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    The sheriff's office in Johnson County, Ind., used a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle tor eplace its 22-year-old armored 'Peacekeeper' vehicle (left). Kelly Wilkinson/Indianapolis Star

    DOD resumes transferring military vehicles to first responders

    The Defense Department has resumed transferring excess military vehicles to civilian emergency personnel after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, said Jeffrey Curtis, executive director, logistics operations support for the De

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  1. This Oct. 8, 2011, National Guard photo shows an AH-64D Apache Longbow with the South Carolina Army National Guard releasing flares during a test over Camp Tajo, Iraq. The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders. Tracci Dorgan / AP

    Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
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    Army's cyber boss envisions incorporating cyber offensive tactics into brigade rotations at combat training centers. Capt. Michael Thompson / Army

    Ground commanders with cyber skills

    Ground commanders are already learning how to counter cyber threats in the field, but the Army's cyber boss wants them to start launching their own attacks.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
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    Derek Herrera walks using his ReWalk ExoSkeleton. The $69,500 device has a top speed of 1.3 mph. Courtesy of Derek Herrera

    Marine paralyzed by sniper's bullet walks with use of exoskeleton

    Like any active 30-year-old, Marine Capt.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    A Marine F-35B joint strike fighter lifts off from the runway during the first short take-off and vertical landing mission at of the model last year. The Pentagon announced July 15 that the F-35 will not be flying to the Farnborough Airshow. Samuel King Jr./Air Force

    It's official: F-35 not flying to Farnborough

    The F-35 joint strike fighter will not be flying at the Farnborough International Airshow, to the disappointment of attendees, program supporters and partnered militaries.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  2. Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, pull heavily loaded sleds up Mount McKinley in June. U.S. Army Alaska

    Soldiers climb Mount McKinley, test Army gear

    Eight soldiers battled biting winds, blistering sun and subzero temperatures to scale North America's tallest mountain — and they did it all with Army-issued gear.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
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    An illustration of the neuromodulation device designed to restore memory, to be developed by the Restoring Active Memory program team at UCLA. Courtesy UCLA

    Prosthetics for the brain could restore memory after TBI

    The Pentagon's research arm is exploring the development of brain implants that might one day reverse memory loss caused by traumatic brain injuries, the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    The Assault Tank Jumbo Sherman, part of the Jacques Littlefield Collection, is displayed at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, Calif. Jeff Chiu / AP

    Collectors buy tanks, military vehicles at auction

    Collectors from around the world have snapped up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles amassed by a Silicon Valley engineer, auction officials said Sunday.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
  3. Helo Swap: Brig. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, above, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Army's helicopter restructure plans at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on Thursday. A US Army UH-72A Lakota, left, lifts off at Fort Rucker. Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/US DoD

    General: Black Hawks better suited for Guard mission

    The Army's plan to shift National Guard AH-64 Apaches into the active duty in exchange for UH-60 Black Hawks will allow governors to better respond to state disasters, the general in charge of training the service's helicopter pilots said.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
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    Brig. Gen. Michael Lundy, commander of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence, gives US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel an update on the Army Aviation restructure plan at Fort Rucker, Ala. Marcus Weisgerber / Staff

    General defends move to Lakotas for pilot training

    An Army general defended his service's decision to buy 100 Airbus UH-72 Lakota helicopters for pilot training, saying the new aircraft will better prepare aviators at a lower overall operating cost.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    A sign is seen outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Report: U.S. spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security t

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  4. No joke: The Army has used gobs of mashed potatoes in seeking better detection methods for foodborne pathogens. Army

    Latest food-safety effort starts with mashed potatoes

    What began as a line of defense against biological warfare has been unleashed on unsuspecting victims in an Army laboratory — 150 mashed potatoes, to be exact.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  5. With an American and Chinese flag flying in the background, a canon is seen aboard the Haikou. Marco Garcia / AP

    China gives rare glimpse at naval ships during RIMPAC

    China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People's Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese fla

    • Jul. 6, 2014
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    The National Security Ageny (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in NSA data sweep

    When the National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a pr

    • Jul. 6, 2014
  6. A ground-based interceptor missile launches June 22 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a successful joint ballistic-missile defense test, the first of its particular kind since 2008. Michael Peterson/Missile Defense Agency

    Unique brigade part of successful missile defense test

    In one sense, the 100th Missile Defense Brigade is one of the military's more isolated units — 300 soldiers, mostly members of the National Guard, some of whom are posted in Alaska, all of whom are on watch for ballistic-missile threats they hope never ar

    • Jul. 4, 2014
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    A soldier participates in a tactile belt experiment. Vibrations on the belt can direct a soldier's movements without the platoon leader having to say a word. Connie Fore / via Army

    Tactile belts let soldiers feel their way through the field

    Soldiers may develop a sixth sense for combat, but the Army's not done working on the other five.

    • Jun. 29, 2014
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    The Navy's new three-app fitness series includes exercise demonstrations as well as nutritional guidelines. Navy

    New apps put Navy fitness in your pocket

    Whether you're looking to get jacked, take on your first mud run or just stay in shape during deployment, the Navy has an app for that.

    • Jun. 29, 2014
  7. A North Korean soldier takes photos through the window at a meeting in which U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, was briefed in late 2012 at the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas. Defense Department photo

    New landmine policy will not affect Korea's DMZ

    A major change in U.S. policy on landmines should not affect the mines in the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  8. FILE - This June 21, 2007 file photo show a MQ-4 Predator controlled by the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron stands on the tarmac at Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad, Iraq. A Pentagon official says the U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital. The official said the flights started in the last 24 to 48 hours to bolster manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights the military has been sending over violence-wracked Iraq in recent weeks. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the new flights on the record. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File) Maya Alleruzzo / AP

    Official: Armed drones guard U.S. interests in Iraq

    The U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital, a Pentagon official said Friday.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  9. The United States will urge China to resume discussions on cybersecurity that were suspended abruptly after the U.S. charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets, a U.S. official said Thursday. Charles Dharapak / AP

    U.S. seeks resumption of cyber talks with China

    The United States next month will urge China to resume discussions on cyber security that were abruptly suspended after the Americans charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  10. Among the weapons funded in the overseas contingency operations request is $192 million for 12 MQ-9 Reapers. Paul Ridgeway / US Air Force

    Defense spending request includes $6B for new weapons

    President Obama has requested $6 billion for new military aircraft, drones, vehicles and bombs as part of his $58.6 billion request to fund the war in Afghanistan and other contingency operations in 2015.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  11. Washington National Guard regiment gets new helicopters

    An aviation regiment at the Washington National Guard is getting new helicopters for the first time in five decades.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
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    Teams to test bomb squad robots at Los Alamos

    Eight teams from around the Southwest will be putting their bomb squad robots to the test as part of a three-day competition at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    • Jun. 24, 2014

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