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Here is what the US Army’s next armed scout helicopter might look like

All five defence teams competing to build the Army’s Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) have revealed their designs. Boeing, the last of the major players to do so, showed its hand Tuesday, revealing the Boeing FARA. The other competitors are Bell and Collins Aerospace with the 360 Invictus, L3 […]
Here is what the US Army’s next armed scout helicopter might look like
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The US Army wants to give its tanks a high-tech defensive upgrade by 2020

Foreign militaries have been outfitting their tanks with active-protection systems, which are designed to fend off enemy fire. The US Army has been evaluating APS for some time, and now it hopes to have one on Abrams tanks by 2020. The Army is also reviewing active-protection systems for Bradley fighting […]
The US Army wants to give its tanks a high-tech defensive upgrade by 2020
Markets

Neuren’s shares are tanking after US Army trials of its brain injury drug

Neuren Pharmaceuticals shares fell hard after disappointing results from a trial of its brain injury drug “trofinetide”. A short time ago, the ASX-listed shares were down almost 30% to $0.074. The clinical trial conducted with the US Army couldn’t find a difference, using key measures, between the drug and a […]
Neuren’s shares are tanking after US Army trials of its brain injury drug
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To Cut Costs, The Pentagon Is Buying 1,500 Chevy Volts

[credit provider=”Robert Libetti/ Business Insider”] It’s a well-known fact that President Obama is a fan of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. In fact, Obama has pledged to buy his own Chevrolet Volt when he leaves office, whenever that takes place. 
To Cut Costs, The Pentagon Is Buying 1,500 Chevy Volts
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I’m Glad The Stolen Valor Act Was Killed By The Supreme Court, And You Should Be Too

[credit provider=”DVIDSHUB / flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/6154112854/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] I read an opinion piece today the Colorado Springs Gazette that I felt a need to respond:Despite what the Supreme Court says, the Stolen Valor Act is not freedom of speech. It is contemptible fraud and an insult to armed forces members who served heroically.
I’m Glad The Stolen Valor Act Was Killed By The Supreme Court, And You Should Be Too
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The June 1 Attack In Afghanistan Was Much Worse Than The US Military Let On

[credit provider=”Flickr/The U.S. Army” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/7294922180/”] The U.S. military withheld information of fatalities from a June 1 attack on a U.S. outpost near the Afghanistan-Pakistan as two Americans were killed, reports Joshua Partlow and Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post.Official reports stated that Afghan forces and coalition forces “successfully repelled” insurgents […]
The June 1 Attack In Afghanistan Was Much Worse Than The US Military Let On
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The Only US Prisoner Of War In Afghanistan Gave Indications That He Might Desert The Army

[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bowe-bergahl-appears-taliban-video/story?id=12342170″] Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier held by the Taliban since June 2009, gave several indications that he might “walk off into the mountains” leading up to his captivity, according to an in-depth article by Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone.On June 30th, 2009, Bergdahl walked off […]
The Only US Prisoner Of War In Afghanistan Gave Indications That He Might Desert The Army
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THE ATLANTIC: Are All Soldiers Who Die For Their Country Heroes?

[credit provider=”Abe K | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/abekleinfeld/2830102816/”] MSNBC’s Chris Hayes spent Memorial Day getting criticised for having asked aloud whether we should apply the word “hero” to every American soldier killed in war. His concern was that this usage is “rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”Actually, to say Hayes was “criticised” is […]
THE ATLANTIC: Are All Soldiers Who Die For Their Country Heroes?
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This General’s Comments About Suicide Have Offended People Throughout The Military

[credit provider=”Secretary of defence | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/secdef/6689141151/”] Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard commands Fort Bliss, one the nation’s largest Army bases, so his blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military.”I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act,” he wrote on his official […]
This General’s Comments About Suicide Have Offended People Throughout The Military
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Call It Propaganda But This Is Why Americans Die For The US Every Day

“Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal Soldier is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow Soldiers. By wearing […]
Call It Propaganda But This Is Why Americans Die For The US Every Day
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Lieutenant Colonel Davis Says Afghan Mission Is Failing Because ‘Success’ Of Iraq Surge Was Luck

[credit provider=”Dereliction of Duty II” url=”http://www1.rollingstone.com/extras/RS_REPORT.pdf”] The other day we wrote about Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis’ blistering report on the deteriorating mission in Afghanistan and the lies told to the American public by some of its highest military officials.The 84-page report is full of cogent arguments and vivid anecdotes that describe “the truth […]
Lieutenant Colonel Davis Says Afghan Mission Is Failing Because ‘Success’ Of Iraq Surge Was Luck
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The Pentagon Is Planning Its Military Approach Into Syria

The Pentagon is “reviewing and planning for a range of additional measures that may be necessary to protect the Syrian people,” defence Secretary Leon Panetta said last Thursday, with top US military planners using the recent US intervention in Libya as a potential template for action.
The Pentagon Is Planning Its Military Approach Into Syria
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This US Soldier Returned Home To A $21,000 Verizon Wireless Bill

[credit provider=”WFTV” url=”http://www.wftv.com/news/news/war-veteran-comes-home-21000-phone-bill/nLdsM/”] Verizon Wireless is backpedaling after a U.S. soldier called them out for charging him more than $21,000 for calls he made while overseas.Before Brent Worthington left for a five-month tour in Iraq, he went to a local Verizon store to sign up for an international phone plan, he […]
This US Soldier Returned Home To A $21,000 Verizon Wireless Bill
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Afghan Shooting Suspect Officially Charged With Premeditated Murder

[credit provider=”Spc. Ryan Hallock, 28th Public Affairs/U.S. Army “] U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has been officially charged with the premeditated murder of 17 Afghan civilians and could face the death penalty, according to a press release from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).The 38-year-old soldier is accused of walking off a U.S. […]
Afghan Shooting Suspect Officially Charged With Premeditated Murder
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9 Social Media Lessons From The US Army

[credit provider=”U.S. Army / Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod” url=”http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2011/december.html”] Over the past several years, the US Army has developed an exemplary program in exploiting numerous social media methods, and done so without a lot of flash, expense, or personnel.They have an engaged audience, numerous followers, and maintained a multi-pronged campaign into all of the […]
9 Social Media Lessons From The US Army
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The US Army Is Testing New Bioelectric Bandages That Zap Infected Wounds

[credit provider=”US Army”] U.S. soldiers wounded on patrol could soon find fast relief: The Army has begun testing the ability of a “bioelectric bandage” to ease pain, kill infectious microbes and speed up healing.The Procellera cloth bandage contains small silver and zinc dots in the pattern of tiny batteries that […]
The US Army Is Testing New Bioelectric Bandages That Zap Infected Wounds
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The Troops Are Mostly Home, But It’s Uncertain How Military Veterans Will Fare In This Economy

[credit provider=”Flickr/thelatestslub” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelatestslub/4476057884/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The average soldier’s military career tends to span less than 15 years, but that number varies depending upon branch of service, whether the solider is in active duty or in reserve forces. Since this length of military service doesn’t come close to making up the average adult’s […]
The Troops Are Mostly Home, But It’s Uncertain How Military Veterans Will Fare In This Economy
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A New Report Confirms The Pentagon Has No Idea How It Spent $1.7 Billion In Iraq

[credit provider=”Micahel Baird via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjbaird/105586525/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The Pentagon doesn’t know what happened to more than $100 million in cash held at Saddam Hussein’s palace in Baghdad during the Iraq war, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.What’s more, the Pentagon can’t find documents to […]
A New Report Confirms The Pentagon Has No Idea How It Spent $1.7 Billion In Iraq
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45 Beautiful Photos Of The U.S. Military From The Last Year

[credit provider=”U.S. Army” url=”http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2011/january.html”] The U.S. Army has had a busy year – from the big announcement that soldiers serving in Iraq would be pulled out and home for the holidays to the demise of Osama bin Laden to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”We found some absolutely stunning […]
45 Beautiful Photos Of The U.S. Military From The Last Year
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The Dirty Little Secret About North Korea

[credit provider=”Getty”] North Korea is a nightmare state, worse than George Orwell’s 1984.Every decent person looks at the state and wishes that the regime would just collapse under the weight of its stupidity and wickedness.
The Dirty Little Secret About North Korea
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The Pentagon Just Approved $1.35 Billion For This New Ground Combat Vehicle

[credit provider=”BAE Systems” url=”http://defence-update.com/features/2010/january/gcv_army_100110.html”] The Pentagon officially approved $1.35 billion in funding for its new fleet of Ground Combat Vehicles (GCV) to replace the Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.According to defence News, the Army plans to buy more than 1,800 GCVs at about $10.5 million apiece.
The Pentagon Just Approved $1.35 Billion For This New Ground Combat Vehicle
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U.S. Military Uses “Reality Mining” Data System To Read Afghan Social Fabric

[credit provider=”AP”] A massive new data mining system called “Nexus 7” is being used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to understand the subterranean fissures in Afghan society, and to look for signs of weakness or instability.The classified program ties together “everything from spy radars to fruit prices” in order […]
U.S. Military Uses “Reality Mining” Data System To Read Afghan Social Fabric
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This $2 Billion Navy Ship Is Back In The Shop After All Four Of Its Engines Fail — Again

[credit provider=”wikipedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Uss_san_antonio_1330453.jpg”] Less than two months after the USS San Antonio was finally declared fit for duty, all four of its engines are experiencing problems, forcing it to be once again pulled from service.The $2 billion San Antonio has been plagued by problems since being commissioned, and has […]
This $2 Billion Navy Ship Is Back In The Shop After All Four Of Its Engines Fail — Again