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AP

After his first look inside the US missile defense system, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld sounded a note of caution about expectations that interceptors poised in underground silos here would work in the event of a missile attack by North Korea.

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Boston Globe

Despite assuring Congress that career military lawyers are helping design new trials for accused terrorists, the Bush administration has limited their input on their key request, that any tribunals must give detainees the right to see the evidence ag

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AP

The Army is reviewing casualty reports on American soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since 2001, a response to complaints that it has not always given families accurate information. The review covers hundreds of casualties in the two

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Raw Story

Fast on the heels of yesterday's Defense Department involuntary call up of Marine reserves, an Iraq veterans group tells RAW STORY that if a draft is not the next step, President Bush must choose to accept a loss in the war.

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UPI

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's cyber-dream for the US Army has become a cyber nightmare. Rumsfeld took office determined to transfrom the US armed forces into a high-tech, computerized, lean, mean fighting machine that would be invincible.

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New York Times

Israel has asked the Bush adminstration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, which it could use to strike Hezbollah missile sites in Lebanon, 2 American officials said Thursday. The request for M-26 ar

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AP

The Army shot down a developer's proposal Tuesday to build a military theme park on a Virginia Army base that would feature rides that allow visitors to "command the latest M-1 tank", and "feel the rush of a paratrooper free fall**

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LiveScience.com

The Vecna BEAR robot (Battlefield Extraction and Retrieval Robot) is being developed as an adjunct to other rescue technologies for extracting combat casualties. The BEAR bot has three main elements; hydraulic upper body, mobile platform and dynam

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Washington Post

Multimax Inc. is trying to revive an old-fashioned technology to thrust the information technology firm onto the front line. The Largo company has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on this new project, the design looks like an elliptical UFO, bu

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Sunday Mail

American defence chiefs are selling millions of dollars worth of military hardware from Iraq and Afghanistan to the highest bidder over the internet. The items - which include rocket launchers and guided missile radar - can easily be used or adapted

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Reuters

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said that a desktop computer with personal data on as many as 38,000 U.S. military veterans had disappeared from Unisys Corp., a subcontractor. Disclosure of the breach comes three days after authorities arr

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Virginia-Pilot

A petty officer has been in the Norfolk Naval Station brig for more than 4 months facing espionage, desertion and other charges, but the Navy has refused to release details of the case. “I know of no authority to keep the proceeding closed. I’ve neve

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Washington Times

The Army is showing the wear and tear of constant battle after nearly five years of war, cutting resources to nondeployed forces to make sure front-line troops stay at the highest combat readiness. The daily assault of improvised explosive devices an

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