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Some tech employees don't want their work used by the military

by Molly Wood Feb 27, 2019
But some military plans are banking on private partnerships.
Microsoft's HoloLens.
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How much would it cost to create a military Space Force?

by Molly Wood Nov 27, 2018
The answer depends on who you ask.
One of the few photographs of Neil Armstrong on the moon shows him working on his space craft on the lunar surface. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999.
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Defense authorization act would boost military spending, but can it be sustained?

by Renata Sago Aug 13, 2018
President Donald Trump heads to upstate New York on Monday to sign one of the largest military budgets in the nation’s history. The $716 billion John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act  pours money into pay, training and equipment maintenance,…
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the military at Joint Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, on Sept. 15, 2017.
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As Trump prepares for NATO summit, we ask: What’s our NATO ROI?

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 9, 2018
President Donald Trump frequently complains about NATO. Just this morning he was tweeting about how NATO allies aren’t spending enough; that the U.S. pays an unfair share. It’s true that NATO members are supposed to spend 2 percent of their…
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No one knows how a military Space Force would work, exactly

by Molly Wood and Kimberly Adams Jun 26, 2018
The Department of Defense is expected to send a report on the structure of the proposed sixth branch of the military by August.
Astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. salutes the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.
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Military family advocates hope to make it easier for active duty military to get some food aid

by Peggy Lowe May 10, 2018
Nearly a quarter of children in schools on military bases are eligible for free meals, according to 2015 data from the Department of Defense, the latest available. That’s just one indication that many active duty members of the U.S. military…

British Army on defensive over recruitment campaign

by Stephen Beard Feb 1, 2018
British authorities tried a more inclusive campaign but critics say it was misguided.
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How will technology change war?

by Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab Dec 18, 2017
Some tech in development includes autonomous lethal weapons, laser guns and drugs that make soldiers forget.
Visitors look at a prototype of a high-tech combat suit for the Russian army during an exhibition entitled "Russia Focused on the Future" at the Manege Hall in downtown Moscow on Nov. 6.
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The veteran unemployment rate is down but that doesn’t mean they are doing great

by Jana Kasperkevic Nov 10, 2017
Veterans still struggle with underemployment and low wages.
A veteran salutes during a ceremony to honor American prisoners of war and the nearly 83,000 servicemen and women missing in action, at the US Capitol on November 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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New GI Bill lets veterans use education funds whenever they want

by Andy Uhler Nov 10, 2017
The "forever" measure includes more soldiers, like reservists.
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