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Christian Science Monitor

The waistlines of America's youth are expanding, shrinking the pool of those eligible to join the US military. But an Army program is giving overweight enlistees a second chance – and helping the military with its own expansion.

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Military Times via DrudgeReport.com

When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.

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Police spent the day searching the house of a decorated, two-tour Iraq war veteran after he was arrested and charged with making explosive devices and attempting to sell them to gang members, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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by Andrew Sica for LewRockwell.com

By 2010, they will invest $4 Billion into researching a fully automated robot soldier. According to scientists working on the project, the goal is to program these machines to "not violate the Geneva conventions" (Riiiight)

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Popular Science

After 12 years and $5 billion in R&D, the Missile Defense Agency’s Airborne Laser (ABL) will make its first real-world attempt to shoot down a missile in midair. (or anything they want on the ground)

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Associated Press

The fourth member of the Army's Houston Recruiting Battalion to commit suicide in the past three years — something his widow blame on the psychological scars of combat & the pressure-cooker job of trying to sell the war.

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM

Holy fascist police state, Batman! US military mobilizes troops for inauguration –7,500 active duty troops and 4,000 national guard troops will take part in operations The US military plans to mobilize thousands of troops to protect Washington aga

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By Noah Shachtman

Now, it's confirmed. The Air Force has indeed blown a third test of its nuclear handling capabilities, as Danger Room first reported over the weekend. In a memo, the Air Force confirmed that the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base

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NY Times

Thousands of miles from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, another side of America’s fight against terrorism is unfolding in this remote corner of West Africa. American Green Berets are training African armies to guard their borders and patrol

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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access

Regulations regarding military support for civilian law enforcement, and sets forth policy guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities and approved by the appropriate DoD authority, or as directed by t

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New York Times

In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity. The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature

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news.yahoo.com/s/ap

Iraq's parliament approved Thursday a security pact with the United States that lets American troops stay in the country for three more years — setting a clear timetable for a U.S. exit for the first time since the 2003 invasion.

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(Powell sent these to me and I enjoyed them very much. The first is a demonstration of the F-22 Raptor at an airshow (no vertical landing stuff :( and the second is the most amazing 'dog in snow' scene I've ever seen)

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