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Into the fight?

Military | Proposals in Congress to make women register for Selective Service sharpen the debate over women in combat
by Laura Finch
Posted 5/13/16, 01:00 am

U.S. Marine Capt. Katie Petronio was a dynamo upon graduation from Bowdoin College in 2007. Standing 5 feet 3 inches, she could squat 200 pounds, and she seemed as ready for a combat role as many men were.

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War without a map

Military | The battle against ISIS won’t wait for U.S. election theatrics here
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/13/16, 01:00 am

Before long Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, will begin receiving regular intelligence briefings. And those briefings are likely to include classified information about the planning of a U.S. military offensive against Islamic State in Iraq.

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Pentagon launches crewless ship to hunt enemy submarines

Military
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 5/06/16, 03:40 pm

Leave it to the Pentagon’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to roll out a major technological innovation just when the world’s attention is riveted elsewhere. With the high-tech spotlight focused on self-driving cars being developed by Google, Tesla, and other manufacturers, DARPA has just launched what many are calling the naval equivalent: the world’s largest, un-crewed, autonomous surface vessel.

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