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The Air Force is testing an AI-enabled alternative to GPS navigation that taps into the Earth’s magnetic fields

“We think we may have added an arrow to the quiver in the things we can do, should we end up operating in a GPS-denied environment. Which we will...

12.05.2024 20

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An AI-controlled fighter jet with the Air Force secretary onboard flew against a human pilot in a secret dogfight: 'It’s a security risk not to have it'

The AP, along with NBC, was granted permission to witness the secret flight on the condition that it would not be reported until it was complete.

04.05.2024 30

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Military travel-repayment policy for health care including IVF and abortions was used a dozen times last year, after a senator held up hundreds of military promotions for months to stop it

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instituted the policy after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022.

27.03.2024 20

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With thousands of Gazans facing starvation, U.S. military begins making emergency food drops

The United Nations says one-quarter of Gaza’s 2.3 million people face starvation.

03.03.2024 10

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hospitalized to address bladder issue, transfers authorities to deputy

A statement from Walter Reed medical officials late Sunday said Austin was admitted into the critical care unit for supportive care and close...

12.02.2024 30

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America hits Iran and its affiliates with dozens of strikes on sites in Iraq, Syria after 3 U.S. troops die in Jordan

The massive barrage hit over 85 targets connected to Iran-backed militias or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force.

03.02.2024 10

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Pentagon goes to Ukraine ally meeting with no money in hand after Congress fails to act—but NATO has a $1.2 billion deal

“Even though we aren’t able to provide our security assistance right now, our partners are continuing to do that,” deputy press secretary...

23.01.2024 20

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U.S. military bombs Houthi sites in Yemen for a 4th time as attacks on Red Sea shipping persist

The strikes followed an official announcement Wednesday that the U.S. has put the Houthis back on its list of specially designated global terrorists.

18.01.2024 20

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As Defense Secretary hospitalization stretches toward full week, source says his deputy didn't know herself until Thursday

When Kathleen Hicks was notified, an official said, the Deputy Secretary of Defense was in Puerto Rico on leave.

08.01.2024 30

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America gave the Houthis a 'final warning' in the Red Sea, and they responded with a sea drone to attack more ships

Vice Admiral Brad Cooper said 1,500 commercial ships have transited safely since U.S. launched an operation to protect them on Dec. 18.

04.01.2024 20

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American aircraft carrier to exit Red Sea amid flurry of attacks on commercial vessels in crucial shipping area

The USS Gerald Ford and its warships will be replaced by an amphibious assault ship and its two accompanying ships.

02.01.2024 30

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Chuck Schumer says the U.S. is giving Israel 'everything they need,' and a massive aircraft carrier is deploying alongside cruisers and destroyers

The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, is deploying with about 5,000 sailors and a deck of warplanes.

09.10.2023 8

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Can Elon Musk be trusted to provide Starlink internet service in combat? His refusal to help Ukraine raises questions about whether he can be relied on in wartime

Until Musk’s refusal in Ukraine, the Pentagon hadn't focused on whether it needed language saying a firm providing military support had to agree...

12.09.2023 2

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