U.S. Department of Defense

Most U.S. Military Troops Aren’t Where You Think

Since August, when President Trump announced his strategy of sending more troops to Afghanistan, feelings that the U.S. is increasing military …

War

Disturbing video depicts near-future ubiquitous lethal autonomous weapons

<i>Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Slaughterbots</i><p>In response to growing concerns about autonomous weapons, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a …

Robots

DOI Announces Approval of Transmission Line Project in Oregon and Idaho

Date: November 17, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>PORTLAND, Ore.</b> – In a move that will improve the nation's energy infrastructure, create …

Butch Otter

The U.S. Military’s Favorite Cybercontractor

Old-school firewalls and antivirus software try to block or at least detect hackers, but when those systems fail, they can’t do much to limit the …

Business

French military says coalition opposed IS withdrawal from Raqqa

PARIS (Reuters) - France's military said on Thursday the coalition battling Islamic State in Syria had opposed a deal allowing fighters of the militant group to withdraw from their former bastion of Raqqa.<p>The coalition had also been unable to launch air strikes against the fighters because they had …

Islamic State (ISIS)

In lieu of radar, forecasters in Puerto Rico are using technology to guess where rain is

After Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico’s weather radar, the military installed a couple of stopgaps — smaller radars that couldn’t see as far, but would at least give meteorologists an idea of what was falling from the sky.<p>Now, to fill in the holes that still remain in the island’s critical …

Puerto Rico

Pentagon retweets post calling for President Trump's resignation

The Pentagon’s official Twitter account retweeted a post Thursday calling on President Trump to resign from office.<p>The tweet posted by user …

Donald Trump

Group files suit to block storing nuclear waste at San Onofre

Public Watchdogs, a San Diego-based activist group, brought a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Thursday, trying to block the storage of nuclear waste …

California

Congress Is 80% Male and 70% White. Here's How to Change That.

If the 2016 election proved that America still can't quite fathom female power, the 2017 one hinted at a reckoning. Last week, progressive women picked up seats in the Virginia House of Delegates, in the Georgia House of Representatives, on the Boston City Council. They landed mayorships and school …

Term Sheet -- Wednesday, November 15

5 Qs WITH A DEALMAKER<p>Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya decided to shake up the VC world in 2017.<p>In September, he raised $600 million in an IPO …

Venture Capital

The Pentagon Has Avoided Audit For 27 Years

On Tuesday, the U.S. Representatives passed a Pentagon budget that called for $700 billion in defense spending—more than what even the Trump …

Government

Speaking at alma mater St. John's, GM executive extols ethical leadership

SHREWSBURY – Ken Barrett, recognized as one of the top senior diversity executives in the country, returned to his alma mater Wednesday night to talk …

Leadership

Mattis Embarks on Trip to Military Facilities in Colorado, California

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked today on a trip to visit military facilities in Colorado and California.<p>In a …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

For the first time ever, scientists boosted human memory with a brain implant

A Bionic Memory Boost<p>With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the U.S. Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time …

Alzheimer's Disease

Turkey 'appalled' by U.S. stance on IS withdrawal from Raqqa: ministry

(This November 15 story was corrected to clarify in paragraph three that not all people evacuated were fighters)<p>ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the U.S. Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State …

Syria

Lockheed offers glimpse into missile defenses eyed by Saudis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin says the company is delivering to Saudi Arabia its Patriot anti-missile system and that the kingdom is on track to become the second international customer, after the United Arab Emirates, to acquire its THAAD system.<p>Saudi Arabia …

Business

The 19th Party Congress and Its Implications for the PLA

On October 24 the Chinese Communist Party concluded its 19th Party Congress with the unveiling of its new leadership lineup, a cornerstone political …

China

Turkish PM slams US over alleged permission for ISIL to leave Raqqa

ANKARA<p>Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has once again criticized the United States’ ongoing alliance with the People’s Protection Units (YPG), …

Turkey

Turkey criticizes ISIL-SDF deal for evacuation of fighters from Raqqa

ANKARA<p>The Turkish Foreign Ministry has criticized a deal between U.S. backed U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Islamic State of Iraq …

Islamic State (ISIS)

North Korea's Winter Training Means Fewer Missile Launches

North Korea hasn’t fired a missile for 60 days, but that may have more to do with its own winter training cycle than with Pyongyang easing off on …

North Korea

WATCH LIVE: Senate committee holds hearing on president's ability to authorize nuclear weapons

The Senate Foreign Relations committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the president’s ability to authorize nuclear weapons, something lawmakers on …

War

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

By organizing pigments on a DNA scaffold, an MIT-led team of researchers has designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure …

Biology

The Elite Team Tackling the World's Biggest Security Threat

SHARE<p>PR NEWSWIRE: This is war. Terrorism has moved into the cyber space, and the worldwide illegal drug trade is nothing by comparison. Cybercrime …

Cybersecurity