U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) http://www.kunc.org en Keeping Robots In Line With The Law http://www.kunc.org/post/keeping-robots-line-law Dozens of experts in law, technology and policy gathered at the University of Miami this weekend to think about one thing: robots.<p>The goal of the annual <a href="http://robots.law.miami.edu/2014/">We Robot conference</a> is to get the makers and the thinkers in the same room to look ahead.<p>Event founder Michael Froomkin, a law professor at the university, has spent most of his career working on Internet law. He says he's seen technology outpace the law countless times.<p>"You design stuff to make it work and you don't think a lot about the legal and social consequences," says Froomkin. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:59:00 +0000 55236 at http://www.kunc.org China's Military Buildup Reignites Worries In Asia, Beyond http://www.kunc.org/post/chinas-military-buildup-reignites-worries-asia-beyond China has been building up its military strength for some time now, and pushing ever farther from its coastline and into international waters. The real concern now is for miscalculation — particularly with Japan — that ends up in gunfire.<p>Just six months ago, the Pentagon released its annual report on China's military. Its defense budget was growing. The country was building more stealthy aircraft and submarines. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:17:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 52586 at http://www.kunc.org China's Military Buildup Reignites Worries In Asia, Beyond U.S. Chemical Weapon Stockpile Still Lingers In Pueblo http://www.kunc.org/post/us-chemical-weapon-stockpile-still-lingers-pueblo <p>On the high plains at this city’s eastern edge, fields of concrete bunkers arrayed like a vast cemetery hold most of the remaining stockpile of the nation’s chemical weapons. The earth-covered “igloos” with their reinforced concrete headwalls contain 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery shells.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:20:30 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 51261 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. Chemical Weapon Stockpile Still Lingers In Pueblo How The Shutdown Is Affecting The Military http://www.kunc.org/post/how-shutdown-affecting-military <em>Larry Abramson, who covers national security for NPR, sent us this missive, about how <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/01/228046160/no-end-in-sight-as-government-shutdown-begins">the shutdown of the federal government</a> is affecting the Pentagon:</em><p>If you are a soldier, sailor, airman or marine, you will be paid during a shutdown. But only half of civilian defense workers are supposed to show up for work, and the rest do not get paid.<p>That's just one of many hardships facing military families. Another is figuring out just what is open, and what is closed. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 50277 at http://www.kunc.org Texas, Mississippi National Guard Won't Process Same-Sex Claims http://www.kunc.org/post/texas-mississippi-national-guard-wont-process-same-sex-claims The Texas and Mississippi National Guards are refusing to process benefits claims for same-sex couples, despite a Department of Defense directive to the contrary.<p><a href="http://www.txmf.us/About.php">Maj. Gen. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49178 at http://www.kunc.org Texas, Mississippi National Guard Won't Process Same-Sex Claims