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3:14am

Fri May 24, 2013
National Security

Obama Tweaks U.S. Vision For Fight Against Terrorism

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 6:01 am

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7:29am

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Military Recruiters, Sex Assault Responders To Be Retrained

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 12:59 pm

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with U.S. troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 11.
Jason Reed/pool Getty Images

All branches of the U.S. military have been ordered "to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters," the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday morning.

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3:30am

Sat May 11, 2013
The Sequester

Sequester Has Air Force Clipping Its Wings

Originally published on Sat May 11, 2013 10:58 am

To save money, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina is keeping some of its pilots out of the sky.
Airman 1st Class Aubrey White U.S. Air Force

The Pentagon says the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration could leave the U.S. with a military that is simply unprepared for the most challenging combat missions. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Congress in April that the military is eating its seed corn.

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9:08am

Wed May 8, 2013

2:26pm

Mon May 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Pentagon: China's Government Hacked U.S. Networks

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 2:53 pm

The 12-story building outside Shanghai that is alleged to be the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army's hacking group.
Peter Parks AFP/Getty Images

The Pentagon has for the first time fingered Beijing directly for cyberattacks against both U.S. government networks and commercial computers, calling the practice a "serious concern."

The new report says numerous U.S. diplomatic, economic and defense industry networks were hacked in 2012 at the direction of China's government and its military.

As NPR's Tom Bowman reports: "In previous reports, the Pentagon has linked computer attacks to China, but not its government."

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