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VA wants more money to expand popular tech training program for job-seeking vets

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Veterans Affairs officials are pushing Congress to lift the funding cap on a popular pilot program focused on technology training for transitioning veterans, saying they expect to use up all available funds by mid-summer. “This is an extremely important tool in our toolbox,” Ronald Burke, deputy under secretary for policy at the Veterans Benefits Administration, […]

VA wants more money to expand popular tech training program for job-seeking vets

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Veterans Affairs officials are pushing Congress to lift the funding cap on a popular pilot program focused on technology training for transitioning veterans, saying they expect to use up all available funds by mid-summer. “This is an extremely important tool in our toolbox,” Ronald Burke, deputy under secretary for policy at the Veterans Benefits Administration, […]

The Army wants to kick out an avowed white supremacist officer, but they won’t admit it

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A separation board recommended a field-grade Army officer for an other-than-honorable discharge in February, following a 2019 criminal investigation into his extensive online rhetoric supporting white supremacy and the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Maj. Jeff Poole, who had been on active orders with the 98th Training Division at Fort Benning, Georgia, received a […]

Army wants robots, sensors to make infantry platoons 10 times better

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In the next decade, the Army hopes to use robotics and other technologies to make a single infantry platoon 10 times more effective on the battlefield than they are today. The program shepherding those tech solutions had planned a demonstration last year, but it had to be put on hold, said Ted Maciuba, deputy director […]

Iraq wants new round of talks over withdrawal of remaining US combat forces

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BAGHDAD — Iraq has sent a formal request to President Joe Biden’s administration for a date to resume strategic talks on bilateral relations and the withdrawal of remaining U.S. combat forces, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The talks, which began in June under the Trump administration, would be the first under Biden, who assumed office in […]

Iraq wants new round of talks over withdrawal of remaining US combat forces

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BAGHDAD — Iraq has sent a formal request to President Joe Biden’s administration for a date to resume strategic talks on bilateral relations and the withdrawal of remaining U.S. combat forces, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The talks, which began in June under the Trump administration, would be the first under Biden, who assumed office in […]

New in 2021: How the Army wants to reduce deployment, training demands

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A new force generation model was introduced by Army leadership in fall 2020. The intention is to better balance demands across the world with the transformational changes the service needs to prepare for a future fight against a peer adversary, Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, the deputy chief of staff for Army operations, plans and […]

The US Navy wants to find ships to kill using aerial drones launched from submarines

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WASHINGTON – The name of the game in the Pacific is stand-off range. But with longer range torpedoes and anti-ship missiles in the arsenal, submariners are looking to a new domain to help them extend their deadly reach: The air. In an October request for information, Naval Sea Systems Command’s Submarine Combat and Weapons Control […]

The US Air Force wants to buy a big robot to help with bomb disposal

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UPDATE — This story has been updated to add comment from L3Harris on its participation in the competition. WASHINGTON — A year after the U.S. Army awarded a contract to build a heavy-duty robot able to dispose of bombs and other explosives, the Air Force is looking for its own system — and it wants […]

Army team wants to put 3D models of target areas into soldiers’ goggles

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A scene from the 2012 science fiction film “Prometheus” depicting the use of handheld drones to map a subterranean tunnel network might be closer to reality than you think. Using commercial drones and Lidar scanners, an Army Training and Doctrine Command team wants to not just map, but also model, bridges, buildings and other terrain […]