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A 3-D printable drone at SOFWERX can change between a fixed-wing aircraft, a buggy and a quadcopter all with a small number of adjustments.<br>Thomas Gibbons-Neff/The Washington Post

Why the military turned a hipster tattoo parlor into a Special Operations lab

From the outside, U.S. Special Operations Command's latest attempt to find and test the best technology for its operators looks like one more downtown storefront in Tampa.

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Gen. John W.''Mick'' Nicholson assumes command of NATO's Resolute Support Mission and U.S Forces-Afghanistan from Gen. John F. Campbell on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Nicholson on May 25, 2016 warned that Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers are in danger of being harmed or killed by the Taliban if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States.
 
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Top US general: Afghan interpreters in danger if visa program axed

Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers are in danger of being harmed or killed by the Taliban if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, according to the top American commander in Afghanistan.

10:31 May 25, 2016
In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, an obsolete 8 and 1-half inch floppy disc  is held in London. Congressional investigators say the government spends about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems. That includes platforms more than 50 years old in such vital areas as nuclear weapons and Social Security. One still uses floppy disks. 

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Feds spend billions to run ancient technology, GAO report finds

The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. One still uses floppy disks.

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This image taken of a Fuji Television broadcast shows Rina Shimabukuro, the 20-year-old Okinawan woman who went missing in late April and was found dead last week. Kenneth Franklin Gadson, 32, who goes by his Japanese wife's family name of Shinzato, was arrested May 19 on a charge of illegally disposing of Shimabukuro's body.<br>Aaron Kidd/Stars and Stripes

Suspect in Okinawa killing says he left victim alive in woods

A former Marine suspected of killing a 20-year-old Okinawan woman told investigators she was still alive when he left her in the wooded area where her body was found, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

03:55 May 25, 2016
Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansour.<br>NDN Video still image

Taliban confirm Mansour’s death, appoint new supreme leader

The Taliban have confirmed the death of their supreme leader, Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansour, and announced the appointment of his successor.

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The Genbaku Dome in Hiroshima, Japan, as seen on June 10, 2015. Survivors of the atomic bombing, known as "hibakusha," are welcoming President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to the city.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes

A-bomb survivors welcome Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, known as “hibakusha,” are welcoming President Barack Obama’s visit to the city.

04:32 May 25, 2016

 

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