Posts Tagged Military and defense

Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

This Oct. 12, 2008 file photo shows a U.S. U2 reconnaissance plane taking off at the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea. The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and helped avert the world’s nuclear annihilation a half century ago. Defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft nicknamed the Dragon Lady out of the sky. The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 planes that can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia and rapidly send the data to U.S. commanders, a crucial capability with an unpredictable Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang and an emboldened Vladimir Putin in Moscow. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

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Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

In this photo taken Sunday, April 20, 2014, American director James Adolphus, 36 talks to the Associated Press during an interview in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise _ literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in “The Warren” is meant to question preconceptions Israelis and Palestinians hold about each other in their long-running conflict.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — An American director’s short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in “The Warren” is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

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Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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NBA plans expanded programs with military

NEW YORK (AP) — Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

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In ’1971,’ an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

This April 16, 2014 photo shows Laura Poitras, left, and Johanna Hamilton in New York to promote their documentary film "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

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