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From Texas Standard.

Reuters recently reported that the U.S. may be engaged in a new kind of arms race against countries like Russia and China, to develop an artificial intelligence program that could defend the U.S. against potential nuclear missile strikes, by anticipating where or when they are likely to occur.

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From Texas Standard:

In that last three weeks, 16 military members have been killed – not by roadside bombs in an Afghan province, or an ambush in central Africa. These deaths were aviation mishaps – crashes that occurred due to parts failures and other causes.

U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Scorza

From Texas Standard.

In February, a video was released on the website Voice of Jihad – a piece of propaganda created by the Taliban that displays an overnight raid against Afghan security forces in Kandahar.

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From Texas Standard.

“Dear Speaker Ryan: We write to ask that the House of Representatives immediately begin a serious debate and vote on the use of military force in Syria.” So begins a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that has been signed by more than 100 members of Congress, including several from Texas.

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From Texas Standard:

Pentagon officials have undertaken a new policy that seeks to get rid of non-deployable military members. Is it a move to maintain a leaner, meaner fighting force? Or is the military simply not accounting for thousands of support personnel?

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