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  • IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD

    IBM's cognitive computer Watson could use skills to help treat veterans with PTSD
    In 2011, IBM's Watson computer system used artificial intelligence to beat challengers on the TV quiz show "Jeopardy." Now, physicians at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are putting Watson to a different test: using the system to help them...
  • Key military command's Twitter account, @CENTCOM, hacked

    Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was...
  • ISIS allies hack US Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

    WASHINGTON Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Islamic State militants hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command on Monday, posting warnings to American troops and their families, as well as what appear to be rosters with...
  • First flight: 8 of first 20 'worst of worst' still at Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON Thirteen years ago this week, a U.S. Air Force C-141 Starlifter cargo plane set down at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dislodged 20 men in orange jumpsuits brought from Afghanistan and started the Pentagon's experiment in...
  • EB Expected To Bid On Navy Contracts For Sub Maintenance

    GROTON — With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy's submarine force,...
  • Facing delays at government shipyards, Navy looks to private sector for more sub maintenance

    With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy's submarine force, Vice Adm....
  • Doctor lawmaker ready to triage compensation reforms

    As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work." Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
  • Marine mom works for better PTSD programs

    Marine mom works for better PTSD programs
    Two years after U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Janos Lutz took his own life, his mother said she is determined to leave as his legacy a means through which other war veterans can be saved. "We are growing and we will do this," said Janine Lutz of her...
  • U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed 50 civilians

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed at least 50 Syrian civilians late last month when it targeted a headquarters of Islamic State extremists in northern Syria, according to a witness and a Syrian opposition human rights organization....
  • U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians

    U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians
    For the first time in the months-long air campaign against Islamic State militants, American commanders have confirmed that they are investigating the possibility that civilians have been killed in U.S. attacks. Until recently, Pentagon officials had...
  • Pentagon throws out Guantanamo 'foot soldier' conviction

    A retired U.S. Marine general responsible for the Guantanamo war court has overturned the terrorism conviction of a Sudanese man who was sent home a little over a year ago as a war criminal, the Pentagon disclosed. In 2011, Noor Uthman Mohammed pleaded...