Amid increased focus on how sexual assault cases are handled in the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) has unveiled a new program that advocates for the victims of sexual assault.
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More than 238,000 US military jobs are currently off limits to women. How can this be in 2012, when so many women have served honorably in our armed forces?
Even as the debate rages over the Pentagon’s recent decision to officially allow women to do certain dangerous battalion jobs in combat areas, the truth is that for the most part it’s nothing new. When considering the issue, it’s important to look not just at the pros and cons of making changes to the rules, but the history of women in the military and how other countries address it as well.
Most of us were taught in school that assassinating someone in cold blood is against the law, even if he is a raging bad guy. The Nazis got tried in court, after all, and they were responsible for far more deaths than bin Laden. So, was it legal to allow Navy SEALS to kill bin Laden?
Libel and defamation lawsuits against bloggers have exploded over the past few years, as people increasingly post opinions online without thinking through the consequences. If you’re a blogger, have you thought about what might happen if someone takes offense at something you post?
You may have seen the recent Washington Post report that revealed approximately 854,000 people have top-secret U.S. government security clearance. There are 33 buildings in the Washington D.C. metro area alone, totaling 17 million square feet of space, devoted to top-secret intelligence work. It seems a bit counter-intuitive for the equivalent of the entire population [...]
Nanotechnology (“nanotech”) is the science of controlling matter on a molecular scale, usually sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. How small is that? Well, since 1 nanometer is roughly 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, maybe “mind-bogglingly tiny” is a better way of putting it. The ability to manipulate matter this minuscule has big [...]
In the scifi TV series Fringe, the government gives a couple geniuses a lab and a mandate to come up with crazy technologies to defend America.
DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is kind of like that, only it has a $3.2 billion annual budget, hundreds of geniuses and it’s real.