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Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 30, 2018
Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'
The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts say is part of a broader push into advanced gear to equip a new generation of "super-soldiers."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 24, 2018
Amazon pitched facial recognition to ICE to monitor immigrants amid misgivings of workers, rights groups
Amazon.com Inc. in June pitched its facial recognition technology — which can identify people from surveillance footage using image databases — as a tool for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, showing that Amazon continued to push the software to law enforcement agencies as criticism swirled from the company's workforce and civil liberties groups.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 5, 2018
Pentagon identifies China as 'growing risk' to supply of materials vital to U.S. defense industry
China represents a "significant and growing risk" to the supply of materials vital to the U.S. military, according to a new Pentagon-led report that seeks to mend weaknesses in core U.S. industries vital to national security.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 4, 2018
Utah man arrested over suspected ricin-containing envelopes mailed to Trump, Pentagon officials: source
A Utah man was taken into custody on Wednesday as a suspect in the investigation of letters sent to Pentagon officials and President Donald Trump that were initially feared to contain the poison ricin, a law enforcement source said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 27, 2018
U.S. House passes $716 billion defense bill targeting Chinese investments, tech
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $716 billion defense authorization bill that aims to rein in China's investments in the United States and prohibits the U.S. government from using technology from major Chinese telecommunications firms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2018
U.S. lawmakers want Google to rethink links to China's Huawei, seen as security threat
A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc.'s Google on Wednesday to reconsider its work with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., which they described as a security threat.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 8, 2018
Lockheed resumes F-35 jet deliveries to Pentagon after deal to cover production error costs
The U.S. Department of Defense resumed accepting F-35 jet deliveries from Lockheed Martin Corp. last week after reaching an agreement on covering the costs to fix a production error, the Pentagon said Monday.
WORLD / Society
Feb 27, 2018
In a first, openly transgender recruit signs up for U.S. military
A transgender recruit has signed a contract to join the U.S. military for the first time since a federal court ruled late last year that the military would have to accept openly transgender people, the Pentagon said on Monday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 1, 2018
Despite Trump's climate change denial, Pentagon says warming threatens half of U.S. military sites
Nearly half of U.S. military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate change, according to a Pentagon study whose findings run contrary to White House views on global warming.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 24, 2017
Pentagon inspector general cites top U.S. space contractors for lapses
The Pentagon's inspector general cited key contractors in the military's primary space launch program, including billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX and Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., for a range of quality-control lapses which it said could result in increased costs or delays to launches.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2017
Pentagon issues denial after U.N. rights investigator says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay
An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 12, 2017
Judge rules U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1
Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by President Donald Trump's administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 4, 2017
Pentagon seen evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites
The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2017
White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban, allowing Mattis to judge 'deployability'
The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that says the defense secretary may decide whether to remove service members based on their ability to deploy, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 28, 2017
Trump tweet barring transgender ranks in military prompts Pentagon pushback
The Defense Department said there will be "no modifications" yet to its policy allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, one day after President Donald Trump unexpectedly said they would be barred from serving.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 11, 2017
Pentagon agency sees 'important shortfalls' in North Korea ICBM quest, for now
North Korea must still overcome "important shortfalls" in developing a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile before it can field a weapon capable of hitting the U.S., according to the Pentagon's intelligence agency.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 14, 2017
Pentagon silent on NBC report of possible U.S. pre-emptive action against North Korea
The Pentagon on Thursday declined to comment on an NBC report about possible pre-emptive action against North Korea, saying, as a policy, it does not discuss future operations "nor publicly speculate on possible scenarios."
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 16, 2017
Pentagon may recommend combat troops for Islamic State fight in Syria: CNN
The U.S. Defense Department may recommend that the United States deploy regular combat troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants, CNN reported on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 23, 2016
Trump tweet sets 10-year Pentagon push for F-35 on its ear as he asks Boeing for cheaper alternative
President-elect Donald Trump upended years of Pentagon procurement planning with a tweet on Thursday, announcing he had asked Boeing Co. to price an upgrade of its F-18 Super Hornet jet that could replace Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35, the most expensive U.S. weapon system ever.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 27, 2016
Islamic State bent on using chemical arms when Mosul invasion comes: Pentagon
Islamic State militants are "dead set" on using chemical arms and are likely to try them again as Iraqi forces advance on Mosul, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, a week after a rocket with a possible chemical agent landed near U.S. troops.

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