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A photomicrograph of anthrax bacteria using Gram stain technique.  CDC

Army orders immediate safety review at labs for possible anthrax contamination

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September 04, 2015

This story has been updated.

WASHINGTON — The Army has ordered an “immediate safety review” of all Defense Department laboratories involved in handling biological agents after investigators found evidence of anthrax...

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., about the force of the future on July 10, 2015.  Sean Hurt/DOD

Digital innovation team to help shape 'Force of the Future'

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September 04, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s “Force of the Future” initiative is expected to include a unique Defense Digital Services office that, within a year, would hire up to 100 top designers, developers and engineers from government and Silicon Valley...

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 In this file photo from April 1, 2014, children hold up blue and silver pinwheels, symbols of child abuse prevention, during a 'Pinwheels for Prevention' march at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.    Rachel Larue/Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs

Child abuse, neglect cases among military families rose sharply in 2014

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September 03, 2015

Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, Defense Department data showed Wednesday, prompting concerns among Pentagon leaders about efforts to safeguard the nation's more than 1 million military...

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Under a high magnification of 12,483X, this scanning electron micrograph depicted spores from the Sterne strain of anthrax bacteria.  Laura Rose/CDC

Pentagon: Live anthrax breach hits 50 states, 9 countries

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September 03, 2015

The Department of Defense mistakenly shipped live anthrax to all 50 states and nine countries, the Pentagon said Tuesday, confirming a much wider breach than it first reported.

According to the latest data released online by the...

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