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Cheap Micro-Sats

Waging and preventing war are the foundations of national security. Innovative companies across the country are working on products for tomorrow’s fight. Here’s Battleland’s continuing look at what looms on technology’s …

94

— The number of children allegedly killed in Pakistan by CIA and allied drone strikes, among 147 civilian and 746 total deaths, between 2006 and 2009, according to “Details of Attacks by Nato Forces/Predators in FATA” prepared by government officials in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), available here.

Listen to the Kids

A decade of war does a lot to parents serving in the military…and even more to their children left behind at home.

Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center, has issued a report on the risks facing young …

$31,200

— Cost of a "required" oil painting of former defense secretary Leon Panetta to hang in the Pentagon, here. h/t Weekly Standard
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