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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says transgenders are being hurt by an outdated approach that distracts commanders. (Associated Press)

Pentagon issues sex change manual, allows extended time off for process

The U.S. military has a manual for everything, from how to dress to how to wage war. Now the Pentagon has sent out a detailed written instruction to commanders on how a service member can change his or her sex in a step-by-step process that allows for extended time off. Published July 14, 2016

FILE - In this May 14, 2009 file photo, Navy SEAL trainees carry inflatable boats at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in Coronado, Calif. In a highly unusual move, the training death of an aspiring Navy SEAL, 21-year-old Seaman James Derek Lovelace, has been ruled a homicide by the San Diego County Medical Examiner. Lovelace was in his first week of training in Coronado, Calif., when he died.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Ashton Carter supports methods of SEALs training

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is backing the Navy's decision to change how SEALs are trained in hand-to-hand combat, dismissing questions of favoritism for retired commandos cashing in on teaching the mixed martial arts techniques now used. Published July 12, 2016

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corps officer who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, has been leading the charge in Congress to restructure the common ground system. (Associated Press)

Palantir Corp. to sue Army over ground intelligence network contract

The Army has a new adversary in its battle to build a ground intelligence network the way it wants. Palantir Corp., whose data processor has won praises for reliability and ease of use from troops in the field, has given written notice to the Army that it plans to file a protest lawsuit. Published June 22, 2016