knba http://knba.org en U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers http://knba.org/post/us-boosts-baghdad-diplomatic-security-350-more-soldiers The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the Iraqi capital.<p>That raises the number of U.S. forces in the country to more than 1,000, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.<p>The additional troops, which were requested by the State Department, will not serve in a combat role.<p>The additional joint forces will come from within the U.S. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:08:00 +0000 Chris Hopkins and Doreen McCallister 15215 at http://knba.org U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry http://knba.org/post/russian-space-experiment-gecko-sex-goes-awry Space is a dangerous place. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 15214 at http://knba.org Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak http://knba.org/post/troubling-implications-celebrity-photo-leak To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained, as well as how you can protect your own material saved to the cloud. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:35:00 +0000 editor 15212 at http://knba.org MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program http://knba.org/post/mraps-and-bayonets-what-we-know-about-pentagons-1033-program Amid widespread criticism of the deployment of military-grade weapons and vehicles by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama recently ordered a review of federal efforts supplying equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.<p>So, we decided to take a look at what the president might find.<p>NPR obtained data from the Pentagon on every military item sent to local, state and federal agencies through the Pentagon's Law Enforcement Support Office — known as the 1033 program — from 2006 through April 23, 2014. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:19:00 +0000 editor 15213 at http://knba.org MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? http://knba.org/post/should-local-police-get-militarys-extra-armored-trucks Mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop carriers, known as MRAPs, were built to withstand bomb blasts. They can weigh nearly 20 tons, and many U.S. troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are alive today because of them. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:25:00 +0000 David Welna 15211 at http://knba.org Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?