Tom Bowman http://wfpl.org en Marines: Most Female Recruits Don't Meet New Pullup Standard http://wfpl.org/post/marines-most-female-recruits-dont-meet-new-pullup-standard Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a new physical standard by performing three pullups. But that has been put off.<p>The Marine Corps announced it quietly. There was no news conference — just a notice on <a href="https://twitter.com/USMC/status/403311957136007169">its social media sites</a> and an item on its own TV show, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHprAKI4NlI&list=PLcK9mGOZrMLmk_jc8ItuD9yA4nMdhsMDG">The Corps Report</a>.<p>Lance Cpl. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:54:40 +0000 Tom Bowman 8038 at http://wfpl.org Marines: Most Female Recruits Don't Meet New Pullup Standard Officials Detail Shutdown's Chilling Effect On National Security http://wfpl.org/post/officials-detail-shutdown-chilling-effect-national-security James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told Congress this week that the partial federal government shutdown has forced the furlough of some 70 percent of employees throughout the intelligence community.<p>"I've never seen anything like this," said Clapper, a 50-year veteran of intelligence work.<p>So what impact is all this having on the spy world?<p>A senior U.S. official tells NPR that because of the shutdown, some intelligence agencies are focusing only on the biggest threats: counterterrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:30:59 +0000 Tom Bowman 7098 at http://wfpl.org Officials Detail Shutdown's Chilling Effect On National Security NSA's Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws http://wfpl.org/post/nsas-reach-leads-calls-updated-eavesdropping-laws The continuing leak of classified information by former NSA contractor <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/03/198426348/morales-returns-to-a-latin-america-fuming-over-plane-snub">Edward Snowden</a> has renewed a debate about the U.S. government's power to reach secretly into the personal lives of its citizens.<p>But there is at least one point on which both privacy advocates and security experts agree: The laws governing electronic eavesdropping have not kept pace with technology.<p>In October 1975, Sen. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:49:33 +0000 Tom Bowman 6014 at http://wfpl.org NSA's Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws Farewell: USS Enterprise Starred In History And Film http://wfpl.org/post/farewell-uss-enterprise-starred-history-and-film Sailors, veterans and their families are saying goodbye in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday to the USS Enterprise, which was the largest ship in the world and the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier when it was commissioned in 1961.<p>In its illustrious history, the Enterprise served at the center of international events for a half-century — from the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam to the Iraq War.<p>And it had a distinguished Hollywood career as well, playing a leading role in the 1986 film <em>Top Gun,</em> which starred Tom Cruise as a young naval aviator.<p>When the Enterprise slipped into the Sat, 01 Dec 2012 14:40:29 +0000 Tom Bowman 2752 at http://wfpl.org Farewell: USS Enterprise Starred In History And Film