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Politics & Government
10:42 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Military drones to be protested in Battle Creek Saturday

Battle Creek ANGB has been part of the U.S. Air Force's Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) MQ9 Reaper Mission since 2013.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Peace activists plan to rally against the nation’s military drone program outside the gates of the Battle Creek Air National Guard base on Saturday.

Just this week, a pair of U.S. drone attacks killed sixteen people in Pakistan.  It’s the first attacks this year.     

Brian Terrell is with Voices for Creative Nonviolence.   He says the drone program is being abused.

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Law
6:34 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Improving cybersecurity in Michigan

A new center for training military and civilian IT professionals how to improve cyber security opened today in Battle Creek.
Steve Carmody Michigan Radio

Improving cyber security across Michigan is the goal of a new training center that opened today in Battle Creek.

The Michigan Cyber Range will mainly train National Guardsmen to identify cyberattacks.

But it will also provide training for civilians.

Joe Adams is the director of the Michigan Cyber Range. He says the training will help military and civilian IT professionals prepare for the growing threat from other countries and cyber criminals.

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