Military Headline News – Rick Rogers
* The family of American POW Bowe Bergdahl said they received a letter from their son, captured nearly four years ago in Afghanistan.
The letter arrived through the International Red Cross. Insurgents captured the soldier in June 2009.
* Last summer a judge ruled that Pentagon must pay for autism treatment for military dependents. Now the same judge has reversed himself in the case.
Federal judge Reggie Walton is now giving the military more time to rethink its policy on “applied behavior analysis.” In the meantime, the treatment will continue.
An estimated 22,000 military family members have autism.
* American officials are denying they made a mistake by posting plans for an Israeli base that recently went out for bid.
The project in question is for a secret $25 million anti-missile base that the United States is funding.
* A Texas company is selling a high-tech rifle that allows even novice shooters to hit targets more than a 1,000 yards away.
The asking price for a TrackingPoint rifle starts at $17,000.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.
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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.