This Week in National Insecurity: Extreme Sports Edition

Hackers vs. the Pentagon, the return of the draft, and a plan to bring peace to Afghanistan with rugby. A roundup of the latest military news.

| Fri Jul. 15, 2011 1:21 PM EDT

We know you're riding high over the women's World Cup soccer team, America. But how does our military measure up to its own league rivals? Let's check the weekly scorecard! In this installment: gays get shafted, kids (may) get drafted, the ACLU gets lucky, hackers stay plucky, and Afghans play with a headless goat carcass. Yeah, nothing rhymes with that.

The sitrep:

  • Hackers 90,000, Pentagon 0. If you're keeping score with stolen email accounts, that is. (Mother Jones/New York Times)