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Pentagon Plan Calls for a $9 Billion Surge in Nuclear Spending by 2025

The Pentagon’s five-year nuclear weapons plan calls for requesting at least $167 billion through 2025 — building from the $29 billion sought for next year to $38 billion, according to previously undisclosed figures. The commitment includes research, development, procurement, sustainment and operations. It reflects a major boost to an effort started under President Barack Obama to replace aging nuclear systems, such as Minuteman III missiles and command and control systems. It doesn’t includ...
Tags: News, Defense, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Military, Pentagon, National Security Council, Air Force, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Dod, Congressional Research Service, Hudson Institute, Congressional, Tim Morrison, Overnight


Man arrested after attempting to blow up vehicle outside Pentagon, police say

An Arkansas man was arrested Monday after police said he attempted to blow up a car in a parking lot outside the Pentagon.
Tags: Cnn, Arkansas, Pentagon


US staged 'limited' nuclear battle against Russia in war game

The Pentagon has briefed about the simulated exchange in a move that could signal readiness to fight and win nuclear conflictThe US conducted a military exercise last week which simulated a “limited” nuclear exchange with Russia, a senior Pentagon official has confirmed.The war game is notable because of the defence department’s highly unusual decision to brief journalists about the details and because it embodied the controversial notion that it might be possible to fight, and win, a battle wit...
Tags: Europe, News, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Atlantic, Nato, Moscow, Nebraska, Pentagon, Defence, Donald Trump, Esper, National Defense, Federation of American Scientists


Hidden Figures Hero Katherine Johnson Reminded Us That Space Was Never Safe From America’s Worst Impulses

Katherine Johnson performed what might have been the most important job of her life backwards—because backwards was exactly the right way to do it. The job was figuring out how to ensure that John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, would splash down in the Atlantic as close as possible to the recovery team that would be awaiting him. So Johnson—the legendary NASA “computer,” or mathematician, who was made famous by the book and movie Hidden Figures and who died at 101 on Monday—s...
Tags: Space, News, Obama, Washington, Race, Uncategorized, America, History, Nasa, Earth, Racism, Atlantic, Smithsonian, John F Kennedy, Pentagon, Johnson


Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.

The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court to fight attempts by the American authorities to make him answer charges of conspiring to hack into a classified Pentagon network.
Tags: London, News, United States, Chelsea, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Freedom Of The Press, Assange, Manning, Cyberattacks and Hackers, London (England, Julian P


Julian Assange Is an ‘Ordinary’ Criminal, Not Free-Speech Champion, U.S. Says as It Outlines Extradition Case

(LONDON) — The U.S. government began outlining its extradition case against Julian Assange in a London court on Monday, arguing that the WikiLeaks founder is not a free-speech champion but an “ordinary” criminal who put many lives at risk with his secret-spilling. U.S. authorities want to try Assange on espionage charges that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison over the 2010 publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents and diplomatic cables. Assange argues h...
Tags: London, News, Sweden, Osama Bin Laden, Iraq, Uncategorized, America, European Union, Afghanistan, Atlantic, United States, Pakistan, Amnesty International, Courts, Vivienne Westwood, Pentagon


Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

If it wasn’t for Mike Bloomberg, the alleged perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in American history would likely have been convicted of mass murder by now.According to all the evidence available both at the time and in the nine years since Bloomberg’s intervention, a federal court almost certainly would have convicted the five co-defendants. A judge would have had to reckon with the torture the CIA inflicted on them, barring the prosecution from using tainted evidence—and showing, for th...
Tags: New York, News, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Justice, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, New York Times


Pentagon reveals deal with Britain to replace Trident

MPs dismayed after US defence officials leak news of nuclear weapons deal before parliament is toldBritain has committed itself to buying a new generation of nuclear warheads to replace Trident, which will be based on US technology. The decision was revealed by Pentagon officials who disclosed it before an official announcement has been made by the government.The revelation has dismayed MPs and experts who question why they have learned of the move – which will cost the UK billions of pounds – o...
Tags: UK, US, UK News, Britain, Military, Defence policy, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, Trident


Former Pentagon Analyst Pleads Guilty to Sharing Classified Information

Prosecutors said Henry Kyle Frese shared top secret information with two journalists, one of whom was his girlfriend.
Tags: News, Nbc News, Pentagon, Justice Department, Cnbc, Amanda, KUBE, Courtney, Defense Intelligence Agency, Macias, Frese, Espionage and Intelligence Services, News and News Media, Classified Information and State Secrets, Henry Kyle Frese, Henry Kyle


Iran attempting further arms deliveries to Huthi rebels: US military

Tehran continues to deliver weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, the US military said Wednesday, following a second interception in less than three months of what Washington said were Iranian arms. "The seizure is consistent with a historical pattern of Iranian smuggling of advanced weapons to the Huthis in Yemen," said Captain Bill Urban of US Central Command, which is responsible for US forces in the Middle East, during a briefing at the Pentagon on the latest interdiction. Urban presented photo...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Urban, Iran, Middle East, Pentagon, Tehran, Yemen, Huthi, US Central Command


Judge Excuses 9/11 Defense Lawyer and Postpones Torture Testimony

The court will allow the lawyer to withdraw gradually from the case for health reasons while the Pentagon finds another death penalty expert.
Tags: News, Terrorism, Pentagon, Torture, Defense Department, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cohen, Harrington, James P, Shibh, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba, United States Defense and Military Forces, Military Tribunals, September 11 (2001, W Shane


Pentagon official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.
Tags: News, Defense, Stories, Pentagon, Trump, John Rood


Top Pentagon official who had role in Ukraine aid deal resigns after Trump requested he step down

John Rood, a top Pentagon official who had a role in the Ukraine aid deal at the heart of Trump's impeachment, resigned Wednesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ukraine, Pentagon, Usa Today, Trump, John Rood


Top Pentagon policy official who warned against withholding Ukraine aid resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official who warned against withholding military aid to Ukraine last year resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by CNN.
Tags: Ukraine, Cnn, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump


Where Things Stand: Barr’s Saving Face

Three prominent news outlets reported this morning, citing unnamed administration officials, that the attorney general is mulling resigning over President Trump’s tweets about the Roger Stone case. The Justice Department outright denied these claims, but it’s not the first time Barr has been publicly distanced from the President — whether by his own volition or not — since his department suddenly reversed its sentencing recommendation for Stone just hours after Trump tweeted criticism of the ...
Tags: News, California, Russia, Bloomberg, Cnn, House, Ted Cruz, Pentagon, Nevada, Donald Trump, Abc News, Doj, Michael Bloomberg, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed


Trump confirms top Pentagon official who approved Ukraine aid is out

Donald Trump sent a senior Pentagon official charged with overseeing the military's vast policy apparatus on his way Wednesday, the latest senior official to be ousted from or leave the administration - and possibly setting up an election-year showdown on a slew of issues with Senate Democrats.John Rood's departure comes after White House and other administration officials had expressed displeasure with him for some time, according to several media outlets. But it also removes from the a...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Ukraine, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, John Rood


Top Pentagon official John Rood resigns, had role in Ukraine aid deal at heart of Trump's impeachment

John Rood, a top Pentagon official who had a role in the Ukraine aid deal at the heart of Trump's impeachment, resigned Wednesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ukraine, Pentagon, Usa Today, Trump, John Rood


DoD policy chief John Rood forced out

The Pentagon’s top policy official has been pushed out of the department.
Tags: News, Pentagon, John Rood


Top Pentagon Official Who Issued Warnings About Ukraine Aid Freeze To Resign

A top Defense Department official who internally raised concerns about freezing military aid to Ukraine is stepping down, CNN and Bloomberg News reported Wednesday. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon John Rood authored emails pushing for the aid to be released, according to CNN. President Trump’s July order to halt the aid was the focus of the recent impeachment proceedings, which ended this month in a Senate acquittal vote. Rood is one of several administration officials c...
Tags: News, Senate, Defense, Ukraine, Cnn, Pentagon, National Security Council, Defense Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Bloomberg News, Rood, Impeachment, John Rood


Top Pentagon policy official who expressed concern about Ukraine aid freeze will reportedly step down

The Pentagon's top policy official is reportedly on his way out.Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon John Rood will reportedly step down from his post — which Bloomberg notes is one of the most important in the Defense Department — two sources familiar with the matter said. Rood apparently lost support among senior national security leadership, and White House officials reportedly considered him an impediment to the Trump administration's defense policies. He has served ...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Defense, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Cnn, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Rood, John Rood, Mark Esper, Volodymyr Zelensky


Trump confirms top Pentagon policy official to depart administration

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.
Tags: News, Defense, Stories, Pentagon, Trump, John Rood


Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official John Rood resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by CNN.
Tags: Cnn, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, John Rood


Top Pentagon policy official expected to depart administration

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.
Tags: Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, John Rood


Sanders in lead as Bloomberg support rising ahead of Nevada debate, poll shows – live

Vermont senator now commands 32% support, according to poll‘Gloves will be off’: Nevada debate could be pivotal for DemocratsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 1.11pm GMT Donald Trump doesn’t get to take part in the set-piece election TV debates yet, but he certainly can’t seem to keep away from them. Approaching Saturday’s Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Trump campaign have chosen the day of the Democrats debate to publish a full-page ad attacking the ...
Tags: Republicans, Defense, Bloomberg, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Amy Klobuchar, Pentagon, Las Vegas, Nevada, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders


Top Pentagon official for policy expected to depart administration

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.
Tags: Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, John Rood


Department of Homeland Security Waives Contracting Laws to Speed Border Wall Construction

(SAN DIEGO) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement regulations will allow 177 miles (283 kilometers) of wall to be built more quickly in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The 10 waived laws include requirements for having open competition, justifying selections and receiving all bonding from a contractor before any work...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, Iraq, Immigration, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, House, Arizona, San Diego


Julian Assange: Australian MPs call on UK to block US extradition

Politicians from WikiLeaks founder’s home country have flown to UK to visit him in jailBoris Johnson should block attempts to extradite Julian Assange to the US, say two Australian MPs who have flown to the UK to visit the Wikileaks founder.Andrew Wilkie, an independent federal MP, said the extradition of Assange, who has been charged by the US with conspiring to hack into a secret Pentagon computer network, would set a dangerous precedent. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Media, Law, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Hacking, UK criminal justice, Australian politics, Press freedom, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Johnson


As Trump Gives Up on ‘Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In

JERUSALEM–Two decades of expanding operations against what United States Special Operations Command called a “global insurgency of state and non-state actors” has led to fatigue at home and questions abroad about U.S. strategy. Trump, Afghanistan, and ‘The Tweet of Damocles’The latest Trump administration deal with the Taliban, challenges to the U.S. role in Syria and Iraq, and a potential reduction of forces in Africa point to a global trend in how the U.S. will deal with counter-insurgency in ...
Tags: Asia, Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Russia, India, Africa, US, Jerusalem, America


Investigation

There’s something about the Vindman story which, going unsaid, tells us a lot about our current moment, the moment Donald Trump has created. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy appeared to confirm yesterday that LTC Alexander Vindman won’t face an investigation back at the Pentagon. But for what? We know what he did, which was testify – apparently truthfully – in response to a congressional subpoena. What is there to investigate? Not only do the President’s calls for an investigation not answer this qu...
Tags: News, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Josh Marshall, LTC, Ryan McCarthy, Editors' Blog, Alexander Vindman


The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon

To keep a promise as he runs for re-election, Trump uses more military funds to pay for the border wall.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Homeland Security Department, Donald J, Drug Abuse and Traffic, Federal Budget (US, Border Barriers



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