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Partisan divide on display in Jan. 6 riot hearings

By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol as patriots harassed by law enforcement and downplaying repeatedly the violence of the day. Democrats, meanwhile, clashed with Donald Trump’s former Pentagon chief about the unprepared response to a riot that began when hundreds of Trump loyalists bent on o...
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Trump defense secretary to testify on Pentagon's delayed response to January 6 riot to Congress, prepared remarks say military has 'an extremely poor record in supporting domestic law enforcement': reports

citing U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller removes his face mask during a meeting with Lithuania?s Defense Minister Raimundas Karobli at the Pentagon in nearby Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters Ex-Pentagon chief Christopher Miller will defend the department's response to the Capitol riot before the House oversight committee, reports say. The National Guard arrived at the Capitol more than four hours after pro-Trump supporters breached the building ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Defense, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Ap, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Miller, Trump, Reuters, Capitol


Ex-DoD Chief To Testify That Fears Over Appearance Of Coup Delayed Jan. 6 Response

Former acting secretary of defense Chris Miller will tell Congress on Wednesday that fears of a coup, or the appearance of one, contributed to his reluctance to deploy troops to the Capitol on Jan. 6. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Congress, Chris Miller, Defense Department, Josh Kovensky, Capitol insurrection, Jan. 6


Russian weapons are creating a headache for the US as it looks for partners to counter China

Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin The US has sought to improve its relationship with countries in Asia to counter China's rising influence. India has been a major target of that effort, but New Delhi's purchase of major Russian weapons may complicate the US's engagement. See more stories on Insider's business page. US efforts to build closer ties with India face a test...
Tags: Asia, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, India, Defense, Narendra Modi, US, International, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Austin, Moscow


VA prosecutor says Black motorist should never have been pulled over, asks for probe

A Black employee of the Defense Department should not have been stopped by Virginia state troopers, says a prosecutor who dismissed the four charges against her and wants an investigation into what happened.
Tags: News, Virginia, Va, Stories, Defense Department


The Pentagon may axe its $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing contract with Microsoft because of endless litigation from Amazon, a report says

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images The Pentagon may pull its $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI defense contract with Microsoft, the WSJ reported. The contract has been swamped with litigation from Amazon since Microsoft was awarded it in 2019. The contract was to store and manage sensitive military and defense data. See more stories on Insider's business page. Officials at the Pentagon are reportedly considering ending the Joint En...
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VA prosecutor says Black motorist should never have been pulled over, asks for investigation

A Black employee of the Defense Department should not have been stopped by Virginia state troopers, says a prosecutor who dismissed the four charges against her and wants an investigation into what happened.
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Virginia prosecutor says Black motorist should never have been pulled over, asks for investigation

A Black employee of the Defense Department should not have been stopped by Virginia state troopers, says a prosecutor who dismissed the four charges against her and wants an investigation into what happened.
Tags: Virginia, Cnn, Defense Department


Tentative bipartisan agreement reached on some key issues in policing overhaul

A bipartisan group of lawmakers working on legislative efforts to overhaul policing appear to be nearing an agreement to set federal standards for no-knock warrants, ban chokeholds except in life-threatening situations and place limits on equipment the Defense Department can send to state and local police departments, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Tags: Cnn, Defense Department


The Pentagon is partially reversing a Trump move that raised status of the head of US special operations

Naval Special Warfare Command personnel conduct special patrol insertion/extraction training from a CH-47 Chinook at Pearl Harbor, July 25, 2019. US Army/1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy The Pentagon is partially undoing a Trump administration move to elevate the civilian head of special operations. The assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict is moving back under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, Pentagon, Defense Department, Pearl Harbor, Miller, Trump, Special Operations, SOCOM, Christopher Miller, US Special Operations Command, Lloyd Austin, Mark Esper


The Pentagon's watchdog is going to investigate the military's response to UFOs

A still from the Navy footage of unidentified aerial phenomena. Department of Defense The Defense Department's inspector general is launching its own investigation into UFOs. The inspector general's evaluation is the latest inquiry into UFOs now underway in the Pentagon. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Defense Department's inspector general is launching its own investigation into what the military calls "unidentified aerial phenomena" - better known as UFOs...
Tags: Navy, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Pentagon, Defense Department, Ufo, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General, Department of Defense The Defense Department, Stephen Losey, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor, Military.com


The nation's top general is considering ending commanders' roles in reviewing military sex assault cases

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Gen. Mark Milley says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders. He said sexual assault in the military continues to happen despite efforts to stop it. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Defense, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Speed, Military, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Defense Department, Robert Burns


The Coast Guard is taking a frontline role against US foes on the other side of the world

US Coast Guard cutter Hamilton in the Bosphorus on its way to the Black Sea, April 27, 2021. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik In April, Coast Guard ships had close encounters in the Persian Gulf and sailed into the Black Sea. The missions reflect the Coast Guard's role overseas, set to grow amid competition with China. But that will add to the service's responsibilities as it balances current missions and future needs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Encounters far from home in ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Navy, China, Russia, Africa, Defense, US, International, Trends, Iran, Ukraine, Atlantic, Department Of Homeland Security, Bahrain, Black Sea


Defense Department cancels all border wall contracts using funds intended for military missions

The Defense Department is canceling all contracts for wall construction on the US-Mexico border that used funds originally intended for military missions and functions, the department announced Friday, a significant action after the Trump administration dipped into Pentagon funds to build additional border barriers.
Tags: US, Cnn, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump


Morning Docket: 04.30.21

* A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Amazon challenging the award of a lucrative Defense Department contract to Microsoft. Guess Jeff Bezos doesn't have enough money already... [Verge] * The FBI has purportedly seized a phone from a lawyer who has ties to Rudy Giuliani. [Salon] * A lawyer connected to "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has resigned from the New York Bar. [Bloomberg Law] * The family of a protester shot and killed by police during the Capitol riot earlier thi...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Law, Nbc News, Fbi, Jeff Bezos, Defense Department, Rudy Giuliani, Martin Shkreli, Capitol, Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli, Morning Docket, New York Bar, Bloomberg Law


Court snubs Microsoft, US govt's request to throw out Amazon's complaint against JEDI cloud contract decision

Yes, AWS is still fighting for this $10bn deal Updated The US Court for Federal Claims on Wednesday denied motions by the Department of Justice and Microsoft to dismiss an Amazon Web Services lawsuit challenging the Defense Department's decision to award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract to the Windows giant.…
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Software, Department Of Justice, Defense Department, Amazon Web Services, Jedi, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure JEDI, US Court for Federal Claims


Pentagon explains odd transfer of 175 million IP addresses to obscure company (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Andriy Onufriyenko) The US Department of Defense puzzled Internet experts by apparently transferring control of tens of millions of dormant IP addresses to an obscure Florida company just before President Donald Trump left the White House, but the Pentagon has finally offered a partial explanation for why it happened. The Defense Department says it still owns the addresses but that it is using a third-party company in a "pilot" project to conduct security resear...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Joe Biden, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Us Department Of Defense, Trump, Jon Brodkin, Andriy Onufriyenko, Global Resource Systems LLC


The US Army wants to regain 'dominance' in the Arctic, and it's looking all over the world for help

A US soldier on the ramp of a Chinook helicopter over Denali National Park and Reserve in Alaska, April 22, 2021. US Army Alaska/Benjamin Wilson The Arctic strategy released by the Army in March reflects the US military's increasing focus on the region. While the Army has long operated in Alaska, it's looking abroad to learn more about handling harsh conditions and tough terrain. See more stories on Insider's business page. In March, the Army became the latest military branch t...
Tags: Sweden, Washington, China, Russia, India, US, International, Trends, Canada, Nato, Alaska, Middle East, Arctic, Army, Finland, Siberia


Pentagon Explains Odd Transfer of 175 Million IP Addresses To Obscure Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The US Department of Defense puzzled Internet experts by apparently transferring control of tens of millions of dormant IP addresses to an obscure Florida company just before President Donald Trump left the White House, but the Pentagon has finally offered a partial explanation for why it happened. The Defense Department says it still owns the addresses but that it is using a third-party company in a "pilot" project to conduct security resea...
Tags: Post, Florida, Washington Post, White House, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Ars Technica, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Us Department Of Defense, Trump, Goldstein, Defense Digital Service, Brett Goldstein


Millions of the Pentagon's Dormant IP Addresses Have Mysteriously Sprung to Life (slashdot)

"Just before the end of the Trump administration, an obscure Florida company began announcing routes to IP addresses owned by the Pentagon," writes long-time Slashdot reader whoever57. The Washington Post calls it "a huge unused swath of the Internet that, for several decades, had been owned by the U.S. military." What happened next was stranger still. The company, Global Resource Systems LLC, kept adding to its zone of control. Soon it had claimed 56 million IP addresses owned by the Pentagon....
Tags: Florida, News, Washington Post, Pentagon, Defense Department, The Washington Post, Trump, Slashdot, Goldstein, Doug Madory, Kentik, Defense Digital Service, EditorDavid, Brett Goldstein, Global Resource Systems LLC, Global Resource Systems


Minutes before Trump departed office, a mysterious Florida company reportedly took over a slice of the Pentagon's internet space

The Pentagon. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images A Florida firm took over a slice of the internet owned by the Pentagon, during Biden's inauguration. It now controls as much as 6% of the total internet, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. That amounted to more than either AT&T or Comast, The Associated Press reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mysterious Florida company is said to have taken control of a substantial portion of the internet owned by...
Tags: Post, Florida, Internet, Washington Post, Washington, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Web, Ap, United States, Comcast, Pentagon, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump


Defense Department to provide support to India for Covid response

The Defense Department will provide support to India for its Covid response, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Sunday.
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Pentagon to provide support to India for Covid response

The Defense Department will provide support to India for its Covid response, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Sunday.
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Police kill citizens because they are trained for war, not to protect their communities

Police in riot gear form up as protesters demonstrate during nationwide unrest following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Long Beach, California, on May 31, 2020. Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters Police killings have increased in the last month to an average of 3 people per day. Police are trained as 'warriors' in military-style training that emphasizes shooting without hesitation. Officers are not equipped to "serve and protect." They are equipped to protect t...
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Millions of the Pentagon's Dormant IP Addresses Have Mysteriously Sprung to Life

"Just before the end of the Trump administration, an obscure Florida company began announcing routes to IP addresses owned by the Pentagon," writes long-time Slashdot reader whoever57. The Washington Post calls it "a huge unused swath of the Internet that, for several decades, had been owned by the U.S. military." What happened next was stranger still. The company, Global Resource Systems LLC, kept adding to its zone of control. Soon it had claimed 56 million IP addresses owned by the Pentagon....
Tags: Florida, Washington Post, Tech, Pentagon, Defense Department, The Washington Post, Trump, Slashdot, Goldstein, Doug Madory, Kentik, Defense Digital Service, Brett Goldstein, Global Resource Systems LLC, Global Resource Systems, Russell Goemaere


Military sees Covid-19 vaccine surplus as usage rate dips

As the entire Defense Department becomes eligible for coronavirus vaccines, the military is seeing a surplus of doses in some places, while the rate at which available doses are used steadily declines. Meanwhile, the acceptance rate for the Covid-19 vaccine has "plateaued" at some bases and dropped precipitously in others.
Tags: Cnn, Defense Department


Inovio sinks 26% after US government decides to discontinue funding for next phase of COVID-19 vaccine trial

Lucas Jackson/Reuters Inovio tumbled nearly 30% on Friday after the company said the government will stop funding a late-stage study of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Inovio said the decision stems from the 'rapid deployment of vaccines' and isn't a reflection on its INO-4800 candidate. The biotech firm said it will work with its global partners on the Phase 3 vaccine trial. See more stories on Insider's business page. Inovio Pharmaceuticals shares were chopped down by...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Pfizer, Vaccine, Defense Department, Government Funding, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Carla Mozee, Ino, Inovio, COVID, Inovio stock price, Vaccine trials, MI Exclusive


Hospitals could mandate coronavirus vaccinations for employees, state has lowest COVID-19 rate in nation, DOD expected to deny funding for Hawaii missile defense, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A hospital in Hawaii Hawaii's Hospitals Could Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees. Hilton Raethel, President and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii says he was "disappointed" that more than thirty percent of hospital employees did not want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine according to an internal survey they conducted earlier this year.  KITV4.Hawaii has nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. The state’s rate of new cases over t...
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A Pentagon panel recommended that commanders shouldn't get a say in whether service members are prosecuted for sexual assault

The Pentagon commission on sexual assault in the military has recommended that the chain of command not apply when deciding if sexual assault cases should be prosecuted. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images A Pentagon panel recommends that commanders should not decide if service members are prosecuted for sexual assault. The independent commission said sexual harassment claims should be handled outside the chain of command. These recommendation could drastically change the way the mili...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Sexual Assault, Washington Post, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, Military, Pentagon, Associated Press, New Mexico, Air Force


New technology could identify thousands of unknown US soldiers who died in World War II

Members of an African-American mortar company of the 92nd Division fire mortars at the Germans near Massa, Italy, in 1944. US Army via National Archives The remains of some 6,000 soldiers who died in World War II have still not been identified. About 50 of them are African-American soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division, who fought in Italy in 1944 and 1945. But the Pentagon is considering a more expansive way to use DNA in hopes of identifying remains that are now decades old. See more ...
Tags: Dna, Trends, World, Italy, Pentagon, Philadelphia, Vietnam, US Army, Defense Department, South Carolina, Jim Crow, Arlington National Cemetery, McMahon, Korea Vietnam, Arno River, Tomb of the Unknown