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The Pentagon Is Making the Number of U.S. Nukes a Secret Again

The size of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal is once again a state secret. Why?
Tags: Science, Pentagon


Road to Endgame: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a Gargantuan Unravelling of Marvel’s Strengths and Flaws

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In Part One of our two-part look at  Avengers: Infinity War : how Thanos and the Infinity Stones rewrite our favourite heroes.) Avengers: Infinity War stormed through the 2018 blockbuster landscape, one-upping the industry-wide shift in tone, scale and narrative priorities Marvel had ushered in over a decade. The film combined eight existing franchises to del...
Tags: Movies, America, Features, Pentagon, Thor, Road, Thanos, Avengers, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity War, Paul Bettany, Captain America, Marvel Cinematic Universe, U S Department of Defense, Wakanda


North Korea Wants Pompeo Out Of Nuclear Talks, Accuses Him Of ‘Talking Nonsense’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle negotiations, allows North Korea to show its people it is pushing ahead with weapons development while also reassuring domestic military officia...
Tags: South Korea, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, Singapore, World news, Ap, United States, Kim Jong Un, Pentagon


North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon as it tells US to replace Mike Pompeo in nuclear talks

North Korea announced on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, in its first public weapons test since February’s failed summit with the US in Hanoi.  Shortly after the test, North Korea demanded that Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, be removed from nuclear disarmament talks in another sign of deteriorating diplomatic relations with Washington since the failure of their second summit in Hanoi in February.  Pyongyang wanted a replacement for Mr Pompeo who wou...
Tags: South Korea, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, US, Ap, United States, Asia Pacific, Korea, Pentagon, Kim, Kremlin, Donald Trump


Trump Administration Announces Measures Aimed At Ending Maduro's Rule In Venezuela

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton spoke in Miami Wednesday about "security threats" posed by Cuba and Venezuela. The remarks came as the Pentagon plans to increase pressure on Venezuela.
Tags: News, White House, Miami, Venezuela, Pentagon, Cuba, John Bolton, Maduro, Trump Administration


See For Yourself: Read Transcript Of Omar Speech That Made The Right Hysterical

The latest right-wing groundswell against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has festered online thanks to a a brief clip of a more than 20-minute speech the congresswoman gave at the Council on American–Islamic Relations annual banquet in March. Her remarks largely centered on the persecution Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have faced as a result of anti-Islam fear-mongering. Conservative media and politicians alike responded in stride, further immortalizing the primary point of Omar’s speech. ...
Tags: New York Post, News, Fox, Manhattan, Pentagon, World Trade Center, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, 9/11, Trump, Breitbart, Omar, CAIR, Washington Times, Brian Kilmeade, Christian Broadcasting Network


Microsoft just took an important step to take on Amazon for a crucial $10 billion cloud contract (MSFT, AMZN)

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Azure Government Secret, its government cloud for storing classified information, has met the requirements for IL-6 — the highest security certification from the Department of Defense. Should Azure Government Secret win the accreditation, it could help Microsoft in its bid for the winner-take-all $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with the Pentagon.  To date, Amazon is the only company that has achieved the IL-6 accreditat...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Department Of Defense, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, Amazon Web Services, Dni, Kim Jong, Jedi, Amazon Read, National Intelligence DNI, MSFT AMZN, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure JEDI


Barbara Starr: Amid disaster, the human spirit shines through

In the aftermath of the tragic Notre Dame fire, the passion of the human spirit captured the world's attention just as it did after the Pentagon was hit on September 11, 2001, writes Barbara Starr.
Tags: Cnn, Pentagon, Notre Dame, Barbara Starr


It’s Been Over 300 Days Since a Pentagon Press Briefing. That Should Concern All Americans — Including the Military

Retired Admiral James Stavridis argues that this is a critical failure—of not just communication, but strategy
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Ideas, Pentagon, James Stavridis, Onetime


Chinese Ambassador: Mike Pompeo Has ‘Lost His Mind’ In Clash Over Venezuela

Leaders battle over future of South American nation as Pentagon "explores options," CNN reports.
Tags: News, Cnn, Venezuela, Pentagon, Mike Pompeo


Chinese Ambassador Says Mike Pompeo ‘Lost His Mind’ In Clash Over Venezuela

Leaders battle over future of South American nation as Pentagon "explores options," CNN reports.
Tags: News, Cnn, Venezuela, Pentagon, Mike Pompeo


Pentagon developing military options to deter Russian, Chinese influence in Venezuela

The Pentagon is developing new military options for Venezuela aimed at deterring Russian, Cuban and Chinese influence inside the regime of President Nicolas Maduro, but stopping short of any kinetic military actions, according to a defense official familiar with the effort.
Tags: Cnn, Venezuela, Pentagon, Nicolás Maduro


Pentagon expected to tap DHS official as next spokesman

The Pentagon has asked Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesman at the Department of Homeland Security, to be the next spokesman at the Defense Department, several officials tell CNN.
Tags: Dhs, Cnn, Pentagon, Department Of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Jonathan Hoffman


Pentagon Marks First Day of New Transgender Policy

Some 1,400 service members have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
Tags: Defense, Pentagon


Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

It’s the land of the Queen, and Queensland is investing big in the bioeconomy. Named in honor of Queen Victoria who allowed separation of the colony from New South Wales back in 1859, it’s now the 2nd largest and 3rd most populous state in Australia. With over 5 million people, it’s often called the “Sunshine State” with its warm tropical climate, a sister of sorts to the U.S.’s Sunshine state of Florida. Today we look at Queensland, Australia – the innovators, the leaders, the investors. In th...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Australia, Navy, Germany, US, Eu, Asia Pacific, Top Stories, Queensland, New South Wales, Pentagon, Victoria, University Of Queensland, Delhi, Abc News


Pete Buttigieg formally enters 2020 race to take on Donald Trump pledging 'courage to reimagine our future'

Pete Buttigieg has officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States, promising to bring the “courage to reimagine our future” from his job as mayor of South Bend into the White House.From a partially rebuilt autos factory in the Indiana town he has served as mayor for two terms, the 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar said its resurgence from one of America’s top 10 “dying cities” into an attractive location for technology firms illustrates his qualification to take on Donald Trump i...
Tags: News, Navy, White House, America, Joe Biden, Indiana, United States, New Hampshire, Iowa, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ben Folds, Democratic, Mike Pence, World Trade Centre


Pentagon transgender ban goes into effect

The Pentagon's controversial policy banning transgender recruits from joining the military went into effect on Friday.
Tags: Cnn, Pentagon


With no alternatives, lawmakers prepare to settle for Shanahan at Pentagon

Acting Defense secretary Patrick Shanahan remains the President's top pick for permanent head of the Pentagon. But with questions about whether he will make the cut, the administration is left with a daunting question: Does anyone want the job?
Tags: Cnn, Pentagon, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense


Hillary Clinton: 'Julian Assange must answer for what he has done' – video

Hillary Clinton told an event in New York that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's dramatic arrest on Wednesday was not about 'punishing journalism', but holding him to account for the hacking charges against him. The Australian is charged by the US with conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer network with whistleblower Chelsea Manning. WikiLeaks released a cache of hacked Democratic party emails that embarrassed Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential electionHillary Clinton: Assange...
Tags: New York, US, World news, US news, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Clinton, Assange, Chelsea Manning WikiLeaks


More US troops likely to be sent to the southern border, acting defense secretary says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: Defense, US, Cnn, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


More US troops likely to be sent to southern border, acting defense secretary says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


More troops likely headed to border, acting defense chief says

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Friday that the Pentagon has yet to receive a formal request for additional support from the US military on the southern border but expects that his department will be providing additional support.
Tags: News, Defense, US, Stories, Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan


What We Learned From WikiLeaks In 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was allegedly charged with conspiring to hack a Pentagon computer connected to Chelsea Manning's document release in 2010.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning


Hillary Clinton: Assange must 'answer for what he has done' in wake of arrest

Clinton says at New York event: ‘I think it is clear from the indictment that came out it’s not about punishing journalism’Hillary Clinton said the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website published hacked emails from her 2016 presidential campaign, must “answer for what he has done” in the wake of his dramatic arrest on Thursday.Her comments came hours after Assange was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and taken into custody by London’s Metropolitan police and charg...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, London, News, Sweden, White House, US, Dnc, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador


Assange Should Get What He Deserves

Julian Assange claims that he is a journalist. My foot. He may or may not have been a paid Russian agent, but for all intents and purposes he was. His aim was to do as much damage to the United States as he possibly could. With the help of a traitor named Chelsea Manning he undermined American diplomacy and probably endangered American lives. He followed up that triumph of treachery by attempting to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, most likely working in cahoots with the Kremlin. Whil...
Tags: News, White House, America, United States, Al Qaeda, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Kremlin, Chelsea Manning, Bernstein, Assange, Trump Tower, Vietnam Woodward


Disrupting the Pentagon: Can the Air Force Learn To Think Like a Startup?

At open offices across the country, the USAF is embracing its newfound love of disruption and innovation.
Tags: Science, Pentagon, Usaf


Is It Journalism? WikiLeaks’ Status In Media World Complex

NEW YORK (AP) — After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who seek to uncover secrets. But was it quite that clear? Does WikiLeaks do journalism, or is it something else? The answer wasn’t evident when the organization burst into public consciousness at the top of this decade with the release of government documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It seems e...
Tags: New York, London, News, Iraq, Russia, Ap, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Glenn Greenwald, Columbia University, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Hillary Clinton: Assange Needs To ‘Answer For What He Has Done’

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs to “answer for what he has done,” Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state weighed in on Assange while at a speaking event with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Assange was arrested earlier Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and the U.S. has charged him with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a c...
Tags: New York, London, News, Ap, Hillary Clinton, United States, Army, Pentagon, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Chelsea Manning, Clinton, Trump, Assange, Ecuadorian Embassy


Pentagon transgender policy, New Zealand gun ban, Samsung's Galaxy Fold: 5 things to know Friday

The Pentagon's transgender policy and New Zealand's gun ban take effect, reservations begin for Samsung's Galaxy Fold phone and more things to start your Friday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Samsung, New Zealand, Pentagon, Usa Today


Americans Are Divided Over Whether Transgender People Should Be In The Military

The Pentagon is set to enforce a policy Friday banning transgender people from serving in the military. David Greene talks to Delton Daigle of the Schar School of Policy and Government about his poll.
Tags: News, Pentagon, David Greene, Schar School of Policy and Government, Delton Daigle