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Report: Probe Finds Low-flying DC National Guard Choppers Broke Army Regs

The National Guard helicopters that few low over Black Lives Matter protestors in June in Washington, D.C. were being ordered by an officer as he drove on his way home, and lacked authorization to be there, according to a new report. News outlet Defense One got exclusive details about the D.C. National Guard’s investigation into the matter, revealing a battle between the National Guard and the Pentagon’s inspector general over who will be held accountable for the incident, which sparked a mas...
Tags: News, Washington, National Mall, Secret Service, Pentagon, Black Lives Matter, Helicopter, Ryan, National Guard, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, D C National Guard, DC National Guard, DC National Guard Choppers Broke Army, Jeffrey Wingblade, Robert Ryan Wingblade


US Forces conduct operation in Nigeria to rescue American

US forces conducted a rescue operation of an American citizen held in northern Nigeria earlier Saturday, the Pentagon said.
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US special operations forces rescue American citizen held hostage in Nigeria

US special operations forces on Saturday rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in northern Nigeria, the Pentagon said.
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US forces rescue American citizen held hostage in Nigeria

US forces on Saturday rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in northern Nigeria, the Pentagon said.
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US Forces conduct operation in Africa to rescue American citizen held in Nigeria

US forces conducted a rescue operation of an American citizen held in northern Nigeria earlier Saturday, the Pentagon said.
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Top U.S. officials were briefed on an active threat against Pentagon leaders, say five officials

Some officials said the briefings suggested the threat may be potential retaliation for the U.S. military's killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
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Off The Deep End: Oathkeepers Honcho Warns Of ‘Benghazi-Style’ Communist Attack On WH

The leader of an armed group that advertises thousands of ex-cops and veterans as members jumped the shark on Tuesday, imagining a civil war over the 2020 election results and playing out how an army of fringe gun enthusiasts would respond. Stewart Rhodes, founder of the armed right-wing group Oathkeepers, also said during an appearance on Alex Jones’ Infowars show Tuesday that the left was seeking to steal the election through violence against Trump supporters. He and Jones theorized that a ...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Joe Biden, Secret Service, Pentagon, Benghazi, Jones, Louisville, Rhodes, Trump, Alex Jones, Media Matters, Norm Eisen


The US has little show for 2 decades of war in Afghanistan — not even a mention at the presidential debates

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images The two presidential debates ahead of this year's election took place without a single discussion of any of the US's ongoing wars. That these debates — between men who may soon wield considerable authority over US military interventions — were allowed to conclude without scrutiny of active US wars is outrageous...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Afghanistan, United States


The US has little to show for 2 decades of war in Afghanistan — not even a mention at the presidential debates

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images The two presidential debates ahead of this year's election took place without a single discussion of any of the US's ongoing wars. That these debates — between men who may soon wield considerable authority over US military interventions — were allowed to conclude without scrutiny of active US wars is outrageous...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Afghanistan, United States


A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would not be easy, and the 400 anti-ship missiles the US plans to sell to Taiwan would make it even harder

Harpoon anti-ship missile in flight US Navy photo by Lt. Bryce Hadley Days after a proposed $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan, the US State Department notified Congress of a possible $2.4 billion sale of hundreds of Harpoon anti-ship missiles and launchers to the island, which faces rising pressure from mainland China. With one of the world's largest militaries, China could destroy Taiwan if it really wanted, but taking the well-defended island is a lot more complicated. Harpoon anti-ship m...
Tags: Hong Kong, Congress, China, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Taipei, Boeing, US Navy, Invasion, Us Department Of Defense, Trump


Cisco penta-gone from Pentagon as Aruba rolls in a new net

3,000 WiFi access points and 150,000 wired ethernet ports The Pentagon, the colossal office that serves as the headquarters of the United States’ Department of Defence, plans to install 3,000 new WiFi access points and 150,00-plus wired ethernet switches after turfing out old Cisco kit.…
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Key player in war on climate change? The Pentagon

Michèle A. Flournoy writes that whoever is elected president, we have a moral obligation to address climate change. Moreover, the military has a critical role to play in finding a solution, as well as a vested in doing so.
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Opinion: Key player in war on climate change? The Pentagon

In the final presidential debate Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden called climate change an "existential threat to humanity" that we have a moral obligation to address. Whoever leads the country for the next four years in January has an opportunity to substantially reduce carbon emissions while creating millions of new green tech jobs that could help revive and strengthen the American economy after the Covid-19 crisis.
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The Marines Corps is rolling out a 'subversive' new strategy to take on China

US Marines conduct a simulated amphibious assault during exercise Talisman Sabre 19 in Bowen, Australia, July 22, 2019. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert In August 2019, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger published his Commandant's Planning Guidance, detailing a dramatic shift in the Marine Corps' force structure. It positions the Marines to take on China, but it also makes a subversive proposal to take on a sophisticated rival with cheaper capabilities than what the othe...
Tags: Asia, Australia, Navy, China, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Marine, United States, Philippines, Hawaii, Middle East, Korea, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon


Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid

The New York Times reports: Cybersecurity officials watched with growing alarm in September as Russian state hackers started prowling around dozens of American state and local government computer systems just two months before the election. The act itself did not worry them so much — officials anticipated that the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election would be back — but the actor did. The group, known to researchers as "Dragonfly" or "Energetic Bear" for its hackings of the energy sector...
Tags: Russia, Tech, United States, New York Times, Pentagon, Department Of Homeland Security, Federal Security Service, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Adam Meyers, Christopher C Krebs


US Navy F/A-18s would 'destroy' China's J-15 carrier fighters in air-to-air combat today, but the future could be a different story

F/A-18E Super Hornets US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe China's carrier-based J-15 fighter jets have some advantages over the US Navy's F/A-18s in air-to-air combat, but the limitations of China's existing carriers negate them. "If you're talking about the J-15 going up against the F/A-18 at sea, then the F/A-18 is going to destroy the J-15," a defense expert told Insider. But the new carrier that China is building could give the J-15 the opportunity to l...
Tags: Hong Kong, Technology, Navy, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Ukraine, Aircraft Carrier, Ford, Pentagon, Air Force, US Navy, PLA


Pentagon condemns Turkish missile system test, warns of 'serious consequences'

The Pentagon on Friday strongly condemned the test of a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system by NATO ally Turkey and warned of "serious consequences."
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The Pentagon wants to spend $100 billion on a new nuclear arsenal

From ABC News: The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years, officials said Monday.The estimate is up about $10 billion from four years ago. — Read the rest
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America’s Nuclear Sponge

The is a colorfully named Cold War-era concept whereby stationing a massive collection of ICBMs in sparsely populated areas of the United States would serve to “soak up” a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union, drawing fire away from populated targets like NYC, Chicago, and Seattle. Before the development of nuclear-armed submarines that can hide their locations at sea, ICBMs were the crux of American nuclear strategy. Today, however, their only purpose is to draw fire away from other targets ...
Tags: New York, Russia, Defense, America, San Francisco, United States, Pentagon, Air Force, Seattle, National Park Service, Jason Kottke, Soviet Union, Upper Midwest, NYC Chicago, Congress Here, Jim Mattis


Strange gesture suggested — "If Biden were willing to grasp the nettle..."

I'm just glancing at the New Yorker... erstwhile home of Jeffrey Toobin, who made a strange gesture the other day — grasping and getting stung. I think I would have laughed at that headline in any case — "Joe Biden and the Possibility of a Remarkable Presidency/If Biden were willing to grasp the nettle, the sting would be real, but history would judge him well for trying."    What is this stinging nettle?  If Biden’s not guarding his approval ratings for a second run, he could... push to e...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Metaphor, Pentagon, Biden, Shakespeare, New Yorker, Gestures, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Jeffrey Toobin, Ann Althouse


SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk's plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn't without big snags.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called Starlink user terminals, which are designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of orbiting satellites, "UFOs on a stick." Ashish Sharma/SpaceX SpaceX has rocketed 835 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service. Elon Musk, the company's founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter. Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Star...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, Cloud Computing, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Spain, Earth, Analysis, Canada


Fake CIA Spy Almost Scammed His Way Into Immunity

The scam was bigger than anyone knew.A sentencing memo filed in federal court by the Department of Justice reveals for the first time the full extent of fake spy Garrison Courtney’s stunning ruse: In addition to the $4.4 million he personally extracted from his victims over the course of more than four years, he was in line for nearly $4 billion in Army, Navy, and Air Force contracts had the FBI not caught him.Even more astonishing, before his double-fake cover was blown, Courtney came “dangerou...
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Google AI Tech Will Be Used For Virtual Border Wall, CBP Contract Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: After years of backlash over controversial government work, Google technology will be used to aid the Trump administration's efforts to fortify the U.S.-Mexico border, according to documents related to a federal contract. In August, Customs and Border Protection accepted a proposal to use Google Cloud technology to facilitate the use of artificial intelligence deployed by the CBP Innovation Team, known as INVNT. Among other projects, INVNT ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mexico, Virginia, Tech, Dhs, Pentagon, CBP, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Palmer Luckey, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Google Cloud, Anduril Industries, Jack Poulson


Google is reportedly supplying AI technology to the Trump administration's virtual border wall

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, speaks on artificial intelligence during a Bruegel think tank conference in Brussels, Belgium January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman Google is reportedly supplying its artificial intelligence technology to help build a "virtual" border wall for the Trump administration, per a report from The Intercept. Military contracting startup Anduril had been awarded a contract with US Customs and Border Protection in July to build the wall that would monitor ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, US, Trends, Surveillance, Pentagon, CBP, Ai, Sundar Pichai, Us Department Of Defense, Palmer Luckey, Southern California, Trump


The US Navy is going to arm all of its destroyers with hypersonic missiles, a top Trump official says

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) launched a Standard Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise (MSLEX). Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham President Donald Trump's national security advisor said Wednesday that the US Navy is going to eventually put hypersonic missiles on all of its destroyers, Defense News reported. While newer destroyers have larger launch cells that could potentially support a large diameter missile ...
Tags: Technology, Navy, White House, China, Virginia, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, SM, Army, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, US Navy, Trump


Trump Is Reportedly Pressuring the Pentagon to Give Away 5G Spectrum to a Shady Company for Free

According to a CNN report, President Trump is allegedly pressuring the Department of Defense to give Rivada Networks, a company with several well-known Republican investors, what is basically a no-bid contract for extremely valuable mid-band 5G spectrum. Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Pentagon, 5g, Trump, Trump Administration, Rivada Networks, Well This Cant Be Good


Navy SEALs are 'rusty' from scandals and post-9/11 wars as US prepares for more powerful foes, insiders warn

A Navy SEAL climbs a ladder on the side of a gas and oil platform during training, July 26, 2011. US Navy/PO3 Adam Henderson The US military is shifting its attention toward a potential fight with a powerful foe, like Russia or China, after two decades of fighting in the Middle East. Navy special operators are expected to have an important role in such a conflict, but two decades of land-based counterinsurgency and a series of scandals in their ranks have prompted worries about whether the...
Tags: Navy, Navy Seals, China, Iraq, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Middle East, Army, Marine Corps, Mali, Pentagon, GPC, Pacific


Justice Department officials say their antitrust lawsuit against Google is not politically motivated — but Trump's shadow will continue to loom over the case, especially if he's reelected

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Department of Justice's historic antitrust lawsuit against Google, filed Tuesday, comes as President Donald Trump is urging his administration to accelerate a push to regulate big tech companies more heavily. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that Google should be more heavily regulated, and the issues highlighted by the lawsuit have broad bipartisan support. But Democrats and career Justice Department off...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Minnesota, Microsoft, Congress, White House, China, Trends, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Pentagon, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


SpaceX is working with Microsoft to build a satellite network that can detect the launch of nuclear weapons

A test launch of a North Korean ballistic missile. KCNA (North Korea) SpaceX has asked Microsoft's Azure cloud computing business to help the rocket company fulfill a $149 million Pentagon project. For the contract, SpaceX will build four experimental satellites that detect missile launches as part of the Department of Defense's Space Tracking Layer network. The contract follows the partial rollout of SpaceX's ever-growing "megaconstellation" of Starlink internet satellites. "Microsoft wil...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, North Korea, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Satellites, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, US Air Force, Falcon, Reuters


Microsoft will work with SpaceX to build a satellite network that can detect the launch of nuclear weapons

A test launch of a North Korean ballistic missile. KCNA (North Korea) SpaceX has asked Microsoft's Azure cloud computing business to help the rocket company fulfill a $149 million Pentagon project. For the contract, SpaceX will build four experimental satellites that detect missile launches as part of the Department of Defense's Space Tracking Layer network. The contract follows the partial rollout of SpaceX's ever-growing "megaconstellation" of Starlink internet satellites. "Microsoft wil...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, North Korea, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Satellites, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, US Air Force, Falcon, Reuters