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  • Panetta Says Risk Impeded Deployment to Benghazi (Admin has painted itself into a corner)

    10/28/2012 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 117 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/25/2012 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Thursday that he and top military commanders “felt very strongly” that deploying American forces to defend against the fatal attack last month on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was too risky because they did not have a clear picture of what was happening on the ground.
  • Pentagon: Service members now allowed to wear uniforms in gay pride parades

    07/20/2012 4:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AP/NY Daily News ^ | 7/19/2012
    The Department of Defense is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history. The Pentagon on Thursday issued a military-wide directive saying it was making an exception to its policy that generally bars troops from marching in uniform in parades. The exception is being made for San Diego’s Gay Pride Parade that will take place Saturday.
  • U.S. funds study of flying snakes

    11/23/2010 11:08:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/23/2010
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is funding research to discover how species of Asian snakes are able to glide long distances through the air, researchers say. Researchers at Virginia Tech are studying how snakes of the genus Chrysopelea, found in Southeast Asia, India and southern China, glide without the benefit of any wings or wing-like parts, The Washington Post reported Monday. The snakes undulate from side to side, almost as if slithering through the air, to glide from the tops of 200-foot tall trees to land almost 800 feet away. "Basically ... they become one...
  • DOD to Transfer 22 Bases to Germany

    06/23/2010 7:33:05 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | June 23, 2010 | staff
    The DoD announced today that it will return 22 U.S. Army, Europe, sites in Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany, plus the Giessen General Depot between 2010 and 2015. These site closures consolidate remaining personnel onto other DoD main operating bases and allow excess facilities to be returned to the host nation. U.S. Army Garrison MannheimU.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden
  • Pulitzer outrage

    04/23/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 33 replies · 3,003+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 09 | Bill Gertz
    Retired military analysts are reacting with outrage that the Pulitzer committee awarded one of its prestigious prizes for a story discredited by an independent investigation, special correspondent Rowan Scarborough reports.
  • It's Sinatra Time

    11/11/2006 6:46:23 PM PST · by libertylovinactivist · 41 replies · 1,589+ views
    To the Point News ^ | 11/8/06 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Bobby Gates' nickname at the CIA was The Little Prick. He is a pompous, incompetent, squishy witless fool. He is the total tool of the Jimmy Baker-Brent Scowcroft crowd that so horribly ran foreign affairs for GW's daddy. To put such a man in charge of the Pentagon - the one bastion of pro-Americanism remaining in our foreign policy establishment - is an unmitigated catastrophe.
  • DoD Corrects (the many) Errors of MSM

    10/05/2006 12:21:08 PM PDT · by PurpleMan · 10 replies · 980+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | October 2, 2006
    Correcting The Record Myths V. Facts: Debunking Newsweek's Article on Afghanistan: “The Rise of Jihadistan” (October 2, 2006) INCORRECT NEWSWEEK CLAIM: “The 2003 invasion of Iraq did more than divert essential resources from Afghanistan; it created a test lab for new insurgent weapons and tactics that have since been adopted by the Taliban.” RESPONSE: The assertion that the Iraq invasion “diverted” resources from Afghanistan is a talking point of critics of the Bush administration. It is an opinion, not a fact.
  • Red China Civics Primer

    06/20/2006 7:45:49 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    It may rarely come up in Political Science courses but the military threat to the United States from Communist China is real and growing. “This is a serious military build-up.” Daniel Blumenthal of the American Enterprise Institute remarked. “I think we are slow to come to terms with what we’re facing.” Blumenthal, who also serves on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, argued that “People have changed their tune,” when it comes to the current Chinese military. The Department of Defense recently released its report on the People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, of China. The findings were astonishing. The...
  • DOD angers GE, Brits on joint fighter plan

    03/09/2006 6:37:26 PM PST · by Blogger · 12 replies · 556+ views
    DOD angers GE, Brits on joint fighter plan WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- A row between General Electric and the Pentagon over the new joint fighter plane will hit Congress next week. International partners working on the Joint Strike Fighter, a next-generation aircraft for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps as well as U.S. allies, will weigh in next week on Pentagon plans to freeze domestic giant General Electric Co. and the British firm Rolls-Royce out of lucrative work on the program, Congress Daily reported. Representatives from eight countries will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee March 14...
  • US aims Star Trek ray guns at nuclear sites - (new technology protects against terror attacks)

    07/06/2005 8:23:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 877+ views
    VNU NET.COM ^ | JULY 6, 2005 | Robert Jaques
    US scientists have unveiled details of a project that aims to develop Star Trek-style ray guns that could keep "security adversaries" out of Department of Energy (DoE) nuclear sites. The DoE Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, together with the Department of Defense, is "exploring the potential" of directed energy weapons based on millimetre-wave rays. Dubbed Active Denial Technology (ADT), the systems are an emerging class of non-lethal weaponry using 95GHz millimetre-wave directed energy. According to the DoE the technology is capable of rapidly heating human skin to a pain level that has been demonstrated as "very effective at...
  • Immaculate Destruction - (NY Times journalist questions weaponizing space)

    06/03/2005 9:17:13 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 419+ views
    NY TIMES ONLINE.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | FRANCES FITZGERALD
    FOR some time now the Air Force has been pressing the White House for a new national-security directive that would permit the deployment of space weaponry. A decision could come within weeks. Most space-to-ground weapons remain futuristic, but previous presidents and Congresses have chosen not to deploy anti-satellite weapons, fearing that doing so would set off an arms race and endanger the information systems the United States relies on. The new directive, if approved, would constitute a historic change in policy as radical as President Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive war. Yet the idea of putting weapons in space has its...
  • My Plan To Take Over The United States of America - (great read! Funny!)

    05/01/2005 10:43:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 721+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 30, 2005 | DOC FARMER
    Y'know, I've been writing these articles for nigh on two years now. I've written about the problems in our nation, and how we should correct them. I've stood up for the President when he's right, and I've chastised the President when he's wrong. There has been a lot more of the former than the latter, I might add (for any lib/dem/soc/commies out there, wringing their hands in glee in hope of a split in the rep/con party) and I find him a likeable and more-than-competent Commander in Chief. In all the time I have been writing this column, however, not...
  • Soldiers Shouldn't Be Guinea Pigs

    04/12/2005 6:20:24 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 2 replies · 649+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 12, 2005 | Hackworth
    Soldiers shouldn't be guinea pigs Posted: April 12, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: Eilhys England contributed to this column. © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The presidential commission looking into the cluelessness of U.S. intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq recently issued its report to banner headlines that should cause every member of the American military to take a long second look at the need for – not to mention the safety of – the big-bucks "emergency" anthrax vaccination program still being pushed by the Department Of Defense. Because the acknowledgment of this disastrous intelligence failure rips the guts right...
  • Leave Rummy Alone! - (Edward L. Daley's latest!)

    12/21/2004 5:38:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 171+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST.COM ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2004 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    A good friend of mine once pointed out to me that the first thing liberals do, after someone commits a crime with a gun, is try to disarm everyone who didn't do it. I found his words to be both insightful and troubling, and it's the same sort of pretzel logic to which he referred that has become evident over the past few years in the actions of the many left-wingers seeking to defame Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Apparently, leftists believe that Mr. Rumsfeld is somehow responsible for our military's lack of optimum preparedness, which is sort of like blaming...
  • Rice for Rumsfeld - Vanity

    12/18/2004 4:59:11 PM PST · by olde north church · 3 replies · 233+ views
    vanity - prediction | 12 18 2004 | olde north church
    With the recent piling on of Secretary of State by REPUBLICANS expect the following move Senate Republicans will attempt to force President Bush to get Sec. Rumsfeld to resign by threatening to block Dr. Condi Rice for Sec of State. Bet on it and get prepared to fight. Focus on McCain (needs ego stroked), Collins, Lott (his wittle ego is bwoosed), Coleman ( Prez Bush "supported Annan")
  • Law Schools Seek to Regain Ability to Bar Military Recruiters

    09/20/2003 12:22:52 AM PDT · by ppaul · 10 replies · 173+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/20/03 | SAM DILLON
    An organization of law schools and a group representing hundreds of legal scholars sued the Department of Defense and five other federal agencies yesterday, seeking to help universities and colleges that want to keep military recruiters off their campuses because of the department's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay men and lesbians. The suit challenges the constitutionality of a federal law that punishes universities with loss of some federal money if they use their antidiscrimination policies to exclude military recruiters. It follows a successful campaign by the Defense Department to force some of the nation's most prestigious law schools...
  • Please sign the U.S. Dept of Defense petition supporting our troops!!!

    03/22/2003 10:12:30 AM PST · by Peace4EarthNow · 21 replies · 166+ views
    The Department of Defense has put up a petition on their website for people to sign and show support to our troops. So far, over 7.6 million people have signed it. Let's all sign this petition & keep this thread bumped up to show the military troops they are fighting IN OUR NAME! http://www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html
  • U.S. PLANS TO PRESERVE IRAQ'S OIL FOR IRAQI PEOPLE (DoD Press Release)

    03/06/2003 2:14:23 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 5 replies · 225+ views
      United States Department of DefenseNews ReleaseOn the web: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2003/b03062003_bt100-03.html Media contact: media@defenselink.mil or +1 (703) 697-5131 Public contact: public@defenselink.mil or +1 (703) 428-0711   No. 100-03 IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2003 U.S. PLANS TO PRESERVE IRAQ'S OIL FOR IRAQI PEOPLE In light of past acts of eco-terrorism by the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Department of Defense has developed plans to extinguish oil well fires and to assess damage to oil facilities that might occur in Iraq in the event of hostilities. Oil is a natural resource of Iraq that provides commerce, income for education and other needs,...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-29-02

    10/29/2002 5:53:45 AM PST · by Billie · 306 replies · 1,695+ views
    DaisyScarlett and Billie | Written by daisyscarlett
    Today is a Special Kind of FR's Finest, and a Special Kind of FReeper is in the spotlight. We know that you will agree when you read today's story. ~ DaisyScarlett and Billie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ patriciaruth FReeper since 3-25-01 Central Valley California Patriciaruth is shown here at a Fresno Support our Troops Rally last year with her dear FRiend, mtngrl@vrwc, who not only helped her get around in Fresno to order the silk for Operation Silk Scarves but also helped pay for the supplies initially. A Patriciaruth Mini Bio:   Florida and California raised; B.S. in microbiology; VISTA Volunteer; medical...
  • NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF JULY 24

    07/24/2002 1:29:30 PM PDT · by Timesink · 24 replies · 311+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | July 24, 2002
      United States Department of DefenseNews ReleaseOn the web: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jul2002/b07242002_bt383-02.html Media contact: media@defenselink.mil or +1 (703) 697-5131 Public contact: public@defenselink.mil or +1 (703) 428-0711   383-02 IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2002 NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF JULY 24 This week the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force each announce decreases of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization, while the Army announces an increase. The net collective result is 1,901 fewer reservists than last week. The total number currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and...
  • SF Chronicle FABRICATED Paul Wolfowitz Quotes To Make Pentagon Look Bad!!

    03/16/2002 5:43:57 PM PST · by Timesink · 24 replies · 503+ views
    Matt Welch Warblog ^ | March 16, 2002 | Matt Welch
    The Chronicle’s Dishonest Non-Apology: This was the headline on the letters page of the March 14 San Francisco Chronicle: Pentagon challenges Chronicle editorial What might you expect under such a headline? Perhaps the Pentagon is arguing against one of the editorial board’s recent policy prescriptions involving the war on terrorism. Maybe Donald Rumsfeld is “challenging” the opinion editor to some kind of contest, like a footrace through the Khyber Pass, or to see who can be the first to name the leader of Yemen without consulting Google. Whatever the challenge, the headline does not give any indication as to which...