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    05/29/2017 10:37:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Apps for PC Daily ^ | May 29, 2017 | Floyd Cook
    Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was released from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence. The leak, which Manning said she provided "to show the true cost of war", is considered to be the largest of its kind in USA history. "Manning is statutorily entitled to medical care while on excess leave in an active duty status, pending final appellate review", said Foster, the Army spokesman. "I am looking forward to so much!" said a statement released by Manning through her legal team, the...
  • Chelsea Manning already working the press ahead of his release from prison

    05/10/2017 5:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The seemingly endless saga of convicted traitor Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley) is moving into its next phase. After serving only a handful of the 35 years he was supposed to do for espionage, he had his sentence somewhat infamously commuted by Barack Obama and will be getting out of the slammer next week. In advance of his freedom, Manning is already busy putting out press releases and the first isn’t particularly newsworthy. (Associated Press) Chelsea Manning, who is scheduled to be released from prison next week, thanked former President Barack Obama, who granted her clemency in the final days of...
  • Obama Brags: 'I've Been More Involved In Intelligence Than Just About Any President'

    11/08/2013 8:11:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama's narcissistic hits just keep on coming. Yesterday, we noted that in his interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama cast himself as the victim of the ObamaCare mess, complaining that "I've been burned" by the bad website. In a new clip from the interview that Todd aired during today's Daily Rundown, President Obama bragged "I can guarantee you that I have been more deeply involved in our intelligence operations on a whole set of areas where there real threats against us than just about any President." As with his victim whine, the prez caught himself and amended his...
  • Manning announces she is transitioning

    08/22/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Feministing Blog ^ | August 22, 2013 | Verónica Bayetti Flores
    Early this morning, Chelsea Manning – who was recently sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents – announced to the world that she would be transitioning: "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use...
  • Is There Anyone Obama Won't Betray?

    08/19/2012 10:17:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | John Ransom
    Bravo to the boys and girls in the military/intelligence community who have stood toe-to-to with Obama for jeopardizing the sources and methods that took out Osama bin Laden. While the liberal press tries to make hay out of the fact that the folks behind the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc have…gotcha!...“Republican” ties, I’m thinking well thank God for Republicans in the military/intelligence community then. These are folks, well known to me, who have been at war since 2001, while the rest of America has been at the mall. And why aren’t heroes like, [cough, hack] John Kerry- largely a...
  • Army Tests Spy Blimp Over New Jersey

    08/10/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 11 replies ^ | August 9, 2012 | Edward J. Colimore
    August 09, 2012|Breaking News Desk, Inquirer staff writer The Army has followed the Navy in testing a new generation of blimps at the New Jersey military base where the Hindenberg infamously burst into flames in 1937. The Army's $517 million spy blimp - a high-altitude observation platform, according to the manufacturer - had its maiden flight Tuesday at Ocean County's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (See video: The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a 302-foot dirigible, can be manned or remote-controlled, according to Northrop Grumman. For months, the Navy's MZ-3A, a manned 178-footer, has caught the eyes of folks from Philadelphia's suburbs...
  • Behold, an X-ray of Hitler’s head

    04/03/2012 8:31:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 3, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Behold, an X-ray of Hitler’s head You're looking at one of five known X-rays of Hitler's head. The radiograph is just one of 17-million rare, intriguing, and often-bizarre items housed in the the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library on Earth. We've got a gallery. This particular image is part of a larger medical dossier on Hitler that was assembled by U.S. military intelligence following World War II, and one of the 450 images featured in Hidden Treasure — a book published yesterday in observance of the National Library of Medicine's 175th anniversary. Hitler as Seen by...
  • An Old-Fashioned Remedy

    04/03/2011 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 4 replies
    An Old-Fashioned Remedy by Ari Bussel My sister was not very happy with our mother. “When I get sick nothing happens,” she said. “Yet, when Ari is sick, you throw a whole chicken farm into the pot to prepare chicken soup.” I must admit, there is nothing better than my mother’s chicken soup to fight all sorts of ailments, or enjoy for no reason at all. There is something in a dose of old-fashioned chicken soup, as in honey, that helps bolster our immune systems. The phrase “Jewish penicillin” has been verified and was even studied by Harvard University that...
  • Switching Playbooks

    01/09/2010 12:47:11 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 242+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/07/2010 | The Strategy Page
    U.S. intelligence operations in Afghanistan have been ordered to adopt many of the systems and techniques that were used in Iraq. There, intelligence collecting came to include many social indicators, along with purely military items. Why didn't this approach develop in Afghanistan? Well it did, sort of, but in a scattered fashion. It never became the method for collecting and analyzing data on a national scale. Now it is. In another change, this data will be shared with allies. Normally, this sharing kind of sharing is entangled in a thicket of security restrictions. The thicket is getting pruned. All this...
  • U.S. Intelligence Official Drops Hint About Next-Gen Spy Sat Capability

    10/21/2009 12:23:22 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 853+ views
    Space News ^ | 10/20/2009 | Warren Ferster
    A new generation of electro-optical imaging satellites to be built by Lockheed Martin pending congressional approval will have an aperturesize of 2.4 meters, a senior U.S.intelligence official said. James R. Clapper, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, disclosed the aperture size — or diameter of the satellite’s primary imaging mirror — of the Next-Generation Optical satellite system Oct.19 during a keynote address here at the Geoint 2009 Symposium. Technical details and capabilities of the nation’s spy satellites typically are closely guarded secrets. Aperture size and altitude are the two factors that determine a satellite’s imaging resolution, which is the minimum size...
  • Spokesman Cites Pentagon Cooperation in Interrogation Probe

    04/22/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 326+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | April 22, 2009 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Note: The following text is a quote: Spokesman Cites Pentagon Cooperation in Interrogation Probe By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 22, 2009 – The Defense Department provided full cooperation during a U.S. Senate committee investigation that examined detainee-interrogation operations, a senior official said here today. “We fully cooperated with that effort in responding to requests for interviews, as well as documents,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters. The two-year Senate Armed Services Committee investigation centered on examining U.S. interrogation procedures for detainees captured during the war on terrorism. The committee’s report is critical of some interrogation...
  • Declassified Study Puts Vietnam Events In New Light (failed SIGINT)

    01/09/2008 9:31:50 AM PST · by RDTF · 68 replies · 112+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 9, 2008 | Peter Grier
    US signals intelligence during the war came up short in major turning points, according to an NSA history. WASHINGTON -- US signals intelligence – the much-vaunted ability of American military and spy units to eavesdrop on the radio calls and other electronic communications of an adversary – failed at crucial moments during the Vietnam War, according to a just-declassified National Security Agency history of the effort. The 10,000 cryptographers and other signals personnel in Southeast Asia at the time did not predict the start of the Tet offensive on Jan. 31, 1968. Prior to that, signals intelligence may have actually...
  • From leaky roofs to secret agents (THE SADDAM FILES)

    05/05/2003 5:04:29 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 16 replies · 750+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 6, 2003 | David Blair
    From leaky roofs to secret agents: how the files I found in Iraq's looted foreign ministry cast light on the paranoid world of Saddam Hussein How many Iraqi officials does it take to fix the leaky roof of a diplomat's house in London? How long does a skilled translator need to convert one of George Galloway's parliamentary speeches into Arabic? In almost 1, 000 pages of Arabic prose, each stamped with the Eagle crest of Iraq, the files found inside the foreign ministry in Baghdad cast a somewhat surreal light on the questions that turned the bureaucratic wheels of Saddam...
  • Intelligence improvements saving lives in Iraq, Afghanistan

    08/06/2004 1:27:20 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 426+ views
    Army News Service ^ | August 5, 2004 | Joe Burlas
    Intelligence improvements saving lives in Iraq, Afghanistan By Joe Burlas WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 5, 2004) -- New military intelligence technology and improvements in tactics, techniques and procedures over the course of the last year are saving Soldiers’ lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Army G2 officials. Lt. Col. Steve Iwicki, deputy director for Actionable Intelligence, G2, and Lynn Schnurr, G2 director of Information Management, updated the Pentagon press corps on military intelligence transformation efforts Aug. 5. Iwicki related a recent incident in Afghanistan where a small U.S. patrol in a remote area started observing similar signs...

    07/01/2004 1:07:27 PM PDT · by se99tp · 65 replies · 3,734+ views
    Polish Information Agency, private TV 24, official information of Polish Ministry of Defence | July 1-st, 2004
    source: Polish Press Agency Polish Secretary of Defense Jerzy Szmajdzinski told about it US Secretary Rumsfeld during NATO summit in Istanbul. Sec Rumsfeld quoted him in radio interview late Wednesdaty - Pentagon informed Thursday . Official communique of Polish Ministry expected soon... The wire dated July 7-th / 20.24 hours (Polish time) Military Intelligence found chemical weapon in Iraq. There are several missiles containing chemical weapons - said Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Polish Secretary of Defence. Secretary confirmed information given by Sec. Donald Rumsfeld during his radio interview. When asked why Poles got to know about from American Secretary he answered that...
  • Huachuca intell school: 'nothing to hide'Interrogators are pros, general maintains

    05/13/2004 5:43:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 189+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/13/04 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    SIERRA VISTA - Stung by the Iraq prison scandal, the Army's interrogation school at Fort Huachuca opened its doors Wednesday in a bid to show the world that nothing is amiss in its training methods. The school's techniques have come under a microscope amid revelations that Army interrogators were involved in prisoner abuse that has sparked international outrage. Major Gen. James A. Marks, Fort Huachuca's commander, said the Army has nothing to hide about the way its interrogators are trained. "We draw a very clear line for people," about what is and is not acceptable prisoner treatment,...
  • Post-Saddam Crimes at Abu Ghraib

    05/03/2004 6:39:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies · 594+ views
    NRO ^ | May 03, 2004 | Jed Babbin
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version May 03, 2004, 8:40 a.m. Post-Saddam Crimes at Abu GhraibPunish and learn. By Jed Babbin Saddam's regime made the Abu Ghraib prison complex a place where torture and murder were commonplace. When the Iraqi regime fell, so did most of Abu Ghraib. Now partly rebuilt, it is the prison where hundreds of Iraqi detainees, foreign insurgents, and prisoners of war are kept under the custody of one battalion of the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade. Last year, some military police and intelligence personnel abused a...
  • 1st of a 3-part series called "State of the Fort." Today's story training on Ft Huachuca.

    01/25/2004 6:49:45 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 333+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA - Some soldiers being trained at this Southern Arizona Army post will go directly to a combat zone as part of special small human intelligence teams, unmanned aerial vehicle platoons or larger units. Maj. Gen. James Marks, who commands the Intelligence Center and the fort, said it is critical for the Army to have trained intelligence soldiers who can be rapidly deployed to begin work in some of the world's hot spots, especially in Iraq, where there is a massive exchange of soldiers. "Right now we are in the middle of relief in place or transfer of authority....
  • Teenager becomes intel resource for U.S. soldiers

    12/16/2003 7:01:01 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies · 1,202+ views
    KRT Wire ^ | 16 December 2003 | By SUDARSAN RAGHAVAN
    Jassem Muhammed Hussin, 14, is staying with the soldiers of Dragon Co. 113 ACR who have taken the boy, nicknamed Stevo, under their protection. David P. Gilkey, Detroit Free PressDRAGON BASE, Iraq - Outside the barbed-wire fence of this remote, sand-swept U.S. military base along the Syrian border, Jassem Hussin, 14, gestured and muttered softly in Arabic. His father was a key figure in a guerrilla cell that was killing American soldiers, he said. Jassem wanted him arrested. The GI on guard duty radioed his superiors. Military intelligence - key to fighting the insurgency in Iraq - can come...
  • Saving Your Skin and Everybody Else's

    10/31/2003 1:18:28 PM PST · by Avoiding_Sulla · 6 replies · 393+ views ^ | October 31, 2003 | WWII - IPW Veteran
    Saving Your Skin and Everyone Else's On sensible anger when dealing with terrorists by WWII - IPW Veteran October 31, 2003. When dealing with terrorists in Iraq, we can't play like gentlemen. We need to act as they do. It is not right to subjugate our soldiers to following our arbitrary unilateral adoption of Geneva Convention behavior for dealing with irregulars. That is not required, and we are crazy to have adopted that policy. In the real world, such an attitude is dishonorable. We must deal with these terrorist cowards in the only terms they will respect. No more of...