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  • The Pentagon is putting on a show of force as most of its Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after two top military officials tested positive for COVID-19 last week and possibly exposed others.

    10/11/2020 5:24:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/20 07:00 PM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    The Pentagon is putting on a show of force as most of its Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after two top military officials tested positive for COVID-19 last week and possibly exposed others. Defense Department officials have repeatedly insisted that military readiness has not been affected and that it remains ready to defend the country, a stance it repeated on Thursday. “The Joint Chiefs and I remain in constant communication while in quarantine and the chain of command remains the same,” Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, who is himself waylaid at home, said through the Joint Staff Twitter account. “There has...
  • America launched its nuclear doomsday planes after Trump’s positive Covid-19 test; Pentagon could have wanted atomic-armed rivals to know that America's nuclear command system is intact, even if commander-in-chief is sick.

    10/02/2020 8:13:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    The London Economic ^ | 10/02/2020 | Jack Peat
    An eagle eyed plane spotter in Hawaii raised suspicions that the president could be incapacitated moments before news broke that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Two E-6B Mercury jets – known as the Navy’s doomsday planes – were launched off both the east and west coast in the early hours of the morning.The planes are designed to fly aerobatic-like manoeuvres over the sea that allows them to send messages to ballistic missile submarines hiding below, effectively safeguarding the country in the event that the White House is immobilised. In an atomic war, the E-6s would relay directions to help...
  • Reports: Package sent to Trump contained deadly ricin poison

    09/19/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 37 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | September 19, 2020 | Ryan Morgan
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. A package containing the deadly poison ricin addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement sometime this week, before it was delivered to the president, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Saturday. Two law enforcement officials also told CNBC about the ricin package that was addressed to Trump. According to CNN, two tests were performed on the package, to confirm the presence of the deadly ricin poison, and the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the...
  • Pentagon: China’s Military Has Begun To Surpass The United States’s

    09/08/2020 7:45:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/08/2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    A new Pentagon paper paints a grim picture of the emerging great power rivalry in Asia and suggests that a toe-to-toe balancing with China is now out of the question. The document titled “Military and Security developments in the People’s Republic of China” charts where China has already far surpassed the United States.For example, by the end of 2019, China possessed the world’s largest standing ground force and leading maritime militia. China has now the world’s largest navy, already with around a 50-ship advantage over America, a gap that is steadily increasing in a competition that is at a...
  • Donald Trump announces he WON'T cut Pentagon funding to military newspaper Stars and Stripes and says it will 'continue to be a wonderful source of information'

    09/05/2020 1:03:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 05 2020 | Associated Press
    Donald Trump said Friday that he won't allow the Pentagon to cut funding for the military's independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, effectively halting Defense leaders' plan to shut the paper down this month. 'The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch,' Trump tweeted. 'It will continue to be a wonderful source of information to our Great Military!' Trump's tweet came as he fought off new accusations that he called service members killed in World War I 'losers' and 'suckers' during an event in France in 2018.
  • Special Report: Pentagon's latest salvo against China's growing might - Cold War bombers

    09/05/2020 8:38:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/02/2020 | David Lague
    On July 21, two U.S Air Force B-1B bombers took off from Guam and headed west over the Pacific Ocean to the hotly contested South China Sea. The sleek jets made a low-level pass over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its escorting fleet, which was exercising nearby in the Philippines Sea, according to images released by the U.S. military. The operation was part of the Trump administration’s intensifying challenge to China’s ruling Communist Party and its sweeping territorial claims over one of the world’s most important strategic waterways. While senior Trump officials launch diplomatic and rhetorical broadsides at...
  • Pentagon orders shutdown of independent Stars and Stripes newspaper

    09/04/2020 12:49:40 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept 4, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has ordered the military’s independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, to cease publication at the end of the month, despite congressional efforts to continue funding the century-old publication. The order to halt publication by Sept. 30, and dissolve the organization by the end of January, follows the Pentagon’s move earlier this year to cut the $15.5 million in funding for the paper from the Defense Department budget. And it is a reflection of the Trump administration’s broader animosity for the media and members of the press.
  • The F-35 still has hundreds of problems the Pentagon has no plans on fixing

    08/23/2020 5:59:13 AM PDT · by PIF · 70 replies
    Task and Ourpose ^ | Mar 13, 2020 10:03 AM EDT | Jared Keller
    The beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is still suffering from hundreds of unresolved design flaws, according to a new report from a non-governmental watchdog, dozens of which the Defense Department has "no plan" to ever correct. The Joint Strike Fighter Program Office’s Deficiency Report Metrics, dated Feb. 28 and obtained by the Project On Government Oversight, indicates that the Pentagon is still dealing with roughly 883 design flaws, more than half of which remain "open, in dispute." This designation means that "pilots or engineers believed they found a problem, but the contractors tasked with fixing the problems are claiming no...
  • Pentagon launches task force to study UFO sightings

    08/14/2020 9:48:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/14/2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The Pentagon announced Friday that it is launching a task force to study unidentified flying objects after reports of sightings from service members. The Pentagon said in a statement that Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist approved the establishment of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF), which will fall under the Navy. “The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs," the Pentagon said. "The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national...
  • Trump and the Military: Part 2

    08/13/2020 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2020 | Armstrong Williams
    Under President Barack Obama, and President Bush before him, America's admirals and generals have utterly failed to prepare us to fight adversaries such as Russia and China. The worst kept secret in the Pentagon is that the U.S. military may well lose a war to China. In scenario after scenario, war game after war game, our military keeps losing. Why? Because for decades, America's admirals and generals have invested trillions of taxpayer dollars in legacy military systems that made admirals and generals feel good (manned fighter aircraft, aircraft carriers) but made us increasingly vulnerable to competitors, namely China and Russia....
  • Trump and the Military: Part 1

    08/06/2020 5:48:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2020 | Armstrong Williams
    President Donald Trump's frayed relations with the U.S. military could imperil some of his most notable achievements. The relationship between Trump and America's admirals and generals has reached a low point. This is a shame because it may imperil the Trump presidency and is terrible for the republic. Moreover, it is a real shame because the U.S. military has been in desperate need of reform, and Trump has, at heart, the right set of instincts about how to reform it. Let us begin with this: History will not look kindly on the military leaders who led America into 20-plus years...
  • Senate panel scraps confirmation hearing for controversial Pentagon nominee

    07/30/2020 6:38:13 AM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/20 09:23 AM EDT | BY REBECCA KHEEL
    The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s controversial nominee to lead the Pentagon's policy shop was canceled l ess than an hour before it was set to begin on Thursday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was canceled because "many" Democrats and Republicans "didn’t know enough about Anthony Tata to consider him for a very significant position at this time." “We didn’t get the required documentation in time; some documents, which we normally get before a hearing, didn’t arrive until yesterday," Inhofe said in a statement released about 15 minutes before the hearing had been scheduled...
  • ‘Not Made on This Earth’? UFO is Trending on Search and Social and Here’s Why: The Pentagon Apparently Has Some

    07/25/2020 2:41:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 132 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Caleb Howe
    The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, a program they made an effort to characterize as no longer active, is not only very much still a government program, it’s a government expense, as outlined by the New York Times earlier this week. But there’s more than just a line item here, explains Popular Mechanics. The acronym/word UFO is trending on Google. In fact, it was the biggest search of the day on Friday. It continues to trend on social media and search into Saturday, and that’s thanks to an explosive quote from astrophysicist and former Pentagon consultant Eric W. Davis....
  • Tucker Interviews Retired Navy Pilot to Discuss New York Times UFO Report

    07/24/2020 10:35:19 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 24 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson With A Follow Up To Last Night's Show Discussing NYT Report On The Pentagon's UFO Findings. Click Excerpt Link for Video...
  • Pentagon's UFO hunting department was NOT disbanded in 2012 as stated and could now give public reports every six months amid claims it found 'vehicles not made on this earth'

    07/24/2020 12:31:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY
    The Pentagon's once secret department that hunts and investigates UFOs has continued to operate over the past decade despite previous claims it was disbanded. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force has been tucked away inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, and is now being called on to reveal at least some of its findings to the public every six months, according to the New York Times. Information on mysterious encounters with unidentified aerial objects has formerly only been discussed in classified briefings, and Pentagon officials are still not at liberty to discuss the program, which deals with classified matters.
  • No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

    07/23/2020 6:13:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 108 replies
    nytimes ^ | 7/23/2020 | Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean
    For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings. Despite Pentagon statements that it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway — renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where officials continue to study mystifying encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles. Pentagon officials will not discuss the program, which is not classified but deals with classified matters. Yet it appeared last month in a Senate committee report outlining spending on the nation’s intelligence agencies for the coming year....
  • Bernie Sanders Secures Support from Half of Senate Democrats In Bid to Defund the Pentagon

    07/23/2020 12:37:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday touted securing the support of half of the Senate Democrats for his amendment to defund the Pentagon by 10 percent and invest in “distressed communities” instead. Sanders’ amendment gained support from 23 members of the Senate Democrat Caucus — half of the 45 Democrats in the Senate. The support was not enough to get the amendment passed and part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but was a show of support from Democrats for defunding the military. Sanders said in a statement after the vote: "Today, almost half of the members of the Senate...
  • Bernie Sanders Secures Support from Half of Senate Democrats In Bid to Defund the Pentagon

    07/23/2020 5:08:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday touted securing the support of half of the Senate Democrats for his amendment to defund the Pentagon by 10 percent and invest in “distressed communities” instead. Sanders’ amendment to cut 10 percent of the Pentagon’s budget to invest in “human needs” gained support from 23 members of the Senate Democrat Caucus — half of the 45 Democrats in the Senate. The support was not enough to get the amendment passed and part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but was a show of support from Democrats for defunding the military.
  • FBI Conspires Against Trump

    07/17/2020 1:14:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 17, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Comey FBI Leadership Sent Frantic Emails on Eve of Trump’s Inauguration The Pentagon Is Indoctrinating Our Troops With Racist, Anti-American Propaganda Fraud in New Jersey Mail-In Ballots Signals National Trouble Trump Task Force Dismantling MS-13 Takes Down Gang’s Key Leaders Yet Another Top FBI Official Embroiled in Sexual Misconduct Scandal Comey FBI Leadership Sent Frantic Emails on Eve of Trump’s Inauguration As we continue uncovering details of the coup against President Trump by top Obama/Deep State officials, we’ve also noted the FBI and DOJ are still slow-rolling the release of information about the scandal. So, frustratingly slowly – but...
  • Pentagon: US has withdrawn from 5 bases in Afghanistan after Taliban agreement

    07/15/2020 1:05:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/14/2020 | Justin Wise
    The Defense Department announced Tuesday that U.S. troops have withdrawn from five military bases and reduced the size of its forces in Afghanistan as part of the agreement reached with the Taliban in February. Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement that "U.S. forces in Afghanistan remain in the mid-8,000s and five bases formerly occupied by U.S. forces have been transferred to our Afghan partners." "We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our Allies and partners, and US national interests," Hoffman said. "We will continue to execute our counterterrorism mission while simultaneously supporting the 38-nation...