Pentagon

Shanahan Misled Senate On Background Problems

As he underwent confirmation for the Pentagon’s second-highest position in 2017, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told lawmakers he was “aware of no incidents reflecting adversely” on his ability to do his job and had “never been...
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'fund Climate Solutions, Not Endless War': 22 Arrested Demanding Us Build Windmills, Not Warships

Jon Queally, staff writer"We engaged in civil resistance to underscore our conversion demand," said one of those arrested. Pentagon-funded shipyards "should be helping to solve the climate crisis, not building weapons that make the problem worse."

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Cnn’s Jake Tapper Confronts Mike Pence With Defense Official Calling Trump A Liar Over Aborted...

In a rare appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Vice President Mike Pence was grilled by host Jake Tapper over Donald Trump’s claim that the Pentagon was tardy with presenting him with casualty estimates regarding a...
Related topics: CNN, Jake Tapper, Donald Trump, Iran, Military

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Is This F-35 Flaw Even Fixable?

Sebastien Roblin Security, Lots of questions. Furthermore, the GAO reports claims that although the Pentagon spent $2 billion on F-35 parts since 2016 (including $960 million in 2018 alone), it has no unified accountability as to what that money...

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Pentagon Pumps Millions Into German Universities For Research – Reports

Although most German universities are allowed to conduct only non-military research, some of them have received grants from the US Department of Defence for projects with dual commercial and military purposes. These projects range from explosives to...
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Iranian Mps Chant 'death To America' Amid Escalation After Us Drone Downing

Iranian MPs have slammed the US amid a new crisis between the two countries. Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump called Iran "terrorist nation number one", while the Pentagon sent reinforcements to the Middle East to oppose Tehran.
Related topics: Drones, Donald Trump, Iran, Terrorism, Tehran

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Trump’s Decision-making On Iran Strike Highlights Absence Of A Confirmed Defense Secretary

The civilian leadership vacuum at the Pentagon could now change with the nomination of Mark Esper.
Related topics: Iran

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Pentagon Secretly Struck Back Against Iranian Cyberspies Targeting U.s. Ships

U.S. Cyber Command reportedly launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group.

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Assange Adviser Claims Pentagon Behind Us Crackdown On Wikileaks Founder

Assange is wanted in the United States for his role in one of the largest dumps of classified information in US history. He is fighting a US bid to have him extradited from the UK, where he is serving a jail term in a separate case.
Related topics: Wikileaks, United Kingdom

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Trump: The Pentagon Told Me About Estimated Casualties A Half Hour Before The Iran Strike

I admit ignorance up front here in presenting the question to readers: Is this normal protocol? It seems bizarre to me that the Pentagon would prepare a strike plan for the president and not inform him ASAP about projected casualties, especially...
Related topics: Iran

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Trump To Nominate Mark Esper For Defense Secretary

Just days after elevating him from Secretary of the Army to Acting Secretary of Defense after the sudden decision by Patrick Shanahan to withdraw his name from contention as Defense Secretary and leave the Pentagon, President Trump has decided to...

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Pentagon Is In ‘chaos’ As ‘incoherent’ Trump Lurches Towards War: Armed Forces Committee Dem

Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on the morning after President Donald Trump aborted a military attack on Iran, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Forces Committee called the president Iran policies incoherent and said the country...
Related topics: Donald Trump, CNN, Military, Iran

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Pentagon Releases — Then Deletes — Document Detailing Use Of Nuclear Weapons To Restore...

The U.S. military appears to believe it can somehow prevail in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon document that was briefly made public, and has plans for using atomic weapons in “small and limited” capacities in order to create...
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The Pentagon Is Without A Chief As The U.s. Faces Many Global Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary.The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, an unusual and controversial deployment of troops to the...
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Pentagon Releases Flight Path Image Of Downed Drone (photo)

The US Defense Department has released an image of the flight path of the surveillance drone downed by Iran anti-air fire over the Gulf of Oman earlier Thursday.
Related topics: Drones, Science Photos

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Trump Pentagon Nominee A Return To Someone With 'limited Military Experience' - Journo

Another one bites the dust or just another day in Washington. Donald Trump's acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has now fallen out of favour and on Tuesday withdrew his nomination for the top role.
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Iran Knocked Out Of The Sky A Very Special U.s. Drone (and Exposed A Key Weakness)

David Axe Security, Middle East The shoot-down of a U.S. Navy surveillance drone on June 20, 2019 underscores a weakness in the Pentagon’s surveillance forces. The shoot-down of a U.S. Navy surveillance drone on June 20, 2019 underscores a...
Related topics: Iran, Drones

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Fox News Reporter Admits Pentagon Has ‘credibility Gap’ Under Trump

A Fox News reporter reported Thursday that under Trump, the Pentagon has completely shut off the flow of information. The abnormal policy has created a “credibility gap” with America’s allies, according to Fox’s Pentagon...

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President Trump And Senators Were Briefed By The Pentagon On Ufo Sightings

They’re not saying it’s aliens, but… While you were busy watching reruns of Ancient Aliens, Alf, and The X-Files, a group of U.S. senators, including the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence committee, were sitting in a...
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Pentagon Releases, Then Deletes, Document Detailing Use Of Nuclear Weapons To Restore 'strategic...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer"At a time of rising nuclear tensions, casually postulating about the potential upsides of a nuclear attack is obtuse in the extreme."
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