Pentagon

The Many Ways The Military-industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder

Call it a colossal victory for a Pentagon that hasn’t won a war in this century, but not for the rest of us. Congress only recently passed and the president approved one of the largest Pentagon budgets ever. It will surpass spending at the...
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History Department Partners With Pentagon For Internships

History graduate students have new outlets for professional development beyond the traditional academic career path. One of those activities is an internship with the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in...

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‘they Learned How To Go Fast’: Us General Says Pentagon Should Copy Elon Musk, North Korea

During a recent speech at a prominent US foreign policy think tank, a leading US general noted that the US military could learn a thing or two from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which has been able to rapidly advance its...
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Countering Annual Whitewash Of His Legacy, Progressives Remember The ‘anti-capitalist,...

King “saw racial injustice, economic injustice, and war as three of the world’s great evils.” While the likes of President Donald Trump, right-wing Republicans, and Pentagon officials—in addition to many liberals—marked Martin...
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The Metastasizing Crisis

Jacob Levy: “The Supreme Court’s decision in July to allow the Trump administration to divert Pentagon funds budgeted for other purposes to the construction of a wall on the Mexican border was not the most important or dramatic moment...

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Trump Should Know This: Back In 2002, America Lost A War To Iran

David Axe Security, Middle East Well, in a simulator.  Key Question: What were the lessons learned?  As tensions escalate in the Persian Gulf region, it’s worth recalling a 2002 Pentagon war game in which a U.S. Marine Corps played the part of...
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Darpa: Stealth Weapons Could Soon Be Going The Way Of The Battleship

Michael Peck Security, Obsolete. Key point: “Platform stealth may be approaching physical limits,” says DARPA. Did the Pentagon just admit that stealth technology may not work anymore? Or that America must be ready to face a future where its...
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The Army Is Excited About Its New Artillery Rockets (and For Good Reason)

Joseph Trevithick Security, And we have video. Key point: This is all part of the Pentagon’s plan to phase out cluster munitions. The U.S. Army is cooking up new warheads for its 227-millimeter artillery rockets to replace versions filled with...
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Surprise: Iran Never Saw This F-22 Stealth Fighter Coming

Robert Beckhusen Security, And it would be worse in a war. Key point: It would be interesting to know how the Raptors managed to remain in stealth. Back in 2013, Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an Iranian air force F-4 Phantom...
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The First Space Force Uniforms Have Reached The Pentagon, And People Are Making Fun Of The...

The Space Force Twitter account showed off the first ever uniforms for the division, and people are joking that they should be black, not camouflage.
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This Is How America's Military Must Compete To Win The 21st Century

Mackenzie Eaglen Security, It’s past time for a competition roadmap for the Defense Department. Pentagon officials can’t stop talking about how artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, robotics, machine learning, and additive...
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‘sigh Of Relief’: By Averting Us Deaths, Iran Strike Dodged ‘major Conflict’ Escalation

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that 11 US troops sustained injuries in the Iranian strikes last week against military bases housing US troops in Iraq. Had there been American deaths, the US may have become embroiled in a dangerous and catastrophic...
Related topics: Iran, Military, Iraq

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Initial Reports Of No Injuries From Iran’s Attack Were Inaccurate

Despite repeated statements from President Donald Trump that “no one was hurt” in Iran’s missile attack on two military bases in Iraq, the Pentagon now says 11 U.S. service members were treated for concussion symptoms. The...
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'a Bunch Of Dopes And Babies': Trump Lambasted Top Pentagon Brass In 2017, Books Claims

US President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out at his top military advisers in 2017 in the so-called Tank 2E924, a clandestine windowless meeting vault within the multitude of secluded corners within the US Department of Defence.
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Top Official Confirms Saudis Paid Us $500 Million To Cover Troop Costs

Top Official Confirms Saudis Paid US $500 Million To Cover Troop Costs CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reports that Saudi Arabia has paid the United States an estimated $500 million to assist the cost of US troop deployments...
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Lockheed Martin Will Replace F-35’s Faulty Computer System With Cloud-based Programs

The F-35’s infamously troublesome onboard computer suite will be getting completely replaced in the next two years, a top Pentagon official said on Tuesday.
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Pence Remained Silent As A ‘wax Museum Guy’ As Trump Hurled Insults At Military Leaders: Report

President Donald Trump shocked and infuriated his top officials with an insulting rants against the U.S. military — and others present for the Pentagon meeting were angry that Vice President Mike Pence remained silent. The July 20, 2017,...
Related topics: Museum, Donald Trump, Military

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Pentagon Evaluating Request To Block 13 Corridors Along Southern Border - Spokesperson

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Defense Department is evaluating a request from the Department of Homeland Security to fund border wall construction at up to 13 corridors along the southern US border, Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Chris Mitchell said in...

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11 U.s. Troops Were Injured In Iranian Missile Attack

Several U.S. service members were treated for concussions after Iran launched ballistic missiles earlier this month in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander, the Pentagon said Thursday.Read more...
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The Pentagon Finally Ditches The F-35’s Faulty Logistics System

David Axe Security, The U.S. military is replacing the F-35 stealth fighter’s unreliable centralized maintenance system with … a different centralized maintenance system. One that could be simpler to use. The U.S. military is replacing the...
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