Pentagon

Pentagon Refusing To Say Trump’s Border Wall Is A Necessity — Even After National Emergency...

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. “We always anticipated that this would create a lot of...
Related topics: Mexico, Military

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In The 1980s, Israel Developed A 'heavy Hammer' F-4 Super Phantom: What Happened?

Sebastien Roblin Security, Middle East Some fighter history you may not know. In 2018 reports emerged that the Pentagon would seek to procure a dozen upgraded F-15X fighters to replace an aging fleet of F-15C air superiority fighters. Rightly or...
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The Pentagon Needs To Woo Ai Experts Away From Big Tech

Opinion: Without more DOD investment, there just aren’t enough incentives to lure talent away from high-paying jobs with great benefits into a life of public service.

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The U.s. Navy’s Big Mistake—building Tons Of Aircraft Carriers

War Is Boring Security, The Pentagon behaves as if aircraft carriers will rule forever … they won’t. “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s,...

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Oracle Throws Toys Out Pram Again, Tells Us Claims Court: Competing For Pentagon Cloud Contract...

Address gate criteria, conflicts of interest – then we can play Oracle is pushing America's Court of Federal Claims to rule in its favour and issue a judgment saying the Pentagon erred in its decision to offer its $10bn cloud contract to a single...

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A Trump National Emergency Will Face Immediate Legal Challenges From Congress

Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency over his border-wall dream faces immediate bipartisan legal challenges from the US Congress. Members of the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the Pentagon’s $700-billion...
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One Tough Tank: Why France's Leclerc Is One Of The Best On The Planet

Robert Beckhusen Security, Middle East Why "Little Sparta" loves these tanks in battle.  There is a saying in the Pentagon that the United Arab Emirates is "Little Sparta," a phrase repeated by outgoing defense secretary James Mattis. The reason...
Related topics: France, United Arab Emirates

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Showtime: Could Iran Really Sink A Navy Aircraft Carrier?

Kyle Mizokami Security, Is that possible?  Iran is currently incapable of sinking a U.S. Navy carrier, but that is not an advantage the Pentagon can count on enjoying forever. The United States and Iran have been on bad terms—occasionally...
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In Mattis’s Shadow, Acting Pentagon Chief Tries To Reassure Nato Allies

Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, is not seen as a counterweight to President Trump’s distrust of alliances.
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Senators Vow Urgent Reform To Correct ‘unacceptable’ Military Housing Conditions

U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over “unacceptable” conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from widespread health and safety hazards in...
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Stealth Can't Hide This: Barely Half Of America's F-35s Are Ready For Action

Sebastien Roblin Security, And that's just for starters.  The year 2018 was an eventful year for the F-35 Lightning. The Pentagon’s new stealth fighter was used in combat for the first time, first by the Israeli Air Force and then by U.S....

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The Us Army Built Upgunned Strykers To Take On Russia, But These Hard-hitting Armored Vehicles May...

A recent Pentagon report revealed that the Army's new Strykers are vulnerable to cyber attacks, a serious weakness when facing threats from Russia.
Related topics: Russia

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Pentagon Warns China, Russia Space Lasers Could Blast Us Satellites - Cnet

A report outlines the dangers other nations could pose to US space assets.
Related topics: Space, Laser, Satellites

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Ex-air Force Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Giving Secrets To Iran

Monica Witt has been indicted for allegedly providing classified Pentagon information to Tehran. She defected years six ago, the Justice Department says.(Image credit: AP)
Related topics: Iran, Tehran

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Ai Might Actually Become Mankind's Doom, Warns Digital Strategy Consultant

Following Trump's signing of an executive order prioritising US government AI research, the Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. Sputnik has discussed the executive order, as well as the strategy on AI with Lars...

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$30 Billion Down The Drain: Five Launched And Trashed Pentagon Projects

Dramatic geopolitical changes at the end of the 20th century prompted the Pentagon to repeatedly review it doctrine, resulting in a number of abandoned military projects. The National Interest has outlined five flawed initiatives which cost American...
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Trump Enlists Interior Dept. In New Order For A Capital Parade

When: July 4. Where: Lincoln Monument. The president returns to his demand for a parade, this time carried out by the National Park Service instead of the Pentagon.

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Stealth Can't Hide This: Barely Half Of America's F-35 Are Ready For Action

Sebastien Roblin Security, And that's just for starters.  The year 2018 was an eventful year for the F-35 Lightning. The Pentagon’s new stealth fighter was used in combat for the first time, first by the Israeli Air Force and then by U.S....

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Pentagon Fears Climate Crisis, W/ Billions In Damage To Us Bases & Societal Upheaval

Washington, DC (AFP) – Climate change and a deteriorating environment are likely to fuel social disorder and could threaten some US military bases, a top admiral said Tuesday. Admiral Philip Davidson, who heads the US military’s vast...
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Pentagon Outlines Its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values.   The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released...
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