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DoD will spend $2 billion on space control this year

By spacenews.com The Pentagon will spend $2 billion on space control measures this year to counter emerging threats to its national security satellites, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said March 22. The Defense Department had not previously disclosed a figure related to spending on space control, which often implies offensive space capabilities, for the current year’s budget. In […]

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Pentagon flew drones over US to aid first responders

By foxnews.com The Pentagon was pushing back Wednesday afternoon on a USA Today report about the government’s domestic drone program, with defense officials asserting the few non-military missions flown over U.S. territory were done to aid first responders. A defense official, who had knowledge of drone use inside the U.S. and spoke to Fox News, […]

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Pentagon to unveil plan to shut Guantanamo Bay by bringing ‘most dangerous’ terror suspects to America

By dailymail.co.uk Guantanamo Bay’s ‘most dangerous’ terror suspects may be transferred to US soil according to Pentagon plans to shut the Cuba-based facility that are expected to be brought before Congress on Tuesday. Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the detention camp at the base upon becoming president in 2009, but backtracked when […]

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Missile Defense Not Enough: Pentagon Open to Preemptive Strikes

By: SputnikNews.com Ahead of the release of a Joint Staff study of US missile defenses, the Pentagon is looking at new ways to stop missile attacks, including preemptive strikes, the head of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command said. Current missile defenses rely on shooting down the incoming weapon – and usually when it […]

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No, the F-35 Can’t Fight at Long Range, Either

By: Medium.com The Pentagon’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is dead meat in a close battle against even a dated two-seat F-16D fighter jet, according to a scathing test pilot report War Is Boring obtained. Don’t sweat it, JSF-maker Lockheed Martin responded. “The F-35’s technology is designed to engage, shoot and kill its enemy from […]

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The Pentagon’s Fight Over Fighting China

By: Politico.com At first, it’s hard to see Operation Desert Storm as anything less than an unparalleled American military victory. The battleship U.S.S. Missouri began the campaign to forcibly remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait by firing four Tomahawk cruise missiles at military command and control centers in Baghdad in the early morning hours of January […]

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Sony Hack Subterfuge, Spooks, Liars and Surveillance Blast: Dec. 19 (Guardian, Deadline, CNN, WikiLeaks, Telegraph, RT, Reuters)

With anonymous hackers supposedly from North Korea defeating the First Amendment, the trend of shredding of the Bill of Rights took an odd turn this week. We have been told that ‘the United States has identified the source of the hack as the government in Pyongyang.’ So we are asked to trust the U.S. government […]

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Chinese Nuclear Weapon Growth Stuns U.S., Russia

By: WantChinaTimes.com via ChinaMoneyReport.com The growth of China’s nuclear capabilities has threatened the United States and Russia with the potential of its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), equipped on the country’s latest guided missile nuclear submarine Type 094, to strike U.S. coastal regions, reports Sina’s military news portal. The submarine, scheduled to be launched at the […]

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N. Korea Likely Can Build Nuclear Warhead: U.S. General

By: Staff Writers and AFP via SpaceDaily.com The commander of US forces in South Korea said Friday that North Korea likely has the ability to produce a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile, but officials later sought to downplay his remarks. The comments by the commander echoed an internal debate among US […]

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Pentagon Shows Intent to Start War with Computer Systems

Offensive Cyber Operations in U.S. Military Doctrine By: FAS.org A newly disclosed Department of Defense doctrinal publication acknowledges the reality of offensive cyberspace operations, and provides a military perspective on their utility and their hazards. More News at FSD – http://www.full-spectrum-dominance.com/

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Mission Creep: Army Division HQ Headed to Iraq

Army Chief: Division Headquarters Will Deploy Soon to Iraq By: Solomon via Army Times As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. Officials have not identified the division that will deploy — the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the […]

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Department of Defense provided surplus military vehicles, rifles, pistols to local police departments: 400 armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, 93,000 machine guns given to local police…

*Update UPDATE: St. Louis County law enforcement agencies received twelve 5.56 millimeter rifles and six .45 caliber pistols from the Department of Defense between Aug. 2, 2010, and Feb. 13, 2013, a Missouri public safety official confirmed Thursday. Ferguson, Mo., is within St. Louis County. The Pentagon allows information on “tactical” equipment to be released […]

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