Posts Tagged ‘Pentagon’

US military preparing response to Saudi oil attacks: Pentagon chief

Press TV – The US military is preparing a response to the recent Yemeni drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said. Esper briefed US President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday following the attacks on two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday that knocked out more than […]

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over The News. What Could Go Wrong?

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over The News. What Could Go Wrong? Above Photo: December 1950: Security guards on duty outside the Pentagon in Washington. (photo: Keystone Features/Getty Images) The Pentagon is using a moral panic over “fake news” to gain influence over the domestic news landscape f there’s a worse idea than the Pentagon becoming […]

US Defunds Projects From Bases in Turkey, Poland to Fund Border Wall – Pentagon

The document, released on Wednesday, revealed 127 military construction projects that were being defunded reportedly to provide funding to build a wall along 175 miles of the United States’ border with Mexico. In a separate statement, the Defense Department said it has diverted $1.8 billion from overseas projects. The list shows impacted US overseas projects […]

DARPA Sets Its Sights on the Alt Media: Pentagon Launches New Program to Fight “Viral” Internet Content

The Pentagon has declared war on memes as DARPA launches a new program to fight “polarizing viral content” before it spreads. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking to create software with the capability to “automatically detect, attribute, and characterize falsified multi-modal media to defend against large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” The software will scan […]

Pentagon approves diversion of military construction funds for Trump’s wall

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper agreed Tuesday to free up $3.6 billion from the Pentagon budget for President Trump’s border wall by effectively defunding 127 military construction projects using emergency authorities. Esper determined that the use of the military construction funds was necessary to support American forces deployed to the southern border […]

#Trump #BuildTheWall Trumps Wall Back on Schedule as Pentagon Allocates Billions

Blog of Staś Staś Source Article from https://stanstasblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/trump-buildthewall-trumps-wall-back-on-schedule-as-pentagon-allocates-billions/ Related Posts Progressives claim "my truth" trumps reality… sheer delusion is now labeled "fact" (Natural News) The mainstream media and academia are heavily pushing the idea Reuters: Mainsteam Republicans Love Trumps Racism…like people who live here don’t know that The national survey, conducted on […]

The Pentagon Has Officially Joined the War on Alternative Media

(KN Opinion) — Fake news is so threatening to America’s national security, the Pentagon’s DARPA research agency has announced it will launch a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” according to Bloomberg. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, […]

Pentagon Launches New Program to Fight “Viral” Internet Content

The Pentagon has declared war on memes as DARPA launches a new program to fight “polarizing viral content” before it spreads. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking to create software with the capability to “automatically detect, attribute, and characterize falsified multi-modal media to defend against large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” […]

Pentagon Joins the War on Alternative Media

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants custom software that can unearth fakes hidden among more than 500,000 stories, photos, video and audio clips. If successful, the system after four years of trials may expand to detect malicious intent and prevent viral fake news from polarizing society. As usual, a translation […]

Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis slams Trump’s leadership, says political divisions threaten US

Former US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has warned that current political divisions in the US threaten American society, implicitly criticizing the administration of President Donald Trump. In an essay adapted from his new book and published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, Mattis said he worries about the state of American politics and the […]

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

By James Bandler, Anjali Tsui and Doris Burke This article was co-published with Fortune. On Aug. 8, 2017, Roma Laster, a Pentagon employee responsible for policing conflicts of interest, emailed an urgent warning to the chief of staff of then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Several department employees had arranged for Jeff Bezos, the CEO of […]

Pentagon Officials Eager to Present a Recovering ISIS, but Facts Don’t Support It

By Jason Ditz Throughout August, one of the most persistent stories has been the claim that ISIS is making a substantial recovery in Iraq and Syria, a claim based on a single Pentagon report which implied only that this might potentially be the case. The Pentagon clearly wants this to be true, because they are […]

Pentagon Launches Investigation Into $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract With Amazon

The Pentagon’s Inspector General has launched a probe into key aspects of the DoD’s forthcoming $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing program, and has vowed to “expeditiously” review whether there was any malfeasance in the bid process – including conflicts of interest, according to Bloomberg.  “We are reviewing the DoD’s handing of the JEDI cloud acquisition, including the […]

Pentagon Warns It Will Prevent "Unacceptable" Turkish Invasion Of Northern Syria

Turkey has for days been poised to unilaterally invade northern Syria over US objections, which Ankara officials say is to establish a 32 kilometer (20 mile) inside the war torn country, giving Turkey complete control of a region where the Syrian Kurdish YPG operates (People’s Protection Units). Turkey has long considered the US-backed group, […]

Pentagon Chief Wants More Missiles in Asia to ‘deter China’

The Pentagon can’t move fast enough to put more weapons in Asia pointed at China. This latest development comes just days after the INF Treaty was dust binned into history… Antiwar.com reports… Interested in taking advantage of the US withdrawing from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty last week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters […]

Pentagon Testing Mass Surveillance Balloons to Spy on Vehicles Across the US

By Julia Conley Millions of Americans across the Midwest this summer are being subjected to surveillance from above as the Pentagon experiments with the use of surveillance radars attached to high-altitude balloons. As The Guardian reported Friday, the defense and aerospace contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation was authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to send up to 25 balloons across […]

US looking to deploy intermediate-range missiles in Asia: Pentagon chief

Press TV – United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he is in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a day after the United States pulled itself from a Cold War era arms control pact. In an interview on Saturday, the new Pentagon chief, however, did not specify where the United States intended […]

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

The US military is conducting wide-area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal. Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and […]

U.S. Congress Votes for Pentagon to be Investigated for Using Insects as a Biological Weapon

by Aaron Kesel In a real-life X-Files episode, United States House members are reportedly concerned in a bipartisan vote that the Pentagon may have unleashed biological weapons or entomological warfare in the form of ticks or other insects that caused the spread of Lyme disease. Roll Call, a congressional-focused newspaper reports that on July 11th […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump to Use $2.5 Billion in Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court in favor of the Trump administration to use $2.5 billion in Department of Defense funds for the construction of parts of a border wall along parts of the US southwestern border. Republican lawmakers have argued that open areas along key stretches of the southern border pose a threat to national […]

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