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  • Fox Exclusive: DoD-Funded School At Center Of Federal Probes Over Suspected Chinese Military Ties

    02/26/2017 3:36:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2017 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson, Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE: Based just four miles from the Pentagon in northern Virginia is an innocuous-sounding online school for "management and technology" – which a Fox News investigation reveals has been at the center of multiple federal probes about its leadership's alleged ties to the Chinese military and whether thousands of records from U.S. service members were compromised. The University of Management and Technology in Rosslyn, Va., which opened in 1998, touts a campus in Beijing and “partnerships” with universities around the world. The U.S. taxpayer-funded school claims to have had 5,000 graduates in the last five years and to be "especially...
  • Pentagon ditches onerous rules of engagement, gives Mosul troops quicker firepower access

    02/25/2017 1:27:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Iraqi forces and U.S. coalition troops are no longer burdened by strict rules of engagement, which some say have turned firepower requests into bureaucratic nightmares. U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning, commander of 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, recently spoke with reporters about a Dec. 26 directive that streamlined the process of delivering aid. The order, attributed to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, was confirmed on Thursday by Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the U.S.-led coalition’s spokesman. “It changed the relationship [between forces],” Lt. Col. Browning told The Associated Press about...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • U.S. Army: 95% of Brigade Combat Teams Unprepared to Fight Immediately

    02/08/2017 5:15:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2/8/17 | Edwin Mora
    Only three of the 58 U.S. Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) are capable of immediately joining the fight in the event of a major conflict, Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, told lawmakers.According to the general, about one-third of the 58 BCTs in the Army, the largest U.S. military branch, are deemed ready, but “only three” of those “could be called upon to fight tonight in the event of a crisis.”The rest would require about 30 days to prepare. That means only about five percent of brigade combat teams are ready to engage in immediate combat...
  • The fate of the US Military is in the hands of one Marine

    01/18/2017 8:16:20 PM PST · by pboyington · 8 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 18, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    President-Elect Trump is a super patriot, a nationalist who has big plans to rebuild this nation and the US military after eight years of neglect and Marxist social engineering that have utterly destroyed its capability to wage war on sea, land and in the air. Certainly, Mr. Trump has great intentions, but he has never served a day on active duty, in the reserves or in the National Guard. Therefore, he will undoubtedly adhere to the recommendations and analysis provided by the nation’s new Secretary of Defense. Enter retired Marine Corps General James Mattis. Nicknamed ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, the general,...
  • Army to allow soldiers to wear hijab, turbans, and religious beards

    01/06/2017 6:42:05 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6 Jan 2017 | Rick Moran
    Over the last 8 years, in addition to fighting Obama's numerous wars, the US army has served as a gigantic social sciences lab under this president. Gays can serve openly, as can transgender people. The government will even pay for some gender reassignment surgeries for trans soldiers. Women are now eligible for some combat roles, including special forces. It seems that President Obama has cared more about imposing his cultural agenda on the military rather than winning wars. Now, in the waning days of the administration, the army has decided to take the idea of a "uniform" and turn it...
  • This Should Be Interesting – Donald Trump to Meet with Brennan and Clapper on Friday…

    01/05/2017 5:00:31 AM PST · by Bratch · 71 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 4, 2017 | sundance
    This Should Be Interesting – Donald Trump to Meet with Brennan and Clapper on Friday… Posted on January 4, 2017 by sundance As anticipated, the propaganda amid the MSM narrative surrounding the intelligence fracture is thick this week.  Perhaps it’s time we really call the baby ugly. Before getting into that, it appears President-Elect Trump is scheduled to meet with the primary intelligence community propagandists, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper:   It’s doubtful there could ever be a more swampy couple of political intel operatives present in Washington DC than these two professional deceivers. Office of Director of National Intelligence...
  • US government subcontractor leaks confidential military personnel data

    01/01/2017 11:22:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    ZDNET.com ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | Charlie Osborne
    The leak exposed personal data including Social Security numbers to the assigned posts of critical members of the US military, some of whom hold the highest levels of security clearance.A Pentagon subcontractor has exposed reams of highly sensitive details belonging to active military healthcare professionals online, some of which hold top-secret security clearances. Potomac Healthcare Solutions, a subcontractor brought on board to supply healthcare professionals to the US government and military organizations through its Washington, DC.-based contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, was the source of the data leak...
  • The Giant Challenge Facing SecDef Mattis

    12/30/2016 5:41:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dennis Sevakis
    There’s been a fair amount of Trump-supporter braggadocio regarding the President-elect’s nomination of Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as the new Defense Secretary – an admirable choice, certainly. If Mad Dog can navigate the machinations of the Pentagon as well as he did the battlefield we’re in for a rejuvenation of America’s military that should be a major reversal of its downward fortunes over the past few decades. I hope that Mr. Trump fully appreciates the magnitude of the task he has set before Gen. Mattis. That task that has grown steadily in size and complexity since the end of...
  • Trump to Meet with Defense Contractors: Boeing, Lockheed-Martin

    12/21/2016 1:22:32 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2016 | Melissa Fares
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was scheduled to meet .....with the chief executives of two defense contractors he has criticized over project costs. Dennis Muilenburg, of Boeing Co, and Marillyn Hewson, from Lockheed Martin Corp, arrived at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort where he is spending Christmas. ... Trump has complained about the companies in Twitter broadsides and speeches for costs he said are too expensive, sending defense shares tumbling. Trump has said Boeing's costs to build replacements for aging Air Force One planes - one of the most visible symbols of the U.S. presidency - are too high and urged the federal...
  • Unmasking the DOD's Endorsement of the Humanism Religion

    12/20/2016 6:16:52 PM PST · by Tator_Salad · 6 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | 16 December 2016 | Air Force officer (anonymous)
    When you hear the word “religion,” does Humanism immediately come to mind? Probably not. However, pragmatically and legally, Humanism is just as much of a religion as Christianity and Islam. This article articulates the claim that the DOD has endorsed the religion of Humanism by promoting the LGBT movement.
  • Is the Selection of General Mattis a Signal for Us to Expect a Continuation of COIN Philosophy?

    12/15/2016 9:01:12 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    blog: Let Them Fight or Bring Them Home! ^ | December 8, 2016 | John Bernard, USMC (retired)
    History can either be a Schoolmaster or a Mistress. It depends on the intent of the reader. It also depends on what the reader considers sacrosanct. We all tend to hold certain things as so inviolable as to make objective questioning that might breach that privately held trust, unacceptable. This is all fine when the only thing that might be defiled is our personal conscience or even the feelings of another. But when the thing or person questioned, has power and the ability to send men and women, who have selflessly granted those certain powers unfettered access unto death, those...
  • Al Qaeda Boss: Saudi Terrorist Rehab Praised by Obama is “Hidden Radicalization Program”

    12/14/2016 10:07:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2016
    An Al Qaeda operative incarcerated at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo has confirmed what Judicial Watch has been reporting for years, that a Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reforms jihadists is really a terrorist training camp. The U.S. has released dozens of Gitmo captives to the comical jihadist rehab and earlier this year considered sending another, senior Al Qaeda boss Ghassan Abdullah al-Sharbi, a dangerous Saudi national with a U.S. college education. During a hearing before President Obama’s Gitmo parole board, al-Sharbi said “you guys want to send me back to Saudi Arabia because you believe there is...
  • $125 Billion Pentagon Coverup Just Discovered, Entire Report Was Buried

    12/06/2016 7:03:20 PM PST · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Allison Hillman
    Amid the growing unrest in the world, our national security should be a top priority. The dangers from terrorists and nuclear weapons are growing. The Pentagon sits as the vital center of our nation’s defense. It would seem logical that we would need to spend more on our military as threats increase. Under Obama’s administration we saw moderate increases the first few years he was in office. Since then he has stopped pretending and continually cut spending or barely increased it. •Year: 2011—Military Spending: $721,285,000,000 •Year: 2012—Military Spending: $653,424,000,000 •Year: 2013—Military Spending: $633,918,000,000 •Year: 2014—Military Spending: $642,903,000,000 •Year: 2015—Military Spending:...
  • Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

    12/05/2016 6:16:44 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward
    Summary - Ash Carter, Frank Kendall and Robert Work bury a Defense Business Board / McKinsey report that $125 B is wasted on bloated bureaucracy in particular supported by hordes of overpaid contractors. Frank Kendall was“very disappointed” by the board’s work, which he criticized as “shallow” and “very low on content.” He said the study had ignored efforts by his agencies to become more efficient." Kendall said he needs 1000 more people working directly under him. Peter Cook, a spokesman for Carter, said the Pentagon chief was busy dealing with “a long list of national security challenges.” He added that...
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • Compromise reached for soldiers required to repay enlistment bonuses

    12/03/2016 9:16:13 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times, NBC via legal insurection ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2016 Los Angeles Times copied on December 3, 2016 | by David S. Cloud Reporter Los Angeles Times, NBC via Leslie Eastman
    Bonuses and student loans to be forgiven in most cases In October, I reported that thousands of California soldiers in the National Guard soldiers were being forced to repay over-paid enlistment bonuses and student loans. Many of these brave men and women were struggling financially to meet the repayment terms. Shortly after the Department of Defense took a substantial P.R. hit once the details behind this travesty became widely known, Secretary Ash Carter announced he was suspending this program. Lawmakers have formally hammered out a compromise agreement that allows the Pentagon to forgive bonuses and benefits that were improperly awarded....
  • DoD Releases Plan to Allow Personnel to Carry Firearms on Base

    11/26/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by uncommonsense · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    The Pentagon recently released detailed guidance that allows U.S. military personnel to carry privately owned, concealed firearms on base, a move that the Army's service chief argued against publicly. "Arming and the Use of Force," a Nov. 18 Defense Department directive approved by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, lays out the policy and standards that allow DoD personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties. But the lengthy document also provides detailed guidance to the services for permitting soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard personnel to carry privately owned firearms on DoD property, according...
  • I Love Mattis, But I Don't Love Him As SECDEF

    11/25/2016 10:50:43 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 45 replies
    War On The Rocks ^ | 25NOV16 | Erin Simpson
    Among those in the Marine Corps I taught and deployed with, Gen. (ret.) Jim Mattis is a legend. The quotes, the foxholes, the knife hands. Everyone has their favorite story. I once handed Mattis a Diet Coke out of a cooler at Quantico. A mundane act? Yes. But I’ve remembered it fondly for 12 years. He is Chaos, Mad Dog, and the warrior monk. But we should not add secretary of defense to that list. I have long thought of Mattis as a “break glass in case of emergency” type of leader. He was uniquely suited to his roles in...
  • Pentagon to End Gun-Free Zones on Military Bases

    11/22/2016 3:37:11 PM PST · by ConfidentConservative · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On November 18, the Pentagon issued a Defense Department directive that will “allow Department of Defense (D0D) personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties.”
  • China Plans To Unveil Stolen US Fighter Jet In Big Show (U.S. systems hacked by China)

    11/01/2016 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 28. 2016 | Ryan Pickrell
    China will publicly present its new stealth fighter jet for the first time at an air show next week, the Chinese air force revealed Friday. The J-20 will be unveiled next week at Airshow China 2016 in Zhuhai, Guangdong. The J-20 and J-31 fighter jets are designed to close the gap between American and Chinese air power. The Pentagon said that the two fifth generation fighters will permit the evolution of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), allowing the transition from a defensive territorial force to one with the ability to carry out offensive strikes, reports Reuters. The...
  • Details of the Military Force Reduction

    10/30/2016 1:42:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | Doug Salvemini
    As part of an overall force reduction due to federal budget constraints, the U.S. military has been forced to cut members. The Marines, Air Force, and Army have all been affected and have begun a significant Reduction in Force (RIF). Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening with the military regarding the reduction. The What Over the summer, the Pentagon released a plan detailing cuts to the military that were to begin in fiscal year 2016. The federal government’s fiscal year began on October 1st, so those cuts are currently underway. The Army was by far the hardest...
  • Pentagon joins Homeland, FBI in eyeing oversight, control of elections

    10/12/2016 10:18:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 12. 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Concerns about Russian hacking into the November 8 election have now reached the Pentagon where the military's top cyber official has outlined a plan to help the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to track an election altering attack. What's more, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has added his voice to that of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson who is considering whether the election system is critical infrastructure, like the power grid and financial sector, and subject to federal oversight. "What is critical infrastructure in this digital age? Data, I would argue, is taking on a very...
  • Blowing Bureaucratic Smoke

    10/07/2016 7:07:05 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6 Oct 2016
    ...In August a new FDA rule went into effect that forbids tobacco makers and distributors from handing out free samples. Some companies that have been donating cigars to service members for decades have now stopped for fear that this is now illegal... California Republican Duncan Hunter, who did combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming a Marine reservist, says legislation shouldn’t be needed. In a Sept. 8 letter, he asked FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to clarify if the new rule really does ban cigar donations to soldiers. He’s still waiting to hear back.... The FDA’s bureaucrats are happy to...
  • Air Force Announces It Will Mandate Diversity Quotas In Candidate Pools For Key Positions

    10/03/2016 10:08:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/2/16 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force announced a new set of 13 inclusion initiatives Friday with the goal of ensuring the force isn’t as white, male and heterosexual as it is now. Air Force officials are intent on building upon a foundation of nine initiatives from 2015, in order to boost diversity. Those nine initiatives weren’t enough to make the Air Force as diverse as desired, which is why it is taking more intensive steps in 2016. The first new initiative mandates that at least one diverse candidate will have to be in the running for important developmental positions like aide-de camp, senior...
  • Two Army generals have been relieved of their duties

    09/24/2016 5:03:41 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 53 replies
    washington post ^ | Sept 23 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    An Army National Guard brigadier general assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a major general in charge of a Kansas-based infantry division have been recently relieved of their duties, according to a report in USA Today and an Army statement released Friday. Brig. Gen. Michael Bobeck is accused of having an extramarital affair — a violation of military law if proven true — and is being investigated, according to the USA Today report. Bobeck has been reassigned from his post on the Joint Chiefs pending the results of the investigation. The report also indicated that Bobeck had a...
  • Military delays 9B EHR-Electronic Health Record System

    09/02/2016 12:15:44 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | September 1, 2016 | Joseph Conn
    The scheduled initial rollout of the Military Health System's new multibillion-dollar electronic health record system has been delayed, at least for several months. The Defense Department is blaming the pause on an “aggressive schedule and issues identified during testing.. The first go-lives “will move in a few months,” the statement said. The proposed new EHR system, called MHS GENESIS since a renaming in April, was to be initially deployed in December at a select group of facilities in the Pacific Northwest. In July 2015, a consortium led by defense contractor Leidos, Accenture Federal Services and Cerner Corp. won the $4.3...
  • Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns (Trunc)

    08/24/2016 10:23:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies...
  • Pentagon can’t account for $6.5 trillion of taxpayer money – IG report

    08/20/2016 1:18:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    RT ^ | 08/20/16
    The Pentagon failed to account for $6.5 trillion in its financial statement, a recently-recovered Inspector General’s report on the 2015 fiscal year said. It reveals the audit of the Department of Defense was “materially misstated.” The army failed to provide “accurate, complete, timely and well-supported” documents that could have explained the use of trillions of dollars in quarterly and yearend adjustments. The US military made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year, but could not provide anything that would detail what it spent the money on. There were a total...
  • Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book On Bin Laden Raid Forfeits $6.8 Million To Settle Criminal Probes

    08/19/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 33 replies
    http://pubx.co/bftjG4 ^ | 8/19/16 | Christopher Drew
    <p>Matt Bissonnette, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, agreed on Friday to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees and apologized for failing to clear his disclosures with the Pentagon, according to federal court documents.</p>
  • Prison inmates produced defective combat helmets for U.S. soldiers

    08/17/2016 9:17:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Federal prison inmates used makeshift hatchets and a screw shoved through a piece of wood among other rudimentary tools to manufacture thousands of faulty Kevlar combat helmets designed to protect the lives of U.S. soldiers on the battlefield, according to a highly critical watchdog report that offered new details about the government boondoggle. More than 126,000 helmets manufactured at a Texas prison under a government contract were recalled after inspectors found major defects... Even though the government and taxpayers lost $19 million on the defective helmets, ArmorSource, the company responsible for the helmets, was awarded more government contracts even as...
  • Pentagon Can't Account for $6.5 TRILLION [in spending]

    08/09/2016 5:46:39 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 62 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 09 August 2016
    Despite a 1996 law requiring all federal agencies to conduct regular spending audits, the Pentagon has so far failed to conduct a single one. While US lawmakers have pressed the DoD to comply by September of 2017, a new inspector general’s report indicates that meeting this deadline is highly unlikely. Army and Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis personnel did not adequately support $2.8 trillion in third quarter adjustments and $6.5 trillion in year-end adjustments made to Army General Fund (AGF) data during FY 2015 financial statement compilation," the report reads. In common language, the Pentagon has no idea how...
  • Moon Express Approved for Private Lunar Landing in 2017, a Space First

    08/03/2016 6:52:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 3, 2016 09:25am ET | Mike Wall
    For the first time ever, a private company has permission to land on the moon. The U.S. government has officially approved the planned 2017 robotic lunar landing of California-based Moon Express, which aims to fly commercial missions to Earth's nearest neighbor and help exploit its resources, company representatives announced today (Aug. 3). ... Previously, companies had been able to operate only on or around Earth. The new approval, while exclusive to Moon Express, could therefore serve as an important regulatory guide for deep-space commercial activity in general, Richards said. "Nobody's had a deep-sea voyage yet. We're still charting those waters,"...
  • Obama to Name Navy Ship After Child Molester

    07/29/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is what Obama thinks of the military. This is what he thinks of children. This is what he thinks of us. As J.E. Dyer reports, Obama will be naming a Naval vessel after Harvey Milk... The U.S. Naval Institute reports that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be naming a Military Sealift Command support ship after slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, a 1970s crusader for gay issues. The ship class is the John Lewis class “fleet oiler,” and USNS Harvey Milk will be T-AO-206, the second unit of the class. In company with Milk and John...
  • Transgenders in Uniform – The US Military’s Latest Lunacy

    07/21/2016 8:55:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Welcome to 2016 when male soldiers train in pregnancy simulators, tactical lactation stations dot the battlefield, women are fraudulently passed through Ranger School and US Navy sailors willingly surrender their boats and equipment to Iranian thugs without so much as firing a flare. It’s the era of breast milk in the field and Liberace joins Delta Force… A perfect storm, a Category Five hurricane of doom and destruction is sweeping over the US military with the deadly accuracy of the Angel of Death on Passover. We have a President who is intent on destroying the military through insane social engineering....
  • Executive Order -U.S. Policy on Pre-and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties

    07/13/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 23 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 1, 2016 | Barack Obama
    train personnel, commensurate with their responsibilities, on compliance with legal obligations and policy guidance that address the protection of civilians and on implementation of best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, including through exercises, pre-deployment training, and simulations of complex operational environments that include civilians;
  • Vanity: Deployed in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army IT Contractor

    07/08/2016 8:29:42 AM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 23 replies
    ME | 7/8/2016 | ME
    To all FReepers, Just letting you know that because of what I do I have deployed to Afghanistan to support the U.S. Army here which is one of the reasons why I have not been on much but since I have been on here for a while I thought I would let you all know, so I will be on when I can and I hope I return safely when my time is up.
  • DoD Installation Commander Celebrates LGBT Pride

    06/30/2016 10:50:32 AM PDT · by Federal Bureaucrat · 22 replies
    A DoD military installation ^ | June 2016 | DoD military commander
    The URL listed above is not this post. Instead, this is pulled from internal DoD correspondence to all hands at a military site. From the base commander. Here's a screen shot of the email:
  • U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops (July 1)

    06/24/2016 4:35:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 129 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 6:29 PM ET | Katy Steinmetz
    The Defense Department has been reviewing the policy for nearly a year Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military’s ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient in the early months of this year, but a report late Friday indicates their wait is almost over. USA Today, citing an unnamed Department of Defense official, reports the ban will end on July 1 and that Pentagon officials are gathering to finalize the details in the coming days. Individual branches of the...
  • Department of Defense Social Engineering

    06/20/2016 9:10:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 20, 2016 | Colonel (USA, Ret.) Richard Strube
    Greek mythology tells of the Amazons, women warriors who were unconquerable. Amazon Queen Hippolyta was said to wear a magical girdle, the capture of which was one of the seven labors of Hercules. These are myths. They are not real events. Today only the United States Army is moving towards making that myth into a reality. No serious modern army in the world has women as frontline combat soldiers, yet that is where the current administration is taking us. Why? To what end? I believe it may safely be said that the goal of this effort is not increased military...
  • The Pentagon's controversial plan to hire military leaders off the street

    06/19/2016 12:14:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
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  • Department Of Defense Diversity [DoD Re-education Camps]

    06/17/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 17, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    A reader who works for the Department of Defense, reacting to my post from earlier today about the State Department’s instructing Fulbright scholars in gender ideology, says this memo was sent around this morning to thousands of employees of that particular agency: This [meeting] will focus on the importance of being able to move from tolerance and acceptance to embracing diversity. We have all observed and been on the receiving end of each of these different levels of human interaction. We can state with absolute certainty the distinction between being tolerated and being embraced, for instance. There are confidence impacts....
  • The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File

    06/15/2016 2:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | June 14, 2016 | Andrew P Collins
    The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004. Defense One and others are reporting that the USAF lost its records of 100,000 investigations in their Automated Case Tracking System due to some kind of file corruption that neither Lockheed Martin or the Air Force have been able to figure out. Apparently Lockheed Martin spent...
  • The Pentagon's Third Offset: Just a Smoke Screen for a Shrinking US Military?

    06/14/2016 9:46:10 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    National Interest ^ | June 14, 2016 | Dan Goure
    The third offset strategy hopes to accomplish two objectives. First, by investing in groundbreaking technologies in such areas as undersea systems, hypersonics, electronic warfare, big data analytics, advanced materials, 3D printing, energy and propulsion, robotics, autonomy, man-machine interfaces and advanced sensing and computing, the Pentagon hopes to create new military capabilities that will counter competitors’ advances in precision weapons, long-range missiles and electronic warfare. Second, by relying more heavily on technologies developed in commercial industry and, even more important, on the practices of cutting-edge IT companies in the areas of innovation, experimentation and rapid development and deployment, DoD believes it...
  • A Battlefield is not Gender Neutral

    06/11/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 73 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s 1984 at the Pentagon, where the truth is warped like an old 78 RPM record sitting in the sun all day. At the Pentagon, true is false and false is true and the difference couldn’t be located with a million GPS’. We are living in dangerous times, when incompetent, leftist social engineers are calling the plays in the Pentagon and in the process, sealing the fate of the US military in future conflicts. As reported on Townhall this week: The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are getting a progressive make-over. The word ‘man’ will be dropped from each job...
  • Women in the Combat Arms: The Greatest Disaster in US Military History

    06/04/2016 8:10:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 70 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Operation You Go Girl is destined to fail; failure defined not as a NO GO, or an F, but as the nation’s young women flown home in flag draped Glad Bags when the nation loses the next war(s). When this happens, the Hollywood producers, the feminists and the cultural Marxists who were responsible for forcing the nation’s women to experience the horrors of ground combat will scratch their heads and wonder why reality is so much different from their imaginary ideas of women in combat. Think about this: US defense policy is now being run on a fantasy propagated by...
  • DoD Military Base in CONUS Promotes LGBT Celebration

    06/03/2016 10:39:59 AM PDT · by Federal Bureaucrat · 24 replies
    internal website of a DoD command base ^ | month of June | U.S. Department of Defense
    (The link is not relevant. This is a "vanity" post of content not available on the web.) One of the DoD military commands promotes this garbage to its employees and contractors on the base internal website: The base commander personally promotes the LGBT celebration. Last year the commander invited a transgendered DoD speaker to a local LGBT celebration day event. This is the fourth year of this garbage.
  • The US Army of 2016: High Drag and Low Speed

    06/01/2016 1:54:49 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 1, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Army, to quote that age old sage of wisdom, 173rd Airborne Brigade Vietnam combat vet, Master Sergeant Jimmy Busby, is in Deep Kimchee. A correlation of forces are converging to create an Army that has severe personnel problems, limited knowledge of armored warfare, low morale, while also being eaten alive by severe social changes that are unprecedented in the history of the lean green machine. Under the Fiscal Year 2017 President’s Budget Proposal, recently released by the DoD, the active duty Army will be reduced from 475,000 to 460,000 in the next year. Army Reserve levels will drop from...
  • Reversing Course on U.S. Soldiers Wearing Kurdish Rebel Insignia (thanks to Turks)

    05/29/2016 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | MAY 27, 2016 | KRISHNADEV CALAMUR
    Reversing Course on U.S. Soldiers Wearing Kurdish Rebel Insignia On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.” KRISHNADEV CALAMUR MAY 27, 2016 Updated on May 27 at 2:31 p.m. ET The U.S. Defense Department has ordered American special-operations forces to take down the insignia of a Kurdish rebel group that Turkey regards as a terrorist organization—after angry complaints from Ankara and despite justifying the patches a day earlier. “Wearing those YPG patches was...
  • GOP Congress, Pentagon Accelerate Recruitment of Illegals As Military Shrinks

    05/26/2016 12:00:04 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-24-2016 | Neil Mccabe
    The leading advocate for the illegals on the House Armed Services Committee is Rep. Ruben Gallego (D.-Ariz.). He said he was thrilled that his committee chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R.-Texas), and the Republican leadership sided with him against Gosar and his fellow Freedom Caucus co-sponsors. “I am pleased that Congressman Gosar’s attempt to irresponsibly revise compromise language that could enable Dreamers to serve was rejected by cooler heads in the House GOP Leadership,” he said. “Dreamers” is the term used by Democrats to describe younger illegals.