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  • U.S. MILITARY ON PUERTO RICO: “THE PROBLEM IS DISTRIBUTION” AND HERE’S WHY

    09/30/2017 6:23:38 PM PDT · by angelrod · 86 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/29/17 | Penelope Jean Hayes
    Col. Valle is a firsthand witness of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) response supporting FEMA in Puerto Rico, and as a Puerto Rican himself with family members living in the devastation, his passion for the people is second to none. “It’s just not true,” Col. Valle says of the major disconnect today between the perception of a lack of response from Washington verses what is really going on on the ground. “I have family here. My parents’ home is here. My uncles, aunts, cousins, are all here. As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has...
  • Paid Patriotism - How the DOD paid NFL teams for flag ceremonies

    09/27/2017 7:35:18 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 23 replies
    Truthdig ^ | 9/26/17 | Emma Niles
    Unfortunately, contrary to the public statements made by DOD and the NFL, the majority of the contracts—72 of the 122 contracts we analyzed—clearly show that DOD paid for patriotic tributes at professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer games. These paid tributes included on-field color guard, enlistment and reenlistment ceremonies, performances of the national anthem, full-field flag details, ceremonial first pitches and puck drops. The National Guard paid teams for the “opportunity” to sponsor military appreciation nights and to recognize its birthday. It paid the Buffalo Bills to sponsor its Salute to the Service game. DOD even paid teams for...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15, 2017, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    09/15/2017 9:58:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    White House ^ | Sep 13, 2017
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 13, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 15, 2017, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans are blessed with many freedoms thanks to the hard-earned battle victories and tremendous sacrifices of our military men and women. The members of our Armed Forces shine a light of freedom throughout the world, and as we celebrate our returning heroes, we also remember our heroes who never returned home. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, our...
  • Senate Defense Authorization Bill Has Provision That Will Nationalize Intellectual Property

    09/09/2017 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | Brian Darling
    Intellectual property rights are under attack from Congress. On Monday, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to S. 1519, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.” That bill contains a provision that would nationalize the intellectual property of software firms that do business with the Department of Defense. The big high profile fights on the NDAA will be on issues where the Trump Administration disagree with Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) drafted and committee passed bill. According to The Hill, the Trump Administration has a number of problems with the bill including “a prohibition on...
  • The Russian Company That Is a Danger to Our Security

    09/05/2017 3:08:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-4-17 | Jeanne Shaheen
    MADBURY, N.H. — The Kremlin hacked our presidential election, is waging a cyberwar against our NATO allies and is probing opportunities to use similar tactics against democracies worldwide. Why then are federal agencies, local and state governments and millions of Americans unwittingly inviting this threat into their cyber networks and secure spaces? That threat is posed by antivirus and security software products created by Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based company with extensive ties to Russian intelligence. To close this alarming national security vulnerability, I am advancing bipartisan legislation to prohibit the federal government from using Kaspersky Lab software. Kaspersky Lab insists...
  • US-Pakistan-Afghanistan: The gloves are now off

    08/28/2017 11:02:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | Aug 27, 2017 | Qanta Ahmed
    Like millions of Americans, I watched President Donald Trump’s speech from my living room on August 21, 2017. It is the third time an American president has addressed our nation on Afghanistan, now the longest war in American history. To those of us familiar with the region, the speech was business as usual, with a few notable changes. But for those Americans with loved ones in Pakistan, the president’s speech was a plainspoken warning – fall in line Pakistan, or face the consequences. Taking the speech to its furthest extrapolation, without change, Pakistan will soon face US sanctions. Certainly for...
  • Weekly Update: JW Exposes the Deep State

    08/26/2017 12:44:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues for Info Obama/Enviro Attack on Key Energy Project Obama’s EPA Lied About Its Clean Power Plan’s Benefits What is Rahm Emanuel Hiding About the Controversial Police Shooting? Judicial Watch Sues for Info Obama/Enviro Attack on Key Energy Project Your Judicial Watch is leading the way in uncovering the corrupt maneuvering by the Obama administration to impose its leftist agenda on our country. As Obama holdovers and the federal Deep State continue to push this agenda even now in the Trump administration, our work is essential. A good example of this is our new lawsuit on the...
  • Trump Halts Pentagon Payments for Transgender Surgery

    08/25/2017 3:55:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    NBC ^ | 25 Aug 2017 | ALI VITALI
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday officially stopped funding for sex-reassignment treatment for transgender people currently in the military and barred the Pentagon from accepting any more transgender people into the services. The president signed a memo giving new guidance to his previously-tweeted ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, according to a senior White House official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. Trump signed the memo, the details of which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, on Friday and directed the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to stop funding of sex-reassignment procedures...
  • Army Launches Competition for More Powerful Combat Rifle

    08/07/2017 9:36:59 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 132 replies
    Military.com ^ | August 5, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    U.S. Army weapon officials just opened a competition for a new 7.62mm Interim Service Combat Rifle to arm infantry units with a weapon potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor. "The Army has identified a potential gap in the capability of ground forces and infantry to penetrate body armor using existing ammunition. To address this operational need, the Army is looking for an Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) that is capable of defeating emerging threats," according to an Aug. 4 solicitation posted on FedBizOpps.gov. The service plans to initially award up to eight contracts, procuring seven types of weapons from...
  • Raymond Arroyo interview with Sebastian Gorka

    08/02/2017 6:29:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    https://youtu.be/ ^ | July 27, 2017 | EWTN
    This is a very good interview with Sebastian Gorka, National Security Advisory Staff. His comments on the new transgender policy start at 7.49. No one was blind-sighted.
  • One-Note Droning on the Transgender Ban

    08/02/2017 8:34:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    A sudden, even shocking announcement came from President Trump's Twitter account on July 26. The government "will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity" in the military due to "the tremendous medical costs and disruption" that entails. Whether you favor it or oppose it, and regardless of how this abrupt declaration blindsided the Pentagon brass, it's indisputable that the liberal media could not and would not approach this subject with anything resembling objectivity. Never mind that military men and women -- and that's all we should care about -- cheered the announcement. The press...
  • Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government's immigrant recruitment program

    08/01/2017 4:21:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/2017 | James Rosen
    recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared James Rosen By James Rosen Published August 01, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING VP Pence assures Eastern Europe's NATO partners Close EXCLUSIVE: Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon expressing alarm over “foreign infiltration” and enrollees now unaccounted for. After more than a year of investigation, the Pentagon’s inspector general recently issued a report – its contents still classified but its existence...
  • ‘We Should Just Leave:’ Trump Takes A Look At Pulling Troops Out Of Afghanistan

    07/31/2017 7:18:52 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 80 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/31/2017
    The Trump administration is considering the ramifications of paring back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan as part of its ongoing strategy review in America’s longest war, The Wall Street Journal reports. Trump’s national security cabinet is bitterly divided on the future U.S. role in Afghanistan. Senior national security officials like Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster are reportedly pushing Trump to allow a surge of approximately 4,000 troops into Afghanistan, while White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has lobbied against the effort. “It doesn’t work unless we are there for a long time, and if...
  • I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military.

    07/29/2017 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2017 | Walt Heyer
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wouldn’t allow transgender individuals to serve in the military:
  • Mattis Orders Full Review Of Any Military Training That Has Nothing To Do With Warfighting

    07/26/2017 8:52:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/17 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered a full review of any military training not directly relevant to warfighting. Mattis told the services to conduct a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks,” according to a Friday memo obtained by Military Times. In other words, Mattis wants a full examination of all the hours of burdensome, irrelevant training service members have to undergo before deployment.
  • DoD Celebrates LGBTQ Disease Pride Month

    07/10/2017 9:39:43 AM PDT · by SivviServant · 22 replies
    DoD internal email ^ | June 2017 | A Department of Defense Command
    An email (image below) sent by the Commander and Public Affairs Office of a U.S. Department of Defense installation. Sent to several thousand employees and contractors. July is "LGBT Pride Month" throughout the DoD, but note that here is a case of a local military installation taking proactive interest, of its own voilition, in celebrating the unhealthy and relatively dysfunctional conditions of lesbianism, homosexuality, gay, transgender, and queer. This command has celebrated "LGBT Pride Month" for the past several years.
  • The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers

    07/05/2017 8:40:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers Christopher Woody Jun. 23, 2017 US airmen tasked with jobs like surveillance and cyber operations have a growing role on the battlefield, even though they are often physically distant from it. To ensure that kind of work is recognized, the Air Force has introduced new hardware for its service men and women. "As the impact of remote operations on combat continues to increase, the necessity of ensuring those actions are distinctly recognized grows," Defense Department officials said in a memo published on January 7, 2016.
  • Retired generals to Mattis: Don't delay accepting transgender recruits

    07/01/2017 2:22:16 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 78 replies
    The hill ^ | 6.27.2017 | Staff
    A trio of retired generals is urging Defense Secretary James Mattis not to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military after reports that the Pentagon chief was considering such a move. “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has stated that he will make personnel decisions based on evidence about what best promotes force readiness,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Army Major Gen. Gale Pollock and retired Army Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender wrote in a statement provided to The Hill.
  • What does 'COVFEFE' mean? Try rising military morale

    06/25/2017 4:12:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Now here's a photo from our U.S. armed forces in the field worth a look: It's an M109 self-propelled tank from an undisclosed field location, bearing President Trump's cryptic Twitter typo, COVFEFE, according to the Daily Caller, which ran the picture yesterday. COVFEFE was the subject of much speculation, mostly on the left, as to what it might have meant. In this case, one of the troops has helpfully given the answer: rising military morale. You never saw such repetitions of presidential words during the Obama administration. Did anyone ever stamp 'You didn't build that' or 'If you like your...
  • How Trump is empowering the military -- and raising some eyebrows

    06/24/2017 12:18:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | June 24, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Washington (CNN)In his first six months in office, President Donald Trump has overseen a steady transfer of powerfrom the White House to the Pentagon, handing off several warfighting authorities that previously rested in his hands -- and those of past presidents of both parties -- to the Pentagon and the commanders overseeing the US' military campaigns.The moves are intended to empower the military at a tactical level, bolstering the US' intensifying fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups to praise from several current and former military officials. But those efforts have also raised concerns about whether Trump expects to face...