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  • In the Army, the PC Madness Keeps Rolling Along…

    01/08/2018 9:16:29 PM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 8, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    General Mattis, this is US Defense Watch; radio check, over… Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… General Mattis is starting to look like Hermann Goering promising the besieged Sixth Army at Stalingrad that everything is A-OK – the airdrops will be coming with ammunition and food and medical supplies for everyone. Just hang on boys… Don’t worry about those Russians surrounding you. You’ve got the Romanians on your flank! The US military is starting to resemble the doomed Sixth Army – surrounded by Marxists and under constant attack with limited options, knowing the inevitable is coming; the inevitable defined as the Hour of the Total...
  • Pentagon Wants to Spend $500 Million on Guantanamo Construction

    01/04/2018 12:51:49 PM PST · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    military.com ^ | 8/21/2017 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Behind the scenes, the U.S. military is planning for nearly a half-billion dollars in new construction during the Trump administration, including a Navy request to build a $250 million, five-bed hospital here that has been singled out for study by a Senate committee. Despite President Donald J. Trump's campaign promise to reduce costs at the remote U.S. Navy base -- at one point he mused that his new Cuba policy might import cheap, local labor from across the minefield -- the Pentagon's appetite to spend at this outpost of about 5,500 residents and 41...
  • Problems the Pentagon Must Fix in 2018

    01/02/2018 9:09:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 5 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    In the last year, the Pentagon did an excellent job prosecuting the war against ISIS in the Middle East. It’s amazing what the military can do when it actually drops the bombs, strafes the targets and double taps the bad guys in the night. It’s amazing what the military can do when it’s not taking orders from liberal morons like Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes. In 2018, the army must continue to rebuild its nearly non-existent armored and mechanized capabilities which were eviscerated during the last 15 years, while the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan raged and continue to in...
  • Report: Pentagon & HUD ‘Lost’ $21 TRILLION! - Should We Look For A New Terror Attack To Cover This?

    12/12/2017 3:15:13 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-12-2017 | Tim Brown
    Now, if this was in any private sector venture, no one at the top would have a job and there would probably be some civil prosecution that would take place, but it's government.  So, all parties involved will not be fire and will enjoy a long and profitable retirement compliments of the very people whose money they "lost." A new report by Dr. Mark Skidmore, a professor of economics at Michigan State University, and Catherine Austin Fitts, former assistant secretary of housing analyzed the budgets of both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...
  • Leftist Judges are now running the Pentagon

    12/11/2017 6:54:58 PM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Oh rejoice! It’s another victory for leftists and another nail in the coffin for the US military. This would be nail number 2,485. According to Bloomberg News Service and the Associated Press: the Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition. Oh rejoice! Another victory for diversity! Of course our enemies like North Korea and ISIS and Iran wouldn’t know diversity if it drove over them with a bus full of lactating Airborne Rangers, but don’t tell the Pentagon that. Oh rejoice! Another victory for political correctness! The military has...
  • Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world

    12/11/2017 4:55:42 PM PST · by Kalamata · 72 replies
    American Military News ^ | December 08, 2017 | Stephen Carlson
    The U. S. military has more than 44,000 troops across the globe that the Pentagon claims it cannot track, according to a recent report. “We are not at a point where we can give numbers other than those officially stated,” said Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman.
  • Pentagon says transgender people can elist in military despite Trump opposition

    12/11/2017 10:23:03 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 80 replies
    Star Tribune/AP ^ | 12/11/2017 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, though difficult, for them to join the armed services. Maj. David Eastburn says the...
  • The Great Pentagon Cluster Factory

    12/04/2017 6:52:27 PM PST · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The Pentagon has met the enemy and it is itself. Like a twisted version of Dorian Gray, every time the feather merchants in the Pentagon stare at themselves in an E Ring latrine mirror, they become more PC, more sensitive, more gutless and less focused on anything to do with war fighting. Here’s some of the latest craziness emanating from what used to be the US military… News concerning Comrade Lieutenant Spenser Rapone has seemed to wither away, perhaps swept under that giant rug in the Pentagon entrance way. You remember Spenser Rapone, the West Point graduate, communist, ex-communicated Ranger...
  • Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials

    12/03/2017 3:24:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 2017 | Mike Stone
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.
  • Army probes criticism of Green Beret training.

    12/01/2017 3:04:09 PM PST · by Chode · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 November 2017 | Associated Press
    'Our Regiment has a cancer': Army launches investigation after anonymous email claims elite Special Forces school's drive to hit unrealistic quotas means 'dangerously less capable' Green Berets
  • The Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon

    11/20/2017 6:14:22 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2017 | Clyde Ward
    If you're not familiar with the term "Perfumed Prince," take a look at Air Force LTG Jay Silveria, Commander of the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. Silveria achieved the national spotlight by chewing out the entire class over racial slurs posted on five cadets' quarters. Months later, it turned out that one of the targets was actually the perpetrator.
  • Pentagon headed for another stopgap budget in December

    11/21/2017 7:29:57 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 20, 2017, 2:43 PM | Travis J. Tritten
    The Pentagon is likely to be dealt another budget heartbreak in December. Military leaders have made it crystal clear for months that they want Congress to lift a Budget Control Act spending cap for defense and pass a 2018 budget that allows the services to start new programs, buy spare parts and contract for fighter jets and other hardware. snip A budget punt with another continuing resolution is not what the Pentagon wanted. “It's just a waste of money and we need to be able to plan in advance,” Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said. White has been using her...
  • Military’s Known About Crime Reporting Lapses To FBI For Two Decades

    11/08/2017 9:30:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 11-8-2017 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    The Pentagon has known for nearly twenty years about major reporting lapses to the FBI of criminals within the U.S. military, The Associated Press reports. The AP discovered a 1997 report that detailed massive fingerprint reporting lapses of military criminals with the U.S. Navy and the Navy failed to report 94 percent of cases. “The lack of reporting to the FBI criminal history files prevents civilian law enforcement agencies from having significant information on military offenders,” the report warned 20 years ago. Military criminal reporting to the FBI has come under renewed scrutiny after former U.S. Air Force enlisted criminal...
  • Scathing report blames crew errors for deadly Navy collisions [USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald]

    11/02/2017 7:14:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | November 1, 2017 | Luis Martinez
    Poor decisions and lax standards made by the crews of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain contributed to the deadly collisions last summer that killed 17 sailors, according to a new Navy investigation. "The collisions were avoidable," said Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, in the executive summary to the report. "Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found multiple failures by watchstanders that contributed to the incidents," he added in a statement accompanying the report's release. "We must do better." On June 17, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a...
  • At the Pentagon, It’s another Day on Fantasy Island

    10/25/2017 8:28:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 25, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Operation You Go Girl is right on track. This week the Pentagon, aka Fantasy Island, issued a report recommending that women (ages 18-25) be required to register with the Selective Service, and if needed, to be drafted in time of war. A draft would subsequently place women in the combat arms; infantry, armor, armored cavalry and artillery, among other units. Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace of about 2 million each year. Women, whom the government has never ordered to sign up, would add 11 million to the Selective Service System...
  • Niger and the West African War on Terror

    10/25/2017 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Austin Bay
    In his October 23 Pentagon press conference describing the U.S. military presence in Niger, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford demonstrated it is possible to address serious national security issues and finesse the current spate of domestic political hysterics. "This area (in west Africa) is inherently dangerous," General Dunford said. "We're there because ISIS and al-Qaida are operating in that area." Here's the predicate to Dunford's statement: on October 4, four U.S. Army Green Berets died in combat in Niger. They were part of a 12-man U.S. detachment accompanying 30 Nigerien soldiers on a patrol returning...
  • Defense Dept. Announces New Policies for Foreigners Entering U.S. Military

    10/13/2017 7:09:48 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 14 replies
    The Department of Defense announced new policies on Friday for foreigners who plan to enter the United States military. The department's chief of accessions Stephanie Miller made the announcement, which concerns the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) and green card holders. The new change puts increased security screenings on applicants who desire to eventually obtain American citizenship. Miller said that the Department of Defense had to change the policy because some service members were receiving citizenship before they passed their security clearance. Some in the service currently who have received their characterization of service have now had theirs...
  • Pentagon makes major changes to immigrant recruitment program

    10/13/2017 7:07:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/17 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Pentagon on Friday announced that foreign-born troops seeking U.S. citizenship under a recently scrutinized military recruitment program must undergo new security screenings and complete longer enlistments. The changes came about after security concerns were raised related to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) pilot program, a way for legal noncitizens to join the military in exchange for expedited citizenship. “While the Department recognizes the value of expedited U.S. citizenship achieved through military service, it is in the national interest to ensure all current and prospective service members complete security and suitability screening prior to naturalization,” Pentagon...
  • Top Pentagon posts are 70 percent vacant as confirmations continue to lag

    10/14/2017 4:31:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 14, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    The slow pace of confirming Trump administration nominees shows no signs of abating at the Pentagon as mid-October rolls around and 70 percent of its top posts remain unfilled. Just 17 of the 57 Pentagon positions that require Senate confirmation have been filled by President Trump's appointees. That figure has barely budged in two months, leaving the military without a spectrum of leaders who can put the administration's stamp on policy. "I think we should be very concerned and informal reports I get from the Pentagon suggest that this is a problem, that this is not just like business as...
  • Pentagon stops paying peshmerga salaries amid Kurdish independence backlash

    10/06/2017 5:43:35 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 28 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Jack Detsch
    The US government has stopped paying Kurdish peshmerga fighters’ salaries after a yearlong agreement expired over the summer, and there are no current plans to renew it. Under the deal negotiated by the Barack Obama administration in July 2016, the United States agreed to pay stipends to some 36,000 Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. The agreement was expected to be renewed over the summer for another year, but US and Kurdish officials tell Al-Monitor that talks stalled as the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) pursued a divisive referendum on independence and the IS presence in the region...