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  • Dereliction of Duty

    09/16/2017 10:19:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 16, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Original title - Dereliction of Duty – The Feather Merchants, Duds and Perfumed Princes that Sold out the US Military to Political Correctness Dereliction of duty is a specific offense under United States Code Title 10, Section 892, Article 92 and applies to all branches of the US military. A service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties. Article 92 also applies to service members whose acts or omissions rise to the level of criminally negligent behavior....
  • After Backlash, Kennedy School Withdraws Manning's Fellowship ["Transgender" traitor]

    09/15/2017 4:19:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 80 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | September 15, 2017 | GRAHAM W. BISHAI and DEREK G. XIAO
    Facing backlash from high-ranking current and former CIA officials, the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government withdrew an invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics in late-night reversal Friday. “I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf wrote in a statement posted to the school’s website shortly after midnight. The school withdrew the invitation to Manning—a transgender activist and former U.S. Army soldier who was imprisoned after disclosing over 700,000 classified government documents— after...
  • Trump and first lady to commemorate 9/11 at Pentagon (shameless Trump bashing!)

    09/11/2017 6:04:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | September 11, 2017 | SEAN GALLUP
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is preparing to preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office, a solemn and nonpartisan occasion in which he will be joined by first lady Melania Trump. The Trumps plan to observe a moment of silence at the White House on Monday in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The morning remembrance is scheduled for about the time the first plane struck one of the Twin Towers on the morning of Sept. 11,...
  • McMaster Pulls In Obama Pentagon Staff Members For Senior National Security Council Roles

    09/03/2017 6:46:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    H.R. McMaster is the enemy within, who is quietly working to fill the Trump White House with Obama Pentagon staff members. Not only that, he is giving them senior National Security Council roles. Who are they? You probably have never heard of them. They are Ylli and Ylber Bajraktari, Albanian-Kosovan brothers, who were high-ranking officials in the Obama administration. What positions did they hold? As an Obama recruit, Ylber was deputy chief of staff to Secretary of Defense Carter. He played a pivotal role in developing the Obama administration’s foreign policy on Iran and Iraq. He also worked on the...
  • Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US

    08/31/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 31 replies
    Deutche Welle ^ | 5-17-2017 | Julian Welle
    Despite efforts by the United Nations to impose isolating sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's continued development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, trade between Russia and North Korea soared more than 85 percent in the first four months of the year.
  • The Military’s Social Engineering Has Weakened Our National Security

    08/08/2017 7:16:09 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 8, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The US military in 2017 is a weak sister: a feminized, waddling, knocked-up, lactating, transgender, homosexual, socially engineered weakling that is reeling from the PC madness of the Obama administration and from the embedded leftists at the Pentagon who are still intent on implementing the lunacy. The situation with North Korea and its madder than a barrel of monkeys leader, Kim Jong-un, has rapidly metastasized from SNAFU, to TARFU, to FUBAR. As the French say, ‘the merde has hit the ventilateur.’ Just today, a report in the Washington Post, using a DIA report as its source, claimed that North Korea...
  • The Feather Merchants Fire Back

    08/04/2017 7:30:42 PM PDT · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 4, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    In a letter to the Palm Center issued today, 56 retired generals and admirals released the following statement as a PC, trendy rebuttal to the President’s recent transgender ban in the armed forces. “The Commander in Chief has tweeted a total ban of honorably serving transgender troops. This proposed ban, if implemented, would cause significant disruptions, deprive the military of mission-critical talent, and compromise the integrity of transgender troops who would be forced to live a lie, as well as non-transgender peers who would be forced to choose between reporting their comrades or disobeying policy. As a result, the proposed...
  • 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...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, July 27, 2017 [prayer]

    07/27/2017 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | July 27, 2017 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Pentagon Stops $300 Million Payment to Pakistan, Citing Terrorist Fight

    07/21/2017 7:45:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    The Pentagon is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars meant to reimburse Pakistan for its fight against terrorist groups, citing Islamabad’s failure to take “sufficient action” against the Haqqani Network, an offshoot of the Taliban based in Pakistan. The announcement on Friday comes as Defense Secretary James Mattis and the White House debate a long-delayed strategy for the war in Afghanistan that could adopt a tougher line toward over Pakistan’s role in the conflict. Defense officials and congressional aides have for months said that the new strategy won’t focus solely on Afghanistan, but take a more regional approach. This includes...
  • Unimpressed Trump Sends Pentagon Back To The Drawing Board On Afghanistan

    07/21/2017 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/17 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump, unimpressed by the Afghanistan war options presented to him during a White House meeting with his full national security team Wednesday, suggested they may have to go back to the drawing board to craft a strategy that does not mirror the failed ones employed by his predecessors, said an administration official. The meeting came as the Pentagon briefed lawmakers about plans to increase the U.S. military footprint in the country. Contrary to mainstream media claims that the president has taken a completely hands-off approach to the 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, Trump presided...
  • Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement Plan

    07/01/2017 5:48:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/17 | Neil Munro
    The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular. Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports. Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his July 30 decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating: Since becoming the Secretary of Defense, I have emphasized that the...
  • 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...
  • US Pilots Will Defend Themselves As Russia Threatens Aircraft Over Syria, Pentagon Says

    06/19/2017 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Washingtonton Examinter ^ | 06/19/17 | Jamie McIntyre
    U.S. pilots over Syria will defend themselves if attacked by Russians, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, following a report that Russia will treat U.S. or coalition aircraft as targets if they fly over areas in western Syria controlled by Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry made the threat Monday after a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 after that plane bombed U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are working with the U.S. to defeat the Islamic State on Sunday. "Any aircraft, including planes and drones of the international coalition, detected in the operation areas west of the Euphrates River...
  • Defense Secretary Mattis "shocked" by poor state of U.S. combat readiness

    06/12/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | 12 June 2017 11:35pm
    WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Monday that he was "shocked" upon his return to the Pentagon by the poor state of the U.S. military's readiness for combat. He put most of the blame on Congress for its inability to approve budgets on time or repeal a law that strictly limits defense spending. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Mattis said Congress has "sidelined itself from its active constitutional oversight role" by failing to deliver a steady stream of funding to pay for new weapons and other critical gear. "It has blocked new programs, prevented service growth, stalled...
  • Trump's Pentagon filling top jobs after slow start

    06/10/2017 1:53:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 10, 2017, 12:01 AM | Jamie McIntyre
    For months after President Trump's inauguration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was the only Senate-confirmed appointee from the new administration at the Pentagon. But after a slow start, Trump's Pentagon says key positions, including dozens of jobs that don't require congressional confirmation, are being filled. "It's moving. It's definitely moving much faster than it was," said Dana White, assistant to the secretary for public affairs. "We've got a nice rhythm going now, we've got at least two-thirds of the Senate-appointed [positions] at least identified, or in process."
  • Pentagon to test new anti-missile system in wake of North Korea threat

    05/30/2017 2:15:30 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 30 May 2017 1:14AM EDT | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    Washington (CNN)The Pentagon on Tuesday will for the first time test its ability to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its own upgraded long-range interceptor missile in what is being widely seen as a test of US ability to counter a North Korean missile launch. The test, which will take place in the skies over the Pacific Ocean, comes just two days after Pyongyang fired a short-range ballistic missile that traveled an estimated 248 miles, splashing down within Japan's exclusive economic zone. In a Monday tweet, President Donald Trump joined the leaders of South Korea and Japan in condemning...
  • PC PENTAGON CAVES TO CAIR, AGREES TO 'REVIEW' ANTI-TERROR TRAINING PROGRAM [not sarcasm]

    05/05/2017 2:02:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Assigns case to Muslim chaplain who graduated from radical Islamic school raided after 9/11. The Pentagon has agreed to formally review an anti-terror training program taught to special forces by a private contractor for material deemed offensive to Islam and Muslims, even though the Muslim group that lodged a complaint against the allegedly “Islamophobic” program has been accused by the Justice Department of supporting terrorism and is currently banned from outreach activities by the FBI. The instructor hired to teach the program says he fears his class might not get a fair hearing, because military brass have assigned the review...
  • US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

    04/18/2017 7:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/18/2017 | Spencer Ackerman in New York and Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    As Pentagon looks for strategies to pressure into denuclearization, officials worry that intercepting missiles could escalate tensions and risk war. The US military is considering shooting down North Korean missile tests as a show of strength to Pyongyang, two sources briefed on the planning told the Guardian. As tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threaten confrontation in north-east Asia, the Pentagon is looking for ways short of war to pressure North Korea into denuclearization, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with anticipated sixth nuclear test. The option, which defense secretary James Mattis has briefed to Congress, has yet...
  • Pentagon Works To Protect Power Grid Amid Fears Of Attack By North Korea

    04/15/2017 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Fennie · 20 replies
    WJ ^ | April 14, 2017 | By Jack Davis
    In the wake of warnings that America's power grid could be vulnerable to attack by nations such as North Korea, the Pentagon is developing a solution. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and BAE Systems are developing alternative communication networks for use in the event of a cyberattack on the grid.