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  • 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.
  • More Winning: NATO Chief – Allied Spending Up $10 Billion Because of Trump

    04/13/2017 3:19:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    More Winning… You’re Going to Get Tired of Winning… During the 2016 campaign Donald Trump complained that NATO countries were not contributing their fair share to the alliance. He was right. The United States pays more than any other country to prop up the alliance. Via CNN Money On Wednesday NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a joint press conference at the White House that allied spending was up $10 billion because of President Trump. This was after Trump repeated his request for NATO countries to keep their side of the agreement.
  • 'The US is planning to eliminate Kim Jong-un

    04/08/2017 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 90 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/17 | Chana Roberts
    US intelligence agencies are finalizing a plan to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, an anonymous high-level Pentagon source said. One source claims that according to a leaked document, the US plan includes disguising a small building opposite Kim's primary office in the DPRK building. The disguise would turn the smaller building into a "Pizza Hut" selling both normal and poisoned pizzas. According to a South Korean military official, the US will work under South Korean command. US special agents will form a special brigade under South Korean command, which the natives would tailor to meet the area's unique requirements....
  • Trump nominates physician for Army secretary post

    04/07/2017 4:02:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2017 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    President Trump selected Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green for Army secretary after his initial pick backed out two months ago, the White House announced Friday evening. Green was rumored in mid-March to be the leading candidate for the military post. If selected, the gubernatorial candidate would have to put his state political ambitions on hold, though the payout, for a much bigger position on the federal level, would be an upgrade even from governor. The 52-year-old physician has served three tours overseas and later created AlignMD, an emergency room management firm. He joined the state Senate in early 2013 and...
  • Russia Defense Ministry Notifies Pentagon On Closing Down Of Military Hotline

    04/07/2017 3:39:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Interfax News ^ | 04/07/17
    21:58 .   Russian Defense Ministry summons U.S. military attache, cuts off communication with Pentagon on Syria (Part 2) http://www.interfax.com/news.asp  
  • Obama officials pressured by Farkas for months to spill beans on Trump-Russia ties

    04/04/2017 3:00:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 4, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    Even before her now-famous MSNBC comments explaining why "you have the leaking" on alleged ties between Trump officials and Russia, former defense official Evelyn Farkas had undertaken a media campaign to pressure her old colleagues in the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama himself -- to disclose what they knew. Farkas, who left the administration in 2015 after serving as a deputy assistant secretary of defense, raised eyebrows in the March 2 interview on MSNBC when she said there had been a rush to share information before President Trump took office. “I was urging my former colleagues, and frankly speaking,...
  • Boeing hopes its Super Hornet fighter can emerge triumphant from Pentagon budget battle

    04/02/2017 8:07:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | Samantha Masunaga
    Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the F/A-18 fighter family has come to dominate Navy carrier decks — and supported a base of more than 200 military contractors in Southern California. With a stealthy replacement rolling off assembly lines, though, its days seemed to be numbered. Now, thanks to an unexpected lift from the Trump administration, the latest version of the fighter jet could catch a second wind. President Trump has requested $2.32 billion for 24 new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft in a supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2017. That comes after months of Trump tweets and...
  • Mattis seeks out Soros-funded think tanker for top Pentagon post

    03/22/2017 10:48:46 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 135 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis wants to nominate a senior fellow at a Soros-funded think tank as undersecretary at the Pentagon, as the embattled Cabinet official continues to clash with the White House over prospective nominees. Politico reports that Mattis wants Rudy deLeon — a senior fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress (CAP) — to come on board as undersecretary for personnel and readiness. DeLeon previously served in the Clinton administration as deputy secretary of defense. During that time, Gen. Mattis served as his senior military assistant. DeLeon worked for Boeing as senior vice president from 2001 to...
  • WHY IS GENERAL MATTIS NOMINATING THE ‘MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S STOOGE’?

    03/10/2017 11:10:54 AM PST · by Mel48 · 22 replies
    Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’? A familiar face from the Obama disaster in Egypt. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic. Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers. As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government. She came under...
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/10/2017 3:55:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 10, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A familiar face from the Obama disaster in Egypt. Reprinted from PJ Media. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic.Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers.   As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his...
  • Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House

    02/27/2017 3:27:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    CNBC (source Reuters) ^ | 2-27-17 | none stated
    A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria. Davis said the plan would define what defeating Islamic State meant and was one that would rapidly defeat the militant group. He added that Mattis would discuss the plan, which is primarily a written one with...
  • Pentagon Says OBAMA Was Wrong: It’s NOT ISIL, IT’S ISIS!

    02/25/2017 5:15:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    <p>During a Friday briefing, Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said that the Pentagon had officially switched the name of the Islamic terrorist group, ISIL, to ISIS according to Fox News.</p> <p>Changing the name from ISIL to ISIS was important for the Pentagon to do for a few different reasons. Under the Obama administration the preferred acronym was ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p>
  • Trump’s Defense Department to Military: Say ‘ISIS,’ not ‘ISIL’

    02/24/2017 1:32:11 PM PST · by Impy · 77 replies
    Usnews.com ^ | 2-23-17 | Paul D. Shinkman
    Ahead of a highly anticipated report the Pentagon will deliver to the White House on a new plan to defeat the Islamic State group, the biggest change employed by the military may be in the name of the enemy itself. The Defense Department now officially refers to its primary foe in Iraq and Syria as "ISIS," according to a memo the Pentagon issued earlier this month. Since the campaign began in 2014, military officials grappled with President Barack Obama's preferred "ISIL," short for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a more regionally sensitive and accurate translation of the...
  • Pentagon might propose sending ground troops to Syria

    02/15/2017 1:32:44 PM PST · by TBP · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | February 15, 2017 | Barbara Starr
    The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned. "It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time," one defense official told CNN.
  • Vanity. THERE IS A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE AT THE PENTAGON

    02/15/2017 6:14:43 AM PST · by native texan · 32 replies
    Self | Feb 15, 2017 | Self
    Received this e-mail this morning from a friend of ours about his son who works at the Pentagon: Good news at last! Our son, "Joe", works in a leadership position within US Special Operations, specializing in counter-terrorism, at the Pentagon. I spoke with him last night to get his view of how the first week of the Trump administration was perceived there. It was a short conversation but very informative. The difference he said is nothing short of amazing. It is almost as though you can feel it in the air, in the pace of people strides, in the expressions...
  • Obama appointees flee Pentagon; Trump left with scores of vacancies to fill

    02/09/2017 7:10:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 113 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon has been stripped of almost all of its political appointees from the Obama administration, but an uncertain Senate future awaits the candidates whom President Trump will nominate to remake the armed forces in his image.
  • Saudi Arabia Sending Vets To DC On 'Luxury Trips' To Oppose 9/11 Law

    02/08/2017 5:01:52 PM PST · by muktar96 · 12 replies
    NH ^ | 02/08/2017 | joey jewsacky
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is paying at least one large public relations firm in Washington, D.C. to recruit American military veterans who will agree to visit Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress — in person — that they oppose a new federal law allowing civil lawsuits against state sponsors of terrorism. Saudi Arabia’s government also appears to be funding luxurious, all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for the veterans which include stays at the $500-per-night Trump International Hotel. The law is the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which creates a way for American citizens to file civil...
  • Pentagon reportedly failed to disclose thousands of US airstrikes in Middle East

    02/06/2017 6:56:39 AM PST · by G Larry · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    The U.S. military failed to disclose thousands of airstrikes over the last several years in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Military Times. An investigation revealed Sunday that the U.S. conducted at least 456 airstrikes in Afghanistan last year that were not recorded in the open-source database kept by the U.S. Air Force. The airstrikes were conducted my several U.S. aircraft – including helicopters and drones.