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  • Pentagon orders stores to ban certain Chinese phones amid spying concerns

    05/02/2018 9:13:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Frank Miles, Lucas Tomlinson
    The Pentagon has ordered all stores on U.S. military bases worldwide to ban mobile phones and other telecommunications equipment made by the Chinese companies Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. after senior U.S. intelligence officials warned the phones could be used to spy on Americans and U.S. service members. The products were removed from exchange service stores and exchange concessionaires worldwide following warnings from top U.S. intelligence officials and lawmakers that Chinese mobile phones could track movements of the military. In a statement, the Pentagon said, “Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to the Department’s personnel,...
  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii http://www.dmzhawaii.org/dmz-legacy-site-two/?p=7485  University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu.   The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/99399389.html...
  • Exclusive: Pentagon Stops Accepting Lockheed F-35 Jets Over Repair Cost Dispute

    04/12/2018 6:16:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    http://www.oann.com/ ^ | 4/11/18 | Mike Stone
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped accepting most deliveries of F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin Corp because of a dispute over who will cover costs for fixing a production error, three people familiar with the matter said. Lockheed confirmed on Wednesday that the Pentagon had halted deliveries of the jet over a contractual issue, but did not give further details. Last year, the Pentagon stopped accepting F-35s for 30 days after discovering corrosion where panels were fastened to the airframe, an issue that affected more than 200 of the stealthy jets. Once a fix had been...
  • Pentagon establishes 24/7 operation after Trump orders military to Mexico border

    04/05/2018 2:03:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas | Fox News
    The Pentagon said Thursday it is establishing a new “border security support cell” that will be manned 24 hours a day after President Trump ordered the military to help secure the southern border. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Trump authorized the National Guard to “enhance its support” for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection along the border. “This is not business as usual,” White said. She said their efforts will include aviation, engineer, surveillance, communications, vehicle maintenance and logistics support. “They will support border patrol agents who are performing law enforcement duties,” White said.
  • Day of Delusion at the Pentagon: Infantry Women and the Maternity Army Combat Uniform

    04/03/2018 9:49:35 AM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 3, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    As the feminist Kamikaze bears down on the U.S.S. Pentagon, spineless brass sip Mint Juleps on the bridge, adding up their pensions and hoping to abandon ship before the US military is catastrophically killed in the next war. Which it will be, if nothing changes, mark my words. Across the military, standards are dropping faster than a Greg Maddux sinker; as lackeys, perfumed princes, feather merchants and cultural Marxist, Obama holdouts do their best to make the US Military the Laughing Stock of the World. Standards are hitting new lows across the board in the military, in order to fuel...
  • The Pentagon Needs to Reverse Course

    04/02/2018 11:32:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2018 | Peter Roff
    A lot has been written about the Pentagon's plan to move its computing operations onto the cloud. The contract to do the work is said to be worth $1 billion in just the first year to the firm that wins the bid, and billions more after that. The contract is sole source - meaning one company would be responsible for designing and maintaining the contracted services for at least a decade and probably in virtual perpetuity - so it's no surprise rumors about the bid being rigged are flying around. There's a lot at stake for the winners and the...
  • Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

    03/09/2018 6:13:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9/2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort.A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.” Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets.But the event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade,” meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
  • Fire General Sleeping Dog Mattis

    02/22/2018 5:50:53 PM PST · by pboyington · 36 replies
    White House Petitions ^ | February 22, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of Defense General James Mattis has done NOTHING to stop the PC insanity and lunatic social engineering polices that are destroying the combat power and fighting spirit of the US military. Physical standards are evaporating to accommodate women in the combat arms and Special Forces. Gay weddings at West Point, NCO's accused of committing 'microaggressions" when disciplining USAF cadets, communist army officers, social justice instructors at West Point, a male pregnancy SOP in the Army, transgender showers, Navy collisions on the high seas, a general fired for calling a woman, 'sweetheart,' no grenade and land nav requirements at army...
  • Trump Asks Pentagon to Plan Military Parade

    02/07/2018 6:34:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 360 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Julie Bykowicz
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Defense is planning a military parade at the request of President Donald Trump, White House and Pentagon officials said Tuesday. After observing the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris last year, Mr. Trump said he wanted to hold a similar parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, perhaps to celebrate the Fourth of July. The French parade last July, which also marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I, featured more than 6,000 service members, tanks and planes overhead in an elaborate display of military might. French President Emmanuel Macron invited Mr. Trump to watch...
  • Trump’s ‘marching orders’ to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade

    02/06/2018 3:21:46 PM PST · by mandaladon · 146 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6 Feb 2018 | Greg Jaffe and Philip Rucker
    President Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces. Trump has long mused publicly and privately about wanting such a parade, but a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and top generals in the Pentagon’s tank — a room reserved for top secret discussions — marked a tipping point, according to two officials briefed on the planning. Surrounded by the military’s highest ranking...
  • Major Pentagon agency failed to account for more than $800 million

    02/05/2018 4:45:29 PM PST · by BruceS · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    One of the Defense Department's largest agencies confirmed Monday that it could not account for more than $800 million that had been earmarked for various construction projects.... The results of the audit for the 2016 fiscal year were first reported by Politico. The firm Ernst & Young found that the DLA had erroneously accounted for $465 million worth of projects it financed for the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies. The audit found that the DLA had little or no documentation for another $384 million in spending projects....
  • Pentagon unveils new nuclear weapons strategy, ending Obama-era push to reduce U.S. arsenal

    02/02/2018 8:28:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    The Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy Friday that calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons, effectively ending Obama-era efforts to reduce the size and scope of the U.S. arsenal and minimize the role of nuclear weapons in defense planning.  Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an introductory note to the new policy — the first update to the military’s nuclear strategy since 2010 — that the changes reflect a need to “look reality in the eye” and “see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.”  The previous administration’s policy hinged on what...
  • Pentagon docs reveal Army MHS plagued with problems (Sig Sauer)

    02/02/2018 5:30:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2018 | Jacki Billings
    Troops of the 101st Airborne Division were the first in the Army to be issued the new handgun, based on the Sig P320. (Photo: DoD) The Army’s Modular Handgun System hasn’t all been smooth sailing, according to recently released Pentagon documents indicating persistent problems with the Sig Sauer platform. An annual fiscal report released by the Pentagon’s Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation detailed potential issues with the Sig Sauer XM17 and XM18 platforms. Among those listed were drop safety concerns, double ejections and stoppage issues with the use of certain ammunition. Possibly the most glaring problem...
  • Beijing hits back at US defense strategy and ‘Cold War mindset'

    01/21/2018 12:47:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 20 Jan, 2018 | Kinling Lo
    Beijing and Moscow have criticised the US military’s move to put countering China and Russia at the centre of its latest national defence strategy, with China again hitting back at America’s “cold war and zero-sum game mindset”. Presenting the new strategy – which will set priorities for the Pentagon for years to come – Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday called China and Russia “revisionist powers” that “seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models”. It marks a shift in US defence priorities after its focus for more than a decade-and-a-half on the fight against Islamist militants. The...
  • New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China

    01/19/2018 10:43:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Wesley Morgan
    The Pentagon’s new defense strategy calls for aggressive steps to counter Russia and China, directing the military to retrain its attention on great-power competition after nearly two decades of focusing primarily on Islamist militants and "rogue" nations. The Obama-era Quadrennial Defense Review called for “preserving strategic stability” with Moscow and Beijing and took a rosier view of the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions in partnership with Russia. Now, the new document asserts in blunt language, both Russia and China must be the U.S. armed forces’ "principal priorities." “The erosion of our military advantage is the problem that the strategy...
  • Pentagon: Troops Will Not Be Paid if Government Shuts Down this Week

    01/17/2018 3:29:14 PM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Troops will not receive a paycheck this Friday if Congress fails to pass a budget or another short-term spending measure by then, according to the Pentagon. Troops will have to continue reporting for duty and will accrue pay, but cannot be paid until the actual money is appropriated, said Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood in a statement to Breitbart News on Tuesday. President Trump is not able to exempt troops from a government shutdown, he said.
  • 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...
  • 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...