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  • Presidential campaigns square off over U.S. military superiority

    09/25/2016 8:12:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept. 25, 2016 | Carlo Muñoz
    As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump square off for their first debate of the election season, one question the candidates will tackle is the state of the American military. The Clinton camp has touted America’s military prowess as the best in the world, while the Trump campaign has claimed that the Obama White House has decimated U.S. forces, allowing for the rise of near-peer states such as Russia and China. Top military officials and analysts, however, say the answer lies somewhere in the middle, saying the U.S. military maintains its world superiority but proposed cuts...
  • Would You Believe the State Dept Reportedly Prepared to Let Russia Build These on U.S. Soil?

    11/16/2013 11:36:11 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 16, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    The CIA and Pentagon have been trying to halt a State Department plan to let Russia’s space agency (Roscosmos) construct within the United States a handful of monitor stations, according to American officials, the New York Times reported. The fear is that the stations could aid Russian efforts to spy on the U.S. and bolster the accuracy of Russian weaponry, the officials told the Times, adding that the Russians said the monitor stations would dramatically improve their version of the Global Positioning System. The CIA and other U.S. spy agencies, along with the Pentagon, believe the monitor stations would provide...
  • Official White House Petition: Secure Resources & Funding & Begin Construction of a Death Star

    12/05/2012 7:41:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies ^ | Created: Nov 14, 2012 |
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
  • Outsourcing U.S. Defense - National Security Implications

    12/14/2010 3:03:18 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies ^ | January 2011 | Scott Hamilton
    Catch-22: A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions. The classic and satirical book and movie, Catch-22, perfectly describes the dilemma confronting the Defense Department today as it faces replacing worn-out equipment, conflicting procurement policies regarding the reliance on foreign suppliers and looming budget cuts. Politicians and labor unions demand that the Defense Department buy American when, in fact, the reliance on foreign suppliers has increased sharply in the last decade and is likely to do so even more in the future. The growing influence...
  • U.S. Congress resists 'bunker buster' (Video Demo)

    05/10/2005 9:21:11 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies · 1,335+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/10/05 | Nicholas Kralev
    U.S. Congress resists 'bunker buster' By Nicholas Kralev THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published May 10, 2005 The Bush administration faces strong opposition in Congress to funding for research to bolster the U.S. nuclear arsenal for the second year in a row, but it may receive a limited budget for one program, administration and congressional officials say.     The proposal that met most resistance from both Democrats and Republicans is the creation of a Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP), the "bunker buster" that would be able to break through rock.     "The Pentagon has been interested in improving our capabilities for several years, and...
  • Li Ka-Shing Seeks U.S. Contract

    08/05/2002 10:50:16 PM PDT · by thatcher · 13 replies · 599+ views ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 | Charles R. Smith
    Hutchison Whampoa Teams With U.S. Defense Firm for Port Security Li Ka-Shing Seeks U.S. Contract Hutchison Whampoa Teams With U.S. Defense Firm for Port Security Hutchison Whampoa, the firm that currently runs both ends of the Panama Canal, is teaming up with an American technology company in a bid to win tens of millions of dollars in U.S. port security funding. Three companies - Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., PSA Corp. Ltd. of Singapore, and London-based P&O Ports - will test an advanced electronic system manufactured by California-based Savi Technology to ensure the security of cargo entering U.S. ports. Hutchison Whampoa's effort...
  • U.S. Intelligence Agent Admits to Spying for Cuba

    03/19/2002 10:25:10 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 404+ views ^ | March 20, 2002 | Mark Wilkinson, Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American intelligence officer admitted on Tuesday to having spied for Cuba for 17 years, bringing to a close a case U.S. prosecutors described as "classic espionage." Ana Belen Montes, who began work as a senior intelligence analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency in September 1985 and later specialized in Cuba, pleaded guilty to one count of espionage before a Washington court. Montes, 45, an American citizen of Puerto Rican descent, who appeared in court in a striped black-and-white prisoner's jumpsuit, faces 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Among other secrets, Montes identified to...