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  • As Air Force deliberates sixth-gen fighter plans, much is at stake for Boeing

    07/02/2024 4:23:42 AM PDT · by Fish Speaker · 9 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 01, 2024 at 1:38 PM | Valerie Insinna and Michael Marrow
    ST LOUIS, Mo., and WASHINGTON — It’s no secret that Boeing is in a bind. Regulators are scrutinizing the planemaker’s commercial business, whose woes have also attracted the attention of federal prosecutors. And ill-performing, fixed-price development contracts are forcing the company’s defense unit to hemorrhage cash, despite executives’ best efforts to staunch the bleeding. At least for its defense business, Boeing executives are hoping that futuristic air dominance technologies can help turn things around. And to that end, the company has leaned forward, betting billions to build up new manufacturing facilities at the firm’s hub of fighter production in St....
  • Pentagon removing Gaza pier, no clear date on reinstallation

    06/28/2024 11:46:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2024 | BRAD DRESS
    The U.S. military is once again removing the Gaza pier due to poor weather, and there is no clear timeline on when it would be reanchored, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh said heavy seas and high winds forced the military to temporarily dismantle the pier and send it to the Israeli port city Ashdod. She did not say when it would come back online, amid speculation that it may not at all. “When the commander decides that it’s the right time to reinstall that pier, we’ll keep you updated on that,” she said. “As we...
  • Report Says Pentagon-Funded Hunt For ‘White Supremacists’ In U.S. Military Led Nowhere

    06/27/2024 9:20:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/27/2024 | Kamden Mulder
    A new report said Pentagon programs to sniff out “white supremacists” in the U.S. military came up empty-handed and were even counterproductive to military readiness and morale.A zealous diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) bureaucracy has been established in the military and service academies, more recently “through mandated executive orders in the 2010s and 2020s,” the report, produced by the Arizona State University’s (ASU) Center for American Institutions, said. It also revealed that the efforts to “search for ‘violent extremists’ in the military,” have yielded rare and infrequent results. The report uncovered that the military’s “search for white supremacists – seemingly...
  • Biden senior Pentagon official claims policies focused on nonbinary identities essential for national security

    06/25/2024 6:31:43 AM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2024 | Hannah Grossman
    The Pentagon's second-highest-ranking official outlined a commitment to policies focused on "nonbinary service members" and mandating critical race theory training, claiming those points were keys to national security. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleene Hicks discussed the need to create a cultural change in the military at multiple Pride events, including most recently on June 5. During a DoD Pride event for the Association of LGBTQI+ Service Members in June, Hicks discussed the Pentagon's LGBTQ priorities vis-à-vis military "readiness," a term which refers to the ability to deter potential adversaries, defend national interests and ensure that armed forces can meet their...
  • Pentagon doesn’t know if it funds dangerous biological research in China, new audit reveals

    06/25/2024 4:43:59 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 15 replies
    Just The News ^ | 24 June 2024 | John Solomon
    Despite years of warnings that China operates an illicit biological weapons program, the U.S. military remains unable to determine whether it sends American tax dollars to Beijing for research that could make pathogens more dangerous or deadly, the Pentagon’s chief watchdog declared in a stunning new warning to policymakers. “The DoD did not track funding at the level of detail necessary to determine whether the DoD provided funding to Chinese research laboratories or other foreign countries for research related to enhancement of pathogens of pandemic potential,” the Pentagon inspector general concluded in a report released this month.
  • Pentagon sued for records about deletion of 'Duty, Honor, Country' from mission statement

    06/23/2024 1:48:49 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 23, 2024 | Madeleine Hubbard
    The U.S. Defense Department is facing a lawsuit to turn over emails and documents about how the agency came to delete the phrase "Duty, Honor, Country" from the mission statement of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The conservative legal watchdog organization Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against the Defense Department last week after the Military Academy failed to respond to its Freedom of Information Act request filed in March 2024. While the words "Duty, Honor, Country" remain the academy's motto, West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steven Gilland said in March that following a year-and-a-half assessment, the mission...
  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic

    06/20/2024 4:27:40 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/14/24 | CHRIS BING and JOEL SCHECTMAN
    At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China’s growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus.The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, a Reuters investigation found. Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military’s propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vax campaign. Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine...
  • Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic

    06/14/2024 4:57:24 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 Jun 2024 | By CHRIS BING and JOEL SCHECTMAN
    The U.S. military launched a clandestine program amid the COVID crisis to discredit China’s Sinovac inoculation – payback for Beijing’s efforts to blame Washington for the pandemic. One target: the Filipino public. Health experts say the gambit was indefensible and put innocent lives at risk.... ...The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, a Reuters investigation found. Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military’s propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vax campaign.....
  • Pentagon Wants to Feed Troops ‘Experimental’ Lab-Grown Meat to ‘Reduce CO2 Footprint’

    06/14/2024 8:27:46 AM PDT · by Salman · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacin ^ | June 13, 2024 | Adam Kredo
    A Pentagon-funded company is seeking proposals to feed America’s soldiers lab-grown meat in a bid to "reduce the CO2 footprint" at Defense Department outposts. BioMADE, a public-private company that has received more than $500 million in funding from the Defense Department, announced earlier this month that it is seeking proposals to develop "innovations in food production that reduce the CO2 footprint of food production at ... DoD operational environments," according to an online announcement. These include "novel cell culture methods suitable for the production of cultivated meat/protein," or lab-grown meat, a product that is still in its experimental phases. This...
  • For Those With Plenty Of Time On Their Hand

    06/13/2024 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Racketeer · 18 replies
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  • Pentagon official reveals tantalizing seven-minute encounter with glowing blue UFO - which emitted enough energy to 'power a small city'

    06/13/2024 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 71 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 13 2024 | Mathew Phelan
    A US Department of Defense contractor's tantalizing encounter with a giant, glowing UFO has sparked 10 years of research and two patents inspired by his encounter. Three witnesses, including that Pentagon engineer, report that they captured electronic evidence of a 'barbell' UFO, half the length of a football field, that glowed an eerie 'indigo' blue. The craft, they said, flew silently over an old logging road in southwestern Ontario, Canada, on August 28, 2013, near where the trio had camped for a hunting trip. DailyMail.com spoke with the case's first investigators, who shared electronic data from the contractor's attempt to...
  • US jamming technology is significantly worse than Russia's, ex-Pentagon officials warn

    05/26/2024 9:15:20 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 14th, 2024 | Tom Porter
    The US has been outclassed by its rivals, such as Russia, in its capacity to remotely take out enemy weapons using jamming technology, according to former US military officials. Mike Nagata, a retired US Army lieutenant general who led special operations in the Middle East, said that the US is "still falling behind" in its electronic warfare capabilities, reported Defense One. Electronic warfare units, which use electronic signals to remotely scramble the GPS coordinates used to guide weapons, have played a key role in Russia's war in Ukraine. "The gap between where the United States should be and where we...
  • House Panel Approves Measure to Rehire Troops Fired for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

    05/24/2024 9:51:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 5/23/2024 | Caden Pearson
    With the military facing a recruitment crisis, Rep. Nancy Mace called the Pentagon’s ‘failure’ to rehire these troops ‘unacceptable.’.. The House Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment in the annual defense policy bill on May 22 that, if cleared through Congress, would force the Pentagon to rehire U.S. troops who were fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine. The measure was adopted late on May 22 by lawmakers on the panel, who marked up and advanced their version of the annual appropriations bill, authorizing a defense budget of $849.8 billion. The 2025 bill, titled the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and...
  • Obama’s Domestic Terror Buddy Bill Ayers Shows Up to Support Campus Occupiers at U. Chicago

    05/02/2024 8:31:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection Foundation, ^ | May 2, 2024 | Mike LaChance
    “Ayers was hunted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in the 1970 bombing of the New York City Police Department headquarters, 1971 bombing of the United States Capitol building and the 1972 bombing of the Pentagon.”.. Bill Ayers, famous for being a leading member of the ‘Weather Underground,’ a domestic terror group in the 1960s, showed up at the anti-Israel encampment at the University of Chicago, where he ended up teaching for years. People who remember the 2008 election will recall that Ayers became a political lightning rod because he was an old friend of Barack Obama, who famously...
  • PELOSI’S INSURRECTION: National Guard Whistleblowers to Testify They Were Ready to Be Deployed on Jan.6 But Pentagon Delayed Orders – Will DESTROY J6 Committee’s BIG LIE!

    04/12/2024 7:37:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 4/12/2024 | jim hoft
    As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser were both warned about the security situation prior to January 6th and both of them turned down National Guard troops at the US Capitol that day. Pelosi and Mayor Muriel Bowser turned down thousands of National Guard troops at the Capitol on January 6 for political reasons. Chris Wray’s FBI also refused to notify the Trump administration and his cabinet secretaries that they believed there could be violence like the mass protests at the Capitol that took place that day. Nancy Pelosi also refused...
  • Pentagon sending Ukraine $6B in military aid — the largest package ever — with critical missile defenses

    04/26/2024 12:00:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/26/2024 | Caitlin Doornbos
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Friday that the US is sending Ukraine its largest aid package to date — worth $6 billion — that will include munitions for Patriot missile defense systems that Kyiv has said could change the course of the war, but not the systems themselves. The massive package comes just two days after a separate $1 billion tranche for Ukraine was announced upon President Biden signing a $95 billion foreign aid supplemental funding bill into law. “The announcements this week underscore America’s enduring commitment to Ukraine’s defense,” Austin said after a meeting of the Ukraine...
  • Exclusive: New evidence challenges the Pentagon’s account of a horrific attack as the US withdrew from Afghanistan

    04/24/2024 6:46:21 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/24/2024 | Nick Paton Walsh and Mick Krever
    New video evidence uncovered by CNN significantly undermines two Pentagon investigations, the latest of which was released last week, into an ISIS-K suicide attack outside Kabul airport, during the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. The incident was a gruesome coda to America’s longest war, leaving dead 13 United States military service members and about 170 Afghans who were desperately seeking US help to flee the Taliban takeover of Kabul. For two years, the US military has insisted that the loss of life was caused by a single explosion, and that troops who reported coming under fire and...
  • SEDITION? DC National Guard Whistleblowers Reveal PENTAGON Under Direction of Mark Milley REFUSED to Deploy Guard Until After 5 PM – And Liz Cheney’s Committee Never Called Them to Testify

    04/17/2024 11:52:54 AM PDT · by rxsid · 20 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 04.17.2024 | Jim Hoft
    SEDITION? DC National Guard Whistleblowers Reveal PENTAGON Under Direction of Mark Milley REFUSED to Deploy Guard Until After 5 PM – And Liz Cheney’s Committee Never Called Them to Testify By Jim Hoft Apr. 17, 2024 12:20 pmOn Wednesday morning the House Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing with National Guard whistleblowers who stepped forward to correct the media lies and dishonest narrative on the January 6 protests and riots. Four members of the National Guard testified on Wednesday that ey were ready to be deployed on January 6 but THE PENTAGON held them back! This directly brings General Milley’s...
  • Gaza protesters repeatedly interrupt Senate hearing with Pentagon leaders

    04/09/2024 8:28:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/09/2024 | Brad Dress
    Protesters demonstrating against the war in Gaza repeatedly interrupted a Tuesday Senate hearing attended by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Charles Brown. The protesters interrupted the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill twice, demanding the U.S. “stop funding Israel” and supporting a “genocide” in Gaza, where Israel is fighting a major war against Hamas. The group made it into the hearing room while Austin was delivering his opening remarks on the Pentagon’s 2025 budget request, forcing the committee to pause while police removed them from the room. “Stop killing my...
  • Diversity is our strength – until the first shot is fired in anger

    03/23/2024 9:38:10 AM PDT · by pboyington · 38 replies
    73 Easting ^ | March 23, 2024 | Ray Starmann
    Our national security is currently predicated on a fantasy; the pipe dream of gender equality, the fantasy of the female warrior meeting our enemies on the field of battle and defeating them in combat. It is a Potemkin Village that will implode like a house of cards the moment the first shot is fired in anger. The lunatic idea of female warriors is promulgated by Hollywood. For 25 years, we have been force fed endless TV series with the female cop who looks like a model, and with a gun and badge the size of her waist. In a dark...