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  • Cracks in Biden's wokester Pentagon? Military backs off from promoting gay culture

    06/04/2023 11:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2023 | Monica Showalter
    In the wake of the Bud Light boycott, something interesting is happening in the military, too. According to Politico:The Pentagon will no longer allow shows involving drag performers to be hosted at military facilities, a spokesperson said Thursday, enforcing a longstanding policy amid intensifying pressure from Republican lawmakers to cancel the practice.Drag shows on military bases have been a contentious issue in recent months as part of a larger push by some Republican lawmakers who say personnel policies including diversity training and racial-justice education distract from warfighting and harm recruiting efforts.There's also this, reported on Fox News:The U.S. Navy has...
  • Early glimpse of the dangers of AI: Fake image showing an explosion at the Pentagon goes viral on Twitter - sending markets plummeting

    05/22/2023 5:33:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/22/23 | Stacy Liberatore
    A suspected AI-generated image claiming to show an explosion near the Pentagon went viral on Twitter Monday, sending markets crashing. Dozens of verified accounts - including national news organizations - reshared what shows black smoke billowing up from the ground next to a white building. The image appears so realistic that people became frantic as it circulated the platform around 10 am ET, which caused the S&P 500 to drop 10 points in five minutes as the image went viral. The Arlington Fire Department swiftly debunked the event, stating that 'there is no explosion or incident taking place at or...
  • $3 billion accounting error means the Pentagon can send more weapons to Ukraine

    05/19/2023 7:14:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 18 May 2023 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has overestimated the value of the weapons it has sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion — an accounting error that could be a boon for the war effort because it will allow the Defense Department to send more weapons now without asking Congress for more money. The acknowledgment Thursday comes at a time when Pentagon is under increased pressure by Congress to show accountability for the billions of dollars it has sent in weapons, ammunition and equipment to Ukraine and as some lawmakers question whether that level of support should continue. It also...
  • Highly Maneuverable Chinese Spaceplane Touches Down After 276 Days in Orbit – Craft Docked Several Times With Another Object – May Be Used as Weapon to Target US Satellites

    05/11/2023 4:18:30 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 11, 2023 | Paul Serran
    The space is turning into the next frontier for the high-end confrontations between nations. And in this new battlefield, the ability to target enemy satellites has become a big priority. Recently, documents from the Discord Leak have shed light on this theme, and I wrote about it here on TGP. You can read more in Space War: Chinese Plan To Disrupt Enemy Satellites’ Comms in the Event of Conflict. But this is far from pure speculation, but rather a reality that’s literally orbiting above our heads. Fears have been arising that the Chinese have developed a self-propelled, highly maneuverable Spaceplane...
  • Pentagon confirms Ukraine downed Russian missile with Patriot system

    05/09/2023 1:27:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2023 | ELLEN MITCHELL
    The Ukrainian military has downed a Russian missile using the U.S.-made Patriot missile defense system, the Pentagon’s top spokesman confirmed Tuesday. “I can confirm that they did down a Russian missile by employing the Patriot missile defense system,” press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters. “As you know, that system is part of a broader range of air defense capabilities that the United States and the international community have provided to Ukraine.”
  • Did the CIA and the Pentagon Put the Quietus on Tucker Carlson?

    04/29/2023 4:27:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies ^ | 4/27/2023 | Jacob G. Hornberger
    One hypothesis for why Fox News fired popular television commentator Tucker Carlson is because he had been badmouthing company officials. But are top executives for a major U.S. corporation so sensitive to personal criticism that they’re willing to ditch their most popular commentator for saying some bad things about them? That’s hard to believe. Another hypothesis is that Carlson was also saying bad things about Fox News colleagues. That too doesn’t make much sense to me. Doesn’t that sort of thing go on in most large companies? It’s called human nature. Again, it doesn’t seem serious enough to can the...
  • Report: Pentagon Officials ‘Quietly Cheering’ Tucker Carlson’s Departure from Fox News

    04/26/2023 7:36:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2023 | KRISTINA WONG
    Pentagon officials are “quietly cheering” popular conservative media figure Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News, according to a report. Politico reported Tuesday that a senior defense official told the outlet: We’re a better country without him bagging on our military every night in front of hundreds of thousands of people. The official also said Carlson “made a mockery” of the free press and “repeatedly cherry-picked department policies and used them to destroy DoD as an institution.” “Good riddance,” a second defense official said.
  • Pentagon Papers leaker: DOD records show Ukraine at stalemate, ‘very similar to Vietnam’

    04/25/2023 1:06:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man behind the largest and perhaps most consequential disclosure in U.S. history, said the latest intelligence leaks show that the war between Russia and Ukraine is at a “stalemate,” drawing similarities to the Vietnam War. Ellsberg, now 92, leaked the Pentagon Papers — a top-secret Defense study into the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War — to the New York Times in 1971. The leak was devastating to the American government, an indictment of U.S. policy and detailing the country’s decades-long involvement in Vietnam and validating many of the anti-war criticisms.
  • Pentagon UFO Chief: ‘No Credible Evidence’ of Aliens, Yet

    04/21/2023 5:39:53 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    Defense One ^ | 4/20/23 | Frank Konkel
    The Pentagon’s chief UFO expert told Senate lawmakers Wednesday that his new office—stood up last year to track a growing number of unidentified aerial phenomena—has not yet seen irrefutable evidence of alien activity or technology. “In our research, the [Defense Department’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office] has found no credible evidence thus far of extraterrestrial activity, off-world technology or objects that defy the known laws of physics,” Kirkpatrick told the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Kirkpatrick went on to say that if his office found irrefutable evidence of extraterrestrial life or technology, his office would notify NASA and quickly...
  • There are 'concerning indicators' that UFO encounters could be US adversaries, Senate panel told

    04/19/2023 6:17:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The Arizona Republic via Yahoo ^ | April 19th, 2023 | Ryan Randazzo, Arizona Republic
    A top U.S. official is concerned that many of the unexplained encounters between military aircraft and unidentified flying objects his office is investigating could be adversaries such as China spying on the country, rather than wayward extraterrestrials.The director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office updated the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Wednesday about what his office has been doing since its creation last year.“This is a hunt mission for what might somebody be doing in our backyard that we don’t know about,” AARO Director Sean M. Kirkpatrick said. “That is what we are doing.”The special...
  • Mexican President Accuses Pentagon Of Espionage, Leaking Information To DEA

    04/19/2023 12:52:23 PM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 18, 2023 | Brandon Drey
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the Pentagon of spying on Mexico’s government, vowing to safeguard classified military information to protect its national security after a spate of documents leaked in U.S. media. During his daily press briefing on Tuesday, Obrador said the Pentagon targeted Mexico several days after the leaked information exposed alleged tensions between Mexico’s Navy and the Army, according to The Washington Post. “We are going to take care of the information from Semar and Sedena because we are being spied on by the Pentagon, and many media outlets are leaking information that the [Drug Enforcement...
  • Pentagon: Offshore Wind Farms May Threaten ‘Military Readiness,’ National Security

    04/18/2023 11:05:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/18/2023 | FRANCES MARTEL
    A Department of Defense assessment of locations proposed to build offshore wind farms on the Atlantic coast found several areas to be “highly problematic” due to their proximity to U.S. military training sites, Bloomberg reported on Monday, publishing a Pentagon map of the areas in question. A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Fox News on the same day that the warnings published by Bloomberg were an authentic assessment of proposed areas for offshore wind development, stating that the Defense Department would “continue to work” with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), responsible for greenlighting the offshore wind deals, to find...
  • Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many More Leaked Documents Are out There

    04/18/2023 6:14:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/18/2023
    The Pentagon is not sure how many more leaked documents exist on the internet, its deputy press secretary revealed Monday. According to Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and senior Pentagon officials have convened daily meetings to “examine the scope and scale” of the disclosure, as well as to try to prevent future leaks. Asked by reporters whether the DOD knows at this point how many documents were leaked, Singh said, “This is an ongoing investigation being led by the Department of Justice. So we are working, consulting with them on an ongoing basis but that investigation...
  • Greenwald: Corporate Journalists Report Classified Info All The Time With "Authorized Leaks" From Anonymous Sources

    04/16/2023 12:39:49 PM PDT · by CFW · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/15/23 | Glenn Greenwald/Ian Schwartz
    Glenn Greenwald said the Massachusetts Air National Guardsman that allegedly published top-secret Pentagon documents is receiving the wrath of the media because he dared to deliver an "unauthorized leak." Greenwald on Friday told FOX News host Jesse Watters that the people who are speaking the loudest against the leaker are those who call themselves journalists that receive "authorized leaks" from the U.S. intelligence apparatus. Greenwald said we should want to know about the contents of the leak but it gives the national security state a reason to clamp down harder and take away rights. "Anybody whoever has picked up the...
  • Former DNI Kash Patel Confirms Jack Teixeira Would Not Have Had Access to Documents He Leaked

    04/16/2023 12:09:43 PM PDT · by CFW · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/16/23 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Despite working in information technology within an intelligence wing of the Air Force, Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira would not have legally had access to the classified information he’s accused of leaking on a Discord server, former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Kash Patel said Friday. Patel’s assessment echoes what was written at RedState on Thursday. On Breitbart News, Patel also described several methods by which Teixeira could have gained access to the information: Patel said, first, the suspected leaker, Jack Teixeira, would not have had access to the information without someone within the Department of Defense (DOD) or...
  • The Disruptive Military Technologies The Pentagon Is Spending Nearly $150 Billion On: New weapons systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI), hypersonic munitions, and electromagnetic swarms

    04/16/2023 10:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/16/2023 | John Haughey
    President Joe Biden’s $886.3 billion Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) defense budget request includes $145 billion for research and development into emerging technologies to create new weapons systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI), hypersonic munitions, and electromagnetic swarms.The U.S. Department of Defense launches a sounding rocket from NASA's launch range at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., on Oct. 26, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)The Department of Defense (DOD) and its subsidiary military branch technology laboratories, working in tandem with universities and high-tech contractors that increasingly include small businesses, have produced such big-ticket splashes as newly deployed directed-energy weapons systems and hypersonic/ballistic sensors.Among...
  • Great news: Pentagon still can't explain "jackthedripper's" access to leaked material

    04/14/2023 9:05:39 PM PDT · by CFW · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/14/23 | Ed Morrisey
    None of the rest of us could explain how an enlistee in the Air National Guard got his hands on highly classified military and diplomatic intelligence leaked over the past few months. Now it turns out that the Pentagon doesn’t have a good answer for that question, either. The Wall Street Journal refers to it as “among the most puzzling questions” of the case, and the Pentagon’s lack of explanation for it is not building much confidence in opsec: The leak was “a deliberate criminal act, a violation of those guidelines,” Pentagon press secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder...
  • How Did 21-Year Old Jack Teixeira Gain Access to the Documents He Leaked, and Why Were MSM Stories About Him Stealth-Edited?

    04/13/2023 9:07:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/13/2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Massachusetts AIr National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, accused of classified document leak. CREDIT: Simon Ateba, TwitterThe big story Thursday was the arrest of 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard who allegedly leaked more than 100 pages of classified documents that exposed extremely sensitive information from the Pentagon regarding Ukraine, Russia, China, Israel, and documents produced by the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.That story changed markedly through the day, though, and the sparse information we have about Teixeira raised major questions about how he could have possibly had access to such a wide-ranging tranche...
  • Secret Pentagon documents leak suspect 'is gun enthusiast who ran gaming chatroom'

    04/13/2023 4:11:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 13, 2023
    The man behind a hugely embarrassing leak of highly classified military documents is believed to be a young gun enthusiast who shared the secrets in a group for gamers. Known as "OG" in the Discord chatroom, the man allegedly claimed to spend parts of his day inside a secure facility where phones were banned, according to a story published by the Washington Post. He initially typed up versions of highly secret documents and posted them for the group of about 25 active members from various countries to read, but later switched to posting slews of photos of the documents themselves....
  • Leaker of U.S. secret documents worked on military base, friend says

    04/12/2023 7:37:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/12/2023 | Shane Harris and Samuel Oakford
    The man behind a massive leak of U.S. government secrets that has exposed spying on allies, revealed the grim prospects for Ukraine’s war with Russia and ignited diplomatic fires for the White House is a young, charismatic gun enthusiast who shared highly classified documents with a group of far-flung acquaintances searching for companionship amid the isolation of the pandemic. United by their mutual love of guns, military gear and God, the group of roughly two dozen — mostly men and boys — formed an invitation-only clubhouse in 2020 on Discord, an online platform popular with gamers. But they paid little...