Tag Archives: Pentagon

Pentagon Axes $10B MS Contract In Win For Amazon

Axios reports: The Department of Defense announced Tuesday it was canceling the massive cloud contract awarded to Microsoft in 2019, saying it “no longer meets its needs.” The JEDI contract was the largest-ever of its kind, with an estimated value of roughly $10 billion over a 10-year stretch. The deal, initially intended to modernize the Pentagon’s IT operations, was the …

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Former Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld Dies At Age 88

The New York Times reports: Donald H. Rumsfeld, the secretary of defense for Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George W. Bush, who presided over America’s Cold War strategies in the 1970s and, in the new world of terrorism decades later, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, died on Tuesday at his home in Taos, N.M. He was 88. The cause …

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Pentagon Issues New Report On 143 UFO Sightings

The New York Times reports: The government still has no explanation for nearly all of the scores of unidentified aerial phenomena reported over almost two decades and investigated by a Pentagon task force, according to a report released on Friday, a result that is likely to fuel theories of otherworldly visitations. A total of 143 reports gathered since 2004 remain …

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Carlson Calls Top US General A “Stupid Pig” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Fox News host Tucker Carlson slung mud at Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, on Thursday evening, calling him “a pig” and “stupid” after the Army general defended the teaching of critical race theory in the military a day earlier. “Mark Milley is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” the conservative personality …

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BOOK: Top General Refused Trump’s Order To Have Troops “Beat The Fuck Out Of” Civil Rights Protesters

CNN reports: The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump’s argument that the military should intervene violently in order to quell the civil unrest that erupted around the country last year. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley often found he was the lone voice of opposition to those demands during heated Oval Office discussions, according to excerpts …

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Defense Sec Keynotes Pentagon Pride Event [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other top department officials took part in the Pentagon’s 10th annual LGBT Pride Month celebration on Wednesday morning. In his comments, Austin commemorated the progress the military had come in standing up for LGBTQ+ rights but recognized that there was still work to come. Austin also commemorated the work of …

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SCOTUS Rejects Suit To End Male-Only Military Draft

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit challenging the nation’s male-only draft registration policy as unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union, representing two men and a group called the National Coalition for Men, called the requirement that men, but not women, register with the Selective Service System at age 18 “one of the …

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Pentagon To Keep Ban On All Non-US Flags On Bases

The Hill reports: “After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “There won’t be an exception made this month for the Pride flag.” Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper last year implemented a broad flag policy intended to target the …

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Pentagon Reviews Policy On Flags At Military Bases

CNN reports: The Pentagon is reviewing a policy instituted last year that limits which flags can be displayed at military bases. The review comes as Pride Month is being celebrated throughout June. If changes are made to the current policy it could open the door to allowing the rainbow Pride flag to be displayed. But a senior defense official strongly …

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Defense Sec To Keynote Pentagon Pride Month Event

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to deliver the keynote address for an upcoming event at the Pentagon recognizing Pride Month, the Washington Blade has learned. The event, which is scheduled to take place in the Pentagon auditorium on June 9, is coordinated by DOD Pride, the affinity group for LGBTQ civilian and …

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US To Use Primates In Study On “Havana Syndrome”

The Insider reports: Scientists at a US military laboratory are planning to experiment on primates to investigate possible causes of the mysterious brain injures, nicknamed “Havana Syndrome,” that American spies, diplomats, officials, and even military personnel have suffered both at home and abroad, according to a report from The New Yorker. US national security agencies are trying to figure out …

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Former Defense Sec. Robert Gates: I Worked For Five GOP Presidents, None Would Recognize Today’s GOP

“I worked for eight presidents, five of them were Republicans. I don’t think any of them would recognize the Republican party today. “In terms of the values and the principles that the Republican Party stood for under those five presidents, those are hard to find these days. “We are an aspirational country and we’ve kind of lost that message, it …

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Space Agencies Track Coming Crash Of Chinese Debris

The Guardian reports: The White House has called for “responsible space behaviours” as a debris from a Chinese rocket, thought to be out of control, is expected to crash back to Earth on Saturday, US time. The US Space Command is tracking debris from the Long March 5B, which last week launched the main module of China’s first permanent space …

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Pentagon Cancels Trump’s Border Wall Projects

Bloomberg News reports: The Pentagon said Friday it had canceled projects related to Donald Trump’s border wall and was returning money the former president directed to the project from defense programs. “The Department of Defense is proceeding with canceling all border barrier construction projects paid for with funds originally intended for other military missions and functions such as schools for …

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Pentagon Orders Screening To Weed Out Extremists

Politico reports: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday ordered a series of “immediate actions” to address the threat of extremism in the military, including a review of the armed forces’ definition of extremist behavior, standardizing questionnaires to screen recruits and developing procedures for veterans to report extremist activities after they leave service. The actions come after a 60-day “stand down” …

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Flynn Ignored Official Warnings On Foreign Payments

The Guardian reports: The Defense Department inspector general has uncovered evidence that Michael Flynn accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign interests and governments, despite repeated warnings by the DoD and the Justice Department that his conduct might be illegal, the Guardian can reveal. After the retired general pleaded guilty in 2017 to federal criminal charges that he had …

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Pentagon Reverses Trump With Pro-Trans Regulations

The Associated Press reports: The Pentagon on Wednesday will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition, defense officials told The Associated Press. The new department regulations allow transgender people who meet military standards to enlist and serve …

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Carlson Ridicules Pentagon’s “Woke Generals” [VIDEO]

“We were almost rattled. Then we realized if the woke generals treat us like they’ve treated the Taliban, we’ll be fine. “Twenty years later, the Taliban are still here. Maybe we ought to promise the Pentagon that we’ll get rid of traditional gender roles on this show. “Change the pronouns, defeat the patriarchy, and all that.” – Tucker Carlson, responding …

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Pentagon Press Release Condemns Tucker Carlson

Via press release from the Department of Defense: The United States military is the greatest the world has ever seen because of its diversity, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said during a news briefing this morning. Kirby addressed this because a Fox cable show host used his show to denigrate the contributions of women in the military and to …

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Enraged Pentagon Officials Unload On Tucker Carlson

CNN reports: In an extraordinary rebuke, the Pentagon and several senior members of the US military called out Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday for a sexist segment in which he mocked women serving in the armed forces. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin shared the same “revulsion” that many …

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