Navy Sets Goal For ‘Offensive Operations In Cyberspace’

By: Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:00 am

Defense Sec. Ashton Carter backs the #TPP, saying its passage is as important to him as an aircraft defense carrier: pic.twitter.com/FB9paXFK3S — BusinessForward (@BusinessForward) April 8, 2015 As the White House claims that to have been hacked by Russia, the US Navy is going full speed ahead on its own cyberwarfare program. Unlike the typical public [...]

 

Pentagon Did Not Keep Records For $45 Billion Worth of Spending In Afghanistan

By: Friday April 3, 2015 11:00 am

Another sorry tale from the financial black hole known as the Department of Defense. Though overall Pentagon finances are still inauditable, specific programs are supposed to provide some level of financial documentation to show how US taxpayer funds are being used. But as a recent example from Afghanistan shows, even the meager oversight and accountability that [...]

US Government Classifies Term “America’s Battle Lab’ in War on Terror” in Pentagon Report

By: Monday March 16, 2015 5:00 pm

The Department of Defense, after consultation with the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency, has released via Mandatory Declassification Request an early Pentagon study of intelligence operations at Guantanamo (along with accompanying slide presentation). It is very heavily redacted, with whole pages blanked out. But even more, DoD and its [...]

Former Member of Pinochet’s Secret Police, Accused of Torture & Murder, Taught for Pentagon for 12 Years

By: Thursday March 12, 2015 5:00 pm

A member of Chilean dictator’s Augusto Pinochet’s secret police, who is implicated in executions and torture that occurred weeks after a United States-backed coup in 1973, taught at a Pentagon university for thirteen years. But, in spite of allegations, State Department and Pentagon officials allowed him to hold a visa and teach in the US, [...]

‘Library of Horrors’: Photos, Videos Show Grisly War Crimes by US-Trained Iraqi Military Units

By: Wednesday March 11, 2015 5:00 pm

ABC News has posted a report on photos and videos showing soldiers from Iraq’s elite military units committing gruesome acts, including the torture and execution of detainees. Units implicated are the very units the United States helped to train from 2003 to 2011. The individuals appear to be from Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Forces and the Interior [...]

Pentagon Inspector General Ignored & Rejected NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake’s Claims of Retaliation

By: Wednesday February 25, 2015 8:00 am

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake has learned that the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office has rejected his whistleblower retaliation complaint, which he filed after the Justice Department’s prosecution against him collapsed. As part of the Pentagon IG office’s audit, Drake provided details about waste and civil liberties abuses related to a program called TRAILBLAZER. He alleged in [...]

U.S. Army Claims to Be Full of Liars

By: Monday February 23, 2015 1:05 pm

“Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession” is the title of a new paper by Leonard Wong and Stephen Gerras of the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. Its thesis: the U.S. Army is full of liars who habitually lie as part of a lying culture that has internalized and normalized lying to the point [...]

Senators Disregard Security Agencies’ Calls to Close Guantanamo, One Says Prisoners ‘Can Rot in Hell’

By: Thursday February 5, 2015 3:00 pm

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on policies related to the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, a Pentagon official and an intelligence official testified on how closing the prison is a national security imperative. Yet, their expertise did not seem to matter.

Pentagon Launches Essay Contest To Glorify Saudi King Abdullah

By: Monday January 26, 2015 12:00 pm

Tony Blair on King Abdullah: "He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed." pic.twitter.com/X0evgK5Zur — Tom Copley (@tomcopley) January 23, 2015 You can’t make this stuff up, actually you have to as only a fictitious rendition of the life of King Abdullah would be in any way flattering. The Department of Defense, [...]

Welcome to the US Global Security State of 2015

By: Tuesday January 6, 2015 5:00 pm

As 2015 begins, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Imagine that it’s January 1963. For the last three years, the United States has unsuccessfully faced off against a small island in the Caribbean, where a revolutionary named Fidel Castro seized power from a corrupt but U.S.-friendly regime run by Fulgensio Batista. In the global power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union in which much of the planet has chosen sides, Cuba, only 90 miles from the American mainland, finds itself in the eye of the storm. Having lost Washington’s backing, it has, however, gained the support of distant Moscow, the other nuclear-armed superpower on the planet.

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