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    The Defense Department wound down the last of 48 federal vaccination sites manned by troops across the country with the closing of a New Jersey facility Sunday after service members vaccinated nearly 5 million people nationally. The effort by 5,100 active-duty service members that began in February spanned medical personnel from across the services and acted in addition to the...
    The UFO resembling a "white Tic Tac" spotted in 2004 by Former U.S. Navy pilot Cmdr. David Fravor while on duty at the USS Nimitz is back – but this time it’s floating over England. Pictures of the notorious UFO were snapped by Lucy Jane Castle, from Hinckley in south-west Leicestershire, who managed to grab a snap of the unexplained object and posted...
                      by Ailan Evans  The US Special Operations Command reinstated its head of diversity on Thursday after an investigation concluded he did not violate any Defense Department policies in a series of controversial Facebook posts. Richard Torres-Estrada was named Chief of Diversity & Inclusion for the Defense Department’s US Special Operations...
    The US Special Operations Command reinstated its head of diversity on Thursday after an investigation concluded he did not violate any Defense Department policies in a series of controversial Facebook posts. Richard Torres-Estrada was named Chief of Diversity & Inclusion for the Defense Department’s US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in March, but was reassigned pending an investigation into his social media...
    (CNN)Some Republican lawmakers are doubling down on reframing the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, falsely arguing it was a mostly peaceful event, antifa was responsible for the attack and that rioters were not armed. Several of these incorrect narratives were repeated during a Tuesday hearing on the attack held by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, along...
    The Education Department announced Wednesday it's wiping out $500 million in student loan debt for some 18,000 borrowers who attended ITT Technical Institute.  Officials added two new categories of claims for borrowers defrauded by their schools, the first time new claim categories were approved under the program to help defrauded students since January 2017. It includes claims by those who...
    WASHINGTON - A new effort to track the extent to which extremists have infiltrated the U.S. military may be in trouble even before it has the chance to produce any results.  Lawmakers created the all-new deputy inspector general for Diversity and Inclusion and Extremism in the Military (DIEM) as part of the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department is informing the public to be aware that the Department of Defense will be conducting training exercises in the area in the coming days. The training exercises will be conducted by the Department of Defense along with local and state law enforcement. The training will be taking place...
    The Biden administration redirected $2.2 billion of funds allocated for the border wall under former President Donald Trump to Department of Defense projects, the agency announced Friday. The Department of Defense (DOD) canceled all border wall construction projects on April 30 and DOD Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks approved using the funds for 66 projects across 11 states and 16 countries,...
    RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Drones packed with explosives may have 'hunted down' and... US Air Force's 'AI brain' takes flight! Skyborg autonomous... Share this article Share As drones become a bigger part of modern warfare, fighting forces are devising creative ways to disable them. The U.S. military recently demonstrated a...
    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued instructions to “laser focus” the military to address China as our one adversary, according to the Department of Defense. Austin issued the directive Wednesday after receiving information on the challenges China presented to the United States from a classified document out of a task force he set up in February, according to the Defense...
    PENTAGON - Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rolled out a departmentwide effort Wednesday aimed at more effectively addressing China as the “pacing challenge” for the U.S. military. While some of the initiatives will remain classified, defense officials told reporters the effort puts new organizational structures in place to better prioritize competition with China and to make sure the challenges in the...
    House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reverse its decision that it should defend former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden DOJ adopts Trump's liability stance in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election Newsmax says network turned Gaetz down for a...
    (CNN)The Department of Defense will "maintain existing policy for the display of unofficial flags" and "not grant an exception to display the Pride flag" at military bases, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to CNN.Kirby said the decision does not "in any way reflect on the respect and admiration we feel for all our LGBTQ+ personnel in and...
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    WASHINGTON - The Biden administration will issue a new executive order on Thursday that bans U.S. entities from buying or selling publicly traded securities for 59 Chinese companies with alleged ties to defense or surveillance technology sectors, senior administration officials said. The Treasury Department will enforce and update on a "rolling basis" the new ban list, which replaces one...
    President Biden will issue an executive order later this week altering a Trump-era ban on U.S. firms making investments in companies with ties to the Chinese military, according to a report Wednesday. Under Biden’s directive, the Treasury Department will be tasked with compiling a list of companies at risk of penalties for ties to China’s defense and surveillance technology sectors,...
    An F/A-18 Hornet aircraft sits on the flight line as a wall of fire detonates behind it during an air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 3, 2010.Lance Cpl. Jamean Berry | US Marine Corps WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is asking Congress for $715 billion in its fiscal 2022 budget, an increase of about $10 billion...
    The Justice Department said Thursday that Navistar Defense must pay $50 million in response to a claim that the company defrauded the Marine Corps in a contract modification that inflated prices for a suspension system for armored vehicles used in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan’s rough, mountainous terrain, where roadside bombs have killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers, the Illinois-based company...
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    A group of House Republicans asked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to take action against "creeping left-wing extremism" in the military. The letter, led by Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale, was prompted by the department's review of extremism in its ranks that the House Republicans worry will "root out servicemembers who will not affirm far-left doctrines," as well as the implementation...
    Loading the player... Republicans had long been the political party dedicated to supporting the armed forces. However, in a new push to label the military as too woke, they have launched an attack on military leadership.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III, who is Black, has been the subject of ire as he has focused on rooting out extremism within...
    Amid fanfare and beautiful weather, the U.S. Navy commissioned the USS Mobile warship Saturday at its namesake port in Alabama. Undersecretary of the Navy James Geurts led the ceremony – a Navy tradition of welcoming new ships into active service — before a limited audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event was live-streamed. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., gave a speech...
    The Defense Department commission tasked with evaluating whether to remove symbols and rename militay installations, buildings and ships honoring the Confederacy announced its first site visits for the summer and fall: Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Bragg, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Hood, Fort Rucker, Fort Lee, Fort Polk, Fort Belvoir, and Fort Pickett. The Navy has also selected the U.S....
    The Defense Department admitted Thursday the force is still far from safety as many troops continue declining to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For months, the military has struggled to convince service members to accept the voluntary coronavirus vaccine as the department increased its supply to match global distribution. The military is finally catching up, with nearly 1.5 million defense personnel...
    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the United States military, said Wednesday that he is greatly concerned by numerous press reports of conservatives being silenced in the military. “I am greatly concerned by numerous press reports of conservative voices being silenced in the Department of Defense while Departmental leadership defends and...
    Republican lawmakers concerned about left-wing bias seeping into military training are eyeing a typically bipartisan and noncontroversial bill as a vehicle to halt it. The annual National Defense Authorization Act could include amendments by GOP members of the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the bill, to tamp down what they call "woke" political bias within the Department of Defense....
    The Taliban have not attacked withdrawing U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday, with U.S. Central Command saying up to 20% of the American withdrawal is now complete. Since President Joe Biden’s April 14 announcement that he would withdraw the remaining 3,000 U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the Defense Department has removed the equivalent of 115 C-17...
    The Department of Defense saw a small increase in reported sexual assaults in 2020, according to an annual report released Thursday. The report shows 6,290 reported sexual assaults that occurred during military service, a 1% increase from 2019.  The 2020 report occurred as bases and commands grappled with COVID restrictions, and it is unclear what impact the pandemic had on...
    Organizers for the annual motorcycle ride through Washington, D.C., said the event will begin at RFK Stadium on Memorial Day weekend after the Defense Department denied the group's request to start at the Pentagon, citing coronavirus concerns. The Defense Department's rejection left AMVETS's plans for the ride in jeopardy, giving organizers only a matter of weeks to restructure an event...
    Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWyden: Funding infrastructure with gas tax hike a 'big mistake' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Congress drawn into pipeline cyberattack, violence in Israel The Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel MORE (I-Vt.) vowed Wednesday to use his perch as the chair of the Senate Budget Committee to impose tougher oversite of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress, with former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller standing behind every decision he made that day. Miller will tell the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that he was concerned before the insurrection that sending...
    In this article 1810-HKXiaomi's headquarters in the Xuhui District of Shanghai.Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty ImagesGUANGZHOU, China — The U.S. has agreed to remove Xiaomi from a blacklist that would have barred Americans from investing in the Chinese smartphone maker. Shares of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi rallied as much as 6.5% after the news, before paring some gains. In...
                      by Julie Kelly  Joe Biden calls it the worst attack since the Civil War. Attorney General Merrick Garland compares it to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The FBI is breaking down the doors of Iraq War veterans and small business owners who have no criminal records, and some are hauled...
    Honeywell, a defense contractor headquartered in North Carolina, will have to pay a fine to the U.S. State Department after the company provided unauthorized technical data to China. The shared materials included technical data on the F-35 and F-22 fighter jet programs, as well as information on other weapons systems, according to a charging document from the Bureau of Political-Military...
    (CNN)We already knew that former Attorney General Bill Barr grossly misled Congress and the public about the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Turns out, it's even worse than that. New revelations in a Washington, DC, lawsuit make clear the depths of the fundamental dishonesty that marred Barr's tenure as attorney general. Elie Honig Back in March...
    The Pentagon's watchdog announced this week it would evaluate actions the Defense Department has taken regarding Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs.) The office of the inspector general for the Defense Department said in a memo that it would audit how the offices of the secretary of defense, combatant commands, and other offices have responded to what the military calls "Unidentified Aerial...
    THE Pentagon is launching a probe into a string of UFO sightings that the Department of Defense "failed to log" reports of flying objects. It will investigate the extent of what action the DoD has taken regarding the "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" or UAP, spotted by military aircraft. 2The US military have spotted a number of "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" It...
    A Pentagon watchdog is launching a probe into how the Department of Defense has addressed "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" or UAP, after a string of UFO sightings in recent years that have been spotted by military aircraft.  In a Monday memo to military and intelligence leaders, Randolph Stone, assistant inspector general for evaluations on space, intelligence, engineering and oversight, said the objective of the probe is...
    Washington (CNN)The Department of Defense's watchdog is set to examine how the Pentagon has handled reports of UFOs, which the department refers to as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.The investigation from the department's inspector general was announced in a letter Monday to Pentagon leadership and signed by Randolph R. Stone, assistant inspector general for evaluations. "The objective of this evaluation is to...
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    Savannah Rychcik April 30, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden is putting a stop to all construction on the wall along the southern border that was funded by diverted defense funds. A Biden administration official said Friday, “Consistent with the President’s Proclamation terminating the redirection of funds for border wall, no more money will be diverted from other purposes...
    (CNN)The Defense Department is canceling all contracts for wall construction on the US-Mexico border that used funds originally intended for military missions and functions, the department announced Friday, a significant action after the Trump administration dipped into Pentagon funds to build additional border barriers.In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden ordered a pause on wall construction...
    Washington (CNN)Federal agencies are investigating at least two possible incidents on US soil, including one near the White House in November of last year, that appear similar to mysterious, invisible attacks that have led to debilitating symptoms for dozens of US personnel abroad. Multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN that while the Pentagon and other agencies probing the...
    (CNN)The Defense Department will provide support to India for its Covid response, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Sunday."I have directed the Department to use every resource at our disposal, within our authority, to support U.S. interagency efforts to rapidly provide India's frontline healthcare workers with the materials they need. We are currently assessing the equipment we can both procure and...
    The Pentagon is taking a wait-and-see approach to Russia’s Thursday claim that it will withdraw some 100,000 troops massed in recent weeks along the Ukrainian border, while the defense spokesman said there have been no new high-level calls between the Department of Defense and Ukraine to discuss the threat. The potential crisis situation on the Ukrainian-Russian border began in late...
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    A Philadelphia man admitted Tuesday that he conspired to smuggle more than than $200,000 worth of gun parts out of the United States to Turkey and the Republic of Georgia, authorities said. Samet Doyduk, 35, told a federal judge in Camden that he and others bought upper receivers, barrels, and magazines for several different types of Glock handguns from suppliers...
    A police officer in Virginia was fired after donating to a legal defense fund for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, officials said Tuesday. Norfolk Police Lt. William Kelly anonymously gave $25 to a fundraiser for Rittenhouse in September, using his city email address, according to The Guardian. The donation reportedly came with a comment that read: “God bless. Thank you for...