Pentagon wants more money to develop its own hypersonic nukes, just like Russia’s

Pentagon wants more money to develop its own hypersonic nukes, just like Russia’s:

The Pentagon may not be surprised by the new Russian hypersonic missiles – but why not use them as a pitch for more money? A military budget about 10 times that of Russia is not enough, according to the DARPA director.

Asked by a gathering of journalists on Thursday if the United States is spending enough on its own hypersonic missile program, Steven Walker, the director of the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), replied, “I would say no.”

“The dollars that were allocated in this budget were great, but they were really focused on adding more flight tests and getting some of our offensive abilities further down the line into operational prototypes,” he said. “We do need an infusion of dollars in our infrastructure to do hypersonics.”

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$21 Trillion Of Unauthorized Spending – Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars Gone Missing – The Pentagon “lost” $6.5 TRILLION in 2015 and nobody cares – Army Fudged Its Accounts By Trillions Of Dollars

$21 trillion of unauthorized spending by US govt discovered by economics professor

Trillions Of Taxpayer Dollars Gone Missing. The Pentagon To Be Audited For The First Time Ever

The Pentagon “lost” $6.5 TRILLION in 2015 and nobody cares.

U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

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Pentagon Disses Trump, Will Allow Transgender People To Enlist In Military

Pentagon Disses Trump, Will Allow Transgender People To Enlist In Military:

5 months after President Trump Twitter-banned transgender people from the US military

The AP reports that The Pentagon will allow transgender individuals to enlist in the military as of Jan. 1.

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Pentagon Loses Track Of 44,000 Soldiers Stationed Around The World

Dude Where’s My Troops? Pentagon Loses Track Of 44,000 Soldiers:

“The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force,” said Thomas Jefferson in an 1807 letter to Chandler Price. And what would the nation’s third president and principal author of the Declaration of Independence say of today’s American “global force” deployed across the earth?

America’s “global military presence” is not hyperbole, but a literal fact, as a new Department of Defense study has found that US military personnel are stationed in literally every nation on the earth. The report bluntly confirms that, “The United States has military personnel in nearly every country in the world, ranging from two liaison officers in Fiji to tens of thousands from all of the service branches in Japan and Germany, according to the report.”

But perhaps more important and equally absurd (when one considers the original beginnings of the humble “republic” envisioned by founders like Madison and Jefferson) is the fact that America’s world-wide military presence is such that the Pentagon itself can’t track how many US service members are deployed where. A new bombshell article in Stars and Stripes military newspaper is non-ironically headlined, “Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world”.

The Stripes article opens with a line that would seem straight out of the Onion, yet matter-of-factly states, “The U.S. military has more than 44,000 troops across the globe that the Pentagon claims it cannot track, according to a recent report.”

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Pentagon’s super-secret research agency DARPA now wants to genetically engineer PLANTS to use as battlefield spying technology

Pentagon’s super-secret research agency DARPA now wants to genetically engineer PLANTS to use as battlefield spying technology:

It seems the Department of Defense wants to get in on the GMO craziness, but not in what you would consider the normal way.

No, the Pentagon has not announced a military-wide transition to genetically modified foods; rather, DARPA— the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency — says it is working on developing a new way to collect battlefield intelligence: Genetically-modified plants.

What could go wrong?

As reported by Futurism, DARPA is calling the project the Advanced Plant Technologies program, and it seeks to transform plants into next-generation surveillance technology.

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Pentagon Wants to Keep Report on Afghan Child Sex Abuse Classified

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Pentagon Wants to Keep Report on Afghan Child Sex Abuse Classified:

Earlier this month, a Pentagon inspector general reported that several troops had been told to “ignore” any signs of Afghan security forces sexually abusing children, though the report insisted this was not a “formal guidance” from the Pentagon leadership.

A far more specific report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), however, will not see the light of day at all if the Pentagon has anything to say about it, with the military leadership saying it needs to remain classified.

Senate officials, who requested the SIGAR inquiry in the first place, noted that the military was very opposed to having a second inquiry going separate from the internal inspector general probe. That’s unsurprising, as the Pentagon tends to be unhappy with SIGAR’s vocal criticism of the military’s misdeeds.

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William Engdahl: North Korea is an Pentagon Vassal State

North Korea is an Pentagon Vassal State:

By William Engdahl

If it weren’t for the fact that he is absolute dictator of a country with a formidable army and nuclear missile technology, North Korean President Kim Jong Un, the 290 pound, 32 year-old ruler would be a clown figure. Unfortunately for world peace, Kim Jong Un, while he is playing games with his rockets and threats of war, is serving the long-term interests of the USA, especially the military industrial complex, the Pentagon and State Department, whose priority increasingly is to make an Asia Pivot of military power projection to contain and isolate the Peoples’ Republic of China as well as Russia.

In the end of the 1990’s I had the chance occasion to have a chat with the late James R. Lilley. Lilley was at the Davos World Economic Forum and by chance had sat at my dinner table together with a delegation from the China Peoples’ Liberation Army. As I was the only westerner at the table he struck up a conversation, and as he saw I was more than conversant in global politics, he began talking, perhaps more than he should have with one he did not know.

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Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels:

A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail.

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Here Comes The Next Escalation: Pentagon Offers To Arm Ukraine

And why not????? Putin will be delighted.

Here Comes The Next Escalation: Pentagon Offers To Arm Ukraine:

When we reported yesterday about Putin’s surprisingly harsh response to last week’s House legislation to launch new sanctions against Russia, which also binds Trump from unilaterally removing sanctions without getting Congressional approval, we concluded that “now we await the US re-retaliation in what is once again the same tit-for-tat escalation that marked the latter years of the Obama regime, as the US Military Industrial Complex breathes out a sigh of relief that for all the posturing by Trump, things between Russia and the US are back on autopilot.

We didn’t have long to wait.

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Human Guinea Pigs: Congress Slams Door On Pentagon Biochemical Weapons Testing Declassification

Human Guinea Pigs: Congress Slams Door On Pentagon Biochemical Weapons Testing Declassification:

In the 1960’s and 1970’s the US government tested chemical and biological weapons on US troops in still little known secret programs called Projects 112 and SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense). The Vietnam era tests involved some 6,000 military personnel being subject to experiments involving deadly nerve agents like sarin and VX, as well as biological agents like E. Coli, all of which can result in quick death or potential lifelong debilitating health issues such as long-term central nervous system failure. A fatal dose of VX nerve agent, for example, can kill in minutes, but it is unknown if the program resulted in deaths because documents remain classified as “Top Secret” even 50 years later. Veterans advocacy groups have long tried to get specifics of the program declassified in the hopes that disclosure might allow victims of the tests access to health benefits and better medical treatment, but on Thursday Congress slammed the door on these attempts, leaving veterans and some congressional sponsors outraged.

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The Pentagon Secretly Tested Chemical Weapons on American Soldiers

The Pentagon Secretly Tested Chemical Weapons on American Soldiers:

The Pentagon carried out a series of secret chemical and biological weapons tests on American military personnel in the 1960s and 1970s, McClatchy DC reports.

Known as Project 112 and Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD), some 6,000 military personnel were involved in the tests, most from the Army and Navy.

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Pentagon To Send 4,000 Troops To Afghanistan In Trump’s Largest Deployment Yet

Pentagon To Send 4,000 Troops To Afghanistan In Trump’s Largest Deployment Yet:

Two days after Trump ceded unilateral authority on Afghan troop deployments to the Department of Defense, the Pentagon wasted on time and according to AP, the Pentagon will send 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan to support existing forces and in hopes of breaking a stalemate in a war that has now been passed on to a third U.S. President. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency.

According to AP, the decision by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be announced as early as next week, and was prompted by “the rising threat posed by Islamic State extremists, evidenced in a rash of deadly attacks in the capital city of Kabul, has only fueled calls for a stronger U.S. presence, as have several recent American combat deaths.” Asked for comment, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said, “No decisions have been made.”

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Pentagon to house ‘nuclear football’ in leased Trump Tower apartment

Pentagon to house ‘nuclear football’ in leased Trump Tower apartment – letter:

Defense department says use of private apartment for White House Military Office, which safeguards device holding launch codes, will not benefit president

The Pentagon is finalizing a lease on a privately owned apartment in Trump Tower for the use of the White House Military Office, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

The Military Office carries and safeguards the “football”, the device that contains the top secret launch codes the president needs to order a nuclear attack, as well as providing secure communications wherever the president is.

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$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is

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Pentagon Cannot Account For 2,3 TRILLION Dollars (Video):

“The Day Before 9/11 Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Declared That The Pentagon Cannot Account For $2,3 Trillion”


$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is:

Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10 trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, knows where it went or on what it was spent.

Even though audits of all federal agencies became mandatory in 1996, the Pentagon has apparently made itself an exception, and — fully 20 years later — stands obstinately orotund in never having complied.

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Ron Paul Sums Up Nobel-Peace-Prize-Winning President Obama In One Short Sentence

Ron Paul Sums Up Nobel-Peace-Prize-Winning President Obama In One Short Sentence:

Following our discussion of the unprecedented bombing-fest that has been undertaken during President Obama’s reign…

Seven years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” despite having been in office for less than one year and having pretty much no actual, tangible foreign diplomacy accomplishments at the time, President Obama will depart the White House having dropped 26,171 bombs on foreign countries around the world in 2016, 3,027 more than 2015.

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