The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump’s defense secretary

DC National Guard guardsmen stand outside the U.S. Capitol on January 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. Supporters of President Trump had stormed and desecrated the building the day before as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. John Moore/Getty Images The Pentagon placed major restrictions on the DC National Guard leading up…Continue Reading

Pentagon announces troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq

2,500 American troops will remain in each country by mid-January.November 17, 2020, 8:40 PM• 4 min readThe U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan and Iraq will be reduced to 2,500 in each country by mid-January, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced on Tuesday.Miller made the announcement in measured remarks to Pentagon reporters that highlighted the next…Continue Reading

VA Joins Pentagon in Recruiting Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials

The Department of Veterans Affairs is recruiting 8,000 volunteers for the Phase 3 clinical trials of at least four COVID-19 vaccine candidates at 20 federal medical facilities across the U.S., according to officials with the VA and Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s initiative to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine. The largely unpublicized effort follows a…Continue Reading

Pentagon estimates cost of new nuclear missiles at $95.8B!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years, officials said Monday.The estimate is up about $10 billion from four years ago.The weapons, known as intercontinental ballistic missiles, or…Continue Reading

Pentagon Considering Boosting Navy to 534 Ships, But Most Could Be Unmanned

Documents related to a recent Pentagon study about the future of the U.S. Navy have revealed the Department of Defense’s desire to expand the naval force to a maximum of 534 ships by the year 2045, with many of those ships being designed for unmanned navigation.U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has commissioned a Future Navy…Continue Reading

China Has The World’s Largest Navy. And It’s Getting Better, Pentagon Warns

SHANDONG PENINSULA, CHINA – AUGUST 23: (CHINA OUT) A Chinese destroyer launches missiles in an … [+] offshore blockade exercise during the third phase of the Sino-Russian “Peace Mission 2005” joint military exercise on August 23, 2005 near Shandong Peninsula, China. More than 7,000 Chinese troops and 1,800 Russians with military vessels, fighter jets and…Continue Reading

WASHINGTON (AP) — The use of National Guard reconnaissance planes in four U.S. cities to monitor the widespread protests earlier this year didn’t violate rules against the military collecting intelligence on Americans, a Pentagon report has concluded.The investigation by the Air Force inspector general found that the planes were used to gather information about crowd…Continue Reading

The Pentagon’s on-and-off-again, once-covert UFO program is decidedly back on—and will soon reveal some of its findings to the public.An astrophysicist who consulted on the UFO program confirms the government possesses materials from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”The news comes on the heels of the Navy’s official release of three notorious UFO videos.For…Continue Reading

Pentagon effectively bans Confederate flag from military installations

The Pentagon effectively banned the display of the Confederate flag on military installations, per a memo signed Thursday by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.Why it matters: The move was done in a way meant to largely avoid President Trump’s ire by not explicitly banning it. The memo instead listed flags that are allowed to be displayed…Continue Reading