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Category Archives: Department Of Defense

“$1MM Per Minute In Salaries, $22BN Per Year In Vacation Pay” And Other Fun Facts About The Federal Workforce

The folks at Open The Books decided to take a deep dive into the salaries of 1.97 million federal employees, using data collected from the Office Of Personnel Management and the USPS via FOIA requests, and the endless examples of excessive pay and pure waste are sure to make you sick, if not downright suicidal.  […]

Why Is Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt Technically Serving In The Department Of Defense?

Authored by Eric Lieberman via The Daily Caller, Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was appointed chairman of a Department of Defense program in 2016 that was established by former President Barack Obama’s administration. A staunch supporter of the Democratic Party and critic of President Donald Trump, Schmidt still continues to lead […]

Russia’s Military Is Leaner, But Meaner

Authore by Leonid Brershidky via Bloomberg.com, During Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference on Thursday, a friendly journalist asked Putin whether the escalating tension in relations with the U.S. and the crumbling of arms control treaties would draw Russia into an unsustainable arms race. "We will ensure our security without engaging in an arms race," the president replied, […]

Ex-Spy Chief Admits Role In ‘Deep State’ Intelligence War On Trump

An ex-spy chief who spoke out publicly against Trump while inspiring other career intelligence figures to follow suit has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president, describing his actions as something he didn't "fully think through". In a surprisingly frank interview, the CIA's Michael Morell – who was […]

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 […]

Hawaii Reinstates Cold-War Era Warning To Prepare For North Korean Attack

The previously retired air raid warning sirens from the Cold War era in Hawaii will be wailing again come December. Only this time, it’s due to the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea. Hawaii has long been a military defense outpost sparking fears that North Korea could target the island. “I suppose that’s […]

Pentagon To Admit To 2,000 Troops In Syria; Number Likely Far Higher

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, General Had Previously Said US Had 4,000 Troops There… US officials said on Friday that the Pentagon is expected to concern confirm that there are “about 2,000” US ground troops in Syria, a major increase from the roughly 500 that they officially claim is the case. An accounting system, […]

Trump Asks For $4 Billion To Beef Up US Missile-Defense Systems

President Donald Trump is preparing to head to South Korea where he will meet with the country’s president (and purported “fine gentleman”) Moon Jae-in to strategize about their simmering standoff with North Korea. Meanwhile, back home, his allies in Congress are carrying out his instructions to request another $4 billion to expand the US’s missile-defense […]

New FOIA Documents Reveal FBI Scramble To Preserve CFIUS Records In Uranium One Scandal

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com An internet researcher has uncovered what appears to be proof that the FBI was investigating the Uranium One deal back in 2015 – months after the Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash exposed the scheme, along with an article in the New York Times which laid out allegations of criminal malfeasance by the Clintons, their charitable foundation, and several […]

Is The U.S. Navy Being Truthful With Its Report On Recent Crash Incidents?

Authored by Duance Norman via Free Market Shooter blog, Recently, Free Market Shooter (as well as the US Navy) questioned the cause of a string of crashes involving Navy destroyers and cruisers… all occurring this year: Recently, the US military, unable to come up with a cause for the incidents, began investigating something else – “compromised computer […]