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Pentagon

  1. afghanistan
    U.S. Admits Deadly Kabul Drone Strike Was ‘Horrible Mistake’The air strike killed ten civilians, including seven children — not an ISIS-K car bomber.
  2. afghanistan
    Final U.S. Drone Strike In Kabul May Have Been Deadly MistakeTwo new investigations suggest that the U.S. airstrike, which killed 10 civilians, likely targeted an innocent man.
  3. politics
    Biden Administration Transfers Its First Guantánamo DetaineeResuming an Obama-era policy, the Pentagon repatriated a Moroccan man who had been held without charges at the notorious facility since 2002.
  4. the truth is in here
    Pentagon Releases UFO Report: Here’s What We KnowA guide to the government’s unclassified report on unidentified flying objects, which was released on Friday.
  5. ufos
    How to Decipher the Pentagon’s UFO ReportThe crucial, missing context for what pilots might actually be seeing — and why the military is okay with letting us think it might be aliens.
  6. just asking questions
    How the Pentagon Can Improve the Way It Studies UFOsHarvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb lays out the steps U.S. officials should take to ensure science is at the center of our revamped approach to UFOs.
  7. ufos
    Pentagon Report to Detail ‘Difficult to Explain’ UFO Sightings, Says RatcliffeThe former director of national intelligence said military pilots and satellites have recorded “a lot more sightings than have been made public.”
  8. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  9. ufos
    Pentagon Officially Releases Three Videos of ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’Though the three videos were already public in some form, the DOD’s decision to release them cements a military consensus to take UFOs more seriously.
  10. impeachment
    Unredacted Emails Show Pentagon’s Concern Over Trump Withholding Aid to UkrainePentagon emails call the withholding of aid a “clear direction” from Trump, as officials worried he would violate the Impoundment Control Act.
  11. russia
    Pentagon: U.S. Is Falling Behind Russia in Global InfluenceThe white paper doesn’t directly blame the president, but its conclusions might as well.
  12. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan for Cleaner, Greener War MachineWarren’s new climate plan focuses on greening the Pentagon. That’s a smart as a legislative tactic, but slightly off-brand as a campaign pledge.
  13. foreign policy
    Trump Mulls Legally Dubious Plot to Deny Aid to Poor ForeignersThe White House might refuse to spend $3 billion that Congress appropriated for foreign aid (even as it demands a $716 billion military budget).
  14. U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrants Who Were Promised CitizenshipAt least 40 recruits and reservists have been quietly booted with little explanation, and now their immigration status could be at risk.
  15. The Navy Is Planning Tent Cities for Undocumented ImmigrantsThe administration’s “zero tolerance” policy has spawned plans for military facilities to house tens of thousands of detained immigrants.
  16. select all
    13 Reasons to Believe Aliens Are RealHow seriously should you take those recent reports of UFOs? Ask the Pentagon. Or read this primer for the SETI-curious.
  17. Here’s a Video of a Navy Jet Encountering a UFO“What the f*ck is that thing?”
  18. The Pentagon’s ‘Logistics Agency’ Lost Track of More Than $800 MillionMeanwhile, conservatives say that military funding must be increased immediately to avert disaster — and wasteful government programs must be cut.
  19. The Pentagon Is Afraid to Give Trump More Military Options on North KoreaTop Defense officials believe that a military strike would be reckless and unnecessary — and don’t trust Trump to reach the same conclusion.
  20. Reports: The Pentagon Spent Millions on UFO ResearchFor about five years, the government wanted to believe.
  21. U.S. May Bomb ISIS in the Philippines: ReportAs Tillerson meets with Duterte, the Pentagon mulls opening a new front in America’s war against the (so-called) Islamic State.
  22. A Transgender Servicemember on How He’s Coping With Trump’s Ban“We will continue to serve our nation as we always have, until they tell us that we can’t.”
  23. The Trump Doctrine in Afghanistan: Let the Generals Handle ItWe’re about to find out what Mattis’s Pentagon will do with mostly unchecked authority to conduct a war.
  24. This Is What a ‘Successful Interception’ of a Mock ICBM Looks LikeU.S. officials released a video that shows the simulated ICBM being shot down.
  25. Former CIA Director Resigns From Trump’s Transition TeamAnd he isn’t the only one who’s finding the job of “relatively sane national security adviser to Donald Trump” to be a challenging one.
  26. Roadside Bomb in Syria Kills U.S. Service MemberThe first member of the American military to die in Syria since the U.S. deployed Special Operations Forces last year to defeat ISIS.
  27. syria
    U.S. Ends Syrian Rebel Training ProgramMeanwhile, the conflict in Syria continues. 
  28. government shutdown
    Furloughed Pentagon Workers to Return to WorkMost of them, anyway.
  29. navy yard shooting
    What Did The Pentagon Know About Aaron Alexis’s Recent Troubles?A run-in with police went unreported.
  30. your tax dollars at work
    Military Marks Afghan Withdrawal by Destroying $7 Billion of Its Own EquipmentThey can’t leave it by the curb with a Post-it note.
  31. top secret
    Pentagon Employees Can Read No Easy Day, But Can’t Talk About ItSo much for the book club.
  32. ink-stained wretches
    Pentagon Contractor Admits to Running Smear Campaign Against JournalistsThe contractor says government money wasn’t used in the online attack.
  33. the war in afghanistan
    U.S. Troops Posed for Pictures With Dead Suicide Bombers in AfghanistanThe Los Angeles ’Times’ has released the photos despite requests from the government not to publish them.
  34. neighborhood news
    Pentagon Worried About Potential Iraq War Parade in NYCCelebrating could be dangerous.
  35. terrorble
    Suspicious Things Happening Near Pentagon [Updated]A man leads police to a car containing a possible bomb.
  36. japan
    U.S. Urges Wider Evacuation After Pool for Spent Fuel Rods Boils DryThe U.S. urges Japan to vastly expand its evacuation zone.
  37. pentagon
    No More Stupid Cat Videos at the Department of DefenseAnd Japan is to blame.
  38. loose lips
    In the End, Does Everyone He Works With End Up Hating Julian Assange?He rubs people the wrong way.
  39. don’t ask don’t tell
    Supreme Courts Says DADT Can Still Be Enforced While It’s Under AppealThe Supreme Court says enforcement is officially back on … for now.
  40. don’t ask don’t tell
    And the Pentagon Survey Says … Troops Think Being Openly Gay Isn’t That Big a DealThe No. 1 answer was: I’m not really sure what the fuss is about.
  41. terrorble
    Pentagon Hosted Future Terrorist Imam for LunchWhoops …
  42. terrorble
    Temporary Lockdown After Shots Fired on the PentagonThe damage was minor, but we’re more worried about the possibility of a sniper.
  43. don’t ask don’t tell
    Judge Rejects Feds’ Request to Keep Enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’She’ll issue her final decision about rejecting the stay early today.
  44. don’t ask don’t tell
    Pentagon to Comply With Ruling to Halt ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ PolicyThat’s even though the Obama administration has moved to appeal a recent ruling.
  45. 9-11-10
    Forces Conspire Against President Obama on 9/11/10He has nowhere to go.
  46. julian assange
    Update: Assange Arrest Warrant Dropped As Wikileaks Warns of ‘Dirty Tricks’Good morning, Julian Assange.
  47. loose lips
    Pentagon Issues Stern Warning To WikiLeaksSpokesman says release of additional materials would be “height of irresponsibility.”
  48. the war on wikileaks
    Did Bradley Manning Share Classified Documents With WikiLeaks for Attention?“I wouldn’t mind going to prison for the rest of my life … “
  49. loose lips
    Adorable Pentagon Wants Wikileaks to Return All of Its Stolen DocumentsYeah, because that’s something it will do.
  50. don’t ask don’t tell
    The Pentagon Wants to Know What Dudes Do When There Are Gays in the Shower RoomAsking straight members of say, Equinox, apparently was not an option.
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