Pentagon

Pentagon Suppresses Release of Book on Torture

A former chief investigator at Guantanamo Bay is accusing the Defense Department of withholding the publication of his book, which covers the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques at the facility, as well as the advocacy of what the author deems torture from top U.S. officials, Reuters reports. The book, entitled “Unjustifiable Means,” according to its…

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Will Trump Hold Off Sending More Troops to Afghanistan?

During a visit to the Pentagon last week, President Trump said he may not send additional soldiers to Afghanistan, in spite of consistent reports to the contrary. Asked whether or not he would make the deployment, Trump answered “We’ll see. And we’re doing very well against ISIS. ISIS is falling fast,” according to the Washington…

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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. The purpose of the tests,…

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US Military Rewrites Hollywood Blockbusters to Save Reputation, Research Reveals

While the US government’s influence in Hollywood is no secret, new documents reveal the staggering extent of CIA and Pentagon influence across hundreds of movies and TV shows. Researchers Tom Secker and Matthew Alford secured 4,000 new pages of Pentagon and CIA documents using Freedom of Information requests, which show how US intelligence has been…

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Russia, Syria Respond to White House Chemical Attack Allegation, Threaten Retaliation

The Syrian and Russian governments have responded to allegations by White House officials made earlier this week that the Syrian regime was planning to carry out a chemical weapons attack, with the Russians threatening retaliation to any “preemptive” American strike. “We will react with dignity, in proportion to the real situation that may take place,”…

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Study: Pentagon Wasted $28 Million on the Wrong Kind of Camouflage

The Pentagon overspent between $26 and $28 million on useless camouflage for the Afghan National Army (ANA), a government watchdog study found. Conducted by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the study not only found that between November 2008 and January 2017 the Defense Department purchased uniforms for the ANA without ensuring the…

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4,000 Additional Troops to be Deployed to Afghanistan

In an attempt to turn around the war the Secretary of Defense says America is losing, the Pentagon will deploy 4,000 soldiers to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday. While the deployment isn’t yet official, Secretary of Defense James Mattis—who received new, unilateral authorities over troop deployments to the war-torn country on Tuesday—is expected…

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Defense Secretary Mattis: “We Are Not Winning the War in Afghanistan”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan in Congressional testimony on Tuesday, vowing to offer a new strategy to lawmakers this summer that will call for the deployment thousands of additional troops to the country. “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now. And we will…

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