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Pentagon Leads Over 300,000 Troops in a Rehearsal for an Invasion One Week after the White House Announces It’s Considering Military Action against North Korea

March 13, 2017 By Stephen Gowans The United States and South Korea are conducting their largest-ever military exercises on the Korean peninsula [1], one week after the White House announced that it was considering military action against North Korea to bring about regime change. [2] The US-led exercises involve: • 300,000 South Korea troops • […] […]

US deploys Rangers, Marine artillery to Syria | IHS Jane’s 360

US deploys Rangers, Marine artillery to Syria | IHS Jane’s 360 – CJTF-OIR spokesman Colonel John Dorrian told journalists on 9 March that around 400 additional US personnel from the US Army Rangers and a US Marine Corps artillery unit had been deployed to Syria, saying the US military is “preparing logistical and fire support […]

ibtimes.com: Cold War 2016? Russia Hopes To Open Cuba, Vietnam Military Bases, Expand Presence Around World

[ibtimes.com] Russia does presently have several military bases aboard, but most are near its borders, in the Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus. It did have bases in Cuba and Vietnam as late as the early 2000s, but those were closed, according to BBC News.With its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine two years ago, on-and-off […]

Majestic 12 – Wikipedia

The MJ-12 documents were first made public in 1987 by Shandera, Moore, and Friedman. Another copy of the same documents Shandera received in 1984 was mailed to British researcher Timothy Good in 1987, again from an anonymous source. Good first reproduced them in his book Above Top Secret (1988), but later judged the documents as […]

Gay CIA Contractor Claims Dangerous Harassment in War Zone | abc13.com

“The reason I’m making this is, in the event that something happens to me, there’s evidence I’m in Afghanistan working as a contractor for the CIA,” he says quietly in the shaky video, stealing glances around him. “I don’t feel it’s very safe for me to be here. I don’t feel like I can work […]

Gunman kills four Marines at US military facilities – Al Jazeera English

A gunman has killed four United States Marines after opening fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, in the US state of Tennessee, officials said.The suspect, identified by the FBI as 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, was also killed in the incident on Thursday. Two others, a soldier and a police officer, were wounded, an official […]

Special Forces officer tells Senate panel he was vilified as whistleblower – FierceGovernment

Those other three hostage have not been recovered and after Amerine told Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) the hostage recovery system was broken, he was labeled a whistleblower and retaliation followed, he said. Amerine says being called a whistleblower is “a term that has become radioactive and derogatory.” “A terrible irony is that my security clearance […]

Pentagon raises threat level at US military bases | TheHill

The level was raised from “Alpha” — with some elements of “Bravo” — to “Bravo,” said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. “Alpha” is a “steady state,” he said. He said that meant “awareness” and “additional personnel providing security in some circumstances.” The heightened level of security at bases would not be noticeable for most […]

Documents: Green Beret Who Sought Job At CIA Confessed To Murder – The Intercept

“In an interview conducted at the CIA, then-CPT Golsteyn claimed to have captured and shot and buried a suspected IED bomb maker,” an Army memo dated September 29, 2014 reads. “He further went to comment that he went back out with two others to cremate the body and dispose of the remains. In the transcript, […]

US Marines tells troops to ‘check online footprint’ after ISIS ‘hit list’ goes online — RT USA

“Vigilance and force protection considerations remain a priority for commanders and their personnel,” US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell said in a statement.”It is recommended Marines and family members check their online/social footprint, ensuring privacy settings are adjusted to limit the amount of available personal information.”According to the monitoring group SITE Intelligence, which has […]

David Petraeus’ Defense Attorney Argues Mistress-Biographers Have More Legal Privilege than Defense Attorneys | emptywheel

He notes the plea deal “makes clear that ‘no classified information’ from his ‘black books’ … appeared in the biography.” That’s a very different thing than claiming that no classified information Petraeus shared with Broadwell appeared in her fawning biography of his client — and the record seems to suggest that it does. Kendall also […]

US soldier admits killing family after raping girl | World news | The Guardian

The murders took place on March 12 in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Prosecutors allege that five soldiers stationed at a checkpoint there raped the girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, then burned her body to hide the evidence, and killed her father, mother and six-year-old sister.The alleged ringleader, Private Steven Green, was discharged from the […]

Beyond Drones: The Next-Generation of Autonomous Weapons Cannot be Developed in Secrecy | Just Security

It’s no secret that the United States and other nations are pouring billions of dollars into developing lethal robots capable of making their own targeting decisions that operate everywhere from aircraft carriers to land and under the oceans. These machines have been developed in conjunction with a suite of top-secret digital weapons and intelligence gathering tools that do everything from turn domestic […]

Pentagon Begs Congress to Stop Funding Weapons it Doesn’t Need / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

“If I say ‘I need a thing’… there are a whole lot of people telling us, ‘No, this is what you really need,’” Greenert added. The debate between Congress and the Pentagon has been going on for the past three years, with the Defense Department saying the U.S. should stop buying tanks and let defense […]

Jesse Ventura won’t see ‘American Sniper,’ says Chris Kyle is no hero – Democratic Underground

Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won’t see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him.”A […]

F-16 ploughs into planes at Nato base, 10 dead | News24

Most of the victims were not believed to be Spaniards, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of ministry rules preventing him from being named. The two-seat jet was taking off when it crashed into an area of the base where other planes involved in the Nato exercise were parked, the […]

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