(ANTIWAR.COM) — When the Pentagon wants to mislead the public about where US troops are, generally speaking, they just lie. Yet sometimes the number of troops is just too big to claim as a rounding error, and questions start happening. This week, the focus is on over 44,000 US military personnel deployed to “unknown,” which immediately raises […]
(ANTIMEDIA) — Daniel Ellsberg is a whistleblower and activist most famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971. His release of those papers exposed U.S. involvement in Vietnam and eventually led to the end of the war, and he just made a stunning admission about his role as a Pentagon consultant in a recent interview with Democracy Now! According to […]
(ANTIWAR.COM) — How many US ground troops are in Syria? Officially, in late November, the Pentagon figure was 502, and while that was a spurious number, the Pentagon announced over 400 US Marines were withdrawn at the end of the month. Now that it’s the first week of December, that official figure has shot up to 2,000, even though no […]
(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — According to Newsweek, despite calls from Russia and Iran for the U.S. to abandon its illegal invasion of Syria, the Pentagon has just announced its intention to maintain its troop presence in the country even after ISIS is successfully defeated. “We are going to maintain our commitment on the ground as long […]
Kim Jong-Un’s most recent missile launch sparked fears of a third world war. Responding directly to that missile launch, the United States has participated in war drills with South Korea.
By: Whitney Webb/Mint Press News The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, in addition to including passages involving regime change in Venezuela and exorbitant expenditures on the maintenance and expansion of American empire, continues to surprise: its latest draft includes a measure that will cement a multi-billion dollar deal between the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. mega-corporation Amazon, […]
By: Darius Shahtahmasebi/ANTIMEDIA — A recent Pentagon assessment claims the only way to completely reduce the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is through a full-on ground invasion. Rear Admiral Michael Dumont conveyed the opinion on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a letter to Congressman Ted Lieu. Lieu had initiated the correspondence with questions about the […]
(ANTIWAR.COM) — For the last 16 years, the Pentagon’s “progress” in the occupation of Afghanistan has been measured by officials through multiple different statistics, and one most often cited has been the size of the Afghan military. Those numbers have struggled recently, with Afghanistan not recruiting well nor retaining its recruits. So that’s not a metric anymore. […]
(ANTIMEDIA) — Though according to a recent poll a majority of the American public believes the Russia investigations are hurting the country, another media feeding frenzy began over the weekend when it was revealed that an indictment would be issued Monday. Sure enough, on Monday, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were charged with a slew of different offenses, […]
(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) According to recently released budget data from the Pentagon, the direct cost of America’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria since 9/11 will amount to roughly $1.5 trillion by next October. DefenseOne, a military news outlet, reported this week that this information became available because “The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act ordered the […]
Weapons sales to Saudi Arabia face increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and rights campaigners in Washington. (MEE) — The US State Department has approved the possible sale of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15b, the Pentagon said on Friday. The proposed sale “will support the […]
The Pentagon dismissed more than 90% of incidents as “non-credible.” (ANTIWAR.COM) — As another month winds down, another official Pentagon report on civilian death tolls in Iraq and Syria has been released, and as usual dramatically underreports the true death toll of an increasingly aggressive air campaign in densely populated cities. Most of the deaths came in Raqqa, and […]
The Navy is going to use Xbox game console controllers to steer the periscopes in submarines. The new controllers would replace the chunky and expensive joysticks currently in use.
Amazon’s web services can now host some of the government’s most fascinating (to the public) and sensitive information.
(ZHE) — A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail. On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence […]
ZeroHedge | But perhaps more shocking is the following admission that Pentagon suppliers have links with known criminal networks
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(ANTIWAR.COM) — Confirming long-standing speculations to that effect, the Pentagon yesterday admitted that the 8,400 US troops that are in Afghanistan according to all official documents is not an accurate count, and that there are actually 11,000 US troops in the country. Officials were quick to insist that the new higher figure did not represent any […]
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Heavy US airstrikes in densely populated residential areas have, throughout the ISIS war, proven a recipe for massive civilian casualties. This is increasingly the prevailing theme in the ISIS capital of Raqqa, where US strikes are killing many hundreds of civilians. Earlier this week, at least 100 civilians were killed in a span on […]
(ANTIWAR.COM) While President Trump is still trying to sort out exactly how to word his executive order, but the plan is clearly to expand the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and start throwing more detainees into the facility. The Pentagon’s planning ahead on picking up spending at the site. The Pentagon envisions some $500 million in […]
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon has confirmed two US soldiers were killed and five others wounded yesterday in “combat operations” in Iraq. Details of exactly what happened remain unclear, with the Pentagon not offering any formal details beyond “combat.” ISIS seems like they’d be a likely culprit, however, and they took credit, saying they’d fired on the […]