Pentagon Admits 44,000 US Troops on ‘Unknown’ Deployments Around the World

(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 […]

Daniel Ellsberg Just Made a Stunning Admission About His Role at the Pentagon

(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 […]

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Jeff Bezos Washington Lobbying Secures Amazon Deal To Supply Pentagon

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, […]

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Pentagon Assessment: To Reduce Threat of North Korea, Ground Invasion Is Necessary

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 […]

Pentagon to Keep Afghan War ‘Progress’ Reports Secret

(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. […]

5 Things You’re Missing While the Media Obsesses Over Paul Manafort

(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, […]

9 Things You Could Have Bought Instead of Funding the Failed US Empire

(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 […]

US Agrees to $15 Billion Sale of Anti-Missile THAAD System to Saudi Arabia

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 […]

US Again Dramatically Downplays Civilian Deaths From Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

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 […]

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Pentagon Caught Falsifying Paperwork for Weapons Transfers to Syrian Rebels

(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 […]

Pentagon Finally Admits Far More Troops in Afghanistan Than Official Figure

(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 […]

Two US Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in Iraq

(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 […]