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Oct 28 06:41

Weapons execs lament losses from Afghanistan exit, tout DOD budget increase

Speaking to investors on Tuesday, two of the biggest U.S. weapons manufacturers provided estimates on how the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a war that cost U.S. taxpayers over $2 trillion and took over 243,000 lives, impacted their bottom lines. Both companies also expressed enthusiasm about a bipartisan push to increase the 2022 defense budget by $29.3 billion, a five percent increase over the 2021 budget and more than $10 billion more than President Biden requested.

Approximately half of the defense budget goes to contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, both of whom explained to investors how the end of a 20 year war will impact their profits while still painting a rosy picture of ballooning defense spending driving corporate revenue and padding the bottomline for shareholders.

Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes, who took home nearly $21 million in compensation last year, acknowledged that the end of a war was bad for the bottomline, telling investors:

Oct 28 06:40

Pentagon Generals, News Writers Abuse Chinese Test Flight To Argue For More Weapons

The generals in the Pentagon want to get rich. Most strive to take this or that board position at one of the large weapon manufacturers after they retire. But to get there requires that the generals, while still in the military, promote more weapons sales.

Big newspapers are another party with interests in promoting weapon manufacturers and wars. They pay for quite a lot of advertisement. News of weapons and wars also nice clickbait which brings more paying subscribers and again additional advertisement.

These two forces collaborate in their weapon and war promoting efforts which in the best case result in the plundering of the common people. In the worst case the end result is the slaughter of many innocent humans for no sensible cause or reason.

Oct 28 06:34

The Hawks Are Encircling Iran…Again

Washington and Tel Aviv’s threats against Iran are rapidly proliferating. The Israelis reportedly just approved a $1.5 billion budget for a possible military attack on Iran. Israel’s Air Force is currently training “intensely” to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Under Joe Biden’s watch, the Iranian people continue to be crushed under the same cruel “maximum pressure” sanctions imposed by the Donald Trump administration. In fact, on multiple occasions, Biden has imposed new sanctions on Iran. The ceaseless economic warfare is justified by the lie that Iran was or is seeking nuclear weapons as well as the ever present ancillary alarmism that this would imperil Israel.

Oct 28 06:21

Aggravation of Relations Between Russia and the West: Will it Lead to War?

No matter how many times it has been said that relations between Russia and Western countries can no longer get worse, the news agenda proves us the opposite time and again. On October 24, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer gave an interview to Deutschlandfunk radio in which she threatened Russia with the use of nuclear weapons if the country did not bow to NATO’s guidelines. Even though Germany itself does not possess nuclear weapons, it was implied that an attack could be launched by an American arsenal from European territory.

Oct 28 06:08

Navy Not Sure What USS Connecticut Struck in the South China Sea, Beijing Accuses U.S. of Cover-Up

The U.S. Navy still isn’t positive what one of its most powerful attack submarines hit in the South China Sea, as repair assessments continue in Guam, four sources familiar with the results of the preliminary investigations told USNI News this week.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the undersea object that damaged the forward section of USS Connecticut (SSN-22) had not been definitively determined as part of several investigations into the Oct. 2 incident, the sources said.

Early indications were Connecticut hit a seamount in the South China Sea, two defense officials familiar with the Navy’s examination of the submarines told USNI News, but that has not been confirmed by investigators. Politico first reported earlier this month that the boat may have hit an undersea feature.

Oct 28 05:46

Nunes Slams Wokeness at Diversity Hearing: We Can’t Counter Hypersonic Missiles with Better Pronoun Usage

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) implored the leaders of the intelligence community at a hearing on diversity Wednesday to stay out of politics and focus on defeating enemies.

At the Democrat-organized hearing on “diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility” in the intelligence community (IC), Nunes said the IC seems to be increasingly focused on issues that distract from its mission to deter and defeat America’s enemies. “Unfortunately, we can’t counter a hypersonic missile launch with better pronoun usage,” he said

“The indications, ranging from trivial recruitment videos to major intelligence estimates, show an infatuation with leftwing dogmas and politicized actions that have nothing to do with deterring our enemies and winning wars,” he continued.

“We see this tendency not just in the Intelligence Community, but throughout the entire national security apparatus—in the military, the State Department, and other bodies,” he added.

Oct 28 05:20

Xi Hails China's "Leapfrog Development" In Weapons Capability As Annual Review Finds US Readiness "Marginal"

It appears we could already be in the midst of the 'new Cold War' arms race that many world leaders have been warning about, as President Xi Jinping this week is calling for China to ramp up efforts to "break new ground" in weapons and military equipment development.

This after the Biden administration described the US being in a state of current "strategic competition" with its top most powerful rival of China. According to Reuters, Xi addressed a military conference Tuesday wherein he called for a "new situation" in the weapons industry toward rapidly kickstarting greater support for the production of the armed forces' needs.

Oct 27 07:19

US Army not ready to ‘fight tonight,’ internal survey suggests, as Pentagon insists everything is fine

Only one in seven respondents in a recent US Army survey said they’d be ready to deploy and fight immediately, with generals far more confident of readiness than warrant officers. The army downplayed the figures, however.

Some 5,400 soldiers and civilians were asked if their unit was ready to deploy, fight and win anywhere in the world. Only 14% said 'Yes, immediately.' Another 13% said they would need more time, such as a week (3%) or a month (4%), according to a report by Foreign Policy on Tuesday.

There was a noticeable gap between generals, 40% of whom were confident of immediate deployment, and warrant officers, where that number was just under 20%.

Oct 27 06:18

Russia prepares the curtain call

The implementation of the conclusions of the US-Russia summit in Geneva (known as "Yalta II"), held on June 16, 2021, continues. It seems that the concessions made by Washington to Moscow are much more significant than previously thought. President Vladimir Putin continues to put the world back in order not only in the wider Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia. Substantial changes are already observable in four months. In the Russian tradition, nothing is announced, but everything will be revealed en bloc when things have become irreversible.

Oct 27 06:16

Billions of euros to "innovate" the nuclear NATO

"NATO has ended up in the attic," wrote the political commentators of several newspapers a month ago, after France had withdrawn its ambassador from Washington on September 16. It was Paris’ protest at being excluded from the strategic-military partnership between the United States, Great Britain and Australia, announced the day before, and at losing a lucrative contract for the sale of submarines to Australia, which will be replaced by nuclear submarines supplied by the U.S. and Great Britain.

A week after the resounding diplomatic break, however, the French general Lavigne was put in charge of the Allied Transformation Command, with headquarters in Norfolk in the U.S., and the presidents of the two countries, Biden and Macron, published a Joint Declaration.

Oct 27 06:13

All of Europe under the death star: NATO’s No. 2 to visit Switzerland

On 28-29 October 2021, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoan?, will travel to the Swiss Confederation.

During his trip, the NATO Deputy Secretary General will hold meetings in Geneva with high-level officials from international organizations.

On Friday, 29 October 2021, the NATO Deputy Secretary General will participate in the Chambésy Roundtable on European Security in Glion, hosted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

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Oct 27 06:11

No reaction from Paris, Berlin to Kiev’s threats of missile strike at Russia — diplomat

Berlin and Paris must provide their assessment of how Kiev’s threats of a missile strike at Russia influence the Normandy Four negotiations process, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday, adding that their lack of reaction raises questions.

"The behavior of our partners on the Normandy Four format - Berlin and Paris - raises questions," the diplomat pointed out.

According to Zakharova, France and Germany do not react to Kiev’s open sabotage of the Minsk Agreements and "the recent degradation to threatening Russia openly."

"We urge German and French authorities, who advocate new Normandy format meetings, to assess how the direct threats of Ukrainian politicians against Russia facilitate progress at the negotiations, and urge Ukrainian citizens to contemplate where the aggressive militaristic statements of Ukrainian politicians can lead to," Zakharova noted.

Oct 27 06:09

World War II (III) mission to endure: U.S. to keep troops in Germany to confront Russia

The U.S. Army is here to stay in Germany, the service’s top civilian said this week during a stop in Munich that reinforced a growing sense that a proposal for big troop cutbacks in the country is all but dead.

Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said Monday that “there should be no question” that the U.S. is sticking around. She highlighted the recent addition of new Army units as a sign that a mission dating to World War II will endure.

“The challenge Russia presents to both of our countries and the NATO alliance underscores how important it is we maintain and strengthen our trans-Atlantic ties,” she said.

Oct 26 06:47

U.S. senator drops bomb, says military members who refuse to get vaccinated risk dishonorable discharge and will lose right to vote, own guns

A U.S. senator from Kansas is warning that military members who refuse to follow the Pentagon’s order to take a COVID-19 vaccine run the risk of being kicked out of the service with a dishonorable discharge, which will endanger their rights including voting and owning firearms.

“The White House wants to give servicemembers a dishonorable discharge if they’re separated because of refusing the vaccine. [Americans must] understand the significance of a dishonorable discharge,” Sen. Roger Marshall, a Republican, warned in an interview with Breitbart Radio.

“Those folks will be treated as felons. They’ll never be able to get a job, again. They lose their Second Amendment. In some states, they won’t be able to vote, again. They lose their VA benefits, access to the VA hospitals, retirement plans,” he added.

Oct 26 06:33

How Biden is trying to rebrand the drone war

For months, the White House and Pentagon have been touting the efficacy of “over the horizon” warfare — purportedly an accurate and effective targeting of terrorists in nations where the United States has few or no boots on the ground. “Terrorism has metastasized around the world,” said President Joe Biden in August. “We have over-the-horizon capability to keep them from going after us.”

While peddled as innovative, experts say that over-the-horizon warfare is effectively a rebranding of the drone campaign that has been employed for almost 20 years in places like Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. It is also, they told Responsible Statecraft, likely to fail.

“This idea that over-the-horizon strikes are going to solve all the problems is absolute horseshit,” said Marc Garlasco, who served for seven years at the Pentagon, including as chief of high value targeting during the Iraq War in 2003.

Oct 26 06:30

NATO's flirtation with adding 2 more members runs the risk of starting a war the US can't afford to fight

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is visiting Europe this week having said Ukraine and Georgia have an "open door to NATO" and that "no third country has a veto over NATO's membership decisions."

Because both countries have been on the receiving end of Russian aggression, it is natural to feel sympathy for Ukraine and Georgia - but offering them NATO membership is an extremely dangerous and counterproductive policy that does not serve the US national interest.

Rather than bolster the security of the American people, as one would expect US defense policy to do, expanding NATO increases the risk of the United States being drawn into a war with Russia. Moving forward in the process of offering NATO membership to Ukraine or Georgia risks igniting a major NATO-Russia conflict.

Oct 25 07:58

THE LITTLE WAR THAT COULD

After the Vietnam War, pretty much the entire US populace was sick of war and militarism.

The idea that we would ever again get involved in aggressive overseas “adventures” was unthinkable.

Of course, now we’re everywhere and now openly antagonizing Russia and China.

How did this happen?

One word: Grenada.

The little, mostly forgotten military action by Ronald Reagan that put the US back on the road to total war, all the time and everywhere.

How did Reagan and his bloodthirsty clients do it?

They portrayed the building of an airport built to facilitate tourism as a sinister plot to prepare for an attack on the US by “the communists.”

Oct 25 06:52

US Forces Prepare for Largest-Ever Military Landing in Greece

US forces are preparing for what is described as the largest-ever military landing in Greece, which is scheduled for November at Alexandroupolis.

A large number of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), tanks, cannons, and artillery are expected to reach the Greek port near the border with Turkey in the weeks to come as part of an extensive military shipment that is of unprecedented scale.

The shipment, according to Greek media, will be part of a military drill that will take place in Romania, Bulgaria, the Balkans, and central Europe.

The same warship of the USNS Yuma Spearhead class that will carry out the mission did so during a similar military drill last year. The Yuma is high-speed, shallow draft vessel intended for rapid intratheater transport of medium-sized cargo payloads. It is able to transport U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps company-sized units with their vehicles, or it can be reconfigured to become a troop transport for an infantry battalion.

Oct 25 06:52

Germany, Others to Launch EU-Wide Military Force

Under a new initiative to expand the EU’s alliance-wide military force, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, and Slovenia will establish a rapid-reaction force, aimed to act within EU territory.

Some in the EU have been very interested in the idea of building up a military, though the existing battle groups are fairly small. Restricting these additional troops to the EU territory likely is meant to avoid public criticism of the plan.

The nations that decided to get involved said that the recent war in Afghanistan led to the decision, convincing them that the EU needs to be able to react quickly with special forces.

German officials expressed optimism on the idea. Opposition figures, however, said that the EU is meant to be a civilian alliance, and doesn’t need to create a new intervention force.

Oct 25 05:29

Vaxx Mandate STRIKES US Nuclear Arsenal

The New Mexico lab that produced the world’s first nuclear bomb has lost 185 employees as a vaccine mandate deadline expired on Oct. 22, according to a lawsuit filed against the operator of the facility on that same day.

An additional 153 employees at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) were placed on leave without pay or are using vacation pay because they obtained a religious exemption, the lawsuit reveals. Twenty-six of the employees were reportedly granted medical exemptions.

Oct 24 13:51

Most Comprehensive Study Yet: U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilots and Crews Have Higher Rates of Cancer

By B.N. Frank

In 2019, former U.S. Naval fighter pilots blamed high levels of radiation exposure for causing cancer and deaths among service members. Similar concerns about radiation exposure were expressed that year by the Air Force as well:

"At the heart of the Air Force study was a question of whether extended exposure in the cockpit to radiation may be linked to increased risk of prostate cancer.

"The study said 'pilots have greater environmental exposure to ultraviolet and ionizing radiation … (fighter pilots) have unique intra-cockpit exposures to non-ionizing radiation.'"

In 2020, American senators introduced a bill to study cancer risk among military pilots. Recently, a new study revealed cancer rates are higher among Air Force pilots and crew. Exposure to radiation and other environmental toxins are again being considered as factors....

Oct 23 06:16

First female NATO chief? German DM pushes European subservience to NATO/Pentagon, NATO “dealing” with China.

NATO will have to focus increasingly on China, she said. “The big task now is also to recognize that the question of how to deal with China is much more than the question of national interests,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said. “In the big picture, it is about the question of how the world order and our ways of life will be shaped and possibly changed for the future.”

Both the EU and NATO are reviewing their security strategies ahead of summits next year. Those parallel and partly overlapping efforts are a “unique opportunity” to sort out the relationships between the two organizations, said Kramp-Karrenbauer….

Oct 23 06:02

NATO conducts nuclear strike exercise from bases hosting B-61 nuclear bombs

NATO’s yearly “deterrence” exercise, codenamed “Steadfast Noon”, kicked off on Oct. 18, 2021. Dozens of aircraft from across the alliance are currently deployed to Italy and will carry out joint training during the 1-week drills.

[T]his year’s Steadfast Noon takes place alongside another exercise, dubbed “Cross Servicing” or “X-Servicing”, whose goal is to test the ability of each partner to service other nation’s aircraft at NATO airfield operating on their territory….

[T]he routine Steadfast Noon strike exercise is hosted by a different NATO country (or two) each year usually at two air bases where U.S. tactical B61 nuclear bombs are stored. This year, the two Italian air bases involved in the exercise are Ghedi AB and Aviano AB, in the northeastern part of the country. According to the Federation of American Scientists, 35 B-61s are stored at the two bases in Italy.

Oct 23 06:02

Fifteen Allies deepen cooperation on Ground Based Air Defence

Defence Ministers from 15 NATO Allies reaffirmed their commitment to multinationally develop, acquire and deliver Ground Based Air Defence capabilities, which will protect Allied personnel, equipment and facilities from air based threats. This was done in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting on 21 October 2021.

“By increasing cooperation among Allies, continually improving our capabilities, and responding to challenges we make the transatlantic region safer and more prepared to face any threat,” said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoan? at the signing event.

There, new participants joined two recently launched High Visibility Projects (HVP), the “Modular GBAD” project and the “Rapidly Deployable Mobile C-RAM” initiative, as well as the launch of a new undertaking, the “Command and Control capability for surface-based air and missile defence for the battalion and brigade level” (GBAD C2 Layer).

Oct 23 06:00

Pentagon chief: NATO Article 5 ironclad, sacred; Russia is focus, China is challenge. Video and text.

The secretary emphasized that the United States’ commitment to Article 5 of the Washington Treaty establishing the alliance in 1949 — an attack on one nation is an attack on all — is “ironclad.” He echoed President Joe Biden’s words that this commitment is “a sacred obligation” to the U.S. government.

Deterring Russia is a focus of NATO, and the defense ministers approved a number of initiatives to improve the readiness and availability of forces and capabilities.

But the global security environment is changing, and the wind of changes blows from the east. China – while not a focus of any one part of the NATO ministerial – is a concern to the nations of the alliance.

Oct 22 09:57

Drone Whistleblower Thrown in Pen With Terrorists

By John Kiriakou

Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was sent on Sunday to the notorious Communications Management Unit (CMU) at the maximum-security U.S. Penitentiary (USP) at Marion, Illinois to serve a 45-month sentence, rather than to the low-security prison at Butner, North Carolina, where federal Judge Liam O’Grady had recommended he go.

Butner is a prison hospital complex, and O’Grady was cognizant of Daniel’s need for psychological therapy to deal with post traumatic stress disorder from his time as a U.S. Air Force drone operator.

USP Marion, on the other hand, is a former “Supermax” prison that was built in the early 1960s as a replacement for Alcatraz. It was converted into a CMU to keep terrorists from being in contact with the media. The Bureau of Prisons, which apparently knows better than a federal judge, decided that the American public must be protected from Daniel Hale’s dangerous ideas, like the notion that we shouldn’t murder innocent civilians with drones...

Oct 22 09:00

DHS BEGINS RELEASING GAS ON NYC CITIZENS AT 120 LOCATIONS IN ‘BIOLOGICAL ATTACK SIMULATION’

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security and the Metro Transit Authority began a drill in which government agents will release gas at over 100 locations to simulate a biological attack on the city. Authorities say the gas is “non-toxic” but will be released in closed spaces underground in the city’s subways system as well as outdoors.

The event, which is being referred to as an “airflow and dispersion study,” runs from October 18 through the 29th. It will simulate the aerosol release of a biological agent in a densely populated urban environment.

The project includes the release of “low concentrations of safe particle and gas tracer materials” as part of two programs, the Urban Threat Dispersion (UTD) program and the Chemical and Bio-defense Testbed (CBT) program, according to the DHS.

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Telegraphing the next false-flag event?

Oct 22 07:27

Oops, they did it again: Senate Dems want 5% defense boost, GOP says not enough

This week Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Democratic chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, released the text and details for nine of 12 regular appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year, including the largest single bill each and every year, the Department of Defense.

To the surefire disappointment of budget hawks and Pentagon watchdogs who were hoping for some long-overdue discipline in the defense budget, Leahy dutifully followed the leaders of the Armed Services committees in the Senate and House by rubber-stamping a whopping $29.3 billion increase over the current fiscal year spending levels for DoD, a five-percent increase.

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Oct 22 06:57

US Response to China's Hypersonic Missile Test Fails for Third Time

Earlier this week, the Financial Times broke the story that China successfully tested a hypersonic glider capable of delivering a nuclear payload.

The alleged launch, which Chinese officials are publicly denying, occurred in late July. American defense systems are incapable of countering the technology, which travels through space to complete a revolution around earth.

The combination of a glider with an orbiter is not groundbreaking and has been replicated in the past by the US. What makes the Chinese prototype unique is that it is designed to strike a target with a mounted nuclear weapon that evades current radar and missile defense technology.

The timing of the Pentagon leaking this story to the Financial Times appears to have been a deliberate act to build hype for the US’ most recent hypersonic weapons tests this week.

Oct 22 06:44

US Deploys B-1 Bombers to Diego Garcia in Indian Ocean for First Time in 15 Years

The US deployed a fleet of B-1B bombers and 200 airmen to its base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean that arrived on the island late last week.

The US has deployed B-2 bombers to Diego Garcia in recent years, but the Air Force said it was the first time in 15 years that the US sent B1-Bs to the base.

“It’s been over 15 years since B-1s have operated out of this location and the 37th Bomb Squadron is beyond proud to be back,” said Lt. Col. Ross Hobbs, the director for operations of the Air Force’s 37th Bomb Squadron.

The deployment is seen as a part of Washington’s effort of expanding its military presence to counter China in the region the US now calls the Indo-Pacific, which stretches from the Indian Ocean to the Eastern Pacific.

The base at Diego Garcia has a dark history. The US has used the base to launch airstrikes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it is said to have been used as a black site to interrogate and torture victims of the CIA.

Oct 22 06:30

Russia fires missile, capable of carrying hypersonic warheads, from Europe to Asia in test of nuclear submarine in Far North

Moscow’s Ministry of Defense has announced that a nuclear submarine successfully launched a ballistic missile from in the White Sea, close to the Arctic Circle, marking the latest in a series of Russian naval rocket-firing tests.

On Thursday, officials revealed that the Knyaz Oleg submarine had completed its final stage of technical assessments after launching a Bulava missile. The rocket took off from the White Sea, an inland body of water close to Scandinavia, and was confirmed to have struck ground at the Kura firing range in Kamchatka, more than 6,000 kilometers east of Moscow.

“The strategic missile cruiser Knyaz Oleg, as part of the state test program, fired a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea. The rocket was launched from a submerged position at the Kura training ground in Kamchatka,” the military department said in a statement, adding, “the missile warheads have successfully arrived in the specified area at the estimated time.”

Oct 22 06:29

Beijing’s recent hypersonic missile test launch may have just rendered all Washington’s defense systems useless

China has conducted a test of space launch technology that, if adapted for use as a nuclear weapons system, could nullify US defenses against Chinese missile attacks.
Together, Russia and China have just made moot trillions of dollars in US defense spending.

A report published in the Financial Times declared that, sometime in August 2021, China had conducted a test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space, circling the globe before deorbiting and heading toward its target. According to sources, the test demonstrated “an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise.”

Oct 22 06:28

Biden defies longstanding US policy by telling CNN town hall he WOULD defend Taiwan if it was attacked by China, forcing White House to issue 'clarification' contradicting president

White House advisers were forced to 'clarify' a comment by Joe Biden that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by China, in breach of a longstanding policy that states otherwise.

'Yes,' he responded when asked in a CNN town hall about defending Taiwan. 'We have a commitment to that.'

Biden's statement was at odds with the long-held US policy known as 'strategic ambiguity,' where Washington helps build Taiwan's defenses but does not explicitly promise to come to the island's help in the event of an attack.

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Here's your rifle, Joe.

Oct 22 05:55

Exclusive — Sen. Roger Marshall: Dishonorable Discharge for Military ‘Refusing the Vaccines’ Will ‘Lose Their Second Amendment,’ ‘Won’t Be Able to Vote,’ ‘Lose Their VA Benefits’ and ‘Retirement Plans’

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) highlighted the consequences of a dishonorable discharge, a possible outcome for military personnel refusing to comply with vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden administration across the U.S. armed forces, on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with special guest host Jerome Hudson.

Marshall remarked, “The White House wants to give servicemembers a dishonorable discharge if they’re separated because of refusing the vaccine. [Americans must] understand the significance of a dishonorable discharge. Those folks will be treated as felons. They’ll never be able to get a job, again. They lose their Second Amendment. In some states, they won’t be able to vote, again. They lose their VA benefits, access to the VA hospitals, retirement plans.”

Oct 22 05:47

Israel is picking so many fights on multiple fronts that several wars could break out at any time. Meanwhile, the US stays silent

Tensions are at boiling point with Palestinians again, while spats have broken out with Hezbollah in Lebanon, Ansarullah in Yemen, and the Algerian and Syrian governments. Are the Israelis deliberately seeking conflict?

Israeli police forces this week raided the Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud), located at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, injuring at least 70 unarmed Palestinians, who had set up celebrations for the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday, considered to be a Palestinian national holiday.

At least 35 Palestinians were arrested, the majority of them children, two local journalists were also detained and a paramedic was assaulted, along with countless women and children, many of them passersby. The assaults at Bab al-Amud intensified on Wednesday, when far-Right Israeli Knesset members, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, stormed the site under heavy police protection, as a means of provoking Palestinians.

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And when Israel finally starts those wars, YOU will pay for them and YOUR children will be killed and crippled in them!

Oct 21 11:09

US Army and Navy successfully test three hypersonic weapon prototypes - Pentagon

The US Army and Navy have successfully conducted three new tests of hypersonic weapon components, according to the Pentagon. The components will be integrated into a hypersonic missile system set to go live in 2022.

Conducted at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the tests were aimed at helping “inform the development of the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) and the Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) offensive hypersonic strike,” according to a Thursday statement from the Pentagon.

The tests took place on the same day that President Joe Biden admitted he was concerned about Chinese hypersonic weapons capabilities.

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Note that the US is testing "components", while Russia (and presumably China) have fully integrated working systems.

Oct 21 11:02

Senator calls to suspend Pentagon vaccine mandate

A senior Senate Republican’s call for a suspension of mandatory coronavirus vaccines for U.S. troops and Pentagon civilians could fuel partisan divisions over the pandemic and add a defense element to the debate.

James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, in a letter Monday to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III called the Pentagon’s vaccine mandates “haphazardly implemented and politically motivated.”

Oct 21 06:52

Sailors didn't know what to do in USS Bonhomme Richard fire, Navy probe finds

When a fire broke out aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020, its sailors did not know how to react and its leaders didn't take control, a Navy investigation found.

The 400-page report, officially released on Wednesday, found that 36 individuals, including the ship's commander and five admirals, were responsible for numerous errors and breakdowns that followed after the vessel was purposely set on fire while it sat pier-side in San Diego.

“Although the fire was started by an act of arson, the ship was lost due to an inability to extinguish the fire,” the report said.

Oct 21 06:32

Some Democrats Want to Give Biden War Powers to Fight China Over Taiwan

There is an ongoing debate between centrist Democrats and progressives in Washington over giving President Biden war powers to go to war with China in the case that Beijing invades Taiwan, Foreign Policy reported on Wednesday.

The centrists are in favor of expanding Biden’s authorities even though any military action against China risks nuclear war, while the progressives favor the current policy.

One Democrat in the House, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), the House Foreign Affairs Committee vice-chair, made the case to give Biden the war powers in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

Luria’s concern is that if China moves to take Taiwan, getting authorization from Congress would take too long. “So if you can’t act quickly enough, China overwhelmingly takes Taiwan,” she told Foreign Policy.

Oct 21 05:46

From Saigon to Kabul, a half century of American misadventures

Nearly half a century ago I watched the South Vietnamese army, an army that had been trained and equipped by the United States, simply melt away before a less well equipped but better motivated army of North Vietnam. The South Vietnamese fled in panic before the North’s final offensive. I saw soldiers taking off their uniforms and fleeing in their underwear. Cities were falling before the North Vietnamese had time to get there.

In the end I had to leave the county in a hurry by helicopter from the American Embassy, with the streets of Saigon seething with panicked people we were leaving behind. Thirty years of American effort, first for the French and then for ourselves, was going up in smoke.

In 2014 another American trained and equipped Iraqi army packed up and fled before a less well equipped but better motivated Islamic State when they attacked Mosul.

Oct 21 05:07

Pentagon Threatens Navy SEALs With Discharge & Cost Of Training For Refusing Their Unlawful COVID Mandate

Do these fools in the Pentagon not know these are some of the most dangerous men on the planet and yet, they threaten the elite Navy SEALs with discharge, as well as paying back the cost of training for refusing to take their experimental COVID shot and following their lawless mandate? Apparently not because they are doing just that.

JD Heyes reports for Natural News on the story.

The U.S. Navy’s SEAL teams are literally among the most elite military forces in the world, if not the most elite, but because the Biden regime is literally made up of exactly the kind of tyrants they accused Donald Trump of being, our country is at risk of losing many of these warriors.

According to an exclusive Fox News report, “a growing number of U.S. Navy SEALs who are seeking a religious exemption to the Defense Department’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate are being threatened and, in some cases, harassed into submission.”

Oct 20 10:50

Navy declares ALL sailors who resist taking COVID-19 vaccine will be discharged – no exemptions, no exceptions

The diabolical left has taken over virtually every single American institution there is, but they have never had much of a foothold in the U.S. military.

A bastion of selfless, freedom-loving patriots, most military members trend toward the Republican Party and conservatives because left-wing Democrats have long supported anti-Americanism throughout our society: Flag-burning and kneeling for the National Anthem, among them, but more recently, open hostility towards the most military-friendly patriot president in a generation, Donald Trump.

After the party stole the 2020 election, the puppetmasters behind Joe Biden’s ‘presidency’ are working overtime to destroy the America-first attitude and camaraderie within the U.S. military, so that all that’s left is a force of propagandized, mind-numbed, leftist-abiding robots like those who exist in the general population. And they are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to that end.

Oct 20 06:24

"We Just Don't Know" How To Defend Against Possible Chinese Hypersonic Missile: US Ambassador

A new investigative report by the Financial Times asserted that China launched a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, which circled the earth in a low orbit before cruising toward and narrowly missing a test target. The Chinese regime has officially denied the report’s findings, saying that the object in question was a spaceship.

U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said that Washington is concerned about China’s possible deployment of hypersonic weaponry, and said the United States hadn’t developed a means of countering it.

Oct 20 06:08

Tucker: Anyone who thinks Russia is biggest threat is national security threat

Oct 20 06:08

French Air and Space Force hosts major combat readiness training with NATO allies, NATO partner Switzerland

The French Air and Space Force is concluding its major annual combat readiness training, Exercise VOLFA, which has involved more than 50 Allied aircraft, between September 27 to October 15 at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base, France.

The high intensity combat training exercise, VOLFA 2021 pitted Allied crews and commanders against a scenario involving operations over hostile terrain in a contested threat environment. French fighters, transports and helicopters worked alongside Allies from Germany, Canada, Spain, Belgium and NATO Partner Switzerland, alongside airborne troops from France, Belgium, Denmark and the UK.

Oct 20 06:07

U.S. defense chief visits special operations base used to train Georgian troops for next war

Within the framework of his official visit to Georgia, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin together with the Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze and the Commander of the Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili visited the military base of the Special Operations Forces.

The US Secretary of Defense got acquainted with the Georgian-American Joint Exchange Exercise (JCET). US Army operative units, “Alfa” group of the Defense Forces and Special Operations forces in the eastern battalions….

The United States Secretary of Defense concluded his official visit to Georgia with a visit to the Special Operations Base, a key strategic partner. Lloyd Austin held official meetings with the government administration and the Department of Defense prior to his visit to the Special Operations Forces base.

Oct 19 07:35

Note to Blinken: Israel’s ‘military option’ shouldn’t be on our table

As indirect talks to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remain in limbo, the U.S. and Israeli governments continue suggesting that “other options,” including military action, are available and will be considered if the talks should fail.

The latest example of this came during a press conference between Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this week along with their counterpart from the United Arab Emirates. Commenting on Iran’s nuclear program, Lapid said that “Israel reserves the right to act at any given moment, in any way,” and he stated, “We know there are moments when nations must use force to protect the world from evil.” For his part, Blinken said that “time is running short” to restore the nuclear deal, and he affirmed that “Israel has the right to defend itself and we strongly support that proposition.”

Oct 19 05:41

Insanity Or What?

The American government does appear to be insane. They have deliberately antagonized China, Russia, Syria, Iran, Venezuela and Lebanon. Yet they sent so much of their manufacturing capacity to China that the US trade deficit is $73.3 billion a month. That means we have to finance wars for Israel and Wall Street by selling bonds to China to buy war materiel from them. The result is that we can only fight a war against China if the Chinese are willing to sell us war supplies on a dodgy credit card.

Is that insane or what? National suicide? A plan to lose WW III? What are the governing principles of the actions of Washington?

Russia has hypersonic missiles. Even Iran has Mach 14 missiles. America cannot defend against missiles faster than Mach 9. On the day we learned that China tested a new space shuttle, Major General Jo Clyborne was tweeting about Pentagon manicure regulations.

Oct 19 05:22

Global Mobility - Future Force Design 2040

The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, published by the UK Government in March 2021, presents an ambitious vision of a 'Global Britain' that has a persistent presence around the world and contributes to tackling a range of crises both at home and abroad.

To deliver on this vision, the UK Armed Forces will need the right force design and mix of military capabilities to enable them to be 'in the right place at the right time', while also supporting wider cross-government priorities.

This study identifies the likely changes in mobility requirements between now and 2040 and outlines a range of options to deliver global mobility in dynamic threat and policy environments. The following options were explored in greater detail: the use of multi-role platforms; international collaboration; commercial solutions; uncrewed or optionally crewed lightweight assets; data-driven and data-enabled mobility and additive manufacturing.

Oct 18 10:24

Outrageous! Woke Leaders Denied Ashli Babbitt's Military Funeral

The recently deceased Ashli Babbit loved America so much that she would die for it, but her mother mourns that neither the country nor her beloved Air Force, is joined in showing their love back to her.

Some anti-Trump leftists even spread contempt and rage at someone who is a "hero" to many, especially her mother Micki Witthoeft. Still, she told Newsmax it is the Air Force turning its back on her that is bad as itself.

"I think the military disrespected her," Witthoeft told John Tabacco on Saturday night's "Wise Guys." "We had some proud patriots who did a flag service for her and play taps, and it was a beautiful service, but to be told by the Air Force that she didn't qualify for participating on Jan. 6, that was a slap in the face.

Oct 18 09:49

Colour Revolutions Fade Away

The day of “colour revolution” seems to be running out. The mechanics are noticed and countered, Patrick Armstrong writes.

Oct 18 07:02

Pentagon Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandates On Military, Federal Employees And Contractors

Service members from all five branches of the U.S. military, federal employees, and federal civilian contractors have joined in a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Defense over its COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The 24 plaintiffs “face a deadline under the Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to receive a COVID-19 vaccine that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs, and have been refused any religious exemption or accommodation,” according to Liberty Counsel, the Christian legal firm that filed the lawsuit.

The lawsuit (pdf), filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, lists President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as defendants.

Oct 18 06:59

China Condemns US & Canada For Joint Warship Sail Throughs Of Taiwan Strait

The Pentagon revealed on Sunday that it sailed a US warship through the contested Taiwan Strait in conjunction with a Canadian frigate. The pair went through on Thursday and Friday at a moment tensions between China and Taiwan continue to intensify.

The warships were identified in the US military statement as Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey and the Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg. "Dewey's and Winnipeg's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific," the US military statement said.

This continues the apparent Biden administration pattern of sailing a warship through the strait on "freedom of navigation" missions about once every month. This latest comes within weeks after China's PLA military flew record numbers of aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone.

Oct 18 06:55

The Collapsing American Military

Possibly the articles by Dan Goure and David T. Pyne are sincere concerns of military analysts worried about Washington’s unrealistic hubris. Also possibly Goure and Pyne are consultants to defense firms and are lobbying for an even larger military budget. Nevertheless, both are correct that Washington is no match for Russia and China and is spread too thin in its ambitions to be a match for anyone. Nevertheless, the real military problem for the US is completely different from what they think.

Oct 18 06:54

US Army to Stage Largest Robot Tank Experiment Ever

The U.S. Army intends to test an entire company of unmanned combat vehicles in simulated battle next year, a wargame that leaders called unprecedented and a big step toward refining the hardware and software that will one day enable wheeled robots to take the battlefield.

Gen. Ross Coffman, the director of Army Futures Command’s Next Generation Combat Cross-Functional Team, told reporters at AUSA this week that the closest thing to the Army’s upcoming robot exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, was last year’s platoon-sized effort at Fort Carson, Colorado.

For that exercise, the Army turned some old M113 armored personnel carriers into robots. “You can imagine that if you can turn a 113, you can turn anything into a robot,” Coffman said. “We learned a ton. There were some clear winners in the technology base. There were some that weren't as great.” Among the winners was the human-machine interface, he said.

Oct 18 06:28

Navy To Separate Unvaccinated Officers Under Same Category Used For Drug Offenders and Sexual Deviants

The United States Navy is punishing and separating unvaccinated naval officers under the same category of “Misconduct, Moral or Professional Dereliction” that is used to separate drug offenders and sex offenders from the Navy. NATIONAL FILE broke the news that the Navy is setting up a a new punishment squad called the CCDA to carry out the “administrative separation” of vaccine refusers. All vaccine refusers are reportedly getting discharged after they are separated. In a newly released policy document to guide the CCDA, the Navy states that vaccine-refusing naval officers will be processed as “Misconduct, Moral or Professional Dereliction” cases.

Oct 18 06:20

Dem lawmaker wants to expand trend of ceding war powers to the president

Should Congress authorize war with China in order to prevent war with China? It doesn’t take a legal scholar or policy expert to know the correct answer is a resounding “no.” Yet that is precisely what Representative Elaine Luria (D-Va.) is arguing in a new op-ed in the Washington Post.

This is flawed and problematic on multiple levels. First, there’s the baffling legal analysis. Complaining that the president’s “hands” are “legally tied,” Rep. Luria warns that “the president has no legal authority, without the express authorization of Congress, to use military force to defend Taiwan,” citing the War Powers Resolution and Taiwan Relations Act. In fairness, she is completely correct that the president does not have such unilateral authority, but she has ignored the fundamental reason why: because the U.S. Constitution says so.

Oct 18 05:44

'We will lose the new Cold War with Communist China within the decade': Stark warning to the US after Chinese launches 'hypersonic missile that orbits the Earth at 38,000 mph' but Beijing claims it is just a routine test for the 'PEACEFUL use of space'

America will lose a new Cold War arms race with China within a decade unless it takes a tougher stance with Beijing, a Republican congressman has warned after it was claimed the Chinese tested a new hypersonic nuclear-capable missile.

Mike Gallagher, a member of the armed services committee, blasted the Biden administration for 'complacency' and said America needs to 'aggressively' re-think its relations with China after security sources reported that Beijing launched a rocket that carried a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile into space in August.

While China was known to be working on the technology, the test took analysts by surprise and indicated Beijing's missile programme is more advanced than previously thought. 'We have no idea how they did this,' one said.

Oct 17 16:46

Covid-19: A Psychological Military Operation, Part I

By Dr. Igor Shepherd

October 13, 2021

We are at war, people—a one-sided war. The freedom-fighters of America have lost their way and cannot discern that enemies are deep within their midst. This is because today’s war is psychological. No adversary of freedom has ever before been able to conquer the entire world through military combat—humanity always saw what was coming and fought back. But this time around it is different. Americans and people in other free nations are clueless that they have been under an enemy attack since the inception of Covid-19, and that a diabolical military psyop has been underway.

Oct 17 08:22

Nuclear Weapons And Europe

On October 5 the U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. military’s arsenal of nuclear weapons numbered 3,750 as of September 30, 2020. It was stated with satisfaction that “This number represents an approximate 88 percent reduction in the stockpile from its maximum (31,255) at the end of fiscal year 1967”, although it wasn’t mentioned that the reduction since 2018 was only 35.

Oct 17 07:40

GLOBAL THREAT China fires hypersonic nuke ‘right round the Earth’ as terrifying display of advanced weapons ‘leaves US reeling’

CHINA has fired a hypersonic missile around the globe with the US left reeling by the terrifying display of military strength.

US intelligence and military officials were reportedly left stunned after China launched a rocket in space carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle which circled the globe before before speeding towards its target.

The nuke-capable missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles when it was secretly launched in August, intelligence sources told the Financial Times.

But the chilling test has alarmed US officials and shows how China has made astonishing progress on the development of its hypersonic weapons, sources said.

Oct 17 07:39

China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise.

Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target.

The missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, according to three people briefed on the intelligence. But two said the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realised.

The test has raised new questions about why the US often underestimated China’s military modernisation.

“We have no idea how they did this,” said a fourth person.

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I guess US Intelligence was too busy spying on parents opposed to Critical Race Theory.

Oct 16 07:05

Settlement Spurs Navy to Take Another Look at 'Bad Paper' Discharges of Traumatized Vets

The U.S. Navy has agreed to review more than nine years’ worth of “bad paper” discharges given to thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or certain other trauma-related health conditions.

That announcement follows preliminary court approval Tuesday of a settlement of a 2018 lawsuit alleging that a Navy board had improperly denied a Marine Corps veteran’s request for a better discharge status.

The suit was filed by Tyson Manker and the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress. Manker, who served from 1999 to 2003 and earned multiple awards and commendations, received an other-than-honorable discharge for smoking marijuana.

The settlement would require the Navy to review discharge status upgrade applications made to the Naval Discharge Review Board between March 2, 2012, and the effective date of the settlement.

Oct 16 06:48

Video: The Criminal Mindset of the Pentagon: “All Vietnamese Were ‘Gooks'”, “We Were The Civilized People”

This video provides a testimony by young American recruits of the 1960s who were drafted and sent to fight America’s war against the people of Vietnam.

What they say confirms the criminal mindset of the Pentagon. “All Vietnamese Were ‘Gooks'”, “We Were The Civilized People”.

Extensive crimes against humanity were committed.

Vietnam Did not Win the War

Vietnam never received war reparations from the U.S. for the massive loss of life and destruction, yet an agreement reached in Paris in 1993 required Hanoi to recognize the debts of the defunct Saigon regime of General Thai.

This agreement is in many regards tantamount to obliging Vietnam to compensate Washington for the costs of war.

In recent years, Vietnam has entered into a bilateral military cooperation dialogue with the US.

The atrocities committed by the U.S. are being erased from the history of so-called “post war era”.

Our thoughts today are with the people of Vietnam.

Oct 16 06:47

Video: Gruesome Warfare and Artificial Intelligence: Robot Dogs with Assault Rifles

The modern battlefield is rapidly changing, mostly thanks to emergent technologies such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Not too-long-ago, infantry had to look for their adversaries on a battlefield, be it in a forest, city or even a cave. Now, troops can simply send in their machines with mounted weapons do their dirty work.

Ghost Robotics is a company known for developing military dog-like robots for several years now. The concept was mostly popularized by Boston Dynamics and their numerous robots.

But at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army, between October 11th and 13th, they took things up a notch and showcased their brand-new robot.

The four-legged robot called Q-UGV (quadrupedal uncrewed ground vehicle) had a rifle mounting on top of it.

Oct 15 10:27

The Pentagon’s Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces

“Careful consultation”? With Joe Biden, the Commander in Chief?

Visibly no serious consultations were undertaken.

“Mandatory Vaccination … To Protect”. Nonsensical statement by the Secretary of Defense.

The adverse events and injuries pertaining to the Covid vaccine are amply documented: thrombosis, heart attacks, myocarditis, blood clots, cancer, neurological impacts.

Indelibly these vaccine related “health risks” will affect vaccinated military personnel as well as the performance and capabilities of “US fighting forces”.

Pentagon analysts are mum on the subject, because they are told that the “vaccine is safe”.

But the vaccine is not safe. Look at the figures:

Oct 15 10:03

National Security Alert: Thousands of U.S. Special Forces and Combat Troops Discharged as Total Force ‘Vaccination’ Decimates Military Readiness

An estimated 350,000 of our military service members are being dishonorably discharged for refusing to take a completely unnecessary and experimental mRNA nanotech injection, which is now proven to degrade immune systems and cause many serious side effects.

Committing Total Force to these reckless injections, which do not protect troops from getting COVID, and, in fact, increase the threat of the spread and result in many provable side effects, is the greatest failure of military leadership in our history, at best. At worst, it is a deliberate treasonous attack against the U.S. military by the top of the Chain of Command.

To make matters even worse, an estimated 450,000 service members have recently been injected with the non-FDA approved Pfizer shot, even though many were falsely led to believe that they were getting the FDA-approved version, which is not even available in the U.S..

Oct 15 06:00

US Asks Russia to Remove Missiles ‘Violating’ Treaty Which Washington Unilaterally Scrapped

The United States unilaterally pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 2019 after accusing Moscow of breaching its terms. Moscow dismissed the allegations, and took the unprecedented step of declassifying the characteristics of the alleged Russian ‘INF-violating missile’. The US pulled out of the agreement anyway.

Russia should remove missiles which violate the terms of the INF Treaty from Europe, US special envoy for nuclear nonproliferation Jeffrey Eberhardt has said.

“Russia has already violated the INF by deploying the missiles. Therefore the solution is for Russia to remove them,” Eberhardt told Sputnik, after being asked to clarify the Biden administration’s position on the Russian initiative to introduce a moratorium on the deployment of medium- and shorter-range missiles in Europe.

Oct 15 05:48

EXCLUSIVE: 'This is not the America I know.' Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller passionately defended his blistering tirade over Biden's handling of Afghanistan, lashed out at military brass insisted it needs fundamental change during first day of court martial

Marine officer Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller arrived grim-faced for his special court martial this morning following his blistering social media attacks on military top brass over the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco.

Scheller, 40, has pleaded guilty to six charges, including contempt toward officials and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and was flanked by his defense team, including lawyer Timothy Parlatore as he walked to the courtroom at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Oct 15 05:46

'He took accountability and he's being punished for speaking the truth': Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller's attorney blasts top military brass and says he expects the Marine to get a letter of reprimand after he pleaded guilty in court-martial hearing

The attorney for Marine officer Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller says he expects a letter of reprimand for 'speaking the truth' but hopes his client will get an honorable discharge following his court martial Thursday.

The colonel was punished over blistering social media attacks on military top brass over the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco.

Scheller, 40, has pleaded guilty to six charges, including contempt toward officials and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and was flanked by his defense team, including lawyer Timothy Parlatore as he walked to the courtroom at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Tony Buzbee, Scheller's attorney, spoke to Fox News' Laura Ingraham Thursday night and said that his client's punished for speaking the truth about the withdrawal.

Oct 15 05:45

Biden’s Iran Special Envoy Warns: ‘Prepare’ for Unconstrained Nuclear Iran

As Iran deal negotiations continue to stall, the Biden administration is preparing for a world where the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program has no constraints, according to U.S. special envoy for Iran Robert Malley.

In a virtual discussion Wednesday concerning the future of U.S. relations with Iran hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Malley attacked the previous administration, casting blame on President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and claiming that “we didn’t need to be here.”

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Oct 15 05:18

ROSCOSMOS’ ROGOZIN: SPACE X SATELLITES AND SPACE PIRACY

B.W. spotted this story about Russia's Roscosmos head Dmitri Rogozin's warning that SpaceX's and Elon Musk's plan to launch 30,000 - yes, that's right, thirty thousand - starlink satellites may be about more than just improving internet connectivity:

Russia’s Space Chief Warns Musk’s Starlink Satellites Could Hijack Cruise Missiles Mid-Flight

Oct 14 13:12

Navy to begin kicking sailors out who refuse COVID vaccine without waivers

The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it will begin halting reenlistments and transfer orders for sailors currently refusing the COVID-19 vaccines and active-duty sailors will have up until November 14 to either have an approved or pending vaccine exemption request or their second COVID-19 vaccine dose or they will face being discharged from the service. Sailors in the Navy Reserves have until December 14 to receive their second vaccine dose.

Oct 14 09:34

Nuclear Weapons and Europe

On October 5 the U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. military’s arsenal of nuclear weapons numbered 3,750 as of September 30, 2020. It was stated with satisfaction that “This number represents an approximate 88 percent reduction in the stockpile from its maximum (31,255) at the end of fiscal year 1967”, although it wasn’t mentioned that the reduction since 2018 was only 35.

Oct 14 06:49

Lockheed Delivers Hypersonic Weapon Launchers to US Army

The US Army last week took delivery of Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) system ground equipment, including the battery operations center, four transporter erector launchers, and modified trucks and trailers.

The hardware deliveries began in March, and the I Corps’ 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, and the 17th Field Artillery Brigade will complete fielding the system by fiscal 2023. The truck-mounted missile will reportedly have a range of more than 2,775 kilometers (1,724 miles).

Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, called the completion of the LRHW deliveries “an important milestone in equipping our nation’s first hypersonic battery.”

Oct 14 06:47

‘Terrifying Terminator s**t’: Robotics firm equips ‘robo dog’ with night-vision SNIPER RIFLE

A robotics firm and a gun manufacturer have joined forces to produce what amounts to an animatronic ‘dog’ with a sniper rifle for a face, managing to terrify more than a few netizens after unveiling the new device at an Army expo.

Dubbed SPUR – or the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle – the robotic canine packs a gun where its head should be, chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor rounds, as was first reported by the Drive. The system was developed by rifle producer SWORD International and Ghost Robotics, a Philadelphia-based firm founded in 2015, and made its first-ever appearance this week at the main annual convention for the Association of the US Army in the nation’s capital.

Oct 13 19:55

More US soldiers killed themselves in few months than died from Covid-19 since start of pandemic, Pentagon reveals

More members of the US military have died from suicide in just the second quarter of this year than of the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic, according to a disturbing new Pentagon report.

Between the beginning of April and the end of June 2021, there were 139 total military suicides – 99 in active service, 14 among reservists, and 26 in the National Guard – says the latest report from the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO).

The statistics released show a 46% surge in suicides among the US Army active-duty forces over the same span of time in 2020.

The new figures also mean that suicides in just that calendar quarter amount to more than double the official death toll from Covid-19 in the armed forces, which the Pentagon has put at 58 so far.

Oct 13 12:49

“A Huge Deal”: Amazon, Google Workers Demand Companies Sever Ties With Israeli Military

By Kenny Stancil

Roughly 400 Amazon and Google workers on Tuesday condemned their employers for contributing to the surveillance and dispossession of Palestinians by selling cloud services to the Israeli military and government and urged both companies to cut ties with the oppressive regime.

“We have watched Google and Amazon aggressively pursue contracts with institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and state and local police departments,” wrote the “employees of conscience,” who chose to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation.

“These contracts are part of a disturbing pattern of militarization, lack of transparency, and avoidance of oversight,” says the letter, which had been signed by nearly 100 workers at Google and more than 300 at Amazon when The Guardian published it just after 12 pm ET...

Oct 13 08:12

OH GREAT THEY’RE PUTTING GUNS ON ROBODOGS NOW

So hey they’ve started mounting sniper rifles on robodogs, which is great news for anyone who was hoping they’d start mounting sniper rifles on robodogs.

At an exhibit booth in the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting and exhibition, Ghost Robotics (the military-friendly competitor to the better-known Boston Dynamics) proudly showed off a weapon that is designed to attach to its quadruped bots made by a company called SWORD Defense Systems.

Oct 13 08:01

Hurt USS Connecticut Highlights Ship Repair Shortfalls At Key Guam Base

Sixteen years ago, the attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN-711) struck a seamount, surfaced, and went to the island of Guam, America’s westernmost outpost in the Pacific Ocean. After the hurt sub arrived at Guam’s Apra Harbor, the Los Angeles class submarine went into a local dry dock, where shipyard workers made the damaged ship safe enough to make a 6,500-mile journey home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for permanent repairs.

History, it seems, is repeating itself. Earlier this month, after the Seawolf class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an underwater object, the damaged sub surfaced and made for America’s safe-haven at Guam.

But this time, the reception of the USS Connecticut is going to be a little different.

Oct 13 07:25

‘Wokeism’ Undermining Operation of Military, Army Officer Says

Adherents of the “woke” political undercurrents of the progressive left have climbed their way into U.S. military leadership, eroding its combat readiness through a culture of political correctness, according to an active-duty Army officer.

Working in various high-profile roles within the organization, the officer has observed over the past decade the increasing politicization of the military. He didn’t blame any individuals or groups, but rather a series of circumstances that have fostered such an environment.

Oct 13 06:00

Marine who criticized military over Afghan withdrawal to plead guilty at court martial, lawyer says

The Marine officer whose online video criticizing senior military leaders over the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan went viral is expected to plead guilty at his court-martial this week, his lawyer said.

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller is facing several charges ahead of the court-martial set for Thursday at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. They include disrespect toward superior commissioned officers, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

One of Scheller's attorneys, Timothy Parlatore, confirmed to CBS News that his client would be pleading guilty, but would not say which charges Scheller would plead guilty to, since details are still being finalized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So telling the truth is now a criminal act in the United States!

Oct 12 12:24

What do you see as the future of the United States

Oct 12 11:36

Pic: China testing armed ‘mini-destroyer’ drone ships at secret base

China’s Navy is conducting previously unreported tests on experimental armed “mini-destroyer” drone ships at a secret naval base on the nation’s northern coast, according to United States Naval Institute (USNI) News on Monday.

The People’s Liberation Army Navy is testing secretive naval programs at the pier near Dalian, including two “large uncrewed surface vessels,” (USV) which were detected in Maxar Technologies satellite photos reviewed by USNI.

Oct 12 09:52

Johnstone: Anyone Who'd Support Going To War Over Taiwan Is A Crazy Idiot

The mass media have been falsely reporting that China has been encroaching on Taiwan’s “air defense zone”, which gets stretched into the even more ludicrous claim that China “sent warplanes flying over Taiwan”. In reality Chinese planes simply entered an arbitrarily designated area hundreds of miles from Taiwan’s coast it calls its “Air Defence Identification Zone”, which has no legally recognized existence and contains a significant portion of China’s mainland. This is likely a response to the way the US and its allies have been constantly sailing war ships into disputed waters to threaten Beijing.

As Moon of Alabama reports, US warmongers inflamed this non-controversy even further by feeding a story to the press about the already public information that there are American troops in Taiwan training the military there, citing “concern” about the danger posed by China.

Oct 11 10:11

"Ready For Fielding" - US AC-130 Gunship Receives Laser Cannon 

The gunship, nicknamed "Hell in the Sky," packs a serious punch with three side-firing weapons, including a 25mm Gatling gun, a 40mm Bofors cannon, and a 105mm howitzer. The fourth will be the AHEL, a chemical energy weapon, unleashing concentrated pulses of light to transfer energy to the target, quickly heating it and damaging it.

Oct 11 10:09

China raises nuclear submarine stealth game with redesign and tactics to ‘hide ID numbers’

China has not only revised and upgraded its strategic nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) to increase their stealth power and reduce noise, but is also using deceptive tactics to hide their identification numbers, ?according to both a recently released report and military analysts.

The report, co-authored by French submarine encyclopaedia author Eric Genevelle, and Richard W. Stirn, a former sonar technician submariner with the US Navy, said China had reconfigured its new generation type 094 submarines, and also introduced deceptive tactics to hide identification markers, thus making it difficult to assess how many of the powerful boats it had built.

Oct 11 06:52

UPDATED: Attack Submarine USS Connecticut Suffers Underwater Collision in South China Sea

Almost a dozen sailors have been injured after a U.S. nuclear attack submarine hit an unknown underwater object in the South China Sea, USNI News has learned.

The Seawolf-class nuclear attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) suffered an underwater collision while operating in international waters on Oct. 2 and is returning to port in U.S. 7th Fleet, a U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman confirmed to USNI News on Thursday.

“The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. The safety of the crew remains the Navy’s top priority. There are no life-threatening injuries,” Capt. Bill Clinton told USNI News.

Oct 11 05:49

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Pentagon's first compliance deadlines near, with lopsided rates across the individual services and a spike in deaths among military reservists illustrating how political division over the shots has seeped into a nonpartisan force with unambiguous orders.

Oct 10 08:46

Revolver Exclusive: Navy Commander Warns of National Security Threat from Mandatory Vaccination

An officer with the U.S. Navy is warning of a full-blown “national security threat” if the military moves ahead with its planned universal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, in a paper obtained exclusively by Revolver News.

In a memorandum released on Monday, Biden Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced his intention to require a COVID-19 vaccination for all servicemembers by mid-September, or immediately should any COVID vaccines clear FDA approval (the vaccines are currently only authorized for emergency use). Servicemen who refuse to submit to the vaccine will potentially face court martials, prison time, and even less-than-honorable discharge from the service.

If that plan goes ahead, though, CDR J.H. Furman warns the results could conceivably be catastrophic.

Oct 09 07:04

China Demanding Answers Over US Nuclear Sub "Underwater Collision" In Indo-Pacific Waters

China is demanding to know answers and says it's deeply "concerned" over the incident with the US nuclear submarine in international waters in the Indo-Pacific which was revealed for the first time Thursday. A Navy-affiliated news outlet reported that a US nuclear attack submarine had been damaged in the Western Pacific after suffering an "underwater collision" - although it's not clear what the sub collided with. The collision took place on Oct. 2.

"China is seriously concerned over this incident," China's foreign ministry's spokesman Zhao Lijian said Friday. He urged immediate transparency over the incident, "including the exact location of the incident, the purpose of this trip, and details of what the submarine encountered," according to the statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the secrecy, I speculate that the USS Connecticut was tailing another submarine which suddenly changed course and speed (a la the Russian Crazy Ivan) and the USS Connecticut hit the other sub.

Oct 09 06:56

Behind NATO’s ‘cognitive warfare’: Western militaries are waging a ‘battle for your brain’

NATO is developing new forms of warfare to wage a “battle for the brain,” as the military alliance put it.

The US-led NATO military cartel has tested novel modes of hybrid warfare against its self-declared adversaries, including economic warfare, cyber warfare, information warfare, and psychological warfare.

Now, NATO is spinning out an entirely new kind of combat it has branded as cognitive warfare. Described as the “weaponization of brain sciences,” the new method involves “hacking the individual” by exploiting “the vulnerabilities of the human brain” in order to implement more sophisticated “social engineering.”

Until recently, NATO had divided war into five different operational domains: air, land, sea, space, and cyber. But with its development of cognitive warfare strategies, the military alliance is discussing a new, sixth level: the “human domain.”

Oct 08 15:46

Potential Israeli-US Plan To Attack Iran Now Underway - Robert Inlakesh TLAV

Joe Biden is now considering the option of military action against Iran, whilst Israel advocates violence against the Islamic Republic as the only way forward. This is not only a betrayal of the Iran Nuclear Agreement and the US public, but may result in a regional war if tensions escalate further.

Oct 08 07:41

Why Does Congress Fight over Childcare but Not F-35s? Fiscal Insanity and The Military Spending Bill

President Biden and the Democratic Congress are facing a crisis as the popular domestic agenda they ran on in the 2020 election is held hostage by two corporate Democratic Senators, fossil-fuel consigliere Joe Manchin and payday-lender favorite Kyrsten Sinema.

But the very week before the Dems’ $350 billion-per-year domestic package hit this wall of corporate money-bags, all but 38 House Democrats voted to hand over more than double that amount to the Pentagon. Senator Manchin has hypocritically described the domestic spending bill as “fiscal insanity,” but he has voted for a much larger Pentagon budget every year since 2016.

Oct 08 07:35

China Urges US to Reveal Details About Incident With Nuclear Sub in Int'l Indo-Pacific Waters

On 2 October a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine stuck an object while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region.

China is deeply concerned about the incident with the US nuclear submarine in the international waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Friday.

"China is seriously concerned over this incident," Zhao said at a briefing.

Zhao Lijian stressed that the United States and other countries involved should provide relevant details, “including the exact location of the incident, the purpose of this trip, and details of what the submarine encountered”.

Oct 07 05:32

US Trying to Set Up Presence Near Afghanistan Under Pretext of Fighting Terror, Russia Says

Washington began reaching out to Afghanistan's neighbours, including Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in May after President Joe Biden announced that the US would be withdrawing from the country after nearly 20 years of war and occupation. So far, all US overtures in this direction appear to have been rejected.

The United States has not given up on its geopolitical aspirations in West Asia, and is seeking to shore up its position in countries neighbouring Afghanistan under the pretext of fighting terrorism, Yuri Kokov, deputy chief of the Russian Security Council, has said.
"Indeed, there are threats of a geopolitical nature [to Russia], stemming from the fact that the Americans have not actually abandoned their ambitions in this region," Kokov said, speaking to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper in an in interview published on Wednesday.

Oct 07 05:26

US Defaulting on Debt to Undermine National Security, Pentagon Chief Says

The United States defaulting on its debt will undermine the economic strength on which the country's national security rests given that the military would not be able to pay its service members and contractors on time, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday.

“If the United States defaults, it would undermine the economic strength on which our national security rests,” Austin said in a statement. “I would have no authority or ability to ensure that our service members, civilians, or contractors would be paid in full or on time.”

Austin said in the statement that the benefits of 2.4 million military retirees and 400,000 survivors would also be at risk.

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