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US and South Korea agree new strategic pact to counter Pyongyang

Seoul - Defense Ministers from the US and South Korea yesterday signed a new agreement aimed at deterring North Korean deployment nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The pact follows months of threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang.
In the Media by Robert Myles

U.S. Navy applying the cloud, seeks expertise from CALNET

Reston - Even the United States military is heading into the cloud. The announcement that the U.S. Navy would be seeking commercial cloud ideas was confirmed in 2011 when it made substantial cuts in its business IT spending.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Op-Ed: Game of Drones: Operators are to receive medals of valor (video)

Washington - Drone operators, wielding the joysticks that operate those infamous drones killing "terrorists" all over the world, can now receive a "Distinguished Warfare" Medal for their efforts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Department of Defense to extend benefits to same-sex couples Special

Washington - Outgoing Department of Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, has announced the Pentagon will begin extending benefits to same-sex partners of service members.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 3 comments

US Department of Defense to lift ban on women in combat

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is planning to announce he is removing the ban on women serving in combat, something women have pushed for for decades.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 8 comments

Obama orders military to deliver fuel, supplies to east coast

With power outages and fuel shortages making recovery efforts in New York and New Jersey all the more difficult, the Defense Department began airlifting equipment and trucking in fuel to the area.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 15 comments

Pentagon report: DoD whistleblowers left vulnerable to reprisals

An internal report by the Pentagon says reporting misconduct or waste of money might get U.S. military personnel punished.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Alleged US Army document: Re-education camps aimed at activists?

A U.S. military document has been uncovered which seems to detail a U.S. Army plan for detaining "political activists" at re-education camps. These camps would be staffed by military-hired "PSYOP" officers in both the U.S.A. and overseas.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad and asteroids — The case for U.S. defense spending

With the unfortunate array of threats facing the United States, its allies, and the planet itself, it is a mistake to believe that the American government will - or even should - reduce its defense investments meaningfully.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Continued Problems in US Foreign Policy

New York - Even a tiny request designed to create greater balance in US foreign policy is not fully granted by Congress, and not in the budget signed by President Obama
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 1 comment
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Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives in Wars for Greed

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