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12.11.2018 - 19:42 [ CNN ]

Pentagon rejects request for additional military resources in Persian Gulf

It also comes as Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, are engaged in high-level classified discussions with senior commanders around the world about how to allocate military resources for the next two years, officials say.

12.11.2018 - 14:37 [ theconversation.com ]

How the US military is using ‘violent, chaotic, beautiful’ video games to train soldiers

(7.3.2017) As part of a study, we interviewed 15 current and former members of the U.S. military who were between 24 and 35 years old to understand the role violent first-person shooter games played in their recruitment and training.

The majority of interviewees told us it was important to stay in the mindset of a soldier even when not on duty. To them, first-person shooters were the perfect vehicle for doing this.

12.11.2018 - 14:24 [ NBC News ]

Pentagon and CIA enlist video games

(10.3.2003) With “Full Spectrum Warrior,” currently in testing at Fort Benning, Ga., squad leaders learn how to command nine soldiers in complex, confusing urban warfare scenarios. The game isn’t not about sprinting, “Rambo”-like, through alleys with guns blazing.

“It’s not really about shooting at things,” Macedonia said. “Learning how to shoot your weapon is easy. The challenging thing is leading.”

The game the Institute for Creative Technologies has been working on with the CIA for about a year — at a cost of several million dollars — will let agency analysts assume the role of terror cell leaders, cell members and operatives.

“Our analysts would be accustomed to looking at the world from the perspective of the terrorists we are chasing, and learn to expect the unexpected,” CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield said.

12.11.2018 - 01:32 [ Arnold R. Isaacs / antikrieg.com ]

Amerikas Kriege wieder großartig machen

Der Vietnamkrieg war offensichtlich einer der katastrophalsten Fehler dieses Landes in der Vergangenheit – und das „Gedenken an den 50. Jahrestag des Vietnamkriegs“ des Pentagons ist ein nahezu perfektes Beispiel dafür, wie sowohl nationale und militärische Führer als auch eine willige Öffentlichkeit es seitdem vermieden haben, sich wichtigen Wahrheiten über Vietnam- und amerikanische Kriege zu stellen. Das ist nicht nur eine Frage des ungenauen Erzählens von Geschichten. Es ist gefährlich, weil die Weigerung, Fehler der Vergangenheit zu erkennen, es einfacher macht, zukünftige Fehler zu begehen. Aus diesem Grund ist die selektive Geschichte, die das Pentagon seit mehr als sechs Jahren über Vietnam erzählt, und was diese Geschichte uns über das institutionelle Gedächtnis der Militärführung erzählt, einen kritischen Blick wert.

04.11.2018 - 12:57 [ LA Times ]

Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable

(10.März 2002) WASHINGTON — The Bush administration, in a secret policy review completed early this year, has ordered the Pentagon to draft contingency plans for the use of nuclear weapons against at least seven countries, naming not only Russia and the „axis of evil“–Iraq, Iran, and North Korea–but also China, Libya and Syria.

In addition, the U.S. Defense Department has been told to prepare for the possibility that nuclear weapons may be required in some future Arab-Israeli crisis. And, it is to develop plans for using nuclear weapons to retaliate against chemical or biological attacks, as well as „surprising military developments“ of an unspecified nature.

03.11.2018 - 01:12 [ Press TV ]

US approves key step toward German missile defense deal

The US government has allowed Lockheed Martin Corp., a major American weapons manufacturer, to integrate its Patriot PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile into a next-generation German missile defense system, the Pentagon spokesman says.

20.10.2018 - 05:19 [ Guardian ]

John Bolton pushing Trump to withdraw from Russian nuclear arms treaty

Bolton, Donald Trump’s third national security adviser, has issued a recommendation for withdrawal from the 1987 intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty (INF), which the US says Russia has been violating with the development of a new cruise missile.(…)
Former US officials say Bolton is blocking talks on extending the 2010 New Start treaty with Russia limiting deployed strategic nuclear warheads and their delivery systems.

14.10.2018 - 10:00 [ Wired.com ]

How the Tech Giants Created What Darpa Couldn’t

(29.5.2018) The William Safire column, „You Are a Suspect,” was published in the Times in 2002—two years before Facebook was created. And Safire isn’t talking about social networks or digital advertising—he’s discussing Total Information Awareness, a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) program that proposed mining vast amounts of Americans’ data to identify potential national security threats. The virtual grand database was to belong to the Department of Defense, which would use it to identify behavior patterns that would help to predict emerging terrorist threats.

10.10.2018 - 18:46 [ Rubikon ]

Die Propaganda-Fabrik: 27.000 Menschen arbeiten im Auftrag des Pentagons daran, die öffentliche Meinung im Sinne der US-Eliten zu manipulieren.

Wenn jemand glaubt, dass die Mainstream-Medien unabhängig über militärische Konflikte der USA – wie aktuell etwa in Syrien – berichten, dann sollten Sie ihm diesen Beitrag zu lesen geben. Tatsächlich beschäftigte das Pentagon schon 2009 sage und schreibe 27.000 Mitarbeiter, die ausschließlich für das mediale Aufpolieren der US-Kriege zuständig waren. Und nein, das ist keine Verschwörungstheorie, die Tatsachen sind belegt, geraten jedoch erstaunlich schnell in Vergessenheit.

08.10.2018 - 05:18 [ ORF.at ]

Hype um „chinesische Spionagechips“ kommt vom Pentagon

Die Sensationsmeldung des Wirtschaftsportals Bloomberg über manipulierte Hardware für Cloud Computing stellt sich im FM4-Faktencheck als fast völlig faktenfrei heraus. Am Freitag kam ein langerwarteter Bericht des Pentagon heraus, der vor der Elektronikfertigung in China warnt.