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Latest Outstanding Waste of Money for Pentagon Toys

‘Noise zones’ are being used to drive a money-soaked scheme for rich commercial developers, while putting thousands of families in affordable homes at risk.

Is the Vermont Air National Guard being used for corrupt purposes having nothing to do with its military mission? The answer is yes. Big time. And for big money.

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Is the Pentagon Bracing for Public Dissent

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NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism.

Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access

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Pentagon in the Dark Over Actions of 108,000 Contractors

The number of contractors working in Afghanistan now vastly outnumbers American troops stationed there, according to a Congressional Research Service report. CRS, along with the Government Accountability Office, also determined that the Pentagon is unable to properly document the work these contractors are doing. And the information DOD is receiving is

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Pentagon Grants Itself Authority Over Civil Disturbances

The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects offered the nation a window into the stunning military-style capabilities of our local law enforcement agencies.

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For the past 30 years, police departments throughout the United States have benefitted from the government’s largesse in the form of military weaponry and

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Bypassing CISPA: Pentagon Pushes for Unacknowledged Internet Surveillance

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Scared that CISPA might pass? The federal government is already using a secretive cybersecurity program to monitor online traffic and enforce CISPA-like data sharing between Internet service providers and the Department of Defense.

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center has obtained over 1,000 pages of documents pertaining to the United States government’s use

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Classified DIA Report: North Korean Threat Credible

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North Korea likely has nuclear weapons that can be delivered by ballistic weapons, according to a classified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency. The assessment comes amid escalating rhetoric by Kim Jong-un threatening nuclear strikes on the United States. It’s the clearest statement yet that the boy leader poses a legitimate and imminent nuclear

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How the Pentagon Uses Video Games to Spy on you

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Pentagon Creates New Medal for Drone Operators

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The Pentagon unveiled a new medal on Wednesday to honor “extraordinary” troops who launch cyber attacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, announcing the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal,” said it was time to recognize those who play

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Pentagon Giving Billions in “Extra” Hardware to Police Departments

Billions of your tax dollars have been spent on excess stuff the U.S. military has to give away.

Weapons of war are ending up in Chicago and the suburbs, far away from any battlefield.

Since June 2012 Illinois officials have tried to block release of information we’ve requested concerning high powered automatic weapons, armored

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U.S. Cyber Command Tapping Hacker Community for Talent

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Faced with growing fears of potentially crippling cyber attacks and not enough skilled technicians to combat the threat, the Defense Department has launched a massive recruitment drive that’s tapping an unlikely group: computer hackers.

The Pentagon plans to dramatically boost the ranks of U.S. cybersecurity forces, expanding its number of cyber warriors

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Pentagon: Protesting is Low Level Terrorism

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Sacramento Trying to Charge six ways to Sunday for protesting

First, the government responds to the September 11th attack by passing the Patriot Act, which is purportedly designed to protect us from foreign terrorists. Most of America cheers it on, never realizing that within the act is a broad

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Rebels Attack Syrian “Pentagon”

With explosives and gunfire, rebels attacked a Syrian building akin to the Pentagon on Wednesday, the second such strike on a military facility in two days.

Four guards were killed and 14 people were injured, including civilians and soldiers, state television reported.

The attack came as a Syrian opposition advocacy group announced a stunning new

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Pentagon Denies Journalist Surveillance

The Pentagon issues an official response to defense reporters’ concerns that their phone calls and emails might be tapped in order to close leaks:

“The Department of Defense does not conduct electronic or physical surveillance of journalists,” Pentagon press secretary George Little wrote in a letter to the Pentagon Press Association, released Friday.

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DoD Seeking Bravery Award for Drone Pilots

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Although Drone Pilots most often stay clean, distant and disconnected from the physical location of the action, the DoD still seeks to offer awards for bravery.

However, if you consider the act of taking a life on a regular basis using a drone, then maybe a more useful item would be

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The Pentagons New Spy Unit Called the Defense Clandestine Service, DCS

Pentagon establishes Defense Clandestine Service, new espionage unit

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The Pentagon is planning to ramp up its spying operations against high-priority targets such as Iran under an intelligence reorganization aimed at expanding on the military’s espionage efforts beyond war zones, a senior defense official said Monday.

The newly

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Disinformation Campaign Targets USA Today

WASHINGTON – A USA TODAY reporter and editor investigating Pentagon propaganda contractors have themselves been subjected to a propaganda campaign of sorts, waged on the Internet through a series of bogus websites.

Fake Twitter and Facebook accounts have been created in their names, along with a Wikipedia entry and dozens of message board postings and

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Hypersonic Test Results Released by Pentagon

The results are in from last summer’s attempt to test new technology that would provide the Pentagon with a lightning-fast vehicle, capable of delivering a military strike anywhere in the world in less than an hour.

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Pentagon Spending Still Rocketing Along

Major defense contractors have picked up $486 million worth of new contracts in the past month for work to be done in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

• General Dynamics C4 Systems received a $47 million, five-year contract to maintain and upgrade a network of intelligence and reconnaissance stations for the U.S. Army.

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U.S. Law Enforcement Collecting Military Hardware

The U.S. military has some of the most advanced killing equipment in the world that allows it to invade nearly anywhere at any time.

We produce so much military equipment that inventories of military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, and grenade launchers eventually start to pile up and it turns out a lot

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Secret Intelligence Budget Breaks Record

WASHINGTON — Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper — whose office was created after the 9/11 attacks to oversee the government’s 16 intelligence agencies — made the disclosure in a dry news release Friday. The top

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