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Doomsday on screen: How Hollywood & the Pentagon combine to sell new ‘axis of evil’ (VIDEO)

America’s greatest enemies have been lined up for the latest add-on to Grand Theft Auto Online – perpetuating the old trope of an imminent global threat that only the US can meet. Within seconds of the opening of the trailer for the popular game’s ‘Doomsday Heist’ add-on, all the usual suspects are named as possible culprits behind a bid to ...

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Pentagon announces first-ever audit

The first-ever financial audit in the history of the US Department of Defense will be massive, requiring 2,400 auditors to review the Pentagon’s $ 2.4 trillion in assets, including personnel, real estate and weapons. The audit will begin this month, the DoD announced during a news conference Friday. “It is important that the Congress and the American people have confidence ...

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Pentagon quadruples troop levels in Syria to ‘stabilize’ liberated areas

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 07:39 Edited time: 7 Dec, 2017 07:58 The US military has increased the number of troops in Syria from 500 to 2,000, the Pentagon says, adding that the “conditions-based” military presence is justified by the need to “stabilize” liberated areas. The Pentagon has officially announced that there are now 2,000 troops in Syria – a ...

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Pentagon to keep forces in Syria ‘as long as we need’ – spokesman

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 20:58 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 21:45 US forces will stay in Syria indefinitely, a Pentagon spokesman has said. There is no legal justification for the US presence in the county which has endured a deadly six-year conflict and partial occupation by Islamic State. “We are going to maintain our commitment on the ground as ...

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Pentagon revealed as top funder of controversial gene editing tech

The US military is the world’s top funder of a controversial gene editing technology capable of altering global ecosystems. Emails obtained by an environmental advocacy group show that the Pentagon has been secretly funding ‘gene drive’ studies. Over 1,200 emails obtained through a freedom of information request by the ETC Group, a research and advocacy organization that focuses on ecological ...

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Pentagon should move US military families from S. Korea ahead of possible war – Sen. Graham

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 22:01 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 22:39 The Pentagon should begin moving spouses and children of active US military service members out of South Korea, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said, because the US is “getting close to military conflict” with Pyongyang. “It’s crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea, given the provocation of ...

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US to stop arming Syrian Kurds in fight against ISIS – Pentagon

Washington will stop providing weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militias, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said. This follows a vow US President Donald Trump made to his Turkish counterpart to scale down support to the groups Ankara sees as terrorists. “The YPG is armed and as the coalition stops operations then obviously you don’t need that, you need security, ...

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‘Pentagon may mask real troop number in Syria, Iraq to avoid outcry from war-weary public’

The American public is exhausted by wars. However, the US has a lot of generals who would be more prone to pursuing military solutions or having a military build-up in the foreign countries, says Middle East analyst Ali Rizk. The US could have more forces in Syria and Iraq than it has previously admitted, according to data provided by the ...

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Pentagon sexual misconduct on the rise, Defense watchdog says

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 07:37 The US Department of Defense has revealed that allegations of sexual misconduct against top Pentagon officials has risen by over 10 percent in the last two years. That’s according to a report by the Pentagon inspector general who found that misconduct allegations against senior officials rose by 13 percent, from 710 in the fiscal ...

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Pentagon may officially admit 2,000 US troops in Syria – report

Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 03:05 The Pentagon may finally reveal the true number of its troops present on the ground in Syria, officials have told Reuters. Presently, the official number stands at around 500 servicemen, but the actual figure reportedly hovers around 2,000 troops. The US Defense Department plans to announce as early as Monday that around 2,000 US ...

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