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Jun 26, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

And by doing so, he's not only shielding his staff - the most likely culprits - but he's also implicitly blaming our intelligence agencies... Excerpted from The Hill: Officials at the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies will be given expanded polygraph tests under a new Obama administration directive aimed at stamping out national-security leaks. James Clapper, ...

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Jun 23, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was "not an attack" as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate the episode before it exploded into a regional conflagration. Turkey threatened to retaliate but did not say what action it would take as ...

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Jun 23, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Hostile to Christianity, in other words... Excerpted from The Hill: A group of 66 Republican lawmakers is accusing the Air Force of creating “a culture that is hostile toward religion.” The House members wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking him to investigate whether recent indicents at the Air Force are having a "chilling ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Washington Times: The U.S. military is guilty of political correctness toward domestic Islamic terror, according to a congressional report made public Wednesday that concludes al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks. “Homegrown radicalization is now the vanguard of al Qaeda’s strategy to continue attacking the United States and ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA Today: — A U.S. military investigation is recommending that as many as seven U.S. troops face administrative punishments, but not criminal charges, in the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in February, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. military officials said the classified report and recommendations for disciplinary action against ...

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Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - The instructor of a college course that taught top military officers the United States was at war with Islam has been relieved of teaching duties and the course ordered redesigned to reflect U.S. policy, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. The elective course at the National Defense University's Joint Forces Staff College included a ...

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Jun 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Times Of Israel: Iran, Syria, Russia and China are planning the “biggest-ever wargames in the Middle East,” according to an unconfirmed report on the semi-official Iranian news site Fars News. A Syrian official denied the claims. According to the article, the four countries are preparing 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft and 1,000 tanks for the ...

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Jun 19, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report. The study by the Senate ...

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Jun 16, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Agencie France Presse: An F-15 fighter jet was scrambled Saturday after a small single-engine plane violated a flight ban imposed for President Barack Obama's visit in his hometown of Chicago, officials said. The military jet intercepted the small aircraft "in the vicinity of Chicago" at approximately 10:30 am (1530 GMT), North American Aerospace Defense Command said ...

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Jun 16, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jun 15, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Washington Times: — Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions. The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by ...

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Jun 15, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Hill: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a video message to gays in the military Friday morning as the Pentagon plans a first-of-its-kind event to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month. Panetta said in the video to gay troops that he was proud of how the military has implemented the repeal ...

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Jun 14, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The Telegraph: Egypt's military accused of 'complete coup' after supreme court ruling Egypt's military-led establishment was accused last night of staging a "complete coup" after the country's supreme court ordered that parliament should be dissolved and its power handed back to the army council. The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that a third of the country's ...

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Jun 14, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 14, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON - People in the D.C. area are buzzing after pictures began popping up online showing what many believed to be a 'UFO' in transport along the Capitol Beltway. The spotting took place around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday when drivers first saw the craft being hauled on a flatbed truck on I-270, and then again down I-495. An ...

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Jun 12, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Fox News: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday accused Russia of providing attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. The statement put the Pentagon in an awkward position, as the U.S. military has come under criticism in Congress for working through what is apparently the same Russian firm to purchase helicopters ...

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Jun 12, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 11, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Sunday renewed their attacks on the Obama administration over suspected leaks of classified security information, with one influential senator saying the Justice Department should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate. Among the government secrets leaked to the media in recent months were reports on U.S. cyber warfare against Iran, procedures for ...

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Big Peace: Israeli officials who were placed at risk by the Obama administration's leaks about the Stuxnet virus are disputing American claims that the cyber-weapon was jointly developed by the U.S. and Israel. Rather, they say, Israeli intelligence first started developing cyberspace warfare against Iran, only convincing the U.S.--with some difficulty--to join ...

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The New York Times: By Morgan Little June 10, 2012, 10:22 a.m. Two stories published by the New York Times, which exposed the extent of U.S. involvement in cyber attacks against Iran and the White House’s secret 'Kill List,' have sparked scrutiny over the last week amid allegations that administration officials had leaked classified information ...

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 10, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

KABUL, Afghanistan — Stung by furious Afghan criticism of an airstrike that killed 18 civilians last week, most of them women and children, the NATO force has agreed to refrain from aerial bombardment of residential buildings, a military spokesman said Sunday. The accord — reached Saturday night at a meeting between President Hamid Karzai and Gen. ...

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Jun 9, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Madness... Excerpted from Fox News: Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that two U.S. attorneys have been assigned to lead a criminal investigation into possible, unauthorized leaks of classified information is being met with skepticism by GOP lawmakers questioning whether the attorneys will be able to act independently of the Obama administration. "I have no doubt that these ...

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Jun 9, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Holder assigned Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, to direct separate probes that are already being conducted by the FBI. Excerpted from The Washington Post: Update. 9:30 a.m. It's official. The White House said Thursday morning that Machen is President Obama's ...

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