The military and UFOs: New policy seeks to bridge ‘gap in situational awareness’

The military and UFOs: New policy seeks to bridge ‘gap in situational awareness’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2019 “Situational awareness” is the military term for having complete understanding of the environment in which you are operating. “During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, if a pilot or soldier can’t identify an object, they have a serious problem: How should they react, without knowing if […]

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2019 The United States on April 1 said it has stopped the delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey following the Turkish government’s decision to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system. The U.S. said it was immediately halting the delivery of F-35 parts and manuals as the first […]

Focus of Pentagon’s 2020 budget all about China: U.S. ignored mounting threat ‘too long’

Focus of Pentagon’s 2020 budget all about China: U.S. ignored mounting threat ‘too long’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2019 The Pentagon’s proposed $718 billion budget for 2020 is designed in large part to counter the threat from China and its rapidly advancing military technology, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. In presenting the Trump administration’s proposed 2020 defense budget to the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 14, […]

Poll of veterans back Trump on military decisions

Poll of veterans back Trump on military decisions

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 3, 2019 An overwhelming majority of U.S. military veterans interviewed for a new poll support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq and most also back the president’s decision to deploy troops to the border with Mexico. […]

Pentagon analyst lost security clearance after criticizing Halper’s ‘sweetheart’ contracts

Pentagon analyst lost security clearance after criticizing Halper’s ‘sweetheart’ contracts

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2018 A Pentagon analyst had his security clearance revoked and was relegated to clerical duty by Obama-appointed officials after questioning the FBI’s hiring of an informant to spy on the Trump campaign, a report said. Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), complained to […]

We have met the swamp and the swamp is … Amazon?

We have met the swamp and the swamp is … Amazon?

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2018 A $10 billion contract to move all of the Defense Department’s computer data onto one cloud-based system appears to have been rigged in Amazon’s favor, a report said. The deal for the Pentagon contract “suggests the extent to which Jeff Bezos is gobbling up the swamp,” May Jeong wrote […]

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 U.S. bombing raids and drone strikes killed up to 70 leaders of the Afghan Taliban this month, the Pentagon announced on May 30. “These strikes represent one of the largest blows to Taliban leadership in the last year,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. “The cumulative […]

Mattis at the Pentagon on September 11 endorses toughness of U.S. military

Mattis at the Pentagon on September 11 endorses toughness of U.S. military

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Marking the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States “never asked for this fight” but is “steadfastly committed to seeing it through.” “Maniacs disguised in false religious garb thought, by hurting us, they could scare us that day,” Mattis said […]

Pentagon alarmed by Turkey’s plan to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

Pentagon alarmed by Turkey’s plan to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2017 The United States has raised concerns over NATO ally Turkey’s plan to purchase an advanced air defense system from Russia. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told a press briefing in Washington on July 31 that the S-400 system Turkey plans to buy may have inconsistencies with other equipment used […]

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis makes his entrance

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis makes his entrance

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2017 The Pentagon during the Trump administration will be “devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense,” Secretary of Defense Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis said on Jan. 20. Mattis sent a letter to Department of Defense employees almost immediately after being sworn in. “It’s good […]