Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 Google is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for China which “clearly has a lot of military applications” and should be investigated by the CIA or FBI, technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel said. Under the one-party political system in which the Chinese Communist Party rules, Google’s AI China-based research and development […]

It’s not only Russia: China and Iran also push disinformation to divide target audiences

It’s not only Russia: China and Iran also push disinformation to divide target audiences

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2019 Russia is not the only foreign actor intent on spreading disinformation to cause disruption among its foes. China and Iran are also employing operatives in “information manipulation,” the intelligentsia’s term for fake news, reports say. China insists that it does not interfere in other nations’ internal affairs, but the […]

Not UFOs: Navy pilots given guidance on reporting ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’

Not UFOs: Navy pilots given guidance on reporting ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2019 The U.S. Navy this year sent out new classified guidance for how its pilots report what the Pentagon calls “unexplained aerial phenomena,” or unidentified flying objects. The new guidance was an update of instructions that went out to the fleet in 2015 after pilots participating in training maneuvers off […]

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 […]