AP – The Navy says an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries.
Lt. Lenaya (luh-NEY-yah) Rotklein of the U.S. Third Fleet said the accident on the USS Chancellorsville happened Saturday afternoon while the ship was testing its combat weapons system off Point [...]
Alexander, who was rocked by Edward Snowden’s revelations, has formalized plans to leave by next March or April, officials say.
Reuters, October 16
The director of the National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months, US officials said on Wednesday, in a development that could give President Obama a [...]
Washington Post, By Greg Miller, Julie Tate & Barton Gellman, October 16
It was an innocuous e-mail, one of millions sent every day by spouses with updates on the situation at home. But this one was of particular interest to the National Security Agency and contained clues that put the sender’s husband in the crosshairs [...]
Los Angeles Times, By Brian Bennett, September 26
Washington – Operating with almost no public notice, the FBI has spent more than $3 million to operate a fleet of small drone aircraft in domestic investigations, according to a report released Thursday by a federal watchdog agency.
The unmanned surveillance planes have helped FBI agents storm [...]
The Public Record, By Jeffrey Kaye, September 10
There are many reasons why one should oppose the military action against Syria being planned by the Obama administration. But given that the action is being trumpeted as a righteous response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, there is one reason to [...]
(The Guardian) – Shahzad Akbar says visa hold-up means he cannot take his clients to Capitol Hill to testify on CIA drone strikes in Pakistan
(WaPo) -The U.S. military has been forced to relocate a large fleet of drones from a key counterterrorism base on the Horn of Africa after a string of crashes fanned local fears that the unmanned aircraft were at risk of colliding with passenger planes, according to documents and interviews.
Air Force drones ceased flying this [...]
A couple of ruminations came up in my head over the weekend when I contemplated the latest from Syria:
1) Do you think that the corporatists are screaming bloody murder that their chosen party, Republicans, are not falling in line like the sheeple they are?
2) Is part of the reason Teabaggers [...]
ABC News: US is planning an aerial strike in addition to a salvo of Tomahawk missiles from Navy destroyers; New York Times: Obama ordered expansion of list of targets following reports Assad moved troops, equipment.
JPost/ABC News, September 6
Despite statements from both US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry that a [...]
When the attacks on Christians by Al Qaeda and other jihadist fighters in Syria come to the forefront, it will be nearly impossible to vote for the president’s authorization.
Alleged image of military protest
Business Insider just published this image along with two others that alledgly show military personnel protesting the proposed Syrian [...]
Washington Post, By Barton Gellman & Ellen Nakashima, August 30
U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post.
That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget [...]
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sentenced to death for Ft. Hood shooting
A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to death in connection with the mass shooting at this central Texas Army post four years ago that killed 13 and wounded more than 30.
Soldier gets life in prison for Afghan massacre