DIA’s Defense Clandestine Service Underscores Increasing Convergence of Civilian, Military Operations

February 23, 2013 in News

The New American | It is this blending (convergence) of the civilian intelligence apparatus with the traditional military establishment that is not only worrisome and a threat to the Fourth Amendment, but may be a violation of the law, as well.

DOD Working on Cyber-Warfare Rules of Engagement

February 19, 2013 in News

The Fiscal Times | Top-level defense contractors like General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin are in close collaboration with the Pentagon to develop a cyber security arsenal capable of allowing the Defense Department to defend its networks…

GAO Reveals DOD’s Drones Comprise the Majority of Those Flying Over America

February 19, 2013 in News

Zero Hedge | At this point everyone in the world knows what a drone is: some have been bombarded by one, others, thousands of miles away, have done the bombardment, and everyone else is split whether or not this remote-controlled form…

Forget Unlocking Trophies and Achievements in Videogames: Pentagon Creates Medal for Drone Pilots, Cyber Warriors

February 14, 2013 in News

RT News February 14, 2013   Soon receiving military honors might be as easy as adjusting a joystick. The Pentagon is reportedly planning on awarding the pilots of remotely controlled [...]

DOD Doling Out $3 Million For Smartphone Peripheral That Captures Biometric Data

February 13, 2013 in News

Wired | In a few years, the soldier, marine or special operator out on patrol might be able to record the facial features or iris signature of a suspicious person all from his or her smartphone — and at a distance, too. The Defense Department…

Panetta: Gains from DOD Propaganda Campaigns “Tough To Quantify”

February 5, 2013 in News

USA Today February 5, 2013   WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he is skeptical of the benefits the Pentagon’s propaganda programs provide and added that the military struggles [...]

Pentagon Will Quintuple Cybersecurity Force and Turn Its NSA Spies into Assassins

January 29, 2013 in News

Washington Post | The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.

DARPA Announces Two New Projects “To Make Laser Weaponry a Reality”

January 25, 2013 in News

CBS News | The Pentagon wants laser weapons badly. Their first foray into the realm of ray guns was the impressive-but-impractical Airborne Laser Testbed, a Boeing 747 with a giant laser mounted on its nose.

NORTHCOM to Deepen Military Cooperation with Mexico Ahead of First Bilateral Air Defense Drills

January 25, 2013 in News

Eurasia Review | With a U.S. defense strategy focused heavily on the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, officials at U.S. Northern Command here are enthusiastically advancing engagement to the United States’ immediate southern border.

Departing Defense Secretary Panetta Asserts U.S. Intervention in Mali is the Model for Foreign Policy

January 22, 2013 in News

ABC News | In his second inaugural address, President Obama said, “We, the people still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.”