Pentagon

Acting Pentagon Chief Pat Shanahan Authorizes $1B for Border Wall

The Pentagon announced Monday evening that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan authorized $1 billion for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for building the border wall pursuant to the president’s emergency declaration last month.

Stewart Williams works with a crew removing border to be replaced with new border wall Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U,S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial …

Trump Admin on Yazidi Protest Outside White House: You’re Not Forgotten

A group of Iraqi Yazidis rallied outside the White House over the weekend to urge U.S. President Donald Tump’s administration to help them rescue the estimated 3,000 Yazidis who remain missing or in Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) captivity and to protect their homeland in Iraq.

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U.S. Gen. on AI Ethical Concerns: Military ‘Light Years Away from Skynet’

Artificial intelligence (AI) fielded by the United States military is “light years away” from “fully autonomous weapons,” but the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) needs to start thinking about the policy implications of a potential Skynet scenario, a top U.S. general told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Pentagon Security Clearance Under Review

SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s Pentagon security clearance is currently under review by the Department of Defense following the CEO’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast where he drank whiskey and smoked marijuana.

Elon Musk, Tesla chairman, smokes a "spliff" (marijuana and tobacco cigar) on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Russian State TV Lists Pentagon, Camp David as Hypersonic Missile Targets

Russia’s weekly news show Vesti Nedeli focused Sunday on presenting its viewers with a map of the United States that identified targets Russia would attack with ostensibly unstoppable hypersonic missiles in the event of a conflict with the United States. The target list included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat at Camp David.

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U.S. Quietly Ends Anti-Opium Airstrikes Amid Taliban Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid ongoing peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, quietly ended an airstrike campaign against Taliban opium and heroin drug labs after failing to curtail the terrorist organization’s multi-million dollar trade, the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) revealed this week.

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