Fri, 24 May 2019

Articles Posted in the " DoD " Category




  • Meet the Independent Press – MTIP #1

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    Recorded June 3rd, 2016

    A panel discussion with five independent media-makers covering a sweeping variety of media, societal, political and other issues. MTIP covers under-reported news items, cuts through the spin of corporate media and works to balance the civil discourse.

    MTIP will likely be broadcast every other week featuring a rotating panel comprised of members of the independent media. Stay tuned to our twitter and this website for announcements, future plans for MTIP and more!

    Meet the independent panel

    Host: Sam Richards (Editor-in-Chief — North Star Post)
    Producer: Canin Apriori (Creator — DigiSnaxx)
    Contributor: Paul

  • U.S. and Asia-Pacific Partners Meet to Discuss China and North Korea

    A detailed map of disputes in the South China Sea. Image via Wikipedia.

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    WASHINGTON — United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with the defense leaders of several nations from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss a myriad of issues including, disputes in the South China Sea and North Korean aggression, according to a Department of Defense press release.

    The meeting was part of an annual summit called the Shangri-La Dialogue, formerly known as the Asia Security Summit, which began in 2002 and was started by the UK based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

    Carter, along with


  • National Guard Spy-planes Operating in Violation of Federal Code

    Credit: Jake Melampy

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    Updated June 2nd to separate the article from it’s parent (which was published March 3rd) and to include new documents & graphics.

    Aerial surveillance is not only being conducted by law enforcement, DHS, DEA, FBI (and others) but also the military. The National Guard is operating a fleet of highly capable C-26 surveillance aircraft. “Air Cerberus Inc” is a non-existent company used solely for the purposes of registering seven aircraft. The company quite clearly traces back to the National Guard Bureau headquarters. A spy-plane belonging to the National Guard was active recently circling


  • Belgium to Begin Airstrikes in Syria as part of US Led Coalition

    Sailors signal as an E-2C Hawkeye launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Gulf, April 13, 2016. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and other security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ethan T. Miller

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    WASHINGTON — Belgium will begin conducting airstrikes in Syria as part of the United States led air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, according to Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.


  • ICYMI #15: James Mahaffey – ‘Atomic Accidents’ & Nuclear Energy

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    [James]:”I think we are the only country in world that has nuclear power that doesn’t have a plan for what to do with the waste.”[17m25s]

    Jerod and Dr. James Mahaffey have a fascinating conversation about nuclear energy, atomic age history, accidents that befall such science, nuclear power in a modern context and much more. Mahaffey has written books on nuclear energy and is a well regarded scientific historian on the subject. He hails from government and private nuclear energy projects including The two also discuss America’s energy future, pros



  • 1,000 Civilians Estimated Killed in Air Campaign Against ISIL

    An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 28, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

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    IRAQ & SYRIA — The air campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria has reached a grim milestone with estimates now putting the civilian death toll at 1,000. This estimate is fifty times greater than the number of civilian deaths the US led coalition has admitted to in it’s 18 month campaign against ISIL.

    Researchers with the non-profit group AirWars have identified 352 “reported civilian casualty events” in which coalition