Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted in the " DoD " Category


  • Syrian Airstrikes Expected to Increase as DoD Pushes for Expanded Ground Role

    Two U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthogs release flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over southwest Asia, Oct. 13, 2015. The Warthogs are assigned to the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and the Stratotanker to the 340th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron. Coalition forces fly daily missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Queen

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    WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has stated it will increase the number of airstrikes preformed in Syria in the coming weeks while urging the recent decrease in airstrikes has not been due to Russian


  • WikiLeaks Releases Emails From Former CIA Chief John Brennan

    John Brennan official CIA portrait – wikipedia.org

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    WASHINGTON — The organization WikiLeaks has released a series of emails from former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan’s personal email account that detail issues such as Iran and torture.

    Brennan used the personal email account occasionally during a three-year period from 2005 to 2008 after he replaced General Petraeus, according to WikiLeaks. During this period Brennan formed the intelligence and analysis firm The Analysis Corp (TAC), which aided in security efforts for then Senator Obama’s presidential campaign.

    The first set of emails leaked contain a form


  • Russia and US Sign Memorandum on Syria Airspace, Tension Rise

    An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephane Belcher.

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    WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia signed a memorandum regarding Syrian airspace Tuesday in an attempt to reach an agreement about operations in the region, according to a Pentagon press release.

    Senior officials from the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Russian ministry of defense signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) in an attempt to minimize the risk of inflight incidents in the region.

    Russian authorities allegedly urged the


  • U.S. to Continue Arming Syrian Rebels as Russia Conducts Operations Against Those Same Rebels

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaking with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon before a NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels. Photo courtesy NATO.

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    WASHINGTON — Leaders within the Department of Defense have continued to condone Russia’s action in the region and stated they will continue to arm rebel groups in Syria while pursuing a “political transition” to end the now four year civil war.

    In a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, the DoD said it will continue to work with coalition partners as part of the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve in addition to arming


  • U.S. Cybersecurity Lacking – DoD Says Cultural Shift Needed

    Chief Information officer for the Department of Defense Terry Halvorsen. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

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    WASHINGTON — According to a Department of Defense official, a change in culture is needed in order to protect the United States Military and economy from cyber threats.

    Last week officials from the government and private sector met that the 6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit. Speakers at the summit hailed from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, NSA, the Israel National Cyber Bureau and Northrop Grumman to name a few.

    “What keeps me awake is ‘Will we get the