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Pentagon to dish out $600mn in contracts for ‘5G dual-use EXPERIMENTATION’ at 5 US military sites, including to ‘aid lethality’

Dubbing 5G tech a “foundational enabler for all US defense modernization,” the Pentagon announced the massive research initiative on Thursday, which will hand hundreds of millions to 15 private contractors to conduct testing at five US military installations. “Today, the Department of Defense announced $600 million in awards for 5G …

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Nobody’s getting nuked: Pentagon says ‘doomsday flights’ following Trump Covid-19 test were ‘pre-planned’ after Twitter hysteria

“These are preplanned flights and the timing is coincidental,” a US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) spokesperson told the Washington Times about the two E-6B Mercury planes, which took off roughly around the time Trump revealed his test results on Thursday night. The aircraft are nicknamed “doomsday planes” since they are essentially mobile …

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Pentagon slammed for turning $1 billion ‘coronavirus fund’ into more military-industrial pork – but what did Congress expect?

While the Department of Defense received $1 billion in March’s CARES Act stimulus bill specifically to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus,” it ultimately diverted most of the windfall to defense contractors, the Washington Post revealed on Tuesday. The pandemic response fund, created under the aegis of the Defense …

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Pentagon says STILL no evidence for NYT’s ‘Russian bounties’ story as US envoy hails Moscow’s support for Afghan peace talks

While the military is “always looking at threats,” it has yet to uncover evidence for the “bounties” allegation reported by the New York Times in June, David Helvey, the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, told the House Oversight Committee during a hearing on Tuesday. “Since those reports …

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The Pentagon has moved troops closer to Russia

In defense of the United States called the regrouping of its troops in Europe. “We continue to redeploy military further East, closer to the Russian borders to deter Russia”, — said the head of the Pentagon mark Esper. According to him, the June decision of President Donald trump on the …

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