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The media’s amnesia over smearing the Pentagon Papers leaker as a Russian spy exposes their refusal to admit they’ve been duped

The documents, leaked by Department of Defense whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, revealed that successive US governments had ever-increasingly ramped up aggressive attacks on North Vietnam in the years leading up to Congress officially authorizing the use of conventional military force against the country in August 1964, systematically lying to the media, …

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Top Pentagon officer Mark Milley says Russia & China pose ‘biggest threats’ after Biden says it’s climate change

Asked about Biden’s comment during a Senate committee hearing on Thursday, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that the president was speaking more loosely in regards to the nation’s greatest threats, instead naming two foreign ‘adversaries’. “Climate change does impact, but the president is looking …

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Pentagon makes China top priority in new directive as deputy defense chief says $715bn budget will ‘deter aggression’ by Beijing

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued the guidance on Wednesday, outlining US military policy toward the People’s Republic after a months-long Pentagon review ordered by the White House in February. The new directive is classified, however, with Austin and other military officials offering scant details on the document.  “The initiatives I …

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Pentagon chief denies US army is ‘soft’, claims ‘adversaries’ like Russia want to ‘capitalize’ on ‘talking points’

Speaking to CNN in an interview published on Memorial Day, Austin praised the military’s recent emphasis on diversity in its recruiting materials and said it will never be “soft,” but claimed Cruz’s “talking points” could be “capitalized” on by China and Russia, “adversaries” of the US, according to the interview. …

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