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            by Victor Davis Hanson  There was once a tradition of Democratic liberalism. But that wing of the Democratic Party no longer exists and died sometime in the 1990s. Old-style liberalism has been absorbed by Progressivism at best and unapologetic socialism at worst—in a journey on the supposedly predetermined arc of history that bends toward 1984. The new-old leftist aim is not to operate within either the existing parameters of the Constitution as written or the customs and traditions of America—a 150-year-long nine-justice Supreme Court, the Electoral College, a 50-state nation, a Senate filibuster, two senators per state, and a secure border. All are obstructions to the drive for power. Given its redistributionist creed, socialism cannot...
    (CNN)For nearly 25 years, Thomas Faleskie served in the United States Marine Corps before retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During that time he served in Vietnam and was awarded with several medals, including the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.But a burglary at the veteran's home last year resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of dollars' worth of items -- including his military medals, ribbons and pilot's wings, according to the sheriff's office in Spotsylvania, Virginia.The loss hit home with Det. Frank Corona, who worked on the case, because he also served in the Marines. Corona quickly identified suspects in the burglary cases and recovered several of the stolen items at local pawn shops,...
    Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest. While the data is incomplete and causes of suicide are complex, Army and Air Force officials say they believe the pandemic is adding stress to an already strained force. And senior Army leaders - who say they've seen about a 30% jump in active duty suicides so far this year - told The Associated Press that they are looking at shortening combat deployments. Such a move would be part of a broader effort to make the wellbeing of soldiers and their...
    The seven-year-old daughter of the navigator killed on the Ukrainian military plane horror messaged her father minutes before the fireball crash which killed all but one of the 27 on board. Liza Ostapenko appeared to have a premonition of the terrible tragedy in which only one military cadet survived. 'I'm just worrying about you,' the girl told captain Oleksiy Ostapenko, 28, second in command of the ill-fated An-28, who was killed in the inferno. He had received his daughter's message and replied from the cockpit at 8.25pm on Friday: 'Don't worry, all will be good!' At 8.35pm he added smiling emojis. Around ten minutes later the plane crashed with reports suggesting the left engine had failed and the wing...
    Bradley Cortright September 27, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is ruling out the possibility that the military would be involved in a presidential transfer of power after the election. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, McMaster was asked about reports that senior Military officials are concerned that the armed forces may be dragged into the process of a potential transfer of power. “The Military will have no role in a transition. In fact, to even talk about it, I think is irresponsible,” McMaster responded. He continued, “If you detect some reticence on the part of senior military leaders or people in the Pentagon to talk about it, it’s...
    Police in Mexico appear to be close to solving a six-year-old case where 43 college students went missing, with the belief that they were killed. According to Reuters, law enforcement authorities recently issued “dozens” of arrest warrants relating to the crime. The head of the investigation said that those targeted by the authorities include soldiers in addition to members of the police force. This is the first time that military personnel have been targeted in the case, which had previously been pinned on drug violence. “The military participated,” plainly stated Maria Martinez Zeferino, the mother of one of the victims, during the news conference. The announcement was made at the National Palace in Mexico City, and Mexican President Andres Manuel...
    The US military is testing a smart watch and ring system capable of detecting illnesses two days before the wearer develops symptoms. Called Rapid Analysis of Threat Exposure (RATE), the project is using Garmin and Oura devices that have been program with artificial intelligence trained on nearly 250,000 coronavirus cases and other sicknesses. The system notifies the user of an oncoming illness using a scale from one to 100 on how likely it will happen over the next 48 hours. Military officials note that 'Within two weeks of us going live we had our first successful COVID-19 detect.' Scroll down for video  The US military is testing a smart watch and ring system capable of detecting illness two days...
    US President Donald Trump has been defending his record on military spending and his pledge to cut back US involvement in foreign wars. In 2017 he said he would rebuild the country's "depleted military". He has also called for a reduction in US troops serving abroad. We've taken a look at the president's record on the military. President Trump's son, Donald Jr, recently wrote on Twitter: "Trump properly funded our military after Obama-Biden decimated it." The chart shows military spending has steadily increased since President Trump took office in January 2017. However, this spending is still significantly lower than during the first term of the Obama administration, using figures adjusted for inflation. "Defence spending did go up quite...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump this week refused to commit to a peaceful transition should he lose the November election, leading some to speculate that he might seek to use the tools of presidential power including his role as commander in chief of the armed forces to prolong his time in office.The US military is adamant that it will not play a role settling election disputes with its top uniformed officer, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley clearly setting out the Pentagon's position in a letter to Congress last month. "The Constitution and laws of the US and the states establish procedures for carrying out elections, and for resolving disputes over the outcome of elections ... I...
    China was America’s whipping boy again this week. President Trump used his United Nations General Assembly speech to accuse and to threaten Beijing for its role in covering up the early stages of the pandemic. He said that the U.N. “must hold China accountable for their actions.” In other words, China must pay. Tough words with the promise of an even tougher response. But rhetoric is where the toughness ends because China continues to profit from Washington’s indifference, political ineptitude and irresponsible policies. In reality, American farmers, consumers and middle-class citizens are paying the heftiest price for China’s misbehavior, rights abuses, cyber-espionage and intellectual-property theft. Tariffs have been the main tool that the administration has used to get China to...
    'Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us.' Almost 500 national security experts — including 22 four-star military officers — slammed Donald Trump in a public letter released Thursday, calling him unfit for his role as commander in chief and endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The letter, simply addressed "To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump. Signatories include former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served in both Bush administrations, and former Defense Secretaries Chuck...
    Joe Biden “is the leader our nation needs,” according to 489 retired generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors, and senior civilian national security officials. “We love our country,” the group, which included Republicans and independents as well as Democrats, wrote in an open letter. “Unfortunately, we also fear for it.” Nowhere does the letter mention Donald Trump by name, though throughout it cites Biden’s good qualities in ways obviously distinguishing him from Trump: empathy, honesty, “experience and wisdom,” personal responsibility, “sound judgment, thorough understanding, and fundamental values.” Biden’s good qualities overwhelm policy differences, the 489 former officials write. “While some of us may have different opinions on particular policy matters, we trust Joe Biden’s positions are rooted in sound judgment, thorough understanding,...
    Seoul reports that a South Korean fisheries officer who went missing this week was interrogated on a North Korean patrol boat and shot dead by troops, who then poured oil on his body and set it on fire.Key points: The name of the South Korean official who was allegedly shot dead by North Korean troops was not mentioned South Korea’s military appears to have been hanged “on the orders of a higher authority.” The military has called on North Korea to “provide explanations and punish those responsible.” Sources said the man was trying to head north when the South Korean military said he went missing from a fishing boat on Monday (local time). The incident is said to have...
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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Steve Holland President Donald Trump picked retired generals for some of his most senior national security posts when he took office and boasts of heavy spending on the U.S. military that he asserts is unmatched in history.  He has made getting U.S. allies to increase their own military spending a cornerstone of foreign policy along with a commitment to walk away from “ridiculous endless wars” in the Middle East that have killed thousands of U.S. troops. But the Republican president has also ridiculed his top generals, ignoring their advice on some key issues and questioning...
    By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump picked retired generals for some of his most senior national security posts when he took office and boasts of heavy spending on the U.S. military that he asserts is unmatched in history.  He has made getting U.S. allies to increase their own military spending a cornerstone of foreign policy along with a commitment to walk away from “ridiculous endless wars” in the Middle East that have killed thousands of U.S. troops. But the Republican president has also ridiculed his top generals, ignoring their advice on some key issues and questioning their intelligence, courage and commitment to their soldiers. Critics say Trump has used the military as...
    President Donald Trump struck back at Cindy McCain for endorsing his political rival, saying she 'can have Sleepy Joe' Biden, who he described as John McCain's 'lapdog.'  The president's tweet came as McCain, the widow of the late senator, made the rounds of the morning TV shows to tout her endorsement of Biden, which was a blow to the president's re-election bid.   'I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband's request,' Trump tweeted. 'Joe Biden was John McCain's lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL.' 'Never a fan of John,' he added. 'Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!' Cindy...
    A MISSILE launcher appears to have been spotted at a North Korean military camp - days after it was revealed Kim Jong-un is planning to showcase his deadliest ever nuke. Satellite images show a "probable missile-related vehicle" at the Mirim Parade Training Ground in the capital Pyongyang, say experts at the 38 North monitoring group. 7A 'missile launcher' was spotted at North Korea's main military parade groundCredit: Planet Labs 2020 The worrying pictures emerged after the Sun Online reported how Kim was planning to showcase a terrifying new Doomsday nuclear missile which can flatten cities anywhere in the US. We told how he is holding a huge military showcase next month to highlight his deadly arsenal and pride of place...
    When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid’s shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how long that fragment dated back. A neighbor of mine found what he said looked like a cartridge case from an old percussion-cap rifle in his pumpkin patch. He told us that the battle of Monocacy had been fought on these grounds in July 1864, with 1,300 Union and 900 Confederate troops killed or wounded here. The stuff that surfaces in my fields when it storms may or may not be...
    A 77-YEAR-old military veteran claims he was attacked for wearing a red MAGA hat and a thin-blue-line mask. The vet said he was walking in broad daylight in Red Bluff, California, near the post office last Friday when a couple approached him about his pro-President Trump wear. 3The military veteran shared photos of his attackCredit: KRCR The vet, who was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) hat and a "Back the Blue" pro-police mask, said a man and a woman approached him before beating him. "She looked at me and she goes, 'We just don't like people like you," he said. "And that just kind of got shocked me a little bit." "And I said, 'Well, that breaks...
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley stare bleakly ahead as Trump speaks. In May, the House passed the HEROES Act, an extensive $3 trillion package that provided emergency funds to state and local governments, sent every American a second $1,200 direct payment, extended sick leave and unemployment benefits, expanded the paycheck protection program to keep small businesses intact, provided extra pay for essential workers, funded the Postal Service, and funded an extensive plan for testing and contact tracing. Naturally, that bill sat on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s desk for two months while Republicans came up with their counterproposal—a bill that was one third the size, provided no funds for individuals, state or local governments,...
    Islamist fighters in Gao, Mali – 2012 A month after the coup in Mali, the military leaders remain firmly committed to the fight against jihadists, but until there is a deal on restoring democracy the position looks fragile, writes West Africa analyst Paul Melly. The final shape of Mali’s promised transition to new elections is yet to be settled several weeks after soldiers seized power in Bamako, forcing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to resign, although former Defence Minister Ban Ndaw has been named as interim leader. The junta hope this will satisfy fellow members of the Ecowas bloc of West African countries to accept its plan, after weekend talks to reassure opposition sceptics. But from the outset, the putchists...
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula. Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. The force, pushed by President Donald Trump, represents the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947. It has provoked skepticism in Congress, satire on Netflix, and, with its uncannily similar logo, "Star Trek" jokes about intergalactic battles. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Future wars may be waged in outer space, but the Arabian Desert already saw what military experts dub...
    Logan Castello was born to be a soldier. At age 7, he wore an army camouflage outfit for Halloween and from that day on he would hardly take it off, his mother recalls. He never had plans other than to join the military. Disappointed that he narrowly missed out on a place at the Naval Academy, he set his eyes on the Army and enrolled after a brief spell in college. And basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, was everything young Logan had expected. 'Every time we spoke, he was happy and accomplished. He was in a leadership position in his unit and he was excited,' mom Patty Troyan told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. But then Castello was transferred...
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula. Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment. The force, pushed by President Donald Trump, represents the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947. It has provoked skepticism in Congress, satire on Netflix, and, with its uncannily similar logo, "Star Trek" jokes about intergalactic battles. U.S. Space Force drops 1st recruitment video Future wars may be waged in outer space, but the Arabian Desert already saw what military experts dub the...
    SAN DIEGO – Jorge Barranco, uncle of one of the Marines who is presumed to have died in an accident during training on the California coast, shared with us about the life of his nephew who would have been truncated realizing his dream. “He always liked the Marines since he was a child, I remember he had a Marines uniform,” Barranco recalled. Marco Andrés Barranco, known as Andy, 21 years old and originally from Montebello (California), is one of eight military personnel, three of them Hispanic, who disappeared and are presumed dead after an accident in a military boat on the coast of San Clemente that sank hundreds of feet deep last week...
    According to analysts, the complaint made by Colombian President Iván Duque about Venezuela’s intentions to buy weapons from Iran represents a clear threat to the region. “There is information from international intelligence organizations that work with us, which shows that there is an interest of the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro to acquire medium and long-range missiles through Iran,” Duque warned. These missiles, capable of shooting down planes and helicopters, have a sufficient range to have their neighbors very concerned. Retired Colonel Octavio Pérez, an expert on military and intelligence issues, believes that Venezuela’s intentions could be much darker. “The only thing that has come to light is the BUK, which is SA3, EL GOA, which...
    On September 17, in a speech delivered at the National Archives Museum, President Trump announced he was signing an executive order establishing the 1776 Commission, aimed at promoting what he called a “patriotic” and “pro-America” education.  The announcement was a direct attack on the 1619 Project, a New York Times initiative that explores the legacy of slavery in the United States. For Trump, teaching critical race studies is akin to committing child abuse “in the truest sense of those words.” “Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and souls,” Trump announced. He accused the left of destroying children’s love of their country by teaching the facts of its history — facts, he claimed, wrongly “rewrite” American history...
    Four CIA operatives died in a shipwreck off the coast of the Philippines in a tropical storm in 2008, it has been revealed, following a daring operation to try and spy on China's activity in the region. The story of how the four died has never before been told, Yahoo News reported. When they were declared missing, presumed dead, their relatives had no idea that they were spies. The men - Stephen Stanek, Michael Perich, Jamie McCormick and Daniel Meeks - were working for the CIA's Maritime Branch. Stephen Stanek was a CIA operative posing as a sailor for hire when he died in Sept 2008 Michael Perich was sent to dive with Stanek to the seabed to leave the...
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    Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, mourned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "a great loss for the country" following the announcement of her death on Friday. READ: SUPREME COURT'S STATEMENT ON RUTH BADER GINSBURG'S DEATH "'Equal Justice Under the Law,'" Milley said in a statement. "The death of Justice Ginsburg is a great loss for the country. Our condolences to her children and the scores of people she taught and inspired. She was an exceptional legal scholar, a selfless public servant and a role model.” Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer. The late Supreme Court justice, who spent more than two decades on the bench in...
    BIZARRE mannequins of the Queen, Henry VIII and Hitler are up for grabs as a museum closes its doors. A huge military aircraft is also for sale for £30,000, after being on display at Fort Paull Museum near Hull for 20 years. 8An unusual figure of the Queen and Prince Philip is up for saleCredit: Bournemouth News 8Royal fans can bag themselves a mannequin of Henry VIIICredit: Bournemouth News 8One that is less likely to sell as quickly - a figure of Adolf HitlerCredit: Bournemouth News 8A Blackburn Beverley transport aircraft XB259 is up for saleCredit: Bournemouth News The elderly owner of the museum is now selling its contents after it shut last year. The unusual haul available includes almost...
    By Simon Lewis and Michael Martina (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump won election in 2016 promising to put "America First," overturn what he said were unfair trade deals and force U.S. allies to pay more toward joint defense measures. In the Nov. 3 election, he will face off against Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, who pledges to restore U.S. global leadership and reverse many of Trump's actions. Here's a look at their foreign policy differences: CHINA Under Trump, U.S.-China relations have slid to their lowest levels in recent history over a wide range of issues. Trump says he is the first president in decades to stand up to Beijing, and his campaign accuses Biden of appeasing China as...
    © Provided by Agencia . Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday asked the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) not to ignore the United Nations report, which points to President Nicolás Maduro for crimes against humanity, and to withdraw support for the president, whom he called  » brutal dictator. «  « To the members of the Armed Forces, they cannot ignore what this report confirms (…) they are sustaining today a criminal who has used them to murder, to torture (…) they are crimes that do not prescribe and you you know, « said the opponent in a speech that was broadcast on his social media accounts. Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela by...
    Alex Henderson September 17, 2020 5:24PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1928, left-wing author and activist Noam Chomsky has seen a lot in his lifetime — from the Great Depression and World War II to the social unrest of the 1960s to Watergate to 9/11. And during an interview with the New Statesman this month, the 91-year-old Chomsky explained why he finds the events of 2020 especially perilous. "There's been nothing like it in human history," Chomsky told the Statesman. "I'm old enough to remember, very vividly, the threat that Nazism could take over much of Eurasia — that was not an idle concern. U.S. military planners did anticipate that the war would...
    Born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1928, left-wing author and activist Noam Chomsky has seen a lot in his lifetime — from the Great Depression and World War II to the social unrest of the 1960s to Watergate to 9/11. And during an interview with the New Statesman this month, the 91-year-old Chomsky explained why he finds the events of 2020 especially perilous. “There’s been nothing like it in human history,” Chomsky told the Statesman. “I’m old enough to remember, very vividly, the threat that Nazism could take over much of Eurasia — that was not an idle concern. U.S. military planners did anticipate that the war would end with a U.S.-dominated region and a German-dominated region…. But even that,...
    MISSILE-mad Kim Jong-un is poised to showcase a terrifying new Doomsday nuke which can flatten cities anywhere in the US. The news comes as North Korea steps up its provocative stance after "peace" talks stalled between the rogue state and the West. Kim (circled) sees the mighty Hwasong-15  as a military ' game changer' 8It's been reported the nuke can hit anywhere on the US mainlandCredit: @wslafoy/twitter Two weeks ago we revealed how Kim was planning to hold a huge military showcase to highlight his deadly arsenal. Now it has been reported pride of place in the very public parade could go to his much-heralded Hwasong-15 ballisitic missile. Analysts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies believe the rocket can deliver a...
    Medea Benjamin - Barry Summers September 17, 2020 9:01AM (UTC) "Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything." That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. When Maj. Gen. James Poss made that comment, he was the U.S. Air Force's top intelligence officer and was discussing the use of surveillance drones over Afghanistan. Poss was preparing to leave the Pentagon and move over to the Federal Aviation Administration. His job there was to begin executing the plan to allow those same surveillance drones to fly over American cities.  : This plan was ordered by Congress...
    September 16, 2020 – A group of congressmen led by Jackie Speier and Mark Mullin presented the bill “I am Vanessa Guillén Act” in honor of the soldier who died on April 22 at Fort Hood and the many survivors of sexual violence who have bravely emerged from it. of the disappearance and brutal murder of the 20-year-old military woman. The legislation, which has bipartisan support and could be put to a vote in a matter of weeks or by November. If passed, the law “will provide survivors with independent investigations into reports of both sexual harassment and sexual assault. It would also make sexual harassment a criminal offense in the military, helping to get to...
    The female employee at a U.S. military vacation lodge in Germany facing ten years in jail for going on a bar crawl when she had coronavirus apologized to her co-workers after discovering she was infected.  Named only as Yasmin A., the 26-year-old was awaiting her test results after a recent vacation to Greece, and already had a sore throat when she partied for several nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.   In a screenshot of a text message allegedly sent by the woman to other co-workers who partied with her on several nights in the lead-up to her positive test, she thanked them all for coming to her 'rona party' and claimed 'I didn't know I had the rona when we went out'.  A...
    The secretary of defense on Wednesday dismissed Russia as unable to present persistent dangers to the U.S., marking a notable shift in the Pentagon's view of the global threats for which it must prepare. "China has a vast population, its resources, its vast dynamism of its economy," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at an event organized by the RAND Corporation in California, "very different from Russia in terms of demographics." [ READ: Esper Downplays New Russia, Iran Threats ]"We see Russia as a challenge right now, but in the future, less so." Esper's comments mirror the kind of American denigration for the former Soviet republic that has reportedly infuriated Russian President Vladimir Putin in the past, including in 2014 when...
    An American military employee is said to be facing jail in Germany after allegedly going on a bar crawl with COVID-19, infecting at least 23 others and exposing more than 710 people to the virus.  The Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation after the woman, named only as Yasmin A., went out partying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen while awaiting test results after returning from a vacation in Greece on September 7 with a sore throat.   On Tuesday it was reported authorities had recorded three more COVID-19 infections in people who frequented bars visited by the 26-year-old, who works at the Defense department owned Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Chief Public Prosecutor Andrea Mayer told German daily newspaper Bild: 'We have an initial...
    FORT HOOD, Texas – A bill named for slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen that would change how the military responds to missing service members and make sexual harassment a crime in the military is officially being introduced in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Guillen was a 20-year-old Army specialist who disappeared in April. Following her disappearance, a nationwide search was launched in an effort to find her which included the support of celebrities like Selma Hayek. Partial human remains were found June 30 along the Leon River during the search and were confirmed to be Guillen’s on July 6 by Fort Hood Senior Commander, Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt. Natalie Khawam, the Guillen family’s attorney, has previous stated that the family...
    President Donald Trump angrily slammed The Atlantic's report that said he called dead American soldiers 'losers' and 'suckers' after a voter at ABC News' Tuesday night town hall asked how he'd win back military support.   'It's easy,' he declared. 'Because I never made those statements. They were never made by me.'  The president also gave new information about one of the most memorable anecdotes from the piece - which claimed he skipped visiting an American cemetery in France because he didn't want to get his hair wet.  'I wanted to go anyway. I said let me just go separately in a car in disguise, I don't care. I wanted to be there so badly,' Trump went on. 'But the statements never...
    A Chinese software firm that allegedly provides intelligence to the Chinese government has been collecting data from Americans - including prominent public figures and military leaders - since 2017. Shenzhen Zhenhua Data Technology has gathered online data and social media on more than two million people worldwide including that of 50,000 Americans for the suspected purpose of providing intelligence to Chinese military, government and commercial clients, according to Australian cybersecurity consultancy Internet 2.0.  The revelation comes after the consultancy gained access to and analyzed a copy of Zhenhua's database - called the Overseas Key Information Database or OKIDB - after it was left unsecured online.   A Chinese software firm that allegedly provides intelligence to the Chinese government has been...
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    The Hill’s Campaign Report: Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail: LEADING THE DAY: Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats, advocates seethe over Florida voting rights ruling Trump order on drug prices faces long road to finish line There's no debate: America needs an equitable and resilient government MORE sought to shore up his support among Latino voters and military personnel in Florida on Tuesday, as the Democratic nominee made his first general election trip to the pivotal swing...
    Bradley Cortright September 15, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is taking aim at President Donald Trump over his reported inability to comprehend the idea of self-sacrifice.  During a campaign event in Tampa, Florida, on veterans, Biden took aim at Trump over a report in The Atlantic that alleged the president did not comprehend heroism or the idea of self-sacrifice — especially when it comes to the Military. Biden brought up a portion of the report that centered on Trump’s 2017 Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where he reportedly asked then-secretary of homeland security John Kelly — whose son was killed in Afghanistan — “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” He said, “It was reported from a...
    A Chinese virologist who alleges the coronavirus was cooked up in a military lab has published a report which she claims backs up her theory. Li-Meng Yan, who alleges to be a former researcher at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, says the virus was built by merging the genetic material of two bat coronaviruses. She claims its spike protein – a structure on the surface of the virus which it uses to bind with cells – was edited to make it easier for the virus to latch on to human cells.  But scientists have slammed her report — which she promised she would release in an interview last week — as 'unsubstantiated' and said it 'cannot be given...
    High profile British politicians, members of the Royal Family, and British military have been surveilled by a Chinese tech company, in a global scheme to bolster Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence’s ability to embark upon the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”, a report has found. At the behest of the Ministry of State Security, China’s equivalent to the CIA or Britain’s MI6, Shenzhen-based tech company Zhenhua Data harvested data on high profile members of the British establishment, as well as their family members and close friends. The list of figures in the UK that were swept up in the Chinese dragnet includes Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, and members of the...
    President Donald Trump’s Labor Day weekend remarks about the military renewed interest in a famous warning issued by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and retired five-star Army general on the military-industrial complex.
    BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Born and raised in the Chelsea projects, Michael Matos grew up in a tight-knit community full of family values."My father raised me with a saying, 'if not you then who' so I guess that's what drives me," said Matos.Matos wanted to serve in the military for a long time and after seeing all that the Coast Guard did during 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, he knew he had to be a part of it."I walked into the recruiter's office at the age of seventeen and a half, I had to have my father sign off on me going to the Coast Guard," said Matos.It was going to be hard work, but he was up for it.While...
    Around a third of active military service members in 2019 said they didn’t pay all their bills on time, and close to that number of military spouses said the same. Military service can require some serious financial planning. But many service members might not realize how joining the military impacts their credit—and how their credit can impact their military career. Here’s what you should know about the relationship between a military career and credit, and some information about resources that can help military members protect their credit. How your credit can impact your ability to join the military No matter which branch of the military you want to join, you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. Specific requirements vary by service branch...
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: The Sun Belt warms to Trump - Biden campaign establishes legal war room - Despite warnings Trump held indoor Nevada rally - The race for Florida is a tight one - Crocnapping THE SUN BELT WARMS TO TRUMPNew swing-state polls from the NYT and Siena College suggest that Trump has missed his intended target by playing on fears about urban unrest, but hit a different one anyway.First, some background.The conventional wisdom and the evident strategy from the Trump campaign has been that Wisconsin is the reddest of the three northern “Blue Wall’ states that delivered Trump’s upset victory four years ago.When a police shooting in suburban...
    When veteran New York police Detective Robert Garland saw his supervisor's daughter born with a rare neurological condition known as Alexander disease three years ago, he knew he had to step up and help. It was through this experience, that Garland founded "Fund the First," which was created to provide financial and emotional support to all first responders and military members in need. “I’m an NYPD detective. I’ve been on the job for 12 years," he told Fox News during a phone interview. "With the crowdfunding space, everyone knows about GoFundMe, Kickstarter -- There are almost 200 platforms out there that do donation-based contributions. So we recognized this and wanted to develop something that’s more of a trusted and secure platform for...
    In the previous four installments of this series, I chronicled the attempts made by an old friend to convince me of an outlandish conspiracy theory being promoted by the group of rabid online Trump supporters known as QAnon. According to my friend, initiates of the Illuminati had teamed up with subterranean demons to torture, rape and eat kidnapped children in underground military bases ruled by the mortal enemies of Donald Trump. He insisted that when Trump is re-elected in November we can all look forward to the abolition of the income tax, the development of “free energy” for all and the public unveiling of thousands of grateful kidnapped children rescued by Trump’s private army of “white hats” from cages squirrelled away in...
    Robert Guffey September 13, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) In the previous four installments of this series, I chronicled the attempts made by an old friend to convince me of an outlandish conspiracy theory being promoted by the group of rabid online Trump supporters known as QAnon. According to my friend, initiates of the Illuminati had teamed up with subterranean demons to torture, rape and eat kidnapped children in underground military bases ruled by the mortal enemies of Donald Trump. He insisted that when Trump is re-elected in November we can all look forward to the abolition of the income tax, the development of "free energy" for all and the public unveiling of thousands of grateful kidnapped children rescued by Trump's...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus discussed negotiations for a peace deal in Afghanistan and stated that “there is no military solution to the end of the war in Afghanistan.” Ortagus said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:50] “We have had 19 years of fighting in Afghanistan, 19. … This is the hardest stuff that we do in diplomacy, to get to the end of a war. We know that there is no military end to the — there is no military solution to the end of the war in Afghanistan. So, we are going to try our best to bring all sides to the table, women, civil society, the government...
    Browns quarterback said not once, but twice, that he would kneel during the anthem this season. However, a message from the Miami Dolphins seems to have convinced the young signal-caller that the path to “real change,” doesn’t lie with on-the-field gestures. Mayfield took to Twitter on Saturday to explain his change of heart. After watching Thursday’s game and also watching the Dolphins player’s [sic] video. It shows that it is not about who is standing or who is kneeling for the anthem. But instead, coming together and taking action to create real change. Also after reading many letters and messages over the past few weeks… I have been showed that a gesture such as kneeling will only create more division...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview Thursday that he would keep an enduring U.S. troop presence in the Middle East if elected president. “These ‘forever wars’ have to end. I support drawing down the troops. But here’s the problem, we still have to worry about terrorism and [the Islamic State],” Biden told military newspaper Stars and Stripes in a phone interview. Biden supports a “small U.S. military footprint” whose primary mission would be to facilitate special operations against the Islamic State in Iraq or Syria (ISIS), or other terrorist organizations, according to the paper. Biden said there should be a “maximum” of 1,500 to 2,000 on the ground, but did not specify where he meant. Trump has...
    (CNN)This week saw added scrutiny on around the Postal Service, mail-in balloting and the threat of foreign interference. Congress has yet to make any headway with a coronavirus economic relief package. Monday Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointed Trump pushes misleading claim China is stoking protests to help Biden win election Tuesday Trump tells his supporters to become poll watchers with a baseless claim about fraud at voting locations Justice Department wants to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit Trump visibly distressed over Atlantic story fallout from claims he disparaged the military House committee to investigate US postmaster general for allegedly reimbursing employees who donated to GOP candidates Read MoreWednesday 'Calls without us...
    Just think of this as the "hero walk" scene from the worst action movie in history. Since Tuesday, America has been caught up in the effort to process the fact that Donald Trump wasn’t simply ignorant and bull-headed when it came to failing to address the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was fully aware of the danger, repeatedly briefed on necessary actions, and fully cognizant of what was required to save American lives. He choose to … go another way. A way that involved repeatedly lying to the nation and talking about how the virus would “just disappear” even as he was privately admitting that he knew better. That admitted lie is so shocking that it’s hard to remember that, just a week...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor on Friday to an Army Ranger who led a dramatic hostage rescue in Iraq in 2015. The ceremony, taking place on the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, honored Sergeant Major Thomas Patrick Payne for successfully evacuating dozens of hostages being held by ISIS during a nighttime rescue mission in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve."He saved multiple hostages and he was the last man to leave. He wouldn't leave. No matter what they said, no matter who ordered him to do it, he wouldn't do it. He was the last one out," Trump said during the medal ceremony at the White House. "It was one...
    Michael T. Klare September 11, 2020 11:14AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relyingever more frequently on intelligent robots to conduct hazardous combat operations. Such devices, known in the military as "autonomous weapons systems," include robotic sentries, battlefield-surveillance drones, and autonomous submarines. So far, in other words, robotic devices are merely replacing standard weaponry on conventional battlefields. Now, however, in a giant leap of faith, the Pentagon is seeking to take this process to an entirely new level — by replacing not just ordinary soldiers and their weapons, but potentially admirals and generals with robotic systems. Admittedly, those systems are still in the...
    x Vimeo Video It didn’t really come as much of a surprise that President Trump has said horrible things about people in the military. We already knew he doesn’t have much regard for military service, we just didn’t know how awful and cruel Trump can be. Jeffrey Goldberg’s article for The Atlantic tells of Trump standing beside the grave of John Kelly’s son (a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan) on Memorial Day, turning to his soon-to-be chief of staff and saying, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” I guess that’s the sort of thing you say if you’re a billionaire narcissist with sociopathic tendencies. Goldberg’s article has been confirmed, all that is...
            by Peter Hasson  Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that more than 6,000 military members have died from coronavirus, Department of Defense (DOD) statistics show the real number is just seven deaths. While speaking in Michigan on Wednesday, Biden significantly overstated both the number of COVID infections in the military, as well as the number of COVID deaths. “Military COVID infected: 118,984,” Biden said while reading out a list of statistics. “Military COVID deaths: 6,114.” Former Vice President Biden said today that more than 6,000 members of the US military have died due to the coronavirus. The actual number is seven according to the @DeptofDefense https://t.co/AJmCelSpOD — Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) September 9, 2020 Both of...
    Just before New Year’s Eve 2017, President Trump told the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt: [A]nother reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes. Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times. So they basically have to let me win. Whether or not that’s the case, the media do seem to be intentionally attacking Trump in an ineffective way. The latest fusillade — that Trump disparaged fallen troops — is believed exclusively by people who already detest Trump, but by no one else. Their proof: THREE...
    BEIRUT – A major fire in the Beirut port on Thursday sparked panic among residents of the Lebanese capital, still traumatized by last month’s powerful explosion that left nearly 200 dead and thousands injured. It was not immediately clear what was the cause of the new fire in the port, devastated a month ago by the detonation of almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate, which generated a shock wave that shattered walls, doors and windows from miles away. At noon a column of black smoke rose over the harbor, flaming from the ground. The army said the fire broke out in a warehouse in the duty-free zone where tires and oil are stored. The fight...
    The United States Space Command aims to defend the interests of the nation in space. For now the organism does not have its own permanent base. So the question is: will Homestead be the place where it will be installed permanently? The bidding process is open. At this time the provisional offices are at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, and the Miami Dade Beacon Council developed the proposal for the command to be part of our state. On August 29 of last year, President Trump announced that he was launching the creation of the new command of the armed forces. “The establishment of this 11th combat command is a historic moment,” the president...
    I was appalled at the allegations against President Donald Trump leveled in a recent article in The Atlantic. The article claimed that the president referred to American soldiers killed in World War I and buried in France as “losers” and “suckers.” It also offered that the president is disdainful in general of military personnel who have been captured by the enemy or killed in combat. The article cited four anonymous sources, each of whom claimed to be physically close enough to the president to have heard him make these awful statements. Fox News and CNN have both independently confirmed the accuracy of the allegations. VideoNevertheless, we are eight weeks from Election Day, and so the president has forcefully and unconditionally...
    Less than a week after Trump announced the accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the story broke that Jared Kushner and National Security Council senior director for the Middle East Miguel Correa had been secretly pushing for the U.S. to sell F-35 stealth fighters, weaponized drones, and other advanced military equipment to the UAE. Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week At Common Dreams, Ariel Gold, the national co-director and Senior Middle East Policy Analyst with CODEPINK for Peace, writes Peace Through Weapons Sales to the UAE: On September 7, Trump spoke out against the revolving door of U.S. weapons sales and endless wars. Pushing back against a report in the Atlantic that he...
    Donald Trump has unveiled a new campaign video paying tribute to the U.S. military, in what he insisted were his 'real words' - unlike, he has insisted, quotes disparaging the troops reported in the Atlantic. The new video, tweeted by the president on Wednesday evening, features a montage of scenes showing Trump thanking and commemorating military figures. Entitled 'Valor', the video scrolls through clips of Trump paying his respects at a military ceremony and presenting medals to elderly veterans. Active duty troops are filmed in soft-focus, while families embrace their military relative.  All is accompanied by a stirring soundtrack, and Trump's words praising the armed forces. Donald Trump has revealed a new campaign video, in a rebuttal to the...
    (CNN)Surprise! Donald Trump has a credibility problem. The US President is still raging about an article in The Atlantic that said he had skipped a trip to a World War I cemetery in France because he was afraid rain might mess up his hair. But claims that he called dead US soldiers "losers" and "suckers" sound exactly like the kind of thing he would say -- and after making more than 20,000 false or misleading claims in office, his denials are cheap.CNN has corroborated some aspects of the story, including that the President spoke in derogatory terms about US soldiers who had been killed. His loyalists, like former spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, are taking to TV to defend the President --...
    Washington, DC (CNN)In a campaign speech in Michigan focused on manufacturing and union support, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden closed out his remarks Wednesday by reading from a list of US troop fatalities. Biden told the audience that he carries an updated list with him of the number of troops lost and wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq on the back of his schedule. After reading several figures of soldiers who had died or been wounded, the former vice president said there had been 6,114 "military Covid deaths" and 118,984 "military Covid [infections]." Facts First: This is wrong -- and not just by a little. Biden overstated the number of military Covid deaths by 6,107 and infections by nearly 79,000. There...
    Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that more than 6,000 military members have died from coronavirus, Department of Defense (DOD) statistics show the real number is just seven deaths. While speaking in Michigan on Wednesday, Biden significantly overstated both the number of COVID infections in the military, as well as the number of COVID deaths. “Military COVID infected: 118,984,” Biden said while reading out a list of statistics. “Military COVID deaths: 6,114.” Former Vice President Biden said today that more than 6,000 members of the US military have died due to the coronavirus. The actual number is seven according to the @DeptofDefense https://t.co/AJmCelSpOD — Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) September 9, 2020 Both of those numbers are wrong....
    A stream of Chinese fighter jets sliced through Taiwan’s southwest airspace on Wednesday, according to the island’s defense ministry. It was the latest in a string of perceived threats by Beijing in recent weeks. It comes as Taiwan and the United States appear to draw closer diplomatically – much to Beijing’s ire – and Taipei calls for even more international support amid deepening concerns it could at any moment become the “next Hong Kong.” In June, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) imposed a sweeping security law in the name of quashing dissent in Hong Kong – prompting activists and opposition politicians to flee or face arrest in a fast-moving erosion of freedoms that the financial enclave was supposed to uphold until at least...
    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis once heard President Donald Trump disparaging top military brass, as he and other national security professionals had deep-seated concerns about the president, according to Bob Woodward's new book.  Mattis heard Trump say in a meeting, 'my f***ing generals are a bunch of pussies,' because the military leaders cared more about alliances than trade deals, the book gave as the president's reasoning.  Mattis, who quit the administration in December 2018 after Trump decided to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, talked to Woodward and called Trump 'dangerous,' 'unfit' and said he had 'no moral compass,' according to excerpts obtained by CNN.  President Donald Trump called his 'f***ing generals' a 'bunch of pussies,' according to reporting...
    President Donald Trump and his supporters have been vehemently denying the allegations in a bombshell article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who reported that according to his sources, Trump expressed disdain for Americans who serve in the military and insulting them as “suckers” and “losers.” But reporters for the Associated Press, the Washington Post and even Fox News have corroborated Goldberg’s reporting. And on Foreign Policy’s website, journalist Michael Hirsh reports that Trump, according to his sources, was disrespectful of the military long before he ran for president. One of the sources interviewed for Hirsh’s article, which was published on September 8, was George M. White — who is now 74 and was Trump’s superior at the New York Military...
    Heather Digby Parton September 9, 2020 1:45PM (UTC) You'd have to have been in a coma since last Thursday not to have heard about Jeffrey Goldberg's big article for The Atlantic in which a number of anonymous former Trump administration figures reveal that the president has expressed total disdain for military service. The political world has talked of little else for the past five days, and all this chatter took place over a holiday weekend, when a lot of people who usually pay little attention to the news undoubtedly heard about it. Just to recap briefly, Trump has allegedly referred to soldiers as "losers" and "suckers" for joining the military in the first place, and for having the poor judgment to die in battle when they could have been...
    (CNN)It looked like a scene from science fiction. Emerging from United States Air Force planes, four-legged robot dogs scampered onto an an airfield in the Mojave Desert, offering a possible preview into the future of warfare.But the exercise conducted last week, one of the US military's largest ever high-tech experiments, wasn't a movie set.Flying into a possibly hostile airstrip aboard an Air Force C-130, the robot dogs were sent outside the aircraft to scout for threats before the humans inside would be exposed to them, according to an Air Force news release dated September 3.The electronic canines are just one link in what the US military calls the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). It uses artificial intelligence and rapid data...
    Fox Business host Lou Dobbs blasted his own network and colleague on Tuesday over Fox News’ corroboration of The Atlantic’s eye-popping report that President Donald Trump called fallen military heroes “losers” and “suckers,” claiming Fox had no “evidence whatsoever” to back up the story. Dobbs, an informal presidential adviser who former Trump officials say acts as a “shadow chief of staff,” began Tuesday’s broadcast of his Fox Business program by tearing into The Atlantic’s report and media outlets who have confirmed all or parts of the story. Calling it a “coordinated attack” by Democrats and the media, the pro-Trump host groused that social media platforms didn’t place a “fact check label” on what he described as a “hit job” against...
    Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci Tuesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” accused President Donald Trump of having a “hatred of the American military.” Scaramucci said, “I think when we get into October, and some of us will be campaigning in places like Michigan and Pennsylvania and up in Wisconsin, just to simply explain to people the surgeon generally warning label, what he’s actually really like. His lack of managerial skills, his impetuosity, his hatred of the American military which is full-on display now. They’re fighting very, very forcefully to rebut that because they know how damaging that is. They have all heard him say it.” He continued, “I was on a campaign plane with him and mentioned to him...
    Loading the player... Congress is applying pressure on the Army to provide information in regard to the alarming number of soldier deaths. On Tuesday, two house sub-panels joined forces and are requesting additional information in regards to the 28 deaths at Fort Hood, Texas. Pvt. Corlton Chee, 25, is the 28th recent death at Fort Hood. The young soldier collapsed after participating in physical fitness training and died on Sept. 2.  As reported by theGrio, his passing comes on the heels of the death of Vanessa Guillen, the soldier whose bodily remains were found near Fort Hood after her disappearance. Vanessa Guillen (Social Media) Read More: Missing Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen, confirmed dead Fort Hood has a reputation...
    Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump Tuesday in a fiery appearance on 'The View' where she spoke to her former boss's 'heart' but admitted he didn't always treat military members with respect.  Sanders, who is promoting a book that lavishes praise on her former boss even amid tell-alls by other former aides, was grilled on ABC's 'The View' about last week's story in the Atlantic magazine that described Trump as calling fallen military members 'suckers' and 'losers.' She has said repeatedly that one key passage in the story, where Trump refused to go to visit a cemetery where Marine dead are buried on the centennial of the end of World War I, didn't happen.  'I’m telling...
    Mark Wilson/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.On Monday, President Trump delivered one of his most baffling lines yet at a White House news conference. Asked again about the Atlantic story detailing his disparagement of wounded veterans and soldiers who died in war, Trump said the “top people” in the military “probably” don’t love him because “because they want to do nothing but fight wars so all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” The idea that special interests hold too much sway at the Pentagon and ultimately benefit from its outsized budget is not a new one. Elizabeth...
    Trump and top military leaders on the way to his big Bible-holding photo op Donald Trump vs. the military industrial complex? Ha ha ha. But that’s what White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is trying to claim to prevent more stories about Trump’s bad relationship with the military.  Monday, Trump said “I'm not saying the military's in love with me—the soldiers are, the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” In fact, Biden led Trump in a recent Military Times poll, though Trump is correct that enlisted members had a less...
    The View went off the rails on Tuesday after former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was grilled by the show’s co-hosts over The Atlantic’s report that President Donald Trump disparaged soldiers, as well as the president’s response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Sanders defended Trump against the Atlantic report, declaring, “I sat in the Oval Office when the president called to offer condolences to parents whose sons had been killed in the line of duty. That takes a toll on a person. The president did that, and I watched that, and I saw his heart in those moments. I also saw him overseas make us take a separate stop when we were going to stop...
    President Donald Trump has vehemently died the allegations in a recent bombshell article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who reported that according to his sources, Trump has repeatedly insulted members of the U.S. military and described them as “suckers” and “losers.” But Goldberg’s reporting has been corroborated by CNN, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and even Fox News, and Never Trump conservative David Frum — in an article published by The Atlantic on September 8 — stresses that one isn’t seeing a lot of veterans rising to Trump’s defense. “Trump’s protestations have been seconded by his wife,” Frum observes. “The first lady’s endorsement of Trump’s pro-military credentials has been repeated by Trump cabinet secretaries, as well as by Fox...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump was visibly distressed this weekend over the fallout that ensued from the story published in The Atlantic alleging that he privately disparaged the war dead. In several conversations since the story was published Thursday, Trump vigorously denied that he made the comments and touted what he's done for the military. Two people who spoke with him said it was clearly a sign of how much the story had resonated with Trump -- and his fear that it could hurt his support with the military.When the story first appeared on Thursday, Trump was outraged during his flights to and from Pennsylvania and demanded that aides begin denying it. That included sending his chief of staff Mark Meadows to...
    Donald Trump’s behind-the-scenes habit of referring to military service members as “suckers” and “losers,” especially if they happen to have been killed in action or taken prisoner, takes on new significance given his role as commander-in-chief. But his disdain for people who go into the military goes back well before 2016. In 2015, of course, Trump famously said of the late Sen. John McCain, “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured.” That was neither the idle thought of the moment nor something Trump only said in the heat of a back-and-forth with McCain. In 1999, considering a run for president as a Reform Party candidate, Trump said of McCain, “Does being captured make you a...
    Meaghan Ellis September 8, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is vowing to bring unprecedented improvements to the United States labor force if he is elected president in November. On Monday, Biden participated in a virtual event with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka where he voiced his concerns about the obstacles American workers are facing. “There used to be a basic bargain in this country: workers shared in the wealth their work helped create,” Biden said. With all that has transpired over the last several months with the coronavirus pandemic, Biden noted that “we literally couldn’t survive” without the hard work and dedication of front-line workers as he stressed the importance of valuing American workers. Biden...
    An insect-like machine with six individually powered legs that was intended for the battlefield received millions in US government funding during the 1980s. The project to create a fleet of real-life AT-AT walkers from Star Wars started in 1981 at Ohio State University, as the military searched for ways to traverse rough terrain that wheeled vehicles couldn't manage.  Called the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle (ASV), the bizarre vehicle was part of a decade-long project which was eventually scrapped after receiving a reported $1million a year from Darpa between 1981 and 1990. The fate of the ASV is a mystery, with nobody knowing whether it is in storage somewhere or was scrapped decades ago.  Scroll down for video  Called the Adaptive Suspension...
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” former National Security Advisor John Bolton called allegations President Donald Trump disparaged the military dead as reported by Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic “simply false.” “According to what that article said the president made disparaging remarks about our soldiers, the people buried at the Aisne-Marne cemetery in connection with the decision for him not to go to the ceremony that was planned that afternoon and that was simply false,” he said. “I don’t know who told the author that but that was false and I recounted that in my book, ‘Room Where It Happened’ and reaffirmed that in response to questions, the next day.” Bolton also rejected Fox News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin’s report that...
    A 33-year-old Military veteran from Mississippi who served in Iraq shot himself within the head dwell on Fb — and social media websites are nonetheless scrambling to take away the harrowing footage, which went viral greater than every week in the past, in keeping with stories. Ronnie McNutt, who labored at a Toyota plant in Blue Springs, New Albany, killed himself in entrance of his pc on Aug. 31 throughout a livestream on Fb, the Each day Star reported. There have been unconfirmed stories that McNutt had misplaced his job and damaged up together with his girlfriend. Within the days since, the horrifying footage has been shared on a number of social media platforms, together with TikTok, the place...
    Reuters September 8, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden took rhetorical swipes at each other on Monday as the presidential campaign entered its traditional homestretch on the U.S. Labor Day holiday. Trump described Biden, whom he trails in national polls, as a threat to the economy and “stupid,” while Biden took aim at Trump’s reported disparaging of fallen troops. At a White House news conference, Trump said: “Biden and his very liberal running mate (Kamala Harris), the most liberal person in Congress by the way – is not a competent person in my opinion, would destroy this country and would destroy this economy.” He also called Biden “stupid.” Trump has frequently referred to the...
    The U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper and C-17 Globemaster II Demonstration teams have officially joined the lineup of world-class performers for the 2020 Wings Over North Georgia Drive-In Air Show.  The air show will take place at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on Oct 24-25. “Our 2020 air show will feature more military demonstration teams than we’ve ever hosted during a single event,” said air show organizer and JLC AirShow Management President John Cowman. “To address current safety concerns and the need for social distancing, we’re using a drive-in format for this year’s air show. The tri-state area has responded powerfully to the revised format and we’ve already sold out of Saturday and Sunday front-row parking...