Trump asks pastor jailed in Turkey to be ‘great patriot hostage’ for US

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US will “pay nothing” for the release of a jailed American Pastor in Turkey, but would punish Ankara if he is not released. “Turkey has taken advantage of the United States for many years,” Trump tweeted. “They are now holding our wonderful Christian Pastor, who I must […]

Hasan Minhaj's Netflix Comedy Series Patriot Act to Debut in October

Hasan Minhaj is making history at Netflix: The Daily Show correspondent will host his own series, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, on the streaming service this fall, making him the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show. RELATEDThe Kominsky Method: Michael Douglas Netflix Comedy Gets Premiere Date And he isn’t the only Daily Show alum […]

‘Patriot not alternative to S-400’: Turkey eyes buying air defense missiles from US & Europe

Turkey is discussing the purchase of surface-to-air missiles with the US and the European Union, saying the American Patriot is no alternative to Russian S-400. “I can say that our discussions with the US regarding [the purchase of] Patriot missile system are continuing,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy told reporters on Friday, as cited by […]

Hundreds march in San Francisco against now-canceled ‘Patriot Prayer’ rally (VIDEO)

San Francisco authorities have banned a public gathering set up by the right-wing ‘Patriot Prayer’ group over fears of violent clashes, but hundreds of locals took to streets anyway to oppose racism and white supremacy. Some of the counter-protesters who showed up on Saturday’s march were holding banners that read, “Goodnight alt-right,” “Fascists not welcome. […]

US Navy secretary on transgender people in the military: ‘Any patriot’ should be able to serve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said he would follow directions from the president on transgender people in the military but believes “any patriot” should be allowed to serve. Spencer, speaking to reporters on Thursday on a visit to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, said he would abide by any policy the […]

US criticizes ‘destabilizing’ Russian build-up near Baltic states, could deploy Patriot missiles to the region

Thomson Reuters VILNIUS (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for U.S. exercises in the summer. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus […]

Patriot games: Poland expects to close $7.6bn missile systems deal by year-end

NATO member Poland expects to sign a deal with US defense firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defense systems by the end of this year, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday. “We hope that we will sign the contract by more or less the end of the year,” Macierewicz told reporters, as […]

Someone used a $3 million Patriot missile to destroy a store-bought quadcopter

Cops in Japan use flying nets to bring down rogue quadcopters flying in no-go zones, while other methods seen around the world include signal-jamming devices and even highly trained eagles. But a “very close ally” of the U.S. has found a much more dramatic way of taking out remotely controlled copters that it considers a threat […]

A US general says an ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to shoot down a $200 drone

US Army Material Command Headquarters A US ally reportedly used a Patriot missile to shoot down a drone aircraft worth just a few hundred dollars, according to a US Army general. Gen. David Perkins, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, related the incident to an audience at an Association of the US Army meeting […]

Amazon’s Patriot is a good example of how ‘peak TV’ inspires over-confidence in old ideas

Amazon’s Patriot isn’t bad, except for from an SEO perspective (“oh, here I am all of a sudden being reminded of a woefully inaccurate historical drama starring the very gross Mel Gibson or reading reviews of the 2017 Jeep Patriot, ‘the best priced SUV in America.’”). Created by Steve Conrad (the writer behind The Secret […]