The Pentagon has a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

(Reuters) — The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it are burie…Read […]

Pentagon will ‘compete vigorously’ with Beijing in South China Sea – Mattis

Published time: 2 Jun, 2018 00:55 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has claimed that since Beijing’s South China Sea policy contradicts Washington’s strategy of “openness,” the US will have to “compete vigorously” wherever cooperation is impossible. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Memo to China: US has ‘experience taking down small islands,’ Pentagon bigwig says

A top Pentagon official has apparently shrugged off China’s militarized, man-made islands in the South China Sea, boasting that the US military “has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands.” Read more Speaking with reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, Director of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie […]

American Raj? Pentagon renames PACOM to ‘Indo-Pacific Command’

Say goodbye to the Pacific Command and hello to the US Indo-Pacific Command: the Pentagon has renamed the US military’s largest geographical component to reflect growing overtures from Washington to India. “Relationships with our Pacific and Indian Ocean allies and partners have proven critical to maintaining regional stability,” US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on […]

The Pentagon wants to be first to use self-driving vehicles

The U.S. military has a long history of pushing technological innovations that eventually become mainstream, like the GPS navigation systems in your phone or car, the Jeep and the Internet. We might eventually add self-driving cars to that list, only with a twist on the time-honored model. Bloomberg reports that the Pentagon, rather than going […]

Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report

The Pentagon’s quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week. Curiously, troop numbers for Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were omitted from the report. Read more The report, released by the Defense Manpower Data Center, lists the number of armed-forces personnel in each state, and in each country overseas. The […]

The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite Trump’s tweets attacking the company

REUTERS/Rick Wilking The Pentagon is close to finalizing a cloud services contract worth as much as $ 10 billion with Amazon, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.  “I can’t imagine any possible way that the deal could be stopped,” this person said. Trump has been attacking Amazon on Twitter and he dined Tuesday with […]

Pentagon says Trump will get flyovers but no tanks at grand military parade

President Donald Trump will get his military parade through Washington DC on Veterans’ Day, but without tanks. The Pentagon said only wheeled military vehicles would be on display, to avoid damaging roads. Trump had floated the idea of a parade through the capital on the November 11 holiday, formerly Armistice Day, after being impressed by […]

Pentagon ‘disappointed’ by Putin’s revelation of new Russian nuclear deterrent

Top Pentagon officials have told US lawmakers that they were “disappointed” by Putin’s public announcement of Russia’s unmatched missile capability, lamenting that he will use it to further “intimidate” the US and its allies. “I think the statements made by Russian president Putin while not surprising were nonetheless disappointing. While we have been aware of […]