Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition

The Pentagon is raising an alarm about “rapidly” growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are “likely” training for strikes against the US. Long-range bomber training missions “targeting the US” – this is how the US mainstream media reported the findings of the Pentagon’s […]

Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services

US military have been banned from using fitness trackers, smartphones and other devices and services over the fear that geolocation features might jeopardize the secrecy of American operations abroad, the Pentagon has announced. Following several incidents in which US military bases and patrol routes have been compromised by fitness trackers used by soldiers deployed to […]

The Pentagon will continue developing military AI with or without Google

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Google pulled out of the US Defense Department’s artificial intelligence (AI) program, known as Project Maven, amid a wave of protests over tech companies’ involvement in government contracts.  Project Maven would not only speed up the process of getting critical battlefield information to commanders, but also frees up human operators to focus on […]

‘Qualification flight’: Pentagon test-drops upgraded nuke from B-2 stealth bomber over Nevada

The US Air Force has tested the B61-12 nuclear bomb by dropping a dud from a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber over Nevada, as part of an ambitious project to extend the service life of the bomb, introduced in 1968, by another 20 years. “The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and the US […]

Pentagon suspends 2 more military exercises with South Korea

The US and South Korea have agreed to suspend two training exercises scheduled for the next three months as part of Washington’s drive to de-escalate tension with North Korea, the Pentagon said in a statement. In addition to suspending the drills under the Korean Marine Exchange Program, the Pentagon confirmed that the suspension of Ulchi-Freedom […]

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 […]