U.S. announces $345M weapons package for Taiwan

[ad_1] The package marks the first time the U.S. has used new authority from Congress to transfer military equipment directly from Pentagon inventory to Taiwan. The transfer is done under the Presidential Drawdown Authority, the same mechanism Washington uses to send weapons to Ukraine. The U.S. did not release the contents of the package publicly … Read more

Congress hearing: Pentagon’s UFO boss fires back at claims of alien coverup

[ad_1] The issue of UFOs and potential extraterrestrial visits to Earth have attracted global interest in the last few years, after news reports in 2017 revealed a shadowy Pentagon office set up more than a decade ago to investigate incidents. Although U.S. officials have pushed back against speculation that the mysterious objects involve aliens, lawmakers … Read more

U.S., Europe officials: Yevgeny Prigozhin’s death strengthens Russia’s Vladimir Putin, for now

[ad_1] “Putin has a pretty clear track record of at least operating within his own country with impunity,” a U.S. official familiar with Russia policy said. “I don’t get the sense there’s any mechanism under which he’ll be held accountable … Just because people hate you doesn’t mean you’re necessarily going to be out of … Read more

State Department IG scrutinizing diplomat’s clearance suspension

[ad_1] In the brief letter, Shaw said she decided to review the situation following a letter from the Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that raised a host of questions about the State Department and called on her to act. “OIG considers several factors when determining whether to initiate work, including statutory requirements, available … Read more

Biden served as tie-breaker in Space Command decision

[ad_1] Austin brought both arguments to President Joe Biden’s desk and asked the commander in chief to settle the debate. Biden on Monday determined that the command should stay in Colorado, infuriating Alabama lawmakers and touching off a round of accusations that the current president was only seeking to punish the former one. This story … Read more

Morgan Freeman visits the Pentagon, talks history with Austin

[ad_1] This unit helped rescue the stepfather of Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the waning days of the war. Freeman made a stop at the Pentagon to promote an upcoming documentary he executive produced on the battalion, set to be released this month. It includes interviews Freeman conducted with Austin and one of the … Read more

2 US Navy sailors charged with spying for China

[ad_1] The USS Chung-Hoon observes a Chinese navy ship in the Taiwan Strait on June 3, 2023. | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andre T. Richard/U.S. Navy via AP Photo The Department of Justice announced Thursday that two U.S. Navy sailors in California have been arrested on espionage charges after allegedly spying on behalf of … Read more

Army chief James McConville retires as Tuberville hold snarls the Pentagon’s top ranks

[ad_1] “The failure to confirm our superbly qualified senior uniformed leaders undermines our military readiness,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at the changeover ceremony at an Army installation just outside Washington on an uncharacteristically cool and rainy morning. “It undermines our retention of some of our very best officers. And it is upending the lives … Read more