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2010-07-02 09:27:00

Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered emails from the Department of Defense (DOD) that indicate the Pentagon worked hand-in-hand with congressional offices prior to releasing documents regarding congressional military travel under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These "heads up" emails involved...

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2010-06-04 12:10:00

General Keith Alexander, head of the newly created U.S. Cyber Command, said Thursday that Pentagon networks are probed over six million times a day and expressed concern about a rise in "remote sabotage" attacks on computer systems. Alexander also said developing a real-time picture of threats to U.S. military networks and the rules to fight back would be among the priorities in his position. Alexander, who heads the National Security Agency, said Pentagon systems are "probed by...

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2010-05-28 13:44:22

Scientists reported on Friday that Pentagon-backed research has yielded a breakthrough in the fight against the Ebola virus, a pathogen that is also feared as a future bioterror weapon. They said monkeys injected with the deadliest strain of Ebola survived after receiving an experimental formula that uses tiny particles of genetic material to disrupt viral reproduction. This is the first time a drug has protected non-human primates against Ebola, a virus that is sometimes referred to as a...

2010-05-12 15:54:00

Decision Further Discredits Military Commissions NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and several other rights groups today sent a letter to the Pentagon expressing concern over the banning of four reporters from future Guantanamo military commissions proceedings. The reporters were banned for reporting the name of a witness in the pre-trial hearings of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, even though his identity had already been disclosed in previous...

2010-05-05 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the United Service Organization: Event: Rolling Thunder/USO 2010 Warrior Games Send-Off When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010//3 p.m. EDT Rolling Thunder veterans and Warrior Games athletes will honor the victims of September 11 with the laying of wreaths at the Pentagon...

2010-04-22 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded the Pentagon's decision to disinvite a scheduled speaker, controversial Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, who has called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion" and this morning said Muslims are "enslaved by Islam." SEE: Graham: Army Disinvites Him to Pentagon Prayer Day http://tinyurl.com/grahandisinvited CAIR had earlier today called for such a move on the part of...

2010-04-22 11:56:00

Muslim civil rights group asks military to disinvite Franklin Graham WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today joined in the call for Pentagon officials to disinvite a scheduled speaker who has called Islam a "very evil and wicked religion" and this morning said Muslims are "enslaved by Islam." Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAIR/42590232694 Subscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List...

2010-02-23 13:16:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presents TOP SECRET TALKS, a timely examination of the tension between the government's need for secrecy and the public's right to know, in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers. "We hope that the series of Top Secret Talks will engage New Yorkers...

2010-02-15 16:10:00

Advice to Military Study Group Emphasizes Decisive Leadership as Key SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarly experts on "don't ask, don't tell" are expressing heightened concern about the rationale for a new Pentagon study group on gays in the military. According to Dr. Nathaniel Frank, "Political and military leaders are saying that unless we study the feelings of straight troops, the Pentagon won't know how to manage the sensitive transition to an inclusive...

2010-01-20 13:02:00

Biblical references inscribed on sights called 'recruiting tool for anti-American forces' WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called revelations that gun sights used by the U.S. military are inscribed with Biblical references a "potential recruiting tool for anti-American forces" and urged the Pentagon to withdraw the sights from combat use. SEE: Pentagon: Bible-Verse Gunsights Don't Violate Rules (USA...