Latest Pentagon Stories

2010-10-16 07:59:10

As whistleblower website WikiLeaks gets ready to release some 400,000 secret military documents, the Pentagon said Friday it was scouring through an Iraqi War database preparing for potential fallout from such a release of information.The substantial release would dwarf the website's publication of 77,000 classified military documents in July on the Afghanistan War. The documents released then contained names of Afghan informants and other details from intelligence reports. WikiLeaks also...

2010-09-27 10:58:00

Maj. Gen. Wright Appointed to Pentagon Leadership Position; Governor Names Maj. Gen. Sischo Acting Adjutant General HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that Major General Jessica L. Wright will step down as commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard and as head of the state's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Oct. 29 to become deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower and personnel in the U.S. Department of...

2010-08-26 09:35:00

A 2008 cyber attack on classified Department of Defense computer networks originated from an infected flash drive, according to a recent article written by a top Pentagon official. In the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, stated that the drive was "inserted into a U.S. military laptop at a base in the Middle East" and "uploaded itself onto a network run by the U.S. Central Command." The code was then able to "spread undetected on both...

2010-08-23 06:30:00

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, said he believes the Pentagon could be behind the rape allegation against him that has already been dropped by Swedish authorities. Assange's website has fallen under criticism from Washington over the publication of secret Afghan war documents. The Aftonbladet newspaper quoted Assange as saying that he did not know who was "hiding behind" the rape claim, which prompted prosecutors to issue a warrant for his arrest on Friday. "But we have been warned that...

2010-07-11 07:25:00

American scientists have developed "artificial blood" that could soon be used to treat soldiers who are wounded during battle. The artificial blood is created by taking cells from umbilical cords and using a machine to imitate the way bone marrow works to produce mass quantities of usable units of red blood cells. Producing the genetically-engineered blood is known as "Ëœblood pharming'. The program was launched in 2008 by the Pentagon's experimental sector, Darpa, to find a way...

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...

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...

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...

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