Department of Defense

Incredible GoPro helmet cam POV footage shows a Russian pilot ejecting from a shot down SU-25 plane at extreme low altitude. There is not much info about the background of this clip but the scenes shown here are just incredible given the fact that this seems to be the first...

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  • October 25, 2022

Cellphone footage filmed by a Ukrainian soldier shows the Ukrainian military engaging Russian forces in a firefight in the heavily contested village of Mochun north west of Kyiv.Based on the behaviour and gear it appears that these men are part of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force. The Territorial Defense Forces...

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  • March 29, 2022
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty released a very interesting video that gives a closer look on the armament of a Ukrainian anti-tank squad. The scenes were filmed during a skirmish between Ukrainian and Russian forces in an undisclosed village in the area of Kyiv. The footage shows the Ukrainian soldiers advancing...

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  • March 10, 2022

This is just a quick post as my movers are coming at any moment and pack my pc away. kittylou wrote on this story but only received 5 recs. Inquiring minds want to know what the fuck this is about. From Business Insider: A mysterious Florida company is said to have...

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  • April 26, 2021
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Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician turned member of Congress who once told reporters that Donald Trump could live to age 200 if he would just eat a vegetable, is under intense scrutiny following a new government report on his White House tenure. A new Department of Defense inspector...

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  • March 3, 2021

Nobody has reported on this discouraging news as of yet. The last news I saw on Larsen D was from June of 2020, when satellites revealed cracks on the massive ice shelf. Suitland, MD — The Larsen-D Ice Shelf calved two more icebergs which are large enough to be named....

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  • February 1, 2021

The Pentagon, and specifically Acting Defense Secretary and Permanent Obstructionist Christopher Miller, are now saying the Biden team was never denied access to NSA and Defense intelligence agencies — they just hadn’t asked correctly. Pentagon denies blocking Biden transition team (Politico) The Pentagon on Saturday pushed back strongly against reports...

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  • December 6, 2020

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists...

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  • November 10, 2020

Today’s takeaway from another presser that this time was an hour late: Trump thinks the massive fertilizer explosion in Beirut was an attack, Trump gathered new data to try to divert attention from the current economic recession. And for some reason the state of Florida has superior mail-in voting ability...

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  • August 5, 2020

From Chris Cillizza at CNN: North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis has a theory about the 2020 election that you need to hear. “The stakes are very high this election, but you know why I know we're going to win?” Tillis said in a speech at the North Carolina Republican virtual convention...

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  • July 13, 2020

From Salon: x YouTube Video Arizona Republican senator and former Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally once published an academic paper in which she said military servicewomen should be counseled against the “foolishness of entering into a lifetime commitment (motherhood)” to avoid deployment, and called for the Pentagon to repeal...

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  • July 8, 2020

The winning formula is based on multiple distractions because even Trump’s daily brief seems to now have become a hoax. The problem in any time of iconoclasm, waging a propaganda war at the level of symbolism eventually must come to a moment where one consciously recognizes material reality. x The plan is...

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  • July 1, 2020

Third-ranking SecDef nominee General Tata, a Fox News regular, apparently believes that PBO was a Manchurian Candidate and Trump not a Kremlin puppet (CNN) Several Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Monday that they would oppose the nomination of retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to oversee the...

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  • June 16, 2020

Jane Mayer from The New Yorker has a really good piece out about how U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R. KY) path being Trump’s top enabler showcases how Moscow Mitch truly is the Dr. Frankenstein to Trump’s Frankenstein Monster. A number of Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Rick...

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  • April 13, 2020

If you still know any Trump supporters who haven’t unfriended you on social media or aren’t currently on ventilators after licking every joystick at Dave & Buster’s to own the libs, show them this story from STAT News. The health news website reached out to several physicians and scientists recently to...

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  • April 9, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America: “Tomlinson, Warnock bids for U.S. Senate endorsed by key progressive group” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/12/20 The energy around Georgia is building ever since DFA endorsed two progressives running to flip two U.S. Senate seats blue: Reverend Raphael Warnock and Teresa Tomlinson. With enough grassroots...

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  • February 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: With two open U.S. Senate seats, Georgia is absolutely critical in our strategy to Flip the Senate this November. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce Democracy for America is endorsing two progressive champions running for Senate in Georgia: Reverend Raphael Warnock and...

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  • February 13, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston During WWII the United States took control over the Marshall Islands (Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), a part of the larger island...

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  • February 1, 2020

x Tonight we have so much to chant, sing and talk about! Join us at 7:30 pm and also help us sing this cheerful song at the #KremlinAnnex!✌️🇺🇸 #Resisthttps://t.co/bhGzo0kqZS — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) November 21, 2019 x SCHIFF: “One question posed by your testimony, Mr. Holmes, is what do we...

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  • November 22, 2019

TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council… …The national security adviser...

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  • November 10, 2019

TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council… …The national security adviser...

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  • November 10, 2019

  Admin note: Diary title edited by Admin after diarist refused to correct with accurate title. TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will...

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  • November 10, 2019

Received this e-mail from the former U.S. Senator and War Hero, Max Cleland (D. GA), in support of Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Teresa Tomlinson (D. GA) Before I served Georgia in the state senate, as Secretary of State, and in the United States Senate, I was serving...

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  • September 28, 2019

In solidarity, Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Deb, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team No, Mexico is not paying for it, as then-candidate Trump promised. Congress has repeatedly refused to fund money for any large-scale new wall construction. The American taxpayer doesn’t want to...

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  • September 26, 2019

The California legislature has passed and sent to Gov. Newsom SB24, which will require all public universities in the state to offer the “abortion pill” at their health clinics as part of standard health care: Because abortion by medication techniques is both a recognized treatment for the medical condition of...

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  • September 14, 2019

Join PDA Saying “No More Deportations, No Racist Wall!” In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Go Ahead, Trump, Build Your Racist WallFuture Generations Will Just Tear It Down!   As Trump abuses his...

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  • August 1, 2019

“The Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the...

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  • June 20, 2019

Welp, us Gen Xers and Millennials might be boned out of retirement: Social Security's trust funds will be tapped out by 2035, according to an annual report released Monday by trustees of the government's two largest entitlement programs, the other being Medicare.  Trump and Mitch McConnell blew up our national...

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  • April 26, 2019

Welp, we Gen Xers and millennials might be boned out of retirement: Social Security's trust funds will be tapped out by 2035, according to an annual report released Monday by trustees of the government's two largest entitlement programs, the other being Medicare.  Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell blew up our...

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  • April 26, 2019

Join PDA Opposing Abusive Immigration Polices Solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Shayna, Dr Bill, Janis, Kimberly and Bryan—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not To Fund The Border Wall! While much attention is focused on the (partial) release of the Mueller report, this...

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  • April 25, 2019

Can we just dose Donald Trump with acid, buy a laser pen, and watch him chase the little red dot around the Oval Office for the next two years? Our country would get a lot more accomplished. And think of the money we’d save. Are you still exhausted from the...

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  • March 10, 2019

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Contact: press@moveon.org New Poll: Government Shutdown Hurting Senate Republicans Up for Reelection in 2020 Voters would also oppose President Trump declaring a “National Emergency” to fund wall. Washington, DC – New polling from Public Policy Polling (PPP), commissioned by MoveOn and the Immigration...

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  • January 10, 2019

Shit just got real   Anonymous Look, we all know that things are not always what they appear to be. Five short years ago, many of you here thought that I was capable of stringing two coherent sentences together. Wrong-o. Three short years ago, everybody on the planet knew that the Cubs could never win...

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  • January 7, 2019

Tomorrow is a big day in Georiga: After an election marred by voting problems, Georgia voters will decide in Tuesday’s runoff who should fix them. One candidate for Georgia secretary of state wants to tackle voter purges, long lines and voting rights. His opponent prefers leaving most elections management to county officials...

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  • December 3, 2018

It’s getting very, very frightening, kids. Trump likes to look tough, so naturally that means shooting desperate, starving immigrants seeking asylum. Real John Wayne stuff, to be sure. From Military Times: The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law...

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  • November 21, 2018

Is this more fun than the original barrel that all of those monkeys came in, or what? Ever since it was unveiled by prosecutors that there are up to five previously unnamed witnesses, ready to testify under immunity against Paul Manafort, “Name that Miscreant!” has become the most popular after...

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  • July 18, 2018

Hey, why not DKOS ??? Take it to the bank! We got contacts at the White House. They want to elect their favorite presidential candidate. Why not cut a deal like Halliburton in the 00's ? Sure thing: we back off a skosh on pushing Bernie Sanders, they give us...

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  • June 14, 2015

The news banners brag that U.S. Air Force spends $9,000,000 a day bombing ISIS. That's for 20 bombing attacks a day and Very Low Risk bombing missions. U.S.A.F. has never lost a plane over there. How's about a new Group here? A profit center for Our Favorite Web Site. DAILY...

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  • June 13, 2015

Summary: According to U.S. Central Command logs, we are making fewer airstrikes during a whole month today than we did every day in 2003 during the effort to remove Saddam Hussein. Compared to current capacity we're going at less than a 2% effort. The United States was a No Show...

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  • June 8, 2015

Ramadi fell to ISIS in a battle that ran from early May 14th through into the 15th. Americans from the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter down to talk radio meth heads blamed the Iraqi soldiers: “I hope they develop the will to fight.” Then it came out that US Air...

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  • June 2, 2015

See evil. This goes to May 14th when the U.S. military does surveillance and gets all the proper details: how many truck bombs, how many ISIS fighters came in, how many guns. How the attacks formed up. Then they did nothing about it. Same on the 15th. On the 16th...

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  • June 1, 2015

Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. — Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the north. — Same time, everyone over there observes a sea change to Sunni tribal...

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  • May 24, 2015

The Economist tries to get it right. The center of Ramadi is indeed under ISIS control. That's “ISIS” as an acronym for Islamic State Is Shxt. What matters most in Iraq goes to three things: — The Sunnis in Syria and in Iraq are now terrified of the ISIS fighters....

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  • May 23, 2015

In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and strong-point bunkers. The main ISIS force engaged defenders in a 30 minute battle that ended with...

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  • May 19, 2015

Of course the Department of Defense claimed this is “with American help.” A handful of smart missiles hit targets, but the big help was the old M198 155mm field guns. The contested area was the southwest section of the city. The Iraqi-Iranian battle plan formed up a couple weeks ago...

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  • April 2, 2015
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