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Watch: U.S. Navy tests a laser weapon system in the Pacific

In this U.S. Navy video, the USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

#USSPortland (LPD 27) conducts Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test in Pacific: https://t.co/zZJglgDIcf @USNavy @USNavyResearch #NavyLethality pic.twitter.com/K8xtcEWiRz

— U.S. Pacific Fleet (@USPacificFleet) May ...

In Amazon.com and Bezos victory, judge orders Pentagon to temporarily stop JEDI contract

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work on the cloud computing 'JEDI' contract, in what represents a major win for Amazon.com and Jeff Bezos.

In granting Amazon.com’s request for a preliminary injunction, the court has effectively paused the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft's up-to-$10 billion cloud computing deal.

Amazon.com claimed ...

Trump wants 25% cut in US military fund to deter Russian aggression

Impeached American president Donald John Trump wants a 25% reduction in the military fund designed to deter Russian aggression against the U.S., no reason, why are you asking, no really, why, you seem kind of obsessed.

According to Defense Department budget documents unveiled Monday, Trump plans to cut a military fund designed to offset Russian aggression ...

Trump said no injuries, but 100 US troops have brain injuries after Iran strike on Al Asad

One hundred U.S. soldiers have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iran missile strike on an American military base in Iraq about which Donald Trump lied, 'no injuries.'

From CNN:

That's an increase of at least 36 cases from the end of January when the Pentagon said 64 service members had been diagnosed with ...

Amazon AWS plans to depose Trump, Esper, Mattis, others after $10 Billion Pentagon JEDI contract loss

In new court filings, AWS (Amazon Web Services) claims it wants to depose Donald Trump about his involvement in the JEDI bidding process, and “efforts to harm Amazon or AWS.” The lawsuit filed by Amazon's cloud computing division cites a history of the president's public attacks of Amazon, including allegations he told Mattis to “***** ...

Landmines are actually good, says Defense Sec as Trump prepares to undo Obama-era landmine ban

The Trump administration is planning to make landmines great again.

On Friday, while Donald John Trump was being impeached on Capitol Hill, Trump's U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that landmines are an important tool that American troops need to keep America safe.

Donald Trump’s corrupt administration is expected to undo Obama-era restrictions on the ...

Med-tech company repossess veteran’s artificial legs because the VA won’t cover them

Jerry Holliman received Bronze Stars for his military service in Iraq and Vietnam, where he was dosed with Agent Orange. Now 69, Hollman has survived multiple cancers, but lost both his legs to complications from diabetes.

The VA would not cover the artificial legs he received from Hanger, a med-tech company. Hanger told him to try ...

IRAQ: Multiple Katyusha rockets fall in Baghdad’s Green Zone (VIDEO)

By various reports, multiple (two or three) Katyusha rockets hit targets inside Baghdad's Green Zone in the past hour.

The rockets landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone. The United States Army and Iraqi police both reported news of the strike late in the day Wednesday, U.S. time, as did reporters and others ...

That text informing you that you’ve been drafted into the US Army? It’s fake. For now.

Apparently there's been a rash of fraudulent text messages informing recipients that they have been drafted in the United States Army and they should call the recruiting office immediately. I'd bet that the phone number is actually an international toll call and most of the fees go to the scammer, like the common "one-ring ...

Iraq: Chevron evacuates staff from Kurdistan oil site, will Russia’s Rosneft benefit?

Chevron said Monday it has evacuated all expatriate oil workers from Iraq, following last week's Trump airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Chevron, which is the number 2 U.S. oil company, said in a statement that as a "precautionary measure" all non-Iraqi employees and contractors have departed the company's one and ...