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REVEALED: Pentagon plan to protect U.S. from ‘evil magic zombies’ is ‘not a joke’

Gordon Lubold at Foreign Policy revealed this week that the Department of Defense has contingency plans in place for a variety of potential zombie apocalypses. Foreign Policy obtained a document entitled “CONOP 8888,” also known as “Counter-Zombie Dominance,” off the Department of Defense’s public servers. It contains plans to deal…

Furloughed Pentagon civilians ordered back to work

Most civilian employees of the U.S. Department of Defense have been taken off of furlough after the passage of the “Pay Our Military Act,” officials announced Saturday. “I expect us to be able to significantly reduce – but not eliminate – civilian furloughs under this process,” Secretary of Defense Chuck…

Climate change deniers at war with U.S. military over green energy

When Congress returns from vacation in a week and a half, the Senate will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill that sets the Department of Defense (DoD) budget — and defense-related budgets for other departments — and…  …

House Republicans vote to ban nonbelievers from serving as military chaplains

In a mostly party-line vote, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a measure that prohibits the Department of Defense from allowing nonbelievers to serve as chaplains. All but six House Republicans voted for the measure, which was offered as an amendment to the annual defense spending bill. Rep. John…

Obama stripping CIA of drone powers: report

President Barack Obama is putting the finishing touches on a deal to strip the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of its control over the nation’s drone aircraft, putting that offensive military capability in the hands of the Department of Defense, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. Citing three unnamed senior officials as…

Romney: Cut health care for the poor, not defense spending

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested using drastic cuts to health care for the poorest Americans to fund the Department of Defense. Speaking to employees of BAE Systems, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, the candidate said that President Barack Obama and members of the “super committee”…

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