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Pentagon appears to impede independent autopsy of Gitmo ‘suicide’

The family of a former Gitmo detainee are still waiting years later for answers regarding the events leading up to their son’s death. Hope that a second autopsy would provide those answers has been at a standstill as the doctor who performed the autopsy waits for U.S. officials to respond…

Defense chiefs support ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal

Mullen: Allowing gays to serve openly ‘the right thing to do’ The US’s two highest-ranking defense officials have thrown their weight behind President Barack Obama’s call to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint…

Pentagon likely to stop enforcing key parts of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Fresh off a promise from President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address to repeal a law barring gays from serving openly in the military, the Pentagon is expected to announce that they will stop enforcing the most controversial elements of the law. Buried in a New York…

Pentagon calls for ‘Office of Strategic Deception’

WASHINGTON — Remember the Pentagon Office of Special Plans that helped collect dubious intelligence that led to the war in Iraq? Or the program where the Pentagon secretly briefed military analysts to promote the Iraq war? Meet the would-be Office of Strategic Deception. In a little-noticed report earlier this month,…

Pentagon backtracks after Gates ‘admits’ Blackwater operating in Pakistan

The Pentagon has gone into damage control mode after Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared to confirm that security contractor Blackwater is operating in Pakistan. The admission, quickly denied by Defense Department officials, has set fire to long-simmering rumors inside Pakistan about the involvement of for-profit contractors in the war against…

Report: Pentagon mulls ‘separate but equal’ gay policy

‘Now is not the time’ to repeal DADT, Pentagon lawyers argue Gay rights activists are sounding the alarm about a Pentagon legal memo that advocates delaying any decision about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy until 2011, as well as a news report that military brass are considering separate…

Pentagon: Insurgents hacked drones with cheap software

Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have intercepted live video feeds from Predator drones, a key weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military’s eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection. Though militants could see the video, there is no evidence they were able to jam…

WH Press Secretary Gibbs serves as admin punching bag again re: DADT, DOMA

While the VIP LGBTs were waiting for the President to meet and greet them yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was taking a pummeling today at the daily presser about the inaction of the administration regarding several LGBT issues on the back burner. Clearly it’s more than just the…

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