Trump’s Space Force Is Now Officially The Sixth Military Branch

Trump’s Space Force Is Now Officially The Sixth Military Branch By Tyler Durden “There’s not a really good playbook on, how do you stand up a separate service?” Gen. Raymond pointed out. “We haven’t really done this since 1947.” “It’s going to be really important that we get this right. A uniform, a patch, a song ― it gets to the culture of a service,” he said. Raymond has been tapped to head the Space Force until a chief of space operations is confirmed by the Senate. Meanwhile the Air…

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Trump’s “Space Force” Officially Launched In $738BN Defense Bill

Trump’s “Space Force” Officially Launched In $738BN Defense Bill By Tyler Durden The final 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House on Wednesday 377-48 at a massive and unprecedented $738 billion, in a nearly united Republican vote which also included over 180 House Democrats. It marks a $22 billion spending increase for the Pentagon. It’s expected to be signed by President Trump likely next week after it goes through the Senate, after it was stripped of all significant items the administration would find objectionable, including a controversial War Powers Act resolution meant…

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Leadership Strips Approved Antiwar Measures From NDAA

Leadership Strips Approved Antiwar Measures From NDAA By Jason Ditz The House version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set aside an irresponsibly large amount of money for military spending, but it also added some antiwar amendments and other very basic limitations. The House and Senate versions have now been reconciled into a final bill, and materially all of the limitations that the House voted on and approved have been stripped away, in favor of a $738 billion bill that continues spending, but makes no attempt to rein…

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House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War By Jason Ditz The flurry of amendments to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moving through the House of Representatives is finally wrapping up Friday, where a series of Thursday night debates gave way to key votes early Friday on some contentious issues. Major subjects of those debates included amendments that aim to end both the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2001 repeal passed 237-183, while the 2002 repeal passed even easier…

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Another County Votes to Nullify NDAA’s Infamous Indefinite Detention Provisions

Another County Votes to Nullify NDAA’s Infamous Indefinite Detention Provisions By Carey Wedler (CW) — Laurens County, South Carolina, passed a resolution this week urging the state to reject the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)’s indefinite detention provisions, making the county the eight local government in the country to resist the language, which was initially passed in the 2012 version of the military funding bill. According to a press release from People Against the NDAA (PANDA), which has long campaigned against indefinite detention, “Resolution 2018-31 provides inhabitants of Laurens County their first legal defense against indefinite detentions…

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Why Indefinite Detention Is Un-American

Why Indefinite Detention Is Un-American By Stewart Jones June 15th, 2018, marked the 803 anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a monumental moment for the advancement of liberty. Due process and trial by jury remain to be some of the most important safeguards for freedom against tyrannical government. The Magna Carta or “Great Charter” was signed on June 15th, 1215, when rebellious barons forced King John of England to agree to the most basic natural rights of the people. This included the first substantial guarantee of the writ…

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US Government Propaganda Use Against American Citizens Is Officially Legal Now

US Government Propaganda Use Against American Citizens Is Officially Legal Now (Melissa Melton | Truthstream Media) Some people still aren’t sure on this point, so just for the record, yes: US.. The post US Government Propaganda Use Against American Citizens Is Officially Legal Now appeared first on The Global Elite. The Global Elite Alternative News

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Public Barred from NDAA Senate Committee Markup

Public Barred from NDAA Senate Committee Markup By Renee Parsons It appears to have been no coincidence that when President John F. Kennedy’s spoke to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27,1961, ten days after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, he tacitly referred to the Joint Chiefs and the CIA who had orchestrated the Cuban invasion and then lied to gain his approval for military action. In that speech, Kennedy expressed what became a quintessential JFK quote: the very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open…

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