U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things

U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things By Nicholas West Similar to its civilian counterpart, The Internet of Things, the military has been trying to increase the integration between physical objects, data collection, data analysis and autonomous decision making into The Internet of Battlefield Things. Several years ago, the Army issued a solicitation that summarized what they were seeking: The ability of the Army to understand, predict, adapt, and exploit the vast array of internetworked things that will be present of the future…

Read More

All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq

All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq By Jason Ditz According to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the current plan is that all US troops leaving Syria will be redeployed into western Iraq. The troops there will continue to engage in anti-ISIS operations. How that’s going to work isn’t entirely clear. After all, there aren’t really any ISIS fighters in western Iraq anymore. Though Esper suggested that the US wasn’t ruling out crossing into Syria for some operations, right now there aren’t many ISIS fighters there either. This will…

Read More

Cop Found Guilty in Killing of Unarmed Naked Veteran Suffering from PTSD

Cop Found Guilty in Killing of Unarmed Naked Veteran Suffering from PTSD By Matt Agorist Decatur, GA – Instead of reaching for his pepper spray, his Taser, or a baton, a DeKalb County police officer drew his gun and killed an unarmed and naked veteran suffering from bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders. Charged with felony murder and several other charges in 2016, the officer claimed the unarmed veteran was aggressively charging towards him even though witnesses disputed his “official” version of events. After a years-long battle, the case has finally…

Read More

US To Send “Thousands” More Troops To Saudi Arabia

US To Send “Thousands” More Troops To Saudi Arabia By Tyler Durden Reuters reports, citing defense or administration sources, that the US is set to send thousands of additional troops to Saudi Arabia in the wake of last month’s Aramco attacks. “The United States is planning to send a large number of additional forces to Saudi Arabia following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran,” according to a breaking Reuters report.  Though the Pentagon has yet to officially confirm the report with comment, Reuters…

Read More

Amazon Is Becoming One Of America’s Biggest Military Giants

Amazon Is Becoming One Of America’s Biggest Military Giants By Aaron Kesel Amazon is on its way to becoming one of the U.S. military’s biggest security giants, with a pending $10bn JEDI cloud computing deal that the company could win, MIT Technology Review reported. In August the Pentagon halted the controversial contract deal, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), an initiative to “aggressively accelerate the Department’s adoption of cloud architecture and services, with a focus on commercial solutions.” The deal was stopped and is now under investigation by Secretary…

Read More

News from The Constitution-Free Zone: Border Patrol Using Biometrics for “Citizenship Checks” in Maine

News from The Constitution-Free Zone: Border Patrol Using Biometrics for “Citizenship Checks” in Maine By Joe Wright For a number of years now, I have been chronicling the ever-widening use of “The Constitution-Free Zone” by Border Patrol agents in the name of immigration enforcement. Papers Please: “Daily Citizenship Checks” on Buses Across Maine Highlight Constitution-Free Zone New York’s Constitution-Free Zone Leading to Warrantless Bus Searches and Detentions Greyhound Bus Under Fire As More Reports Of Immigration Searches and Detentions Surface Citizenship Checkpoints Start to Spread Across The Constitution-Free Zone The…

Read More

Want To Save The Environment? De-Fund The Pentagon.

Want To Save The Environment? De-Fund The Pentagon. Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone Millions of people are uniting in demonstrations worldwide against our civilization’s ecocidal march toward extinction, which makes me so happy to see. It’s really encouraging to see so many young people burning with love for their planet and for a hunger to reverse the damage that has been done to our ecosystem by the refusal of previous generations to turn away from our path of devastation. This must continue if we are to survive as a species. The…

Read More

ATLAS Video Shows Massive Evolution in DARPA’s Humanoid Robot

ATLAS Video Shows Massive Evolution in DARPA’s Humanoid Robot By Activist Post As most readers of Activist Post know, we have been chronicling the evolution of humanoid robots for years. Jason Bermas breaks down the latest developments with one robot in particular that we previously highlighted – ATLAS – brought to us by DARPA through Boston Dynamics. ATLAS has now broken free from its formerly tethered state from just a couple of years ago and is now flipping through the air and moving like a gymnast. As Jason states, even…

Read More

US Army Prepares To Test New Anti-Drone BLADE System To Defend Against Drone Swarms

US Army Prepares To Test New Anti-Drone BLADE System To Defend Against Drone Swarms By Tyler Durden A new report from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command states that the Ballistic Low Altitude Drone Engagement (BLADE) prototype is ready to conduct further trials to protect high-value military assets from small unmanned aerial system attacks. The BLADE is a dome of protection that uses a set of systems to combat against small drone attacks, can be mounted on various tactical vehicles providing troops and military assets with close-range protection. The BLADE is…

Read More

Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil

Pentagon Deploys US Forces to Defend Saudi Oil By Jason Ditz The latest US military buildup into the Middle East was announced today, fresh off the Trump Administration’s briefing on “options” for responding to Iran. The Pentagon is announcing they will be deploying more US forces in the area around Saudi oil facilities. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says Trump has approved the deployment already, and that it will be focused primarily on air and missile defense systems, at the request of Saudi Arabia. This has been a major concern for…

Read More