Michelle Obama stopped by the Pentagon today to announce a new obesity awareness campaign for the military, according to Reuters. The plan will require stocking all 1,100 American military mess halls with more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat food, and will affect 1.45 million troops.
They've outdone themselves!
I mean, damn. The obviousness of it. The comparison of the News Corp hacking scandal to the hacking incidents at the Pentagon and Citibank boggles the mind, since the Pentagon and Citibank were the victims of hacking, while News of the World was the perpetrator. Not t ... More >>
via NY PostIf you thought Watson (the Jeopardy computer) was going to rule our puny human asses alone, now Watson has his minions. The Pentagon has just developed a robotic hummingbird designed for spying called the Nano Hummingbird. The New York Post has the specifics on the spybots: "the Na ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
June 24, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 25
U.S. v. N.Y. Times v. Zion v. Earth
By Nat Hentoff
As has been noted in the Washington Post, among other places, I printed the only pre-publication reference to the New York Times' story on the secret Pe ... More >>
Remember that mysterious vapor trail that appeared over L.A. on Monday? The one that set off speculation about UFOs or an enemy missile attack that nobody (not even the Pentagon) could immediately explain? Well, now New York has one too! (Of course we do.) The New York Post says a local photo ... More >>
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Pentagon permission to continue discharging soldiers under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" the law's constitutionality is appealed, which could take months or even years to determine.
In September, U.S. District Judge Virginia Philips had ruled that t ... More >>
The 2009 tree, with ornaments.• Wyoming is having trouble finishing their ornaments for the White House Christmas tree this year. They have only 1,600 of the 5,000 they're responsible for. Apparently these ornaments have to be handmade, weatherproof, a foot tall, and in a Western theme. And ... More >>
The Pentagon really, really, really hates Wikileaks, a website devoted to publishing internal documents. Also, it thinks they might be funded by the CIA, and is generally a threat to America's safety. They released an entire report on it in 2008. Maybe it's got something to do with the leak o ... More >>
Well, maybe not--but the secret government papers that caused a freedom of the press firestorm in 1971 are the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary (The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers) and now a play called Top Secret: The Battle For The Pentagon P ... More >>