The U.S. Navy’s costliest warship was delivered without elevators needed to lift bombs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-02/costliest-carrier-was-delivered-without-elevators-to-lift-bombs The $13 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, was delivered last year without elevators needed to lift bombs from below deck magazines for loading on fighter jets. Previously undisclosed problems with the 11 elevators for the ship built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. add to long-standing reliability and technical problems with … Continue reading The U.S. Navy’s costliest warship was delivered without elevators needed to lift bombs

“Think tanks” and mass media are making war more likely

  It’s easier to say what one of the major causes of the war will be: the failure by many Americans — notably politicians, journalists, think tankers, and other elites — to employ a specific mental power that we’re all capable of employing. That power is called cognitive empathy, and it’s not what you might … Continue reading “Think tanks” and mass media are making war more likely

Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google’s involvement. Google’s pilot project with the Defense Department’s Project Maven, an effort to identify objects in drone … Continue reading Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Israel’s global military and security reach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxzi_2WOBM Jeff Halper Founder Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions Author of War Against the People, Pluto Press 2015 Talks about Israel: A regional military power with ever and increasing global reach Summer 2016 How embedding security and military 'niche-filling'  permits ongoing occupation and delivers Israel global influence Palestine: an occupied nation turned into a 'military-security testing laboratory' Israel: NATO, The EU, … Continue reading Israel’s global military and security reach

William Hartung at Code Pink Conference

WILLIAM HARTUNG: Well, if you're gonna say all those things, I should just stop there. I've had a long experience dealing with these companies. There was a time when they didn't know who I was and they said all kinds of interesting things, but of course now they hate me. But one thing about them, … Continue reading William Hartung at Code Pink Conference