Category Archives: Report

Report: Iran used commercial satellite images to monitor US forces before attack


WASHINGTON — Iran used commercial satellite images to monitor Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq as it prepared to launch more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. and coalition forces, 60 Minutes reported. That detail came more than a year after the night of the attack on Jan. 7, 2020. Iran said the barrage […]

Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States wasted billions of dollars in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. government watchdog. The agency said it reviewed $7.8 billion spent since 2008 on buildings and vehicles. Only $343.2 million worth of buildings and […]

Report documents poor virus response in Pennsylvania veterans home


HARRISBURG, Pa. — A law firm’s state-commissioned investigation into a troubled veterans home in the Philadelphia suburbs identified myriad problems and mistakes it said helped the coronavirus sweep through the facility like wildfire this spring. The report issued Thursday said supervisors at the state-owned Southeastern Veterans’ Center waited too long to end communal dining, should […]

Fort Hood report highlights Army CID’s failings there, and possibly elsewhere


An independent report on the command climate at Fort Hood, Texas, shined a light on years-long issues with the post’s criminal investigation detachment and showed how those problems were exposed during the search for Spc. Vanessa Guillen. An independent committee of five civilians found that the more than 40 Army CID agents charged with investigating […]

Spouses report more stress, less satisfaction with military lifestyle. And that was before COVID


Fewer active duty spouses report satisfaction with the military lifestyle, fewer support their service member staying in, and there are signs of increased stress and distress, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Defense Department in 2019. The survey was fielded long before COVID hit, from July to November, 2019. But in […]

Report: Skipper tried to quarantine crew for 28 days on their ship before a weeklong underway


A San Diego-based crew was on their way to quarantining for 28 days on their ship in preparation for a weeklong cruise before higher ups intervened, the San Diego Union Tribune reported this week. The crew of the dock landing ship Rushmore was ordered to return to the ship last Saturday, even though they had […]

Report: President Trump asked senior leaders about military options to strike Iran


President Donald Trump asked advisors in the past week if he had military action options against Iran following recent reports of the country’s significant increase in its nuclear stockpile, according to reporting by The New York Times. But, according to at least four current and former U.S. officials, the Times reported that senior officials warned […]

Report: ‘No one person’ could have known about Saudi gunman’s intentions before NAS Pensacola shooting


At about 6:40 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2019, 2nd Lt. Mohammad Saeed Al-Shamrani, an international flight student from Saudi Arabia, entered the Naval Aviation Schools Command building on Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. He had a Glock-45 9-millimeter handgun and multiple extended-capacity clips with him. Three minutes later, the 21-year-old walked onto the quarterdeck and […]

Report: Spy plane monitored protest where the head of the California National Guard lives


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A peaceful protest in a sleepy and affluent suburb that’s home to the head of the California National Guard was among four demonstrations monitored by National Guard spy planes earlier this year, according to a newspaper report Sunday. The four planes took to the skies over several cities in early June to […]

Report: Feds considered using ‘heat ray’ on DC protesters


WASHINGTON — A military whistleblower says federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices — including one that’s been called a “heat ray” — to deal with protesters outside the White House on the June day that law enforcement forcibly cleared Lafayette Square. In written responses to questions from a House committee, National Guard Maj. […]