Posts tagged as Department of Defense

Militarizing Space: Starship Troopers, Same As It Ever Was

By David Price on Saturday, August 11, 2018

This week Vice President Pence announced that the Department of Defense is beginning a planning process to establish a sixth military branch, known as the Space Force.  Pence’s statement was a public reassurance that Trump’s sudden announcement of the Space Force was not just another of the president’s frequent sudden announcements that have no connection to reality.  Pence claimed that this new Space Force military division will be in place…

Google should not be in business of war, say employees

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thousands of Google employees have signed an open letter asking the internet giant to stop working on a project for the US military. Project Maven involves using artificial intelligence to improve the precision of military drone strikes. Employees fear Google’s involvement will “irreparably damage” its brand. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, which is addressed to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai.…