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Amazon says Trump’s obsession with screwing over Jeff Bezos is why it lost a $10 billion Pentagon contract

Amazon recently lost out to Microsoft on a $10 billion contract, called JEDI, to help the Department of Defense move its sensitive data to the cloud.

Jeff Bezos says employee activists are wrong and Silicon Valley firms should feel comfortable doing business with the US military

Bezos said it was the responsibility of management to push back against employee outrage toward military contracts.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Sidewinders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

The Pentagon is tripping over itself trying to explain its plans for countering Iran, possibly with thousands more troops

Trying to deny a report that it was sending 14,000 troops to confront Iran, the Pentagon has created a lot of confusion about what it plans to do.
Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher walks out of military court during lunch recess on July 2, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Trump backing the Navy SEAL acquitted in a brutal war-crimes case has reportedly hurt his relationship with Pentagon

Despite gory allegations, President Donald Trump has intervened several times to fully back Edward Gallagher against retribution from the Navy.
Richard Spencer testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The Navy secretary is out after a confrontation over a Navy SEAL, and there are 3 different explanations why

The secretary of defense, the Navy secretary, and Trump are all telling very different stories about why he was fired over the Gallagher case.

$35 million in Pentagon cash for Ukraine, part of the aid package at the center of Trump impeachment proceedings, is yet to be released

The Pentagon would not disclose why money earmarked for equipment including grenade launchers and naval vessels had not been released.
Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, arrives on Capitol Hill before attending a closed-door deposition, on October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A Pentagon official’s newly released testimony further devastated Trump’s central impeachment defense that Ukraine aid freeze wasn’t...

Laura Cooper, a senior Pentagon official responsible for Ukraine, said the country knew aid had been frozen, contradicting President Donald Trump.

Microsoft shares hit record high after beating Amazon to a controversial contract with the Pentagon worth $10 billion

The contract is for Microsoft's cloud computing services but could face further competition from Amazon according to Bloomberg.

Trump allegedly ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to ‘screw Amazon’ one year before awarding a hotly contested $10 billion def...

According to a book by former Defense staffer Guy Snodgrass, Mattis rejected the request in favor of awarding JEDI "legally and ethically."

Microsoft just scored a huge upset over Amazon by winning the fierce battle over the $10 billion JEDI contract

The battle was long and fierce, but Microsoft scored the upset. It won Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract over Amazon, Oracle, and IBM