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2 months ago

Pentagon reports about 400 UFO encounters during hearing

Top Pentagon officials told a House panel that there are now close to 400 reports from military personnel of possible encounters with UFOs.
2 months ago
Pentagon reports about 400 UFO encounters during hearing
2 months ago

Pentagon now reports about 400 UFO encounters

Officials said in congressional testimony they are "reasonably" sure pyramid-shaped objects in one video were drones.
2 months ago
Pentagon now reports about 400 UFO encounters
2 months ago

Pentagon chief slams nuclear war talks as 'dangerous'

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that any public statements by world leaders that the conflict in Ukraine could lead to a nuclear confrontation are "unhelpful and dangerous."
2 months ago
Pentagon chief slams nuclear war talks as 'dangerous'
2 months ago

US Pentagon chief speaks for 1st time to Chinese counterpart

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has spoken with his Chinese counterpart for the first time since becoming Pentagon chief more than a year ago
2 months ago
US Pentagon chief speaks for 1st time to Chinese counterpart
3 months ago

Pentagon holds press briefing on war in Ukraine

Commenting on Pentagon press secretary John Kirby's latest briefing, former U.S. defense official Mick Mulroy says it is unlikely that U.S. troops will be deployed in Ukraine.
3 months ago
Pentagon holds press briefing on war in Ukraine
3 months ago

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby: US does not have a clear battle assessment

ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy reacts to the recent Pentagon briefing, talks sending aid to Ukraine.
3 months ago
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby: US does not have a clear battle assessment
3 months ago

Pentagon comments on significance of Russia’s loss of a warship in Black Sea

The Russian warship, “Moskva,” that was badly damaged in combat was one of the ships involved in the now famous run-in with Ukrainian soldiers on Snake Island.
3 months ago
Pentagon comments on significance of Russia’s loss of a warship in Black Sea
3 months ago

Defense secretary, GOP congressman clash over alleged 'wokeism' in military

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was visually frustrated as GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz attacked his leadership.
3 months ago
Defense secretary, GOP congressman clash over alleged 'wokeism' in military
3 months ago

Pentagon links leadership failures to violence at bases

Military bases with a high risk for sexual assault, harassment and other such harmful behaviors often have leaders who don’t understand violence prevention, don’t make it a priority and focus more on their mission than on their people
3 months ago
Pentagon links leadership failures to violence at bases
3 months ago

Ukraine war is backdrop in US push for hypersonic weapons

U.S. Navy is rushing to its first hypersonic weapon in a race with Russia, China
3 months ago
4 months ago

National Guard to help DC control traffic for truck convoys

The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to Washington, D
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5 months ago

Pentagon announces deployment of thousands of troops to Eastern Europe

ABC News' Stephanie Ramos is live in Ukraine breaking down the troop announcement from the Pentagon and growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
5 months ago
Pentagon announces deployment of thousands of troops to Eastern Europe
5 months ago

Ukraine crisis: Pentagon deploys more troops amid Russia standoff

Retired Gen. Robert Abrams discusses tactics behind the deployment of more than 3,000 troops to Eastern Europe.
5 months ago
Ukraine crisis: Pentagon deploys more troops amid Russia standoff
6 months ago

Pentagon outlines new definition for extremism in the military

The Department of Defense issued a new report on prohibited extremist activities helping military commanders determine whether service members are actively participating in extremist activities.
6 months ago
Pentagon outlines new definition for extremism in the military
6 months ago

Pentagon has new definition for extremism in the ranks

The Pentagon has issued a new definition for extremism to identify active participants in prohibited extremist activities.
6 months ago
Pentagon has new definition for extremism in the ranks
7 months ago

Former Pentagon chief sues to publish material in memoir

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper claims material is being improperly withheld
7 months ago
1 year ago

Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack

The Pentagon police officer slain at the Arlington, Virginia, transit center Tuesday was identified as George Gonzalez, an Iraq War veteran.
1 year ago
Pentagon identifies police officer killed in attack
1 year ago

Police officer, suspect killed in shooting, stabbing incident at Pentagon: Sources

A Pentagon police officer and his assailant were killed in an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center Tuesday morning, according to two law enforcement sources.
1 year ago
Police officer, suspect killed in shooting, stabbing incident at Pentagon: Sources
1 year ago

Military weapon system test fails to intercept target

Weapon system test was conducted in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Out-of-control Chinese rocket tracked by Pentagon

The unpredictable 23-ton rocket is expected to crash into Earth this weekend. Some falling debris is possible. The Defense Department said there are no plans to shoot it down.
1 year ago
Out-of-control Chinese rocket tracked by Pentagon
1 year ago

Pentagon officer charged with murder also pulled gun on homeless woman last year: Police

The Pentagon police officer who has been charged with murder for allegedly killing two people in Maryland this week, also pulled a gun on a homeless woman last year.
1 year ago
Pentagon officer charged with murder also pulled gun on woman last year: Police
1 year ago

Army: Soldier says she was sexually assaulted at Fort Sill

Female soldier made a formal complaint of sexual assault on March 27.
1 year ago
1 year ago

New Pentagon panel to take on sexual assault in the military

New Pentagon panel to take on sexual assault in the military as Sen. Gillibrand makes impassioned call for changes in how military deals with the issue.
1 year ago
New Pentagon panel to take on sexual assault in the military
1 year ago

2 female generals, recently promoted, spotlighted in White House remarks

Two female generals who were recently promoted to head four-star combatant commands were spotlighted during remarks in honor of International Women's Day.
1 year ago
2 female generals, recently promoted, spotlighted in White House remarks
1 year ago

SEAL pleads guilty to role in hazing death of Green Beret

The Navy SEAL pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Army soldier charged in sexual assault of another soldier recently found dead on base

Pfc. Asia Graham, 19, was found unresponsive in her barracks on New Year’s Eve.
1 year ago
Army soldier charged in sexual assault of another soldier recently found dead on base
2 years ago

Investigation underway for 2 Army soldiers found dead over New Year’s holiday

Army officials are investigating the deaths of Staff Sgt. Jessica Mitchell, 30, and Pvt. Asia Graham, 19, in separate incidents.
2 years ago
Investigation underway for 2 Army soldiers found dead over New Year’s holiday
2 years ago

Deaths of 2 female Army soldiers probed in Texas, 1 fatally shot on freeway

They were identified as Sgt. Jessica Mitchell, 30, Pfc. Asia M. Graham, 19.
2 years ago
Deaths of 2 female Army soldiers probed, 1 fatally shot on freeway
2 years ago

More than 70 West Point cadets accused of cheating on exam

They allegedly cheated on an online math exam when they were studying remotely.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Pentagon weighs cutting most of its support to CIA's counterterrorism missions

The Pentagon has informed the CIA that it is weighing an end to most of its support to the CIA's counterterrorism missions.
2 years ago
Pentagon weighs cutting most of its support to CIA's counterterrorism missions
2 years ago

Pentagon fires, suspends 14 top Army leaders and enlisted personnel

A three-month investigation into the culture and climate at Fort Hood after the death of Vanessa Guillen found a number of issues, including that the response to sexual harassment was “ineffective.”
2 years ago
Pentagon fires, suspends 14 top Army leaders and enlisted personnel
2 years ago

US Army identifies 5 soldiers killed in Sinai helicopter crash

The U.S. Army has identified the five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Egypt who were serving as peacekeepers in the Sinai Peninsula.
2 years ago
US Army identifies 5 soldiers killed in Sinai helicopter crash
2 years ago

New monument at Arlington National Cemetery honors women in military

"The Pledge" statue shows a servicewoman bonding with a service dog.
2 years ago
Women in military honored in new monument at Arlington National Cemetery
2 years ago

Officials investigating after 21 sailors, civilians hospitalized in San Diego naval ship explosion

More than a dozen sailors and several civilians have been hospitalized following an explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego on Sunday, officials said.
2 years ago
Officials investigating after 21 sailors, civilians injured in naval ship explosion
2 years ago

Pentagon report shows 3% increase in sexual assaults

The Pentagon's latest report on sexual assaults in the military showed a 3% increase in the number of sexual assaults reported last year.
2 years ago
Pentagon report shows 3% increase in sexual assaults
2 years ago

Pentagon's No. 3 official resigns at Trump's request, but unclear why

The Pentagon's number three official resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump.
2 years ago
Pentagon's No. 3 official resigns at Trump's request, but unclear why
2 years ago

Midshipman dies during Naval Academy physical readiness test

Officials said the 21-year-old collapsed during the test's 1.5-mile run.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa

The Pentagon could decide in six to eight weeks whether there should be a U.S. military troop reduction in west Africa.
2 years ago
Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa
3 years ago

Draft website crashes after Soleimani's death, Selective Service says 'business as usual'

Interest in the draft spiked after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
3 years ago
Draft website crashes after US airstrike, Selective Service says 'business as usual'
3 years ago

Pentagon to deploy troops after Iraqi protesters storm US embassy

The Pentagon expects to send additional U.S. troops to the Middle East after hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
3 years ago
Pentagon to deploy troops after Iraqi protesters storm US embassy
3 years ago

Military academies probe possible 'white power' sign at game

The Naval Academy has appointed an officer to conduct an internal investigation.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Pentagon speaks about details of al-Baghdadi's death in US raid

America's top military officer said that U.S. special operations forces captured "two adult males" during the weekend raid that led to the death of the founder and leader of the Islamic State.
3 years ago
Pentagon speaks about details of al-Baghdadi's death in US raid
3 years ago

Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill

An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson died on Friday night, after a "medical emergency" that occurred before an outdoor physical training exercise, officials said.
3 years ago
Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill
3 years ago

Fort Hood soldier dies from injuries sustained during Bradley vehicle maintenance

A Fort Hood soldier died from injuries sustained while conducting maintenance on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
3 years ago
Fort Hood soldier dies from injuries sustained during Bradley vehicle maintenance
3 years ago

Pentagon to put 127 projects on hold to free up money for wall

The agency is cutting almost $400 million from efforts to rebuild military sites in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
3 years ago
Pentagon to put 127 projects on hold to free up money for wall
3 years ago

Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty

The Pentagon conducted a test of a land-based cruise missile on Sunday, the first such test since the U.S. pulled out of the INF Treaty.
3 years ago
Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty
3 years ago

New Pentagon guidelines reaffirm to top brass that it's OK to talk to press

Pentagon issues new guidelines that will open up more press access to senior military and civilian leaders.
3 years ago
New Pentagon guidelines reaffirm to top brass that it's OK to talk to press
3 years ago

Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

The U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief months after James Mattis quit.
3 years ago
Pentagon in longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo
3 years ago

Admiral picked to lead Navy is retiring; bad judgment cited

Navy admiral set to become service's top officer on Aug. 1 will instead retire.
3 years ago
3 years ago

FBI investigating leak of top-secret Air Force intelligence

The FBI is investigating an Air Force contractor who admitted to printing out and taking home more than 1,000 pages of classified documents marked "top secret."
3 years ago
FBI investigating leak of top-secret Air Force intelligence