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1 month ago

Pentagon downplays Russian warships arriving in Cuba

The Pentagon is downplaying the arrival of four Russian Navy ships in Cuba although U.S. Navy ships shadowed them as they made their way to Havana.
1 month ago
The rescue and tugboat Nicolay Chiker, part of the Russian naval detachment visiting Cuba, arrives at Havana's harbour, June 12, 2024.
2 months ago

Pentagon confirms paused US bomb shipment to Israel

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed the decision to pause munitions shipments to Israel on Wednesday. Plus, Jay O'Brien has report on attempt to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Pentagon confirms paused US bomb shipment to Israel
3 months ago

Inside Pentagon's effort to clean up 'forever chemicals'

ABC News' Devin Dwyer has an exclusive look at what the Pentagon is doing to combat PFAS and what's at stake in the Michigan community considered ground zero for the potentially toxic problem.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Inside Pentagon's effort to clean up 'forever chemicals'
3 months ago

Pentagon announces new $6 billion military aid package for Ukraine

The Pentagon has announced new $6 billion military aid package for Ukraine
3 months ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (C) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. C. Q. Brown, Jr (R) answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon April 26, 2024 in Arlington.
4 months ago

Pentagon report finds no signs of alien life

An exhaustive Pentagon review of decades of classified records of UFO sightings has found no links to extraterrestrials.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Pentagon report finds no signs of alien life
5 months ago

Pentagon plans retaliatory strikes after drone attack on Jordan base

A U.S. official says things are still tense at the White House, citing security concerns.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Pentagon plans retaliatory strikes after drone attack on Jordan base
5 months ago

Pentagon preps for retaliation strike following Jordan drone attack on US troops

A U.S. military response to the fatal drone attack in Jordan appears to be imminent. However, the Biden administration is taking steps to avoid an escalation to war.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Pentagon preps for retaliation strike following Jordan drone attack on US troops
6 months ago

Pentagon identifies Army reservists killed in drone attack on US base in Jordan

The Pentagon announced the identities of three Army Reservists killed in a Sunday drone attack on Tower 22 in Jordan.
6 months ago
Sgt. William Rivers, SPC Breonna Moffett and SPC Kennedy Sanders.
7 months ago

US drone strike on militants in Iraq: Pentagon

The Pentagon says the militants were about to target American forces with a drone attack.
7 months ago
VIDEO: US drone strike on militants in Iraq: Pentagon
8 months ago

Pentagon says Somali pirates likely behind seizure of commercial ship near Yemen

Ballistic missiles were later fired from Houthi areas in Yemen, officials said.
8 months ago
In an undated photo released by Zodiac Maritime, the tanker Central Park is seen. Attackers seized the tanker linked to Israel off the coast of Aden, Yemen, on Nov. 26, 2023, authorities said. While no group immediately claimed responsibility, it comes as at least two other maritime attacks in recent days have been linked to the Israel-Hamas war.
9 months ago

Pentagon: 2,000 military personal readied for possible deployment to Middle East

ABC news contributor and former senior CIA field operative, Darrell Blocker joins ABC News Live anchor Diane Macedo to break down what role the U.S. could play in the next stages of the war.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Pentagon: 2,000 military personal readied for possible deployment to Middle East
9 months ago

Shooting down of Turkish armed drone 'regrettable incident': Pentagon

The U.S. had warned Turkey the drone was flying above American forces.
9 months ago
The U.S. had warned Turkey the drone was flying above American forces.
1 year ago

Drag show at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base canceled by Pentagon

A previously approved drag show to be held at Nellis AFB has been canceled by the Pentagon
1 year ago
Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
1 year ago

Fort Hood renamed after Hispanic 4-star general

Gen. Richard Edward Cavazos was the first Hispanic four-star general in the Army.
1 year ago
Richard E. Cavazos circa 1982 as commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command.
1 year ago

Does motive make a difference in the Pentagon leak case? Experts weigh in

Reports have indicated suspect Jack Teixeira was driven to share classified documents to impress friends he made on the messenger platform Discord.
1 year ago
Jack Douglas Teixeira, a U.S. Air Force National Guard airman accused of leaking highly classified military intelligence records online, makes his initial appearance before a federal judge in Boston, on April 14, 2023, in a courtroom sketch.
1 year ago

Pentagon's 'UFO' tracking efforts still find no alien origins

Two new videos were released at the rare open congressional hearing on unexplained aerial phenomena, or UAPs as the Pentagon calls them.
1 year ago
Two new videos were released at the rare open congressional hearing on unexplained aerial phenomena, or UAPs as the Pentagon calls them.
1 year ago

Pentagon launches review of procedures following leak

The Pentagon said it's working around the clock to understand the scope and scale of the leak of classified documents.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon launches review of procedures following leak
1 year ago

Pentagon documents leaked

More than 30 pages of the classified material apparently containing intelligence on American adversaries and allies have been posted online.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon documents leaked
1 year ago

Pentagon investigates reported leak of classified documents

An investigation has been launched by the Pentagon after apparently classified documents related to the war in Ukraine, Iran, North Korea and other regions were posted online.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon investigates reported leak of classified documents
1 year ago

Pentagon holds briefing following multiple drone strikes in Syria

Two separate attacks on U.S. bases are believed to have come from drones of Iranian origin.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon holds briefing following multiple drone strikes in Syria
1 year ago

Getting F-16s to Ukraine with training could take up to 18 months, Pentagon says

A top official said there would be no advantage to training Ukrainians now.
1 year ago
An Air Force F-16 flyover during a regular season college football game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Air Force Falcons on Oct. 3, 2020, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Co.
1 year ago

Pentagon continues to probe unknown flying objects

As investigators uncover a significant portion of the alleged Chinese spy balloon, they said they are still looking for clues in the other flying objects that have appeared recently.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon continues to probe unknown flying objects
1 year ago

Pentagon gives update on 'high-altitude object' shot down over Alaska

Gen. Patrick S. Ryder held a briefing after the White House announced a "high-altitude object" was shot down over Alaska on Friday.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon gives update on 'high-altitude object' shot down over Alaska
1 year ago

Pentagon continues to track Chinese balloon

As Chinese officials claim the airborne object is a weather balloon, U.S. officials are considering shooting it down.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon continues to track Chinese balloon
2 years ago

Pentagon says no alien life on Earth yet: 'The answer's no'

In its review of hundreds of UFO incidents, Pentagon officials say they have not seen evidence so far that any are from extraterrestrials.
2 years ago
This video grab image obtained April 28, 2020, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense shows part of an unclassified video taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with "unidentified aerial phenomena".
2 years ago

Army grounds fleet of helicopters due to fuel leaks, engine fires

The entire fleet of H-47 Chinook helicopters have been grounded by the Army in order to fix a part problem in about 70 helicopters.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Army grounds fleet of helicopters due to fuel leaks, engine fires
2 years ago

US Army grounds entire fleet of Chinook helicopters after engine fires

The U.S. Army has about 400 Chinooks in its fleet around the world, using them to transport troops and equipment as seen in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
2 years ago
In this file photo taken on April 27, 2022, soldiers and National Park Service personnel offload equipment and supplies from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Kahiltna Glacier in Alaska.
2 years ago

Senate confirms 1st Black 4-star Marine Corps general

Lieutenant General Michael E. Langley was confirmed as the first Black Marine Corps four-star general.
2 years ago
Lt. Gen. Michael Langley speaks during a Senate Armed Services hearing to examine the nominations on  Capitol Hill, July 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
2 years 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 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon reports about 400 UFO encounters during hearing
2 years 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 years ago
Officials said in congressional testimony they are "reasonably" sure pyramid-shaped objects in one video were drones.
2 years 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 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon chief slams nuclear war talks as 'dangerous'
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon holds press briefing on war in Ukraine
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby: US does not have a clear battle assessment
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon comments on significance of Russia’s loss of a warship in Black Sea
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2023 defense budget, April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon announces deployment of thousands of troops to Eastern Europe
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Pentagon deploys more troops amid Russia standoff
3 years 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.
3 years ago
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.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
U.S. soldiers salute in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 1, 2010.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Pentagon Police Officer George Gonzalez, who was killed on Aug. 3, 2021, during an attack at the Pentagon bus platform, is pictured in an undated handout image.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Police vehicles are seen outside the Pentagon Metro area Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at the Pentagon in Washington.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Out-of-control Chinese rocket tracked by Pentagon
3 years ago

Pentagon officer charged with murder also pulled gun on 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.
3 years ago
David Hall Dixon is pictured in an undateed handout photo from the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Members of the Department of Defense 90-Day Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military are displayed next to Lynn Rosenthal, the chairwoman, as she speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon on March 24, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
President Joe Biden speaks during an event to mark International Women's Day, March 8, 2021, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.
4 years 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Army soldier charged in sexual assault of another soldier recently found dead on base
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Investigation underway for 2 Army soldiers found dead over New Year’s holiday
4 years ago

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

They were identified as Sgt. Jessica Mitchell, 30, Pfc. Asia M. Graham, 19.
4 years ago
Staff Sergeant Jessica Mitchell is seen in this undated photo.
4 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.
4 years ago
This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.
4 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.”
4 years ago
VIDEO: Pentagon fires, suspends 14 top Army leaders and enlisted personnel