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February 20, 2020, 10:13 AM

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.
February 20, 2020, 10:13 AM
Pentagon's No. 3 official resigns at Trump's request, but unclear why
February 9, 2020, 8:34 PM

Midshipman dies during Naval Academy physical readiness test

Officials said the 21-year-old collapsed during the test's 1.5-mile run.
February 9, 2020, 8:34 PM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Pentagon to decide soon on possible troop cut in West Africa
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Draft website crashes after US airstrike, Selective Service says 'business as usual'
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Pentagon to deploy troops after Iraqi protesters storm US embassy
2 months ago

Military academies probe possible 'white power' sign at game

The Naval Academy has appointed an officer to conduct an internal investigation.
2 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Pentagon speaks about details of al-Baghdadi's death in US raid
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Fort Hood soldier dies from injuries sustained during Bradley vehicle maintenance
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Pentagon to put 127 projects on hold to free up money for wall
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty
7 months 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.
7 months ago
New Pentagon guidelines reaffirm to top brass that it's OK to talk to press
7 months ago

Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

The U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief months after James Mattis quit.
7 months ago
Pentagon in longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo
7 months 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.
7 months ago
8 months 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."
8 months ago
FBI investigating leak of top-secret Air Force intelligence
8 months ago

Navy SEAL trial exposes divide in normally secretive force

Case lays bare challenges of special forces amid expansion into global battles.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks

The Pentagon has released new color images as proof that Iran was behind the attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
8 months ago
Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks
8 months ago

Mothers say Air Force fails amid child sex assaults reports

The Defense Department is reforming how it handles reports of sexual assault among children who live with their service member families on military bases _ but the overhaul has been uneven, as a case on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan shows
8 months ago
9 months ago

Pentagon sends carrier strike group to Persian Gulf

National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the U.S. is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region.
9 months ago
Pentagon sends carrier strike group to Persian Gulf
10 months ago

Marines identify Raider killed in vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton

Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, a Marine Raider, was killed over the weekend in a tactical vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton, California. Two others were injured.
10 months ago
Marines identify Raider killed in vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton
1 year ago

2 Marines killed in helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona, identified by officials

The pilots were conducting a routine training mission.
1 year ago
2 Marines killed in helicopter crash now identified
1 year ago

Pentagon's top enlisted leader reinstated after ethics investigation

The Pentagon's top enlisted leader is back on the job after being disciplined administratively after an investigation found he'd violated two ethics rules.
1 year ago
Pentagon's top enlisted leader reinstated after ethics investigation
1 year ago

Defense secretary OK's $1 billion for border fencing help

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.
1 year ago
Defense secretary OK's $1 billion for border fencing help
1 year ago

Pentagon watchdog to investigate complaints of alleged ethics violations against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan

The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into complaints of alleged ethics violations against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
1 year ago
Pentagon IG office to investigate complaints of Shanahan's alleged ethics violations
1 year ago

The quiet release of the Pentagon's new policy on transgender service: Analysis

The Pentagon quietly released its new policy on transgender service without a statement from the White House, acting Defense Secretary Shanahan or the press office.
1 year ago
The quiet release of the Pentagon's new policy on transgender service: Analysis
1 year ago

Proposed Pentagon budget includes new funding for border wall and accounting trick

The Pentagon's $718 billion budget includes new funding for the border and relies on accounting tricks to get around legal Pentagon funding caps.
1 year ago
Proposed Pentagon budget includes new funding for border wall and accounting trick
1 year ago

Pentagon issues new transgender policy limiting service members to birth gender

The new policy limits the military service of transgender persons currently in uniform to their birth gender, if they are unwilling to do so they could be discharged.
1 year ago
Pentagon issues new transgender policy limiting service members to birth gender
1 year ago

As a fellow member of the military, Martha McSally’s rape revelation hit home: ANALYSIS

The senator's story is something the military needs to hear.
1 year ago
As a member of the military, Martha McSally’s rape revelation hit home: ANALYSIS
1 year ago

Medical corps in crosshairs of military bean counters

Details of the reductions have not yet been announced, but in 2017 Congress ordered mandated changes to make the military health system more efficient.
1 year ago
Medical corps in crosshairs of military bean counters
1 year ago

Watchdog group sues Pentagon for records relating to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's ties to Boeing

A non-partisan ethics watchdog organization is suing the Pentagon for records related to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's ties to his former employer, Boeing.
1 year ago
Watchdog group sues Pentagon for records related to acting secretary's ties to Boeing
1 year ago

Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies, lasers

President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon on Thursday to formally unveil the Missile Defense Review.
1 year ago
Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies, lasers
1 year ago

Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies, lasers

A new Missile Defense Review highlights space capabilities that could become the next layer of defense against threats from North Korea and Iran.
1 year ago
Pentagon's missile defense review looks at new space technologies, lasers
1 year ago

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

Brown guided American military during the Carter administration.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Top US admiral in Middle East found dead, no foul play suspected: Navy

The U.S. Navy's senior admiral in the Middle East has been found dead in his home in Bahrain, no foul play is suspected according to the Navy.
1 year ago
 Top US admiral in Middle East found dead, no foul play suspected: Navy
1 year ago

Pentagon launches cyber operation to prevent Russian meddling in midterm elections

With under two weeks to go before this year's midterm elections, U.S. Cyber Command has carried out operations to stop Russian meddling.
1 year ago
Pentagon launches cyber operation to prevent Russian meddling in midterm elections
1 year ago

Envelopes suspected of containing ricin poison addressed to president, defense secretary

The envelopes did not enter the White House or Pentagon.
1 year ago
Envelopes suspected of containing ricin poison sent to president, defense secretary
2 years ago

Two US Navy warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. Navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait this weekend, the body of water separating China and Taiwan.
2 years ago
Two US Navy warships sail through Taiwan Strait
2 years ago

Marine general removed after calling reports of alleged sexual harassment 'fake news'

General also joked about a chaplain removed from duty for sexual misconduct.
2 years ago
Marine general removed after calling reports of alleged sexual harassment 'fake news'
2 years ago

11 Marines affected in hazmat incident at Fort Myer near Pentagon

Federal and military officials are investigating a hazmat incident that on Tuesday affected 11 Marines at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia.
2 years ago
11 Marines affected in hazmat incident at Fort Myer near Pentagon
2 years ago

Concerns raised at the Pentagon after workout app's data published online

Strava, which links with wearable fitness devices and tracks users, said it was working with officials
2 years ago
Concerns raised at the Pentagon after workout app's data published online
2 years ago

Pentagon releases data on sex assault reports made at military installations around the world

The report details the total number of reports of sexual assault.
2 years ago
Pentagon releases data on sex assault reports made at military installations
2 years ago

How many nuclear weapons does the US have?

Trump tweeted about strengthening, expanding America's nuclear capabilities.
2 years ago
How many nuclear weapons does the US have?
3 years ago

Marine Corps considers temporarily grounding all aircraft after deadly crashes

The grounding could be announced as early as today.
3 years ago
Marine Corps considers grounding aircraft after deadly crashes
3 years ago

Pentagon regains authority to set combat troop levels

The Pentagon had this authority prior to George W. Bush.
3 years ago
Pentagon regains authority to set combat troop levels
3 years ago

Navy SEAL killed in Somalia identified as a 38-year-old from Maine

Kyle Milliken has been identified as the U.S. Navy SEAL who died Thursday during a mission against al-Shabab in Somalia.
3 years ago
Navy SEAL killed in Somalia identified as a 38-year-old from Maine
3 years ago

Military sexual assaults down, reporting of incidents up, survey finds

The number of sexual assaults decreased to 14,900 in 2016, the report states.
3 years ago
Military sexual assaults down, reporting of incidents up, survey finds
3 years ago

Pentagon begins Nuclear Posture Review

Review will guide the strategy for U.S. military’s nuclear weapons programs.
3 years ago
Pentagon begins Nuclear Posture Review
4 years ago

Thousands of Military Sex Assault Victims Got Wrongful Discharges, Report Says

Victims lost military career and the benefits of service, report says.
4 years ago
Thousands of Military Sex Assault Victims Got Wrongful Discharges, Report Says
4 years ago

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army.
4 years ago
Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Army Secretary