Stories tagged: Defense Department
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump’s pick for No. 2 Pentagon job faces tough questions during confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump’s choice to take the No. 2 job at the Pentagon had a rocky confirmation hearing Tuesday, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at one …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Sibanye gets U.S. security nod to buy Stillwater mines
The U.S. cleared the sale of the country’s sole provider of platinum and palladium to a miner whose biggest investor is Chinese, providing the first indication that the Trump administration’s …
Tue., March 28, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Government tapped as slush fund
We should revert to the budget’s role as an exercise in political choice, not an instrument of economic policy.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis is Trump’s secretary of defense pick
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Pentagon warns stopgap spending bill could hurt terrorism fight
The Pentagon comptroller has warned Congress that continuing to rely on stopgap spending bills will undermine U.S. forces in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a memo exclusively obtained by …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 8:06 p.m.
Defense Department: Washington soldier killed in Kuwait
The U.S. Defense Department said a soldier from Mill Creek, Washington, died from a noncombat-related injury in Kuwait.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Hackers find security gaps in Pentagon websites
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says high-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
In Benghazi investigation, Democrats say Republican lawyer backs White House
The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief …
Sun., May 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Deployed Washington National Guard soldier dies in Iraq
A Washington National Guard soldier, who was a state trooper in his civilian life, has died in Iraq in a noncombat related incident, the Defense Department said Sunday.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
Benghazi investigation: House lawmaker fires back at Pentagon critique
The chairman of the House Benghazi panel fired back Friday at the Defense Department for criticizing the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
House committee votes to require women to register for draft
Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat …
Wed., July 31, 2013, 9:02 a.m.
Pentagon to bear brunt of upcoming budget cuts
WASHINGTON — A second, deeper round of automatic federal budget cuts is on its way, and it’s going to hit the Pentagon hard.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
Senate panel approves Hagel for Pentagon chief
WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided Senate panel today voted to approve President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s defense secretary at a time of turmoil for …
Mon., Sept. 20, 2010, 3 p.m.
Veterans eligible for ‘stop loss’ pay must apply by Oct. 21
The White House advised veterans whose service in Iraq and Afghanistan was involuntarily extended during the Bush administration that they are eligible for back pay under legislation signed by President …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
Pentagon ending ban on photos of coffins
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has decided to rescind a long-standing prohibition against media coverage of returning war dead, allowing families to say whether news organizations may photograph the arrivals, Defense …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
President visits Pentagon
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama made another pilgrimage to a key policy outpost Wednesday, crossing the Potomac River for the first time since his inauguration to visit the Pentagon, where …