Stories tagged: Defense Department
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Mindful of President Donald Trump’s intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 2:17 p.m.
The White House has instructed newly installed Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to re-examine the awarding of the military’s massive cloud-computing contract because of concerns that the bid would go …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
The Air Force general nominated to be the nation’s number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a Senate committee that he was falsely accused and …
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
The U.S. military intends to protect American commercial ships against Iranian threats in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz but will not provide naval escorts in every case, the …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
After months of delay, President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a successor to Jim Mattis as secretary of defense on Monday.
Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to make war against Iran.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Mon., May 13, 2019
The Defense Department will reprogram an additional $1.5 billion originally designated for other U.S. military projects to help fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger.
Tue., April 23, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
The U.S. government is moving forward with plans to use military funds to build border barriers in Arizona and New Mexico.
Wed., March 20, 2019, 12:32 p.m.
The Pentagon’s inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
A Richland city councilman thinks native son Jim Mattis would make a terrific governor or even president. Phil Lemley hopes his neighbors will help push a grassroots campaign to encourage …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018.
Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
According to a Defense Department study released last month, it now has 19 percent more infrastructure than it needs,
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Oops! The Pentagon says it accidentally retweeted a tweet that urged President Donald Trump to resign.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON — A second, deeper round of automatic federal budget cuts is on its way, and it’s going to hit the Pentagon hard.