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Arkansas man charged with trying to blow up car at Pentagon

An Arkansas man was arrested on charges he tried to blow up a car outside the Pentagon, federal officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Amazon wants to question Trump over losing $10B contract bid

Amazon wants President Donald Trump to submit to questioning over the tech company’s losing bid for a $10 billion military contract.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops suffered brain injuries from Iran’s strike

The Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike on an Iraqi air base earlier this month


Pentagon adding to restrictions on foreign military students

The Pentagon says it is imposing new restrictions on international military students at U.S. bases, including limits on their possession of firearms. This follows the deadly shooting in December at …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Pentagon to probe legality of using troops on US border

The Pentagon’s independent investigations office says it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration’s use of the military at the U.S. southwestern border.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Amazon says Trump’s ‘improper pressure’ doomed Pentagon bid

Amazon says President Donald Trump’s “improper pressure“ and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft

Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Pentagon awaits possible Amazon challenge over cloud deal

Amazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon’s awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Pentagon hands Microsoft $10B ‘war cloud’ deal, snubs Amazon

The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract called JEDI.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Pentagon told witness not to testify in impeachment inquiry

A Defense Department official who testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump did so even though the department instructed her not to cooperate.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

U.S. bolsters Saudi defense against Iran with jets, missiles

The U.S. is deploying dozens more fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia, beefing up efforts to defend the kingdom against Iran even as President Donald Trump repeatedly …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil.


Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon to destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Pentagon nominee denies sexual misconduct allegations

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 …


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Pentagon chief aims to ensure safe passage in Persian Gulf

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Senate confirms Army veteran Mark Esper secretary of defense

It took seven months, but President Donald Trump finally has a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation Tuesday by …


Pentagon to get unprecedented 3rd acting chief this year

After months of delay, President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a successor to Jim Mattis as secretary of defense on Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon.


Senate committee sets Tuesday hearing on Pentagon leadership

The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Mark Esper’s expected nomination as defense secretary. The committee says it’s “pre-nomination paperwork” from the White House regarding the …


Pentagon releases IDs of 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan.


A perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon

It’s a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon. President Donald Trump’s brinkmanship with Iran is on the boil, the U.S. is undertaking an unusual troop deployment to the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is stepping down before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate


Pentagon ends reviews of Niger ambush that killed 4 soldiers

The Pentagon announced it has concluded its reviews of a 2017 ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead in the African nation of Niger and said it has found the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

US officials warn of climate risk as Trump dismisses it

Senior U.S. officials warned Congress on Wednesday about the threat to national security from melting ice in the Arctic as Russia and other adversaries take advantage of the increasing possibilities …


Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late Sen. …


Pentagon nominee focuses on China despite Mideast tensions

Tensions may be high in the Middle East, but the man chosen by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon is turning his focus to China.


US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it’s not clear if the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested forces. Officials …


Reports of sexual assault in the military spike

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.