Stories tagged: pentagon
Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
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 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
The Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike on an Iraqi air base earlier this month
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
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
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 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 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
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
The Pentagon has awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract called JEDI.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
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
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
Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
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
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
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 …
Fri., July 26, 2019
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
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
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 …
Mon., July 15, 2019
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
A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon.
Thu., July 11, 2019
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 …
Thu., June 27, 2019
The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Fri., June 21, 2019
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
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is stepping down before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate
Thu., June 6, 2019
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
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 …
Sun., June 2, 2019
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. …
Wed., May 29, 2019
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.
Wed., May 22, 2019
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 …
Thu., May 2, 2019
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.