More The Pentagon Articles

  • Report: Iran targets U.S. military satellites with lasers, China with missiles

    A worrisome new memo from the Council on Foreign Relations indicates that China, without warning, is poised to knock out U.S. satellites, especially those used by the Pentagon. "The threats to U.S. space assets are significant and growing," said the "contingency planning memo" titled...

  • U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe for military exercises

    The U.S. is sending 600 troops to Eastern Europe to take part in military exercises to “reassure allies and partners” amid growing tensions with Russia over Ukraine's sovereignty.

  • US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The options, requested by the administration, include a range of troop numbers from zero to 10,000 U.S. troops and...

  • Chuck Hagel says Pentagon must get troops to act morally to prevent sexual assaults

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that servicemembers must be convinced to act morally, rather than just within the bounds of the law, to combat sexual assault in the military.

  • Poor security policies put national security at risk at defense intelligence agencies, IG says

    Defense intelligence agencies have allowed contract employees fired for misconduct to regain access to classified information, posing a threat to national security, according to a new report by the Defense Department's inspector general.

  • Respect the law and stop playing politics with immigration

    Herman Bottcher got around. Born in Landsberg, Germany, he immigrated to Australia with his uncle. Then, in 1930, he immigrated to the United States. Two years later he applied for "first papers," the right to U.S. citizenship. He was going to college in California when the Spanish Civil War...

  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget fights in...

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information. "The...

  • Mitch McConnell wants U.S. to arm Ukraine

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Obama has yet to provide a “serious response” to Russian President Vladimir Putin's effort to “restore the empire,” and he suggested a good move would be to arm Ukraine.

  • U.S. sending non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

    The supplies will include medical aid, helmets, small fuel pumps, generators and tents, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a press briefing with Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

  • With no Iraq-Afghan memorial, Vietnam vets to honor 7,000 dead in first-ever roll call

    Years away from even being allowed to have a war memorial, the dead from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored by their fellow Vietnam veterans Memorial Day weekend at The Wall, where the first-ever reading of the names of all the post-9/11 heroes will take place.

  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...

  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. White, a 27-year-old Seattle native, will be the seventh...

  • Navy: Fire reported aboard USS Hue City

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a fire was reported aboard a guided-missile cruiser as it was transiting the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Fleet Forces Command says the fire aboard the USS Hue City broke out late Monday. The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that no injuries were reported and that...

  • EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen came to Luxembourg to...



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