More The Pentagon Articles

  • Hagel orders boost in standards for military healthcare

    Saying "we can do better," Hagel ordered facilities identified as having problems to submit plans within 45 days on how those problems would be fixed and said the Pentagon would create unified standards for care and a systemwide process to manage performance.

  • GAO: Pentagon wasting millions to ship unneeded vehicles back from Afghanistan

    The Army and Marine Corps spent more than $100 million to return vehicles from Afghanistan that the services no longer needed, instead of destroying them or turning them over to Afghan forces, because those costs were not factored into decisions on what to do with them, the Government...

  • Pentagon: We didn't make it up

    The Pentagon pushed back Tuesday against accusations that the Obama administration exaggerated or fabricated the threat from the Khorasan group to justify airstrikes in Syria, saying the al Qaeda offshoot still poses a danger to U.S. interests.

  • Cost of war against Islamic State nears $1 billion

    A study estimates that between $780 million and $930 million has been spent since June on the campaign.

  • The Obama-military complex

    The dust-up between the president and his generals is the byproduct of an inherent conflict between Obama and those tasked with waging war.

  • Gap widens between defense funding and military mission

    The Pentagon calls it "risk," but it's really Washington's most hotly debated unfunded mandate: the growing gap between the military's budget and what it is being asked to do.

  • Nearly three-fourths of Americans skeptical of 'no troops on ground' pledge

    The Wall Street Journal reports 72 percent of registered voters said they believe U.S. ground troops will eventually be deployed to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has taken huge chunks of territory in both of those countries.

  • Ground troops may be needed against Islamic State, Boehner says

    "We have no choice," the Ohio Republican said when asked directly whether U.S. ground troops should be sent if current efforts to defeat the Islamic State using moderate Syrian rebels and Iraqi military forces fails.

  • White House's Blinken: U.S. airstrikes not helping Assad

    The use of air power and other resources from the United States and other allies, coupled with ground forces from moderate opposition rebel groups in Syria, is the way to defeat the Islamic State, Blinken said on "Fox News Sunday."

  • Pentagon spending $10 million a day fighting ISIS: Hagel

    Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.

  • What's a war without a code name?

    When the U.S. military strikes, its leaders often choose colorful code names for the operation that sometimes stick in history, like Operation Overlord or Rolling Thunder or Desert Storm.

  • U.S. Pacific chief: Discussions with China keeping friction down after near-collision

    Discussions between U.S. and Chinese military officials have helped avoid further incidents like last month's near-collision between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy spy plane, but the dialogue needs to continue to build trust between the two sides, Adm. Samuel Locklear said.

  • Not testing new combat ships cost Navy an extra $200 million: GAO

    It's GAO's latest criticism of the troubled program, which has been plagued by performance problems since it began 10 years ago.

  • U.S., Arab allies target ISIS-controlled oil refineries in latest Syria strike

    The United States and its coalition partners have targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's ability to make money from oil in the latest round of airstrikes.

  • GAO questions if the Pentagon can afford the F-35

    An ambitious effort to equip the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy with a single combat aircraft, originally billed as a way to be more efficient, will cost $8.8 billion a year to more to operate than the aging planes it will replace, the Government Accountability Office says.

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