08/30/14 12:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a...
08/29/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery. The new pay raises reflect what Obama...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 04:06 PM
President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 04:23 PM
The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/27/14 12:24 PM
China blames the Aug. 19 incident on the U.S. aircraft flying too close to its coastline, in airspace it claims as its own -- a claim the U.S. does not recognize.
08/26/14 10:30 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I. Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday the Pentagon chief has sent...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/24/14 09:13 AM
President Obama has directed a review of the programs that send surplus military and other supplies and equipment to local law enforcement agencies, a White House spokesman confirmed Saturday.
08/22/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March. The Pentagon press secretary,...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/22/14 02:31 PM
A senior White House official said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has gained more power and pose a greater threat now than they did when President Obama referred to them as a 'JV' team in an interview eight months ago.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/22/14 02:15 PM
The Pentagon on Friday condemned Russian forces for sending a 90-truck convoy into Ukraine and demanded that they remove their vehicles and personnel from the territory "immediately."
By Becket Adams | 08/22/14 10:18 AM
Pentagon officials confirmed Thursday that a mission to rescue prisoners held by the ISIS had been launched earlier this year in Syria, but that the extraction team had failed to locate the hostages.
By Bob Carey and Josh Flynn-Brown | 08/21/14 07:18 PM
Recently laid-off Army officers are not bad apples, rather they are the victims of rudderless policy and feckless prioritization in the White House and Congress.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 09:54 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.
By Brian Hughes | 08/21/14 09:24 PM
President Obama hasn't waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can't stay silent for long.
08/21/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the...
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