More The Pentagon Articles

  • Navy SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels

    A team of Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker from Libyan rebels, the Pentagon announced early Monday. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby, in a statement, said that the operation had been carried out after being approved by President Obama late Sunday evening. The...

  • Transgender troop ban faces scrutiny

    An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a...

  • Judge: Decorated soldier won't get Medal of Honor

    Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 straight months in combat.

  • New evidence could threaten Army sex assault case

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A military judge was considering Monday whether a high-ranking lawyer at the Pentagon unlawfully interfered in the case against a brigadier general charged with sexual assault, threatening the closely watched court martial. The latest twist in the case comes at a time when...

  • Dogfight over A-10 fighter jet in Arizona race

    All politics is local, and the Pentagon's proposal to place the A-10 Warthog fighter jet on the chopping block is making waves on the campaign trail in southeastern Arizona. Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., the successor to Rep. Gabby Giffords, likely faces a rematch with Republican Martha McSally,...



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