More The Pentagon Articles

  • Dianne Feinstein: U.S. should confront ISIS militarily

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has added her voice to those of Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. 

  • Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'

    A coalition of 160 victims and family members of Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood have been fighting the Obama administration for nearly five years to label the shooting an act of terrorism.

  • Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

    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...

  • Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

    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...

  • Pentagon pressed on why there's no strategy to defeat ISIS

    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...

  • Does Syria's air defense system work?

    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.

  • U.S. surveillance flights near China will continue after near-miss

    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.

  • Pentagon chief OKs Medal of Honor for WWI hero

    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...

  • Obama orders review of U.S. arming of police

    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.

  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    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,...

  • White House says ISIS is no longer 'JV'

    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.

  • Pentagon to Russia: Remove your trucks from Ukraine

    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."

  • The Obama administration was wrong to release information on the failed ISIS rescue mission

    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.

  • Laying off troops close to retirement isn't keeping faith

    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.

  • Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

    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.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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