More The Pentagon Articles

  • CenturyLink wins $1.7 million defense contract

    MONROE, La. (AP) — CenturyLink has won a contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency in which the company is charged with providing a communications system that could survive a nuclear attack. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/NZcuFW ) the contract could be worth a total of...

  • U.S. can't project power with diplomacy alone

    A certain worldview in the White House overlooks reality: The nation doesn’t need a strong military because there are no significant threats to it, and the president can handle any crisis through diplomacy.

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • 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.



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