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Pentagon Sends More Troops to the Border

February 3, 2019 |

The Pentagon says it’s sending about 3,750 more US troops to the southwest border to help out Customs and Border Protection, CNN reports. The mission is slated to last 90 days and will include mobile surveillance as well as the placement of 150 miles of wire between ports of…


WSJ: White House requested plans last year from Pentagon to attack Iran

January 14, 2019 |

The White House’s National Security Council asked the Pentagon last year for plans for launching a military attack against Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported early Sunday, citing current and former US officials. – RSS Channel – World

Pentagon Makes Surprise Announcement on Syria

January 11, 2019 |

The first US troops have begun to leave Syria. The Pentagon is providing few details, however, except to say the US-led coalition had “begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal.” Coalition spokesman Col. Sean Ryan declined to provide numbers or timetables regarding the approximately 2,000 US troops in the…

Days After Mattis Leaves, Another Resignation at the Pentagon

January 6, 2019 |

Just days after Jim Mattis’ last day as Defense secretary, another member of the Pentagon’s top brass has abruptly stepped down, reports CNN . Defense Department chief of staff Kevin Sweeney, a retired real admiral who has served in his current role since January 2017, is stepping down. “I’ve decided the…

Pentagon Has Novel Spin on Results of First Audit

November 16, 2018 |

The Pentagon has just provided every kid who brings home a lousy test score with a possible new defense: “We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it.” So says Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in putting the best possible spin on the results of a long-awaited audit…

Trump Wanted It. The Pentagon Said No. Here’s Why

November 3, 2018 |

The Trump administration asked, and the Pentagon said no—to using troops on the southern border for law-enforcement purposes, CNN reports. Two defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security wanted US troops to provide “crowd and traffic control” and protect Customs and Border Protection officers from the so-called “caravan”…

Pentagon to Hackers: Go Ahead, Access Russia’s Cyber Systems

November 2, 2018 |

What may soon become a more “regular currency of war”: cyberattacks, per the Center for Public Integrity , and it notes that the US Department of Defense may start cashing in as early as next week. Current and former senior US officials reveal to the investigative journalism nonprofit that the Pentagon…

Pentagon Sends Thousands of Troops to the Border

October 30, 2018 |

The Defense Department says it’s sending 5,200 active duty troops to “harden” the southern border against a migrant caravan making its way through Mexico, the AP reports. Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy tells reporters that 800 soldiers were en route on Monday and that the remainder of the troops would be…

China Has US Targets in Crosshairs: Pentagon

August 18, 2018 |

China is flexing its military muscles, according to a Pentagon report that gets right to the troubling point: “Over the last three years, the PLA [People’s Liberation Army] has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and…

US military parade originally scheduled for November is delayed to 2019, Pentagon says

August 17, 2018 |

The military parade President Trump requested for November has been pushed back to 2019, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
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