Pentagon

  • impeachment Feb 19

    Trump Ousts Top Defense Official Who Certified Ukraine Aid

    President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon’s top policy official who had certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify releasing congressionally authorized aid

  • Microsoft Feb 13

    In Win for Amazon, Judge Freezes Work on Pentagon Contract

    A federal court has ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work with Microsoft on a $10 billion military cloud contract that Amazon was initially favored to win

  • New Jersey Feb 12

    Remains of Soldier From NJ Killed in Afghanistan Returned to US

    The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. The Taliban has claimed they were behind the attack. Goble was…

  • Iran Feb 11

    109 Troops Suffer Brain Injuries From Iran Strike, Pentagon Says

    The Pentagon says the number of U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in Iraq.

  • Iran Jan 29

    Pentagon: 50 Troops Suffered Brain Injuries in Iran Strike

    The Pentagon has raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, It’s the third time the number of injuries has been increased.

  • Military Jan 24

    Pentagon: 34 US Troops Had Brain Injuries From Iran’s Strike

    The Pentagon says 34 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month’s Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base. Half of the troops have returned to their duties, while the others are still under observation. The 34 total is more than previously reported.

  • Iran Jan 17

    Pentagon Says US Troops Were Hurt in Iran Strikes, Contradicting Trump

    Several U.S. service members were treated for concussions after Iran launched ballistic missiles earlier this month in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander, the Pentagon said Thursday.

  • Border wall Jan 16

    DHS Seeks Pentagon Funds for 270 Miles of Border Wall

    The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort, defense officials said Thursday.

    The officials said the request came in Wednesday, and the Pentagon is beginning what will be a two-week assessment to determine what will be approved.

  • Pensacola shooting Jan 16

    US Military Training for Saudi Students Could Resume Soon

    The Pentagon says that U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted “in the coming days.” It was nearly six weeks when a shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida base. The Pentagon had stopped all flight and field training for the approximately 850 Saudi students amid fears that others may...

  • Trump administration Jan 7

    Trump Retreats From Threat to Attack Iranian Cultural Sites

    The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks.

  • Iraq Jan 6

    US Coalition Forces to Move Some Troops Out of Baghdad

    The commanding general of U.S. and allied troops in Iraq sent a letter to Iraq’s Ministry of Defense on Monday stating that the task force will be “repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement.” The letter comes a day after the Iraqi parliament voted to ask its government to end the U.S....

  • Iran Jan 4

    Iraq Official Says Airstrike Targets Iran-Backed Militia

    The New Year’s Eve attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad has exposed a deepening divide between the U.S. and Iraq over Iran’s role there, even as the Pentagon embarks on a more aggressive mission to counter Iranian influence.

  • Pentagon Dec 12, 2019

    Pentagon Watchdog Investigating $400M Border Wall Contract

    The Defense Department’s internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon’s inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. would be...

  • Afghanistan Dec 11, 2019

    US Considers Leaving Smaller Number of Troops in Afghanistan

    The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not disclose any potential troop totals, but he agreed that leaving a minimal U.S. footprint in...

  • Pentagon Dec 11, 2019

    Pentagon Orders Review of International Student Vetting

    The Pentagon is ordering a broad review of vetting procedures for international students who participate in training on military installations. The review is a direct reaction to last week’s deadly shooting at a Pensacola Navy base by a Saudi aviation student. The memo was signed by Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist and says screening must be strengthened and the review...

  • Amazon Dec 9, 2019

    Amazon Says Trump’s ‘Improper Pressure’ Doomed Pentagon Bid

    Amazon says President Donald Trump’s “improper pressure” and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing contract to Microsoft in October. Amazon argues in a lawsuit unsealed Monday that the decision should be revisited because of “substantial and pervasive errors” and Trump’s interference. Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos have...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Esper Says Trump Ordered Him to Stop SEAL Review Board

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Monday that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. Esper’s comments are the latest twist in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, which led to a conflict between...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Trump Signs Stopgap Spending Bill, Averting Shutdown

    President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a short-term funding bill, averting the threat of a government shutdown until next month. Trump signed the bill, which will extend funding through Dec. 20, hours before government funding was set to expire. The Senate, by a 74-20 vote, passed the short-term funding bill earlier in the day. The push to keep the government...

  • Virginia Nov 18, 2019

    Express Lanes Open on I-395

    Interstate 395 is the latest to open Express Lanes in the D.C. region.

  • VMS Nov 14, 2019

    I-395 Express Lanes to Open Sunday

    Express lanes are expanding in the region and I-395 will be the next to get them starting on Sunday. News4’s Adam Tuss has what you need to know.

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