Pentagon

After criticism, Trump says Pentagon will not shut down military newspaper

The independent military newspaper had been expected to stop publishing at the end of September after the Pentagon announced in February that it would be cutting its funding.

By REUTERS
05/09/2020
 The Pentagon (Aerial view)
Pentagon OKs five US-made drones as alternative to China systems

The drones comply with a law that prohibits the US military from buying Chinese-made unmanned aircraft systems.

By REUTERS
20/08/2020
Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general who has called former President Barack Obama a "terrorist leader," will officially perform the duties of the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, the Pentagon spokeswoman said.

By REUTERS
03/08/2020
Trump nominee for Pentagon faces Senate grilling after Islamophobia claims

Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general and ardent defender of Trump on Fox News, would hold the most senior policy position in the Pentagon if confirmed.

By REUTERS
29/07/2020
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5
Pentagon chief looking to visit China this year amid tensions

It was unclear if Esper's trip would be contingent upon securing special travel waivers given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has strained already fraught US-China relations.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020
Despite Pompeo's vow, US has not cut funding to Afghan security forces

The Pentagon has been reluctant to shave the funds announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper has not provided guidance to his agency on how to carry it out.

By REUTERS
20/05/2020
US Senate approves Trump security nominee after nearly two-year hold

One of the senators who voted no, Democrat Ron Wyden, said he opposed Evanina because Evanina had not done enough to protect whistleblowers.

By REUTERS
06/05/2020
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s guided-missile frigate Yueyang takes part in a China-T
US rearms to nullify China's missile supremacy

The Pentagon intends to arm its Marines with versions of the Tomahawk cruise missile now carried on US warships.

By REUTERS
06/05/2020
 The Pentagon (Aerial view)
The Pentagon is waging a new type of 'COVID– Covert' war

Buried deep within the US Pentagon, accessible to only a few of the most highly ranked government officials are the top secret “War Conference Rooms.”

By MICHAEL SUSSMAN
26/04/2020
Coronavirus deaths in US cross 100, Trump still hesitant about lockdown

The state of Washington currently has the highest death toll at 54 people. The virus made it into a Seattle nursing home and killed 30.

By REUTERS
18/03/2020
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