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Pentagon Shares New Photos, Timeline of Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks
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Pentagon Shares New Photos, Timeline of Gulf of Oman Tanker Attacks

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday released new photos and a timeline that it said bolstered U.S. accusations that Iran was behind a pair of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. The report provides more... Read More

Pentagon Chief Sees No Need to Probe USS John McCain Incident
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Pentagon Chief Sees No Need to Probe USS John McCain Incident

SINGAPORE — The Pentagon doesn’t need to investigate a White House directive for the U.S. Navy to move the warship USS John S. McCain from view before President Donald Trump’s recent trip to Japan, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said... Read More

Woodward Says Pentagon Gripped By 'High Anxiety' Over Trump
Pentagon
Woodward Says Pentagon Gripped By 'High Anxiety' Over Trump
2019-05-31 20:26:34
by Dan McCue

Legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward says there's a sense at the Pentagon that the military is the last institution in America that is working, and a real concern among members of the Joint Chiefs about what President Donald Trump... Read More

Pentagon Asks for Several Thousand More Troops to Be Sent to Mideast as Iran Tensions Grow
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Pentagon Asks for Several Thousand More Troops to Be Sent to Mideast as Iran Tensions Grow

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has asked the White House to send several thousand more troops, Patriot anti-missile batteries and warplanes to the Middle East to boost U.S. defenses against Iranian threats, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, in a sign of... Read More

Pentagon to Brief White House on 5,000-Troop Option for Mideast
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Pentagon to Brief White House on 5,000-Troop Option for Mideast

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is planning to brief the White House on options to deploy as many as 5,000 American troops to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, who was... Read More

After A Day of Briefings on Iran, House Democrats Decry Trump's Lack of a 'Coherent Strategy'
Foreign Affairs
After A Day of Briefings on Iran, House Democrats Decry Trump's Lack of a 'Coherent Strategy'
2019-05-21 21:38:28
by Dan McCue

As tension continues to mount here and in the Persian Gulf over a potential armed conflict between the United States and Iran, members of New Democrat Coalition in the House of Representatives say they are "deeply concerned" over the Trump... Read More

Senate Panel Told 'Space Force' Vital to US Warfighting Mission
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Senate Panel Told 'Space Force' Vital to US Warfighting Mission
2019-03-27 23:57:14
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Defense department officials warned a Senate panel Wednesday that the United States risks losing its military advantage in space to growing threats from China and Russia. They are trying to convince Congress to authorize a new branch of... Read More

Trump’s Border Funding Demand Will Hamper Pentagon, Shanahan Says
National Security
Trump’s Border Funding Demand Will Hamper Pentagon, Shanahan Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s order to shift military funds to build a wall at the southern border will hamper the Pentagon’s ability to reprogram funds to meet defense needs in the future, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan conceded. “We... Read More

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