Defense Secretary Defends Firing of Navy Captain Who Warned of Coronavirus Spread
Military
Defense Secretary Defends Firing of Navy Captain Who Warned of Coronavirus Spread

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he supported acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s decision to fire the Navy captain who wrote a letter to his superiors about his concerns of the coronavirus pandemic aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. “I... Read More

Will America Get a Space National Guard?
Military
Will America Get a Space National Guard?

WASHINGTON — The United States has a new military service, the Space Force, but it has never been clear whether or not the country will also have a Space Guard and Reserve. Many observers on Capitol Hill were hoping the... Read More

Pentagon Proposal to Defund Stars and Stripes Sparks Uproar
Military
Pentagon Proposal to Defund Stars and Stripes Sparks Uproar
2020-02-18 13:25:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Pentagon proposal to cut funding for Stars and Stripes is causing an uproar among media organizations and reporters covering the Defense Department who contend the independent newspaper remains a vital source of information for military personnel stationed... Read More

Brindisi Secures Key Victory for Upstate New York in Defense Bill
Employment
Brindisi Secures Key Victory for Upstate New York in Defense Bill
2019-12-13 15:04:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act means many things to many people, but to the residents of one region in Upstate New York, the massive spending bill means one thing: good-paying jobs for the foreseeable... Read More

Esper Ousts Navy Secretary in Trump SEAL Fallout
Military
Esper Ousts Navy Secretary in Trump SEAL Fallout

NEW YORK — Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked and received the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq, the Pentagon said in a... Read More

Pentagon Report: US Pullout from Syria Strengthens Terrorists
Military
Pentagon Report: US Pullout from Syria Strengthens Terrorists

WASHINGTON — The sudden departure of most U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in early October has strengthened the Islamic State terrorist group in that country, despite the U.S. military’s recent killing of the group’s leader, according to a new Pentagon... Read More

List of Military Installations Dealing With PFAS Chemical Contamination Expected to Grow
Military
List of Military Installations Dealing With PFAS Chemical Contamination Expected to Grow
2019-09-17 20:03:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. military installations contaminated with potentially cancer-causing chemical compounds found in firefighting foam is expected to rise as a Defense Department task force continues to assess the problem, the Pentagon said last week. During a... Read More

US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation
In The News
US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation

LONDON — Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the... Read More

Trump Declares New Space Command Key to American Defense
Military
Trump Declares New Space Command Key to American Defense
2019-08-30 15:55:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump announced Thursday the Pentagon has established the U.S. Space Command, declaring space as being crucial to the nation's defense. "It's a big deal," the president said during a Rose Garden ceremony. "As the newest combatant command,... Read More

Australia Could Play Bigger Role In Supplying U.S. Military With Rare Earth Minerals
Dep. of Defense
Australia Could Play Bigger Role In Supplying U.S. Military With Rare Earth Minerals
2019-08-27 19:38:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With trade tensions between U.S. and China still on a high boil, Australia stands poised to become the Defense Department's primary supplier of Rare Earth metals, a department official said Monday. Rare Earth metals are a collection of... Read More

Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration for Defense Secretary
In The News
Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration for Defense Secretary
2019-06-18 20:54:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination to lead the Pentagon Tuesday, his abrupt about face being announced via President Trump's Twitter account. "Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided... Read More

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