Veterans Group Backs Lawsuits to Stop Trump Transfer of Military Funding to Border Wall Litigation
Veterans Group Backs Lawsuits to Stop Trump Transfer of Military Funding to Border Wall
2019-10-24 20:22:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A group representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has thrown its support behind a pair of lawsuits aimed at halting President Donald Trump's use of military funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S. Mexico... Read More

Milley Sworn In As New Joint Chiefs Chairman Military
Milley Sworn In As New Joint Chiefs Chairman
2019-10-01 18:36:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Mark Milley became the nation's top military officer Monday, being sworn in during a rain-soaked ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Virginia. Milley assumes the position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at... Read More

Pentagon to Begin Diverting Construction Funds for Border Wall Immigration
Pentagon to Begin Diverting Construction Funds for Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced Tuesday it would begin diverting $3.6 billion in military construction funding for a wall along the U.S. southern border, even as court challenges continue. The release of defense money makes good on President Donald Trump’s... Read More

Pentagon to Restore Briefings to 'Maintain Open Dialogue' About Its Activities Military
Pentagon to Restore Briefings to 'Maintain Open Dialogue' About Its Activities
2019-08-29 19:41:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Wednesday that he and a representative of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will begin doing regular briefings "to maintain an open dialogue about the department's activities." Esper's announcement, made in the Pentagon briefing... Read More

Australia Could Play Bigger Role In Supplying U.S. Military With Rare Earth Minerals Defense Department
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

Pentagon to Recruit Private Investors to Fund American-Made Small Drones Defense Department
Pentagon to Recruit Private Investors to Fund American-Made Small Drones
2019-08-27 15:36:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking to recruit private investors to invest in a new generation of American-made small drone technology as an alternative to Chinese models. Ellen M. Lord, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, told reporters... Read More

Trump Enlists Pentagon on Rare-Earth Magnets Amid Chinese Threat In The News
Trump Enlists Pentagon on Rare-Earth Magnets Amid Chinese Threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Defense Department to spur the production of a slew of rare-earth magnets used in consumer electronics, military hardware and medical research, amid concerns China will restrict exports of the products. Trump... Read More

New Dems Cheer House Approval Of Comprehensive Defense Bill In The News
New Dems Cheer House Approval Of Comprehensive Defense Bill
2019-07-12 19:39:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 220--197 Friday to approve the National Defense Authorization Act, a move moderate House Democrats called "a step towards reaffirming American leadership in the world." The National Defense Authorization Act is the name... Read More

Acting Defense Secretary Restricts Information Military Can Share With Congress Political News
Acting Defense Secretary Restricts Information Military Can Share With Congress
2019-05-24 01:48:18
by Dan McCue

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has imposed new restrictions on the information the Pentagon can share with Congress about the United States' military operations. The order, first reported by the Washington Post, came in the form of a May 8... Read More

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