The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $22,000 to write a 14-page report on climate change, which the Pentagon says is an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”
The Department of Defense (DOD) has paid $29 per gallon for “alternative fuel” that is nearly nine times the cost of cheaper petroleum fuel options, costing taxpayers a total of $58.6 million, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Pentagon officials are preparing to equip Ukraine with larger, longer-range radar to help the country fight back against Russian-backed separatists, indicating the Defense Department’s desire to provide more military support to Ukraine.
Weeks away from retirement, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno believes that the U.S. military could have thwarted the rise of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) had the Obama administration left troops in Iraq beyond 2011.
Two Pentagon generals tapped by President Obama to hold top posts at the Department of Defense have named Vladimir Putin’s Russia as the most significant threat to the United States.
The Family Research Council (FRC) released a statement to urge the Pentagon to focus on military readiness and not transgender policy.
Leaders at the Pentagon are planning to lift the ban on transgender individuals in the military, according to anonymous high-ranking officials.
On the fall of Ramadi, Ash Carter, the U.S. secretary of defense, had this to say on CNN: “What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. They were not outnumbered. In fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force, and yet they failed to fight.” A few days earlier, Martin Dempsey, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a similar point to a group of reporters in Brussels: “The ISF was not driven out of Ramadi. They drove out of Ramadi.”
These remarks constitute the latest evolution of administration talking points on our failing campaign against the Islamic State.
It is not every general who can find himself praised at the website of the Weekly Standard and by President Obama himself on the same day. But a defining trait of Joseph Dunford, nominated this week to replace Martin Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the universality of the respect that he commands. I have never heard a credible source say a bad word about the man. Come to think of it, I have never heard an untrustworthy source speak ill of him.
The U.S. military is set to shutter 15 sites across Europe and reduce the number of active personnel stationed in these areas as the result of a wide-ranging restructuring that aims to consolidate some operations on the continent, the Pentagon announced Thursday.