North Korea poses an increasing danger of using long-range missiles capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads and is fielding new road-mobile and submarine-launched missiles, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress made public Friday.
A new directive issued by Pentagon leaders mandates that the agency work to “assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change,” according to a copy of the Jan. 14 directive issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.
At least the replacement of Rear Admiral John Kirby as the Pentagon’s spokesman by a civilian, Peter Cook, has had this continuing benefit: when Cook shimmies and prevaricates and generally makes a mockery of plain speaking, we can console ourselves that it’s no longer a man in uniform so debasing himself.
Dr. Jamie Morin, the Pentagon’s top cost assessor, recently priced the total cost of producing and operating the Death Star at $300 quintillion.
Congress is ordering the Pentagon to beef up its cyber operations aimed at countering the Islamic State’s online propaganda campaigns to recruit and radicalize individuals across the globe, according to recently passed legislation.
A U.S. Central Command official confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon on Monday that warning pamphlets were dropped on Islamic State targets 45 minutes before bombing sorties in order “to minimize the risks to civilians.”
The Air Force is nearing completion of plans for the next generation land-based strategic nuclear missiles that could be deployed on difficult-to-locate mobile launchers or in tunnels.
The Pentagon announced last week it is developing a new strategic bomber that will carry both nuclear and conventional weapons, as both China and Russia are engaged in similar stealth bomber programs. The U.S. bomber, currently named Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, eventually will be called the B-3 when the first aircraft are deployed in the mid-2020s.
Republican lawmakers criticized President Obama Wednesday for promising to veto the defense policy bill that would authorize about $612 billion in defense funding for fiscal year 2016.