The White House has reportedly barred the Defense Department from discussing military “competition” with China, telling leaders to scrap the wording in favor of something less provocative.
Coalition forces targeted and killed a senior ISIS leader known as “Dr. Wa’il” with an air strike near Raqqa, Syria, earlier this month, the Pentagon said Friday.
The Obama administration’s pact with Russia to strengthen military cooperation in Syria has prompted a widening rift between Secretary of State John Kerry and top Pentagon officials, who warn against sharing intelligence with Russian forces.
Leading House Republicans blasted the Obama administration for playing politics with defense legislation after a leaked strategy memo exposed the Pentagon’s effort to “play hardball” with Speaker Paul Ryan’s defense spending proposal.
A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
The United States has no information supporting Russia’s claim that it carried out a strike against Islamic State senior leader Mohammad al-Adnani, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters Wednesday.
The Pentagon reimbursed employees for personal transactions that were made using government-issued charge cards, the agency’s inspector general found.
The nation’s second highest-ranking military officer believes that one of our adversaries may try to build a completely autonomous “Terminator”-like system that can conduct lethal operations on the battlefield.
The Pentagon’s storied Office of Net Assessment (ONA) is coming under fire from critics inside the military and in Congress for failing to produce more of its signature product, namely, top-secret net assessments.