Senate Democrats indicated on Wednesday they would not halt a short-term spending bill required to keep the government running despite Republicans inserting a measure that would accelerate the confirmation of retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary.
A Defense Department study that revealed $125 billion in administrative waste at the Pentagon was suppressed by senior officials who worried Congress would slash the defense budget, the Washington Post reported Monday night.
America’s recent foreign policy failures, notably though not exclusively the inability to win in either Afghanistan or Iraq, have precipitated a good deal of soul-searching about grand strategy, the role of military versus civilian power, and internationalism versus national self-interest.
The Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah held a parade in Syria over the weekend to show off its array of military equipment, which included American-made armored vehicles fitted with antiaircraft guns.
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not yet come to the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday morning.
Pentagon officials leading efforts to recover missing American service members told their Russian counterparts in May there is no evidence that U.S. prisoners of the Korean War were brought into the Soviet Union, dismissing intelligence reports and eyewitness testimony compiled over the last two decades.
The Pentagon has a team of people to plan for future warfare scenarios, inform policymakers of defense intelligence matters, and, according to a new report, review pornography for the U.S. military.
The Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an audit into the readiness of Marine Corps aviation units, following an uptick in deadly crashes including one blamed on pilot error and lack of training.