The Pentagon released revised guidelines Friday that removed a provision allowing U.S. military commanders to treat war reporters as “unprivileged belligerents” if they believe the correspondents are cooperating with the enemy.
The Pentagon released a manual Friday providing step-by-step instructions describing how service members can get a sex change, allowing for extended time off during the transition.
Abu Omar al-Shishani, who the Pentagon described as Islamic State’s “minister of war,” was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul, a news agency that supports the militant group said on Wednesday.
Pentagon officials are pushing back against the Obama administration’s plan to strengthen military cooperation between the United States and Russia in the fight against terrorist groups in Syria.
A United Nations tribunal on Tuesday ruled unanimously against China’s history-based claim to sovereignty over 90 percent of the South China Sea.
The Islamic State’s territorial losses in Iraq and Syria have been hailed by the Obama administration as evidence that the terror group is failing, but experts predict that the group will continue to instigate large-scale attacks in the Middle East and westward.
Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Serbia on Monday as the Obama administration pressed ahead with its long-held goal of shutting the widely condemned facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.
The U.S. military’s program dedicated to countering the Islamic State’s propaganda has fewer than a dozen staffers, the Pentagon said in a statement Wednesday.
The Pentagon will not publicly release information about U.S. troops wounded by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, claiming such disclosures could help the enemy.
The Pentagon will lift the ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the military in the upcoming weeks, Defense Department sources told reporters.