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The Pentagon: The United States Department of Defense's office building in Virginia
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. As a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership.

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Defense nominee Mark Esper focuses on modernization, takes fire from Elizabeth Warren

Pentagon nominee Mark Esper said the U.S. military must balance threats from Russia and China with hot spots like Iran and North Korea.
USATODAY.com - Published

Lockheed Martin awarded $492 million defense contract: Pentagon

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $492 million contract to produce launchers and support equipment for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for The Pentagon

Pentagon Delays Press Briefing On Turkey Accepting Missile System From Russia [Video]Pentagon Delays Press Briefing On Turkey Accepting Missile System From Russia

The Pentagon has indefinitely postponed a press briefing on Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system. The briefing was supposed to take place earlier on Friday, July 12,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

The Pentagon Can Now Use A Laser To Identify Someone Based On Their Heartbeat [Video]The Pentagon Can Now Use A Laser To Identify Someone Based On Their Heartbeat

The Pentagon’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) has a new piece of tech. The office developed a device that can identify people based on their cardiac signature using an infrared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

9/11 responders say McConnell will extend victim fund [Video]9/11 responders say McConnell will extend victim fund

John Feal, who heads a group lobbying Congress to authorize a compensation fund for 9/11 responders, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has committed to holding a vote before the August recess..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

New Pentagon Chief Wants To Win NATO Allies' Support On Iran [Video]New Pentagon Chief Wants To Win NATO Allies' Support On Iran

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies. The support would be for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and “open the door to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Shanahan fist bumps his way out of the Pentagon [Video]Shanahan fist bumps his way out of the Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan’s last day at the Pentagon is marked with a 'clap-out' on the river entrance steps after the acting U.S. defense secretary stepped down in wake of domestic violence reports. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

U.S. drone shoot down, an 'unprovoked attack' by Iran: Pentagon [Video]U.S. drone shoot down, an 'unprovoked attack' by Iran: Pentagon

Lt. General Joseph Guastella, commander of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command in Southwest Asia, says Iran shot down a U.S. military drone in international air space in what the Pentagon is calling an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Tammy Duckworth rips transgender ban at DOD Pride event [Video]Tammy Duckworth rips transgender ban at DOD Pride event

Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who lost both legs in combat during the Iraq war, slammed the U.S. military's ban on transgender troops at a Pride event at the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Amid USS McCain Controversy, Pentagon Says Military Will Not Be Politicized [Video]Amid USS McCain Controversy, Pentagon Says Military Will Not Be Politicized

According to Reuters, a US official said that the Pentagon has told the White House that the U.S. military will not be politicized. The comments come in response to a controversy after officials..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Acting Pentagon Chief Says No Need to Restore Suspended U.S.-South Korea Military Drills [Video]Acting Pentagon Chief Says No Need to Restore Suspended U.S.-South Korea Military Drills

According to Reuters, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Defense Chiefs From China & U.S. Hold Talks At Asia Security Summit In Singapore [Video]Defense Chiefs From China & U.S. Hold Talks At Asia Security Summit In Singapore

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held talks at an Asia security summit in Singapore, a meeting the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

'Rolling Thunder' motorcyclists make final ride through Washington [Video]'Rolling Thunder' motorcyclists make final ride through Washington

Rolling Thunder, a veterans advocacy group, made their final Memorial Day motorcycle ride through Washington, D.C. on Sunday, ending a three decades-old tradition. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Iran Says It Will Not Surrender Even If It Is Bombed [Video]Iran Says It Will Not Surrender Even If It Is Bombed

According to Reuters, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed. Earlier in the day, Iran’s top military chief..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Pentagon Considers Sending More Troops To Middle East [Video]Pentagon Considers Sending More Troops To Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has confirmed that the Pentagon is considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as a means to increase protection for American forces..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Pentagon postpones press briefing on Russian missile system delivery to Turkey

The Pentagon said on Friday it had indefinitely postponed a press briefing on Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon chief to speak with Turkish counterpart, position on F-35 unchanged

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States had not changed its position on Turkey's role in the F-35 program if they accepted a Russian missile defense system and he..
Reuters - Published

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over $10 billion opportunity with the Pentagon

An early favorite to win over the partnership with the Pentagon, Amazon is facing strong competition from fellow tech giant Microsoft.
USATODAY.com - Published

Shakeup in U.S. Navy leadership adds to Pentagon churn

A surprise shakeup in the U.S. Navy's leadership this week added to some of the biggest churn in memory at top levels of the Pentagon, where positions ranging from the secretary of defense to the heads..
Reuters - Published

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