The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense, although as a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership.
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers asked the Pentagon on Thursday to name companies owned by the Chinese military operating in the United States in an attempt to curb Beijing's effort to "steal".. Reuters - Published
US President Donald Trump has marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon military intelligence complex in Virginia, where one of three hijacked planes crashed on September..
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President Trump told an audience at the Pentagon on Wednesday, that he saw a plane, "at tremendous speed", fly into the second tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, as the first tower..
Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, July 23. Esper was confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote, ending the longest period the Pentagon had been..
Donald Trump marked his third 9/11 anniversary as president on Wednesday amid his growing frustration about what he calls the "endless war" in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida conceived the deadly 2001.. USATODAY.com - Published
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were "not an internal" Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that while it was seeking a political agreement with the Taliban, Washington would not accept just any deal, as a wave of violence has cast a shadow.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that it appeared Iran was inching toward a place where talks could be held, days after U.S. President Donald Trump left the door open to a possible.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border wall with Mexico. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he currently had no plan on his desk to seize the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, which is at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western.. Reuters - Published
The Trump administration will shift $3.6 billion in funding away from the Defense Department and move it toward construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Kevin Cirilli of Bloomberg joined CBSN.. CBS News - Published
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects, including schools and daycare centers for military families, as it diverts $3.6 billion to fund President.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he would limit his comments on talks between the United States and Taliban because negotiations were still ongoing "in some ways," even as details of.. Reuters - Published
The Bahamas are devastated after Hurricane Dorian. Also, the Pentagon has approved the use of $3.6 billion in military funding to build part of the wall along the Mexican border. All that and all that.. CBS News - Published
Declaring space crucial to the nation's defense, President Donald Trump said Thursday the Pentagon has established U.S. Space Command as part of a broader effort to preserve U.S. dominance in orbit... USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be "unacceptable" and the United States would prevent unilateral incursions, as tensions between.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States will not overreact to a series of missiles launches by North Korea in recent weeks and would keep the door open to talks with.. Reuters - Published
The United States says China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponizing.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, a day after the United States withdrew from a.. Reuters - Published
The Pentagon is preparing to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The U.S. military is willing to go from the current level of 14,000 troops down to about 8,500 as part of an initial peace deal with the.. CBS News - Published
The Senate voted to confirm President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Defense, Mark Esper. The Senate overwhelmingly voted 90-8 to confirm him. Esper, who had been serving as Army secretary, is.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official. Reuters - Published
The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional.. Reuters - Published
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday. Reuters - Published
Four Republican members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a.. Reuters - Published
The company, long a target of President Trump, is seen as the leading competitor for a $10 billion cloud computing contract that the president said he was “getting tremendous complaints about.” NYTimes.com - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department after getting complaints from other.. Reuters - Published
The United States is not aiming to set up a military coalition against Iran with its new security initiative in the Gulf, but simply "shining a flashlight" in the region to deter attacks on commercial.. Reuters - Published
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard and 1,100 active duty troops to the border with Mexico, the latest deployment in support of President Donald.. Reuters - Published