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The Pentagon: The United States Department of Defense's office building in Virginia
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.

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U.S. lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb 'economic espionage'

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"..
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Unforgettable 9/11 images

Nearly 3,000 people were killed when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001
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Videos for The Pentagon

Trump salutes fallen 9/11 Vigiano brothers [Video]Trump salutes fallen 9/11 Vigiano brothers

U.S. President Donald Trump saluted fallen NYPD Detective Joseph Vigiano and his brother, John, on Wednesday during a ceremony on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Joseph Vigiano's children,..

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Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon [Video]Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon

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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Trump recounts memories of 9/11 [Video]Trump recounts memories of 9/11

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..

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Trump, first lady lay wreath at Pentagon Memorial [Video]Trump, first lady lay wreath at Pentagon Memorial

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania laid a wreath Wednesday, at the Pentagon to remember the 125 victims of American Airlines flight 77 on September 11, 2001. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Flag unfurled, U.S. military remembers 9/11 [Video]Flag unfurled, U.S. military remembers 9/11

A huge United States flag was unfurled at dawn Wednesday, down the side of the Pentagon that was hit by hijacked flight American Airlines 77 on September 11, 2001. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump defends hotel use amid Air Force controversy [Video]Trump defends hotel use amid Air Force controversy

President Donald Trump dismisses Democrats' allegations of impropriety over the U.S. military's use of a Scottish airport near a Trump-owned golf course. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Buttigieg calls reported Air Force stay at Trump resort 'very strange' [Video]Buttigieg calls reported Air Force stay at Trump resort 'very strange'

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded to a report the Pentagon has paid millions of dollars for U.S. troops to stay at a Trump resort in Scotland. Rough cut. (no reporter..

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Pentagon to divert $3.6 billion to fund Trump’s wall [Video]Pentagon to divert $3.6 billion to fund Trump’s wall

More than 120 U.S. military construction projects will be adversely affected as the Pentagon prepares to use $3.6 billion to help build or enhance 175 miles of the border wall with Mexico, U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

U.S-Saudi relationship 'one of the most enduring': Esper [Video]U.S-Saudi relationship 'one of the most enduring': Esper

U.S. Defense Secretary Mike Esper said on Thursday that the U.S. intended to 'maintain and grow' strong ties with Saudi Arabia as he met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Minister of Defense at the White..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Pentagon chief wants to put U.S. missiles in Asia [Video]Pentagon chief wants to put U.S. missiles in Asia

U.S. Defence 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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Pentagon nominee denies sexual assault accusations [Video]Pentagon nominee denies sexual assault accusations

U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer categorically denied sexual assault allegations against him at his Senate confirmation hearing on..

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Trump allowed $2.5 billion for border wall [Video]Trump allowed $2.5 billion for border wall

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised..

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Trump welcomes new Defense chief [Video]Trump welcomes new Defense chief

During a colorful Pentagon ceremony featuring a 21 gun salute, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed his new Defense chief Mark Esper who was confirmed by the Senate this week, ending the..

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Former Lobbyist Mark Esper Confirmed And Sworn In As Pentagon Chief [Video]Former Lobbyist Mark Esper Confirmed And Sworn In As Pentagon Chief

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..

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Senate confirms Esper as Defense Secretary [Video]Senate confirms Esper as Defense Secretary

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. Rough Cut (no..

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Former Pres. Bush lays wreath at Pentagon memorial

Former President George W. Bush placed a wreath at the Pentagon in observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. (Sept. 11)  
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Trump marks his 3rd 9/11 anniversary at Pentagon

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..
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Trump Delivers Tributes and Threats at 9/11 Ceremony

At the Pentagon, President Trump remembered the victims of the terrorist attacks 18 years after hijackers killed thousands of Americans.
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Moment of silence, tolling bells and Trump mark 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attack

Bells will toll across New York and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and President Donald Trump will speak at the Pentagon to mark the 9/11 attack.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Never forget: All the lives lost on 9/11

We will never forget the lives lost on September 11th at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. should side with Hong Kong protesters, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

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..
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Pentagon chief says U.S. working toward 'good deal' with Taliban

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

Pentagon chief urges Chinese restraint over Hong Kong protests

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Saturday urged the Chinese government to exercise restraint over protests in Hong-Kong.
Reuters - Published

Iran 'inching' toward place where talks could be held: Pentagon chief

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

Pentagon chief suggests European allies replace funds diverted to border wall

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

Pentagon chief says he currently has no plan to seize Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1

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

Pentagon to divert funding toward border wall

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

Pentagon pulls funds for military schools, daycare to pay for Trump's border wall

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

As U.S. outlines draft Taliban deal, Pentagon chief provides few details

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

Eye Opener: The Bahamas reel after Hurricane Dorian

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

Pentagon to Divert Money From 127 Projects to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall

Regaining money for those projects will be up to Congress, which would have to approve new money to fund them. Democrats who control the House are loath to do so.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump administration redirects $3.6B from Pentagon construction to pay for border wall

Trump's administration will redirect $3.6 billion in Pentagon money to speed construction of the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon approves use of $3.6 billion for border wall

The administration is using funds from 127 military projects in the U.S. and abroad to construct 175 miles of border barriers
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Trump holds ceremony launching US Space Command

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

Construction begins on 30-foot border wall in fragile Arizona desert

The border construction project in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is the first on federal lands using funds diverted from the Pentagon
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Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs chairman speak to reporters - live stream

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Joseph Dunford are holding a joint news conference at the Pentagon
CBS News - Published

Pentagon accuses China of 'bullying tactics' in waters off Vietnam

China is carrying out "coercive interference" in oil and gas activities in waters claimed by Vietnam, the Pentagon said on Monday, accusing Beijing of using "bullying tactics."
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China's 'bullying tactics' won't win respect of international community: Pentagon

China is carrying out "coercive interference" in oil and gas activities in waters claimed by Vietnam, the Pentagon said on Monday, accusing Beijing of using bullying tactics.
Reuters - Published

Top Pence aide to become Pentagon press secretary

Alyssa Farah, currently Vice President Pence's press secretary, will become the Pentagon press secretary in September
CBS News - Published

With an eye on Russia, China and a horse, Pentagon chief visits Mongolia

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

Any Turkish incursion into Syria 'unacceptable,' will prevent it: Pentagon chief

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

Pentagon chief says U.S. will not 'overreact' to North Korea missile launches

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

U.S. says China destabilizing Indo-Pacific: Pentagon chief

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

United States opposes 'destabilizing' behavior by China in Indo-Pacific: Pentagon chief

The United States opposes destabilizing behavior by China in the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon chief says in favor of placing missiles in Asia

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

Thousands of troops could leave Afghanistan as part of deal with Taliban

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

Trump touts 'big VICTORY' on border wall funding ruling

The Supreme Court cleared the way for Trump to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico Friday
CBS News - Published

Mark Esper sworn in as defense secretary

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..
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Former lobbyist Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief

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

Trump's choice: Senate approves Mark Esper as defense secretary

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Mark Esper to lead the Pentagon, ending seven months of uncertainty at the top of the military.
USATODAY.com - Published

Senate confirms former lobbyist Esper as secretary of defense

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

U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia

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..
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Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

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 lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

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

Trump Says He May Intervene in Huge Pentagon Contract Sought by Amazon

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

Trump says looking closely at Amazon's bid on $10 billion Pentagon contract

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

U.S. military says it took defensive action against drone in Strait of Hormuz

The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. Gulf maritime proposal not military coalition against Iran - Pentagon official

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

I was a military doctor. The Pentagon's plan to cut doctors will make whole system worse.

As an Army physician, I earned my patients' trust by serving side-by-side with them. Now,
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon to Send 2,100 More Troops to the Southwestern Border

The 1,100 active-duty troops and 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard will join roughly 4,500 military personnel currently stationed there.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pentagon to deploy additional 2,100 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

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

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