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The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The department is the largest employer in the world, with nearly 1.3 million active duty servicemen and women as of 2016. Adding to its employees are over 826,000 National Guardsmen and Reservists from the four services, and over 732,000 civilians bringing the total to over 2.8 million employees. Headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., the DoD's stated mission is to provide "the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security".

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The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than many countries, study says

According to the study written by Boston University professor Neta Crawford, the Defense Department is the world's single largest consumer of oil.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon gets 8.8% discount in $34 billion F-35 jet deal

The U.S. Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8.8 percent from the price of its latest order of F-35A fighter jet, shaving a year from the time frame in..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Department of Defense

Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East [Video]Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, two US officials said that the US Department of Defense is considering a US military request to send approximately 5,000 additional troops to the Middle..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Focus On Policy Giver Her Bump In The Polls [Video]Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Focus On Policy Giver Her Bump In The Polls

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is becoming the candidate in the 2020 presidential election based on policies. According to Business Insider, Warren explains detailed policy proposals almost daily. One issue she..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pentagon Awards $646 Million Contract To Build Arizona Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Awards $646 Million Contract To Build Arizona Border Wall

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the US Defense Department announced that it had awarded a 646 million-dollar contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Pentagon Announces $646 Million Contract To Build Arizona Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Announces $646 Million Contract To Build Arizona Border Wall

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the United States Defense Department announced that it had awarded a 646 million dollar contract to a construction company to design and build a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Iranian Defense Minister Says Islamic Republic Ready To Counter Any Threat [Video]Iranian Defense Minister Says Islamic Republic Ready To Counter Any Threat

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Iran's military commanders said that the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and stands prepared to counter..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions [Video]Iran Accuses U.S. Of Escalating Tensions

CNN reports Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral" and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Despite Mounting Tension, Iran's Supreme Leader Says There Will Be No War With U.S. [Video]Despite Mounting Tension, Iran's Supreme Leader Says There Will Be No War With U.S.

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that there would no war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch enemies..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

China Developing New Nuclear Missile To Complete A Triad [Video]China Developing New Nuclear Missile To Complete A Triad

Business Insider reports the Pentagon has warned in a new report that the Chinese military is moving toward completing a nuclear triad. Its triad will mean it will have the ability to launch nukes from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Sexual Assaults Spike In U.S. Military [Video]Sexual Assaults Spike In U.S. Military

According to Reuters, The U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday the estimated number of sexual assaults in the military climbed nearly 38 percent in 2018 compared with a survey two years earlier,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Changing Too Fast For Experts [Video]Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Changing Too Fast For Experts

According to Business Insider, the Earth’s magnetic north pole keeps moving. In the last few years, it has moved so much that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an early..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

North Korea Announces Tests of 'New Tactical Guided Weapon' [Video]North Korea Announces Tests of 'New Tactical Guided Weapon'

​Kim Jong-un said the weapon's development "serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat ​power of the People’s Army."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

 

Pentagon agrees first multiyear purchase of F-35 jets, worth $34 billion

The U.S. Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement that would cut the price of the F-35A fighter jet by 8.8% and bring the price of each Lockheed Martin Co aircraft below $80 million dollars a..
Reuters - Published

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