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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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Democrat Warren targets Pentagon contractors, calls industry corrupt

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat seeking her party's presidential nomination, on Thursday called for new rules governing Pentagon contractors, saying the industry has become too close to..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon awards $646 million contract for border wall in Arizona

The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a $646 million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona.
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Department of Defense

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

Assange Arrest Leaves Questions About Press Freedom [Video]Assange Arrest Leaves Questions About Press Freedom

Julian Assange's single charge may leave the door open for more, but critics say further charges would infringe on press freedom.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Julian Assange Charged With Conspiracy To Hack A Government Computer [Video]Julian Assange Charged With Conspiracy To Hack A Government Computer

Gizmodo reports that the Justice Department has officially charged Julian Assange with a single count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall

The contracts are for construction projects within the El Paso and Yuma sectors of the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Hollywood Military Partnerships Misrepresent Arabs, Muslims [Video]Hollywood Military Partnerships Misrepresent Arabs, Muslims

The U.S. Department of Defense has a lot of influence over Hollywood — and that's led to some damaging portrayals of Arab and Muslim communities.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 05:00Published

US Cancels Shipment of F-35 Equipment to Turkey [Video]US Cancels Shipment of F-35 Equipment to Turkey

A U.S. Defense Department spokesperson told news outlets the shipments and activities were suspended amid ongoing talks with Turkey.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Hollywood's Military Partnerships Misrepresent Arab People [Video]Hollywood's Military Partnerships Misrepresent Arab People

The U.S. Department of Defense has a lot of influence over Hollywood — and that's led to some damaging portrayals of Arab and Muslim communities.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 05:00Published

US Department Of Defense Gives Border Wall Project $1 Billion In Funding [Video]US Department Of Defense Gives Border Wall Project $1 Billion In Funding

The U.S. Department of Defense is moving $1 billion towards border reinforcement. This include “pedestrian fencing,” roads and lighting along a 57-mile section of the border. The Pentagon recently..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump says ISIL is defeated and out of Syria, but is it? [Video]Trump says ISIL is defeated and out of Syria, but is it?

US Defense Department tells Trump ISIL no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Pentagon Investigating Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan [Video]Pentagon Investigating Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan

The DOD is investigating whether Patrick Shanahan violated an ethics agreement he signed.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Pentagon Builds Deterrent Force Against Possible Iranian Attack

The Defense Department is deploying an antimissile battery, a limited step taken in part because an intelligence analysis concluded that Iran is trying to provoke the United States into overreacting.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pentagon Shifts $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan War Budget and Other Military Projects

The newest shift in money is in addition to the $1 billion that the Defense Department transferred to wall construction in March from the Army’s personnel budget.
NYTimes.com - Published

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