Pentagon

In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture.
AP Photo/Mike Knaak, File
August 09, 2018 - 11:41 am
By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials...
Read More
In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a swearing in ceremony for Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
August 04, 2018 - 12:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and...
Read More
Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California.
United States Military Photo via CNN
July 08, 2018 - 8:18 pm
By Ryan Browne (CNN) - - The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in an apparent insider attack Saturday in Afghanistan as Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California. Maciel was killed and two other American service members were wounded in what US military officials called an "...
Read More
Republic of Singapore Navy guided-missile frigate RSS Tenacious arrives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in preparation for RIMPAC 2018. Singapore is one of seven ASEAN nations participating in the exercises.
Daniel James Lanari/US Navy
July 01, 2018 - 12:43 am
By Brad Lendon (CNN) - - The Pentagon kicked off the world's largest naval war games last week, the biennial, month-long Rim of the Pacific exercises, known as RIMPAC, bringing together 46 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 troops from 25 nations. Missing from that contingent is China,...
Read More
President Donald Trump shows off a "Space Policy Directive" after signing it during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
June 18, 2018 - 2:27 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S...
Read More
an Army soldier, right, and a Marine stand in front of the gates that separate the Cuban side from the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
June 07, 2018 - 9:41 pm
By Ben Fox, Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the...
Read More

Pages