Department Of Defense
There’s little hope this year for efforts by progressives and a handful of Republicans to rein in military spending, congressional sources and experts say.
"There was no order from the president," former Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller testified.
Sec. of Defense Mark Esper says he opposes deploying active-duty military troops to subdue protests. President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested invoking the Insurrection Act to do so.
The 18 aircraft will be used to ferry people out of temporary safe havens and staging bases outside of Afghanistan.
If selected, Michele Flournoy would follow a tumultuous Pentagon period that's seen five men have the job under Trump.
The president reportedly intends to take more than $7 billion from Pentagon funding to build his border wall, according to internal White House plans obtained by The Washington Post.
Estimates for the president's Veteran's Day parade, two days after the midterm vote, rose from $12 million to $92 million. The Pentagon is looking at 2019 now.
The Defense Department Office of Inspector General is digging into claims that White used staff members for personal errands and retaliated after complaints were filed, CNN reports.
President Trump says he’s considering a retaliatory attack on Syria, after dictator Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.