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Pentagon Considers Plan To Send Up To 10,000 Troops to Middle East
By Lolita C. Baldor, AP
The Pentagon will propose to the White House to send thousands of American soldiers overseas to defend against potential Iranian threats, officials said.
Carlos Jasso / Reuters
19 Former GOP Lawmakers Back Suit Against Trump's Grab For Border Wall Funding
The Pentagon informed Congress this week that it would redirect some $1.5 billion to pay for a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
DHS Asks Pentagon To Help Supply Tents For Migrants Detained At The Border
The U.S. Border Patrol has been struggling to keep up with a tide of people attempting to cross into the country.
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Congress Can't Stop The Pentagon From Spending $1 Billion On Trump's Wall
But Democrats can take away some of the Defense Department's power over its money -- and they're threatening to do it.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Pentagon Transfers $1 Billion In Funding For Trump's Border Wall
Democratic lawmakers have slammed the move as undermining military readiness and a violation of congressional appropriations.
Military IDs 2 U.S. Service Members Killed In Afghanistan
The fatalities bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan.
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Trump’s Acting Defense Secretary Faces Ethics Investigation Over Boeing Ties
Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon's acting chief, allegedly touted his former employer while disparaging competitors.
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Military Projects From Alaska To Florida At Risk From Trump’s Border Wall ‘Emergency’
The Pentagon listed projects across the nation and around the world that could be delayed or canceled so Trump can build the border wall he promised Mexico would pay for.
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Trump Has Done Nothing About His Month-Old Wall Emergency Other Than To Declare It
Weeks into a “national emergency” over an “invasion” at the Mexican border, Trump’s agencies have not taken even the first steps toward construction.
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Acting Defense Secretary Says He Hasn't Determined Amount For 'Emergency' Border Wall
By Bob Burns, AP
Shanahan said he has a great deal of discretion in deciding how to use the authorities granted to him by Trump's declaration Friday of a national emergency.
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Defense Department To Send 3,750 Additional Troops To Border With Mexico
The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to approximately 4,350.
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Ronny Jackson Named Trump's Assistant And Chief Medical Adviser
By Darlene Superville, AP
Meanwhile, the Pentagon continues to investigate professional misconduct allegations against the Navy doctor.
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Chief Of Staff To Defense Secretary Resigns 5 Days After Departure of James Mattis
“After two years in the Pentagon, I’ve decided the time is right to return to the private sector."
Court Rules In Favor Of Trump Administration's Transgender Military Ban
LGBTQ and civil rights advocates have fought against the policy.
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Government Seeks Quick Ruling On Transgender Military Ban
By Jessica Gresko, Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people
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Pentagon Stops Calling Border Military Deployments 'Operation Faithful Patriot'
The Trump administration and Defense Department had been accused of using the deployment of thousands of troops as a political ploy.
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Pentagon Declined DHS Proposal For Border Troops To Build Detention Facilities: Officials
By Phil Stewart, Reuters
The disclosure by officials illustrates the tension within the Trump administration over using military resources to fortify the border.
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People Think The Pentagon's Bonkers New Promo Video Was Made Just For Donald Trump
"Well that was nice of the Department of Defense to produce a video that Trump can understand...."
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Veteran Arrested After Suspicious Envelopes Sent To White House, Pentagon
The envelopes, allegedly sent by William Clyde Allen III to President Trump and top military chiefs, were thought to contain ricin.
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Suspected Ricin-Laced Mail Sent To Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
The Pentagon said in a statement it had put its mail facility under quarantine and that the FBI was analyzing the envelopes.
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Bob Woodward: Nixed Trump Tweet 'Scared The Daylights' Out Of The Pentagon
A proposed tweet would've been seen by North Korea as a sign that "an attack is imminent."
Jason Reed Reuters
Pentagon Cancels Millions Of Aid To Pakistan Over Record On Militant Groups
By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali, Reuters
The decision comes ahead of an expected visit to the country by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Trump's Military Parade Postponed Indefinitely Amid Reports Of Overspending
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.
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Pentagon Spokeswoman Dana White Under Investigation For Misusing Staff
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.
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Pentagon Restricts Use Of Fitness Trackers, Location-Tracking Apps Over Security Concerns
Troops deployed to sensitive areas are now prohibited from using the GPS feature on their devices and apps.
After Promises Of 'Transparency,' Pentagon Under Scrutiny For Troop Number Blackout
For years, the Pentagon provided quarterly reports on troop numbers overseas. But war zone figures are now conspicuously missing.
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