Pentagon

Why The F-15x Fighter Could Be Set To Soar

Sebastien Roblin Security, There are not enough F-22s and F-35s to go around. Key point: F-15s are better suited for long-endurance air defense patrols. On December 21, Bloomberg Government reported that the Pentagon was planning to set aside...
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Pentagon Reportedly Preparing For Sudden Withdrawal In Afghanistan In Case Trump Announces It On A...

Getty Images The Department of Defense is reportedly preparing for a sudden withdrawal of military forces in Afghanistan just in case President Donald Trump makes a sudden announcement of a withdrawal. NBC News reported Monday that the Pentagon...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Military

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Pentagon Plans For Quick Afghanistan Withdrawal

“The Pentagon recently began drawing up plans for an abrupt withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan in case President Donald Trump surprises military leaders by ordering an immediate drawdown as he did in Syria,” NBC News...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Military, Syria

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As Trump Tweets He Is 'bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says Us Forces Leaving Syria Are...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies."
Related topics: Syria, Iraq

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Us Defense Chief In Afghanistan For Firsthand Look At War

Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Military, Taliban

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Pentagon Chief Makes Unannounced Visit To Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper arrived as the U.S. considers reviving peace talks with the Taliban.
Related topics: Afghanistan, Taliban

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The Pentagon's Plan For Mobile Nuclear Reactors Is A Horrible Idea

Michael Peck Security, A tantalizing target for U.S. enemies. Key point: There are a lot of risks to public safety from this plan. The goal is to provide reliable electrical power to remote forward operating bases and during quick-response...

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Pentagon Set To Study Roswell-linked  ‘ufo Metamaterials’ – Reports

The deal is understood to have been signed earlier this month in the wake of reports that the allegedly obtained evidence was related to a New Mexico location central to a series of UFO conspiracies. Weeks earlier, a media frenzy arose when the US...

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Surprise! An Iranian F-4 Pilot Never Saw A Stealth F-22 Fly Under Him

Robert Beckhusen Security, Stealth superiority. Key point: Iran doesn't stand a chance against the U.S. Air Force. Back in 2013, Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an Iranian air force F-4 Phantom combat plane attempted to intercept...
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Pentagon Sees Few Options Left For Combating Isis

“The United States’ abrupt withdrawal from northeastern Syria is forcing the Pentagon to accept a dangerous reality — the rebirth of an Islamic State sanctuary that could allow terrorists to launch attacks on the West,” Politico...
Related topics: Terrorism

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Perry Will Not Cooperate With Impeachment Probe

“The Department of Energy cited the same arguments as the Pentagon for why it is unable to cooperate “at this time” with House committees’ subpoena for documents related to President Trump’s efforts to push Ukraine to...
Related topics: Subpoenas, Ukraine

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Pause In Turkey's Syria Incursion Largely Holding On First Day

There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."(Image credit: Emrah Gurel/AP)
Related topics: Turkey, Syria

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Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay For Medicare For All While Creating Progressive...

“Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?” The Institute for Policy Studies on Thursday shared the results of extensive research into how the $750 billion U.S....
Related topics: Medicare, Taxes, Military

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The Navy Should Use Its Retired Carriers For Target Practice

David Axe Security, Americas This way, the Pentagon can test better anti-missile systems under more realistic conditions. Key point: The navy has turned other retired ships into experimental platforms to try out new defensive technology before...

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Amid A Hasty Withdrawal, Pentagon Scrambles To Revise Campaign Against Islamic State

Officials anticipate challenges in containing militants from afar after the bulk of U.S. forces leave Syria. 
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Here Are The Two Trump Claims That The Pentagon Chief Refused To Vouch For

The White House meeting Wednesday afternoon didn’t go well for either party, according to their counterparts. Both sides are dishing on details, including a Democratic aide who said that there were two of President Donald Trump’s claims...
Related topics: Donald Trump, White House

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The Pentagon Has A 6 Item Shopping List To Fight Other Great Powers

Sebastien Roblin Security, Americas Artillery, planes, and data links, oh my! Key point: The military needs the right tools to deter and defeat near-peer opponents. The U.S. Army is at a crossroads as the Pentagon is reorienting itself to fight a...
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Democrats Protest $200m In Additional Border Wall Transfers

President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counterdrug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing protests from Democrats who say he is again abusing his powers.The...
Related topics: Protests, Donald Trump, Mexico

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Video: Us Army Wraps Up Field Tests Of ‘onyx’ Climbing Exoskeleton

US defense contractor Lockheed Martin is testing a new exoskeleton that aims to make mountain climbing an effortless feat for US soldiers. The Pentagon hopes to have the system on the battlefield next year, following feedback from the testing...
Related topics: Science Videos, Lockheed Martin

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Pentagon Refuses To Comply With House Democrats' Subpoena

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Pentagon refuses to comply with a subpoena issued by the US House seeking documents related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Legislative Affairs Robert Hood said in a letter to Congressmen...
Related topics: Subpoenas, Ukraine

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