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Trump's Team Said It Didn't Ask For Military Vehicles At Inauguration. Emails Show It Did.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The month after Donald Trump won the presidential election, his staff asked the Pentagon to send photographs of military tactical vehic...

America’s Wars: Business As Usual

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com U.S. Marines are, for the first time, deploying to Syria (with more to come). There’s talk of an “enduring” U....

Trump Is Hurting The Pentagon! (By Giving It Too Much Money)

William Astore | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
William Astore

Anyone who’s been in the military knows what happens as the end of a fiscal year approaches: wild spending. Any money that’s left in your budget ...

Military Gains Bigger Voice As Pentagon Waits For Civilian Nominees

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 03.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Thousands of American combat troops are fighting in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Nuclear-armed North Korea is testing long-range missil...

Pentagon Denies Striking Mosque In Syria, Says It Killed Al Qaeda Militants

Reuters/HuffPost | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.17.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday denied accusations by a Syrian rebel group that the United States had targeted a mosque in Syria and, in...

Report: Pentagon Failed To Disclose Thousands Of Airstrikes

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has failed to disclose up to thousands of air strikes the U.S. military carried out over several years in I...

What Happens When All We Have Left Is The Pentagon?

William Hartung | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
William Hartung

At over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds. If President Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove a sum for pikers and misers.

U.S. Military Probing More Possible Civilian Deaths In Yemen Raid

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., Feb 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on ...

3 Women Make History As The Marines' First Female Infantrymen

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

Three women have made strides to become the first female members of a Marine Corps infantry unit, and along the way have changed the military branch f...

NFL To Pay Over $700,000 Back To Taxpayers For Sponsored Patriotism

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports

The NFL is finally giving taxpayers back what's morally owed to them: Their money. On Thursday, ESPN reported that the league agreed to pay $723,734 b...

Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Angers Both Republicans And Human Rights Groups

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon released a long-anticipated plan outlining the steps the Obama administration will take to close the notorious Guantanamo B...

Russ Feingold Picks Up Donation From Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was previously a GOP senator from Nebraska, has so far only donated to one candidate this cycle: Former Sen....

Obama Administration Disowns Pentagon’s $500 Million Program To Train Syrian Rebels

The New York Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

LONDON — The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on...

Does the Pentagon Know That It's the Twenty-First Century?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Fifteen to 20 years ago, a canny friend of mine assured me that I would know I was in a different world when the Europeans said no to Washington. I've been waiting all this time, and last week, it seemed as if the moment had finally arrived.

Uncle Pentagon

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

In many ways, I grew up at the Pentagon. Our family never sat for a formal portrait. We didn't take snapshots at parties or picnics or on vacation. But what we do have is photo albums stuffed with pictures taken at the Pentagon as we protested there year after year after year.

Letters of Sacrifice

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Dorian de Wind

"Letters of Sacrifice" is Hassin's tribute to those who have fought and died for our country in all wars, but represents those who have fallen since that infamous September day almost 14 years ago.

Hagel warns Pentagon officials that change is coming

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith April 3, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investig...

Women in Combat: One More Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Dorian de Wind

I respect the patriotism and mettle of those women who want to serve their country on an equal basis as their male counterparts and I must -- albeit ambivalently -- agree that those women able and willing to serve in combat roles should be allowed to do so.

Chuck Hagel's Military Service: A Target Once Again

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

I have consistently defended Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense, against allegations that he is "anti-Semitic," against attacks for his lack of appetite for "elective" wars, etc.

Jordan Zakarin

Navy SEALs And The Military's Secret Hollywood Mission

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment

A crack team of highly skilled warriors, outfitted with the most advanced weapons of the world’s most powerful military force, storms an enemy compo...

If You Send a Bull Into a China Shop, Things Will Be Broken

William McNulty | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
William McNulty

Clifford Stanley has not resigned from the cause of improving the lives of American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines -- and the veterans of each branch of the armed forces; Stanley has merely removed himself from the bureaucracy that actually impedes and hinders that noble cause.

Pelosi: Feeze Pentagon Budget Too

MSNBC | Luke Russert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Toward the end of her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) broke ranks with President Obama and reiterated...