Trump Signs Measure Granting Mattis Waiver To Serve As Defense Secretary President Donald Trump has signed legislation that clears the way for his defense secretary pick -- retired Marine Gen. James Mattis -- to run the Pentagon, if confirmed by the Senate.
Al-Qaida ‘Senior Leader’ Killed As War Rages In YemenA U.S. air strike in Yemen has killed a regional Al-Qaeda senior operative, the Pentagon said Friday.
U.S. Airstrikes Kill 20 Al-Qaida Militants In SyriaU.S. forces conducted a series of precision airstrikes this week against terrorists in northwestern Syria, killing at least 20 al-Qaida militants, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
US-Led Coalition Service Member Dies In IraqA service member in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group has died in a "non-combat related incident" in Iraq.
House Pushes Ahead With $611 Billion Defense Policy Bill The Republican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of military bases.
Three American Military Trainers Shot And Killed In JordanThe Pentagon says three U.S. military members have been killed in a shooting outside a military base in southern Jordan. A spokesman says the three were in Jordan on a training mission, and came under fire while driving into the base.
Pentagon Says Airstrike In Syria Killed An Al-Qaida LeaderThe Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in Syria this month killed what the Defense Department describes as a senior al-Qaida leader who once had ties to Osama bin Laden.
President Obama To Mark 15 Years Since 9/11 At Pentagon CeremonyPresident Barack Obama will deliver remarks at a Pentagon ceremony Sunday marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
US Officials: Military Concerned About Transgender Timeline U.S. officials say the Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details.
Move Over Drones, Driverless Cars -- Unmanned Ships Up NextIt's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.
US To Beef Up Military Presence In EuropeU.S. officials say the Pentagon will be deploying an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to rotate troops in and out of the region to reassure allies worried about threats from an increasingly aggressive Russia.
Pentagon Seeking Hackers To Test CybersecurityThe Pentagon is looking for a few good computer hackers. Screened specialists will be brought in to try to breach the Defense Department's public internet pages in a program aimed at finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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