Pentagon

Michele Flournoy testifies as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 15, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Top Candidate For Defense Job Bows Out

Source reveals Michele Flournoy has taken herself out of consideration to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

11/25/2014

A congressionally-authorized program that allows the Pentagon to give surplus gear to local police has been questioned since the overwhelming police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pentagon Pursuing Changes In Surplus Gear Program

The Defense Department has been reviewing a congressionally-authorized program that provides surplus weapons, gear and other equipment to thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country.

11/13/2014

The U.S. military is scaling back its planned Ebola response deployments to Liberia from 4,000 troops to 3,000, the U.S. commander in Liberia said Wednesday. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US Cutting Back Ebola Military Response

The U.S. military is scaling back its planned Ebola response deployments to Liberia from 4,000 troops to 3,000, the U.S. commander in Liberia said Wednesday.

11/12/2014

Marines lined up to have their temperatures taken by Liberian health workers as they left their planes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

10/29/2014

Members of the Iraqi Navy take part in tactical training on Oct. 21, 2014,  in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra. (credit: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months

Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.

10/24/2014

File photo of the Pentagon. (credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Woman at Pentagon Doesn’t Have Ebola

A woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot does not have Ebola, Virginia public health authorities said Friday, ending a daylong scare that forced the temporary quarantine of military members going to a Marine Corps ceremony in Washington.

10/17/2014

A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.  (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ISIS Gaining Ground Despite US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

The U.S.-led coalition has launched several airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria, mainly in and around the town of Kobani near Turkey, where Kurdish fighters captured a strategic hill and brought down the jihadists’ black flag, activists and a Kurdish official said Tuesday.

10/14/2014

File photo of a Metro train. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro to Open Early Sunday for Army Ten-Miler

Metro trains will start running two hours early on Sunday to help runners traveling to the Army Ten-Miler.

10/10/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: ‘The More Endangered We Are Here’ As ISIS Gets Stronger

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns that America could face a terror attack from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as the group continues to grow.

10/09/2014

A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.  (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Spokesman: ‘We All Need To Prepare Ourselves For The Reality’ ISIS Will Take More Syrian Towns

U.S. and coalition airstrikes have forced some Islamic State militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, but it may yet fall under the extremists’ control because air power alone cannot prevent it, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.

10/09/2014

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