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Blue Angels to Fly Over The Pentagon And D.C. Area

The Blue Angels will be flying over the Pentagon and the Washington area this weekend as part of a team photo shoot.

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Pentagon Finalizing Plans To Lift Transgender Ban

Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.


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Report: New Air Force Jet Could Fly Five Times Faster Than The Speed Of Sound

Military planners are working on a jet aircraft that would reach speeds of over Mach 5.


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Pentagon: Suspect Anthrax Also Sent to Canada, Washington

The Pentagon says it has determined that possibly live anthrax was mistakenly sent to labs in Canada and Washington state, in addition to the numerous labs in the U.S. and abroad that were announced last week.


The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Anthrax Shipments Broader Than First Thought

The Pentagon said Friday that the Army’s mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department’s second-ranking official to order a thorough review.


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Army Chief: Human Error Likely Not Cause of Anthrax Mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army’s top general said Thursday.


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Annual Rolling Thunder ‘Ride for Freedom’ Honors Veterans

The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.”


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Obama Administration Renews Push To Give Pentagon The Lead On Drone Strikes

The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.


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Pentagon Sending Aid To Quake-Ravaged Nepal

Military cargo plane has left Dover Air Force Base with 45 tons of equipment to provide relief for earthquake survivors.



New Pentagon Strategy Warns Of Cyberwar Capabilities

Military planners for the first time advocate using cyberwar techniques to attack and disrupt enemy computer systems.