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The United States Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national security and the United States Armed Forces. The DoD is the largest employer in the world, with nearly 1.3 million active-duty service members as of 2016. More employees include over 826,000 National Guard and Reservists from the armed forces, and over 732,000 civilians bringing the total to over 2.8 million employees. Headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., the DoD's stated mission is to provide "the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security".

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US wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race

us wants new nuclear weapons to counter russia but says there is no arms race
Washington (CNN)During a visit to US Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a "table top" war game exercise where Russian military forces used a "tactical" nuclear weapon..
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Pentagon chief visits nuke base to highlight weapon spending

pentagon chief visits nuke base to highlight weapon spending
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper used his first-ever visit to a nuclear missile field in frigid North Dakota to tout the Trump administration's multibillion-dollar plan..
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More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci [Video]More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said on CBS "Face the Nation" that more than 40 Americans, who were quarantined aboard the Diamond..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:35Published

15 Coronavirus Quarantine Camps Set Up On U.S. Military Bases [Video]15 Coronavirus Quarantine Camps Set Up On U.S. Military Bases

The U.S., along with other countries have evacuated citizens from Wuhan, China, due to the coronavirus outbreak which has killed over 1,300 people and infected over 64,000. Business Insider says that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump Taking Billion From Navy To Build Wall [Video]Trump Taking Billion From Navy To Build Wall

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad Swysgood The Trump administration is again raiding Pentagon funds in order to defy Congress and pay for the construction of a border wall..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Trump to take billions more from military for wall [Video]Trump to take billions more from military for wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

A dip on Wall Street as coronavirus fears strike [Video]A dip on Wall Street as coronavirus fears strike

Wall Street finished lower on Thursday as investors took a cautious stance after a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths in China. Conway G. Gittens has the recap.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Iranian missile strike injures 50 troops: Pentagon [Video]Iranian missile strike injures 50 troops: Pentagon

The Pentagon now says that 50 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after an Iranian missile strike earlier this month.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:54Published

US Confirms Military Strikes From Iran Against Trump Administration [Video]US Confirms Military Strikes From Iran Against Trump Administration

The Department of Defense said the Iranian military retaliated against the Trump administration. The attack came after Trump assassinated Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

AP Top Stories February 19 P

Here's the latest for Wednesday, February 19th: Lawyer says Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia; Trump ousts DOD official connected to Ukraine aid; Blagojevich thanks Trump for..
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Trump ousts DOD official connected to Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify releasing..
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Trump thanks DOD official for service, in apparent nod to his departure

U.S. President Donald Trump thanked a senior Pentagon official for his service on Wednesday, appearing to confirm the departure of the Defense Department's key policy official.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo Wraps Up Visit to Senegal

pompeo wraps up visit to senegal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a visit to Senegal on Sunday, where he discussed the U.S. role in security issues in Africa. This visit came as the U.S. Defense Department is conducting a..
WorldNews - Published

Trump to take billions more from military for wall

trump to take billions more from military for wall
The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Judge grants Amazon motion for pause in Microsoft's Pentagon contract work

A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon.com Inc's request to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an up-to-$10 billion cloud computing deal that..
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge orders temporary halt to Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract

A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon.com Inc's request for a preliminary injunction to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an up-to-$10 billion cloud..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon recoups $6.5 billion via streamlining, sale of old equipment: official

Pentagon belt-tightening efforts identified and redirected $6.5 billion worth of bloated payments, inefficiencies and overlaps last year, a senior Defense Department official said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. deploys 'more survivable' submarine-launched low-yield nuclear weapon

The U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday the Navy had fielded a low-yield, submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead, something the Pentagon believes is needed to deter adversaries like Russia..
Reuters - Published

DOJ acknowledges emails showing details of Trump’s thinking on Ukraine aid freeze

doj acknowledges emails showing details of trump’s thinking on ukraine aid freeze
The US Justice Department has revealed the existence of two dozen emails shielded from Congress that detailed President Donald Trump’s decision-making regarding the withholding of military assistance..
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to yemen
Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry,..
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon gets request to build roughly 270 miles of Trump border wall

The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles (435 km) of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability, a senior Defense..
Reuters - Published

Democratic senators seek to force vote to block Trump border wall funding plan

Senior Democratic senators said on Wednesday that they would try to force another vote to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from taking billions of dollars from the Department of Defense budget to pay..
Reuters - Published

Amazon to seek order to block Microsoft from working on DoD's JEDI contract

Amazon.com Inc will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday.
Reuters - Published

DOD chief Esper says he ‘didn’t see’ evidence of an Iranian plot to attack four embassies

dod chief esper says he ‘didn’t see’ evidence of an iranian plot to attack four embassies
Top Trump administration officials struggled Sunday morning to defend an airstrike that killed a senior Iranian general, acknowledging that they could not confirm President Donald Trump’s assertion..
WorldNews - Published

Hit on Kenya base kills 3 Americans

hit on kenya base kills 3 americans
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Al-Shabab extremists on Sunday overran a key military base used by American counterterrorism forces in Kenya, killing three U.S. Defense Department personnel and damaging or..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. Military Branches Block Access to TikTok App Amid Pentagon Warning

The Department of Defense advised military personnel to remove the Chinese-owned social media application from government-issued and personal smartphones.
NYTimes.com - Published

US airstrike in Baghdad kills Iran's top general

Iran vowed "harsh retaliation" for a US airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Iran's top general. The Defense Department said it killed General Qassem Soleimani because he was actively planning..
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump gave 'clear direction' to hold Ukraine aid, says White House official in uncovered documents

trump gave 'clear direction' to hold ukraine aid, says white house official in uncovered documents
Unredacted documents obtained by Just Security appear to show the Pentagon was concerned by President Trump's decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine. Defense Department officials worried the..
WorldNews - Published

Trump admin forced to turn over new Ukraine aid documents

trump admin forced to turn over new ukraine aid documents
The Trump administration has yet to release a single document subpoenaed by Congress during its impeachment inquiry of the President, but the administration was forced to hand over a second round of..
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon Investigator to Examine Border Wall Contract Awarded to G.O.P. Donor

The Defense Department’s inspector general will look at a $400 million contract awarded to a North Dakota company embraced by President Trump.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. House passes massive defense bill, which now heads to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion bill setting policy for the U.S. Department of Defense on everything from family leave to fighter jets and the creation of a Space..
Reuters - Published

Self-driving car firms rooted in U.S. government competition

Bryan Salesky had little way of knowing in 2007 that his teammates and rivals in a U.S. Defense Department-sponsored competition were laying the foundations for future self-driving businesses now..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon suspends training of Saudis for security review

pentagon suspends training of saudis for security review
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon announced Tuesday it was temporarily suspending operational training for Saudi military students in the United States following a shooting rampage last week by a Saudi air..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. lawmakers reach deal on massive defense bill, eye Russia, Turkey, China

U.S. lawmakers announced an agreement on Monday on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, including new measures for competing with Russia and China, family leave for federal..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers reach deal on must-pass annual defense policy bill

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committees announced on Monday they had reached an agreement on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, after..
Reuters - Published

Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract

Amazon.com Inc on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival..
Reuters - Published

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor

An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life. A third civilian Department of Defense..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. senators call for banning, prosecuting ‘slumlords’ of military housing

U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded the Defense Department crack down on private landlords who provide substandard housing at military bases with criminal prosecutions or contract cancellations, citing..
Reuters - Published

Loophole allows some colleges to take advantage of veterans

For-profit colleges and universities can currently collect funds from the VA and the Defense Department without it counting as federal funds.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon chief wants Navy secretary to resign over SEAL case

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asked for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer's resignation after losing confidence in him over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine asked about aid on day of Trump call, Defense Department official testifies

ukraine asked about aid on day of trump call, defense department official testifies
WASHINGTON — In a blow to GOP defenses of President Donald Trump, a Defense Department official said Wednesday the Ukrainian government asked “what was going on” with U.S. military aid as early..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine officials knew about hold on aid earlier than reported

A senior U.S. Department of Defense official testified on Wednesday that Ukrainian officials knew President Donald Trump's administration was withholding military assistance in July, undercutting a key..
Reuters - Published

Defense Dept official says she never discussed Ukraine aid with Trump

A senior U.S. Department of Defense official testified on Wednesday that she had never discussed a hold on security assistance for Ukraine with President Donald Trump and never heard from him directly..
Reuters - Published

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