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The Pentagon: Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense
The Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. As a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership.

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Pentagon, DHS considering designating fentanyl a WMD, memo says

pentagon, dhs considering designating fentanyl a wmd, memo says
(CNN)Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal DHS memo. The synthetic opioid, blamed in health surveys..
WorldNews - Published

Lockheed Martin wins $879 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $879 million contract for sustainment and maintenance of parts of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for The Pentagon

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test [Video]North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

North Korea says it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Pyongyang's 'test' was 'not a ballistic missile' - Pentagon's Shanahan [Video]Pyongyang's 'test' was 'not a ballistic missile' - Pentagon's Shanahan

The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that North Korea had conducted some kind of test or launch but appeared to play down concerns. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Pentagon Looks To House 5,000 Separated Migrant Children [Video]Pentagon Looks To House 5,000 Separated Migrant Children

Reuters reports the Pentagon will search for potentially housing for up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved a request to identify housing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall

The contracts are for construction projects within the El Paso and Yuma sectors of the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Pentagon Halts F-35 Deliveries To Turkey [Video]Pentagon Halts F-35 Deliveries To Turkey

According to Reuters, the Pentagon suspended deliveries of F-35 equipment to Turkey. A spokesman from the Pentagon added that they suspended all activities linked to Turkey’s operational capability..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Pentagon To Transfer $1 Billion For The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall [Video]Pentagon To Transfer $1 Billion For The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that he would push ahead with plans to transfer 1 billion dollars to help fund President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Military's Transgender Policy To Go into Effect as Planned [Video]Military's Transgender Policy To Go into Effect as Planned

The D.C. Court of Appeals filed a stay on the final injunction blocking the policy from taking effect.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

House Vote To Override Trump Declaration Veto Fails [Video]House Vote To Override Trump Declaration Veto Fails

The lower chamber needed two-thirds majority to override President Trump's first veto.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Lawmakers Block Pentagon's $1B Transfer For Trump's Border Wall [Video]Lawmakers Block Pentagon's $1B Transfer For Trump's Border Wall

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee has denied the Pentagon's request to transfer $1 billion for barrier construction on the southern border. According to Business Insider, the move..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Watch: Pentagon launches successful missile interception test [Video]Watch: Pentagon launches successful missile interception test

In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a "salvo" intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from southern California.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:11Published

Pentagon Authorizes $1B Transfer for New Border Fencing [Video]Pentagon Authorizes $1B Transfer for New Border Fencing

The money will go towards building 57 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and Arizona.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Pentagon Missile Defense Test Succeeds Using New Tactic [Video]Pentagon Missile Defense Test Succeeds Using New Tactic

In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:23Published

Pentagon Investigating Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan [Video]Pentagon Investigating Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan

The DOD is investigating whether Patrick Shanahan violated an ethics agreement he signed.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Judge: Injunction on Military Transgender Policy Stands [Video]Judge: Injunction on Military Transgender Policy Stands

An injunction temporarily blocking the military's transgender ban is at the center of a legal dispute.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Pentagon Lists Projects That May Be Cut to Fund Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Lists Projects That May Be Cut to Fund Border Wall

The Pentagon sent lawmakers a list of projects that could be affected by President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

US Developing Missiles After Decision to Pull Out of Treaty [Video]US Developing Missiles After Decision to Pull Out of Treaty

The U.S. is beginning work to build missiles it couldn't develop under the INF treaty with Russia.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Pentagon OKs Policy Restricting Transgender Service Members [Video]Pentagon OKs Policy Restricting Transgender Service Members

Under the new policy, most individuals who require hormone treatments or transition surgery won't be allowed to serve.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

The Pentagon Is Reviewing Elon Musk's Security Clearance After Marijuana Toke [Video]The Pentagon Is Reviewing Elon Musk's Security Clearance After Marijuana Toke

The Pentagon is reviewing Elon Musk’s federal security clearance following the billionaire’s marijuana toke on a podcast in September. Musk has a secret-level clearance because of his role as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

AP: Military Pay To Be Tapped For Border Wall Funding [Video]AP: Military Pay To Be Tapped For Border Wall Funding

Sen. Dick Durbin told the Associated Press that the Pentagon plans to reallocate unused funds from military pay and pension accounts.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Elon Musk Security Clearance May Be In Jeopardy [Video]Elon Musk Security Clearance May Be In Jeopardy

The Pentagon is reviewing Elon Musk's federal security clearance after he smoked marijuana during a September interview with Joe Rogan, Bloomberg reports, citing a US official. Musk's security..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Trump pressures North Korea to reach a deal; Pentagon halts joint South Korea spring military exercises [Video]Trump pressures North Korea to reach a deal; Pentagon halts joint South Korea spring military exercises

U.S. President Donald Trump says that North Korea will not have any economic future if they refuse to give up their nuclear weapons, as the Pentagon announces that it will halt its spring military..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

 

U.S. approves possible $500 million military sale to Taiwan: Pentagon

U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of a pilot training program and maintenance and logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona at an..
Reuters - Published

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