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The Pentagon: The United States Department of Defense's office building in Virginia
The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense. As a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership.

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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

After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a..
Reuters - Published

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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

Mixed signals from Pentagon on future of U.S. troops in Iraq [Video]Mixed signals from Pentagon on future of U.S. troops in Iraq

After reports of a letter from the U.S. military telling Iraq it plans to pull American troops out of the country, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday denied the U.S. was withdrawing troops, saying..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East [Video]Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepared for deployment on Sunday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina after the Pentagon announced it was sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Protesters attack U.S embassy in Baghdad [Video]Protesters attack U.S embassy in Baghdad

An estimated 6000 protesters gathered outside the American embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday during a hostile protest. Several dozen protesters broke into the compound.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:16Published

U.S. says it killed a top Iranian commander [Video]U.S. says it killed a top Iranian commander

The United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran's spreading military influence in the Middle East, on Friday in an air strike at..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:24Published

U.S. deploying 750 paratroopers after protestors breach U.S. embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief [Video]U.S. deploying 750 paratroopers after protestors breach U.S. embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief

The U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division is deploying paratroopers to Kuwait, after Iran-affiliated rioters swarmed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:18Published

U.S. calls strikes in Iraq, Syria 'successful' [Video]U.S. calls strikes in Iraq, Syria 'successful'

U.S. officials said on Sunday that air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iran-backed militia group were successful, but warned that "additional actions" may still be taken in the region to defend..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

US carries out air raids in Iraq, Syria against Hezbollah [Video]US carries out air raids in Iraq, Syria against Hezbollah

Pentagon says it targeted three locations of the Iranian-backed Shia armed group in Iraq and two in Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:37Published

U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting [Video]U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice, after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Amazon blames Trump for loss of Pentagon contract [Video]Amazon blames Trump for loss of Pentagon contract

Amazon 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 Microsoft...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

U.S. Navy Secretary fired over SEAL case [Video]U.S. Navy Secretary fired over SEAL case

The U.S. Navy Secretary has been asked to hand in his resignation after Pentagon chief Mark Esper took issue with how he had been handling the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Navy secretary ousted over SEAL case [Video]Navy secretary ousted over SEAL case

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy's top civilian after losing confidence in him over his handling of the high-profile case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq, the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

 

Pentagon denies trying to underplay injuries from Iran attack

The Pentagon said on Friday there had been no effort to play down or delay the release of information on concussive injuries from Iran's Jan. 8 attack on a base hosting U.S. forces in Iraq, saying the..
Reuters - 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

Pentagon plans new security protocols in wake of Pensacola attack

Following the deadly shooting at NAS Pensacola, the Pentagon says it will soon revamp protocols for security and vetting at U.S. military bases.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon to soon resume Saudi training halted after base shooting

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would soon announce a resumption in operational training of Saudi military officers in the United States, suspended after a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three..
Reuters - Published

A Myth That Won’t Die About a Gulf War Weapon, and Why It Matters

Pentagon leaders have repeated a tall tale about artillery that was used against Iraqi troops during Desert Storm. For the Army, the fiction began right at the very top.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, an assertion made by President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon launched second attack on an Iranian militant the same day it killed Soleimani

The Pentagon launched a separate attack on an Iranian military leader in Yemen the same day it killed the Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment festers as Washington eyes war

impeachment festers as washington eyes war
(CNN)Washington (rightfully) continues to be focused on potential war with Iran after President Donald Trump authorized the killing of the country's top general, who the US long ago designated as a..
WorldNews - Published

Iran launches large attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq, Pentagon says

Iran has launched an attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, adding Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory against at least two Iraqi..
Reuters - Published

No Iraqi request to withdraw U.S. forces, Pentagon says

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hadn't received a request from Iraq to withdraw U.S. troops from the country and noted that an Iraqi parliamentary resolution requesting a pullout..
Reuters - Published

Iran OKs bill calling U.S. military, Pentagon terrorists after Qasem Soleimani killing

Iran's Parliament approved a bill designating the U.S. military and Pentagon terrorist organizations following the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon chief denies U.S. is leaving Iraq; slain commander mourned by Tehran throngs

The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon says will not break law of war, despite Trump threat

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper strongly suggested on Monday that the U.S. military would not violate the laws of armed conflict by striking Iranian cultural sites, a move threatened by President..
Reuters - Published

US hasn't decided on Iraq withdrawal, Pentagon says, calling general's letter a mistake

Iraq's Parliament wants U.S. forces out after Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed near the Baghdad airport.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon chief denies U.S. leaving Iraq; Tehran crowds mourn commander

The United States has no plans to pull American troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of a U.S. military letter informing Iraq..
Reuters - Published

Qasem Soleimani: The Pentagon had tracked Iranian general for years before he was killed

The Pentagon, State Department and the White House pointed to imminent attacks that Soleimani had been orchestrating as the reason for killing him.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon to deploy thousands of additional troops to Middle East

The United States is sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising threats to American forces in the region, the Pentagon said on..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon says Iranian commander Soleimani was developing plans to attack Americans

A U.S. strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon said on Thursday, adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Trump takes massive gamble with killing of Iranian commander

trump takes massive gamble with killing of iranian commander
defense Trump takes massive gamble with killing of Iranian commander The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed the killing of Qassim Soleimani, the leader of Iran's elite Qods Force, in Iraq. Gen. Qassim..
WorldNews - 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

U.S. sees signs Iran or proxies may be planning more attacks: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday there were indications Iran or forces it backs may be planning additional attacks, warning that the "game has changed" and it was possible the United..
Reuters - Published

Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq; Pentagon sending more troops to region

Protesters angry about U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, setting off a confrontation with guards and prompting the United..
Reuters - Published

U.S. deploying 750 soldiers after protest at U.S. Embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief

The United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Additional forces being sent to U.S. embassy in Baghdad: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States was sending additional forces to its embassy in Baghdad, and called on the Iraqi government to help protect American personnel.
Reuters - Published

US conducts strikes in Iraq, Syria on Iran-backed militia behind attack that killed American, Pentagon says

The Pentagon said the militia was behind a rocket attack that left an American contractor dead and four U.S. service members wounded.
USATODAY.com - Published

US took steps to block Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump phone call

A US budget official told the Pentagon to "hold off" on military aid to Kiev 90 minutes after a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky,..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Pentagon Hopeful for Diplomatic Reboot With North Korea

pentagon hopeful for diplomatic reboot with north korea
The United States is ready for a fight with North Korea over the country's nuclear program, though top officials at the Pentagon say they are hopeful such a confrontation can be avoided. Pyongyang set..
WorldNews - Published

Gen. Milley gives an emotional defense of the Afghanistan war

gen. milley gives an emotional defense of the afghanistan war
The Pentagon's top general defended the war in Afghanistan on Friday, saying there was not "some coordinated lie" by senior officials to mischaracterize the conflict and noting that no terrorist attack..
WorldNews - Published

Pentagon chief hopeful for restarting diplomacy with North Korea, but stands ready

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that he remains hopeful the United States can restart diplomacy with North Korea, as the clock ticks down to North Korea's declared year-end deadline..
Reuters - Published

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