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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 concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The department is the largest employer in the world, with nearly 1.3 million active-duty service members as of 2016. Additional 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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Senate holds confirmation hearing for DoD's Mark Esper

Esper could be confirmed to his new role as early as Thursday
CBS News - Published

U.S. military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. "Ryan" Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Department of Defense

Pentagon Wants To Build An Outpost In Space [Video]Pentagon Wants To Build An Outpost In Space

The U.S. military is asking for submissions for a small, free-flying Orbital Outpost that would be used by the Department of Defense. The Defense Innovation Unit wants the outpost to have the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Sen. Warren Seeks Investigation of Landlord At U.S. Air Force Base [Video]Sen. Warren Seeks Investigation of Landlord At U.S. Air Force Base

According to Reuters, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding answers from the Air Force and one of its top housing contractors, following reports about how the company falsified maintenance records to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

SpaceX rocket booster misses its 'most challenging landing' [Video]SpaceX rocket booster misses its 'most challenging landing'

A SpaceX rocket booster narrowly missed its landing early Tuesday morning, after a successful launch of the Falcon Heavy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

SpaceX launches with 24 satellites in one go [Video]SpaceX launches with 24 satellites in one go

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has conducted one of its toughest missions yet, launching no fewer than 24 satellites in one go. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites [Video]SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites

The rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Let's Make A Deal: Trump Shifts From Hawk To Dove With Iran [Video]Let's Make A Deal: Trump Shifts From Hawk To Dove With Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran. However, Reuters reports Trump also said but he wants to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy. It's an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

U.S. Envoy: America And Iran Must Use Diplomacy, Not Military Force [Video]U.S. Envoy: America And Iran Must Use Diplomacy, Not Military Force

The United States envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, said on Friday it was important America does everything it can to de-escalate tensions with Iran. According to Reuters, Hook spoke at a news conference in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Wants Iranian War, Iran Issues Warning [Video]Trump Wants Iranian War, Iran Issues Warning

The US could be on the brink of war with Iran after weeks of rising tensions. The US has sent bombers, an aircraft-carrier strike group, and more to the Middle East recently. The Iranian government has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Iran's Zarif Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Drone Being Hit Over International Water [Video]Iran's Zarif Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Drone Being Hit Over International Water

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States is lying over its drone being hit by Iran in international waters and stating..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign

According to Reuters, the acting Secretary of Defense will leave the post ahead of his Senate confirmation. Instead of taking the helm at the Defense Department, acting Defense Secretary Patrick..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Another Secretary Departs Trump Administration [Video]Another Secretary Departs Trump Administration

According to Reuters, the Trump administration is about to lose another top figure. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn his nomination to run the Defense Department. Shanahan has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Patrick Shanahan Will Step Down As Acting Defense Secretary [Video]Patrick Shanahan Will Step Down As Acting Defense Secretary

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will step down. Shanahan will also withdraw his nomination as the Secretary of Defense. Shanahan, a former executive at Boeing, has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Patrick Shanahan Is Out At Defense Department [Video]Patrick Shanahan Is Out At Defense Department

According to Business Insider, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination to head the Defense Department. He will also step down from the post. President Donald Trump has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East [Video]Pentagon Considering Request To Send 5,000 Troops To The Middle East

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, two US officials said that the US Department of Defense is considering a US military request to send approximately 5,000 additional troops to the Middle..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Focus On Policy Giver Her Bump In The Polls [Video]Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Focus On Policy Giver Her Bump In The Polls

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is becoming the candidate in the 2020 presidential election based on policies. According to Business Insider, Warren explains detailed policy proposals almost daily. One issue she..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Nomination of another top Pentagon pick potentially in trouble after questions about conduct

Gen. John Hyten is the third top Defense official to face questions about past conduct in less than a month. A key lawmaker has concerns but Hyten was earlier cleared in a DOD investigation.
USATODAY.com - Published

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