Puerto Rico’s electricity systems are badly damaged after Hurricane Maria, and nearly half the U.S. territory’s residents lack drinking water following the storm, the Defense Department reported Tuesday.
As President Trump’s staunchest backers wonder why he has suddenly dropped 'Islamic' from two important war speeches, the mystery in the latter instance can be traced to the Pentagon, says an administration source.
The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in coming days on how to implement a new administration ban on transgender people in the military, issuing a policy that will allow Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to consider a service member’s ability to deploy in deciding whether to kick them out of the military.
The Marine Corps did not properly account for nearly $1 billion in transactions, even though the secretary of Defense and his aides gave speeches and awards celebrating the Marine Corps for successfully accounting for all the money it received and spent in 2012, according to a report made public by the Government Accountability Office on Monday.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Greater Syria) (ISIS) attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji in Northern Iraq, and seized the facility as security forces fled. Meanwhile, the White House is carefully weighing its options and is considering a "targeted, highly selective campaign of airstrikes" against the jihadists.
A US Department of Defense (DoD) research program is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar program is designed to develop immediate and long-term "war fighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the defense policy community," and to inform policy implemented by "combatant commands."
The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive at various times -- down to how many gunmen were guarding him -- but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didn't want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a "deserter," sources familiar with the mission plans said.