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Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

Pentagon Press Secretary: US Not Invading Egypt

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon was forced to issue an astounding denial after reports in the Egyptian media said that a U.S. task force in the Red Sea was about to “invade Egypt”.Earlier this week three U.S. ships led by the US…

Pentagon Plans Furloughs of Nearly Entire Civilian Workforce

Pentagon Plans Furloughs of Nearly Entire Civilian Workforce

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Deep automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect on March 1 will greatly affect the Pentagon’s civilian workforce, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday.Appearing at a briefing with Pentagon Chie…

Pentagon Extends Some More Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

Pentagon Extends Some More Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

Department of Defense Photo by Glenn Fawcett(WASHINGTON) — A year and a half after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell the Pentagon is extending many benefits to the same-sex partners of military service members that, until now, had only been availabl…

Panetta Thanks Congress for Suspending Deep Pentagon Spending Cuts

Panetta Thanks Congress for Suspending Deep Pentagon Spending Cuts

Department of Defense Photo by Glenn Fawcett(WASHINGTON) — One person who breathed a particularly huge sigh of relief after Tuesday’s congressional compromise on the fiscal cliff was Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.He had already braced the Pentagon to…

Pentagon Report on Afghanistan Not Particularly Encouraging

Pentagon Report on Afghanistan Not Particularly Encouraging

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) — The latest Pentagon report on Progress toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan shows mixed results after more than 11 years of war.According to the latest assessmen…

Pentagon Begins Planning for $500B in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Cuts

Pentagon Begins Planning for $500B in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Cuts

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has started to plan for the half-trillion dollars in automatic cuts over the next decade that it could face as part of the “fiscal cliff” that would start in the new year.The Office of M…

Female Servicewomen Sue Pentagon over Combat Policy

Female Servicewomen Sue Pentagon over Combat Policy

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Pentagon on behalf of four women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan but feel stifled “by a policy that does not grant them the same recognition for their service as…

Pentagon on Benghazi Troop Movements: ‘Swift Action’ on Night of Attack

Pentagon on Benghazi Troop Movements: ‘Swift Action’ on Night of Attack

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — A day after the release of a new timeline of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon has released new details about  the military forces moved that night in case they were…

Robert Gates Official Portrait Ceremony Goes on Despite Hurricane Sandy

Robert Gates Official Portrait Ceremony Goes on Despite Hurricane Sandy

DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley(WASHINGTON) — While most of official Washington came to a standstill Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, a small room of VIP’s gathered at the Pentagon to honor former Defense Secret…

Obama: After 9/11, America ‘Even Stronger’

Obama: After 9/11, America ‘Even Stronger’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Eleven years after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama says the country has emerged stronger, safer and more resilient.“As painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with a lesson: that no single…

Pentagon: SEAL’s Bin Laden Book Reveals Classified Intel

Pentagon: SEAL’s Bin Laden Book Reveals Classified Intel

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Top Pentagon officials said Tuesday that a controversial firsthand account of the nighttime raid that killed Osama bin Laden written by a former U.S. Navy SEAL reveals classified information and could endange…

Pentagon Threatens Ex-SEAL over Osama bin Laden Raid Book

Pentagon Threatens Ex-SEAL over Osama bin Laden Raid Book

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has determined the former Navy SEAL who has authored a book about his role in the Osama bin Laden raid is in “material breach” of non-disclosure agreements and warned him it is considering legal act…

Pentagon Launches Website to Stop Bogus Medal Winners

Pentagon Launches Website to Stop Bogus Medal Winners

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Unscrupulous people will be less inclined to fake medals won in the military because of a new website launched by the Pentagon on Wednesday.The White House and Congress were taken aback after a r…

Pentagon ‘Confident’ Mystery F-22 Fighter Problem Solved

Pentagon ‘Confident’ Mystery F-22 Fighter Problem Solved

U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kasey Close(WASHINGTON) — The military believes it has found the source of the potentially deadly oxygen problem that has plagued America’s most expensive fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, for years, Pentagon spokesperson Geor…

Gay Military Members Honored in First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony

Gay Military Members Honored in First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time ever, the Defense Department held a ceremony honoring homosexual and transgender service members in honor of Gay Pride Month at the Pentagon.President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panet…

The Cupcake Tank Is the Draw at Pentagon Ceremony

The Cupcake Tank Is the Draw at Pentagon Ceremony

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Talk about a show stealer.  The Army’s top brass were on hand in the Pentagon’s courtyard Thursday to celebrate the Army’s 237th birthday with the traditional cake-cutting ceremony, but all eyes were train…

Music at Gitmo Not for Torture, Pentagon Claims

Music at Gitmo Not for Torture, Pentagon Claims

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Music is being used at the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility, but it’s not considered torture as some reports have stated, according to the Pentagon.Capt. John Kirby told reporters, “Music is used both in…

New China Stealth Fighter: Rival to Troubled US F-22 Raptor?

New China Stealth Fighter: Rival to Troubled US F-22 Raptor?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Just as America’s latest breed of super jet fighters are being reigned in due to a mystery safety problem, a new Pentagon report released Friday notes that China’s own version of a next-generation fight…

Pentagon Faces New Enemy: 10,000 Honey Bees?

Pentagon Faces New Enemy: 10,000 Honey Bees?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — There were chuckles all around the Pentagon Wednesday as an alert notice appeared on computers warning building employees a swarm of bees had parked themselves outside an entrance to the building. The swarm of a…

Osama Bin Laden Compound Model on Display at Pentagon

Osama Bin Laden Compound Model on Display at Pentagon

Luis Martinez/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Turning a lot of heads Wednesday in a Pentagon hallway is the once-classified scale model of Osama bin Laden’s compound used to plan last year’s Special Forces raid.  It marks the first public disp…

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