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Senior commanders reportedly won’t be punished for deadly 2017 Niger ambush
"We can't continue to do these investigations and hold our subordinates accountable without holding our senior guys accountable. That's a bad message to send and we've been sending it in a number of investigations that have been done in the military and it's just plain wrong."
For Democrats in Congress who fought in the Iraq war, Iran is déjà vu all over again
"The administration is exaggerating everyday intelligence threats that could be handled through different manners and putting it to a boiling point where it could create a situation that finds us in war."
Rep. Gallego: Shanahan’s involvement in a ‘cover-up’ of the Niger attack is disqualifying
"Everything we're seeing right now is basically a cover-up that's occurring at the Pentagon and among general officers."
No signs of an imminent US invasion of Venezuela as Maduro stays in power, for now
At the moment, it does not appear that the Pentagon is prepared to go full Leroy Jenkins and deploy the 82nd Airborne Division over downtown Caracas.
US and Japan do not think that China will find the wreckage of a missing Japanese F-35
The CIA attempted to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine in 1974. The mission was partially successful.
The Pentagon’s chief spokesman can’t explain why it’s been nearly a year since the last televised briefing
The Pentagon vows to brief again, don't know where, don't know when.
Shanahan says new Niger review will be completed quickly but won’t say when it will be finished
"To the families: I'm not trying to delay a report.When I undertook the role, I wanted time to review the investigation, and really this is just an expedited way for me to make sure I have enough time to understand the reports and the details, so I expect this to go very, very quickly."
Acting SecDef Shanahan under investigation for allegedly favoring former employer Boeing
The investigation comes amid a war between defense industry giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing about whether the Pentagon should buy more F-35s or F-15Xs.
Dunford: Google’s work in China is providing a ‘direct benefit’ to the Chinese military
"The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefitting the Chinese military. Frankly, 'indirect' may be not be a full characterization of the way it really is. It's more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military."
‘There is no slush fund,’ Acting SecDef Shanahan says of $165 billion wartime budget (that mostly doesn’t fund combat operations)
The Pentagon wants a 139 percent increase in its wartime budget even though it is not fighting any new wars.
DoD will finally tell Congress which construction projects could be cancelled to pay for the border wall
President Donald Trump announced on Feb. 15 that he was declaring a national emergency that allowed him to take $3.6 billion from military construction projects to pay for the border wall.
What withdrawal? Hundreds of US troops to remain in Syria
U.S. troops will remain along Syria's border with Turkey and at the al-Tanf garrison
This One Book Will Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Acting SecDef Patrick Shanahan
"His views are all in there: his leadership philosophy, his ideas on establishing harmony across large organizations, and the way he compartmentalizes a broad problem set into identifiable, solvable chunks."