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Pentagon considering stop-loss order to maintain troop levels during COVID-19 pandemic
The Defense Department is considering bringing back "stop-loss" orders as a last resort to keep troops in the ranks past their separation dates in the ongoing fight against the novel...
Defense Secretary directs troops to wear face coverings when social distancing isn’t possible
"The Military Departments will issue guidance on wear for service members," the memo released on Sunday said.
The Pentagon is seeking 100,000 body bags for civilians in COVID-19 pandemic
The Pentagon is seeking to provide as many as 100,000 military-style body bags for potential civilian use as the U.S. warns that deaths could soar in the coming weeks from...
DoD to service members: stop smashing ‘reply all’ on emails and watching YouTube and Netflix
As the U.S. military continues to instruct swaths of troops and employees to stay put or work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is dealing with a strain on its...
Pentagon halts all domestic travel for military amid coronavirus pandemic
The U.S. military said on Friday it will halt, with some exceptions, domestic travel for service members, Defense Department civilians and families in a move aimed at limiting the spread...
The Pentagon’s obsession with lethality just took a dark turn
The Pentagon loves to apply its favorite buzzword 'lethality' to anything and everything, and the global coronavirus pandemic is no exception
Here’s why the ‘Tenant Bill of Rights’ leaves out 3 critical issues important to military families, according to DoD
A DoD official said the privatized housing issue is "not the systemic issue that it sounds like it is."
The Pentagon reportedly warned top military commanders not to surprise Trump when taking action to protect US troops from coronavirus
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has instructed combatant commanders not to make coronavirus response decisions without providing advanced notice to Pentagon leadership to ensure that their actions and messaging is...
Trump withdraws nomination of Pentagon official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze
President Donald Trump on Monday withdrew the nomination of Elaine McCusker to a senior Pentagon post, after reports that she had questioned the suspension of military aid to Ukraine, a...
Lawmakers blast the Pentagon for shifting money to the US-Mexico border wall
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagon's decision to shift nearly $4 billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, saying that it...
The Pentagon awarded $876 million in contracts meant for disabled vets to ineligible companies, IG says
Small businesses owned or run by disabled veterans may have been cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars in Defense Department contracts by unscrupulous firms who were ineligible for...
US military deaths from aviation mishaps plummeted to a five-year low in 2019
The number of major aviation mishaps and associated fatalities among U.S. service members across all four main branches fell dramatically in fiscal year 2019, according to data reviewed by Task...
After 70 years, service members are finally filing medical malpractice claims against the US military
With the Department of Defense overseeing the new claims process, the question now is how fairly and timely complaints will be judged — and whether, in the long run, this...
The unknown legacy of military mental health programs
In 2013, the Department of Defense began an approximately six-year review of 159 mental health programs, many of which were launched after the U.S. invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. According to...
The Space Force’s newest hub will live long and prosper as ‘SPOC’
The 14th Air Force, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, has been renamed. It will now live long and prosper as Space Operations Command, or SPOC, according to a recent...
30% of the Pentagon’s top leadership positions will be vacant in 2020
With the most recent departures, a total of 18 of the 59 presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed positions on the Defense Department staff will be vacant.
Army unit remembers the Battle of the Bulge with a photo of a Nazi whose troops killed American prisoners
"This is in no way intended to glorify the German forces, but to fully portray the odds stacked up against the Americans by December 19th"
Pentagon insists the US government’s repeated lies about Afghanistan are no big deal
"Those statements appear for the most part to be people looking back retrospectively on things that they had seen previously and using hindsight to speak to comments they made."
Congress is halting the use of the military firefighting foam that’s contaminated base drinking water — but there’s a catch
Congress has reached a deal on a spending bill that would require the military to stop using firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals linked to cancer, but would abandon efforts to...
The ‘Fox & Friends’ host who persuaded Trump to pardon troops accused of war crimes levels a warning at Pentagon leaders
President Donald Trump's decision to pardon or reinstate the rank of three warfighters accused or convicted of war crimes went against the advice of his top military officials, relying instead...
Pentagon warns number of US military bases with contaminated water likely to rise
"We think there's probably more installations than that ... We found that we undercounted within some of the (National) Guard sites"
Lt. Col. Vindman should not fear retaliation over Ukraine testimony, Esper says
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said...
Russia reportedly delayed the medical evacuation of US defense attache from Moscow
The New York Times reports that U.S. officials believe Russia intentionally delayed a medical flight to evacuate an ill U.S. military attache earlier this year
Mattis offers optimism, avoids talking Trump during speech in Spokane
Rather than rehashing his reasons for leaving the Pentagon, former Defense Secretary James Mattis used most of his remarks to congratulate retired Navy Adm. Thomas Hayward, who received an award.
Pentagon ‘will do everything we can’ to honor impeachment subpoena, Esper says
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday he and the Pentagon will comply with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry subpoena, but it'll be on their own schedule