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The Pentagon moved a total of $35 trillion among its various budget accounts in 2019, Tony Capaccio of Bloomberg first reported.
That does not mean that the Defense Department spent, lost, or could not account for $35 trillion, said Bryan Clark, a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments think tank in Washington, D.C.
"It means money that DoD moved from one part of the budget to another," Clark explained to Task & Purpose. "So, like in your household budget: It would be like moving money from checking, to savings, to your 401K, to your credit card, and then back."
Trump blasted Mattis and other top Pentagon leaders as ‘dopes and babies' in an intense meeting, new book claims
President Donald Trump called then-Defense Secretary James Mattis and other top Pentagon leaders "dopes and babies" during an intense 2017 meeting, according to a new book about the president.
The incident happened in July 2017 when Trump arrived at the Pentagon for an expansive briefing on the post-World War II international order, according to Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig in their upcoming book A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America.
The Pentagon is kicking out 21 Saudi Arabian military students who were training in the United States, after an investigation found the students were posting jihadi or anti-American content on social media or making "some kind of contact" with child pornogaphy, Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a statement Monday.
The investigation came in response to the fatal shooting of three Americans last month at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where the gunman, a 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer training there, was shot to death by local police. Eight others were wounded.
Military personnel shouldn't use at-home DNA kits such as 23andme or Ancestry, the Pentagon warned in a recent memo.
The advisory, initially obtained by Yahoo News, said such kits could pose a security risk. It also warned military personnel are being targeted by the companies with discounts encouraging them to purchase the at-home kits.
The Pentagon's war on Tik Tok has entered its Leroy Jenkins phase.
The Defense Information Systems Agency recommended that all Defense Department employees not install the Chinese-made app on their phones or uninstall Tik Tok if they already have it on their devices, according to a Dec. 16 cyber awareness message.
More than $20 million of the Pentagon aid at the center of the impeachment fight still hasn't reached Ukraine.
The continued delay undermines a key argument against impeachment from President Trump's Republican allies and a new legal memo from the White House Office of Management and Budget.