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The Defense Department on Wednesday identified the U.S. soldier who was killed a day prior while fighting in Afghanistan.Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Joshua Z.... [Read More]
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Happy Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and... [Read More]
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A Pentagon report reveals that more than two-thirds of operationally critical military installations are threatened by the effects of climate change over the next 20... [Read More]
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The top Democrats from the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Thursday indicated they were alarmed by the Trump administration's new missile defense plans,... [Read More]
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The Pentagon's soon-to-be-released update to American missile defense doctrine will include new space capabilities aimed at bolstering U.S. forces against possible threats from Iran and North Korea.A senior adminis... [Read More]
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President Trump plans to visit the Pentagon on Thursday to unveil the long-awaited Missile Defense Review report, Bloomberg reported. [Read More]
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A group of House Democrats is pushing a key Democratic chairman to speak out against President Trump using military funds to build his proposed border... [Read More]
THE TOPLINE: The Pentagon released a long-delayed study Friday that break down sexual assault risk b... [Read More]
Happy Thursday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. ... [Read More]
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Wednesday said the Pentagon will submit to Congress in February the legislative proposal for President Trump's desired "Space Force."Shanahan,... [Read More]
Happy Tuesday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. [Read More]
Remnants of U.S.-made bombs have been found at the scene of multiple airstrikes in Yemen in the past several years that have killed dozens of... [Read More]
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday accused Russia of attempting to circumvent Macedonia's bid to join NATO. [Read More]
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on Monday said the service needs to grow by 74 additional squadrons, a nearly 25 percent increase, by 2030."To face the... [Read More]
Happy Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense. Here's your daily guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. ... [Read More]
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday shot down the idea of naming NATO's new headquarters after the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), explaining that the alliance does not "have a... [Read More]
One of the first female infantry Marines is set to be discharged after admitting to having a romantic relationship with a subordinate who eventually became... [Read More]
Happy Wednesday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. ... [Read More]
Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday announced that he plans to travel to Macedonia this weekend to "make very clear" American stands against Russian aggression as the nation... [Read More]
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