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President Trump's plan to create a new Space Force could cost much less than an Air Force estimate of $13 billion over five years, the Pentagon's No.... [Read More]
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The Trump administration is considering ways to remove an enemy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the United States to appease Turkey over the... [Read More]
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The number of active duty troops at the U.S. southern border has likely peaked at roughly 5,800, with the U.S. commander in charge of the... [Read More]
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U.S. military superiority "has eroded to a dangerous degree," with "grave and lasting" consequences if Washington doesn't act quickly to reverse the damage and adequately fund... [Read More]
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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]
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First lady Melania Trump's office has released a blistering statement about the top deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, saying Mira Ricardel "no longer... [Read More]
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The Trump administration is considering asking the Afghan government to hold off on its upcoming presidential elections to allow Washington to attempt to end the... [Read More]
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The Pentagon's No. 3 official has resigned after weeks of speculation on his impending departure.Defense Department (DoD) Chief Management Officer John "Jay" Gibson submitted his... [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]
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