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World Jun 18Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea
The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Politics Jun 01Pentagon to take over security clearance checks for federal government
The change aims to fix a system whose weaknesses were exposed by the case of a Navy contractor who gunned down a dozen people at Washington's Navy Yard in 2013.
Politics May 22AP report: Pentagon adopts new restrictions on cell phones
After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out…
Politics May 17WATCH: Trump tells North Korea’s Kim to denuclearize or risk overthrow
The president said that if Kim were to agree to denuclearize, "he'll get protections that would be very strong."…
Politics May 10Pentagon report finds multiple failures leading to Niger attack
Defense officials said they will lay out Thursday how the mission in Niger unfolded and led to the gruesome ambush, and then explain what is being done to correct the problems brought to light by the incident.
Nation May 02More than a year after photo-sharing scandal, Marines say they’ve investigated 130 for online misconduct
More than a year after a nude-photo-sharing scandal rocked the Marine Corps, the service has investigated about 130 individuals for online misconduct, ranging from sexual harassment and bullying to revenge porn. Nearly 60 faced some type of punishment.
Nation Apr 26Mattis calls on Defense Department to do more on sexual assault in the military
In a memo released Thursday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that officers and commanders must act as substitute parents for their young troops, charging leaders to "use their authority and force of personality to prevent and eliminate sexual assault from…
Nation Apr 25Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent in 2017
The overall increase was fueled by a nearly 15-percent surge in sexual assault reports in the Marine Corps, according to officials familiar with the data.
Politics Mar 29Pentagon silent on transgender policy released last week
Nearly a week after the Pentagon publicly posted its new recommended policy on transgender troops, the department's chief spokeswoman refused to clarify portions of the memo.
World Mar 06Deadly Niger mission lacked proper senior approval, investigation finds
A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members also concludes with no single point of failure leading to the Niger attack, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said.