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World May 21Dual congressional hearings focus on Trump’s Iran policy
The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday come after weeks of escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf that have raised alarms over a possible military confrontation with Iran.
Nation May 11Shanahan wants secure border without continuous military aid
On a trip to a border city in Texas, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the government’s ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon’s continuous help.
Nation May 10Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction
The funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects will be used to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Politics May 09Trump to nominate Acting Secretary Shanahan for top Pentagon post
The former Boeing executive has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position.
World May 08Pentagon suspends effort with North Korea on recovering war remains
In a new sign of troubled relations with North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations on recovering additional remains of U.S. service members killed in the North during the Korean War.
World May 06U.S. dispatches aircraft carrier to send message to Iran
The dispatch came after "clear indications" that Iranian forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press.
Nation Apr 26Pentagon expected to send 300 more troops to U.S.-Mexico border
The new troops would be in support roles such as driving buses with detained migrants and providing meals to them.
Politics Apr 25Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing
The Pentagon's watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co., a U.S. official said Thursday.
Politics Apr 11WATCH: Trump’s Space Force met with skepticism in Senate hearing
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pitched the proposal as vital to maintaining what he called America's "margin of dominance" in space.
World Apr 03WATCH: NATO Secretary General addresses joint session of Congress
The head of NATO used an unprecedented address to Congress, marking 70 years since the alliance's founding charter was signed in Washington, to make a pitch for unity at a time of trans-Atlantic tension.