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Pentagon sidelines 127 building projects to fund border wall

A total of 127 military construction projects are being sidelined by a Pentagon decision to shift $3.6 billion to build part of President Donald Trump's border wall.

Police: Pineville man with gun, bourbon arrested outside Pentagon

Pentagon police say a Kentucky man with a shotgun arrived at the government facility last week.

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.

Shanahan says troops aim to help secure border

Acting Defense Secretary has offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials at the McAllen Border Patrol Station in Texas that the Pentagon won't withdraw its military support prematurely.
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Military spent nearly $8M on transgender care

The Pentagon has spent nearly $8 million to treat more than 1,500 transgender troops since 2016 when the Obama administration changed the policy to allow them to serve openly.

The precarious perch of a potential Pentagon chief

With no other candidate emerging as the clear front-runner, expectations inside the Pentagon are that Patrick Shanahan will soon be nominated as the next secretary of defense and that he likely would win Senate confirmation.

Top Pentagon official in Iraq to discuss US troop presence

The top Pentagon official has arrived in Baghdad to consult with American military commanders and Iraqi government leaders on the future U.S. troop presence.

Mattis leaving Pentagon sooner than planned, Shanahan tapped

The sooner-than-expected departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis shifts the focus to President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting Pentagon chief and plans for a permanent replacement.

Officials: American troops to be pulled from Afghanistan

The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration’s policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war.

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border week before midterms

he Pentagon says it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border.

Pentagon: Suspicious substance in envelopes was castor seeds

A Pentagon spokeswoman says a suspicious substance was found in envelopes turned over to the FBI.

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.

At least 44 kid-on-kid sex assault cases on Kentucky bases

An Associated Press investigation finds sat least 44 sex assault cases among children or teens military bases in Kentucky.

Statement from Pentagon on U.S. strike in Syria

Read the statement from the Pentagon on the U.S. strike in Syria.

Pentagon Lifts Ban, Kentucky Women To Benefit

The Pentagon lifted its nearly 20-year ban on military women in direct combat Thursday. And one Kentucky cadet said she may take advantage of that.

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