Defense Department

Biden Slams GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s Blockade Of Pentagon Promotions

President Joe Biden spoke out against Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) for holding up the confirmation of 200 Pentagon nominees in…

8 months ago

Biden Says Trump Officials Setting Up ‘Roadblocks’ During Transition Period

On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden said his transition team has encountered "roadblocks" from political leaders at both the Defense Department…

3 years ago

Biden To Appoint Lloyd Austin As First Black Defense Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden will tap retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense, which would…

3 years ago

Military Police Asked To Use ‘Heat Ray’ & Sound Cannon On Peaceful Protesters Outside White House

In June, in the hours preceding the clearing of peaceful protesters from Washington's Lafayette Square, located in front of the…

3 years ago

Jim Mattis Slept In His Clothes Over Fear Of Nuclear War With North Korea At Start Of Trump Administration

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slept in his clothes during a period of increased tension between the U.S. and North…

3 years ago

After Attempting To Close ‘Stars And Stripes,’ Trump Reverses Himself & Vows To Fund Military Newspaper

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Friday that "The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to…

3 years ago

Leaked Pentagon Memo Warns Of Possibility COVID-19 Resurgence, No Vaccine Until Summer 2021

According to a leaked Pentagon memo, the Defense Department should prepare for a coronavirus resurgence until a vaccine comes by…

4 years ago

Trump Claims Iranian Gen. Soleimani Plotted Attacks Against 4 U.S. Embassies

President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike last week,…

4 years ago

House Passes Bipartisan Defense Policy Bill, Creating ‘Space Force’ & Ending ‘Widow’s Tax’

The House passed a $738 billion compromise defense policy bill on Wednesday in a 377 to 48 vote that would…

4 years ago

GOP Donor Tommy Fisher’s Company Awarded $400 Million Contract To Build Trump Border Wall

A North Dakota company, Fisher Sand and Gravel Co., was awarded a $400 million contract to build the border wall,…

4 years ago

Raytheon Lobbyist Mark Esper Confirmed As Defense Secretary

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mark Esper as defense secretary by a 90-8 vote, thus ending the Pentagon's roughly seven-month stretch without…

5 years ago

Patrick Shanahan Withdraws As Defense Secretary Nominee, Trump Names Army’s Mark Esper As Interim Replacement

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from consideration for the permanent position in order to "devote more…

5 years ago