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#Pentagon

# pentagon - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Pentagon issues new limits on transgender troops

The latest action was swiftly condemned by Democrats and civil rights advocates.

# pentagon - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Deadly poison ricin delivered in two packages to the Pentagon

The packages were addressed to Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and the head of the Navy.

# pentagon - Sunday 2 September, 2018

The US military is cancelling $300 million in aid to Pakistan

It’s not happy with how Pakistan is tackling armed groups in the country.

# pentagon - Saturday 23 June, 2018

US suspends military training exercises with South Korea

The move comes in a bid to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

# pentagon - Saturday 17 March, 2018

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'

An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.

# pentagon - Monday 11 December, 2017

Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January

The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.

# pentagon - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

# pentagon - Friday 14 April, 2017

Massive US bomb 'killed 36 ISIS fighters and destroyed tunnel network'

The Afghan presidential palace said precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties.

# pentagon - Thursday 13 April, 2017

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

It’s the second attack they’ve launched this week.

# pentagon - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Pentagon considers renting a floor in Trump Tower to store nuclear launch codes

First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower, with Trump planning to make regular visits.

# pentagon - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The US could unleash micro-drones that move in swarms

A recent test included 103 micro-drones being used in California.

# pentagon - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Erdogan withdraws thousands of lawsuits for 'insults against his person'

Recep Erdogan said he was inspired by feelings of unity that has followed the recent failed coup.

# pentagon - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# pentagon - Saturday 25 June, 2016

US military to lift ban on transgender troops

Currently, Pentagon rules allow transgender troops to be discharged from the military.

# pentagon - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The Pentagon wants hackers to break into its website - for money

It will give cash to people who can find weaknesses on the site.

# pentagon - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year

In one case, a Marine was found to be abusing his colleague’s three-year-old stepdaughter.

# pentagon - Friday 16 October, 2015

Rockets, bullets and guns dropped into Syria but who will get their hands on them?

The Pentagon is trying to “screen” rebel groups before they give them weapons.

# pentagon - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

# pentagon - Saturday 27 December, 2014

In 1983 there was a chance a Soviet spy satellite would fall on Ireland

There was one in 10,000 chance nuclear-powered Cosmo 1402 would fall over Ireland.

# pentagon - Saturday 20 December, 2014

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home

This moves Obama closer to his goal of closing the military jail.

# pentagon - Saturday 13 September, 2014

White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State

“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.

# pentagon - Thursday 21 August, 2014

US sent mission to try and rescue James Foley

Sadly, the journalist was killed by ISIS earlier this week.

# pentagon - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Iraq officially calls on the US to carry out air strikes on militants

However, a “military approach will not be enough”, Iraq’s foreign minister said.

# pentagon - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

# pentagon - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Obama: Chemical weapons used in Syria, but we don't know who used them

Obama said there was no evidence to indicate when, who and how chemical weapons were used in Syria as he spoke to the media about Guantanamo Bay and Russian relations earlier today.

# pentagon - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

US deploys missiles as North Korean army gets ‘final approval’ for nuclear attack

The Pentagon said this evening that the US remains “vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations” as it announced the deployment of the missile system.

# pentagon - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Female US soldiers can now serve in ground combat after ban is lifted

US military departments have until May of this year to submit their plans to implement the change.

# pentagon - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Pentagon researches ways to scavenge retired satellites... in space

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to launch a demonstration mission in 2016.

# pentagon - Thursday 1 November, 2012

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PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal

The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.

# pentagon - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Obama praises 9/11 unity on a low-key 11th anniversary

Relatives gathered as they do every year at the site of the World Trade Center attacks as the US president made a low-key appearance at the Pentagon which was also attacked.

# pentagon - Monday 27 August, 2012

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.

# pentagon - Friday 4 May, 2012

9/11 suspects set for Guantanamo trial

Five men are accused of orchestrating the attacks which killed almost 3,000 people on 11 September, 2001.

# pentagon - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# pentagon - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Vehicle explodes on Afghan runway as US Defence Secretary's plane lands

It is not immediately clear if Leon Panetta was being targeted in the incident.

# pentagon - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Some 9/11 victims' remains went to landfill - Pentagon report

A report by the Pentagon has found that “several portions of remains” of people who died in the terrorist attacks were put in a landfill.

# pentagon - Sunday 25 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas Sitdown Sunday

Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas

A special double edition of the very best writing from around the web.

# pentagon - Friday 23 December, 2011

Pentagon expresses 'deepest regret' over killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers

Pakistan has rejected the findings of an investigation into last month’s incident on the Pakistan-Afghan border, saying the inquiry was “short on facts”.

# pentagon - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Man arrested over Pentagon, US Capitol bomb plot

The Massachusetts man was arrested following an undercover FBI operation.

# pentagon - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…

In numbers: the September 11 terrorist attacks

2996 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Here, in numbers, is the story of the actions that took place that day.

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