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# pentagon - Monday 28 June, 2021

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups
# Border Region
# Border Region

Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

Jun 28th 2021, 7:22 AM 16,039 Views 20 Comments

A monitor said the strikes killed at least five militia fighters.

# pentagon - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Three Trump loyalists appointed to top Pentagon jobs as Defence Secretary fired
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Three Trump loyalists appointed to top Pentagon jobs as Defence Secretary fired

Nov 11th 2020, 7:26 AM 45,516 Views 57 Comments

Military personnel changes have fuelled concerns of a push against figures seen as not loyal enough to Trump.

# pentagon - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Three US Navy videos of UFOs have been published by the Pentagon
# UFO
# UFO

Three US Navy videos of UFOs have been published by the Pentagon

Apr 28th 2020, 3:25 PM 53,521 Views 63 Comments

The videos were taken in 2004 and 2015, and are still deemed “unidentified”.

# pentagon - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Pentagon releases images from raid that resulted in death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Pentagon releases images from raid that resulted in death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

Oct 31st 2019, 6:56 AM 19,882 Views 55 Comments

The Pentagon also released video of airstrikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground.

# pentagon - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Pentagon issues new limits on transgender troops
# Transgender
# Transgender

Pentagon issues new limits on transgender troops

Mar 13th 2019, 10:04 PM 14,829 Views 53 Comments

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
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

Deadly poison ricin delivered in two packages to the Pentagon

Oct 2nd 2018, 9:36 PM 12,401 Views 18 Comments

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
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 11:37 AM 14,753 Views 60 Comments

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
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

US suspends military training exercises with South Korea

Jun 23rd 2018, 12:15 PM 7,240 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

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

Mar 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 10,038 Views 1 Comment

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
# Transgender
# Transgender

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

Dec 11th 2017, 9:18 PM 9,072 Views 24 Comments

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
# Equality Issues
# Equality Issues

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

Aug 30th 2017, 11:34 AM 8,839 Views 71 Comments

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'
# Mother Of All Bombs
# Mother Of All Bombs

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

Apr 14th 2017, 7:26 AM 27,025 Views 51 Comments

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
# Mother Of All Bombs
# Mother Of All Bombs

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

Apr 13th 2017, 5:59 PM 46,350 Views 125 Comments

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
# New York
# New York

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

Feb 9th 2017, 7:59 AM 25,682 Views 81 Comments

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
# Unleash The Beasts
# Unleash The Beasts

The US could unleash micro-drones that move in swarms

Jan 15th 2017, 7:45 AM 15,184 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Turkey Coup
# Turkey Coup

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

Jul 30th 2016, 9:18 AM 10,859 Views 60 Comments

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
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

US military ends ban on transgender troops

Jul 1st 2016, 8:55 AM 5,297 Views 28 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

US military to lift ban on transgender troops

Jun 25th 2016, 8:36 AM 8,042 Views 84 Comments

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
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

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

Mar 2nd 2016, 5:45 PM 12,378 Views 17 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year

Jan 9th 2016, 8:45 AM 20,188 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Air Drop
# Air Drop

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

Oct 16th 2015, 7:58 AM 7,611 Views 47 Comments

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

# pentagon - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Hackers claiming to be ISIS broke into a Pentagon Twitter account
# Hacked
# Hacked

Hackers claiming to be ISIS broke into a Pentagon Twitter account

Jan 13th 2015, 7:20 AM 21,612 Views 40 Comments

The Pentagon has played down the incident, saying no sensitive networks were penetrated and most of the information posted is already publicly available.

# pentagon - Saturday 27 December, 2014

In 1983 there was a chance a Soviet spy satellite would fall on Ireland
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

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

Dec 27th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,129 Views 12 Comments

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
# Gitmo
# Gitmo

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home

Dec 20th 2014, 7:08 PM 9,433 Views 18 Comments

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
# At War
# At War

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

Sep 13th 2014, 8:08 AM 15,871 Views 72 Comments

“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
# Special Forces
# Special Forces

US sent mission to try and rescue James Foley

Aug 21st 2014, 8:05 AM 12,931 Views 45 Comments

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
# Insurgency
# Insurgency

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

Jun 18th 2014, 5:11 PM 5,978 Views 35 Comments

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
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

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

Nov 4th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,636 Views 77 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Apr 30th 2013, 5:35 PM 4,711 Views 39 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Apr 3rd 2013, 8:40 PM 28,802 Views 188 Comments

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 Army
# US Army

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

Jan 24th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,808 Views 35 Comments

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
# Star Trekkin
# Star Trekkin

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

Jan 23rd 2013, 8:30 PM 6,145 Views 4 Comments

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

# pentagon - Thursday 1 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 1st 2012, 6:24 PM 15,619 Views 17 Comments

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
# 9/11
# 9/11

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

Sep 11th 2012, 6:24 PM 4,572 Views 35 Comments

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
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Aug 27th 2012, 8:12 PM 6,730 Views 17 Comments

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
# 9/11
# 9/11

9/11 suspects set for Guantanamo trial

May 4th 2012, 1:18 PM 1,624 Views 28 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 3,285 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Mar 14th 2012, 5:46 PM 2,447 Views 2 Comments

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
# 9/11
# 9/11

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

Feb 28th 2012, 9:48 PM 6,925 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas

Dec 25th 2011, 11:00 AM 69 Views 0 Comments

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

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