Congress & CourtsPosted byThe Hill
Overnight Defense: House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq war powers | Pentagon leaders press senators to reimburse National Guard | New pressure on US-Iran nuclear talks
Happy Thursday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOPLINE: The House on Thursday voted to repeal the 2002 authorization for the Iraq War...
U.S. PoliticsPosted byCNN
Government UFO report is the product of years of military infighting over whether to take sightings seriously
Washington (CNN) — Members of the House Intelligence Committee will receive a classified briefing on Wednesday morning on one of the most controversial topics circulating in Washington today: UFOs. The briefing, which was confirmed to CNN by two sources familiar with the committee's plans, comes just weeks before the US...
Regular CNN viewers know Barbara Starr as the network’s veteran Pentagon reporter, a straight-shooting correspondent who delivers periodic news reports on topics like NATO, counterterrorism efforts, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So it was striking when Starr was revealed last month as one of the journalists whose email...
Pentagon leaders on Thursday put the risk of terrorist groups reconstituting in Afghanistan at “medium” based on current conditions in the country. “I would assess it as medium,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told the Senate Appropriations Committee, predicting "it would take possibly two years for them to develop that capability.”
MilitaryPosted byMilitary Times
The White House on Tuesday announced a national effort for countering domestic extremism, which includes moves the Defense Department put into action earlier this year. Among them are initiatives to better screen potential recruits, monitor extremist activity while in uniform and better educate new veterans about the possibility of being targeted for recruitment into an extremist group. The White House strategy would like to see those measures extended to law enforcement, according to a Tuesday release.
The idiosyncrasy that makes the Air Force’s budget appear to be nearly 20 percent larger than its true size is getting a review by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth told the Senate Armed Services Committee on June 17. “We are actually...
PRESS SECRETARY JOHN F. KIRBY: Hey everybody. MR. KIRBY: Sorry I'm a few minutes late, and I think Brook told you I do have a hard stop here. The room is reserved for other purposes this afternoon so I'll try to make – I'll try to get this going. I do have, unfortunately, I got some things at the top I definitely want to hit. So, bear with me, lot's of different topics.
The Pentagon announced on Friday a new package of $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine that will include counter-artillery radar, electronic warfare equipment and counter-drone technology, bolstering Kyiv amid elevated tensions with Moscow. Although the funds were already committed by Congress, the Defense Department's announcement details specifically how the...