#Pentagon

Congress & CourtsPosted by
The 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...
Picture for 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
TRENDING TOPICS
POTUSPosted by
The Hill

Pentagon leaders see 'medium' risk of terrorists regrouping in Afghanistan

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 by
Military Times

Pentagon’s anti-extremism moves now part of a larger national strategy

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.
airforcemag.com

Pentagon Reviewing Deceptive Air Force ‘Pass Through’ Budget Account

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...
Politicsdefense.gov

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

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.
POTUSPosted by
Reuters

Eying Russia, Pentagon to send Ukraine counter-drone, electronic warfare equipment

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...
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE