department of defense

Washington state sues Trump over diverted military funding

Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration's use of Washington military project funding to pay for the border wall. 

Supreme Court allows use of Pentagon money for border wall

The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for the Trump administration to use $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense to construct parts of a wall along the southwestern border that the

Judge: No defense spending on border wall while on appeal

A federal judge in California has denied the Trump administration's request to continue work on border wall projects in New Mexico and Arizona using Defense Department funds while an appeal is pending.

DHS request for more troops at the border is sent to the Pentagon

The new Department of Homeland Security Request for Assistance for additional US troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been sent to the Pentagon but has yet to be signed by acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, according to two US defense officials.

Trump's acting defense secretary called F-35 fighter jet program 'f----d up'

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told investigators from the Pentagon's Office of the Inspector General that he called the F-35 fighter jet program "f----d up," but made clear that he wasn't referring to the aircraft itself, which he said was "awesome," according to a Department of Defense report released Thursday.

Pentagon clears acting defense secretary of favoring Boeing

The Department of Defense's Inspector General announced Thursday that it has cleared acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of allegations he violated ethics agreements by promoting the interests of his former employer, Boeing.

Pentagon awards nearly $1B to build Trump's border wall

The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it had awarded $976 million in contracts to build President Donald Trump's much-sought-after border wall with a completion date for these projects of October 2020.

Pentagon sends Congress proposal for new Space Force

The Pentagon has sent a legislative proposal to Congress calling for the establishment of a Space Force within the United States military, a top defense priority for the Trump administration, senior defense officials said Friday.

Trump leaning toward 'keeping' Shanahan at Pentagon

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has essentially been on a job interview since he took the helm of the Pentagon in an acting capacity following the sudden resignation of James Mattis. And so far he seems to have made a good impression on the commander in chief.

Federal judge blocks discharge of two HIV-positive airmen

A federal judge directed the Department of Defense to stop the pending discharge of two airmen suing the Pentagon for allegedly targeting them for being HIV-positive, LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal said in a statement Friday.

US military sends $331M bill to Saudis, UAE after refueling 'accounting error'

The US military is seeking a $331 million reimbursement from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after discovering it failed to properly charge the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen for aerial refueling services due to an "accounting error," the Pentagon said Thursday.

Mattis says he's still on Trump's 'team'

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Monday he has "never talked" with President Donald Trump about leaving the administration despite the President's calling him "sort of a Democrat" who "may leave" his position.

Google drops $10 billion bid for Pentagon contract

Google will no longer compete for a multibillion dollar cloud computing contract with the Pentagon because the project may conflict with its corporate mission.

Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020

Vice President Mike Pence called Thursday for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020, while also announcing immediate steps the Department of Defense would take to reform how the military approaches space.

Marine Corps general treated aide like a 'servant,' IG report found

The former top U.S. Marine Corps general in Iraq treated his female aide-de-camp like a "servant," according to a witness cited in an Inspector General's investigation that concluded the commander violated ethics regulations by routinely asking the officer to pick up his laundry, deliver meals, reserve gym equipment and carry personal items.