Pentagon

The proposed budget would ramp up military spending, while decreasing funds for scientific research, the arts community and programs that significantly impact the poor.

Thursday's decision follows two other major milestones for LGBTQ with regards to the military – in 2011, the "don't ask don't tell" policy was expelled, and in 2015, the Pentagon expanded the Defense Department's equal opportunity program.

Fusion.net has uncovered a startling bi-product of the militarization of America’s police departments, scores of military-issued weapons have been reported missing. The Pentagon’s program that equips local and state police departments with military surplus weaponry is now under review by the White House. Some of the missing items include: M14 and M16 assault rifles .45-caliber pistols shotguns Humvee vehicles […]

Despite claims by conservatives that the U.S. military is suffering from decrepit battle gear and weapons, a new report shows the Department of Defense has spent nearly a trillion dollars on big ticket defense items with money that was supposed to be used for troops in the field. See also: Pentagon chiefs: bigger defense cuts […]

WASHINGTON — Administration sources say President Barack Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, would take the CIA chief’s job. The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because the changes are not final. The changes […]

LONDON-Colin Powell, the former Secretary Of State under President George W. Bush has called on the CIA and the Pentagon to answer questions about how they passed false information regarding weapons of mass destruction that was used during his speech to the U.N. The American Foreign Press reports: “It has been known for several years […]

WASHINGTON There is tension between the traditional conservative GOP and the anti-spending Tea Party over the role of defense spending. The New York Times reports: Those differences were on display Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where the traditional Republican who now leads the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Howard P. McKeon, fought back against proposed cuts […]

WASHINGTON — Someone fired shots at the Pentagon early Tuesday in what security officials described as “a random event.” No one was injured in the predawn incident in which shots were fired into two windows at the sprawling Defense Department just across the Potomac River in suburban Virginia. Steven Calvery, director of the civilian Pentagon […]

From BostonGlobe.com: The Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender reported Friday that federal investigators “have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers to obtain the illegal material.”