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  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:21 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

  • Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a "significant threat" to the U.S., a military official said Friday.

  • Historic tugboat USS Hoga set for Arkansas 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:44 pm

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The historic tugboat, USS Hoga, will soon head to its new home in North Little Rock from California after federal officials cleared the journey, according to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

  • New tactical vehicle contract big boost for Wisconsin city story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:52 pm

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - A lucrative military contract awarded to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. to build the Humvee's replacement will provide an economic boost to the city of Oshkosh and across the state, company and local leaders said Wednesday.

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.

  • DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents' 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:18 am

    WASHINGTON - New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy.

  • Turkey, US conclude talks on anti-IS operation plan 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:21 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish and U.S. officials have concluded "technical talks" over their cooperation on operations against the Islamic State group, Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday.

  • S. Carolina, Kansas governors: No Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:29 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The governors of South Carolina and Kansas are threatening to sue the Obama administration if detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are brought to military installations in either state.

  • Kentucky commission receives $600K defense agency grant 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:05 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs has won a grant of more than $600,000 to look into defense-related economic development opportunities.

  • Explosion at US base in Japan lights up night sky story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 12:34 am

    TOKYO - Multiple explosions and a large fire at a U.S. Army depot lit up the night sky in a Tokyo suburb early Monday. No injuries were reported.

  • White House: No. 2 IS leader killed in US military airstrike 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:53 pm

    OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts - The No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq earlier this week, the White House said Friday.

  • US service member injured in train attack in France 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.

  • Federal workers with sensitive jobs used cheating website story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:27 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Pentagon chief urges Turks to 'do more' against IS story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Turkey needs to "do more" to assist the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, urging America's sometimes reluctant NATO partner to take steps to participate in airstrikes and better control its border.

  • Carter congratulates 1st females to finish Ranger School 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 1:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he has personally congratulated the two female soldiers who this week became the first women to complete the rigorous Army Ranger School.

  • $2 million Pentagon grant to benefit Nevada sage grouse 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:37 pm

    RENO, Nevada - State and federal land managers working to keep the greater sage grouse off the list of endangered species have secured a $2 million grant from the Pentagon to help finance habitat restoration beneath thousands of square miles of U.S. Navy training airspace in Nevada.

  • Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press.

  • Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 7:52 pm

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia - Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years, using the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air.

  • US: Patriot pullout from Turkey reflects weaker Syria 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 4:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. decided to pull its Patriot missile defense force out of Turkey mainly because it sees a declining Syrian military threat, including a depleted stockpile of Scud missiles capable of striking Turkish territory, the Pentagon said Monday.

  • Pentagon looks at stateside prisons as alternatives to Gitmo 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama administration's controversial push to close the detention center.

  • NBC correspondent at Pentagon attack to be Flight 93 speaker 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 8:37 am

    SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania - The NBC News reporter who first reported the attack on the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001 terror strikes will be the keynote speaker at the 14th anniversary observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

  • VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:50 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald paid tribute Wednesday to those who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II.

  • As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:47 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:

  • Grant to Vernon schools will aid Fort Polk families 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:14 am

    LEESVILLE, Louisiana - A Vernon Parish community organization that promotes and supports the Fort Polk Army base has announced that the parish school system is being awarded a grant of nearly $1.5 million from the Defense Department.

  • Commander of 3rd Infantry promoted to Pentagon 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 6:43 am

    FORT STEWART, Georgia - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division has been promoted to a new role in the Pentagon.