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Pentagon defers billions to build Trump’s border wall

Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles (282 kilometers) of President...

Shanahan withdraws from Defense Secretary chief’s job

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family situation that would...

Acting Pentagon boss gets nasty taste of Trump’s antics

On his first working day in charge of the Pentagon, Pat Shanahan got a taste of President Donald Trump’s scattershot way of looking at...

Mattis replacement Shanahan may have conflicts of interest

Trump has decided he had to exact revenge against General Mattis by booting him out the door (by Tweet of course) before he said...

If Fox News has the inside information about Trump’s preferred new...

    Above: Perhaps Trump can be his own Secretary of Defense. (photoshop by author) Presumably Fox News, which functions as the unofficial but influential Trump advisory...

Congress, America’s allies fear Trump’s increasingly frantic, unnerving actions

From members of Congress of both parties to leaders of allied nations around the world, worry is reaching a fever pitch about the frantic,...

Mattis resigns as defense secretary after too many clashes with Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two...

Trump picks Gen. Mattis for Defense Sec.

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement at a post-election victory...

New Pentagon chief pick urges accountability

President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back...

Ashton Carter brings a different look to the Pentagon

The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of defense secretary are vastly different from Chuck Hagel's in several important ways, starting...