defense

Navy SEAL leaders fired after sexual assault allegations

The three senior leaders of a US Navy SEAL Team have been fired from their positions by the admiral overseeing the Navy's elite special operations forces "due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures," after members of their team were accused of serious discipline breaches, including an alleged sexual assault and drinking while deployed to Iraq.

Trump to nominate Shanahan as Defense secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to be his permanent pick to replace James Mattis at the Pentagon, according to a tweet from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Shanahan opens new review into 2017 Niger ambush

The Pentagon announced Thursday that acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan "has initiated a new, narrowly-scoped review into the Niger incident" that resulted in the death of four Americans in October 2017, according to a statement from Department of Defense spokesman Tom Crosson.

US Missile Defense Agency successfully tests missile interceptors

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency successfully launched two ground-based missile interceptors in rapid succession Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California against a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a test site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific, according to a statement by the US Missile Defense Agency.

Trump's acting defense secretary under ethics probe over Boeing ties

An investigation has been launched to determine whether acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan violated ethics rules by promoting products made by his former employer, Boeing, while serving in his current role at the Pentagon, the Defense Department's inspector general announced Wednesday.

US Air Force says trash found on Boeing refueling planes

In a blistering attack on Boeing, the Air Force's top acquisition official said the company has a "severe situation" with flawed inspections of its new KC-46 air refueling tanker aircraft, after trash and industrial tools were found in some planes after they were delivered to the Air Force.