department of defense

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 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.

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.

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.