Pentagon: US Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft For First TimeThe U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.
Pentagon Demands California National Guard Soldiers Repay Enlistment BonusesThe Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard under pressure to fill ranks and hit enlistment goals.
Pentagon Ends Ban On Transgender Troops In MilitaryThe Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
Pentagon Seeks A Few Good Hackers To Test SecurityScreened high-tech specialists will be brought in to try to breach the Defense Department's public Internet pages in a pilot program aimed at finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Pentagon Announces Plan Aimed At Lifting Transgender BanDefense Secretary Ash Carter said he is creating a working group that will review the policies and determine if lifting the ban would have any impact on the military's ability to be ready for battle.
GOP Budget Targets Boosts War Spending, Takes Aim At Affordable Care ActHouse and Senate GOP negotiators are sealing agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans to more easily target the Affordable Care Act while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon.
Pentagon Says U.S. Couldn't Thwart Major Cyber Attack, Recruiting Tech Experts From Silicon ValleyPentagon officials say the Defense Department still doesn't have the capabilities and resources needed to defend against a major cyberattack from another nation or other tech-savvy criminals.
Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program 'Far More Brutal' Than CIA ClaimedAmerican embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Hagel Resigns As Defense Secretary Under PressureDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.
U.S., Partner Nations Launch Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In SyriaThe U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
U.S. Bombs ISIS Militants In IraqU.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, redeeming President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans.
Obama: U.S. To Send Military Advisers, Not Soldiers, To IraqPresident Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.