Department of Defense

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Pentagon Security Clearance Under Review

SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s Pentagon security clearance is currently under review by the Department of Defense following the CEO’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast where he drank whiskey and smoked marijuana.

Elon Musk, Tesla chairman, smokes a "spliff" (marijuana and tobacco cigar) on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Donald Trump Plans Cabinet-Level Task Force to Study Veterans Suicides

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday to create a cabinet-level task force to address the national tragedy of veteran suicides, a senior administration official confirmed. The task force will be led by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie

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Trump Moves 250 Active Duty Troops to Texas Border

The Department of Defense is moving 250 active duty military personnel to the Texas border in response to the arrival of Central American migrants near Eagle Pass. The troops are being moved from assignments in Arizona.

US marines place barbed wire atop fencing along the United States-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP) (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Longstanding Policy on Transgender Troops

Federal appellate judges in D.C. dissolved a trial court injunction on Friday that had been blocking President Donald Trump’s decision to continue the decades-long policy banning transgender individuals from military service, but the policy continues to be blocked by other courts as the Supreme Court prepares to vote on reviewing the matter.

Transgender US Army Reseve Captain Sage Fox speaks during a conference entitled "Perspectives on Transgender Military Service from Around the Globe" organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Palm Center in Washington on October 20, 2014. Transgender military personnel from 18 countries who allow them to serve …

U.S. Military, DHS Conduct Training Exercises Ahead of Caravan Migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Tucson Sector teamed up with Department of Defense (DOD) personnel to conduct training exercises and harden ports of entry in advance of the anticipated arrival of Central American caravan migrants. Officials estimate the region could become saturated with thousands seeking asylum or crossing the border illegally.

US marines place barbed wire atop fencing along the United States-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP) (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Could DOD’s Active Denial System Stop Caravan Migrants 700 Yards from Border?

Could a non-lethal defensive system developed by the Department of Defense nearly ten years ago play a role in deterring large groups of migrants from storming across the U.S. border? The system, referred to as a Solid State Active Denial System (SSADS), creates an intolerable pain response without causing any injury or long-term effects and forces the target to flee from the area.

SSADS Deployment Platform

DoD Inspector General Probing Allegations Against Dr. Ronny Jackson

The Department of Defense’s Inspector General has launched an investigation into allegations related to Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, who recently withdrew his consideration to be the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans amid accusations of misconduct. 

Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief, taps WH doctor to replace him

Woodson: Amazon’s China Problem

Amazon has a China problem, because they have agreed to do business in a way that may end up compromising Amazon’s intellectual property.

China Intellectual Property Theft

Israel to Receive F-35 Air Vehicle Deliveries

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for procurement of initial air vehicle spares for F-35 air vehicle deliveries in support of the government of Israel.

F-35