Tag: Department of Defense

White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson -- shown here giving a press briefing in January -- has been tapped by President Donald Trump to be the new Veterans Affairs Secretary

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. 

China Intellectual Property Theft

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.

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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.

National Guardsmen arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back …

Puerto Rico Faces ‘Apocalyptic’ Devastation, Says Governor — 70K in ‘Danger’

The residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, are facing “apocalyptic” devastation according to Governor Ricardo C. Rosselló. As many as 70,000 people are currently in danger while the entire island remains mostly without power, water, communications and medical services in the wake of Category 4 Hurricane Maria.

Matthew V. Thompson (U.S. Army via Los Angeles Times)

Green Beret From Irvine Killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has identified Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, a Green Beret, as the U.S. service member killed on Tuesday when an IED exploded near his patrol during a mission training Afghan forces.

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Pentagon to Transfer Nearly a Dozen Guantánamo Detainees Soon

Nearly a dozen detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are expected to be transferred in the coming weeks to at least two countries, Reuters learned from a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Trump Names National Security Advisory Team

Billionaire and 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has listed, for the first time on Monday, a series of national security experts who are advising him and his campaign for the presidency. Trump had already previously named U.S. Sen. Jeff

A Border Patrol agent points out an area of possible illegal activity to a National Guard aviator along the Texas-Mexico border July 17, 2013. National Guardsmen from across the country assist Customs and Border Protection in disrupting transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking organizations by conducting aerial detection and monitoring …

Texas Leaders Call on Feds to Stop Border Security Cuts

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democrat U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar joined forces in a bi-partisan effort to stop President Obama’s administration from cutting border security resources along the U.S./Mexico border.

A US Army doctor treats an injured Haitian man at the Port au Prince international airport in Port au Prince on January 15, 2010. The US troops were the first of an estimated 1,000 due to pour into the country over the course of the day. The United States is …

Pentagon Takes Role in Combating Zika Virus in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Department of Defense (DOD) experts will support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Americas, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters.