U.S. Department of Defense

Government Waste Report: Pentagon Loses Track of Nearly $1 Billion in Equipment in Syria, Afghanistan 

The Pentagon lost track of nearly $1 billion in military hardware in the fiscal year 2020, including equipment for Syrians fighting the remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and over 100 drones in Afghanistan, home to one of the largest concentrations of terrorist groups in the world, an annual government waste report Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released on Wednesday revealed.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Obama Transfers Two Guantánamo Detainees to Serbia, One to Italy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has transferred three prisoners out of the U.S. military detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in the last few days — one was taken to Italy and two were sent to Serbia, bringing the prison population down to 76, according to the Pentagon.

US Navy guards escort a detainee through Camp Delta, June 10, 2008. REUTERS/DOD/1ST LT. SARAH CLEVELAND

Report: Pentagon to ‘Restructure’ U.S. War on Terror

President Barack Obama’s Department of Defense (DOD) is expected to intensify its already heavy reliance on U.S. special operations forces as part of an effort to overhaul the modus operandi of America’s war against Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists and other terrorists, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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