Kevin Sweeney has resigned as Pentagon chief of staff after serving the defense secretary for two years.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in Trump’s administration, will leave by the end of February after two tumultuous years struggling to soften and moderate the president’s hardline and sometimes sharply changing policies.
U.S. Senators have written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, saying they are “deeply disturbed by the overt politicization of the military” and the continued deployment of troops in response to the migrant caravan.
Metro’s Yellow Line falls off the map for two weeks starting the Monday after Thanksgiving as the transit agency shuts down the bridge over the Potomac River for repairs.
Roughly 35,000 people were up bright and early Sunday outside the Pentagon, ready to run the 34th annual Army Ten-Miler. The race draws people from all 50 states as well as those from other countries who want to run from the Pentagon into D.C. and back again.
In the third floor hallway of the Pentagon, just outside the Army Chief of Staff’s office, there is a pigeon.
Authorities say in court documents a Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration.
A Pentagon spokeswoman says the suspicious substance found in envelopes turned over to the FBI contained the substance from which the poison ricin is derived, but not ricin itself.
A suspicious substance was found on Monday in two envelopes sent to the Pentagon, officials said Tuesday. In both cases, an initial test came out positive for ricin.
Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, according to a US defense official.
The U.S. Department of Defense is working with a Silicon Valley startup to fine-tune the “molar mic,” a device that clips to your tooth and is designed to transmit an encrypted, wireless signal clear enough to whisper in a hurricane and hear back with equal clarity.
On the 17th anniversary of the deadly Sept. 11 terror attacks, members of D.C. Fire and EMS recall what the local response was like on that tragic day. See video.
Americans commemorated the 17th anniversary of 9/11 with somber tributes Tuesday. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks on 9/11, when international terrorism hit home in a way it previously hadn’t for many Americans. See photos.
Trump says a Space Force military is a needed military service to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and unwanted costs.
The Defense Department is poised to take over background investigations for the federal government, using increased automation and high-tech analysis to tighten controls and tackle an enormous backlog of workers waiting for security clearances, according to U.S. officials.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.