The synthetic opioid, blamed in health surveys for surging drug overdose deaths in the United States, has for decades concerned national security officials because of its potential widespread lethality in terror attacks.
After President Trump told White House reporters on Friday that “we’re gonna put more troops on the border,” the Pentagon was awaiting a new request over the weekend for more support along the Southwest border.
The Pentagon’s controversial policy banning transgender recruits from joining the military went into effect. Transgender individuals can still serve, but only if they meet the standards of the sex they were assigned at birth.
By declaring a national emergency earlier this month, President Donald Trump allowed the military to assist with security along the border, and authorized the use of up to $2.5 billion in funds originally intended for counter-drug interdiction activities.
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.
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