Latest U.S. Department of Defense News

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

US considers sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

Dec. 5, 2019 9:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. John Rood, defense undersecretary for...

Amazon blaming Trump over Pentagon contract loss, judge says

Dec. 5, 2019 6:31 PM EST

Amazon is arguing in a court case that President Donald Trump's bias against the company harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Amazon's legal complaint against the Pentagon is sealed. A federal judge summarized its arguments in comments released Thursday. The Pentagon awarded the cloud...

Maine company to supply tungsten materials to US military

Dec. 5, 2019 6:56 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine company will receive more than $4 million to speed up development of products for the U.S. Department of Defense. Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the federal money is going to Elmet Technologies of Lewiston. The company is working on development of tungsten heavy alloy and...

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

Maine company to supply tungsten materials to US military

Dec. 5, 2019 1:15 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine company will receive more than $4 million to speed up development of products for the U.S. Department of Defense. Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the federal money is going to Elmet Technologies of Lewiston. The company is working on development of tungsten heavy alloy and...

Military says US sailor shot, wounded 3 civilian Department of Defense employees at Pearl Harbor before suicide

Dec. 4, 2019 9:57 PM EST
HONOLULU (AP) — Military says US sailor shot, wounded 3 civilian Department of Defense employees at Pearl Harbor before suicide.

US Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small...

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Dec. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing...

July 25 forecast: Sunny, with cloud of impeachment for Trump

Dec. 2, 2019 12:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The forecast for July 25 was typical for Washington: sunny, mid-80s. President Donald Trump had good reason to be feeling bright and sunny himself. It was the morning after Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony at the conclusion of the Russia investigation, and Trump and his...