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Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley

Trump wants America ‘open for business’ soon, but Pentagon leaders warn coronavirus crisis could last ‘months’

"I think we need to plan for this to be a few months long at least," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said at the Pentagon on Tuesday.
The USS Boxer's crew in the hangar bay during Boxer's 25th anniversary celebration. Boxer was commissioned in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on February 11, 1995.

With coronavirus spreading, the US military is dealing with a social-distancing problem

An inherent feature of military life is living and working in close quarters. With coronavirus spreading, that's got to change.
USNS Comfort at Naval Station Norfolk after a five-month deployment, November 15, 2019.

The Pentagon is making up to 5 million masks available for the coronavirus fight

The secretary of defense said that "the first one million masks will be made available immediately."

The Pentagon says it ‘wishes to reconsider’ the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract

Amazon had challenged the Pentagon's decision to award JEDI to Microsoft on technical grounds, and accusations of political bias.
The Pentagon.

The Department of Defense is bracing for a potential coronavirus outbreak at the Pentagon

"We want to be prepared for everything, and we're taking a variety of measures," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Thursday afternoon.

A Pentagon linguist is accused of giving up the names of US spies to her crush with ties to Iran’s Hezbollah militant group

FBI agents found a handwritten note in Arabic stuffed under the linguist's mattress with the names of three US spies, according to an affidavit.

White House scraps Pentagon nomination for official who privately raised concerns about frozen Ukraine aid

Elaine McCusker is the latest to face Trump's wrath as he seeks vengeance against officials who spoke out — privately and publicy — against him.

An Arkansas man was arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up a car’s gas tank with a lighter near Pentagon

Officers searched him and found a cigarette lighter, gloves, and court documents related to a previous felony assault arrest made two days prior.

US government agencies are banning TikTok, the social media app teens are obsessed with, over cybersecurity fears — here’s the full list

A message from the Pentagon led to a military ban on TikTok for government devices, and now TSA is the latest agency to follow.

The senior Pentagon policy official who certified security aid to Ukraine has been asked to resign

John Rood, who was involved in certifying aid to Ukraine, has reportedly been asked to step down as undersecretary of defense for policy.