Pentagon

Milley’s China Calls During Trump Defeat Were ‘Lawful,’ Conveyed Reassurance, Pentagon Says

Some Republicans are seeking his ouster, but the Joint Chiefs chairman is the first to serve a guaranteed four years.

Tell Us Why Small Businesses Can't Get Contracts, Pentagon Asks

The department has met its goals in that area, but is looking to do even better. 

Army Chief: We’re Not Pushing Critical Race Theory

“What we’re trying to build is teams where everyone treats everyone with respect,” McConville said.

Army Chief Calls for Afghanistan Review: ‘Let the Cards Fall Where They Fall’

McConville says lessons must be learned because “terrorism is not going away.”

After 9/11, the U.S. Got Almost Everything Wrong

A mission to rid the world of “terror” and “evil” led America in tragic directions.

The Pandemic Has Cost the Pentagon at Least $13.6B and Counting

And that figure could rise as the Defense Department starts mandatory COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated civilian workers.

The Defense Budget Process Is Broken

What the U.S. needs isn’t more money for the Pentagon, but an honest and tough debate about strategy.

US Air Force’s First Software Chief Steps Down

Nicolas Chaillan, who led a Pentagon-wide DevSecOps effort, said he was leaving in part because of a lack of support from senior leaders.

The Kabul Airlift in 5 Charts

The largest emergency airlift ever handled by the U.S. military started slowly and built to a torrent.

The Forever War is Dead. Long Live the Forever War

The fight against terrorism will continue, yet our body politic is weakened by double-speak.

Calculating the Costs of the Afghanistan War

The war in Afghanistan, like many other wars before it, began with optimistic assessments of a quick victory and the promise to rebuild at war’s end.

Lawmakers Load Defense Bill With Measures Demanding Answers for Afghanistan's Fall—and Its Future

Armed Services Committee members passed several bipartisan Afghanistan-related amendments amid partisan jabs at Biden.

‘It’s Possible’ US and Taliban Will Target ISIS-K Together, Milley Says

But SecDef Austin cautions, “I would not make any leaps” beyond recent coordinated airport evacuation ops.

No US Military Dogs Were Left Behind in Afghanistan, DOD Says

Pentagon officials say the caged dogs in viral photos aren’t military working dogs, all of which were evacuated.