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Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

Pentagon

Feb 21, 2020 15:54
If the partial truce, between the Taliban, the US, and Afghan security forces, goes ahead, it would mark a historic step in more than 18 years of gruelling conflict in Afghanistan and would pave the way for a deal that could, ultimately, see the war end. read more
Feb 14, 2020 19:32
A federal judge temporarily blocked Microsoft from working on a $10 billion Pentagon cloud-computing contract after Amazon asked for the delay read more
Feb 14, 2020 07:16
Pentagon officials said the money would be used to build about 177 miles (285 kilometers) of the concrete and steel barrier Trump wants to deter migrants from entering the country illegally. read more
Feb 14, 2020 06:39
Amazon’s lawsuit, filed in November, alleged that President Donald Trump’s bias against the company hurt its chances to win the project. read more
Feb 13, 2020 11:45
The reversal would make it harder for US companies to get around the effective ban on exports to Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker. read more
Feb 02, 2020 09:53
The latest U.S. patient, who is in Massachusetts, recently returned from Hubei province in central China, the epicenter of the outbreak, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an emailed statement. read more
Feb 02, 2020 07:28
In the latest reversal of a policy of his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump gave the green light to a new generation of “non-persistent” landmines that can be switched off or destroyed remotely rather than staying active in the ground forever. read more
Jan 28, 2020 16:15
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the next Pentagon budget proposal will increase funding beyond the $5 billion provided in this year’s 5 year budget plan for the technology. read more
Jan 25, 2020 00:52
Seventeen of the 34 are still under medical observation, according to Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesperson. read more
Jan 23, 2020 12:06
Amazon filed a lawsuit in November in the US Court of Federal Claims alleging that the US Defense Department failed to fairly judge its bid for the JEDI contract because Trump viewed Jeff Bezos as his “political enemy” read more
Jan 13, 2020 01:25
Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the US embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four US embassies before Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike on January 3. read more
Jan 12, 2020 14:55
The Pentagon referred questions to the Justice Department, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The FBI and the Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for commen read more
Jan 08, 2020 08:50
Trump underlined that the US has the “most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world” read more
Jan 07, 2020 07:25
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will “follow the laws of armed conflict.” When asked if that ruled out targeting cultural sites, Esper said pointedly, “That’s the laws of armed conflict.” read more
Jan 07, 2020 07:12
Pentagon Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley said the letter was only a “draft” that shouldn’t have been sent. read more