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sper: “We were never discussing” sending 14,000 troops to the Middle East

The Pentagon will not send 14,000 new U.S. troops to the Middle East, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday, a day after a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers that more military forces could deploy to the region to counter Iran.

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Amazon’s formal challenge to massive Pentagon award uses videos that mark potential influence exerted by Trump

Amazon on Friday cited comments by President Donald Trump at a rally and to journalists as it pursues its challenge to the Pentagon’s surprise decision to award a lucrative contract to rival Microsoft last month.

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Pentagon awards $10 bn cloud contract to Microsoft, snubbing Amazon

The Pentagon said Friday it is awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, following a highly scrutinized bidding process which Amazon had been favored to win.

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US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group.

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More than 120 U.S. military construction projects to be hurt by Trump’s border wall funding

More than 120 U.S. military construction projects will be adversely affected as the Pentagon prepares to use $3.6 billion to help build or enhance 175 miles (282 km) of the border wall with Mexico, U.S.

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Iraq Accuses Pentagon Of "Extremely Exaggerating" Numbers Of ISIS Fighters

The US Department of Defense Inspector General released a formal report last week which claimed ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, which Pentagon officials used to argue for a continuing US troops presence in Syria. They touted the report as “verification” that a US draw down in Syria had enabled a a resurgent ISIS.

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US Defense Secretary unveils plans to phase Turkey out of F-35 program

The acting head of the Pentagon has sent a letter to a Turkish defense minister, detailing the US plan to exclude Ankara from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program over its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense systems.

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Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait

The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

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Pentagon awards Lockheed nearly $1B contract for Saudis

The Pentagon said Monday it has awarded Lockheed Martin a nearly $1 billion contact for an advanced missile defense system on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

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Trump says Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons

North Korea has no economic future with nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump said, as the Pentagon confirmed the United States and South Korea had agreed to end joint large-scale spring military exercises.

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Pentagon: Few hundred US troops to remain in Syria after withdrawal

The Pentagon on Friday said the US will keep a few hundred troops in northeastern Syria to back an international coalition’s efforts to establish a safe zone.

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SpaceX launch certification to face review by Pentagon watchdog

The Pentagon’s inspector general said it will begin an evaluation of the Air Force’s certification of SpaceX’s primary launch vehicles.

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Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk of Clash With Iran

Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops.

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Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns after Trump Syria exit

The Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney has resigned from his position less than a month after US President Donald Trump announced that American forces would leave Syria.

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Here’s how the U.S. could keep fighting in Syria after the troop withdrawal

Even though President Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, the Pentagon is considering ways for U.S. forces to continue fighting in the war-torn nation, according to the Boston Globe, which cited military officials.

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