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New US troop boost in Mideast ‘possible,’ says top DoD official
The Trump administration could deploy more troops to the Middle East to counter Iran, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers, as they pushed back for more information.
Pentagon briefs senators on Syria plans, leaving unanswered questions
Pentagon officials briefed lawmakers amid confusion over plans to implement President Trump’s order for U.S. troops to withdraw from Syria.
The fate of DISA, and other org chart changes in the new defense policy bill
Some organizational changes for the DoD have made it into this year’s massive, must-pass defense authorization bill.
Pentagon gives senators peek at Trump’s nuclear strategy in classified brief
The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian and uniformed officer have given a classified preview of President Trump’s newly drafted nuclear weapons strategy to Senate Armed Services Committee.
US Senate confirms Rood as Pentagon policy chief
The Lockheed Martin executive now joins the Mattis team at the Pentagon.
By Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould