Pentagon

Washington (CNN) — Despite extensive support and counseling programs, as many as 349 U.S. service members committed suicide last year, which would be the highest…

via BBC News A US court has sentenced a man to 17 years in prison for plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with model aircraft laden with explosives. US citizen Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, was arrested after a sting operation in which agents posed as al-Qaeda members. He pleaded guilty in July to […]

LONDON-Colin Powell, the former Secretary Of State under President George W. Bush has called on the CIA and the Pentagon to answer questions about how they passed false information regarding weapons of mass destruction that was used during his speech to the U.N. The American Foreign Press reports: “It has been known for several years […]

WASHINGTON There is tension between the traditional conservative GOP and the anti-spending Tea Party over the role of defense spending. The New York Times reports: Those differences were on display Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where the traditional Republican who now leads the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Howard P. McKeon, fought back against proposed cuts […]

US troops are to be allowed to use social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook following a review of internet use and security. Defence department officials say the benefits of using social media now outweigh the risks to security. The ruling means that a number of sites blocked by the Pentagon in 2007 – […]