Latest The Pentagon Stories

2008-07-18 09:00:11

By JAMES RISEN By James Risen The New York Times WASHINGTON Shoddy electrical work by private contractors on U.S. military bases in Iraq is widespread and dangerous, causing more deaths and injuries from fires and shocks than the Pentagon has acknowledged, according to internal Army documents.

2008-07-03 09:00:43

The Environmental Protection Agency has federal law on its side in a dispute with the Pentagon over the cleanup of three military bases and a dozen other sites across the country. The Pentagon has really big guns and a brazen defiance fueled by years of apathy from the White House.

2008-07-01 09:00:35

By DINA CAPPIELLO By Dina Cappiello The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Defense Department is refusing to comply with orders or sign contracts to clean up 11 hazardous waste sites and has asked the White House and Justice Department to intervene on its behalf.

2008-06-30 00:02:02

The U.S. Department of Defense is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up three military bases, officials say.

2008-06-20 15:00:12

A site memorializing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters may attract too many tourists, critics say.

2008-03-07 00:00:00

Pentagon officials notified Defense Department bases and installations within the U.S. last week to prohibit Google representatives from taking panoramic videos inside the facilities.

2007-05-25 08:30:00

China's recent success at destroying a satellite in low-Earth orbit threatens the interests of all space-faring nations and posed dangers to human space flight, the Pentagon said Friday.

2006-08-30 16:18:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon, mindful of potential threats to U.S. security emerging from Africa, is considering creating a new military command responsible for the continent, defense officials said on Wednesday.

2006-08-28 17:23:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Monday unveiled a plan to reorganize its policy office and make it easier to coordinate the so-called global war on terror within the U.S. government and with international allies.

2006-08-05 06:31:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There is no evidence that senior Pentagon commanders intentionally provided false testimony to about the military's actions on the morning of the September 11 attacks, according to a report by the Defense Department's watchdog agency cited in the New York Times on Saturday.

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