Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

Trump calls for expanded missile defense program

(17 Jan 2019) During an appearance at the Pentagon, President Donald Trump said “our goal is simple: that we can detect and destroy” any incoming missile. Part of the new strategy is to create a level of sensors in space. (Jan. 17)

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Launching new missile strategy, Trump pushes wall

(17 Jan 2019) President Donald Trump Thursday rolled out a new strategy for an aggressive space-based missile defense system. In remarks at the Pentagon, he also slammed Democrats over the government shutdown and continued his push for a southern border wall. (Jan. 17)

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Today in History for January 15th

(15 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Martin Luther King, Junior born;Richard Nixon suspends U.S. offensive in Vietnam;Queen Elizabeth the First crowned;Work completed on Pentagon;first Super Bowl takes place.

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(23 Dec 2018) Here are the top stories for Sunday, Dec. 23rd: A partial government shutdown could go into the new year; Trump picks new Pentagon Chief; Indonesia tsunami claims hundreds; SpaceX launches most powerful satellite yet.

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Trump administration launches new Space Command

(18 Dec 2018) Declaring that “a new era of American leadership in space has begun,” Vice President Mike Pence announced the start of the Pentagon’s new Space Command in a speech at the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday. (Dec. 18)

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