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Trump’s tweets about troop withdrawals unsettle the Pentagon

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s surprise tweet last week that he would pull all US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas isn’t the only major military mission he could abruptly shrink or end as election day approaches. Mr Trump has told senior advisors that he would also like to see plans to withdraw all American forces in Somalia, despite senior military …

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Senior Pentagon leadership self-isolating after exposure to coronavirus

U.S. Coast Guard Vice-Commander Adm. Charles Ray, tested positive on Monday. “On Monday, Coast Guard Vice-Commander Admiral Charles Ray tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested the same day after experiencing mild symptoms over the weekend,” the Coast Guard said in a statement Tuesday. “The Coast Guard follows the established guidelines for COVID under the CDC guidelines to include quarantine …

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Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon Award for Missile Tracking Satellite

FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches on April 22, 2020 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, carrying the seventh stack of SpaceX broadband network satellites from Pad 39A. REUTERS / Joe Skipper (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won a $ 149 million (£ 114.8 million) contract to build rocket-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, …

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Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon Award for Missile Tracking Satellite

FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches on April 22, 2020 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, carrying the seventh stack of SpaceX broadband network satellites from Pad 39A. REUTERS / Joe Skipper (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won a $ 149 million (£ 114.8 million) contract to build rocket-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, …

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Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon Award for Missile Tracking Satellite

LONDON: Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won a $ 149 million contract to build rocket tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the US Space Development Agency (SDA) said in the company’s first government contract on Monday, October 5 with the construction of satellites with. Known for its reusable rockets and astronaut pods, SpaceX is accelerating satellite production for Starlink, a growing constellation …

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Trump’s illness raises national security concerns as the Pentagon seeks to reassure the public

In a statement released Friday morning, the Pentagon attempted to allay fears that Trump’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis posed a potential imminent threat to national security, stressing that the development did not warrant a change in defense alert levels or military stance. “The readiness or ability of our armed forces will not change. Our national command and control structure will not …

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Trump, Pentagon, announced plan to withdraw more US troops from Iraq

President Trump and the Pentagon plan to announce a reduction in US troops from 5,200 to about 3,500, a senior defense official told Fox News. The coordinated announcement is expected sometime on Wednesday and the Iraqis are aware of the decision and are on board, according to the official. Trump awards the Medal of Honor to the soldier who rescued …

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Pentagon says it will stick with Microsoft for JEDI cloud contract

President Donald Trump speaks with Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, and Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, during an American Technology Council roundtable in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington on June 19, 2017. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images The Pentagon said Friday it would stay with Microsoft to …

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China plans to double its supply of nuclear warheads: Pentagon

China is likely to plan to double its supply of nuclear warheads this decade, including those designed for ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S., the Pentagon said in a report Tuesday. Even so, China’s nuclear power would be dwarfed by that of the US, which the report says has an estimated 3,800 warheads and more in reserve. China currently …

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Pentagon employees on Esper travel team in the Pacific test positive for coronavirus

After several hours of failure to provide information, a defense official told CNN, “Nobody with the secretary tested positive, and neither the secretary nor the traveling party was exposed.” Two officials said the person helped with Esper’s travel arrangements. Officials added that members of the delegation traveling with the secretary had been informed of the matter. A defense official told …

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