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The incumbent Pentagon chief has not yet decided to finance the border wall US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he has not yet determined whether a border wall to Mexico is a military necessity or how much money would be used for the Pentagon.

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency on Friday to fund his promised wall on the US-Mexico border without Congress approval. An American defense official said on condition of anonymity that Shanahan would likely approve the $ 3.6 billion diverted from the military construction budget. By declaring a national emergency, Trump may use certain funds from the Ministry of …

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SpaceX Launch Certification Faces Review by Pentagon | Falcon

The Pentagon General Inspectorate said it would begin evaluating the Air Force certification of SpaceX's first launchers, the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy, years after a legal battle led to a victory for the company founded by Elon Musk "Our goal is to determine whether the US Air Force has complied with the New Entrant Certification Guide for Launch …

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Pentagon to review certification of Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceC founder Elon Musk speaks at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, February 6, 2018. REUTERS / Joe Skipper (Reuters) – The Pentagon wants to validate the certification for Elon Musk's SpaceX launch vehicle Air Force complied with certain guidelines, according to a memo here on Monday. "Our objective is to determine whether or not Air Force …

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New Pentagon warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to US satellites

The report said, "China and Russia, in particular, are developing a variety of means to exploit US position in space," the Defense Intelligence Agency said. what is published Monday, is titled "Challenges to Security in Space," and examines Russian, Chinese, Iranian and North Korean space capabilities. US satellites play a critical role in everything from navigation to weapons targeting and …

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The incumbent Pentagon chief undertakes an unannounced Afghanistan trip news

Patrick Shanahan, the current Defense Secretary, has arrived on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan while the United States negotiated peace with the Taliban. Shanahan will meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was not involved in important talks between the US and the Taliban representatives last month, where officials hope they will make a breakthrough in the 17-year conflict. The …

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Pentagon deployment of 3,750 soldiers on the southern border: NPR

Members of the US military install several rows of concertina cables in November along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge on the US-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Eric Gay / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Eric Gay / AP Members of the US military install several rows of concertina cables in November along the banks of …

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Pentagon Watchdog warns that ISIS could retake Syrian territory in the months following the US withdrawal: official

An upcoming Pentagon Inspectorate report says the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) will recover the territory lost in Syria within months without military pressure, a senior US defense official told Fox News on Thursday Friday delivered to Pentagon officials and legislators, the full report will be released on Monday. NBC News reported for the first time on the conclusion of …

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Pentagon and NATO leaders say the Taliban's talks are "encouraging"

US and NATO top defense officials are encouraged by the recent US talks with the Taliban, which could lead to a peace settlement in Afghanistan and the possible withdrawal of American troops. The United States' leading negotiator in the talks told the New York Times on Monday that the talks had led to the "framework" of an agreement whereby the …

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