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Reversal of war crimes: Trump apologizes, though the Pentagon opposes

It was expected that the third member involved, the former 1st Lt. Clint Lorance is dismissed Friday night from the US military barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was convicted of second-degree murder in 2013 and sentenced to 19 years in prison for ordering his soldiers to fire on three men in Afghanistan. It was not immediately clear whether Lorance …

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Amazon will question Microsoft's Pentagon JEDI cloud contract

Jeff Bezos at New York Economic Club's lunch on October 27, 2016 in New York. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Amazon announced Thursday that it has filed a notice with the US Federal Court of Justice outlining a plan to protest the Pentagon's decision to grant Microsoft a controversial contract for cloud computing services The contract, which spans over 10 years …

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Pentagon expects a potential Amazon challenge for cloud deals

Amazon will soon have to decide whether it is protesting against the $ 10 billion cloud computing contract awarded by the Pentagon to Microsoft the leader in the competition for the huge military contract. The Amazon Web Services business is far ahead of Microsoft in cloud computing, and Amazon has experience in handling highly classified government data. It survived earlier …

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The White House freezes military aid to Lebanon against the wishes of the Congress, the Foreign Ministry and the Pentagon

Mr. Trump has widely criticized how the United States is distributing external aid, and some conservative Middle East analysts have argued that aid to the Lebanese military could ultimately help Hezbollah. One congress official said it was worrying that the White House had ordered the action against the recommendations of the State Department and the Department of Defense. The official …

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Pentagon awards $ 10 billion "War Cloud" deal to Microsoft via Amazon

The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $ 10 billion cloud computing contract, placing it first with Amazon, which rivals President Trump and his competitors. The bid for the massive project, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), saw Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, and IBM compete with leading technology titans. A spokesperson for Amazon Web Services told CBS News that the company was …

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Pentagon chooses Microsoft over Amazon for $ 10 billion deal with "Jedi"

Image Rights Getty Images Caption The Pentagon wants to replace obsolete computer networks with a single cloud system The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $ 10 billion (GBP 8 billion) cloud computing mission after a thorough review of the bidding process, which included Amazon as a favorite. The ten-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (Jedi) should make the US …

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Pentagon awards the Microsoft $ 10B contract for "War Cloud" and slows down Amazon

The Pentagon announced Friday that it has awarded a $ 10 billion contract to Microsoft to build a cloud computing system for the military. Amazon, IBM and Oracle were in the controversial bidding process for the construction of the so-called "War Cloud". Oracle and IBM were excluded early for security and infrastructure reasons. Oracle claimed that the process had been …

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Pentagon is making plans for a swift retreat of Afghanistan in case Trump Blindsides is used militarily

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has recently begun to draw up plans for an abrupt withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan if President Donald Trump surprises the military leaders by ordering an immediate withdrawal, as in Syria. 19659002] The contingency planning has not yet been completed, the officials said, and there is a possibility that Trump will order all US …

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Trump Impeachment: Esper Claims Pentagon Will Collaborate With Investigation | US News

Donald Trump's defense minister said Sunday that the Pentagon would work with Parliament's impeachment investigation while warning that Trump might seek to restrict its disclosure of information. Mark Esper said in two interviews that his department would work to stick to it. A summons from committees collecting records on US military aid's detention for Ukraine. "We will do everything we …

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