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Pentagon Letter falls short of Trump's statement about delaying aid to Ukraine for corruption: NPR

President Trump will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in New York on Wednesday to attend the United States General Assembly. Evan Vucci / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Evan Vucci / AP President Trump will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in New York on Wednesday to attend the United States General Assembly. Evan Vucci / AP Earlier this …

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According to the Pentagon, visits to Trump's Scottish resort cost almost $ 200,000

WASHINGTON – The US military spent nearly $ 200,000 at Trump Turnberry between 2017 and 2019, the Pentagon said. In a September 12 letter to the House Oversight Committee investigating military spending In Turnberry, the Pentagon admitted it spent just over $ 184,000 at the president's Scottish resort. This sum included $ 124,579 in accommodation and $ 59,730 in unidentified …

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Pentagon is providing $ 3.6 billion to build the Trump Border Wall

In his letter, Esper told Congress that he had "found that 11 military construction projects along the international border with Mexico, with an estimated total cost of US $ 3.6 billion, are necessary to limit the deployment of the armed forces support national emergency forces. " The letter does not contain the word "wall" typical of such Ministry of Defense …

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Pentagon kills "killing vehicle"

The Pentagon announces a multi-billion dollar contract with Boeing for the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, a new ballistic missile interceptor. "Ending the program was the responsible thing," he said in a statement. "Development programs sometimes encounter problems. After careful consideration, we have decided that the chosen path will not be fruitful. Therefore we will not go this way any more. This …

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New Pentagon leader says China's "destabilizing behavior" is "disturbing"

Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned on Sunday about China's "destabilizing" behavior in the Indo-Pacific. The US will not "sit idly by while some nation tries to redesign the region in their favor for the sake of others, and we know our allies and partners will not," said Esper during a press conference Sydney on Sunday. "We firmly believe that no …

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Pentagon tests mass surveillance balloons in the US | US News

The US military conducts large-scale experimental balloon testing in six states in the Midwest, according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documents. Up to 25 unmanned, solar-powered balloons are launched from rural South Dakota and 250 miles through an area spanning parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri before ending in central Illinois. Balloons should be a permanent surveillance system for …

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Pentagon puts $ 10 billion contract on ice after Trump criticized Amazon

The Pentagon wants a single supplier for its JEDI cloud computing system, which stores key personnel and message data, while allowing it to better compete with China in the field of AI. The bidding selected four parties, including IBM and Oracle, but the Pentagon has only selected two suppliers: Microsoft and Amazon. Oracle tried to stay in the game by …

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Following Trump's concern over Amazon's concerns, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's Pentagon re-examines the $ 10 billion JEDI cloud contract process

Defense Secretary Mark Esper gestures as he listens to President Trump's speech during a ceremony for Esper on Sunday at the Pentagon. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) Aaron Gregg Reporter for the defense industry, commercial aviation and government enterprise. . 1 August at 17:43 The White House has instructed newly appointed Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to re-examine the military's massive …

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Trump celebrates the election of the Pentagon with pomp and parade, while Esper proves his leadership style on the first day

FULL HONOR, PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME: Yesterday, ceremony units were drilled on the Pentagon's parade ground, cables laid across the parking lot at the river entrance, a stage set up and portable toilets retracted – all for today's arrival ceremony with full glory mark the beginning the term of Mark Esper as President Trump second Secretary of Defense. Trump, Esper and Vice …

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