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F-16 fighter jet crashes while trying to land at California base, no injuries reported

An Air Force official confirmed to Fox News that an F-16 jet crashed while landing at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. Continue reading

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USS Abraham Lincoln on station in Arabian Sea two weeks early to deter Iran: officials

The USS Abraham Lincoln is now on station in the northern Arabian Sea, two weeks early to deter Iran, multiple U.S. defense officials have told Fox News. Continue reading

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Pentagon approves plan to shift $1.5B for wall along US-Mexico border

The Pentagon has approved a plan to spend an additional $1.5 billion to build 80 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News Friday. Continue reading

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Pentagon suspends efforts to recover troop remains from North Korea

The Pentagon has suspended talks with North Korea about recovering more remains of missing American soldiers from the  Korean War — one of the key pledges to come out of the first summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore last June. Continue reading

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Pentagon disputes Biden’s assessment of China, says country is a ‘strategic competitor’

A top Pentagon official on Friday disagreed with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claim on the campaign trail that China isn’t really a competitor of the United States. Continue reading

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Chinese forces are expanding to ‘contest US military superiority,’ Pentagon says

The Pentagon says China’s military remains a growing threat with the goal to “contest” the United States military at greater ranges from mainland China, according to a new report released Thursday afternoon. Continue reading

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Military sexual assaults rise by 44% among females in ranks: Pentagon report

Military sexual assaults reported by its female members rose by 44 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to a new Pentagon report released Thursday. Continue reading

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More U.S. troops could be heading to Africa following the collapse of the ISIS caliphate

The U.S. military is currently running 20 anti-terror operations in Africa, involving roughly 6,000 troops; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon. Continue reading

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Trump to nominate Shanahan as permanent defense secretary: sources

President Trump is expected to formally nominate Patrick M. Shanahan to be his permanent defense secretary as soon as next week, two administration officials tell Fox News. This, after an internal Pentagon investigation concluded that the acting defens… Continue reading

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