Pentagon Pentagon
Stories About

Pentagon

Protesters hold placards reading 'No Abe!' earlier this month during a demonstration against Japan's removal of South Korea from a list of trusted trading partners in Seoul. Jean Chung/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jean Chung/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. Criticizes South Korea After Seoul Scraps Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Tokyo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/755733522/756166617" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

This photo released by the U.S. Defense Department shows the launch of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif., on Sunday. U.S. Department of Defense hide caption

toggle caption
U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a flyover above the Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations on July 4 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick Semansky/AP

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan listens as President Trump speaks during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House in February. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

Trump To Nominate Patrick Shanahan As Defense Secretary

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/703454156/721860622" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was cleared by the Pentagon's Inspector General of allegations of ethics violations. Shanahan is seen here testifying at a House Armed Services Committee hearing last month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Members of the U.S. military install multiple tiers of concertina wire along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, in November. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Eric Gay/AP

A Border Patrol officer inside his vehicle guards the fence near San Diego across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Troops To Be Deployed To Border To Build And Upgrade 160 Miles Of Fencing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/681971323/682021548" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation on Thursday, following a decision by President Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria. He'll be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan starting in January. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

A border protection officer stands next to a recently upgraded section of fencing at the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, Calif., on Friday. The Pentagon says it will send 5,000 U.S. troops to the border. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The Pentagon only recently made cybersecurity a priority, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report, which found vulnerabilities in weapons that are under development. Yuri Gripas/Reuters hide caption

toggle caption
Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaking to reporters aboard an armored version of a 747 which functions as an airborne command post. David Welna/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
David Welna/NPR

In A Tumultuous Administration, Defense Secretary Endures

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/631742060/631742073" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan at the Pentagon on Monday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Claire Harbage/NPR

Pentagon's No. 2 Watches The Money — And The Future

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/607525467/607652351" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript