Tag Archives: Pentagon

11Sep/17

In observance of 9/11, a flag draped over the Pentagon

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – A large American flag was draped over the facade of the Pentagon building on Monday (September 11) in commemoration of the attack there 16 years ago.
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27Apr/17

Pentagon launches probe into Trump’s ex-security adviser Flynn

Pentagon’s inspector general launches probe into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval.
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02Dec/16

Trump taps General “Mad Dog” Mattis for Pentagon

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, known as “Mad Dog”, to lead the Pentagon. Lily Jamali reports. Continue reading

26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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30Sep/15

Lavrov: “Don’t listen to Pentagon about Russian strikes”

Questioned whether Russian air strikes had hit Islamic State positions in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says “don’t listen to Pentagon about the Russian strikes.”

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26May/15

White House: Iraqi lack of will to fight ‘a problem’ in past

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iraqi troops’ lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. In the wide-ranging briefing, Earnest also tells reporters the Obama administration has no backup plan if the U.S. Congress fails to act on legislation that would extend certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

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