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Bob Franken: Policing the police

...Washington to notice and to question whether police departments should even get the surplus battleground equipment that the Pentagon has been more than happy to provide them. As we are constantly reminded, bad-apple cops nationwide sometimes violently...

...problem. There's going to have to be an Iraqi solution that America and other countries and allies support," he said.The Pentagon said the militants were using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish...

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has canceled ongoing military exercises...military assistance and engagements," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby...ships and aircraft.Kirby said the Pentagon was canceling the June visit of U...
Obama seeks $500 million to train, equip Syrian rebels

...The train-and-equip mission would be overseen by the Pentagon and would mark a significant expansion of previous covert effort...Europe, boost training exercises with allies and allow the Pentagon to position equipment in the region. Obama announced the program...
Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

...lacking in detail that FAA staff say it's not useful, the report said. FAA officials requested more detailed data from the Pentagon more than two years ago, but defense officials have been reluctant to provide it "due to concerns regarding the release of...

...prosecutors say.The violence in Libya on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon quickly became a political controversy at home.Republicans accused the White House, as the 2012 presidential election neared...
What others say: SEALS to the rescue

...militia leader to sell stolen oil on the black market. The Pentagon said President Barack Obama authorized the Mediterranean intervention...worth several million dollars.The tanker, according to the Pentagon, had been stolen by three armed Libyans this month and then...
Sexual assault case against Army General stalled

...previously involved with the matter. The twist comes with the Pentagon under heavy pressure from Congress and beyond to combat rape...accused of wrongdoing can cite their good military records. The Pentagon has estimated that as many as 26,000 military members may...

...divide the extra money equally between the Pentagon and domestic initiatives like boosting...term.Obama's austere request for the Pentagon, including cuts to Army that Obama seeks would permit the Pentagon to increase training, improve aircraft...
Cal Thomas: Where has all the money gone?

...government in a negative light.Here are just a few recent gems gleaned from reading newspaper stories and wire service reports: "Pentagon to destroy $1 billion in ammunition." This USA Today story says, "It is impossible to know what portion of the arsenal...


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