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Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg/U.S. Navy photo (WASHINGTON) — Attackers who seized a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden this weekend appear to have been Somali pirates, the Defense Department’s top spokesman told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer and allied ships belonging to a counter-piracy task […]

Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — On a surprise trip to the Ukrainian capital, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin tried to rally support for Ukraine and even suggested Ukrainian forces would be “even more aggressive” in their fight against invading Russian forces throughout this winter. Austin’s buoyant prediction about the next phase of […]

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — On the 12th anniversary of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the Pentagon on Wednesday detailed a new DOD outreach campaign that will begin reviewing discharge records of LGBTQ+ veterans in an effort to make sure they have access to veterans’ benefits. Under the […]

Digital Vision./Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The three U.S. military academies must implement changes to stem an increase in sexual assaults, according to a Pentagon study released Thursday that showed cadets and midshipmen were receiving “mixed messages” about prevention measures due in part to a toxic culture of hazing and climate of “cynicism, distrust and stigma.” […]

Digital Vision./Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon will tighten existing security controls on access to classified information in the wake of the arrest of Jack Teixeira for allegedly being behind the Discord leak of classified documents. The Massachusetts Air National Guardsman had a top secret clearance because of his job as an IT technician at […]

Obtained by ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The Massachusetts Air National Guardsman charged with leaking a trove of military secrets was twice admonished by his superiors last year over “concerning actions” he took with regards to classified information, federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Wednesday. Jack Teixeira was told by superiors in September and October […]