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February 7th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

Top military brass under investigation

Sexual assault, illegal gambling, adultery, drunkenness, disorderly conduct - these are the allegations against several top U.S. military leaders. Does the military have a culture problem? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Military • Pentagon
December 17th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Did U.S. troops die in crash or enemy fire?

News that broke in "The Situation Room": The Pentagon is investigating whether six U.S. forces who died Tuesday morning in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash or by enemy fire. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on what we know so far.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Pentagon • Troops
September 2nd, 2013
07:49 PM ET

Pentagon: Syria can't hide key targets

Some of President Obama's critics say delaying action in Syria gives the al-Assad regime time to hide key targets, but Pentagon officials say strikes will be as effective one month from now as they are today. CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military • Pentagon • Syria
March 16th, 2013
07:30 PM ET

U.S. to boost missile defense

The Pentagon says it plans to spend a billion dollars on interceptor missiles to guard against a North Korean attack. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

RELATED STORY: China: U.S. risks antagonizing North Korea


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • North Korea • Pentagon
March 13th, 2013
10:30 AM ET

Pentagon offers high honor for drone ops

Jake Tapper reports on the controversy surrounding the Pentagon's new medal for drone warfare.

RELATED STORY: Hagel to review criteria for drone medal


Filed under: Drone • Jake Tapper • Pentagon
July 11th, 2012
01:33 PM ET

Layoff threat shadows political race

The Pentagon faces monetary cuts of $500 billion dollars. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Pentagon
January 26th, 2012
06:33 PM ET

Video of Pentagon shooting spree

The Pentagon shooter records chilling video of his spree. Brian Todd reports on the video and his guilty plea.

RELATED STORY: Reservist accused of shooting at Pentagon pleads guilty

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Crime • Pentagon
December 1st, 2011
06:24 PM ET

Report: al Qaeda behind American capture

According to new reports, al Qaeda is claiming responsibility for the capture of a 70-year-old American man. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Chris Lawrence • Pakistan • Pentagon
August 31st, 2011
11:18 PM ET

Report: $1 of every $6 wasted in wars

According to the Commission on Wartime Contracts, the Pentagon wasted at least $60 billion in Afghanistan and Iraq. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military • Pentagon