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Trump’s acting defense chief is under investigation for allegedly trashing the F-35 at the Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan, an ex-Boeing executive serving as Trump's acting defense secretary, is under investigation for alleged ethics violations.
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Elon Musk’s security clearance is reportedly under review by the Pentagon after he smoked marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September

The Pentagon is reviewing Elon Musk's federal security clearance after he smoked marijuana during a September interview, Bloomberg reports
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Monday, in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 5th and 6th fleets. Along with Truman, guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and guide missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) are also deploying.

The Pentagon wants to retire an aircraft carrier decades early, but Congress says that’s not going to happen

The Pentagon reportedly wants to send the USS Truman into retirement two decades early, but Congress is already starting to push back.
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and ships assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) transit the Atlantic Ocean while conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) on February 16, 2018.

US aircraft carrier fleet set to shrink as Pentagon reportedly decides to retire USS Truman 2 decades early

The number of US carriers could drop to 10 as the Pentagon retires the USS Truman to save billions of dollars for its new class of carriers.
The skyline is already littered with high-rises and construction cranes.

Virginia is now the sole winner of Amazon’s HQ2. Here’s what its planned neighborhood looks like right now.

Amazon is locating its second headquarters in National Landing, Virginia, a newly created area close to Washington, D.C. Here's what it looks like today.

Virginia is now the sole winner of Amazon’s HQ2. Here’s what its planned neighborhood could look like.

Amazon is locating its second headquarters in National Landing, Virginia. It canceled plans in New York. Here's what the neighborhood could look like.
A formation of F-35 Lightning IIs from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings stationed at Hill Air Force Base perform aerial maneuvers during a combat power exercise over Utah Test and Training Range, Nov. 19, 2018.

Pentagon chief appears to throw shade at the F-35 in thinly-veiled jab

Acting Pentagon chief Pat Shanahan, a former Boeing executive who has reportedly been critical of Lockheed's F-35, took an apparent swipe at the embattled jet.
Construction of a new fence takes place as U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen tours a replacement border fence construction site on April 18, 2018 in Calexico, California.

Trump is reportedly preparing a draft of a national-emergency declaration that would use $7 billion to fund his border wall

The Trump administration has reportedly identified $7 billion in funds to build the wall, which would largely come from the Pentagon.

Trump’s new acting Pentagon chief just extended the mission for US troops at the US-Mexico border until the end of September

US troops deployed to the southern border were expected to leave on December 15 last year. Now, they'll be staying until at least September 30 of this year.

Trump’s new defense chief’s history as a Boeing executive is raising concerns, but he’s not the only one with deep military-industri...

It's not uncommon for former executives at defense firms to hold top Pentagon jobs, but Trump's picks have drawn extra scrutiny.