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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs Robert R. Hood told House Democrats that the Pentagon will ignore a subpoena to provide documents related to withheld military aid for Ukraine.
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Pentagon won’t comply with Trump impeachment probe, DOD official tells House Democrats

The Pentagon will ignore a subpoena to provide documents related to withheld military aid for Ukraine, a senior Defense Department official wrote in a letter to House Democrats days after Defense Secretary Mark Esper vowed to comply with the congressional investigation.


Marine Corps: Flag-raiser in iconic Iwo Jima photo was Harold Keller, not Rene Gagnon

The Marine Corps confirmed this month that it has long misidentified one of the men in Rosenthal's iconic WWII picture. It wasn't the first error. Three years ago, the Marines acknowledged another mistake, and false IDs have plagued a second image from a Feb. 23, 1945, flag-raising, too.


Virtual reality-heavy course speeds up Air Force helicopter pilot training by six weeks

By reducing the course length and incorporating new technology, the Air Force saves around $60,000 per student compared to the previous course, said squadron commander Lt. Col. Jake Brittingham.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry, dies at 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.


Barbara Barrett is confirmed as Air Force secretary

Barbara Barrett, a former U.S. ambassador to Finland, was confirmed Wednesday to become the next Secretary of the Air Force. The Senate voted 85-7 to confirm Barrett as the fourth woman to hold the position and the Air Force’s 25th secretary.