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former Marine Corps Capt. Jason C. Brezler

IG Investigating If 3-star Punished Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense Inspector General is investigating whether a three-star general tried to end another officer’s career in retaliation for talking to politicians and other officials about incidents surrounding an insider attack in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler has accused Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the c... more

Alpental Golf Course

DoD to Save $60M by Dropping Recreational Sites

A military golf course, hotel and skeet range are among the 21 facilities that will be given up across Europe in connection with a Pentagon review aimed at shedding excess infrastructure on the Continent, the Pentagon announced Friday. Every major installation in Europe, however, survived the cuts. The Defense Department emphasized that none of... more

Ecuador Expelling US Military Group at Embassy

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's government has ordered everyone in the U.S. Embassy's military group, about 20 Defense Department employees, to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker said Thursday. The AP... more

The Pentagon has the Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone pilots and cyber warfare specialists that will rank higher in the order of precedence for military decorations than the Bronze Star with Combat "V."

Pentagon to Review All Military Medals

WASHINGTON -- With the politically dicey issue of how to recognize service by drone pilots and cyber warriors still awaiting an answer, the Pentagon announced Tuesday a broad-ranging review to settle not only that question, but examine the full range of medals and awards. Officials said the review, ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel... more

Pentagon Ending Buys of Russian-Made Helicopters

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department said Wednesday it is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that has supplied Syrian President Bashar Assad's military forces with arms and ammunition. The additional 15 Russian-built Mi-17 helicopters were to be purchased next year at a cost of $345 million an... more

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