Trump Tells Mattis To Indefinitely Ban Transgender RecruitsPresident Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain.
Pentagon: U.S. Dropped Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb In AfghanistanThe Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan.
Trump To Nominate Retired Gen. James Mattis To Lead PentagonPresident-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary, making the announcement at a post-election victory rally in Cincinnati.
Obama Denies Payment To Iran Was Ransom, Dismisses Concerns Of Rigged ElectionPresident Barack Obama vigorously denied on Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran.
Pentagon Ends Ban On Transgender Troops In MilitaryTransgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Jamie Dixon To Serve On Leadership Panel At PentagonThe Pentagon will be hosting a panel of seven college basketball coaches to lead a discussion on leadership with approximately 400 service members, and Pitt's Jamie Dixon has been asked to be a part of it.
Pentagon: Most Furloughed Civilians Ordered BackThe Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
Pittsburgh Firefighter Honors 9/11 Victims With Touching Bagpipe PerformanceWe all remember and commemorate 9/11 in our own way.
Military Fireworks Show Cut, Even Though Local Company Volunteered To Do It For FreeMilitary veterans are upset after the annual Camp Lejeune fireworks show for military members and their families was cut. Even after a local company volunteered to do it for free.
Pentagon To Lift Ban On Women In CombatThe Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in combat. United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the historic change on Thursday. But how do people feel about the move?
Opinion: Even On 9/11 Obama And Romney Can't Resist Political AttacksThe thought of going an entire day without political campaigning out respect of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 was a nice and extremely appropriate thought. However, disappointing to many, it wasn’t the respectful day totally without political bickering that was expected by many who were watching and listening.
Ceremony Honors Flight 93 VictimsThe heroes who fought back against terrorists who had hijacked United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered Tuesday morning.

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