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Four Guantanamo detainees transferring to Saudi Arabia, as part of final wave

Four Gitmo detainees are slated to be transferred to Saudi Arabia in the next 24 hours, the first of the final wave of up to 20 transfers expected before Inauguration Day, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. The identities of the four detainees are not immediately known.  The transfers are proceeding despite renewed opposition from

Pentagon reportedly buried study exposing $125 billion in waste #DrainTheSwamp

Senior defense officials suppressed a study documenting $125 billion worth of administrative waste at the Pentagon out of fears that Congress would use its findings to cut the defense budget, the Washington Post reported late Monday. The report, which was issued in January 2015 by the advisory Defense Business Board (DBB), called for a series

Trump team will receive first Pentagon briefing on Friday: Pentagon spokesman

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is expected to receive its first briefing from the Defense Department on Friday, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. He said Trump’s transition team contacted the Pentagon “a short time ago to arrange the initial briefings.” “As Secretary (Ash) Carter has said, we will do everything we

US missiles destroy Houthi-controlled radar sites on Yemen coast

The U.S. launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea coast in response to the missiles that were fired at U.S. warships in the last five days. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that the sites were destroyed. The USS Nitze launched the missiles.

U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week. “They did feel compelled ultimately to fire three warning shots and the reason for that is… they