Pentagon & Congress

The latest military news from the Pentagon and Congress.

US poised to bite into Russia’s global defense market share
A senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday that a massive Ukraine aid package ― which contains $4 billion in grants for allies to buy American-made military hardware ― is partly aimed at eroding Russia’s share of the global defense market.
In this June 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church in Washington.
Trump denies new claims he wanted US military to attack protesters
Former President Donald Trump denied his defense secretary's accusations that he wanted U.S. military members to shoot protestors during civil rights demonstrations in summer 2020, but declined comment on Mark Esper's assertion that he suggested using missiles to attack drug cartels in Mexico.
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