Northrop Grumman Corporation, the American manufacturer of the RQ-4A Global Hawk spy drone recently shot down by the Islamic Republic, had reportedly used a fictitious war scenario with Iran to convince the Pentagon to buy the expensive unmanned aerial vehicle.
The US Defense Department is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the US-Mexican border.
Outgoing United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis has rejected an appeal made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve an Israeli sale of US-manufactured F-16 fighter jets, a report says.
US software giant Microsoft has pledged to give the Pentagon access to its "best technology" despite criticism from employees, breaking with other tech companies that are reconsidering military companies after facing internal backlash.
Former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has said that “the Pentagon’s lost trillions have nothing to do with defense, adding that the “money propping up the high lifestyles of those connected to the military-industrial complex.”
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called for a transparent investigation into the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, following a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.