“I’m just saying, I don’t know, I’ve never pursued it with anybody because we get caught up in other things more relevant,” Mark Esper said at a congressional hearing Thursday.
The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
It’s not clear if this relates to the San Bernardino case.
The Defense Department is investigating reports that US Marines traded naked pictures of female service members and vets in a secret Facebook group.
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice indicted former NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with willful retention of national defense information.
The latest force increase came less than three months after Washington announced it would dispatch about 200 more soldiers to accompany Iraqi troops advancing toward Mosul.
Now that women can hold any position in the US military, including on the front lines of war, Congress has taken up the debate over whether they should also be registered for the draft.
The American troops were photographed and videotaped on the frontlines of a Kurdish-led offensive against the Islamic State in Syria.
Stopgap measures Congress may put in place to prevent a government shutdown could wreak havoc on the Defense Department's ability to plan for the future.
Oh, and then an audit of an audit found a fourth drone missing.