the Pentagon


: the building in Washington, D.C., that is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense
: the leaders of the U.S. military
There was disagreement between the President and the Pentagon over the new military budget.

Examples of the Pentagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reuters 6 Suspect in Pentagon leaks ordered detained ahead of trial Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of leaking classified documents from the Pentagon, was ordered by a judge on Friday to remain in jail ahead of his trial. Justin Klawans, The Week, 20 May 2023 If Tuberville continues holding up the Pentagon’s orderly promotional process, both the Senate and the U.S. military have options. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 According to the Pentagon, there is no credible evidence any of the still unidentified objects came from outer space. David Martin, CBS News, 19 Apr. 2023 Jack Teixeira appeared in court in Massachusetts on Friday and was charged in connection to the leak of hundreds of classified documents from the Pentagon. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 14 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile the Pentagon’s top brass already anticipate an invasion of Taiwan by the PLA could draw America into a war with China. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2023 Beijing also suspended climate talks with the U.S. and restricted military-to-military communication with the Pentagon. Aamer Madhani, ajc, 21 Mar. 2023 Unlike a state that can deploy its own National Guard, the D.C. government needs approval from the Pentagon. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2023 Editor’s Note: Craig Michel is a former Army Special Forces officer who spent the later portion of his military career advising on special operations policy in the Pentagon. Craig Michel, CNN, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The Pentagon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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