The Pentagon said Friday that the Army’s mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department’s second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
She said she had recently visited West Africa.
Hundreds of motorcycles are traveling across parts of western Maryland and northern Virginia as part of a Sept. 11 anniversary event.
An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Afghanistan.
As WJZ first reported, the U.S. Naval Academy is overhauling its sexual assault prevention program. Beginning this fall, a strong anti-assault message will be sent to midshipmen from day one.
Some of the Pentagon’s most painful themes of the past decade have played out at the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.
A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.
A Maryland soldier is among the five dead after a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon says the federal budget battle may force it to shrink this summer’s 60th anniversary commemoration of the end of the Korean War.
The Pentagon has sent Gov. Martin O’Malley a letter on the impact of automatic federal budget cuts.