Pentagon Watchdog OKs $10B Contract Given to Microsoft Over Amazon

A Defense Department watchdog said Wednesday the Pentagon did not violate laws or regulations when awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, though an executive privilege claim prevented it from fully reviewing whether the White House steered the contract away from Amazon due to President Donald Trump’s personal animus against the tech giant.

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US-Europe Relations to Be Tested at Security Summit

Some of President Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as the secretaries of state and defense head to an annual security forum in Germany. Strains in the trans-Atlantic relationship have cast doubt on whether they can count on much help from European leaders in advancing Trump’s agenda.

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