Is there really a mosque inside the Pentagon?

Thursday - 8/19/2010, 4:17pm EDT

WTOP's Mark Segraves

Click to hear the interview

Download mp3

DoD Report - Tune in weekdays at 40 minutes past the hour for the latest news on the Defense Department. The DoD Report can be heard on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris (6-10 a.m.) and the DorobekINSIDER with Chris Dorobek (3-7 p.m.). Listen live at FederalNewsRadio.com or on the radio at 1500 and 820 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The DoD Report is brought to you by Dell.

  • Prior to last Sunday there hadn't been much attention paid to the Muslim services being held inside Room 1E438. They have been going on for the past 8 years. But all that changed last Sunday when Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who represents the Ground Zero neighborhood, told CNN during a debate over the proposed New York City mosque, that there is a mosque inside the Pentagon. Turns out, that's not exactly true. WTOP's Mark Segraves fills us in.

  • Gov. Bob McDonnell has written to President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates blasting the proposed closure of the Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command, the Navy Times reports. McDonnell's letters join those of mayors from the Hampton Roads region who have complained about the thousands of jobs that will be lost. On Wednesday, four Virginia congressmen - two Republicans and two Democrats - will convene a round-table discussion in Suffolk against the proposal Both of McDonnell's letters say the decision to shutter JFCOM was made without thorough review and outside congressional guidelines for closing bases.

Check out all of Federal News Radio's coverage of Defense issues here.