The Pentagon

Washington, D.C. / US East

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It houses more than 23,000 employees, both military and civilian.

At the beginning of the Second World War, the War Department of the United States was spread out over seventeen different buildings. To improve the efficiency and solve the overcrowding of the growing War Department, Congress approved a plan in 1941 to build one large central facility, consolidating the offices of the Army, Navy, Air Force and fourteen defense agencies.

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