Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new US Engine
Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new US Engine

The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co`s defense division said on Thursday.

US airdrops aid for Sunnis in western Iraq: Pentagon

US cargo planes have parachuted aid to a beleaguered Sunni tribe in western Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday, in a sign Iraqi government forces remain in a tenuous position against Islamic State jihadists in Anbar province.

`India, US officials discuss military ties and global security issues

The US and India will continue to work together to further strengthen their military-to-military relations as the top defence officials of the two countries have discussed a range of bilateral security issues.

US air war on IS costing $8.3 million a day: Pentagon

The Pentagon has revised its estimate of the cost of the US air war in Iraq and Syria, saying the price tag for the campaign against the Islamic State group comes to about $8.3 million a day.

Fresh US-led airstrikes hit IS targets in Syria,Iraq: Pentagon

The Pentagon confirmed today a fresh round of air strikes by the US military and coalition partners against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq.

Centre gives nod to defence projects worth Rs 80,000 crores
Centre gives nod to defence projects worth Rs 80,000 crores

The government on Saturday cleared defence purchases worth Rs 80,000 in a Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meet presided over by Cabinet Minister Arun Jaitley.

One weapons bundle seized by militants: Pentagon

The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces.

US probing arms seizure by IS

 The Pentagon is investigating if one of the 28 caches of weapons and medical supplies airdropped to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has been seized by the radicals, officials said.

UN torture investigator wants to visit Guantanamo

The United Nations` investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the US military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison.

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country`s concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.

US to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon readies team

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the US, if needed.

Pentagon's parking lot closed as sick woman raises Ebola scare

A portion of Pentagon's parking lot was shut down on Friday after a woman, who had recently visited Africa, was found vomitting near it raising fears that she might have contracted Ebola virus on her trip.

The IS fighter who begged for death... and got it

Kurdish grocer Cuneyt Hemo remembers the moment he crossed paths with a jihadist Islamic State (IS) prisoner inside the besieged Syrian town of Kobane.

'Several hundred' IS fighters killed in Kobane: Pentagon

US-led airstrikes have killed "several hundred" jihadist fighters in and around Kobane, but the Islamic State group could still seize the besieged strategic Syrian town, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Climate change `immediate` national security risk: Pentagon

Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday.

Marine dead believed to be first US casualty in IS campaign

The US may have suffered its first military casualty in operations against IS militants in Iraq and Syria when a Marine was lost at sea in the Persian Gulf.

Obama team wanted US out of Iraq: Panetta

Former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has denounced the White House in a new memoir, accusing President Barack Obama`s top aides of undercutting efforts to secure a deal in 2011 that could have kept US troops in Iraq.

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process.

Fresh US-led airstrikes hit IS targets in Syria, Iraq: Pentagon
Fresh US-led airstrikes hit IS targets in Syria, Iraq: Pentagon

The Pentagon confirmed today a fresh round of air strikes by the US military and coalition partners against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq.

Islamic State drags Obama back into Mideast quagmire

American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid.