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Pentagon stops accepting F-35 jets from Lockheed over repair cost dispute

Pentagon stops accepting F-35 jets from Lockheed over repair cost dispute

Last year the Pentagon stopped accepting F-35s for 30 days after discovering corrosion where the carbon fibre exterior panels of the planes were fastened to the airframe.

Apr 12, 2018, 07:11 AM IST
India seeks global power status, Pakistan increasing nuclear stockpile: Pentagon

India seeks global power status, Pakistan increasing nuclear stockpile: Pentagon

New Delhi seeks status as a global power and perceives its strategic forces as necessary elements to achieve that goal, said Pentagon.

Mar 07, 2018, 07:02 AM IST
US asks Pakistan to make use of 'new opportunities' in battle against terror

US asks Pakistan to make use of 'new opportunities' in battle against terror

Pentagon's chief spokesperson Dana W. White has insisted Pakistan must make use of new opportunities to combat terrorism.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:10 PM IST
Pentagon report mistakenly labels Taiwan as part of China

Pentagon report mistakenly labels Taiwan as part of China

The US Department of Defence (DOD) was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labelled Taiwan as part of China, the media reported.

Feb 06, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
US rules out military action inside Pakistan, dismisses media reports

US rules out military action inside Pakistan, dismisses media reports

The United States is not contemplating military action inside Pakistan, the Pentagon has said.

Feb 02, 2018, 07:27 AM IST
Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Different types of oolitic limestones have formed in all geological periods and have been found around the world, including in the US, the UK, Germany, the Bahamas, China and at Shark Bay in Western Australia.

Jan 22, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
US to sell F-35 jets to Belgium for $6.53 bn

US to sell F-35 jets to Belgium for $6.53 bn

The US State Department has approved a sale of 34 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft to Belgium, the Pentagon said.

Jan 20, 2018, 09:00 AM IST
US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon today to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military.

Jan 09, 2018, 00:40 AM IST
Pentagon says more than 120 airstrikes in Yemen in 2017

Pentagon says more than 120 airstrikes in Yemen in 2017

The US forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 airstrikes against terror groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen in 2017, under a long-running campaign, the Pentagon has said.

Dec 21, 2017, 09:17 AM IST
India most reliable regional partner of Afghanistan, says Pentagon

India most reliable regional partner of Afghanistan, says Pentagon

"India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the region," said the Pentagon.

Dec 15, 2017, 23:25 PM IST
US judge clears way for transgender military recruits to enlist

US judge clears way for transgender military recruits to enlist

A US federal judge Monday cleared the way for transgender people to join the military from January 1, denying a request from President Donald Trump`s administration to delay the move.

Dec 12, 2017, 06:28 AM IST
Wildfires rage across southern California, one dead

Wildfires rage across southern California, one dead

Firefighters on Thursday battled raging wildfires across southern California that have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, including residents on the outskirts of Los Angeles, America`s second-largest city.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:10 AM IST
'Jim Mattis meeting with Pak leaders was to find common ground in fight against terror'

'Jim Mattis meeting with Pak leaders was to find common ground in fight against terror'

The meeting of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with the leaders of Pakistan during his visit to Islamabad early this week was to find common ground in fight against terrorism, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:03 AM IST
US moves to block transgender military recruits signing up

US moves to block transgender military recruits signing up

President Donald Trump's administration has asked a federal court to block the Pentagon from starting the hiring of transgender recruits next year.

Dec 08, 2017, 06:54 AM IST
US removes LeT from terror list in key defence bill on Pentagon's request: Report

US removes LeT from terror list in key defence bill on Pentagon's request: Report

The US bill stipulates withholding half the amount from its Pakistan aid if it fails to take demonstrable action against terror groups.

Nov 20, 2017, 21:58 PM IST

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports. 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:13 PM IST
Pentagon re-tweets post calling for Trump's resignation, then clarifies

Pentagon re-tweets post calling for Trump's resignation, then clarifies

The tweeter user has asked Trump to step down over allegations of 'sexual assault' against him and other politicians. 

Nov 17, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

The US military, in a show of force, flew bombers in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, the Pentagon announced.

Sep 24, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
US bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

US bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

The Pentagon said the mission was designed to show the many military options US President Donald Trump had to deal with the grave threat presented by the North Korean nuclear program.

Sep 24, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
#NeverForget - America pays poignant tribute to victims of 9/11 terror attacks

#NeverForget - America pays poignant tribute to victims of 9/11 terror attacks

Thousands of Americans on Monday paid tribute to the 2,977 people killed on September 11, 2001.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:01 PM IST