Pentagon

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
11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

About 11,000 US troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated.

Aug 31, 2017, 06:59 AM IST

United States, South Korea to begin 10-day military drill next week: Pentagon

The US and South Korea would begin a 10-day-long annual military exercise next week, the Pentagon said today amid the continued provocative behaviour from North Korea.

Aug 18, 2017, 22:51 PM IST
US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. 

Aug 17, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

US soldiers in Iraq were killed by artillery 'mishap': Pentagon

A U.S. Army artillery "mishap" was responsible for the deaths of two U.S. service members in northern Iraq over the weekend, a Pentagon official said on Monday.

Aug 15, 2017, 06:34 AM IST
North Korea must 'stand down' in its pursuit of nuclear weapons: Pentagon chief

North Korea must 'stand down' in its pursuit of nuclear weapons: Pentagon chief

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Wednesday warned North Korea to stop pursuing nuclear weapons and stop considering actions that would lead to the "destruction of its people."

Aug 09, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: Official

The US has for years provided intel to the Philippines and has between 300 and 500 special operations and regular forces stationed in the country.

Aug 08, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
No policy change on transgender ban yet, say top US general

No policy change on transgender ban yet, say top US general

The US military`s top officer directed military heads on Thursday not to implement any changes to current policy on transgender personnel, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted they would be banned from serving.

Jul 27, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
United States tells India, China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

United States tells India, China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

The United States has encouraged India and China to engage in a direct dialogue free of any coercive aspects.

Jul 22, 2017, 11:26 AM IST
Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that his refusal to give certification to Congress that Pakistan was taking action against the Haqqani network is not a reflection of a new tougher policy against Islamabad, but simply an assessment of the current state of play.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is still alive, shooting down claims he was killed in an air strike.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

"The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network per the requirement," Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, told Reuters. 

Jul 21, 2017, 19:43 PM IST
Pentagon concerned over Turkish media's leak of American base locations in Syria

Pentagon concerned over Turkish media's leak of American base locations in Syria

The Pentagon has expressed concern over Turkish media releasing a list of classified U.S. military posts in Syria.

Jul 20, 2017, 11:01 AM IST
To boost defence cooperation with India, US House passes over USD 600 billion bill

To boost defence cooperation with India, US House passes over USD 600 billion bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a USD 621.5 billion defence policy bill that proposes to advance defence cooperation with India.

Jul 15, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the Islamic State group were killed in the strike on Tuesday.

Jul 15, 2017, 09:09 AM IST
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says United States has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says United States has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said on Friday that he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive or dead.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

The decision to delay the plan for six months was made on the eve of a deadline set by Mattis's predecessor, Ashton Carter, during Barack Obama's administration.

 

Jul 01, 2017, 09:20 AM IST