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US ship finishes neutralising Syria`s worst chemical arms: Pentagon

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:08

A specially equipped US ship has finished neutralising all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria`s chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Still 4,000-5,000 Yazidis on Iraq mountain: Pentagon

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 02:17

There are still 4,000 to 5,000 Yazidi refugees sheltering on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said on Thursday, after President Barack Obama said the siege of the range had been broken.

`Impossible` to bypass White House for US arms: Former Israeli envoy

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 20:43

A former Israeli ambassador to the US has trashed as "impossible" the claims that the Jewish state went around the White House`s back and quietly secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon to aid its military campaign in Gaza Strip.

White House in the dark over arms supplies to Israel: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 15:39

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported.

US evacuation mission in Iraqi mountain `less likely`: Pentagon

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 07:10

The United States is "far less likely" to carry out an evacuation mission on Sinjar mountain in Iraq after troops assessed the humanitarian situation there, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

US forces headed for Iraq mountain: Kurdish spokesman

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 03:54

US military advisors were headed for Iraq`s Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating thousands of civilians trapped by jihadists with little food or water, a Kurdish spokesman said Wednesday.

Pentagon may send more US advisors to Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 01:51

A senior US defense official says the Pentagon is considering sending more military advisors to Iraq.

US air strikes unlikely to stop Islamic State, says Pentagon

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 08:12

US air strikes have temporarily slowed the Islamist militants` momentum in Iraq, but are unlikely to stop its overall advances, a defence department official said Monday.

US planes, drones conduct more airstrikes in Iraq

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 05:27

US forces Saturday launched more airstrikes in northern Iraq to defend attacks on Yazidi civilians, the Pentagon said, on the second day of its military campaign.

`India should appoint its point person for defence tech talks`

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 12:32

The new Indian government needs to appoint its point person for holding talks with the US on the path-breaking Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), a former top Pentagon official has said.

Pentagon mourns death of American General in Afghan attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 12:32

Mourning the death of Maj Gen Harold J Greene, the highest-ranking American military officer to be killed since the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon has said it remains committed to its mission in war-torn Afghanistan.

Pentagon mourns death of American General in Afghan attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 10:36

Mourning the death of Maj Gen Harold J Greene, the highest-ranking American military officer to be killed since the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon has said it remains committed to its mission in this war-torn country.