Iran moves ships, reducing tensions near Yemen: Pentagon's Carter

A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the Pentagon said helped to ease US concerns.

Pentagon refutes Russian claim, says no US troops in eastern Ukraine

The Pentagon on Thursday denied Russian allegations that U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, calling Moscow`s claims a "ridiculous attempt to shift the focus" from its own activities in the region.

Pentagon's new cyber strategy cites US ability to retaliate

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to unveil an updated cyber strategy on Thursday that will stress the military`s ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, a capability he hopes will help deter attacks.

Pentagon chief warns sexual assault problem could deter recruits

 Defence Secretary Ashton Carter warned on Wednesday that the military`s sexual assault problem could drive away new recruits, and urged a group of officer trainees to have the courage to speak out against behaviour that contributes to sexual misconduct.

Iranian flotilla a 'factor' in warship deployment off Yemen: Pentagon

The Pentagon said on Tuesday the presence of a large convoy of Iranian cargo ships in the Arabian Sea was one factor in the US decision to deploy additional warships in the waters off war-torn Yemen but was not the primary reason for the move.

Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

The Pentagon said today it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Islamic State militants loses ground in Iraq, gains in Syria: Pentagon

The Pentagon says that while Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles (16,800 sq kilometers) in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August.

North Korea fires missiles ahead of Pentagon chief`s visit

North Korea fired two surface-to-air missiles into the sea this week as US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited the region for talks in Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea`s defence ministry said Thursday.

Pentagon needs to adapt to recruit top talent: Carter

The US military needs to give its troops and new recruits better career options due to increasing competition for talent from private companies, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday.

100 US military officers on ISIS hit list, Pentagon probes threat
100 US military officers on ISIS hit list, Pentagon probes threat

Seeking to issue its next major threat, the Islamic State has posted the details of 100 US military personnel online and called for their assassinations by the Muslims.

'India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties'

With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said.

US Pentagon chief vows `lasting defeat` against IS

 New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Monday vowed "lasting defeat" against the Islamic State group as he summoned top generals and diplomats to Kuwait to review the war effort against the jihadists. 

US Defence Chief Ashton Carter convenes anti-IS war council in Kuwait

New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.

Pentagon chief reviews plans to shut Kandahar base

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter headed to southern Afghanistan on Sunday to review plans to withdraw US forces in a volatile area that has long preoccupied American commanders.

US signals likely delay in troop pullout from Afghanistan
US signals likely delay in troop pullout from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama`s new Pentagon chief said Saturday the United States was seriously considering slowing the pace of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as the country faces a growing Taliban insurgency.

Biden praises Carter for deepening defense ties with India

Vice President Joe Biden has praised new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on his key role in deepening defense relationship with India during his previous capacity as US Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.

Defense Secretary Carter sworn in, calls for ''better use'' of tax dollars

New US Defense Secretary Ash Carter was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday after the US Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm him last week.

Attack on Iraq air base included several suicide bombers: Pentagon

An attack on Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq on Friday was carried out by some 25 Islamic State fighters including several suicide bombers, some of whom evidently detonated their vests, the Pentagon said, cautioning that reports were still preliminary.

US to withdraw troops from Ebola mission in West Africa

The US military plans to pull out most troops from West Africa that had been deployed to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Pentagon said Tuesday, ending a five-month mission.

Vladamir Putin has Asperger's syndrome: Pentagon study

A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, giving him a need to exert "extreme control" when faced with crises, according to the report released Thursday.