19 dead in bomb attacks on ex-Qaeda bastion in Yemen

The US Navy has several ships nearby, including an amphibious assault vessel, the USS Boxer, and two destroyers.

US military to lift transgender ban: Media

US military to lift transgender ban: Media

The move would be another major milestone for America's vast military, which up until five years ago still banned gay troops from openly discussing their sexuality under a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

In a blunt message, Pentagon says Pakistan's terror havens affecting US-Pak ties

In a blunt message, Pentagon says Pakistan's terror havens affecting US-Pak ties

"The US continues to be clear with Pakistan about steps it should take to improve the security environment and deny safe haven to terrorist and extremist groups," the Pentagon said.

Teen hacks Pentagon websites, gets thanked for finding ''bugs''

High school student David Dworken spent 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking U.S. Defense Department websites.

India, US discuss 'networked security architecture': Pentagon

During their meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue, the two leaders also reviewed the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US next week.

China made 'unsafe' interception of our jets over South China Sea: Pentagon

China made 'unsafe' interception of our jets over South China Sea: Pentagon

Two Chinese fighter jets made an "unsafe" interception of a US spy plane in the disputed South China Sea, the Pentagon said today as tensions between the two countries escalated over the strategically crucial waterway.

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Observing that countries like Russia and China are modernising their militaries to close the gap they have with the US, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the Pentagon is spending heavily to develop next generation of technology to stay ahead of the curve.

Relationship with India, Pakistan not a 'zero-sum game': Pentagon

Relationship with India, Pakistan not a 'zero-sum game': Pentagon

The issue was clarified by US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter during his trip to India last month.

IS has lost nearly half the area it once claimed in Iraq: Pentagon

IS has lost nearly half the area it once claimed in Iraq: Pentagon

The Defense Department had previously estimated that IS fighters had lost control of about 40 percent of the territory they claimed in Syria and about 10 percent of the land they held in Syria.

'US trying to sow discord between China and India'

India and China last month held the 19th round of talks to resolve the border dispute stretching along the 3488 km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).

China increasing ‘force posture’, troops on Indian border, warns US

China increasing ‘force posture’, troops on Indian border, warns US

China's expanding international economic interests are increasing demands for the PLA Navy (PLAN) to operate in more distant seas to protect Chinese citizens, investments, and critical sea lines of communication.

US rings alarm bells on growing Chinese military presence along India border

US rings alarm bells on growing Chinese military presence along India border

China has increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the Indian border, the Pentagon has said, as it warned of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan.

India's defence capabilities driving China to modernise its nuclear force: Pentagon

The defence capabilities possessed by the US, Russia and India are among the main factors driving China to modernise its nuclear force and bolster its strategic strike capabilities, the Pentagon has said.

US sends troops to Yemen, steps up anti-Qaeda strikes

The Pentagon acknowledged for the first time Friday it has deployed US troops to Yemen since the country`s collapse last year to bolster government and Arab coalition forces battling Al-Qaeda.

ISIS kills US service member in Iraq: Pentagon

ISIS kills US service member in Iraq: Pentagon

The Islamic State group killed a US service member in Iraq Tuesday, the Pentagon said.

US Army captain helps foil Denmark school attack plot

 A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

US protests against China landing its military jets in South China Sea

US protests against China landing its military jets in South China Sea

The US has expressed concern over China landing its military jets on a man-made island in South China Sea and asked Beijing to keep its prior commitments not to deploy military aircraft at its outposts.

US Air Force plane intercepted by Russian jet in `unsafe` manner: Pentagon

US Air Force plane intercepted by Russian jet in `unsafe` manner: Pentagon

A US Air Force reconnaissance plane was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 jet in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner while in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Pentagon wants drones to replace some US troops in Sinai

The Pentagon wants to cut the number of US peacekeeping troops in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula, partly because of the growing threat from the Islamic State group, an official said Tuesday.

US strike in Syria kills several al Qaeda militants: Pentagon

US strike in Syria kills several al Qaeda militants: Pentagon

The US has carried out another raid against al Qaeda militants in Syria, on the heels of a strike that killed the spokesman of the group's Syrian branch, the Pentagon has said.