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Russia transfer of rocket system to Ukraine rebels imminent: Pentagon

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 00:41

The Pentagon said the transfer of heavy-caliber multiple-launch rocket systems from Russia to Ukrainian separatists appeared to be imminent with the arms close enough to the border they could be handed over "potentially today."

Russia providing heavy weapons to Ukrainian rebels: Pentagon

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:15

The Pentagon has alleged that Russia continues to provide the separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine with heavy weapons and other military equipment, in addition to financing.

China to join military exercise with US, Australia

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 02:06

China`s military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said today.

Chuck Hagel to visit India next month: Pentagon

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 04:46

In his first opportunity to engage directly with the new leadership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit India next month to discuss bilateral defence and security ties with Indian officials.

US team in Iraq sends its draft assessment: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:20

The US military team in Iraq has sent its draft assessment of the current situation in the strife-torn country, a significant part of which has been captured by Islamic militants, Pentagon spokesperson has said.

US F-35 fighter jets approved to fly again: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:47

A troubled US fleet of F-35A fighter jets which was grounded due to an engine issue has been given a limited approval to fly again, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.

US teams complete assessment of Iraqi forces: Pentagon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 03:51

US military teams have completed an assessment of Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon said Monday, amid reports the American officers came away with bleak conclusions.

Qatar to buy Patriot missiles in USD 11 bln deal: US officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:36

Qatar plans to buy US Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters in an arms deal worth about USD 11 billion, senior Pentagon officials said on Monday.

US begins destroying Syrian chemical agents at sea

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:14

A US naval crew has begun work to "neutralise" Syria`s chemical weapons on a vessel in the Mediterranean, an unprecedented operation expected to take about two months, the Pentagon said Monday.

Armed U.S. aircraft now flying over Iraq: Defense officials

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 05:48

The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of U.S. personnel on the ground rather than conducting strikes.

First US military advisers deploy in Iraq: Pentagon

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 00:05

The first teams of up to 300 US military advisers have deployed to Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army in its fight against Sunni extremists, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

US missile defense system hits target in key test

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:37

The US missile defense system managed by Boeing Co on Sunday hit a simulated enemy missile over the Pacific in the first successful intercept test of the program since 2008, the US Defense Department said.