Iraq forces battle militants as US warns on jihadist threat

Iraqi forces battled militants northeast of Baghdad on Friday, as Washington said a powerful jihadist group was "beyond anything" it has seen and that operations in Syria may also be needed.

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap for Taliban leaders: US

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said on Thursday.

US launched operation in Syria to free American hostages

The US had staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue American hostages held in Syria by the militant group ISIL, the Pentagon has said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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`

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

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

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.

Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack

The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that a US general was killed in an attack in Afghanistan -- the highest-ranking American fatality since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

`US looks forward to enhance military-to-military ties with India`

The US is looking forward to enhancing military-to-military relationship with the India, a top American military commander has said.

`US looks forward to enhance military-to-military ties with India`

The US is looking forward to enhancing military-to-military relationship with the India, a top American military commander has said.

Russia supplying air defense system to separatists: Pentagon

The Pentagon has said Russia was supplying air defense system to the Ukrainian separatists believed to have shot down the Malaysian airliner earlier this month killing all of the nearly 300 people on board.

Russia transfer of rocket system to Ukraine rebels imminent: Pentagon

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."