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.

Pilot's death: Pentagon to maintain strategy against IS

 The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group will continue on course after the militant group burnt alive the captured Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has said.

Al Qaeda core now focused on physical survival: Pentagon

Al Qaeda core is now focused on physical survival following battlefield losses, but the terrorist outfit will remain a difficult and critical intelligence challenge this year, Pentagon has said.

As US faces new threats, Pentagon seeks bigger defence budget

 Facing new security challenges in the Middle East and Ukraine, the Obama administration on Monday proposed an increased $534 billion Pentagon base budget plus $51 billion in war funds as it urged Congress to end cuts it says erode US military power.

Obama to request hike in US military budget: Officials

President Barack Obama plans to ask for an increase in military spending in a proposed budget for 2016, with a request for $585 billion that would exceed funding caps mandated by Congress, officials said Wednesday.

US in contact with Huthis in Yemen: Pentagon

US officials are holding discussions with representatives of the Shiite militia in Yemen who have forced the resignation of the country`s president, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Islamic State lost one percent of captured territory in Iraq: US

Islamic State jihadists have lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led air strikes, the Pentagon said Friday.

Pentagon says US has killed thousands of jihadists

The United States believes it has killed about 6,000 jihadists in its air strikes against the Islamic State group, defense officials said Thursday.

Indian, US officials meet; defence outcomes yet to be worked out

Top Indian and US officials on Thursday held talks here to finalise military-related outcomes, especially Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, during the upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama.

Hundreds of US troops to train Syrian rebels: Pentagon

 The US military will send nearly 1,000 troops to train Syrian rebel forces as part of a long-planned effort to build up a moderate opposition to take on the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said Friday.

Pentagon voices concern over Pakistan's safe havens for terrorists

The Pentagon has expressed serious concern over Pakistan being a safe haven for terrorists while US experts said the country's approach towards terrorist groups operating in India and Afghanistan has not changed.

Pentagon voices concern over Pak's safe havens for terrorists

The Pentagon has expressed serious concern over Pakistan being a safe haven for terrorists while US experts said the country's approach towards terrorist groups operating in India and Afghanistan has not changed.