US airstrikes in Iraq in national security interest: White House

The American airstrikes against the Islamic State positions in Iraq is in national security interest of the US, the White House said on Sunday, a day after the Pentagon announced having conducted a series of airstrikes to defend the Haditha Dam in Anbar province.

'A dozen' Americans fighting with IS: Pentagon

The United States believes about "a dozen" Americans are fighting with Islamic State (IS) extremists in Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said.

US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a US-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev.

Unclear if US air raid killed Shebab leader: Officials

US warplanes have targeted the leader of Somalia`s Shebab militants but it remains unclear if this top commander was killed in the air raid, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

US forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon

 US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia on Monday, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

Iraq operations cost USD 560 million so far: Pentagon

US military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about USD 560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon has said.

Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

US air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles

American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria’s air defenses and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons, current and former U.S. officials say.

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.