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US to deploy large number of forces to Saudi Arabia, says Pentagon

The United States announced on Friday a new, large deployment of forces to Saudi Arabia to help bolster the kingdom`s defenses following the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran.

Oct 11, 2019, 21:56 PM IST

Pentagon approves to push in additional 2,100 troops to US-Mexico border

There are currently about 4,500 active duty and National Guard troops on the border with Mexico.

Jul 18, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Pentagon defends India's ASAT, says nation concerned over 'threats from space'

On March 27, India achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power.

 

Apr 12, 2019, 07:14 AM IST

US didn't spy on India's anti-satellite missile test: Pentagon

The Pentagon, however, strongly denied the spying allegation.

Mar 30, 2019, 07:55 AM IST

Pentagon authorises $1 billion for construction of Donald Trump's border wall

US President Donald Trump had declared a national emergency last month in a bid to fund his promised border wall without congressional approval.

Mar 26, 2019, 09:30 AM IST

India-US looking to co-develop small air launch UAVs: Pentagon

The defence officials from the two countries held their latest round of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) talks in Washington. 

Mar 16, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

China, Russia pose challenge to US space capabilities: Pentagon

The Pentagon lists India as one of the nine countries and one international organisation which can independently launch spacecraft.

Feb 12, 2019, 10:24 AM IST

United States in talks with India over missile defence collaboration: Pentagon

The Pentagon on Wednesday said the sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the US by helping to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

Pentagon sending 3,750 extra United States forces to border with Mexico

Critics called the deployment a political stunt and scoffed at Trump’s comparisons of caravans of Central American migrants, including women and children, to an "invasion."

Feb 04, 2019, 10:13 AM IST

China's OBOR contrary to international norms, abating sovereignty of countries

The Pentagon report identified 17 cases in which Chinese investment and project financing bypassed regular market mechanisms and has resulted in negative economic effects for the host country.

Jan 16, 2019, 13:01 PM IST

Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Kevin Sweeney, the chief of staff of the US Department of Defence, has announced his resignation from the post.

Jan 06, 2019, 09:22 AM IST

Suspected ricin-laced mail sent to Pentagon, FBI analysing envelopes

The Pentagon said in a statement it had put its mail facility under quarantine and that the FBI was analyzing the envelopes.

Oct 03, 2018, 06:42 AM IST

US continues to press Pakistan to 'indiscriminately' target terror groups

The US continues to press Pakistan to "indiscriminately target" all terrorist groups, including the Haqqani Network, the Pentagon said on Sunday, claiming that recent reports distorted details of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).

Sep 03, 2018, 07:29 AM IST

2+2 dialogue next week an opportunity to significantly advance India-US relationship: Pentagon

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are travelling to India next week for the 2+2 dialogue being hosted by their Indian counterparts Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman. 

Aug 30, 2018, 16:58 PM IST

Donald Trump's military parade planned for November postponed: Pentagon

"We originally targeted November 10, 2018, for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019," Defense Department Spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said in a statement.

Aug 17, 2018, 08:37 AM IST

President Donald Trump orders US military to establish 'space force' in wake of competition from Russia and China

US military branches are the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

Jun 19, 2018, 20:04 PM IST

Pentagon stops accepting F-35 jets from Lockheed over repair cost dispute

Last year the Pentagon stopped accepting F-35s for 30 days after discovering corrosion where the carbon fibre exterior panels of the planes were fastened to the airframe.

Apr 12, 2018, 07:11 AM IST

India seeks global power status, Pakistan increasing nuclear stockpile: Pentagon

New Delhi seeks status as a global power and perceives its strategic forces as necessary elements to achieve that goal, said Pentagon.

Mar 07, 2018, 07:02 AM IST

US asks Pakistan to make use of 'new opportunities' in battle against terror

Pentagon's chief spokesperson Dana W. White has insisted Pakistan must make use of new opportunities to combat terrorism.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Pentagon report mistakenly labels Taiwan as part of China

The US Department of Defence (DOD) was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labelled Taiwan as part of China, the media reported.

Feb 06, 2018, 10:30 AM IST