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Trump says 1,500 more troops to deploy to Middle East

Pentagon says US doesn’t seek hostilities with Iran

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May 24, 2019

 

Pentagon defends Pakistan’s ‘critical’ role in South Asia after Twitter feud between Trump and PM Khan

There has been no change in US and Pakistan’s military relationship

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November 20, 2018

 

Pentagon says China military ‘likely training for strikes’ on against US and its allies

China’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said. The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China’s efforts to increase its…

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August 17, 2018

 

US seeks to work with Pakistan for regional peace: Pentagon

The United States has expressed readiness to work with Pakistan to promote peace and security in the region. Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White said this in a regular briefing in Washington. Taliban and ISIS were carrying out terrorist attacks with a motive to scare people, said the spokesperson while responding to a question regarding…

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May 5, 2018

 

American, British soldiers killed in Syria: Pentagon

BEIRUT: Two members of the US-led anti-jihadist coalition — an American and a Briton — were killed by an improvised explosive device in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, US and British officials said Friday. Five other coalition service personnel were wounded, the Pentagon said. The attack in Manbij happened late Thursday — the day…

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March 30, 2018

 

US troops stage #MeTooMilitary protest outside Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon on Monday to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military. The protest of about 30 people, most of them women and none in uniform, comes amid an ongoing wave of revelations about sexual misconduct in the…

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January 9, 2018

 

US military weighs supply options amid Pakistan spat

Pentagon officials are watching for Pakistan’s next moves after Washington froze security aid payments to Islamabad, saying it is not doing enough to target Afghan Taliban and Haqqani group bases. The Trump administration’s decision to withhold hundreds of millions from its “coalition support funds” has riled Pakistan, with some there calling for retaliatory measures that…

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January 7, 2018

 

Pentagon admits it ran secret UFO programme between 2007 and 2012

NEWS DESK: The Pentagon has admitted it ran a secret programme tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, reported The Independent. Although the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programme ended five years ago, when US defence officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities, it remains unclear if it has continued to investigate…

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December 18, 2017

 

Pentagon releases sexual assault data

US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday. The report, by the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, details allegations by service branch for the fiscal years 2013-2016, with the Army — the largest branch…

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November 18, 2017

 

Pentagon confirms three US soldiers killed in Niger ambush

NEWS DESK: Three US soldiers and one from another nation were killed when a joint US-Niger patrol was ambushed near the border with Mali in southwest Niger, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday, reported AFP. The Pentagon said two other US soldiers were wounded in the attack which took place while they were assisting Nigerien counter-terror operations…

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October 8, 2017

 

Pentagon ‘fully’ backs Tillerson on North Korea: Mattis

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Tuesday his department “supports fully” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s effort to find a diplomatic solution to the North Korea nuclear stand-off. Defense Secretary Mattis was speaking two days after President Donald Trump appeared to undermine his top diplomat by saying he was “wasting his time” by talking to Kim…

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October 3, 2017

 

US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war-ridden country.

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August 31, 2017

 

Pentagon says it will not pay Pakistan military reimbursements this year

The Pentagon will not make the remaining military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday. “The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the…

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July 21, 2017

 

Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US strike: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US forces have killed the head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the third time in a year the franchise has lost its leader.

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July 15, 2017

 

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’;Pentagon confirms

Kabul: Three US troops were killed and another wounded during a joint operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province Saturday, the Pentagon said, in the latest so-called insider attack on international forces. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths in the volatile district of Achin, which is also contested by Islamic State jihadists, saying it was…

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June 11, 2017

 

No US involvement in deal with IS fighters: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria — only for some of them to be killed anyway.

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May 13, 2017

 

US drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

The US military on Thursday dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat, targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit a “tunnel complex” in Achin district in Nangarhar province, US Forces Afghanistan said in a statement. The strike occurred at 7:32 pm (1502 GMT)….

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April 13, 2017

 

US strike destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s working jets: Mattis

WASHINGTON: Last week’s US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of President Bashar al-Assad’s working warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday.

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April 11, 2017

 

FBI releases 9/11 Pentagon photos

WASHINGTON: Never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released by the FBI this week show the massive devastation that faced first responders. Twenty-seven pictures from that day depict the crushed walls, blazing fires and eviscerated interiors of the seat of the US Department of Defense. The American Airlines jet that struck…

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April 1, 2017

 

Trump gives CIA power to conduct drone strikes: US media

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s administration has given new powers to the CIA to conduct drone strikes against extremist targets in the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The move would represent a change from Obama-era policies that limited the spy agency’s role in conducting paramilitary strikes, pushing responsibility for these to the Pentagon….

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March 20, 2017

 

Who is responsible?

If we talk about peace and security, the world is divided into two parts where in one part a man wakes up and learns that his kids are in school while his wife has left for shopping. He freshens up to go out for his work. He doesn’t have to worry about not being able to…

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February 21, 2017

 
 
 
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