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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

 
Pentagon strongly condemns North Korea missile test

Pentagon strongly condemns North Korea missile test

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest missile test, adding that the United States’ commitment to protect the homeland and allies such as Japan and South Korea was “ironclad.”

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February 14, 2017

 
US says Islamic State chief alive, still leading

US says Islamic State chief alive, still leading

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said Friday it believes that Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is indeed alive, despite repeated efforts by the US-led coalition to take out the jihadist group leader.

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December 31, 2016

 
Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon

Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon

The Pentagon said Tuesday that intelligence errors resulted in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria in September that reportedly killed around 90 Syrian government forces. There were “errors in the development of intelligence, as well as missed opportunities for coalition members on duty to recognize and voice contrary evidence to decision-makers,” the US military’s…

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November 29, 2016

 
Pentagon, intelligence leaders seek NSA chief’s removal

Pentagon, intelligence leaders seek NSA chief’s removal

Washington: Top US military and intelligence leaders are pushing President Barack Obama to fire National Security Agency chief Admiral Michael Rogers, US media reported Saturday, even as Rogers is apparently being considered for a senior position in the Trump administration. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of…

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November 20, 2016

 
Pentagon chief sees role for Turkey in Mosul battle

Pentagon chief sees role for Turkey in Mosul battle

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday he was confident that Turkey would take part in the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. “I think there is agreement there in principle,” he said after a visit to Turkey, following tensions between Ankara and Baghdad that have alarmed Washington….

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October 21, 2016

 
US scrambled jets to protect its advisers in Syria: Pentagon

US scrambled jets to protect its advisers in Syria: Pentagon

The US-led coalition scrambled fighters to protect US advisers working with Kurdish forces after Syrian regime jets bombed the area, in the latest escalation of Syria’s bloody conflict, the Pentagon said Friday. Thursday’s air strike, conducted by two Syrian SU-24 attack planes, targeted Kurdish forces who were undergoing training from US special operations advisers in…

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August 19, 2016

 
US killed IS leader in Afghanistan: Pentagon

US killed IS leader in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Washington: The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday after the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan announced the news to Reuters. The death of Hafiz Saeed Khan is a blow to efforts by Islamic State – also known…

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August 13, 2016

 
US blocks $300 mln Pakistan aid

US blocks $300 mln Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON: Pentagon has blocked US $300 million military aid to Pakistan after Defence Secretary Ashton Carter declined to give a certification to the Congress that Pakistan is taking sufficient action against Haqqani network. In the absence of Congressional certification, the Pentagon has blocked disbursement of US $300 million to Pakistan under Coalition Support Fund, which…

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August 4, 2016

 
US to send 560 more troops to Iraq: Carter

US to send 560 more troops to Iraq: Carter

BAGHDAD: The United States will send an additional 560 military personnel to Iraq to assist in its fight against the Islamic State group, visiting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday. The increase will bring the total authorised number of American forces in Iraq, most of whom are in advisory or training roles, to more than…

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July 11, 2016

 
Two ‘senior’ IS military leaders killed in Iraq strike: Pentagon

Two ‘senior’ IS military leaders killed in Iraq strike: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A coalition air strike near the Islamic State bastion of Mosul in Iraq has killed two of the jihadist group’s senior military leaders, the Pentagon said Friday.

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July 2, 2016

 
Pentagon welcomes Fallujah recapture, looks north to Mosul

Pentagon welcomes Fallujah recapture, looks north to Mosul

FALLUJAH: The Pentagon on Monday welcomed the recapture of the Iraqi city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group, but warned of widespread booby traps and pockets of remaining jihadist resistance. Iraqi forces seized the IS group’s last positions in Fallujah on Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists’ most emblematic bastions after…

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June 27, 2016

 
Pentagon voices ‘strong concerns’ to Russia over strikes on US-backed Syria rebels

Pentagon voices ‘strong concerns’ to Russia over strikes on US-backed Syria rebels

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon voiced “strong concerns” over Moscow’s bombing of US-backed forces in southern Syria, a spokesman said on Saturday. US military officials holding a video conference with Russia “expressed strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf garrison, which included forces that are participants in the cessation of hostilities…

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June 18, 2016

 
Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea

Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will depart Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing’s military expansion across the South China Sea likely will once again dominate discussions. Regional neighbors are fretting over what they see as China’s expansionism as it rushes to exert sovereignty over the waterway, a major global shipping…

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May 31, 2016

 
Mullah Mansour ‘likely killed’ in US drone strike inside Pakistan

Mullah Mansour ‘likely killed’ in US drone strike inside Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said. The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, should it be confirmed, could further fracture the Taliban…

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May 22, 2016

 
US-China military tension escalates after jets interception

US-China military tension escalates after jets interception

WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, a further escalation of tensions in and around the contested waterway. The incident took place in international airspace on Tuesday as the U.S. maritime patrol aircraft carried out “a…

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May 19, 2016

 
No drop in Russian military strength in Syria: US

No drop in Russian military strength in Syria: US

WASHINGTON: Russia’s military strength in Syria has barely changed since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial withdrawal from the war-torn country in March, the Pentagon said Wednesday. “Their capabilities are largely the same, or almost identical, frankly,” Baghdad-based military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said. “They continue to have air power there, they continue to have…

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May 19, 2016

 
US kills 20 civilians in Iraq, Syria in five months

US kills 20 civilians in Iraq, Syria in five months

WASHINGTON: US air strikes against Islamic State targets between September and February resulted in the deaths of 20 civilians and injured 11 others, the Pentagon said Friday. The acknowledgement brings the official tally of civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq and Syria to 41 since counter-IS operations began in August 2014. In addition, a…

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April 22, 2016

 
US transfers nine Yemenis from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

US transfers nine Yemenis from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: Nine Yemeni inmates have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said, bringing the controversial military prison’s remaining population down to 80. It is the largest transfer from the facility since 10 Yemenis were sent to Oman in January and the first time Saudi Arabia has taken any Guantanamo inmates. The…

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April 17, 2016

 
Pentagon says first step in anti-Daesh battle in Iraq, Syria ‘complete’

Pentagon says first step in anti-Daesh battle in Iraq, Syria ‘complete’

WASHINGTON: The US-led coalition campaign against the Daesh militant group in Iraq and Syria has successfully completed its first “phase” of operations, a US military spokesman said Wednesday.  The coalition is working through three main steps as it wages its 20-month-old fight against the Daesh group, Baghdad-based spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said. “Our enemy has…

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April 13, 2016

 
Pentagon announces new push for ‘smart’ fabrics

Pentagon announces new push for ‘smart’ fabrics

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced an initiative to create smart textiles that one day could see tents made of power-generating fabric, running shoes as light as socks and uniforms that detect chemical and nuclear contamination. The Department of Defense is investing $75 million to help create “Advanced Functional Fabrics of America” — a…

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April 2, 2016

 
 
 
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