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Pentagon confirms its military jet crashed in Afghanistan

01 January, 2020 10:40 am 10:40 am

GHAZNI (AFP) – A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed, rejecting the insurgents´ suggestions that it was shot down. Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A, a type of … Read More

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Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper says

01 January, 2020 9:41 am 9:41 am

MIAMI (Reuters) – US Defence Secretary Mark Esper suggested he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia. Esper said he did not want to put a firm timeline on the completion of his so-called … Read More

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US says it kills top Iranian commander Soleimani in air strike

01 January, 2020 8:20 am 8:20 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed early on Friday in a US air strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon said. Top Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed in the attack, a militia spokesman said. “This strike was aimed at deterring … Read More

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Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing con...

10 October, 2019 3:24 pm 3:24 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, the Defense Department said on Friday, beating out favorite Amazon.com Inc. The contracting process had long been mired in conflict of interest allegations, even drawing the attention of President Donald Trump, who has publicly taken swipes at Amazon and its founder … Read More

US mulls leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil: Pentagon

10 October, 2019 6:17 pm 6:17 pm

DOHUK, Iraq/KABUL (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering keeping some US troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. US troops are crossing into Iraq as part of a broader withdrawal from Syria ordered by President … Read More

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US deploying 3,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

10 October, 2019 10:55 pm 10:55 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia to boost the country´s defences in the wake of attacks on its oil installations. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized the deployment of two more Patriot missile batteries, one THAAD ballistic missile … Read More


Pentagon, White House budget office subpoenaed in impeachment probe

10 October, 2019 6:53 am 6:53 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to US President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine.  The subpoenas follow a whistleblower’s allegations that Trump leveraged $400 million in aid to secure a … Read More


Pentagon to dispatch radar, Patriot missiles to bolster Saudi defences

09 September, 2019 2:48 am 2:48 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Thursday it plans to send four radar systems, a battery of Patriot missiles and about 200 support personnel to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defences after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities this month. The Pentagon’s statement added details to the Pentagon’s announcement on Friday about U.S. plans … Read More


US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE following requests

09 September, 2019 4:25 am 4:25 am

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says the US will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security, as President Donald Trump has at least for now decided against any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry. Defense Secretary … Read More

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Pentagon finally gets a boss: Senate confirms Esper as defence secretary

07 July, 2019 9:54 am 9:54 am

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – It took seven months, but President Donald Trump finally has a Senate-confirmed secretary of defence. American TV channel ‘CNBC’ reported that Mark Esper – an army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist – won Senate confirmation Tuesday by a vote of 90-8. He was to be officially sworn in by the … Read More


COAS Bajwa visits Pentagon, receives warm welcome

07 July, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

WASHINGTON DC (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pentagon to receive historic and exemplary welcome by US forces on Tuesday.   On arrival, the Army Chief was received by Chairman Joint Chief of Staff General Joseph F Dunford and was presented guard of honour with 21 gun salute. According to … Read More

COAS Qamar Bajwa to visit Pentagon after White House meeting: Ghafoor

07 July, 2019 11:03 am 11:03 am

WASHINGTON DC (92 News) – Inter-Services Public Relations  (ISPR) director general Major General Asif Ghafoor has said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s delegation during a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House. COAS at Washington, DC. On 22 July 19, after … Read More

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Pentagon eyes longer-term support on US-Mexico border

05 May, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the US-Mexico border as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Shanahan travelled to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station, two days … Read More

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Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

05 May, 2019 12:03 pm 12:03 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday. The assessment is included in the U.S. military’s annual report to Congress on China’s armed … Read More

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

02 February, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at … Read More