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Jun 27, 2019
Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claimsRather than ordering a blanket change of rules on disability pension tax, the Ministry of Defence should work with the armed forces to institute a foolproof and verifiable system for disability claims
Jun 19, 2019
Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the Persian Gulf War in 1990 and 1991 with the 101st Airborne Division. The move came after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from the job before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate.
Jul 21, 2018
US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from RussiaUS defence secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.
Jun 16, 2018
US defence secretary Jim Mattis slams Vladimir Putin for trying to break up NATO, attacking western democracyUS defence secretary Jim Mattis accused Putin for trying to break up NATO and for trying "to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals."
Jun 01, 2018
In symbolic nod to India, United States' unified combatant changes name to US Indo-Pacific CommandThe US military on Wednesday renamed its Pacific Command the US Indo-Pacific Command, in a largely symbolic move underscoring the growing importance of India to the Pentagon, US officials said.
Nov 19, 2017
Strategic Command head John Hyten's comments on Donald Trump spark debate about nuclear war authorityThe renewed attention on questions of orders to launch weapons reflects unease, justified or not, about Donald Trump's temperament and whether he would act impulsively in a crisis
Sep 26, 2017
US wants diplomatic solution to escalating North Korea crisis, says Defence Secretary James MattisThe United States wants a diplomatic solution to the escalating nuclear crisis with North Korea, defence secretary James Mattis said Tuesday, toning down the shrill rhetoric between the two countries.
May 10, 2017
Sanjay Mitra to take over as Defence Secretary after G Mohan KumarRoad Transport and Highways Secretary Sanjay Mitra was on Wednesday named as the next Defence Secretary.
Feb 28, 2017
Pentagon chief James Mattis presents White House with plan to 'rapidly defeat' Islamic StateDefence Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday gave the White House a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.
Aug 30, 2016
In US, Manohar Parrikar brings up Kashmir, blames Pakistan for fomenting troubleDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who in the US, alleged that forces across the border are fomenting trouble in violence-hit Kashmir