US Space Command is ‘crucial step towards creation of independent space force’, says country’s new defense secretary Mark Esper
Esper, a close ally of secretary of State Mike Pompeo, now Trump's primary national security advisor also.
US slashes financial aid to Pakistan by nearly $440 million; Imran Khan informed about decision three weeks before Washington visit
The United States slashed the aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by nearly $440 million, bringing down its commitment to just $4.1 billion.
Shangri-La Dialogue 2019 begins in Singapore: With growing West-China divide, rising US-Iran tensions, focus on Asia defence summit
At Shangri-La Dialogue 2019, China will offer its deliberative response to the pushback by democratic nations against its unsavoury methods. Xi's defence minister, who himself arrived in Singapore on Wednesday, will be at the conference to listen to the cacophony of complaints. He will also answer questions from the audience.
Democrats consider subpoena for Michael Cohen after he postpones testimony citing Donald Trump 'threats, mob tactics'
Citing threats to his immediate family members, US president's former fixer Michael Cohen, who has threatened to unload dirt on his former boss, has decided to put off his public testimony before the US House Oversight Committee. Cohen attorney Lanny Davis put out a statement Wednesday even as angry Democrats are saying this amounts to "witness tampering" by Trump and team.
Pentagon Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney resigns, says 'time is right' to return to private sector
The US Department of Defence's chief of staff, Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney on Saturday stepped down from his post.
Donald Trump takes parting shot at James Mattis and his view of US allies, says very rich countries taking advantage of friendship
US president Donald Trump on Monday criticized departing Defense Secretary James Mattis and his view of alliances, saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognise the true costs of America's military support around the world
Donald Trump pulls up Jim Mattis' last day in office; deputy Patrick Shanahan to take over as acting defense secretary on 1 Jan
Jim Mattis resigned as the US Secretary of Defense on Thursday in protest over Donald Trump's decision to pull all US troops out of Syria.
US envoy to anti-Islamic State coalition Brett McGurk resigns in protest over Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal
McGurk, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2015 and retained by Trump, said in his resignation letter that the militants were on the run, but not yet defeated, and that the premature pullout of American forces from Syria would create the conditions that gave rise to Islamic State
James Mattis' resignation hands Taliban advantage in Afghanistan, likely to set Indian policymakers scrambling
James Mattis resigned with a scathing letter which essentially underlined his strong differences with his Commander-in-Chief
'Cannot protect interests without maintaining alliances': Read James Mattis' full resignation letter to President Donald Trump
James Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in Trump's administration, will leave by the end of February after two tumultuous years struggling to soften and moderate the US president's abruptly shifting policies.
US withdrawal from Syria kicks off Donald Trump's outsize distraction strategy for 2020 bid as prosecutors tighten screws
Stunning his country's entire military establishment, US President Donald Trump who has been pushed to a corner by the escalating political and legal dangers of 17 different investigations into his business and politics that may have gamed his election itself, has decided to pull out all of the 2000 and more American troops in Syria and took to his favorite social media platform Twitter to declare victory: "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency."
We will work everything out, says US defence secretary James Mattis on India's purchase of S400 defence systems from Russia
Russia's S400 system, a mobile long-range surface-to-air missile system, made its debut on the world stage in 2007. The platform rivals Lockheed Martin's THAAD, or terminal high altitude area defense, system and Raytheon's Patriot system.
Nirmala Sitharaman in US: Defence minister says military ties with Washington have improved over time with mutual trust and confidence
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defence.
India, US agree to accelerate defence, national ties; James Mattis reiterates Washington's appreciation for New Delhi's leadership
India and the US have agreed to accelerate defence and national security ties as Defence Secretary James Mattis, at a meeting with Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, asserted that the Trump Administration sees no contradiction between strategic autonomy and strategic partnership.
India under pressure to upgrade nuclear arsenal as major powers expedite modernisation plans in edgy world order
Nuclear forces being upgraded and modernised globally are pressuring India once again.
Mike Pompeo says no 'direct' evidence linking Saudi crown prince role to Khashoggi murder; storm brews over CIA boss Gina Haspel's absence from US Senate briefing
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Senators in the US Congress Wednesday ahead of a vote they're expected to take on military aid to Saudi Arabia, saying there's "no direct reporting linking the Saudi crown prince to the brutal killing of <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October that set off global outrage.
Mike Pompeo, James Mattis brief US Senate on Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Donald Trump issues veto threat
US President Donald Trump's administration is threatening to veto a Senate resolution that would halt U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The White House is issuing the veto threat as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis are on Capitol Hill briefing senators who are increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones
Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.
US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border
The numbers cited by Trump are significantly higher than defence officials have disclosed. The Pentagon said on Monday it was deploying more than 5,200 troops to the border but that the number would rise. On Wednesday, it said more than 7,000 troops would support the Department of Homeland Security along the border.
US defence secretary James Mattis says Asian countries concerned about 'massive piling' of Chinese debt
James Mattis described threats of today's world from three different angles - power, urgency and will.