Marine General Frank McKenzie said the decision to reduce American troops reflects the Trump administration's confidence in the ability of Iraqi security forces to handle the militant threat in the country
A Pentagon official said the military expansion is part of China's overall strategy for a sweeping modernisation and to establish itself as a leading global power by 2049
Pentagon releases three videos of UFOs encountered by US Navy pilots to 'clear up' public misconceptions
The Pentagon said that it is releasing the videos “to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”
US approves sale of Harpoon over-the-horizon anti-ship missiles, Mark 54 lightweight torpedoes worth $155 million to India
The US recognised India as a 'Major Defence Partner' in 2016, the designation allows India to buy more advanced and sensitive technologies from America at par with that of the US' closest allies and partners
Pentagon claims US launched airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Shia group in Iraq base; defence dept says 5 weapon storage facilities hit
The US launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said
America's peace deal with Taliban conditions-based agreement, first step towards political solution to end war, says US Defence Secretary Mark Esper
Mark Esper reiterated that this is an important first step towards a political solution to end the war in Afghanistan
US, Taliban will sign peace deal today ending 19-yr-long Afghanistan war; Mike Pompeo to be present during signing of agreement
The agreement mapping out a plan for peace follows months of negotiations between the US and the Taliban that have broken down before. The Pentagon has said for months that it is poised to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 8,600.
Pentagon claims 109 troops suffered brain injuries from Iran strike on 8 January; officials warn numbers can continue to change
The number of US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, the Pentagon said Monday, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in Iraq
US admits 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike; Donald Trump plays down impact
The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month
More than a dozen Saudi military trainees to be expelled from US after deadly shooting at Florida naval base: Report
This was prompted by the deadly 6 December shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer at an American naval base in Florida, CNN reported on Saturday
Iran's Gen Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike in Baghdad; Pentagon confirms Trump ordered killing after attack on embassy
The Pentagon said Thursday that the US military has killed General Qassem Soleimani, the head of elite Quds Force of Iran, at the direction of President Donald Trump
Pentagon urges military personnel to stay away from consumer genetic testing to avoid security risks
Over the past decade, millions of Americans have purchased DNA tests through companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry with the hopes of connecting with relatives
Differences between White House and navy, SEALs top brass over disciplinary action against commando deepens; navy secretary asked to quit
Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher was turned in by his own platoon last spring and several fellow SEALs reported that he had shot civilians and killed a captive Islamic State fighter with a custom hunting knife during a deployment in Iraq in 2017.
Al-Baghdadi spent his last months in an isolated villa in Barisha, a village in a part of Idlib province dominated by rival jihadi groups and hundreds of miles from the Islamic State’s former territory along the border between Syria and Iraq.
Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing deal to Microsoft as early as next week: Report
If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon’s decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week
The US Space Command chief visited SpaceX’s Starlink factory in Washington but didn't elaborate on the Pentagon’s plans.
US defence secretary Mark Esper says American troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, to continue operations against Islamic State
The fight in Syria against IS, once spearheaded by American allied Syrian Kurds, will be undertaken by US forces, possibly from neighboring Iraq
US defence secretary Mark Esper visits Afghanistan to make firsthand assessment of America's longest war
Stalled peace talks with Taliban and unrelenting attacks by insurgent group have complicated Trump administration's pledge to withdraw American troops
US troops in Syria come under Turkish fire aimed at Kurds, days after Trump decides to pull back army; no casualties reported
US troops near the northern Syrian border came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday, a Pentagon spokesman said.
The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia