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Tag Archives: Pentagon

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

LONDON: The Pentagon on Thursday grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters to conduct engine inspections, following the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history. A Marine Corps F-35B was completely destroyed in a crash during training in South Carolina on September 28. According to Joe DellaVedova, ...

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Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin

WASHINGTON: Two or more packages delivered to the Pentagon this week were suspected to contain the deadly poison ricin, an official said. Defense Department spokesman Chris Sherwood said at least two suspicious packages, addressed to someone in the Pentagon, were intercepted at a nearby screening center on Monday. “As part ...

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China rejects ‘irresponsible’ Pentagon report on bombers

BEIJING: China on Saturday rejected what it called an “irresponsible” Pentagon report claiming Beijing s bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific. The Thursday report said China was leveraging its growing military, economic and diplomatic clout to rapidly establish regional dominance, while its bombers ...

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US, Pakistan can work together for regional security: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan can work together to find opportunities to further regional security, says the US Department of Defense. Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W White while speaking at a regular briefing in Washington said: “So with respect to Pakistan, we have opportunities with Pakistan. We think Pakistan can ...

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Thousands could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy

WASHINGTON: The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead thousands of service members, who are deemed unfit to deploy overseas, to lose their jobs, according to a U.S. defense official. Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told senators this week that ...

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Trump orders Pentagon to plan Bastille Day-style military parade

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon and White House officials to begin planning a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris in July, the Washington Post reported. At a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18 that included Defense Secretary Jim ...

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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON: Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to ...

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Top Hackers help Pentagon fix cyber security glitches

The Pentagon has fixed more than 2,800 security problems after hackers from more than 50 countries, responded to the department’s vulnerability disclosure programme launched a year ago. The programme opened on November 21, 2016 allowed good hackers from around the world to notify to the US Department of Defense, or ...

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Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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