Monday, 20 August 2018

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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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China slams irresponsible Pentagon report on military development


BEIJING: China dismissed as irresponsible the annual US Defence Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence. The defence ministry in a statement refuted the US assessment, saying “China is not doing any military expansion and does not seek a sphere of influence”. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua ...

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Huge bomb blast kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul

KABUL: A powerful bomb exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies. The bomb, one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming ...

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