US approves potential sale of patrol craft kits, other equipment to Egypt: Pentagon

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 - 11:50 GMT

The potential sale includes a light tactical vehicle chassis and related equipment worth $200 million, the Pentagon said, noting that the cost of the patrol craft kits amounts to $129 million.

Egyptian president meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense at Pentagon

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 - 12:36 GMT

The secretary of state said that the United States would continue to work with Egypt and neighboring states "to strengthen interoperability, integrated air and missile defense and maritime security."

US doesn’t see any specific sings Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine - Pentagon

Sat, 12 Mar 2022 - 11:42 GMT

Speaking about nuclear weapons, Kirby said Russia didn’t create any new threats to the US. "I would just tell you that we've seen nothing that gives us a cause or reason to change our deterrent posture at this time," he said.

Pentagon calls on Turkey to halt Syria offensive

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 - 10:38 GMT

The Pentagon has called on Turkey to halt its military offensive into Syria, warning of “serious consequences” if it does not comply.

Saudi King approves hosting US troops to enhance security in region

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 - 10:21 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved hosting US forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability.

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 - 05:09 GMT

Training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets has come to a faster-than-expected halt at a U.S. air base in Arizona.

Pentagon says it starts process of returning U.S. troops from Syria

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 - 05:35 GMT

"We have started the process of returning U.S. troops home from Syria as we transition to the next phase of the campaign," she said.

Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress -official

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 - 07:00 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year.

US, South Korea scale back military exercise

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 02:40 GMT

The United States and South Korea have scaled down a joint military exercise scheduled for the spring of 2019 to facilitate nuclear talks with North Korea.

Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 10:00 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico.

Pentagon slow to protect weapon systems from cyber threats -U.S. agency

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 01:20 GMT

Pentagon has been slow to protect major weapon systems from cyber attacks and routinely found critical vulnerabilities that hackers could potentially exploit.

Parcels sent to Pentagon suspected to contain ricin: official

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 12:10 GMT

Two or more packages delivered to the Pentagon this week were suspected to contain the deadly poison ricin, an official said Tuesday.

Mattis dismisses reports he may be leaving Pentagon

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 01:00 GMT

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday flatly dismissed reports suggesting he may be leaving President Donald Trump's administration.

U.S. cancels $300m aid to Pakistan over record on militants

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 - 08:49 GMT

The U.S. military announced Saturday that it has made its “final decision” to suspend $300 million in aid to Pakistan.

Trump says DC rained on military parade, will go to Paris instead

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - 01:40 GMT

Trump said he had cancelled a military parade planned for November due to high costs -- hours after the Pentagon indefinitely postponed the much-maligned event.

Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade planned for November

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 10:56 GMT

A U.S. official said it was unclear exactly what caused the postponement but the increased cost of the event had caused concern and could be one reason.

As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - 11:48 GMT

President Donald Trump's administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers

Boeing gets $3.9B contract for new Air Force One jets

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 GMT

The White House said in February the new deal would save taxpayers more than $1.4 billion, but those savings could not be independently confirmed.

U.S. strikes in Syria hit every target -Pentagon

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 - 01:45 GMT

The Pentagon said on Saturday that U.S. strikes in Syria overnight had successfully hit every target.

US Defense Secretary 'not ruling out' US military action in Syria

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 - 04:10 GMT

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday his country has not ruled out launching airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.