Pentagon

Trump drops US spy chief pick Ratcliffe and mulls a replacement

President Donald Trump drops his choice of John Ratcliffe to be US spy chief after questions arose about the congressman's lack of experience and possible exaggerations in his resume, marking...

September 21, 2019
September 21, 2019

Pentagon to send troops to Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump approves sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities, which Washington has...

August 3, 2019
August 3, 2019

Trump drops US spy chief pick Ratcliffe and mulls a replacement

President Donald Trump drops his choice of John Ratcliffe to be US spy chief after questions arose about the congressman's lack of experience and possible exaggerations in his resume, marking...

January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019

White House asked for options to strike Iran: Source

The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in...

December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017

Pentagon’s secret UFO hunters

At last the Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million-dollar programme to investigate sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO).

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

US makes major Guantanamo transfer to UAE

Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees are transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years, the Pentagon announces.

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

Teen hacks Pentagon websites, gets thanked for finding 'bugs'

High school student David Dworken spends 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking US Defense Department websites, and gets praised for finding vulnerabilities.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

China jet ‘intercepts’ US spy plane

Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

IS leader in Iraq's Anbar killed: Pentagon

A key leader of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq's Anbar province has been killed in a coalition air strike, the Pentagon says.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

Afghan clinic bombing ‘not a war crime’

A US air strike that destroyed a medical charity's clinic in northern Afghanistan, killing 42 people, was not a war crime, the Pentagon has said.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

Pentagon invites hackers to attack its websites

The US Department of Defense invites vetted hackers to test its cybersecurity under a pilot program that is the first of its kind in the federal government.