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Pentagon authorizes $1 bn for Trump's border wall

Pentagon authorizes $1 bn for Trump's border wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border, the first funds designated for the project under the president's emergency declaration.

IS loss affirms Pentagon plan, but end game vague as US pulls out

IS loss affirms Pentagon plan, but end game vague as US pulls out

Now that the Islamic State group has officially lost its geographic "caliphate," the Pentagon is marking a historic moment in its years-long campaign to defeat the jihadists.

Turkish defence minister warns against vacuum of power in Syria

Turkish defence minister warns against vacuum of power in Syria

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told Pentagon officials during a visit to the United States that there must not be a vacuum of power during the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

Acting Pentagon chief makes visit to Kabul, denies US troop cuts

Acting Pentagon chief makes visit to Kabul, denies US troop cuts

The acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan arrived in the Afghan capital for an unannounced visit on Monday, meeting with top officials from NATO and the government.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

Pentagon could send about 7,000 US troops to Mexico border

Pentagon could send about 7,000 US troops to Mexico border

The Pentagon has identified about 7,000 troops that could be deployed to the border with Mexico if needed, a US official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

The Pentagon grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters on Thursday, as a result of the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history.

Mattis not surprised by Trump halting South Korea drills –Pentagon

Mattis not surprised by Trump halting South Korea drills –Pentagon

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not caught off guard by President Donald Trump's announcement that he was suspending military exercises with South Korea, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday, adding he was consulted ahead of time.

Trump orders Pentagon to consider reducing US troops in South Korea

Trump orders Pentagon to consider reducing US troops in South Korea

President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for reducing the number of US troops in South Korea, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing several people briefed on the deliberations.

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan

The US Department of Defence has identified a soldier who was killed in combat in Afghanistan's eastern Kapisa province on Monday.

US strikes cripple Syria's chemical weapons ability: Pentagon

US strikes cripple Syria's chemical weapons ability: Pentagon

The United States said on Saturday it overwhelmed and evaded Syrian air defences overnight to strike every target at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program, in a multi-pronged attack from the air and sea ...

German interior minister rejects union's six percent wage demand

German interior minister rejects union's six percent wage demand

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Saturday he would press for ‘reasonable results’ in the next round of pay talks with more than two million public sector workers ...