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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 ...

Emir, Mattis keen to boost defence ties

Emir, Mattis keen to boost defence ties

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Monday discussed strategic, defence, military and security co-operation between the two countries and means of developing and expanding them.

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

US troops gather outside Pentagon in #MeTooMilitary protest

A group of active and retired US troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon on Monday to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military.

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

No decision yet on size of US troop increase in Afghanistan - Mattis

The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more US troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there.