Pentagon

Austin wins Senate confirmation as America's first Black Pentagon chief

Austin said he will insist that the leaders of every military service know that extremist behavior in their ranks is unacceptable.

published on : 22nd January 2021

Extraordinary warning to Donald Trump by 10 former Pentagon chiefs

Following the Nov. 3 election and subsequent recounts in some states, as well as unsuccessful court challenges, the outcome is clear, they wrote, while not specifying Trump in the article.

published on : 4th January 2021

Pentagon memo maps out plan to expand diversity in the force

The Pentagon has endorsed a new slate of initiatives to expand diversity within the ranks and reduce prejudice, including in recruiting, retention and professional development across the force. 

published on : 18th December 2020

Indian-American Pentagon official Kash Patel sues CNN, seeks USD 50 mn for defamation

Patel has alleged that CNN between November 24 and December 4 published a series of articles that “contain a series of false and defamatory statements” about him.

published on : 17th December 2020

Pakistan's refusal to act against 26/11 culprits shows 'insincere approach': Ex-Pentagon official

While only six Americans died in Mumbai that day, the number of American victims of Pakistani terror support in orders of magnitude is higher when Pakistan's sponsorship of the Taliban is considered.

published on : 24th November 2020

Joe Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

Michele Flournoy, a politically moderate Pentagon veteran, is regarded by U.S. officials and political insiders as a top choice for the position.

published on : 16th November 2020

Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after Esper firing

The abrupt changes sent reverberations through the Pentagon as nervous civilian and military personnel waited for the next shoe to drop.

published on : 11th November 2020

Five directors come together for Guru Deshpande-produced anthology Pentagon

The project is spearheaded by director-turned-producer Guru Deshpande, and shooting of two out of the five stories has been completed.

published on : 10th November 2020

Pentagon reaffirms Microsoft as winner of disputed USD 10-million JEDI cloud computing contract

The contract was awarded to Microsoft last October, prompting Amazon to cry foul.

published on : 5th September 2020

China seeks to set up military logistic facilities in about a dozen countries: Pentagon

China leverages OBOR to invest in projects along China's western and southern periphery to improve stability and diminish threats along its borders.

published on : 2nd September 2020

US striving to become India's 'first choice' in defence solutions: senior Pentagon official

In a fact sheet, the Political-Military Affairs Bureau State Department said that defence trade with India has increased from near zero in 2008 to over USD 20 billion in 2020.

published on : 22nd July 2020

US vows to curb China and Russia in taking control of space

The 'Defense Space Strategy' document was the first since President Donald Trump announced the creation of the new Space Force military arm in December.

published on : 18th June 2020

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Mark Esper angered Trump early Wednesday when he said he opposed using military troops for law enforcement, seemingly taking the teeth out of the president’s threat to use the Insurrection Act.

published on : 4th June 2020

US Defence Secretary talks to Rajnath Singh, reiterates support for strong bilateral ties, says Pentagon

The talks between the two leaders came in the midst of the flare-ups between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control.

published on : 29th May 2020

Amazon, Microsoft engage in heated public spat over USD 10 billion-worth Pentagon Cloud project

While Amazon said that Microsoft has published multiple self-righteous and 'misleading' blog posts, the Satya Nadella-run firm said that 'such roadblock is disappointing but not surprising'.

published on : 9th May 2020
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