Pentagon considering COVID-19 booster mandate for troops

The defense department in August announced that it would begin requiring all members of the military — including National Guard and Reserves — to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

published on : 11th December 2021

Pentagon report on strengthening US bases in Guam, Australia aims to encircle China: Official

A senior US defence official said that the Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China.

published on : 30th November 2021

Former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper sues Pentagon for withholding parts of his memoir

Former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has sued the Defence Department accusing Pentagon officials of blocking parts of his memoir.

published on : 29th November 2021

Amid row over Pentagon-mentioned village within Arunachal, second illegal Chinese enclave found near LAC

This village in the Shi-Yomi district lies 93 km east of another China-constructed village in Arunachal Pradesh. Satellite images show the village did not exist till 2019.

published on : 19th November 2021

Pentagon taking steps to strengthen force's economic security: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

A new toolkit has been that will help leaders identify service members who are struggling and connect them to resources and support programs.

published on : 18th November 2021

Border standoff: MEA, CDS Rawat differ on China's 'illegal' LAC construction

In its recent report, the US Department of Defence said China built a large 100-home civilian village inside disputed territory between its Tibet Autonomous Region and India's Arunachal Pradesh.

published on : 12th November 2021

China taking 'incremental and tactical actions' to press territorial claims with India: Pentagon

The Pentagon regularly reports to the Congress on the India-Chinese military standoff in eastern Ladakh.

published on : 4th November 2021

Watchdog finds no misconduct in mistaken Afghan airstrike that killed civilians

The review, done by Air Force Lt.Gen. Sami Said, found there were some breakdowns in communications and in the process of identifying and confirming the target of the bombing.

published on : 4th November 2021

India is concerned about situation in Afghanistan, says Pentagon

Colin H Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on Afghanistan, South and Central Asia Security.

published on : 28th October 2021

US special forces quietly training Taiwanese: Pentagon official

The official largely confirmed a Wall Street Journal report which said the training has been going on for at least a year, amid China's rising verbal threats against the island ally of the US.

published on : 8th October 2021

Quad's existence isn't just to counter Chinese aggression: Pentagon

India, US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's rising military manoeuvring in the Indo-Pacific.

published on : 1st October 2021

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin defends execution of final US airlift from Kabul

Speaking alongside Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Austin also questioned decisions made over the 20-year course of the US war in Afghanistan.

published on : 28th September 2021

Pentagon leaders to face Congress on Afghan pullout decision

Republicans in particular have intensified their attacks on President Joe Biden’s decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by Aug. 30, saying it left the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorism.

published on : 28th September 2021

Sorry is not enough: Afghan survivors of US drone strike demand punishment to personnel who launched hellfire on children

McKenzie apologized for the error and said the United States is considering making reparation payments to the family of the victims.

published on : 18th September 2021

Pause in evacuee flights to US extended by seven days amid outbreak of measles

Three cases of measles were diagnosed among Afghans arriving at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, one at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and one at Fort Pickett in Virginia.

published on : 14th September 2021
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