Trump still without Pentagon chief after Shanahan pulls out
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his pick for defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, has withdrawn, leaving the Pentagon without a permanent boss for more than six months just as tensions soar in the Middle East. Shanahan "has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his…
US issues warning to airlines flying over Gulf
The Federal Aviation Administration has warned US airlines flying over the Gulf to exercise caution "due to heightened...
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.
NATO says no progress in Russia talks on arms treaty
Senior NATO and Russian officials failed to make a breakthrough Friday in talks on saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, raising the spectre of a renewed arms race in Europe. Western capitals allege that Russia's latest generation of medium-range missiles breach the terms of the Cold War era INF treaty, and put European cities at…
Pentagon moves to scrap $300 million in aid to Pakistan
The US military plans to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad's lack of "decisive actions" in support of American strategy in the region, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Pentagon to prepare 20,000 beds for migrant children
The Pentagon will prepare to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases, a US military spokesman said Thursday.
Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely
When President Donald Trump vowed US forces would shortly quit Syria, observers were left wondering if he was signalling an epic policy shift...
Captured American IS fighter must have access to lawyer, says Judge
A federal judge has ruled that the Pentagon must allow an American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq access to a lawyer, following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.