Pentagon denies report U.S. mulls pulling up to 4,000 troops from South Korea
The U.S. on Thursday denied a South Korean news report that it was considering withdrawing up to 4,000 troops from South Korea if it does not pay more for maintaining a 28,500-U.S. contingent deterring North Korean aggression.
Amazon says 'bias' in Pentagon awarding $10 bn contract to Microsoft
Amazon on Thursday challenged the awarding of a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract to Microsoft, alleging "unmistakable bias" in the process.
Pentagon says up to 1,000 US troops to withdraw from northern Syria
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria...
US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia over Iran threat
The Pentagon announced Friday it was bolstering US forces in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh asked for reinforcements following the September 14 drone-and-missile attack on Saudi oil plants which Washington blames on Iran.
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US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his pick for defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, has withdrawn, leaving the Pentagon without a permanent boss for more than six months just as tensions soar in the Middle East.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...
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.
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…
Troop levels on US border 'pretty much peaked'
Troop levels at the US-Mexico border have essentially reached their upper limit -- at least for now -- a top Pentagon official said Thursday.