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Secretary Austin to undergo medical procedure

Pentagon spokesperson says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is continuing to deal with bladder issues that arose in December. He will transfer power temporarily to his deputy.

Secretary Austin to undergo medical procedure

Pentagon spokesman:

'No final decision on paused weapons shipment'

Pentagon Press Secretary Patrick Ryder tells Channel 13 News: We’re going to continue to provide Israel with the munitions it needs to defend itself.

'No final decision on paused weapons shipment'

US military completes construction of Gaza aid pier

Pentagon spokesperson says current weather conditions make it unsafe to move the two-part facility into place at this time.

US military completes construction of Gaza aid pier

Report:

US pier off Gaza could be operational by the weekend

Officials tell Politico the US military-built pier off the coast of Gaza will be up and running as early as this weekend barring weather delays.

US pier off Gaza could be operational by the weekend

Threat of Iranian attack

US moving 'additional assets' to the Middle East

White House says there remains a “real,” “credible” and “viable” threat of Iran launching strikes.

US moving 'additional assets' to the Middle East

Report:

US in talks on peacekeeping team in Gaza

Biden administration officials reportedly in preliminary conversations on proposal to help fund either a multinational force or a Palestinian Arab peacekeeping team in post-war Gaza.

US in talks on peacekeeping team in Gaza

Austin to Gallant:

No to Rafah operation without ensuring civilians' safety

Pentagon Press Secretary summarizes meeting between Austin and Gallant: The Secretary stressed that the United States and Israel have a moral imperative and a shared strategic interest in safeguarding civilians.

No to Rafah operation without ensuring civilians' safety

Pentagon official:

US Defense Secretary to host Gallant next week

Pentagon official says Secretary Lloyd Austin will host Defense Minister Yoav Gallant next week for a bilateral meeting at the US Defense Department.

US Defense Secretary to host Gallant next week

Pentagon:

'Temporary Gaza pier will be ready in about 60 days'

Pentagon spokesperson says the temporary pier off the coast of Gaza is expected to be fully operational in about 60 days and will deliver two million meals daily.

'Temporary Gaza pier will be ready in about 60 days'

Report:

White House asks for list of Israel-bound weapons

The White House recently asked the State Department and the Pentagon for a list of all weapons transfers to Israel that are planned or are up for approval in the coming weeks.

White House asks for list of Israel-bound weapons

Senior US officer:

Shared confidential information on dating site

David Franklin Slater, a former senior US Army officer, sent classified Pentagon documents about Russia's invasion of Ukraine to a "Ukrainian woman" he met on a dating site. He could be sent to prison for 30 years.

Shared confidential information on dating site

Pentagon review:

No ill intent on Austin's hospitalization

Pentagon releases results of review that found no attempt to hide Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s secret hospitalizations in December and January.

No ill intent on Austin's hospitalization

Iran-backed militia:

'We're suspending attacks against US'

Kataib Hezbollah says it will suspend its attacks against US forces in the region. Pentagon spokesman: Actions speak louder than words.

'We're suspending attacks against US'

US Defense Secretary released from hospital

Secretary Lloyd Austin's sudden absence due to prostate cancer treatment was not explained to other top officials for several days, and has left many in Washington displeased.

US Defense Secretary released from hospital

Pentagon:

'No plans to withdraw troops from Iraq'

Pentagon says it is not currently planning to withdraw its troops from Iraq, despite Baghdad's announcement it would begin removing the US-led military coalition.

'No plans to withdraw troops from Iraq'

Pentagon confirms:

Vessel attacked off coast of India was hit by Iranian drone

The tanker was described as having Israel links due to the fact that it was leased from a company that is indirectly owned by an Israeli.

Vessel attacked off coast of India was hit by Iranian drone

Pentagon:

More than 20 countries taking part in anti-Houthi coalition

Pentagon says more than 20 countries have agreed to participate in the new US-led coalition safeguarding commercial traffic in the Red Sea.

More than 20 countries taking part in anti-Houthi coalition

US strikes Iranian-backed militiamen in Iraq

The strike follows repeated attacks against US bases in Iraq and Syria.

US strikes Iranian-backed militiamen in Iraq

Pentagon:

56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary says 59 US personnel have been injured in attacks on troops in Iraq and Syria.

56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October

Third time in recent weeks:

US military strikes targets affiliated with Iran in Syria

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says US military struck training facility and safe house used by IRGC and Iran-affiliated groups in Syria.

US military strikes targets affiliated with Iran in Syria

Pentagon:

Houthis tried to recover the US drone they downed

Pentagon says Yemen's Houthis attempted to recover a US drone they shot down but it is unlikely they will recover anything of significance.

Houthis tried to recover the US drone they downed

US strikes Syrian facility used by IRGC

Pentagon announces the US military struck weapons storage facility used by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups.

US strikes Syrian facility used by IRGC

Pentagon confirms US is flying drones over Gaza

The move is part of the efforts to locate the more than 200 hostages being held by Hamas, including 10 Americans.

Pentagon confirms US is flying drones over Gaza

Pentagon confirms US to transfer 2 Iron Dome batteries to Israel

The US purchased the 2 Iron Dome systems in 2019, systems being returned to Israel to assist in rocket defense in war with Hamas.

Pentagon confirms US to transfer 2 Iron Dome batteries to Israel

US approves sale of spare parts to Saudi military

The $500 million sale will fund spare and repair parts for Saudi Arabia’s military.

US approves sale of spare parts to Saudi military

Due to Iran's actions:

US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

The US seeks to monitor key waterways following Iran's seizure and harassment of commercial shipping vessels in recent months.

US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

Pentagon to tighten controls on classified information

The new plans follow the leaking of classified documents earlier this year.

Pentagon to tighten controls on classified information

Pentagon:

Chinese spy balloon didn't collect intelligence

Pentagon says the US took steps to mitigate intelligence collection by Chinese spy balloon shot down over the Atlantic in February.

Chinese spy balloon didn't collect intelligence

Alleged Pentagon documents leaker pleads not guilty

Jack Teixeira, accused of leaking highly classified military documents on social media, pleads not guilty to six federal charges.

Alleged Pentagon documents leaker pleads not guilty

Alleged leaker of Pentagon documents indicted

Jack Teixeira faces six counts in the indictment of willful retention and transmission of national defense information.

Alleged leaker of Pentagon documents indicted

Pentagon official outlines new US Middle East strategy

Despite a paradigm shift, Assistant Secretary of Defense Mara Karlin says commitment to the region is unshakable.

Pentagon official outlines new US Middle East strategy

Fake AI photo of Pentagon explosion leads to stock selloff

Fabricated image goes viral on social media before being called out as fake by fire department and experts.

Fake AI photo of Pentagon explosion leads to stock selloff

Man suspected of leaking Pentagon docs to remain in jail

Federal judge rules that Jack Teixeira, accused of leaking top-secret documents, will remain in jail pending trial.

Man suspected of leaking Pentagon docs to remain in jail

Leaked Pentagon documents:

US officials knew about additional Chinese spy balloons

Leaked documents show that Chinese balloon that was shot down was one of at least three that intelligence agencies know of.

US officials knew about additional Chinese spy balloons

Suspect in leaking Pentagon documents charged in court

21-year-old Jack Teixeira charged in federal court in Boston.

Suspect in leaking Pentagon documents charged in court

Report:

US tries to reassure Israel after Pentagon leak

Biden administration tried to reassure Israel about security relationship, according to Israeli officials.

US tries to reassure Israel after Pentagon leak

Pentagon spokesman:

'Leaked documents a very serious risk to national security'

Pentagon spokesman says senior leaders are taking steps to mitigate damage caused by leaked classified documents.

'Leaked documents a very serious risk to national security'

Reports:

Pentagon documents detail possible Israeli lethal aid to Ukraine

Leaked Defense Department classified documents include one with scenarios in which Israel would agree to provide “lethal aid” to Ukraine.

Pentagon documents detail possible Israeli lethal aid to Ukraine

US officials believe:

Pentagon documents may have been leaked by an American

Western security experts and US officials suspect highly classified documents could have been leaked by someone from the US.

Pentagon documents may have been leaked by an American

Following leak of Pentagon docs:

Netanyahu speaks to Mossad chief

PM demands explanation of New York Times report which claimed the leadership of the Mossad encouraged protests against judicial reform.

Netanyahu speaks to Mossad chief

Pentagon speeding up delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine

US aims to get the tanks to the war zone by the fall, say officials.

Pentagon speeding up delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Pentagon:

No plans to shoot down suspected Chinese spy balloon

Blinken postpones visit to Beijing, calls China's actions "a clear violation of US sovereignty and international law."

No plans to shoot down suspected Chinese spy balloon

Is it a bird? A plane? Pentagon lists 350 new UFO sightings

Is an enemy state using advanced technology to spy on America or is it a whole different type of 'enemy' we should be worried about?

Is it a bird? A plane? Pentagon lists 350 new UFO sightings

Report:

Pentagon sending US arms stored in Israel to Ukraine

Sources say the Pentagon is tapping into stockpile of American ammunition in Israel to help meet Ukraine’s need for artillery shells.

Pentagon sending US arms stored in Israel to Ukraine

Pentagon rescinds COVID-19 vaccination mandate

The annual defense policy bill gave the Defense Department 30 days to pull the mandate, which was first put in place in August 2021.

Pentagon rescinds COVID-19 vaccination mandate

Pentagon:

Russia has suffered 80,000 casualties during Ukraine war

Newly revised figures up significantly since US estimate a month ago.

Russia has suffered 80,000 casualties during Ukraine war

Probe clears US Army in Syria strike that killed civilians

Pentagon investigation into 2019 strike in Syria that killed numerous civilians finds no violations of policy.

Probe clears US Army in Syria strike that killed civilians

Watch:

Pentagon releases declassified UFO footage

Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray shows declassified footage in first Congress hearing in decades on UFOs.

Pentagon releases declassified UFO footage

Ukraine receives fighter planes and aircraft parts

Pentagon announces Ukraine has received fighter planes and aircraft parts to bolster its air force in the face of Russia's invasion.

Ukraine receives fighter planes and aircraft parts

U.S. spokesman: 'Ukraine can definitely defeat Russia'

Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said Putin hadn't achieved any of his objectives in Ukraine.

U.S. spokesman: 'Ukraine can definitely defeat Russia'

Pentagon: Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine

Pentagon announces that it will help to gather proof of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Pentagon: Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine

Pentagon confirms:

Russia recruiting Syrians to fight in Ukraine

Pentagon spokesman: US believes there's truth to accounts that Russians are seeking Syrian fighters to augment forces in Ukraine.

Russia recruiting Syrians to fight in Ukraine

US defense official:

80% of Russian forces on Ukraine border already committed

Russian advance on Kyiv may have stalled, army's morale may be declining, source says.

80% of Russian forces on Ukraine border already committed

Carl Higbie discusses 'Pentagon's latest virtue signal'

Newsmax host discusses new 'woke' Pentagon military documents.

Carl Higbie discusses 'Pentagon's latest virtue signal'

US discharges 27 service members who refused vaccine

The Pentagon announced in August it would require service members to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

US discharges 27 service members who refused vaccine

US to probe deadly 2019 air strike in Syria

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders review of 2019 strike in Syria that caused civilian casualties.

US to probe deadly 2019 air strike in Syria

Pentagon: China to have 1,000 nukes by 2030

US says PRC accelerating building of nuclear weapons, will quintuple number of warheads by end of the decade.

Pentagon: China to have 1,000 nukes by 2030

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in US air strike in Syria

Pentagon says US air strike killed senior Al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar.

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in US air strike in Syria

US responds to China with 3 hypersonic missile tests

Pentagon announces successful tests of US hypersonic missiles following reports of Chinese tests of similar weapons.

US responds to China with 3 hypersonic missile tests

'US will strike terrorists in Afghanistan when necessary'

Pentagon spokesman: We will continue to conduct drone strikes against ISIS-K terrorists and other targets within Afghanistan when necessary.

'US will strike terrorists in Afghanistan when necessary'