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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'

Pentagon: Hundreds of Americans still in Afghanistan

Number of Americans who wanted out but were left behind in Afghanistan estimated in the 'low hundreds.'

Pentagon: Hundreds of Americans still in Afghanistan

Last US plane leaves Afghanistan

Pentagon says the US has completed efforts to evacuate its remaining civilians and troops from Afghanistan.

Last US plane leaves Afghanistan

Pentagon spokesman: 'Thousands' of ISIS prisoners released

President Biden’s Pentagon spokesperson says “thousands” of ISIS-K prisoners have been released following Afghanistan withdrawal.

Pentagon spokesman: 'Thousands' of ISIS prisoners released

Pentagon: Set to make Pfizer vaccine mandatory for servicemen

The Pentagon is preparing to require all US service personnel to be vaccinated following the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

Pentagon: Set to make Pfizer vaccine mandatory for servicemen

Pentagon to require service members to be vaccinated

Pentagon announces it will require service members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after Pfizer vaccine has received full approval.

Pentagon to require service members to be vaccinated

Tearful Afghan journalist asks Pentagon 'where's my president'

Afghan reporter Nazira Karimi got emotional at a Pentagon press briefing in Arlington.

Tearful Afghan journalist asks Pentagon 'where's my president'

Pentagon to impose vaccine mandate on all US soldiers

US military to set September deadline for all service members to get COVID vaccine.

Pentagon to impose vaccine mandate on all US soldiers

Pentagon turns down questions: 'Ongoing investigation'

Pentagon Chief of Police was asked about the details of the incident Tuesday where a policeman was killed and the perpetrator liquidated.

Pentagon turns down questions: 'Ongoing investigation'

Shooting attack near the Pentagon

Pentagon on lockdown after multiple gunshots were fired at bus station near the facility.

Shooting attack near the Pentagon

Pentagon concerned over attacks in Iraq and Syria

Pentagon says it is deeply concerned about attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria in recent days.

Pentagon concerned over attacks in Iraq and Syria

Watch: UFOs swarming US warships? Pentagon confirms authenticity

Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell's video footage of 'UFOs swarming US warships' taken in 2019 has been confirmed by Pentagon. What's next?

Watch: UFOs swarming US warships? Pentagon confirms authenticity

GOP look to block nomination of undersecretary of Defense

Pro-Israel groups had previously raised concerns regarding Colin Kahl’s role in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

GOP look to block nomination of undersecretary of Defense

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Israel as part of an overseas trip, meet Netanyahu and Gantz.

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

US to vaccinate September 11 mastermind against coronavirus

'Inexucsable and un-American to prioritize vaccinations for terrorists over vulnerable Americans,' Rep. Elise Stefanik says.

US to vaccinate September 11 mastermind against coronavirus

State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

US State Department approves potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $290 billion.

State Department approves sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia

US on high alert for Iranian attacks

Pentagon worried Iran could take advantage of presidential transition, US troop withdrawals to launch attacks.

US on high alert for Iranian attacks

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Trump administration expected to cut number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in Trump's final weeks in office.

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Top Pentagon adviser has blamed ‘Israeli lobby’ for US wars

Advisor to Trump's new acting Secretary of Defense has routinely blamed 'Israeli lobby', AIPAC, and 'neocons' for pushing the US into wars.

Top Pentagon adviser has blamed ‘Israeli lobby’ for US wars

Report: US officials briefed on threat against Pentagon leaders

Officials tell NBC News briefings suggested the threat may be potential retaliation for killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Report: US officials briefed on threat against Pentagon leaders

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Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Senior Pentagon official tells Fox News that Trump will announce reduction in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Senate Committee votes to require Pentagon to release UFO report

There seems to be no systematic sharing of UFO information between the Pentagon and intelligence services.

Senate Committee votes to require Pentagon to release UFO report

Should US shrink the Pentagon to increase national security?

Not only can the United States cut its defense budget, but it can also better secure the nation by development of diplomacy and aid.

Should US shrink the Pentagon to increase national security?

Senior Pentagon official: Iran could take aggressive action

John Rod, No. 3 official in the Pentagon, warns Iran could take violent action in the near future amid internal protests.

Senior Pentagon official: Iran could take aggressive action

Pentagon: ISIS used US withdrawal to regroup

New Pentagon report finds that ISIS has strengthened its abilities and has recovered from elimination of its leader.

Pentagon: ISIS used US withdrawal to regroup

Pentagon watchdog declines to investigate Ukraine aid delay

Reaction and analysis from former CIA director James Woolsey.

Pentagon watchdog declines to investigate Ukraine aid delay

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from Syria

Pentagon announces Trump has ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria.

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from Syria

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for secretary of defense, Mark Esper, by majority of 90 to 8.

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

Report: US launched cyber attack against Iran

US targeted Iran's computers and systems responsible for missile attacks, report says.

Report: US launched cyber attack against Iran

Pentagon releases flight path of downed drone

Pentagon says Iran's downing of its drone was "an unprovoked attack" and the UAV never violated Iranian airspace.

Pentagon releases flight path of downed drone

Pentagon: US ready to defend its interests in Middle East

Latest US deployment of troops to Middle East will include Patriot missile battalion and “other deterrence capabilities”.

Pentagon: US ready to defend its interests in Middle East

Pentagon shifting funds for border wall

$1.5 billion in funds will help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the US-Mexican border.

Pentagon shifting funds for border wall

Man arrested in connection with ricin envelopes sent to Trump

Man arrested in Utah in an investigation into envelopes filled with ricin that were mailed to Pentagon officials and President Trump.

Man arrested in connection with ricin envelopes sent to Trump

Poison packages sent to Pentagon

FBI investigating after multiple packages containing deadly poison ricin sent to Pentagon.

Poison packages sent to Pentagon

Pentagon: Russia will bear responsibility for Idlib attack

Pentagon warns Russia will bear responsibility for humanitarian crisis in Syria if there is an attack on Idlib.

Pentagon: Russia will bear responsibility for Idlib attack

Pentagon cuts aid to Pakistan

US military cancels $300 million in aid after Pakistan fails to act against insurgents.

Pentagon cuts aid to Pakistan

America heads to space again:

Trump directs creation of sixth military branch: The Space Force

US President directs Pentagon and Defense Department to oversee creation of sixth military branch to be 'separate but equal' to Air Force.

Trump directs creation of sixth military branch: The Space Force

Pentagon confirms 9/11 planner captured in Syria

Pentagon confirms that Syrian-born German linked to September 11 attacks was captured by Syrian Kurds.

Pentagon confirms 9/11 planner captured in Syria

Pentagon official: Iran deal still in our best interests

U.S. Central Command chief says Iranian nuclear deal is still in the best interests of the United States.

Pentagon official: Iran deal still in our best interests

Pentagon: Iran has deployed the S-300 system

Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency says Iran has tested and deployed Russian-made anti-aircraft system.

Pentagon: Iran has deployed the S-300 system

US backs Israel's right to self-defense

Pentagon, State Department, emphasize Israel has a right to defend itself, express concern over Iran's 'behavior.'

US backs Israel's right to self-defense

US bombers fly off North Korean coast

Pentagon spokesperson says flights 'emphasize seriousness' with which US takes North Korea's 'reckless behavior.'

US bombers fly off North Korean coast

ISIS leader in Afghanistan dead

Pentagon says U.S. forces killed leader of ISIS Afghanistan branch, known as ISIS-K.

ISIS leader in Afghanistan dead

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Activity at Syrian base where chemical attack originated

Activity associated with chemical weapons spotted by US intelligence as President warns Assad preparing new chemical weapons attack

Activity at Syrian base where chemical attack originated

'US pilots will not hesitate to defend themselves'

American officials say US will not alter operations in Syria amid Russian threat to treat US aircraft as military targets.

'US pilots will not hesitate to defend themselves'

Watch: Newly-released photos show Pentagon post-9/11

FBI releases photos showing the chaos at the Pentagon immediately after the attack there on 9/11.

Watch: Newly-released photos show Pentagon post-9/11

Senior Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon: Strike in Afghanistan killed Al-Qaeda terrorist who was responsible for the death of two American service members.

Senior Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda leader killed in American air strike in Syria

Pentagon says Mohammad Habib Boussadoun al-Tunisi, an Al-Qaeda leader, was killed in an air strike near Idlib.

Al-Qaeda leader killed in American air strike in Syria

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in Syria

Abu Afghan al-Masri, senior Al-Qaeda leader in Syria who previously operated in Afghanistan, killed by American drone strike.

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in Syria

Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in Syria air strike

Pentagon reveals a United States drone strike in Syria killed an Al-Qaeda member with ties to the organization's senior leadership.

Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in Syria air strike

Pentagon still unsure whether to link Islam & violent Jihad

Staffers preparing National Military Strategy report can't agree on the inclusion of a passage on Salafi jihadism.

Pentagon still unsure whether to link Islam & violent Jihad

Pentagon: ISIS is preparing a chemical attack

Pentagon spokesman warns the Islamic State is determined to use chemical arms and likely to try them again in Iraq.

Pentagon: ISIS is preparing a chemical attack

U.S. apologizes after air strike hits Syrian army

Pentagon admits coalition fighting ISIS may have struck Syrian military positions in Deir Ezzor.

U.S. apologizes after air strike hits Syrian army

ISIS information minister killed in Syria

Coalition air strike in Syria kills Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, considered ISIS's information minister.

ISIS information minister killed in Syria

Coalition planes destroy ISIS chemical factory near Mosul

Pentagon says US-led warplanes destroyed ISIS factory used to produce chemical weapons, confirming longstanding suspicions.

Coalition planes destroy ISIS chemical factory near Mosul

Pentagon: ISIS spokesman was killed in American airstrike

Pentagon spokesman confirms ISIS spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed by an American airstrike in northern Syria.

Pentagon: ISIS spokesman was killed in American airstrike

Pentagon: ISIS about to lose access to Turkey border

The Islamic State group in Syria is about to lose access to Turkey's porous border, the Pentagon says.

Pentagon: ISIS about to lose access to Turkey border

Pentagon warns Syria: Don't fly near coalition troops

United States warns Syrian regime that it is prepared to shoot down planes threatening international coalition forces in northern Syria.

Pentagon warns Syria: Don't fly near coalition troops