Tags

Pentagon

News and updates about Pentagon

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

U.S. scrambles jets to protect its advisers in Syria

Fighters sent to protect U.S. advisers working with Kurdish forces after Syrian regime jets bombed the area.

U.S. scrambles jets to protect its advisers in Syria

Pentagon: Iran improved ballistic missiles after nuclear deal

A new report, published by the US Department of Defense, outlines Iran's sins as a growing cyber and ballistic security threat

Pentagon: Iran improved ballistic missiles after nuclear deal

New intelligence says ISIS rapper survived Syria strike

A German, who featured in an ISIS propaganda video holding a severed head, has resurfaced after the Pentagon declared him dead.

New intelligence says ISIS rapper survived Syria strike

Pentagon acknowledges it targeted ISIS 'defense minister'

Pentagon says it targeted top ISIS commander Omar al-Shishani, stops short of confirming his reported death.

Pentagon acknowledges it targeted ISIS 'defense minister'

Pentagon confirms death of senior Al-Nusra Front member

Pentagon confirms it had targeted the spokesman of Syria's Al-Qaeda branch.

Pentagon confirms death of senior Al-Nusra Front member

US orders families of personnel out of southern Turkey

Fearing imminent terror attacks, Pentagon orders families of military ad civilian personnel to leave southern Turkey.

US orders families of personnel out of southern Turkey

CIA fighting the Pentagon in Syria

Syrian rebel groups backed by different parts of US defense establishment are shooting at each other.

CIA fighting the Pentagon in Syria

Pentagon downplays North Korea's nuclear threat

American defense official says there's no evidence North Korea has the ability to miniaturize a nuclear weapon.

Pentagon downplays North Korea's nuclear threat

Pentagon expands cyberattacks against ISIS

Senior defense officials in the United States say the cyber war against ISIS has intensified.

Pentagon expands cyberattacks against ISIS

US denies slowing anti-ISIS campaign

US-led coalition strikes against Islamic State in Syria have dwindled from 359 in July to a measly 92 this month.

US denies slowing anti-ISIS campaign

United States, Russia to Sign 'Understanding' on Syria

Pentagon spokesman says the United States and Russia are set to sign an understanding on how pilots can avoid each other over Syria.

United States, Russia to Sign 'Understanding' on Syria

Turkey to Join International Coalition Against ISIS

The United States and Turkey finalize agreement to include Turkey in international effort to bring down ISIS, says Pentagon.

Turkey to Join International Coalition Against ISIS

Officials Reveal Russia Hacked the Pentagon

Hackers break into 4,000 Joint Chiefs of Staff personnel accounts in the space of a minute, in what is 'clearly work of a state actor.'

Officials Reveal Russia Hacked the Pentagon

Key Figure in Al-Qaeda Offshoot Killed in Syria

Pentagon says an airstrike in Syria has killed Muhsin al-Fadhli, a key figure in the Khorasan terrorist group.

Key Figure in Al-Qaeda Offshoot Killed in Syria

ISIS Leader Killed in Airstrike in Syria

Pentagon says a senior ISIS leader who recruited funds and fighters and procured weapons for the jihadists was killed on June 16.

ISIS Leader Killed in Airstrike in Syria

US, Iran-Backed Shi'ite Forces Not Cooperating

Pentagon reveals Shi'ite fighters at Iraqi base where 450 US troops were sent, but that the two forces not working together to fight ISIS.

US, Iran-Backed Shi'ite Forces Not Cooperating

American Airstrike Kills 'Person of Interest' in Benghazi Attack

Pentagon says an ISIS operative involved in the 2012 Benghazi attack was killed in an airstrike in northern Iraq.

American Airstrike Kills 'Person of Interest' in Benghazi Attack

Pentagon Admits Difficulty in Training Syrian Rebels

United States struggling to implement its training program for moderate Syrian rebels fighting ISIS, according to the Pentagon.

Pentagon Admits Difficulty in Training Syrian Rebels

Pentagon Confirms Algerian Terrorist Was Targeted by Airstrike

Pentagon confirms that Mokhtar Belmokhtar was indeed the target of an airstrike in Libya, but will not confirm if he was killed.

Pentagon Confirms Algerian Terrorist Was Targeted by Airstrike

Pentagon: War on ISIS Has Cost Over $2.7 Billion

Anti-Islamist operation in Syria and Iraq now costing more than $9 million per day, and still struggling to show meaningful results.

Pentagon: War on ISIS Has Cost Over $2.7 Billion

Pentagon Planning to Deploy More Troops to Iraq

Pentagon spokesman reveals new plans to train more Iraqi forces and Sunni tribal fighters are being finalized.

Pentagon Planning to Deploy More Troops to Iraq

Pentagon to Expedite Shipment of Shoulder Weapons to Iraq

An expedited shipment of 2,000 shoulder-fired weapons from Washington expected to arrive in Iraq next week.

Pentagon to Expedite Shipment of Shoulder Weapons to Iraq

Pentagon: Situation in Ramadi Remains 'Contested'

Pentagon says situation in Ramadi remains "fluid and contested" after ISIS claims it captured the city.

Pentagon: Situation in Ramadi Remains 'Contested'

Pentagon: Iraq Oil Refinery Under Threat from ISIS

Pentagon spokesman says ISIS has entered the Baiji refinery in Iraq and controls parts of it.

Pentagon: Iraq Oil Refinery Under Threat from ISIS

Russians Hacked Pentagon Network, Reveals Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reveals that Russian hackers accessed an unclassified Pentagon network earlier this year.

Russians Hacked Pentagon Network, Reveals Defense Secretary

ISIS Lost a Quarter of its Territory in Iraq - Pentagon

US military claims air campaign has helped Iraqi ground forces push back Islamic State; group still strong in Syria.

ISIS Lost a Quarter of its Territory in Iraq - Pentagon

Breaching status quo

US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

Obama revenge for Netanyahu's Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel's top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.

US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

Pentagon Notifies Personnel on ISIS 'Hit List'

Pentagon officials say ISIS "hit list" was drawn from public sources, from newspaper interview to Facebook pages.

Pentagon Notifies Personnel on ISIS 'Hit List'

ISIS Hackers Publish Hit List of 100 American Soldiers

A group calling itself the ISIS Hacking Division published names and addresses of 100 American servicemen, calling for their deaths.

ISIS Hackers Publish Hit List of 100 American Soldiers

Pentagon Estimates 6,000 Jihadists Have Been Killed

American defense officials say about 6,000 jihadists killed in air strikes against ISIS. Hagel: Don't use "body counts" to measure progress.

Pentagon Estimates 6,000 Jihadists Have Been Killed

Pentagon: Training of Syrian Rebels Could Begin in Spring

The United States military has made progress in its effort to identify moderate Syrian rebels to train for the fight against ISIS.

Pentagon: Training of Syrian Rebels Could Begin in Spring

Pentagon Downplays Iran's Display of Copied Drone

Iranian military releases a video of a drone it claims to have copied from an American drone downed in 2011. Pentagon unimpressed.

Pentagon Downplays Iran's Display of Copied Drone

Pentagon: US to Buy 43 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

$4 billion deal comes on same day as announcement of US sale of F-35 squadron to Israel.

Pentagon: US to Buy 43 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

The Gaza Operation and the US-Israel Relationship

The Gaza Operation and the US-Israel Relationship

Pentagon: Airstrikes Have Helped Keep ISIS Away from Kobane

Pentagon spokesman warns that the town of Kobane could still fall into the hands of ISIS and that the situation is "tenuous".

Pentagon: Airstrikes Have Helped Keep ISIS Away from Kobane

Pentagon: No Evidence Civilians Were Killed in Airstrikes

The Pentagon says there is no evidence of any civilian casualties from airstrikes targeting Islamist terrorists in Syria.

Pentagon: No Evidence Civilians Were Killed in Airstrikes

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Defense Secretary Hagel speaks with Egyptian counterpart, confirms the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt.

U.S. Confirms Apache Deliveries to Egypt

Pentagon Confirms Al-Shabaab Leader Killed in Airstrike

Pentagon confirms death of Ahmed Abdi Godane, says it is a "major symbolic and operational loss" for Al-Shabaab.

Pentagon Confirms Al-Shabaab Leader Killed in Airstrike

Watchdog Group: Bergdahl Transfer Broke US Law

Pentagon, Defense Department, and Obama himself may have violated US law in trading captive soldier for top terrorists, group says.

Watchdog Group: Bergdahl Transfer Broke US Law

Pentagon on Weapons to Israel: We're Assessing the Process

Pentagon says the process of supplying weapons to Israel is being “constantly assessed”.

Pentagon on Weapons to Israel: We're Assessing the Process

Pentagon: Too Many Civilians Have Been Killed in Gaza

Pentagon says Israel should do more to minimize civilian casualties.

Pentagon: Too Many Civilians Have Been Killed in Gaza

Pentagon: Iran Has 'Small Numbers' of Operatives in Iraq

The Pentagon says Iran has sent a small number of operatives to help Iraq, but has no "major units" there.

Pentagon: Iran Has 'Small Numbers' of Operatives in Iraq

Questions and Accusations as Bowe Bergdahl Arrives Home

Soldier returns to US soil amid new evidence that the US Army had horrific conditions and leadership in Afghanistan.

Questions and Accusations as Bowe Bergdahl Arrives Home

U.S. Suspends Joint Military Drills with Russia

In response to Ukraine crisis, Pentagon announces suspension of all military engagements with Russia.

U.S. Suspends Joint Military Drills with Russia

Pentagon Not Concerned by Iran's Threats

The Pentagon has no information that Iranian are approaching the Atlantic, says Pentagon spokesman.

Pentagon Not Concerned by Iran's Threats

Pentagon: 'US Would Have No Clue If Iran Got Nuke'

New Pentagon report reveals US unable to detect nations acquiring nuclear bomb, expert notes India example - 'we had no warning whatsoever.'

Pentagon: 'US Would Have No Clue If Iran Got Nuke'

Pentagon Study Vindicates Israel on Iran Nukes

Pentagon Study Vindicates Israel on Iran Nukes

Report: US Plans '3-Day Attack' on Syria

Pentagon drawing up plans for a more extensive military operation against Assad regime than had been previously planned.

Report: US Plans '3-Day Attack' on Syria

U.S. Delays Delivery of F-16s to Egypt

The U.S. is delaying the planned delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt because of the situation in the country, says the Pentagon.

U.S. Delays Delivery of F-16s to Egypt

Report: Pentagon Can Destroy Iran's Underground Nuclear Facility

The Pentagon has reportedly redesigned its biggest "bunker buster" bomb so it can destroy the underground Fordow nuclear site.

Report: Pentagon Can Destroy Iran's Underground Nuclear Facility

Pentagon Requests More Funding for Iron Dome

The Pentagon has requested $220.3 million to bolster Iron Dome, despite broader cuts to U.S. military spending.

Pentagon Requests More Funding for Iron Dome

Pentagon: N. Korea Can Make a Small Nuclear Warhead

North Korea has the capacity to make a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile, says to a new assessment by the Pentagon.

Pentagon: N. Korea Can Make a Small Nuclear Warhead

Iranian Jet Tries to Intercept U.S. Drone

An Iranian fighter jet tried to intercept a U.S. Predator drone over the Gulf but backed off.

Iranian Jet Tries to Intercept U.S. Drone

Barak, Hagel Meeting Described as 'Warm'

The U.S. will continue to provide Israel with military aid, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Defense Minister Ehud Barak

Barak, Hagel Meeting Described as 'Warm'

Barak and Hagel to Meet at the Pentagon

Barak and new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet Tuesday, making Barak the first foreign counterpart Hagel will meet.

Barak and Hagel to Meet at the Pentagon

Pentagon Approves Major Expansion of Cyber Security Force

The US has approved an expansion of its cyber security force, in an effort to improve its ability to defend critical computer networks.

Pentagon Approves Major Expansion of Cyber Security Force

Possible Suicide in Death of Elite US Navy SEAL

The death of a top US Navy SEAL is under investigation after the Pentagon claimed the Commander did not die in combat.

Possible Suicide in Death of Elite US Navy SEAL

US Sends Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi 20 F-16 Warplanes

Egypt’s unstable Muslim Brotherhood regime, voted into power on an anti-US and anti-Israel platform, is to receive 20 F-16 fighter jets.

US Sends Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi 20 F-16 Warplanes