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Pentagon: Russia has suffered 70,000 to 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

Pentagon releases declassified UFO footage

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

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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.

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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.

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US Air Force 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

Pentagon spokesman: 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.

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Pentagon spokesman: 'Thousands' of ISIS prisoners released

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

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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.

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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.

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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 speaker refuses to answer questions regarding attack: 'Ongoing investigation'

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

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Shooting attack near the Pentagon

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

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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?

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Question marks may disrupt nomination of Biden selection for top role in Pentagon

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 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 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 said ‘Israeli lobby’ funds government officials who want war

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 Iranian 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

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.

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Senate Intel Committee votes to require Pentagon to release report on UFOs

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

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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.

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