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Politics Nov 01Pentagon chief calls on North Korea to end nuclear weapons program
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on North Korea to shrink and eventually eliminate its nuclear weapons program, while acknowledging during a visit Sunday to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas that prospects for reconciling with the defiant North…
World Oct 27U.S. Navy ship sails by China’s manmade island in South China Sea
BEIJING — A U.S. Navy warship sailed past one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a challenge to Chinese sovereignty claims that drew an angry protest from Beijing, which said the move damaged U.S.-China…
Nation Oct 19Pentagon admits mistaken forced entry at Afghanistan clinic
The U.S. military acknowledged Monday that an armored vehicle carrying U.S. personnel deliberately crashed through the closed gate of the compound in northern Afghanistan where 22 people had been killed two weeks ago in a U.S. air attack on a…
World Oct 09Pentagon to end Syrian rebel training program
LONDON — The U.S. will change the failed Syrian rebel training program to focus efforts on working with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.
World Oct 05Afghans requested U.S. airstrike that hit hospital, U.S. commander says
WASHINGTON — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, the top commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday,…
Nation Oct 02Pentagon considers protecting Syrian rebels from Russia
The Pentagon is grappling with whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S. trained and equipped Syrian rebels now that they may be the targets of Russian airstrikes.
Nation Oct 01Tensions rising, U.S. and Russian military holding Syria talks
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon began talks Thursday with Russian military officials on ways to avoid U.S. and Russian forces firing on each other in Syria as tensions escalated over Russian airstrikes that apparently are serving to strengthen Syrian President Bashar…
World Sep 30Russia launches airstrikes in Syria, U.S. defense official says
WASHINGTON — A U.S. defense official tells The Associated Press that Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria.
World Sep 14Pentagon says Russia may be setting up an air base in Syria
Russia is in the midst of a steady military buildup at a Syrian airport, indicating Moscow intends to create an air operations base there, although no fighter jets or helicopters have arrived yet, the Pentagon said Monday.
Nation Aug 26Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence
The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.