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U.S. tests ground-launched ballistic missile after INF treaty exit

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

UPDATE 1-U.S. tests ground-launched ballistic missile after INF treaty exit

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida. | Video

Pentagon official says there are indications Iranian 'aggression' could occur

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON A senior Pentagon official said on Wednesday there were indications that Iran could potentially carry out aggressive actions in the future, amid simmering tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Trump makes surprise Afghanistan trip, voices hope for ceasefire

28 Nov 2019

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war. | Video

Chances of successful Afghanistan peace talks higher than before - U.S. general

27 Nov 2019

KABUL The top U.S. general said on Wednesday that the chances of a successful outcome from peace talks on ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan were higher than before and could happen in the "near term."

Top U.S. general in Iraq amid protests, questions over Iran's influence

26 Nov 2019

BAGHDAD The top U.S. general, Mark Milley, arrived in Iraq on Tuesday amid a spate of anti-government protests in the Middle East and questions about how they could impact Iranian influence in the region.

Qatar, Kuwait told U.S. they will join naval coalition, official says

25 Nov 2019

MANAMA Qatar and Kuwait have told the United States that they will join a U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, a U.S. military official said on Monday.

Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

25 Nov 2019

MANAMA The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navy's top civilian over the saga.

Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

25 Nov 2019

MANAMA The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navy's top civilian over the saga.

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U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment

U.S. lawmakers will vote Friday on whether to move forward with impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as the Democratic head of the Judiciary Committee shocked Republicans by declining to hold a late-night vote after a hearing that lasted more than 14 hours.