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Pentagon warns against unilateral military action in northeast Syria after Turkish announcement

12 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL The Pentagon said on Wednesday that unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party would be "unacceptable," after Turkey said it would launch a new military operation in the region within days to target Kurdish militia fighters.

U.S. lawmaker hit backs at Pentagon argument for bigger budget

12 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is being "a little bit disingenuous" when it says that Congress would be putting the armed forces at risk if it did not approve an increased defense budget, a key U.S. congressman said on Wednesday.

U.S. military air crash off Japan coast kills one Marine, five missing

06 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON One U.S. Marine was killed and rescue teams were searching for five others missing after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during a refueling exercise, officials said on Thursday.

Afghan security forces' deaths unsustainable - U.S. military official

04 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's pick for the next commander of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday the high casualty rate of Afghan security forces would not be sustainable even with the stalemate in the fight against Taliban militants.

U.S. touts new evidence of Iranian weaponry in Yemen, Afghanistan

29 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday displayed pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons deployed to militants in Yemen and Afghanistan, a move by President Donald Trump's administration to pressure Tehran to curb its regional activities.

U.S. touts new evidence of Iranian weaponry in Yemen, Afghanistan

29 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 The United States on Thursday displayed pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons deployed to militants in Yemen and Afghanistan, a tactic by President Donald Trump's administration to pressure Tehran to curb its regional activities.

Pentagon tells Russia not to tamper with alleged Aleppo attack site

27 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The Pentagon cautioned Russia on Tuesday not to tamper with the site of an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo and allow investigators to inspect the site.

U.S., South Korea to reduce scope of 'Foal Eagle' military drill - Mattis

22 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday a joint military exercise with South Korea called "Foal Eagle" would be reduced in scope next year so it does not harm diplomatic efforts with North Korea.

Yemen peace talks likely in early December: Mattis

22 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen's warring parties were likely to take place in early December in Sweden.

UPDATE 2-Yemen peace talks likely in early December -U.S.' Mattis

22 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen's warring parties were likely to take place in early December in Sweden.

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