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First US military service member dies from coronavirus

March 31, 2020 11:18 am

Earlier on Monday, the Pentagon said that 568 troops had tested positive for the coronavirus, up from 280 on Thursday.

Pentagon: 50 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

January 29, 2020 7:32 am

The Pentagon has raised to 50 the number of US service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, It's the third time the number of injuries has been increased.

Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four US embassies

January 13, 2020 8:02 am

The muddled message Sunday by Esper and other administration officials only added to the public debate regarding the Jan. 3 strike that killed Iran’s most important general, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and whether there was appropriate justification for the killing

Baghdad airstrike aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans: White House

January 03, 2020 8:16 pm

Today's retaliatory attack comes two days after Trump had said war with Iran was not a good idea even as he threatened Tehran over the American embassy attack in Baghdad by Iraqi supporters of pro-Iranian regime factions.

‘Harsh retaliation awaiting': Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei after US strike kills Gen Soleimani

January 03, 2020 8:32 pm

US airstrike today at Baghdad airport: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed along with 7 others in an early morning airstrike at Baghdad airport today, the Pentagon confirmed. Hours later, Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said 'a harsh retaliation is waiting'. He also declared three days of mourning in the country.

Pentagon wyes Africa drawdown as first step in global troop shift

December 25, 2019 8:13 am

The deliberations stem from a push to reduce post-9/11 missions battling terrorist groups, and instead to refocus Pentagon priorities on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China.

Trump’s intervention in SEAL case tests Pentagon’s tolerance

December 01, 2019 8:23 pm

The case of the president and a commando accused of war crimes offers a lesson in how Trump presides over the armed forces three years after taking office

Pentagon releases first footage, images from al-Baghdadi raid

October 31, 2019 10:02 am

The Pentagon released the first government photos and video clips of the nighttime operation, including one showing Delta Force commandos approaching the walls of the compound in which al-Baghdadi and others were found.

Pentagon says unable to share documents with House impeachment request 'at this time'

October 16, 2019 9:33 am

The Pentagon said the House of Representatives did not have a resolution authorizing an impeachment investigation, adding that it could not produce documents in the eight days it was given to comply with the subpoena.

Pentagon chief says US working towards 'good deal' with Taliban

September 07, 2019 3:10 pm

Afghan leaders including President Ashraf Ghani have been increasingly critical of the apparent draft deal reached between US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban representatives in Doha this week as the violence has escalated.