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China's furtive underwater nuclear weapons test the Pentagon

Off China's shores, warships and aircraft designed to protect submarines can now be spotted conducting regular patrols. And the man now commanding Chinese forces in the south is a veteran submariner.

Pentagon defends India's ASAT test, says country is concerned over 'threats' in space

After India's test, NASA termed as a "terrible thing" the country's shooting down of one of its satellites, saying it created about 400 pieces of orbital debris, endangering the the International Space Station.

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Pentagon says debris from India's ASAT expected to burn up in atmosphere

Mission Shakti: The Pentagon said that it stood by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's assessment that debris from an Indian anti-satellite weapons test would eventually burn up in the atmosphere.

US denies 'spying' on India's ASAT missile test, experts claim otherwise

"No US assets were spying on India. In fact, the US continues to expand its enduring partnership with India, resulting in enhanced interoperability and stronger economic ties," US Defense Department spokesperson Lt Col David W Eastburn told PTI.

Pentagon: Interceptor missile defence test succeeds in shootdown

Even though the missile defense system has been operating for more than a decade, this was the first time it had attempted a "salvo" intercept in which more than one interceptor missile is launched at a single target missile.

Pentagon chief says $1bn of funding shifted to US-Mexico border wall

US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency last month in a bid to fund his promised border wall without congressional approval.

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Pentagon opens internal inquiry of acting defense chief’s ties to Boeing

The deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in Ethiopia, along with mounting complaints that his cozy relationship with his former employers at the detriment of other military contractors, puts Shanahan’s fate in limbo.

New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops

The order says the military services must implement the new policy in 30 days, giving some individuals a short window of time to qualify for gender transition if needed. And it allows service secretaries to waive the policy on a case-by-case basis.

US wants Pakistan to cease behaviour undermining regional stability in S Asia: Pentagon

During a Congressional hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Votel told the lawmakers that Pakistan has taken positive steps to assist Special US Representative of Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in facilitating talks with the Taliban.

US discusses potential missile defence cooperation with India: Pentagon

The Pentagon in its report said there were now a number of States in South Asia that are developing an advanced and diverse range of ballistic and cruise missile capabilities.

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