Pentagon News

Pentagon chief Mark Esper visits Mongolia to strengthen military bonds

Esper's stop in Ulaanbaatar, the third US engagement with Mongolia in recent weeks, underscored its key role in America's new defense strategy that lists China and Russia as priority competitors.

Trump pick for Pentagon post calls sexual assault claim 'completely false'

Spletstoser has accused Hyten of engaging in unwanted kissing and touching as well as rubbing up against her.


India likely to continue supporting Afghanistan despite US drawdown: Pentagon

In its latest report to the Congress on Friday, the Pentagon said a significant deterioration of security conditions in Afghanistan, however, may adversely affect the ability of India to provide aid to the war-torn country.

Will increase 'interoperability, information-sharing' with Indian Armed Forces: US General

General Mark A Milley, who has been nominated as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in response to written questions for his confirmation hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

In NATO debut, new Pentagon chief aims to 'internationalize' Iran effort

Ahead of talks with European defense ministers, Esper said he would tell allies that the United States was not seeking war with Iran.

Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

"This is a very difficult time. With everything going on in Iran and all the provocations and counteractions, and to have no Secretary of Defence at this time is appalling," said Democratic Sen Chuck Schumer of New York.


Incoming Pentagon chief will attend NATO meeting in Brussels next week

The meeting comes as NATO grapples with a dispute between alliance members the United States and Turkey over Ankara's decision to purchase a Russian air defense system.

Mark Esper, named as US acting defence secretary, brings military background to the job

Esper was Tuesday abruptly elevated from his job as Army secretary to be acting defense secretary, becoming the third person to lead the Pentagon under President Donald Trump.

As Shanahan heads to Asia, Iran tensions threaten Pentagon's 'great power' focus

The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks.

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.