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US to send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan, Pentagon

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday confirmed the United States will send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan, Reuters reported. The extra troops would bring the total number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to more than 14,000. “It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I...

Russia denies Pentagon’s allegations that Russian jets attack US-backed SDF in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry (MoD) has denied on Sunday the Pentagon's allegations that Russian jets had attacked the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, reported Sputnik. U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and...

Pentagon confirms 11,000 troops are in Afghanistan, 2.6k more than reported before

Pentagon confirms 11,000 troops are in Afghanistan, 2.6k more than reported before, reported RT news. The Pentagon has acknowledged that the number of the US troops deployed in Afghanistan stands at 11,000, significantly higher than figures voiced previously. The troop levels, aimed at “more transparency,” was...

White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban

The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that says the defense secretary may decide whether to remove service members based on their ability to...

Russian spy plane flies over Washington

A Russian surveillance aircraft has made a low altitude flight over the Pentagon, the Capitol and other US government buildings in Washington, reported Press TV. The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 made its flight on Wednesday as part of the Treaty on Open Skies, which...

Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-ISIS ops

The US is weighing additional support to the Philippine military as it fights an Islamist insurgency in the south, a US defense official said Tuesday. Discussions are “pretty advanced” and would see the US provide increased surveillance drone capabilities and training for local forces, the...

Military can destroy drones over domestic US bases, Pentagon

The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats. The number of uncrewed aircraft in U.S. skies has zoomed in recent...

North Korea missile launch was ICBM, confirms Pentagon

North Korea is believed to have launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday, according to the Pentagon and South Korean military, as quoted by local media. https://twitter.com/VOPnewsroom/status/890957158673784834 https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/890955087144681472

US forces killed Abu Sayed, the leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Pentagon

Te head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week, reported Reuters citing the Pentagon said on Friday. In a statement, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said the raid on Tuesday had...

Pentagon working to confirm reports of ISIS leader’s death

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Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their one-time top stronghold of Mosul. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a longtime conflict monitor, said it had heard from senior...

Pentagon explains why it didn’t shoot down North Korean ICBM

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U.S. monitored test launch, did not employ an elaborate missile defense shield; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon. US officials confirm, that North Korea successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday, reported Fox News. The ballistic missile launched by North Korea on...

Pentagon says the US-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq killed over 600 civilians

The Pentagon says on Friday the US-led coalition airstrikes against purported Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq have killed over 600 civilians since 2014. A total of 603 civilian lives had been lost between August 2014 and May 2017, with nearly half of all those...

US officials told Trump gives Pentagon authority to set Afghanistan troop levels

President Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, three administration officials said Tuesday, opening the door for sending more American forces to a war that the Pentagon chief acknowledged the United States was “not winning.” Mr. Mattis...

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis ‘shocked’ by low level of US military readiness

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday he was "shocked" by the poor state of the military's readiness to fight due to years of legal budget caps. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/874407656823422976 "I retired from military service three months after sequestration took effect," Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee, referring...

US-led coalition strikes and destroys Syrian government forces — Pentagon

US-led coalition destroys Syrian government forces, Pentagon said on Tuesday. Coalition says it warned pro-gov troops to turn back. Destroyed 2 artillery pieces, anti-aircraft weapon, damaged tank. The US-led coalition inside Syria says that it has destroyed government forces that entered the de-confliction zone established by...

Trump not to provoke North Korea leading to a nuclear war taking millions of lives — Ex-director of Pentagon

US President Donald Trump should be more careful in the decisions and in the choice of words, so as not to provoke the North Korean leadership and unleash a nuclear conflict. With such a warning made in the broadcasting company NBC, former US Secretary of...

INTERVIEW: “Not News But Propaganda” – Tells Ex-worker of PR firm that made fake Al-Qaeda Videos For US

A former employee of the UK PR firm that was hired by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq told RT that he arrived thinking he would be working with media agencies, but ended up creating materials for a secret propaganda campaign...

EXPOSED: Pentagon Paid a British PR firm $540mn to Create Fake Terrorist Videos

The Pentagon paid a UK PR firm half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secret propaganda campaign exposed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. PR firm Bell Pottinger, known for its array of controversial clients including the Saudi government...

New CNN 9/11 Video Shows NO PLANE HIT THE PENTAGON

This video reveals shocking truth that a commercial jet did NOT hit the pentagon but, rather a missile or smaller plane which concludes that our government has lied to us. By Nerti U. Qatja, @VOP_Today https://youtu.be/07Bn_CC_mrg

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