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Pentagon mistakenly retracted the call for the resignation of Trump

The US Department of Defense on Thursday retouched on its page on Twitter a call for the resignation of President Donald Trump, subsequently assuring that this was by mistake. In a Pentagon account @DeptofDefense, a retweet from the user @proudresister appeared, which called for the...

Pentagon reveals number of US military in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan

The Pentagon said Thursday that more than 500 people were deployed in Syrian territory. "The number of our troops in Afghanistan is about 14,000, with about 503 operating in Syria and 5262 in Iraq," said Kenneth McKinsey, director of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff,...

US Congress adopted draft budget of Pentagon in the amount of $700 billion

The Senate of the US Congress adopted a draft budget for the Pentagon at $700 billion, the Associated Press reported. It is noted that the approved amount is much higher than the one previously voiced by the American leader Donald Trump. The adopted law will soon...

Pentagon rejects charges from the Russia in support of the IS

A spokesman for the US-led coalition, Colonel Ryan Dillon, said that the Russian Defense Ministry's accusations of helping the IG's militants "are unproven." "Unproven, inaccurate and completely false," Dillon said, commenting on the Defense Ministry's statement. Dillon also believes that this is done in order to...

Pentagon is sure the United Nations allowed US to fight in Syria

The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, was caught in his own delusions. He believes that the UN allowed the US to invade Syrian territory, because it adopted a resolution against Islamic State state group. "The UN declared that we can hunt for IG in...

North Korea will face a massive military response in case of nuclear weapons use — Mattis

US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis says Washington will never accept a nuclear North Korea, warning Pyongyang of a massive military response if it ever used its nuclear weapons. Speaking at a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart, Mattis also said the threat...

Ex-Pentagon adviser talks about CIA political assassinations

The authors of a new book on CIA-organized special operations journalist Patrick Baab and ex-Pentagon adviser Robert Harkawi told Sputnik Deutschland about the circumstances of several high-profile political murders in Europe at the end of the 20th century. The book of Baab and Harkavi, titled...

Fourth US soldier killed in Niger ambush, Pentagon

The U.S. military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counter-terrorism mission in the West African nation.

Fourth US soldier killed in Niger ambush, Pentagon

The U.S. military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counter-terrorism mission in the West African nation.

Pentagon says Damascus claims of phosphorus bombs used by coalition ‘false’

The Pentagon has called the reports on the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition’s use of phosphorus bombs in Deir Ezzor false. Syrian state media reported on Wednesday that US-led coalition aircraft carried out strikes on a civilian district in the Deir Ezzor province using white phosphorus...

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...

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