Pentagon: News

Pentagon launches online portal for you to report UFO sightings

The Pentagon has launched a new website,, dedicated to reporting and learning about Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs), commonly known as UFOs.

22 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

US offers Stryker armored vehicles, M777 howitzer upgrade to India

Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit to the United States (US), the Pentagon has reportedly offered India the Stryker family of eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicles and the upgradation of the M777 towed howitzers.

Who is 21-year-old Jack Teixeira arrested over Pentagon leak

Jack Douglas Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, has been arrested in connection with the leak of several highly classified Pentagon documents containing national security secrets.

24 Mar 2023


Syria: Iranian drone attack kills US contractor; peace on edge

Fresh tensions between Iranian and United States (US) forces flared in Syria as the Pentagon claimed that an Iranian drone bombed a facility on a coalition base in northeast Syria, killing a US contractor and wounding six others.

Can't confirm: US on providing India intelligence about China's incursion

A new report has claimed that for the first time, the Pentagon provided crucial real-time intelligence to the Indian Army, which helped India tackle the border incursion by China in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang sector in December last year.

US condemns Chinese intrusion in Arunachal Pradesh, recognizes 'McMahon line'

The United States (US) condemned China's military aggression to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

15 Mar 2023


Russian fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea

Russian fighter jets dumped fuel on a United States (US) drone and then collided with it over the Black Sea on Tuesday, causing the unmanned aircraft to crash. The US military has slammed Russia's action as "reckless, environmentally unsound, and unprofessional."

US shoots down another suspicious flying object over Alaska: Pentagon

The United States Air Force shot down an unidentified object over Alaska on Friday (local time), the Pentagon said, adding that it posed a threat to commercial flights in the area, reported The New York Times.

US shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon; 'overreaction,' says China

The United States shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, Associated Press reported.

Second Chinese spy balloon spotted over Latin America: Pentagon

The United States (US) government reportedly spotted a second Chinese spy balloon in the skies over Latin America, CNN reported citing the Pentagon.

US: Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon surveilling nuclear weapons sites

A Chinese spy balloon is reportedly flying over the United States (US), surveilling its highly sensitive nuclear weapons sites, the Pentagon said on Thursday. It is currently being tracked as the Pentagon believes it doesn't pose a particularly dangerous intelligence threat.

30 Nov 2022


China warned US officials against interfering in Indo-China matters: Pentagon

China has warned the officials of its arch-rival US to not interfere in its relationship with India, the Pentagon claimed in its annual report submitted to the US Congress.

US blacklists 13 Chinese companies including world's biggest drone-maker DJI

As the rivalry between the US and China gathers more heat, the US Department of Defense (DOD) has decided to blacklist more Chinese companies.

03 May 2022

Vladimir Putin

Putin to undergo cancer treatment, transfer power to Patrushev: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to undergo cancer surgery soon and temporarily transfer power to the country's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

21 Apr 2022


Sarmat: Russia tests new nuclear-capable missile, Vladimir Putin warns enemies

Russia successfully test-fired its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), called the Sarmat, on Wednesday.

11 Sep 2021

al Qaeda

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

The United States today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the deadliest terror attack on American soil and one of the most brutal around the world.

09 Sep 2021

US Military

Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday the al-Qaeda extremist group that used Afghanistan as a staging base to attack the US 20 years ago may attempt to regenerate there following an American withdrawal that has left the Taliban in power.

03 Sep 2021


No evidence that Pakistan was along with Taliban fighters: Pentagon

The Pentagon has said it has seen no evidence to corroborate reports that there were Pakistan nationals along with the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

26 Aug 2021


Taliban have strengthened access and control around Kabul airport: Pentagon

The Taliban have strengthened their measures of access and control around the Kabul airport, the Pentagon has said.

04 Aug 2021

Washington DC

US: Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

An officer died after being stabbed on Tuesday morning during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said.

02 Jun 2021

John Kirby

Veteran Indian-origin journalist Tejinder Singh passes away

Tejinder Singh, a veteran White House correspondent and founder and editor of the India America Today newswire, passed away in the US on May 29, the publication announced over Twitter.

16 May 2021


Pentagon working on integrating AI-controlled robots in US armed forces

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been testing fully-autonomous AI to control drones carrying lethal force and authorized to engage enemy threats.

18 Feb 2021

John Kirby

India a critical partner, says Pentagon during Quad ministerial meeting

India is a critical partner, especially when one considers all the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on the eve of the maiden Quad ministerial meeting under the Biden administration.

28 Apr 2020

US Military

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

In a major development, the Pentagon has declassified three videos showing unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

08 Jan 2020


Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

Iran has fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles on two bases in Iraq, that houses forces from the United States, the Pentagon confirmed.

07 Jan 2020


Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

On Tuesday, Iran designated all forces of the US as "terrorists" by passing a Bill in the Parliament.

03 Jan 2020


Iran's top commander Qasem Soleimani killed in United States strike

Qasem Soleimani, the top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, was killed in an operation carried out by the United States, Pentagon confirmed on Friday.

05 Aug 2019

US Military

Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

Amid privacy-related debacles, the Pentagon is testing a new technology for mass-surveillance - balloons.

Pentagon's laser can read heartbeats to identify people: Here's how

Amid growing privacy-related concerns, a scary report has revealed that the Pentagon has developed a laser that can identify people by scanning their heartbeats.

05 Jun 2019


#ComicBytes: Here are the smartest characters in DC Comics

From child prodigies to crime fighting vigilantes and alien heroes, DC Comics has its fair share of intelligent characters.

06 Apr 2019

Indian Air Force

Pentagon isn't aware that US "counted" F-16s in Pakistan

A day after Foreign Policy published a report claiming the US "counted" F-16s given to Pakistan and none of them were found missing, the Pentagon said it wasn't aware of any such investigation.

30 Mar 2019


Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

The Pentagon has strongly denied the reports that the US spied on India's anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development.

26 Mar 2019

Donald Trump

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said today that he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by US President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

14 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Singapore Summit: Modi meets Mike Pence to discuss bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met United States Vice President Mike Pence in Singapore today, on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit.

15 Oct 2018


Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

As many as 30,000 Department of Defense (DoD) staffers' details have been compromised in a breach affecting one of Pentagon's contractors.

12 Oct 2018

Air Force

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35 stealth aircraft after crash

The Pentagon in the US yesterday grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets to conduct engine inspections, following its first-ever crash.

06 Oct 2018


Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon

The aggressive Chinese industrial policies have adversely impacted some of the critical American capabilities and its defense manufacturing base, the Pentagon said in a report yesterday.

Pakistan's failure to curb terrorism costs it $300mn-aid from Pentagon

In what is another proof of deteriorating ties between the United States and Pakistan, the Pentagon has canceled aid of $300 million over the country's failure to tackle terrorism.

31 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

The Trump administration wants to give new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan space to explore opportunities to improve relations with India, an official said.

23 Jun 2018

South Korea

US suspends select-exercises with S-Korea to support N-Korean diplomatic negotiations

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced to have "indefinitely suspended" select exercises with South Korea to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

13 Jun 2018


US approves $930mn deal to sell 6 Apache-attack-choppers to India

The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $930 million, the Pentagon said, underlining that this will strengthen India's ability to deter regional threats.

09 Jun 2018

South China Sea

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive cache of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new submarine-launched anti-ship missile.

17 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial: Judge

A US judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, saying it's unclear whether recent changes to his administration's policy are constitutional.

17 Dec 2017


Pentagon ran a secret multimillion dollar UFO programme

According to a New York Times report, the Pentagon has been running a secret multimillion dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

18 Nov 2017

Donald Trump

Pentagon accidentally retweets a post calling for Trump's resignation

The US Department of Defense, AKA the Pentagon, is entrusted with the security of the US.

22 Jul 2017

Pakistan News

US blocks $350 million to Pakistan for not curbing terrorism

Looks like Trump was serious when he said he wouldn't turn a blind eye towards Pakistan harboring terror.

15 Jul 2017


US drone strike kills ISIS-K emir in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said US forces have killed Abu Sayed, the emir of the Afghan branch of ISIS at the group's headquarters in Kunar Province.

29 Mar 2017


Trump's anti-ISIS strategy effective?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his counterparts from the countries that make up the coalition against ISIS, reminding them that defeating ISIS remains Washington's priority.

26 Mar 2017


India US relations: Doval in Washington to improve security ties

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Washington to meet his counterpart McMaster and US defence secretary James Mattis, in an attempt to strengthen bilateral security ties.

China to launch Shenzhou-11: Longest manned space mission

On Monday, China is set to launch its longest manned space mission, Shenzhou-11.