Articles about Pentagon
11 Sep 2021
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
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
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
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
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.
30 May 2020
How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US
The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, has sparked protests across the United States. Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.
28 Apr 2020
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.
13 Mar 2020
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning ordered free from prison; fined $256,000
Former United States Army soldier Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of a federal court in Virginia.
25 Feb 2020
After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today
A grand welcome to India later, US President Donald Trump will hold important talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
19 Feb 2020
Inside Air Force One, US President Donald Trump's official aircraft
United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.
10 Jan 2020
Iran possibly shot down Ukrainian plane, believe US and allies
On Wednesday, a Ukrainian airliner went down shortly after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on-board.
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.
04 Jan 2020
Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump
Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."
03 Jan 2020
Top commander killed by US, Iran's leader vows revenge
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is angry and has vowed to take revenge from criminals (read the United States) who killed the country's top commander Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike at Baghdad Airport on Friday.
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.
29 Oct 2019
ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.
05 Aug 2019
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.
29 Jun 2019
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
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
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 Jan 2019
Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces
United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.
14 Nov 2018
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.
22 Oct 2018
US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia
President Donald Trump has announced that the US will pull out of a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia that limited the number of missiles in the two nations, accusing Moscow of violating the deal.
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
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.
03 Sep 2018
Our money, not aid: Pakistan tells US after $300mn canceled
In a counter to the United States, Pakistan on Sunday said the $300 million (which was canceled) wasn't an aid but reimbursement that should be paid.
02 Sep 2018
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
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
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
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.
04 Jun 2018
India, US pledge to continue strong bilateral strategic partnership
India and the United States have pledged to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership, the Pentagon said after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
17 Apr 2018
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.