Articles about US Department of Defense

UK government approves Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US

17 Jun 2022

World
UK government approves Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US

The British government approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on Friday to stand trial for the publication of secret files related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

28 Apr 2020

World
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.

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Bill Clinton's affair, dies

09 Apr 2020

World
Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Bill Clinton's affair, dies

Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded her conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that exposed ex-US President Bill Clinton's sex scandal leading to his impeachment, died on Wednesday at the age of 70.

China is selling AI-powered killer robots to the Middle East

08 Nov 2019

World
China is selling AI-powered killer robots to the Middle East

Despite several warnings from technology moguls, the age of dangerous killer robots, AI-powered machines that require little to no oversight to kill, is here.

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

27 Dec 2018

World
America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.

'Mirzapur' and more: 5-shows you should watch on Amazon Prime

27 Nov 2018

Entertainment
'Mirzapur' and more: 5-shows you should watch on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is upping its game to deliver content at par with its chief competitor, Netflix.

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

12 Oct 2018

World
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.

US-govt report: Major US weapons systems can be easily hacked

10 Oct 2018

World
US-govt report: Major US weapons systems can be easily hacked

In an era where the very nature of warfare is shifting towards the digital, cybersecurity of increasingly-automated and software-based weapons systems ought to be a priority.

Tension over Project Maven pull-out draws Sundar Pichai to Pentagon

06 Oct 2018

Technology
Tension over Project Maven pull-out draws Sundar Pichai to Pentagon

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discreetly met with a group of civilian and military leaders in the Pentagon in a bid to ease tensions over Google's withdrawal from Project Maven.

Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon

06 Oct 2018

World
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.

Decision to suspend aid to Pakistan wasn't taken lightly: US

13 Sep 2018

World
Decision to suspend aid to Pakistan wasn't taken lightly: US

The US decision to suspend military aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan wasn't taken lightly, as the Trump administration was concerned that the South Asian country's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of the terrorists, said John Bolton, National Security Adviser of the United States.

Donald Trump may replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Report

07 Sep 2018

World
Donald Trump may replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Report

US President Donald Trump is seeking to replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis because of the sharp differences between them, a report in The Washington Post claimed.

India buying Russian missile system isn't the main focus: Pompeo

06 Sep 2018

World
India buying Russian missile system isn't the main focus: Pompeo

India buying a missile defense system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks' primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

Samsung's 'unbreakable' OLED display could be a game changer

27 Jul 2018

Technology
Samsung's 'unbreakable' OLED display could be a game changer

Samsung has unveiled a new kind of OLED display that is not only flexible but is also claimed to be 'unbreakable'.

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

13 Jun 2018

World
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.

India, US pledge to continue strong bilateral strategic partnership

04 Jun 2018

World
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.

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

02 Jun 2018

World
PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Dichotomy of being Google: Benevolent, Evil and everything in between

30 May 2018

Business
Dichotomy of being Google: Benevolent, Evil and everything in between

If data is the new oil, Google is a mafia.

US Army building 3D-printed flexible robots for military use

19 Apr 2018

Technology
US Army building 3D-printed flexible robots for military use

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has collaborated with the University of Minnesota to develop 3D-printed flexible robots that are practical for military use.

Theranos founder, her Indian-American boyfriend charged with $700m fraud

15 Mar 2018

World
Theranos founder, her Indian-American boyfriend charged with $700m fraud

US Federal regulators charged the blood-testing company Theranos, its Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and her Indian-American boyfriend-turned-Theranos President Ramesh Sunny Balwani with $700m fraud.

Fitness app Strava "accidentally" reveals secret army locations across countries

30 Jan 2018

Technology
Fitness app Strava "accidentally" reveals secret army locations across countries

In a rather shocking incident, top secret military locations and exercise routes of army bases around the world have been revealed by fitness app Strava.

US govt. shutdown: How services will get affected

20 Jan 2018

World
US govt. shutdown: How services will get affected

Almost half of the two million civil federal government workers in the US have been placed on "furlough" and will be barred from doing their jobs from Monday owing to the US government shutdown.

Pentagon ran a secret multimillion dollar UFO programme

17 Dec 2017

World
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).

Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific

13 Dec 2017

World
Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US has elevated its engagement with India as part of its policy to create a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

07 Dec 2017

World
North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

A US military B-1B Lancer bomber participated in a major joint air drill between American and South Korean forces, to send a strong message to North Korea.

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

22 Nov 2017

World
US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

Pentagon accidentally retweets a post calling for Trump's resignation

18 Nov 2017

World
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.

India denies letting US officials on board INS Chakra

11 Nov 2017

India
India denies letting US officials on board INS Chakra

India's defense establishment has rejected Russian media reports that US military officials were allowed to board INS Chakra, a nuclear-attack submarine leased by India from Russia.

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

18 Oct 2017

World
US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

The US has agreed to release the technology for the advanced Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy's under development future aircraft carrier, INS Vishal.

US Army sergeant once held captive by Taliban admits desertion

17 Oct 2017

World
US Army sergeant once held captive by Taliban admits desertion

31-year-old Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier once held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Reports: North Korean hackers steal US-South Korean war plans

11 Oct 2017

World
Reports: North Korean hackers steal US-South Korean war plans

A large trove of South Korean classified military documents may have been stolen by North Korean hackers, according to a South Korean ruling party lawmaker, Rhee Cheol-hee.

SpiceJet plane with 180 passengers narrowly escapes Kabul airport attack

28 Sep 2017

World
SpiceJet plane with 180 passengers narrowly escapes Kabul airport attack

A New Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane having 180 passengers and crewmembers on board narrowly escaped a rocket attack by militants while taking off from Kabul airport yesterday.

Rockets land at Kabul airport following US defense secretary's arrival

27 Sep 2017

World
Rockets land at Kabul airport following US defense secretary's arrival

On September 27, at least two rockets hit the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul hours after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis's landed there.

Sitharaman to Mattis: India won't deploy troops in Afghanistan

26 Sep 2017

World
Sitharaman to Mattis: India won't deploy troops in Afghanistan

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ruled out any possibility for the deployment of Indian troops to Afghanistan.

Jim Mattis in India: What is expected to get done?

26 Sep 2017

World
Jim Mattis in India: What is expected to get done?

US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis has arrived in India for a two-day visit. He was welcomed by India's defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman.

US defense firms oppose technology transfer in Make in India

19 Sep 2017

World
US defense firms oppose technology transfer in Make in India

US defense firms have sought assurances from the Indian government that they won't have to share proprietary technology if they manufacture sophisticated weapons in the country.

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy initiates disciplinary action against senior command

18 Aug 2017

World
USS Fitzgerald: US Navy initiates disciplinary action against senior command

Following an initial investigation into the USS Fitzgerald collision incident, the US Navy has conveyed that disciplinary action would be initiated against the warship's senior leadership.

North Korea delays plans to strike US territory of Guam

16 Aug 2017

World
North Korea delays plans to strike US territory of Guam

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has delayed his decision to fire four indigenously developed ballistic missiles towards Guam, the North's state media reported.

You've understood the errors of your predecessors: Taliban tells Trump

15 Aug 2017

World
You've understood the errors of your predecessors: Taliban tells Trump

Lauding US President Donald Trump for "(understanding) the errors of your predecessors", the Taliban has wrote an open letter to him, urging him to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

N.Korea: Kim Jong-un briefed on missile strike plan for Guam

15 Aug 2017

World
N.Korea: Kim Jong-un briefed on missile strike plan for Guam

In line with its Guam threat, North Korea's state media has reported that its Supreme Leader was briefed on plans to launch a missile strike on Guam.