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U.S. modernizes nuclear triad

The United States should maintain the nuclear triad's viability and modernize it as an effective deterrent against Russia's upgraded weapon, deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment Alan …

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Pentagon to monitor Russia-China-Iran naval drills

The United States is monitoring joint Russia-China-Iran naval drills in the Indian Ocean and will cooperate with allies to ensure the freedom of navigation, Pentagon spokesperson Sean Robertson said. "We are …

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U.S. tests missile not allowed under INF treaty

The United States tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The Pentagon said in a statement that the test took …

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Small contingent of U.S. forces to stay in Syria

Fewer than 1,000 US troops will stay in Syria, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said. "There will be less than a thousand for sure. And probably in the 500ish frame. Maybe six (hundred) but …

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Pentagon explains northeast Syria troop withdrawal

Spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department Jonathan Hoffman explained why it was decided that U.S. troops would leave northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish offensive in the area. "Unfortunately, Turkey has chosen to …

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U.S. deploys Patriot missile battery to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said. Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile defense system will …

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Pentagon names Saudi refineries attackers

Iran most likely attacked Saudi oil facilities this weekend, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. "Without rushing ahead of the investigation being conducted by Saudi Arabia, I think, this is a …

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