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Pentagon appoints new chief of staff

Eric Chewning, the head of the Pentagon’s industrial policy, has been named the Defense Department’s next chief of staff. Chewning, 41, has been the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial …

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 Pentagon: U.S. Navy back in Black Sea

The U.S. Navy’s dock landing ship Fort McHenry pulled into the Romanian port of Constanta on Monday for what officials term a “routine port visit” after transiting the Dardanelles Strait from the Mediterranean Sea the day …

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New chief Pentagon spokesperson appointed

Former Maine Republican politician and Navy reserve captain Charles Summers has been named as the new chief spokesman for the Pentagon, replacing Dana White, who held the post under outgoing Defense …

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U.S. confirms withdrawal of forces from Syria

The execute order on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria was signed, the Pentagon official said without offering further details. "The execute order for Syria has been signed," AFP cited a spokesperson for the U.S. …

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Patrick Shanahan takes over Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, will take charge of the Pentagon on January 1 in the wake of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation. U.S. President …

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Kosachev welcomes Pentagon chief’s resignation

Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said that the departure of U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is a positive signal for Russia, since Mattis was …

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Pentagon chief announces resignation

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis will retire at the end of February, U.S. President Donald Trump announced via Twitter. "General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the …

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What will happen to Syria after U.S. pullout?

The United States will withdraw all of its troops from Syria, according to the White House. "Planning for the pullout is already underway," a US defense official and an administration official said. One U.S. official said …

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Turkey to buy 80 Patriot missiles from U.S.

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3.5 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense systems to Turkey, the Pentagon said. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of 80 …

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U.S. observation posts erected on Syria-Turkey border

The United States has finalized the establishment of observation posts in northeast Syria to prevent altercations between the Turkish army and Kurdish militia, Department of Defence spokesperson said in a press release. "At the …

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How much will U.S. Space Force cost?

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to create a new Space Force could cost much less than an Air Force estimate of $13 billion over five years, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. …

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U.S. and Poland agree to 'deter' Russia

The United States and Poland agreed to work bilaterally through NATO to deter Russia following Secretary of Defense James Mattis' meeting with Polish Defense Minister Marius Blaszczak. …

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Mattis: Trump supports me '100%'

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump told him he supports the retired Marine general "100%." The assertion comes just days after Trump mused on national television …

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Pentagon's new weapons systems easily hacked

New U.S. weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said. The Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon was unaware of how easy it could be …

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