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U.S. tests ground launch cruise missile banned under INF

The U.S. military conducted a flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile off the western coast of the U.S. Sunday, a missile test that would have been previously banned under the now defunct Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces …

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Pentagon: ISIS re-surging in Syria

The ISIS terrorist group (banned in Russia) is "re-surging" in Syria less than five months after U.S. President Donald Trump declared the terror group's caliphate there had been 100% defeated, according to a …

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Mark Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief

Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top …

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US prepares operation in Persian Gulf

The US military is developing an operation designed to secure maritime routes in the Middle East. The US Central Command issued a relevant statement, according to which the preparation of the operation in the Persian Gulf began after the …

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U.S. working on plans to deter Iran

American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to counter Iran in the Persian Gulf, pushed by the White House to develop new options that could help deter Tehran, according to current and former Pentagon …

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 Trump names Esper as Acting Defense Secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to hold the post in a permanent capacity, U.S. President Donald Trump announced. The president said Shanahan had opted to …

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Pentagon: potential for Iran attacks 'put on hold'

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high, deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had “put on hold” the potential for attacks on Americans. …

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Izoria and Rood discuss defense cooperation

Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria, being on a visit in the U.S., met with Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood. Strategic partnership issues and future cooperation plans were discussed …

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Is Bolton preparing war against Iran behind Trump's back?

Washington considers sending troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported citing unnamed U.S. administration officials. The top U.S. defense official has …

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Trump picks new Pentagon chief

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Boeing Co executive Patrick Shanahan as his defense secretary, the White House said “Based upon his outstanding service to the …

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Will US expel Turkey from F-35 Program?

The US Defense Department is preparing for the final exclusion of Turkey from the program to create the newest American F-35 bomber fighters, the acting Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan said, specifying that this measure is due …

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Pentagon: Turkish pilots keep training on F-35s

Turkish pilots will continue to train with F-35 fighter jets at a U.S. Air Force base in Arizona, a Defense Department spokesman, Air Force Lieutenant Col. Mike Andrews said. "Turkish pilot and maintainer training …

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