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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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to hold the post in a permanent capacity, U.S. President Donald Trump announced.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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Turkey discusses with US purchase of Russia’s S-400

Yesterday, the meeting of the acting US Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, and the Minister of National Defense of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, took place. The relevant message posted on the Pentagon website. As noted in the statement, in …

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 Pentagon comments on INF Treaty situation

Russia developing additional missile systems is not helpful if Moscow wants to save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, U.S. Department of Defence spokesperson Johnny Michael said. "Developing …

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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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