John Kirby

Pentagon chief to visit Georgia next week

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Brussels next week, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing yesterday.  Austin and his team will be preparing for a trip to Europe next week. …

Pentagon doesn't label Russia as its enemy

Pentagon doesn't label Russia as the enemy, U.S. Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said during a May 26 briefing. "Nobody's labeled Russia the enemy. I know you did. But that's not the phrase that …

U.S. evacuates 120 Pentagon personnel out of Israel

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed reports that it pulled 120 U.S. military personnel from Israel. Defense Department press secretary John Kirby said the U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command staffers flew aboard a C-17 …

Pentagon confirms air strikes in eastern Syria

The United States launched airstrikes on targets of pro-Iranian groups in Syria at the direction of President Joe Biden, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby told reporters traveling with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin. "At …

Pentagon comments on Biden’s decision to extend New START

The decision of U.S. President Joe Biden to propose a five-year extension of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) serves defense interests of the U.S. and gives time to negotiate …