John Kirby

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 …

Russia and US quarreled over Syria

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Russia had lost credibility by "making a series of commitments without any indication they were committed to following them," accusing Russia and its Syrian regime allies …

Did John Kirby back off?

The Russian Foreign Ministry estimated a statement of the US official about a possibility of the terrorist attacks in Russia as a call to action issued to the radicals