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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 …

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Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held a phone call on Thursday, discussing regional security and bilateral defense cooperation. Akar and Austin exchanged views and underlined …

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U.S. to remove patriots, forces out of Persian Gulf region

U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the Pentagon to start removing Patriot anti-missile systems, other military hardware and forces from the Persian Gulf region and could deploy them elsewhere to counter Russia and China, the Wall Street Journal …

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U.S. Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. Austin said on Twitter he had come to …

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Georgia and U.S. discuss issues of military cooperation

Georgian Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze spoke by phone with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, according to the statement posted on the U.S. Department of Defense Office's website. Both leaders noted the strength …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pentagon to buy F-35 fighters made for Turkey

Eight fifth-generation F-35 fighters of the American corporation Lockheed Martin, originally intended for Turkey, will be bought by the US Air Force for $862 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the press service of the Pentagon. …

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Pentagon calls on NATO to contain Russia

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that he considers it necessary to strengthen NATO and direct the alliance's means to deterrence, including of Russia, the Pentagon press service informs. It is reported that during a telephone …

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