ARTICLES RELATING TO PENTAGON

US sends 300 more troops, drones, copters to Iraq

2014-07-01 06:15

The United States is again ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending around 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of helicopters and drone aircraft, the Pentagon says.

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier

2014-04-24 12:53

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signalled a willingness to release him but are unclear which US officials have the authority to make a deal.

Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

2014-03-20 11:44

The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking US secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

New tattoo rules for US soldiers

2013-09-27 12:14

Pentagon policymakers are drafting new tattoo rules for US soldiers, banning tattoos below the elbows and knees or above the neckline.

Report says DNA test identified bin Laden

2013-08-30 12:04

Secret budget documents show that a US military laboratory in Afghanistan analysed DNA from Osama bin Laden's corpse and confirmed his identity after he was killed by a commando team.

US commanders under fire for sex assaults

2013-05-27 13:05

From Congress to the White House, pressure is mounting to hold military commanders accountable for the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed services.

Technical doubts plague US missile defence

2013-05-23 09:05

Three decades after Ronald Reagan launched his "Star Wars" project, the costly missile defense programme has become a pillar of US strategy despite lingering doubts about its technology.

Pentagon pondering cyber attacks

2011-10-20 23:20

The Pentagon is finalising policies on the appropriate response by the military to cyber attacks against the US.

$8.7bn missing in Iraq

2010-07-27 22:02

The US Defence Department is unable to account for over 95% of $9.1bn in Iraqi oil money for rebuilding the war-ravaged nation.

Shi'ites intercept US spy video

2009-12-17 22:58

Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from Predator drones, a key weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the US military's eyes in the sky for intelligence collection.

Investigators mull mystery

2009-06-02 09:55

Was Air France Flight 447 downed by wind and hail from towering thunderheads? By lightning? Or by a catastrophic combination of factors?

 

'Don't let ayatollahs win' Netanyahu tells US

2014-05-16 13:02

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel that world powers must deny Iran any possibility of developing a nuclear weapon.

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

2014-04-03 19:53

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness is the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, authorities say.

US suspends military co-operation with Russia

2014-03-04 08:28

The United States has suspended military co-operation with Russia because of its military intervention in Ukraine, the Pentagon says, urging Moscow to "de-escalate the crisis".

Former Pentagon chiefs criticise Obama over Syria

2013-09-19 11:02

Two former Pentagon chiefs who served under Barack Obama have criticised the president over the Syria crisis and his request to Congress to authorise possible US military action.

US to provide weapons to Syria rebels

2013-06-14 11:51

President Barack Obama's decision to authorise lethal aid to Syrian rebels has marked a deepening of US involvement in the two-year civil war.

Obama seeks to end 'war on terror'

2013-05-24 16:15

Twelve years after the "war on terror" began, President Barack Obama wants to pull the US back from some of the most controversial aspects of its global fight against Islamist militants.

Pentagon accused of data breach in case

2013-04-11 13:01

The lawyer for a man accused in an attack on a US warship has said that a Pentagon computer server failure resulted in the loss of documents used by military tribunal defense lawyers.

Shots hit US Pentagon - lockdown

2010-10-19 17:19

Shots have been fired at the Pentagon hitting the building and causing minor damage.

US official used private spies

2010-03-15 21:19

A defence department official has hired private contractors to gather intelligence on suspected insurgents according to a report.

Hacker 'too ill' for trial

2009-06-09 16:31

A British computer expert wanted by the US for "the biggest military hack of all time" is beginning a final attempt to avoid extradition.

 
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