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  • Top Pentagon official tests positive for coronavirus Nov 20, 2020 12:13 PM IST

    Top Pentagon official tests positive for coronavirus

    Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesperson, said Anthony Tata, who is serving as the undersecretary of defense, was tested on November 19 after learning that Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis, whom he met, had tested positive

  • Pentagon concerned by China's nuclear ambitions, expects warheads to double Sep 01, 2020 10:50 PM IST

    Pentagon concerned by China's nuclear ambitions, expects warheads to double

    The revelations came as tensions rise between China and the United States and as Washington seeks to have Beijing join a flagship nuclear arms treaty between the United States and Russia.

  • Pentagon to set up new unit to investigate UFOs Aug 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST

    Pentagon to set up new unit to investigate UFOs

    The US Senate intelligence committee in June said it wanted to regulate a Pentagon UFO program, confirming the existence of an informal working group which was revealed by the New York Times in 2017.

  • Pentagon to set up new unit to investigate UFOs Aug 15, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Pentagon to set up new unit to investigate UFOs

    Rather than little green alien invaders, the US military is actually concerned about 'unidentified aerial phenomena' connected with its terrestrial adversaries.

  • Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract Jan 23, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract

    Amazon, originally considered to be the favorite to win the award, had indicated last week that it would file a temporary restraining order to require the Pentagon and Microsoft to hold off beyond initial activities for the contract.

  • China will emerge as America's strategic threat: Pentagon Jan 15, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    China will emerge as America's strategic threat: Pentagon

    Having the US Army in the region strengthens America's position to conduct global commerce, build confidence with investors and compete economically, US Secretary of Army Ryan D McCarthy told a Washington audience on Tuesday.

  • Market recovers, but closed off day's high: 4 factors contributing to the upmove Jan 07, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    Market recovers, but closed off day's high: 4 factors contributing to the upmove

    The Indian rupee rebounded on January 7, appreciating 11 paise to 71.83 against the US dollar, following recovery in the crude oil prices and a positive trend in equity markets.

  • Pentagon says Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani was developing plans to attack Americans Jan 03, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    Pentagon says Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani was developing plans to attack Americans

    "At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani," the Pentagon said in a statement.

  • Pentagon confirms Donald Trump ordered killing of Iran Guards commander Jan 03, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Pentagon confirms Donald Trump ordered killing of Iran Guards commander

    "General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more," the Department of Defense said.

  • Amazon says 'bias' in Pentagon awarding $10 billion contract to Microsoft Nov 15, 2019 11:12 AM IST

    Amazon says 'bias' in Pentagon awarding $10 billion contract to Microsoft

    Numerous aspects of the JEDI evaluation process contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias, Amazon said it filed a notice in US court

  • Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal as early as next week Oct 29, 2019 08:03 AM IST

    Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal as early as next week

    A challenge to the Defense Department's award announced Friday is widely expected by legal experts, analysts and consultants, especially after President Donald Trump publicly derided Amazon's bid for the high-stakes contract.

  • Some US troops may stay in Syria: Pentagon chief Oct 22, 2019 08:10 AM IST

    Some US troops may stay in Syria: Pentagon chief

    President Donald Trump decided earlier this month to withdraw all 1,000 U.S. troops from the region, a move widely criticized as a betrayal of Kurdish allies who had fought for years alongside them against Islamic State.

  • China-India border tensions persist but they prevent escalation: Pentagon May 03, 2019 02:15 PM IST

    China-India border tensions persist but they prevent escalation: Pentagon

    In its annual report to the Congress, the Pentagon said that as part of its "active defence" strategy, China's leaders use tactics short of armed conflict to pursue China's strategic objectives.

  • China's furtive underwater nukes test the Pentagon May 02, 2019 08:40 PM IST

    China's furtive underwater nukes test the Pentagon

    The blinding lights cannot obscure something of intense interest to the world's military intelligence agencies: evidence that China has made a breakthrough in its drive to rival America and Russia as a nuclear arms power.

  • Pentagon defends India's ASAT test, says country is concerned over 'threats' in space Apr 12, 2019 08:07 AM IST

    Pentagon defends India's ASAT test, says country is concerned over 'threats' in space

    On March 27, India achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power.

  • Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract Apr 11, 2019 07:50 AM IST

    Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract

    "I can confirm that AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft are the companies that met the minimum requirements outlined in the RFP (Request for Proposals)," department spokeswoman Elissa Smith said in a statement.

  • Pentagon says India debris expected to burn up in atmosphere Apr 05, 2019 07:35 AM IST

    Pentagon says India debris expected to burn up in atmosphere

    India used an indigenously developed ballistic missile interceptor to destroy one of its own satellites at a height of 300 km (186 miles), in a test aimed at boosting its defences in space.

  • Google reluctant to work with Pentagon, is partnering with China: US lawmakers told Mar 15, 2019 08:35 AM IST

    Google reluctant to work with Pentagon, is partnering with China: US lawmakers told

    Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan and General Joseph Dunford, chairman joint chiefs of staff, said this during a Congressional hearing as lawmakers expressed concern over increasing Chinese coerciveness with American companies.

  • India, Pakistan should avoid further military action: Pentagon Feb 28, 2019 08:10 AM IST

    India, Pakistan should avoid further military action: Pentagon

    Tensions between India and Pakistan rose following the February 14 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • General Dunford calls his Pakistan counterpart, discusses current security environment: Pentagon Feb 27, 2019 08:20 AM IST

    General Dunford calls his Pakistan counterpart, discusses current security environment: Pentagon

    This is the highest level of contact between the two armies a day after India bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC) early Tuesday, killing a "very large number" of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders.

  • Pentagon sending 3,750 extra US forces to border with Mexico Feb 04, 2019 11:05 AM IST

    Pentagon sending 3,750 extra US forces to border with Mexico

    The Pentagon disclosed the official figure days after a Democratic lawmaker said about 3,500 extra troops would be deployed.

  • China is expanding its access to foreign ports: Pentagon Jan 16, 2019 11:58 AM IST

    China is expanding its access to foreign ports: Pentagon

    China's territorial claims in the South China Sea are driving major logistic developments in the Spratly and Paracel Islands.

  • White House asked for options to strike Iran: Report Jan 14, 2019 08:45 AM IST

    White House asked for options to strike Iran: Report

    The Pentagon complied with the request, but it is not known whether the options for an Iran strike were also provided to the White House or if President Donald Trump knew about it.

  • India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner: Pentagon Dec 21, 2018 11:31 AM IST

    India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner: Pentagon

    Pentagon, in its semi-annual Afghan report to the US Congress that covers the period of June to November 2018, said India interpreted the new US South Asia policy as an opportunity to increase its economic involvement with Afghanistan.

  • Lockheed Martin awarded $22.7 billion Pentagon contract Nov 15, 2018 02:01 PM IST

    Lockheed Martin awarded $22.7 billion Pentagon contract

    A major Pentagon supplier, Lockheed Martin will receive a USD 6 billion advance for the order, due to be completed in March 2023.

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