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Pentagon probing 'online threat' issued by IS against US military  Mar 22, 11:22 am
London, March 22 (ANI): The Pentagon is reportedly probing a threat made by the Islamic State (IS) against 100 of its military personnel.
US military has carried out 2,320 air strikes against IS at cost of 1.83 bln dollars since August  Mar 20, 2:44 pm
Johannesburg, March 20 (ANI): The U.S. military has carried out 2,320 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants since 8 August at a cost of 1.83 billion dollars, the Pentagon said.
U.S stealth bomber set to undergo `expensive` upgrade  Mar 16, 5:09 pm
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Thirty years after the first U.S stealth bomber took flight, the U.S. Air Force's "ageing fleet" is all set for an expensive makeover, a report said.
US says not asked to provide airstrikes by Iraq in offensive against IS to retake Tikrit  Mar 3, 11:29 am
Washington, March 03 (ANI): The United States is not providing airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in the latest offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the city of Tikrit because the U.S. was not asked for the assistance by Iraq, said a Pentagon spokeswoman.
Pentagon relying on experimental deep web tool to dig out data on Islamic State group  Feb 28, 4:41 pm
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): The Pentagon is reportedly relying on an experimental deep web tool to dig out data on Islamic State group and its supporters.
US mulling delaying troop withdrawal from Afghanistan  Feb 22, 12:21 pm
Johannesburg, Feb 22 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama's new Pentagon chief has reportedly gone on record to say that the U.S. is mulling delaying the pace of withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in the wake of growing Taliban insurgency in the nation.
Ashton Carter to replace 'outgoing' Chuck Hagel as US Defense Secretary  Feb 13, 10:36 am
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): The United States has reportedly named Ashton Carter as the next defense secretary by a vote of 93 to five.
US confirms aid worker Kayla Mueller killed by IS  Feb 11, 10:00 am
London, Feb 11 (ANI): The United States has confirmed that aid worker Kayla Mueller, the last American hostage known to be held by Islamic State (IS) in Syria, has been killed.
Pentagon spent more than half million dollars on Viagra, erectile dysfunction drugs last year  Feb 10, 12:00 pm
Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): The United States Department of Defence has reportedly spent more than a half a million dollars on the male enhancement drug, Viagra, last year.
Russia dismisses Pentagon study about Putin's Asperger's syndrome as 'not worthy of comment'  Feb 7, 11:12 am
Sydney, Feb 07 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has dismissed the Pentagon study that claimed that Putin had Asperger's syndrome saying that it was stupid and "not worthy of comment".
Pentagon study says Putin may have Asperger's syndrome that 'affects all his decisions'  Feb 6, 2:47 pm
Geneva, Feb 06 (ANI): A 2008 study by a Pentagon think tank has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have Asperger's syndrome, "an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions."
Pentagon nominee Ashton Carter inclined to send weapons to Ukraine to fight Russia-backed rebels  Feb 5, 1:57 pm
London, Jan 05 (ANI): Ashton Carter, US President Barack Obama's pick to be next defense secretary, has said that he is inclined to increase support to Ukraine by sending weapons to the country to help it fight Russia-backed rebels.
Pentagon claims nearing end of mission to stop IS in Iraq   Jan 7, 2:40 pm
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that it is nearing its mission to stop the Islamic State militants in Iraq.
US' drone fleet reaches 'breaking point': Report  Jan 6, 3:49 pm
Washington, Jan 06 (ANI): The United States Air Force's drone fleet has reached a "breaking point" due to a lack of enough pilots and trained manpower to meet the fast-rising demand for more unmanned missions.
Pentagon seeking candidates to fill 183,300 dollars 'Yoda' position  Jan 4, 4:22 pm
Washington, Jan 04 (ANI): The US Defense Department is reportedly inviting in applications for the post of director for its Office of Net Assessment in order to replace Pentagon's exiting 'Yoda'.
Pentagon tells Santa Claus it's safe to fly over American airspace  Dec 20, 1:31 pm
Washington, Dec. 20 (ANI): Pentagon has recently announced that Santa Claus can safely fly over American airspace to give out gifts to kids this holiday season.
Pentagon says US air strikes killed 'several top IS leaders' in Iraq  Dec 19, 12:58 pm
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that U.S. air strikes that have killed several top Islamic State (IS) leaders in Iraq in recent weeks have limited the terror group's ability to fight Iraqi and Kurdish troops.
Hagel says 1000 extra US troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2015  Dec 7, 11:24 am
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed that the Obama administration will leave about 1000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned originally after the end of the year.
Ashton Carter to replace Hagel as new U.S. defence secretary  Dec 6, 10:35 am
London, Dec 06 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new defence secretary who would replace outgoing Chuck Hagel after receiving approval from the Republican-led U.S. Senate.
Reports of US military sexual assault rise by 8 pc over past year, finds Pentagon study  Dec 4, 2:16 pm
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A pentagon study has revealed that the number of American troops who filed reports of sexual assault rose by 8 percent over the past year.
Kerry says any Iranian activity targeting IS 'positive'  Dec 4, 9:41 am
London, Dec 04 (ANI): United States Secretary of State John Kerry has remarked that any Iranian action against the Islamic State (IS) would be "positive."
US Army exosuits to be ready for use by 2016  Dec 3, 6:16 pm
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): US Army exosuits that have been created to considerably boost a soldier's strength and speed is likely to be ready for prime time by the year 2016.
US conducting roughly 85 pc of airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: Report  Nov 30, 5:24 pm
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A Pentagon report suggests that the United States is carrying out roughly 85 percent of the airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints  Nov 22, 5:05 pm
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state. They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve. But Kashmir also arouses worry in Washington -- it is seen as a "flash point" between India and Pakistan, an ever-simmering flame that can spark a confrontation. Pakistani visitors never fail to whip up exactly those sentiments among Americans with exaggerated accounts of alleged Indian army excesses and the desire among Kashmiris for "azadi." It so happens that Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is currently on a six-day visit to the US, meeting officials at the Pentagon and the State Department. He has blamed India for the current spate of LOC firings, saying that his attention is being forcibly diverted from fighting terrorists on his eastern border. But blaming India for Pakistan's self-inflicted wounds doesn't sell as well in Washington as it used to. The constant misinformation campaign on Kashmir - best exemplified by the unmasking of ISI-fronted Kashmiri American Council and ISI-funded Ghulam Nabi Fai in 2011 - has taken a heavy toll on the credibility of Pakistani claims. US officials can see that the BJP is looming large on Kashmir this time with an effective strategy of making inroads over the past two years. But they are worried about BJP's stated desire to "debate," if not abolish Article 370, which gives the state a special status. Even though BJP leaders are trying hard to keep the 370 issue away from headlines this campaign season, the pot has been stirred. The first phase of voting for the 87-member State Assembly begins Nov. 25 and political dynamics are fluid to pin down. Only two things are sure: that the BJP won't join the Congress in a coalition and that the two main regional rivals, the National Conference and the PDP won't join each other. All other combinations are possible, especially with smaller parties, many of which were created recently, playing an important. They will be crucial in BJP's attempt to get the magic number of 44 since no matter how hard it tries; its appeal among Muslims in the valley is low. US analysts say that parties like the Kashmir Development Front, which has several former bureaucrats and academics, may be appealing to voters. KDF was created by Farooq Renzu Shah, who left the Congress Party saying he was disillusioned. Renzu, a bureaucrat who helped rebuild damaged shrines and big bridges when he was in government, is popular among the people. US officials say they see no major problems in the execution of the elections and the theme of development in Kashmir is just what the doctor ordered. They don't see the streets erupting if the BJP forms the government. The meeting between Modi and former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, was seen as an especially interesting development. Vijay Sazawal, a Kashmir expert who is consulted widely by Washington opinion makers, said the mood in the valley and elsewhere has noticeably changed, mostly in favor of the BJP. He cited two factors - the apology by the Indian army for the shooting of a teenager and a young man on Nov. 3 and the sentencing by a military court of five soldiers, including two officers, to life imprisonment for the staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians in the Machil sector in 2010. The rare developments have been welcomed by Kashmiris whose wounds are deep and feelings raw. "It has helped greatly and the apology came after direct orders of the PMO not to fudge the issue. The people are happy that the army has been punished. People tell me that none of Modi's posters has been torn or defaced in the valley," says Sazawal, who regularly talks to people on the ground. He marveled at the strategic insights of BJP managers - Amit Shah and Ram Madhav - in making the right moves and saying the right things. He cited BJP's state unit vice-president, Ramesh Arora's declaration that Sufi Islam would prosper under BJP. This is clever messaging to those Muslims who are tired of terrorism and want the peaceful version of their religion to return home. The US government, struggling to contain the extreme strains of Islam as exemplified by ISIS, can hardly quarrel with promotion of Sufi Islam. Pakistan, the other player in the "dispute" doesn't raise confidence levels when it comes to dealing with or "managing" Wahabism, which it and Saudis have injected into India.
Iraqi Kurds tell Obama administration heavy weapons needed to defeat IS  Nov 22, 12:06 pm
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Iraqi Kurds have said in a message to the Obama administration that they would require heavy weapons to defeat the Islamic State (IS) militants group.
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