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Pentagon says 7,000 civilians have been evacuated from Afghanistan

The US military is ramping up evacuations out of Afghanistan, and that 7,000 civilians have been taken out of the country since August 14,...

Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after Esper firing

A day after Donald Trump fired Defence Secretary Mark Esper, three staunch loyalists to the president have been appointed to senior defence jobs. Among them...

Trump: Pentagon leaders want war to keep contractors ‘happy’

President Donald Trump has said that US defence chiefs want to carry on waging wars in order to keep defence contractors “happy”. Mr Trump continues...

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to secure border as mid-term elections loom

The Pentagon is sending 5,200 troops to the US-Mexico border in an extraordinary military operation. It will attempt to stop illegal crossings in the south-west...

Pentagon offers its condolences after US airstrike kills 12 Afghan police oficers

An errant US airstrike has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers who were fighting the Taliban and wounded two others. Helmand provincial police chief...

Pentagon: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on its target in Afghanistan

US forces have dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Adam Stump said it...

Pentagon chief says Nato members must boost defence spending

Jim Mattis has told Nato allies that they must start increasing defence spending by the end of the year or the Trump administration will...

Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower to ‘support the President at his residence’

The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in...

President Obama backs Pentagon plan to close Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama has backed Pentagon plans to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama said the site in Cuba undermines national security...

US urges Russians to focus airstrikes on Islamic State

Pentagon officials have urged the Russian military to focus its airstrikes in Syria on Islamic State (IS) fighters rather than opponents of Syrian President...

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