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Pentagon chief warns of Russia casualties in Syria US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter predicted Russia would soon begin suffering casualties in Syria, as Moscow dramatically ramps up its military campaign in the devastated nation.
09 октября 2015
Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub The Pentagon is building a tech hub in Silicon Valley to help create new gadgetry for the supersoldiers of the future as well as tech-savvy consumers.
29 августа 2015
Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veterans Long dead but little forgotten, US soldiers who disappeared across the globe during World War II are being reunited with their loved ones in a dogged push to find and bring home their bodies.
10 августа 2015
Russian fighter flies dangerously close to US plane: Pentagon A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to an American reconnaissance aircraft during an “unprofessional” intercept in international airspace over the Black Sea.
13 июня 2015
Pentagon dismisses conspiracies about Texas exercises The Pentagon dismissed conspiracy theories about planned army exercises in Texas, saying there was no plot for a US military takeover of the state.
08 мая 2015
Pentagon chief vows to deploy 'best' US weaponry to Asia Defence Secretary Ashton Carter promised that the US would deploy state of the art weaponry in Asia, including the latest stealth bombers and cyber warfare units.
10 апреля 2015
Ashton Carter likely next Pentagon chief: reports The former number-two ranking official at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, will likely be named as the next US defense secretary.
03 декабря 2014
Pentagon can't confirm fate of IS leader A Pentagon official suggested that lower-level figures of the Islamic State group may have been hit.
11 ноября 2014
Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013 The number of suicides in the US military dropped by 18 percent in 2013 but rose among part-time soldiers in the reserves, the Pentagon said.
26 апреля 2014
US sending 600 troops to Poland, Baltics for drills The United States is deploying about 600 troops to Poland and the Baltics to underscore its commitment to NATO allies amid tensions with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, the Pentagon said.
23 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Zoran Milich Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be "100 percent made in the USA" -- at least where the Pentagon is concerned.
24 февраля 2014
The CRL construction site. Photo © Dmitri Khegai Almaty Mayor disapproves of new infectious diseases lab Mayor of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yesimov has vocally disapproved of the new infectious diseases laboratory being constructed by the United States.
09 февраля 2014
US military funds 'Mission: Impossible' vanishing devices The US military is spending millions to build "vanishing" technology that self-destructs on the battlefield, like the tape recorder that goes up in smoke in the "Mission: Impossible" television show.
08 февраля 2014
US admiral nominated to be next NSA chief President Barack Obama has nominated a US Navy officer, Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, to take over as head of the embattled National Security Agency.
31 января 2014
©RIA Novosti Pentagon not developing biological weapons in Kazakhstan Some observers speculate that the laboratory will have a dubious purpose and might be used for development of biological weapons by the Pentagon.
23 января 2014
Russian missile deployment raises alarm Washington has joined Russia's neighbours in voicing alarm after Moscow revealed it had moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to EU borders in response to the US-led deployment of a disputed air defence shield.
18 декабря 2013
©Reuters Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA.
04 ноября 2013
Former US' Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. ©Reuters/Eric Vidal Two former Pentagon chiefs criticize Obama over Syria Two former Pentagon chiefs who served under Barack Obama have criticized the president over the Syria crisis and his request to Congress to authorize possible US military action.
19 сентября 2013
Pentagon chief touts US focus on Asia as Syria looms Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel meets his Asian counterparts on Wednesday as the United States promotes its shift to the region but a potential showdown with Syria looms over the talks.
28 августа 2013
Hagel suggests US moving forces closer to Syria, Obama cautious US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday strongly suggested the Pentagon was moving forces into place ahead of possible military action against Syria, even as President Barack Obama voiced caution.
25 августа 2013

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