John Kirby

U.S. says won't push Ukraine to negotiate

U.S. says won't push Ukraine to negotiate

It’s not the United States’ role to push Ukraine to negotiate a settlement with Russia, even if the Biden administration thought that it was the right thing to do,  NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby …

Turkey doesn't notify U.S. on new military operation in Syria

Turkey doesn't notify U.S. on new military operation in Syria

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Thursday that the US Defense Department has not received any official notification from Ankara regarding its planned military operation in northern Syria. The Turkish armed …

Pentagon: U.S. to help India modernize its armed forces

Pentagon: U.S. to help India modernize its armed forces

U.S. Defense Department Spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. to help India in building a more modern military. "I think we're going to have these conversations with India going forward... What matters here is that we …

Pentagon postpones ballistic missile test

Pentagon postpones ballistic missile test

The Pentagon announced that it postponed the test of Minuteman III ballistic missile launch amid tensions with Moscow after Russian President Vladimir Putin put nuclear forces on alert. "In an effort to demonstrate that we have no …

U.S. not considering 'preemptive' sanctions against Russia

U.S. not considering 'preemptive' sanctions against Russia

The United States is not considering "preemptive" sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has announced. "If it's a deterrent and you use it before the aggression is made or …

U.S. puts troops on alert for Europe deployment

U.S. puts troops on alert for Europe deployment

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin has put 8,500 American troops on “high alert” for possible deployment to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced. Most of the 8,500 troops would take part in a NATO response force …

U.S. accuses Iran of unsafe helo maneuver near U.S. Navy ship

U.S. accuses Iran of unsafe helo maneuver near U.S. Navy ship

The Pentagon accused Iran of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct by a naval helicopter that it said flew within about 25 yards of a U.S. Navy ship and circled it three times in the Gulf of Oman. Pentagon press secretary John …

Pentagon chief to visit Georgia next week

Pentagon chief to visit Georgia next week

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Brussels next week, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing yesterday.  Austin and his team will be preparing for a trip to Europe next week. …

Pentagon: U.S. military mission in Afghanistan is over

Pentagon: U.S. military mission in Afghanistan is over

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan is over, meaning that the U.S. is not going to support the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) in Afghanistan. "The U.S. military mission in …

Pentagon has no idea how much military equipment seized by Taliban

Pentagon has no idea how much military equipment seized by Taliban

U.S. Department of Defense is still unable to tell how many US weapons, shipped to the Afghan Armed Forces, ended up in the hands of the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) after it took control over the republic, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby …

Pentagon assures Sea Breeze exercises in Black Sea legal

Pentagon assures Sea Breeze exercises in Black Sea legal

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that the Sea Breeze 2021 international naval exercise will take place in compliance with international law. "Since it began in 1997, Sea Breeze brings Black Sea nations …

Pentagon doesn't label Russia as its enemy

Pentagon doesn't label Russia as its enemy

Pentagon doesn't label Russia as the enemy, U.S. Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said during a May 26 briefing. "Nobody's labeled Russia the enemy. I know you did. But that's not the phrase that …

U.S. evacuates 120 Pentagon personnel out of Israel

U.S. evacuates 120 Pentagon personnel out of Israel

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed reports that it pulled 120 U.S. military personnel from Israel. Defense Department press secretary John Kirby said the U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command staffers flew aboard a C-17 …