Lloyd Austin

Almost 1,000 US citizens banned from entering Russia

Almost 1,000 US citizens banned from entering Russia

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its official website a national stop list of 963 US citizens who are permanently banned from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. "In the context of responding to …

Pentagon: nobody wants nuclear war

Pentagon: nobody wants nuclear war

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that nobody wants to see a nuclear war. “Any bluster about the possible use of nuclear weapons is dangerous and unhelpful,” Austin said. “Nobody wants to see a nuclear …

U.S. diplomats could return to Ukraine during this week

U.S. diplomats could return to Ukraine during this week

U.S. diplomats could return to Ukraine during this week, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing a U.S. official. The official said that’s what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told …

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 …

US provides $2 billion worth of weapons to Ukraine

US provides $2 billion worth of weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin said Kyiv has received or will receive U.S. weapons worth $2 billion. "In the last two weeks, we've provided over $300 million worth of equipment to Ukraine and the $800 …

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 …

Head of Pentagon makes emergency call to Shoigu

Head of Pentagon makes emergency call to Shoigu

Just two hours after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's emergency call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin made an equally urgent call to Moscow asking for talks with Defense Minister Sergey …

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 …

Pentagon chief voices support for Ukraine in call

Pentagon chief voices support for Ukraine in call

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov on January 13, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. Austin spoke by phone with Ukrainian Minister of …

Pentagon chief tests positive for COVID-19

Pentagon chief tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reported on Sunday that he tested positive for the presence of the coronavirus infection. "I tested positive this morning for COVID-19. I requested the test today after exhibiting symptoms …

Pentagon chief: Georgia is critical region to U.S.

Pentagon chief: Georgia is critical region to U.S.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said at the joint press briefing with Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze that Georgia is a critical region to the United States. "This is a critical region …

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 thinks former Afghan president is in UAE

Pentagon thinks former Afghan president is in UAE

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers Tuesday that he thinks the former president of Afghanistan is in the United Arab Emirates after fleeing his home country - although the defense secretary said he did not know whether Ashraf Ghani …