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Pentagon chief visits Afghan resettlement base

Pentagon chief visits Afghan resettlement base

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited one of the eight military bases housing Afghan nationals evacuated during the U.S. military withdrawal. Austin's trip to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey on …

U.S. says coordination with Taliban on strikes ‘possible’

U.S. says coordination with Taliban on strikes ‘possible’

U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it’s “possible” the United States will seek to coordinate with the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) on counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan against ISIS …

Pentagon: U.S. pull-out from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

Pentagon: U.S. pull-out from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday that America’s troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is “slightly” ahead of schedule, but he provided no details. President Joe Biden has ordered a full U.S. …

Pentagon: climate crisis threatens U.S. national security

Pentagon: climate crisis threatens U.S. national security

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday described the climate crisis as one of the nation’s existential threats with the potential to profoundly destabilize global security. "From coast to coast and across the …

U.S. to increase military presence in Germany

U.S. to increase military presence in Germany

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will increase its presence in Germany, recommitting the US to the NATO alliance in a reversal from the previous administration's plans to withdraw troops from the …

Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held a phone call on Thursday, discussing regional security and bilateral defense cooperation. Akar and Austin exchanged views and underlined …

U.S. Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. Austin said on Twitter he had come to …

Biden seems to forget U.S. defense secretary’s name

Biden seems to forget U.S. defense secretary’s name

U.S. President Joe Biden seemed to forget Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s name at a White House event - calling the Pentagon chief "the guy who runs that outfit over there." Biden was announcing the …

Georgia and U.S. discuss issues of military cooperation

Georgia and U.S. discuss issues of military cooperation

Georgian Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze spoke by phone with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, according to the statement posted on the U.S. Department of Defense Office's website. Both leaders noted the strength …

Pentagon confirms air strikes in eastern Syria

Pentagon confirms air strikes in eastern Syria

The United States launched airstrikes on targets of pro-Iranian groups in Syria at the direction of President Joe Biden, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby told reporters traveling with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin. "At …