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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 …

U.S. launches investigations into Afghanistan withdrawal

U.S. launches investigations into Afghanistan withdrawal

A number of agencies in the United States launched their investigations into President Joe Biden administration’s handling of the US troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Wall Street Journal reported. "A number …

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 …

Head of Pentagon to visit Georgia

Head of Pentagon to visit Georgia

Pentagon chief Lloyd James Austin III will soon visit Georgia, the US Embassy in Tbilisi informed. He will also visit Ukraine and Romania. In Georgia, the head of the Pentagon will meet with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and …

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: Taliban remains terrorist organization

Pentagon: Taliban remains terrorist organization

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuation that the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) still have not …

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 …

Pentagon successfully flight tests its hypersonic missile

Pentagon successfully flight tests its hypersonic missile

The United States has tested an air-breathing hypersonic weapon capable of speeds faster than five times the speed of sound, marking the first successful test of the class of weapon since 2013, the Pentagon said on Monday. The test took …

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 …

U.S. aims to complete evacuations by deadline

U.S. aims to complete evacuations by deadline

The United States aims to complete evacuations from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan by a 31 August withdrawal deadline - as calls grow from allies to extend it. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: "Our focus is on getting this done …

U.S. evacuates 7,000 from Afghanistan in 5 days

U.S. evacuates 7,000 from Afghanistan in 5 days

The U.S. has airlifted about 7,000 people out of Kabul, Afghanistan, by cargo aircraft in the past five days, the Pentagon said Thursday, as U.S. forces race to evacuate as many people as possible with less than two weeks before a self-imposed …