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U.S. destroys VX nerve agent stockpile

U.S. destroys VX nerve agent stockpile

The United States is on track to eliminate chemical weapons by 2023 after destroying the entire stockpile of VX nerve agent in April, the Department of Defense said. "The Defense Department's Chemical Demilitarization Program …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …