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Pentagon unveils new Ukraine weapons shipment

The Pentagon will send four more rocket artillery systems to Ukraine as part of the latest $450 million military aid package, the US government said on Thursday. This would bring the total number of HIMARS launchers sent to Kiev to eight, the first of which have reportedly already reached Ukrainian …

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House Republicans slam ‘woke’ Pentagon spending

The US Department of Defense is splurging too much money on promoting Pride Month, while neglecting “military preparedness,” a faction of Republican congressmen has charged, in a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The representatives say they want full accounting of the DOD’s use of taxpayer dollars spent on …

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Pentagon updates US goals in Ukraine

The US is seeking to make the conflict in Ukraine more costly for Moscow than whatever Russian President Vladimir Putin hoped to achieve, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl said on Tuesday. Kahl insisted that Russia was making only “tactical” gains in Ukraine and would be unable to …

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Senators want Pentagon to be more green

Citing the US military’s carbon emissions footprint, a group of senior Senate Democrats officially introduced a bill on Monday that would require the Pentagon to buy electric vehicles starting later this year. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), the Military Vehicle Fleet Electrification Act would apply to …

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Pentagon comments on ‘Asian NATO’

Washington is not seeking to create an “Asian NATO” or stir up confrontation in the Indo-Pacific region, but rather is focused on maintaining stability, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said on Saturday. In a keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s top security conference, Austin said, “the stakes are …

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Pentagon divulges number of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine

The US government has supported 46 facilities in Ukraine over the past 20 years, but as part of a peaceful public health project rather than to develop biological weapons, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The US military accused Russia and China of “spreading disinformation and sowing mistrust” about its efforts …

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Pentagon relies on Russia and China for critical mineral

A group of US congressmen from both parties is moving to give the Pentagon even more money in order to replenish the largely depleted stockpile of strategic minerals, alarmed that most of the antimony used by the American defense industry comes from China. The metal is crucial in the production …

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Pentagon details plan on Ukrainian troop training

A training course on how to use American multiple-launch rocket systems takes from three to four weeks, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said on Wednesday. A platoon of Ukrainian troops at a time will receive training as part of the Pentagon’s plan, he added. The …

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Pentagon investigates suspected ‘insider’ attack

Two military law enforcement agencies are investigating a service member over the April incident at Green Village, a US outpost in northern Syria, the Pentagon acknowledged on Monday. The explosions, initially thought to be an artillery attack, were set off by someone inside the base. Four troops were injured. The …

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Pentagon pressured to keep track of US weapons in Ukraine

The Pentagon is being pressured by US lawmakers to have more robust oversight over American weapons that would be sent to Ukraine under the latest $40 billion aid package, Politico reported on Thursday. The Department of Defense said the best way to prevent the weapons from getting into the wrong …

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