Published: Sep 03, 2021
The top U.S. military official said it is "possible" the United States will coordinate with the Taliban in the fight against the Islamic State, although he declined to make predictions about potential collaboration with Afghanistans new rulers, who could announce a new government as early as Thursday.
Published: Aug 23, 2021
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said Sunday that the U.S. military is "executing a plan" to move stranded American citizens to the Kabul airport in greater numbers, including through an expansion of a safe zone around the facility and by creating conduits for people to access the compound "safely and effectively."
Published: Aug 22, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Saturday strongly hinted that U.S. troops may stage further operations outside the Kabul airport to help evacuate stranded American citizens and Afghans who aided the war effort, as the threat of violence in the capital grows amid the return of the Talibans top political leader and increased concern about potential attacks by the Islamic State.
Published: Aug 10, 2021
Absent of the FDAs full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, which is now authorized only for emergency use, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will have to seek a waiver from President Joe Biden in order to make inoculation compulsory for the men and women in uniform.
Published: Nov 25, 2020
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has introduced the bulk of his national security Cabinet, but did not include the Defense Department in his rollout this week amid questions about whether he has settled on longtime defense expert Michèle Flournoy as his Pentagon chief.
Published: Nov 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - The top policy official at the Defense Department resigned suddenly Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly fired his defense secretary, compounding uncertainty at the Pentagon during a sensitive transition period.
Published: Sep 11, 2020
China is seeking to set up military facilities in a number of countries, including Sri Lanka, to allow the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to project and sustain military power at greater distances, according to a Pentagon report.