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U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

4:20am IST

WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. | Video

U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 programme after its Russian missile defence purchase

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week.

Democrat Warren slams Trump's defence nominee, citing ethics concerns

17 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defence secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job at defence contractor Raytheon Co.

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

13 Jul 2019

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance. | Video

Trump's Pentagon pick says he won't be bullied into making 'stupid decisions'

12 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become his top uniformed military adviser told Congress on Thursday that he would not be "intimidated into making stupid decisions," saying he would always give his best advice, regardless of pressure.

Tanks in Washington ahead of Trump's Fourth of July pageant

03 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Battle tanks were seen on a train in Washington on Tuesday ahead of a July Fourth celebration highlighting U.S. military might that Democrats say President Donald Trump may turn into a re-election campaign rally. | Video

Amid USS McCain controversy, Pentagon says military will not be politicized

02 Jun 2019

SEOUL The Pentagon has told the White House that the U.S. military will not be politicized, a U.S. official said on Sunday, in response to a controversy after officials directed the United States Navy to keep the USS John S. McCain out of sight during a recent speech by President Donald Trump in Japan. 

Acting Pentagon chief says no need to restore suspended U.S.-South Korea military drills

02 Jun 2019

SEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea.

U.S. defence chief says no need to restore suspended US-S.Korea military drills

02 Jun 2019

SEOUL, June 2 Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea.

U.S. won't 'tiptoe' around China with Asia stability at threat: defence chief

01 Jun 2019

SINGAPORE The United States will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behaviour in Asia, with stability in the region threatened on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan, acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday. | Video

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