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Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence

19 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the U.S. military into new uncertainty just as tensions with Iran are rising. | Video

With Esper, Pentagon inherits an army veteran long focused on China

19 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In the opinion of Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. military, Washington was late to recognise that America will be locked in a strategic competition with China for years to come.

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

18 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. | Video

U.S. releases video it says shows Iran's military recovering mine

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. military released a video late on Thursday that it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned oil tanker, as Washington blamed Iran for attacks rattling global oil markets. | Video

U.S. releases video it says shows Iran's military recovering mine

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. military released a video late on Thursday that it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned oil tanker, as Washington blamed Iran for attacks rattling global oil markets.

U.S. releases video it says shows Iran's military recovering mine

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. military released a video late on Thursday that it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese-owned oil tanker, as Washington blamed Iran for attacks rattling global oil markets. | Video

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at U.S. base: Pentagon

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets has come to a faster-than-expected halt at a U.S. air base in Arizona, U.S. officials said on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara's involvement in the program over Turkey's plans to buy a Russian air defense system.

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at U.S. base - Pentagon

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets has come to a faster-than-expected halt at a U.S. air base in Arizona, U.S. officials said on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara's involvement in the programme over Turkey's plans to buy a Russian air defence system.

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at U.S. base - Pentagon

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets has come to a faster-than-expected halt at a U.S. air base in Arizona, U.S. officials said on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara's involvement in the program over Turkey's plans to buy a Russian air defence system.

UPDATE 1-Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at U.S. base -Pentagon

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 10 Training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets has come to a faster-than-expected halt at a U.S. air base in Arizona, U.S. officials said on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara's involvement in the program over Turkey's plans to buy a Russian air defense system.

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