The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall the vast majority of some 350,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America's armed
The US government faces billions of dollars in potential costs if it decides to cancel foreign military aid to Egypt, a senior Pentagon official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Richard Genaille, deputy director of the Pentagon's De
It's a truism often repeated in the Pentagon and across the U.S. security establishment: In war, the enemy gets a vote.
A US-led cruise missile attack on Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, which seems in
US President Barack Obama has decided to halt the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt for an undetermined period due to the "current situation" on the ground there, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
"Given the curr
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delayed deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East because of budget uncertainty, hours after warning that congressional inaction on financial matters threatened US security.
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta defended the Obama administration's decision not to arm the Syrian opposition, saying the country risked being pushed into an all-out civil war if efforts to secure a smooth political transition fail.
Turkey, which said in February it intended to buy 100 of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, will buy only two this year, and will decide each following year how many planes it will order, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz told Reuters.
The cost of developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter rose 4.3 percent to $395.7 billion last year and the plane will not reach full-rate production until 2019, the Pentagon said.
The new schedule is two years later than planned.
President Barack Obama unveiled a defense strategy Thursday that would expand the US military presence in Asia but shrink the overall size of the force as the Pentagon seeks to slash spending by nearly half a trillion dollars after a decade of war
The Pentagon said it was not seeking a confrontation with Iran over transit in the Strait of Hormuz, even as it dismissed an Iranian military threat meant to keep US aircraft carriers out of the Gulf.
"Our interest is in safe and secure ma