An American airstrike killed a senior-level Pakistani terrorist with ties to al Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban, the Defense Department announced Saturday night.
Patrick Cronin, a liberal Republican China hand who signed a letter denouncing President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, on Friday withdrew from taking a plum position as director of a Pentagon-funded think tank in Hawaii.
Patrick Cronin, an Asian security expert with the Democrat-leaning Center for New American Security, has been named to the plum post of director of a key Pentagon think tank, the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies.
The White House is considering granting the Pentagon more authority to launch time-sensitive anti-terrorism operations, which would give Defense Secretary James Mattis a freer hand to authorize raids against the Islamic State.
The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has launched a study of innovative ways to counter advanced missile threats such as ultra-high-speed maneuvering hypersonic missiles.
The Pentagon is compiling names of Iraqis who have helped the U.S. military to possibly be exempted from President Donald Trump’s immigration ban unveiled last week.
One of the policy changes expected under the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will be a scaling back of the Pentagon’s ambitious military exchange program with China.
Donald Trump will need to confront the continued instability and corruption in Afghanistan as well as a resilient Taliban insurgency that continues to challenge Afghan military and police forces, according to the special inspector for Afghanistan reconstruction.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program has been delayed again and will cost at least $500 million more, according to correspondence between the Pentagon and the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.