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Pentagon Upset Over Spain Recalling Its Frigate From Strike Group in Gulf as US-Iran Tensions Rise

The Spanish frigate was part of a US-led naval group that was sent to the Persian Gulf shortly before Tehran announced the suspension of some of its obligations under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on 8 May. The move came exactly a year after the US unilaterally left the deal, also reinstating harsh anti-Iranian sanctions.

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The Pentagon’s new nuclear doctrine is scary as hell

The Pentagon is actively contemplating the use of nuclear weapons to win wars that need not be fought in the first place. As expected, opposition to the US nuclear doctrine is almost non-existent in the mainstream media.

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A winnable nuclear war? New Pentagon document shows US military thinks so

The Pentagon document laying out the US doctrine of nuclear operations was publicly available for about a week, then made ‘official use only.’ What’s inside is a chilling reminder that Washington sees nuclear war as winnable.

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Purchase of S-400 systems will be ‘devastating’ for Turkey’s F-35 program – Pentagon

Turkey’s planned deployment of Russian S-400 missile defense systems would be “devastating” for the F-35 program to which Ankara has contributed over $1 billion, the Pentagon has warned. “Completion of this transaction would be devastating, not only to the F-35 program, on which the West has placed its modernized integrated air capability, but it would […]

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‘Unfair competition’: Roscosmos blasts Pentagon’s ban on using Russian space launches & satellites

The Pentagon is trying to artificially limit the use of Russian launch vehicles on the international market, Roscosmos said, adding that the ban will negatively affect the whole industry of commercial space launches.

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US sanctions boosted Chinese investment in Russia, Pentagon admits

The Russian economy has enjoyed increased Chinese investment as Western sanctions have pushed Beijing closer to Moscow, according to a report released by the US Department of Defense. Despite the 136-page document dedicated to China’s armed forces and Washington’s concerns over Beijing’s growing clout, including its economic strength, the US military did not forget to […]

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Pentagon sounds alarm over military ‘expansion’ of China… which only has one base abroad

The Pentagon, whose military installations abroad dwarf those of China, is deeply worried about Beijing conspiring to build up such facilities across the world in order to protect the global One Belt, One Road project.

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US grounds strategic B-1B bombers for 2nd time after problems with pilot-saving system

The Pentagon has grounded its entire fleet of B-1B Lancer strategic bombers for the second time in less than a year after new dangerous flaws were found in its ejection system.

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Pentagon threatens Turkey with ‘grave consequences’ for buying Russian S-400

The US has threatened Turkey with “grave consequences” unless it cancels the purchase of S-400 systems from Russia, with a Pentagon spokesman advising Ankara to seek “better solutions” and warning of “broader implications.”

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Pentagon: US Military Logistics Systems Not Fit for Conflict With China, Russia

The United States Department of Defense’s supply chains have deteriorated, and they now require significant modernization – and taxpayer funding – if Washington wishes to make war with Russia or China, according to an internal Pentagon report.

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Pentagon says Riyadh is too important to whip, rolls out $15bn THAAD arms deal instead

The US rarely has ‘unblemished’ partners so it will pour more defensive weapons into Saudi Arabia despite outrage over Khashoggi and Yemen, Pentagon chief James Mattis admitted as the nation handed the kingdom a big new deal.

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Pentagon Report Questions US’ Own Legal Justification for Staying in Syria

The unusually frank quarterly report to Congress on the US’s military operations against Daesh* in Syria and Iraq also hints that Washington has no exit strategy once the terrorists are defeated.

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Pentagon Unaware of US Hostages Taken Near Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense has no information regarding US nationals being taken hostage near the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, Pentagon spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson told Sputnik. Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Daesh* terrorists had recently begun expanding their presence on the left bank of the Euphrates river […]

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Pentagon plans to ax large swathe of precious EU-protected forest for its Poland base

The US military wants to cut down a large swathe of green woodland in Poland, designated by the EU as a conservation site for rare and endangered species. The cleared area will be used to expand an existing air force base. The US Army Corps of Engineers procurement documents, obtained by RT Russian, detail the […]

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China Calls Off Talks With Pentagon Chief as Tensions With US Snowball – Reports

The months-long tit-for-tat between Beijing and Washington hasn’t yet shown any signs of stopping, but has, conversely, grown more intense in light of both trade issues with regard to tariffed imports, and an array of military-related moves, such as arms sales to Taiwan and China’s military deals with Russia.

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