Articles written by: US Department of Defense

Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior […]


F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news […]


US, Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

US, Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion. […]


Exacto Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets

Exacto Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is […]


Defense Officials Hail Japanese Decision on Self-Defense Law

Defense Officials Hail Japanese Decision on Self-Defense Law

Defense officials today welcomed an announcement by the Japanese government that it would seek a change to the policy regarding the country’s collective self-defense. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement that the change will enable the Japan Self-Defense […]


Obama Weighs Options for Intervention In Iraq

Obama Weighs Options for Intervention In Iraq

Citing the “huge investments and sacrifices” Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents […]


China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes […]


Hagel Urges European NATO Members to Boost Defense Budgets

Hagel Urges European NATO Members to Boost Defense Budgets

NATO European allies must dedicate more money to defense spending, and all are ready to do their part in the follow-on operation in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at NATO headquarters in Brussels today. The secretary spoke at a […]


Actions Underscore Worldwide Commitment, Official Says

Actions Underscore Worldwide Commitment, Official Says

The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention […]


 
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