Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The US Defense Department said it will reconsider the controversial procurement if a federal judge declines to dismiss Amazon.com Inc.’s allegations that former President Donald Trump’s meddling cost the company the winner-take-all contract.
Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 02:29 PM IST
The Pentagon has said the strikes were against facilities belonging to Iran-backed militia.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Biden said that the US needs to take on the dangers and opportunities of emerging technologies, enhance its capabilities in cyberspace, ensure that America is positioned to lead in a new era of competition.
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:04 PM IST
- An Ivy League-educated economist, Shultz moved seamlessly from academia to government to business. He led a faction that promoted “realism” in foreign policy, including direct bargaining with the Soviet Union. As Treasury secretary he played a role in untying the US dollar from the price of gold.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 10:18 PM IST
President Joe Biden has called for setting up 100 mass vaccination centers around the country within a month.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:59 AM IST
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the review will assess whether each board provides value and make sure its focus aligns with "our most pressing strategic priorities and the National Defense Strategy"
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The Afghan peace negotiating team praised President Biden's administration for its decision to review the US-Taliban peace deal.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:45 PM IST
“We’re not taking any chances. Anything that’s flagged is brought to the attention of the command,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said.
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The latest attack comes just two days after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Senior US commanders are skeptical of the Taliban's stated commitment to peace.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Those companies will be subject to a new US investment ban which forces American investors to divest holdings of the blacklisted firms by Nov 11, 2021.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:33 PM IST
The new watchdog will also have a key role in responding to white supremacist and criminal gang activity by military personnel, according to the legislation passed on Jan. 1 over Trump’s veto.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:29 PM IST
The former Pentagon chiefs warned US President Donald Trump against use of the military in any effort to change the outcome.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Donald Trump signed an order barring American investments in Chinese firms owned or controlled by the military in a bid to pressure Beijing over what it views as abusive business practices.
By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The most recent of many milestones for a full production decision on the $398 billion program -- “no later than March” of next year -- has been scrapped by Ellen Lord, the Defense Department’s undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.
By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:31 AM IST
The Pentagon acknowledged that about 20 meetings with 40 officials were being rescheduled until after January 1, but insisted that cooperation with Biden’s team was continuing.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 03:25 PM IST
In his lawsuit, Patel, who previously served in the White House before being moved to the Pentagon, alleged that CNN between November 24 and December 4 published a series of articles that “contain a series of false and defamatory statements” about him.
By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST
According to Reuters, which broke the news on Sunday, hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the US treasury and commerce departments.
By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Austin will become the first Black person to lead the Pentagon if he is confirmed by Senate. Announcing the nomination, Biden said Austin had shown “exemplary leadership, character, and command”.
By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Wilmington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:15 AM IST
“Throughout his lifetime of dedicated service -- and in the many hours we’ve spent together in the White House Situation Room and with our troops overseas -- General Austin has demonstrated exemplary leadership, character, and command,” Biden said in a statement.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:28 PM IST
India had signed $2.6 billion deal in 2019 to buy 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin. The multi-mission helicopters can detect, track and attack submarines and surface ships.
By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 02:14 AM IST
US Government tells Pentagon to withdraw some soldiers from these two nations by Jan 15, just days before Joe Biden is expected to take charge as president.
By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 01:26 AM IST
The Pentagon on Tuesday said it awarded $9.6 million to MP Materials Inc
, which owns the only US rare earths mine, to help the company process light rare earths.
By Associated Press | Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:34 AM IST
The plan will accelerate troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in Trump’s final days in office, despite arguments from senior military officials in favor of a slower, more methodical pull-out to preserve hard-fought gains.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Several media reports have suggested that Biden is expected to select a woman to head the Pentagon and Michele Flournoy is being regarded as a top choice for the position.
By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Michele Flournoy, a politically moderate Pentagon veteran, is regarded by U.S. officials and political insiders as a top choice for the position.
By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 04:31 PM IST
While the personnel changes added to the tumult in the wake of Esper’s departure, it’s not clear how much impact they could have on the massive Pentagon bureaucracy.
By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The two aircraft were earlier scheduled to be delivered in August but the date had to be pushed due to what were described as “certain operational issues”.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The items ordered by India are aircraft consumable spares and repair/return parts; ground support and equipment.
By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Beijing/London
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Defence ministry spokesman Col Wu Qian called the report a “wanton distortion” of China’s aims and the relations between the People’s Liberation Army and China’s 1.4 billion people.