Retired general Lloyd Austin is the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval and the first African American to become secretary of defence.
The 10 men, both Democrats and Republicans, signed on to an opinion article published in The Washington Post that implicitly questioned Donald Trump’s willingness to follow his Constitutional duty to peacefully relinquish power on January 20.
President-elect Joe Biden says President Trump's appointees at Pentagon are stalling on transition and warns US faces security risks as a result.
The aid package aims to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden warns of risks to national security after it says the Pentagon has suddenly halted briefings for the transition team.
United Arab Emirates has been providing assistance to Russian mercenaries, according to a US Defense Intelligence Agency assessment reported by Foreign Policy magazine. Wagner supports the Haftar militia against the UN-backed government in Libya.
Biden’s pick for US Secretary of Defence is a defence industry and establishment insider that will likely please lawmakers - on the other side of the aisle.
President Trump will sharply reduce US forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500, and in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500, Pentagon announces.
A day after US President Donald Trump fired his defence secretary, the White House hired a Trump loyalist in a key Pentagon post and a former Fox News commentator who made offensive remarks about former President Barack Obama.
President Donald Trump replaces Mark Esper with Christopher Miller, current head of National Counterterrorism Center.
US State Department okays potential deal of 100 Boeing-made Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems to Taiwan, a decision sure to anger China.
Pentagon says that it is "deeply concerned" with reports that Turkey is bringing it into operation the S-400 missile defence system that it had purchased from Russia.
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