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‘Tragic mistake’: Pentagon admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians – video

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A US drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, Gen Frank McKenzie, the head of Central Command, told reporters on Friday. Senior officers had said the 29 August s...

Pentagon ‘not in position to dispute’ Kabul drone strike claims – video

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The Pentagon has said it is investigating reports of civilian casualties from a drone strike on Sunday in Kabul, but is 'not in a position to dispute' accounts from the scene of nine people from one family being kille...

Pentagon warns of further attacks as Biden condemned over Afghan pullout

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Joe Biden’s national security team has warned that US troops remain under threat of another terrorist attack, just 24 hours after a devastating suicide bomb at Kabul airport killed 13 US service members and more than ...

Pentagon chief says US to ‘take action’ against Kabul airport attackers – video

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Gen Kenneth F McKenzie confirmed the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) had taken responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks at Kabul's airport and the US would take action against those behind it.Two suicide bom...

‘We were not aware of this visit’: Pentagon on US congressmen in Kabul during evacuation – video

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The Pentagon has responded to the unexpected arrival of two US Congress members in Kabul airport, in what the congressmen claimed was a fact-finding mission but critics have dismissed as grandstanding. “They certainly...

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to help in Afghanistan evacuations

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Activating a plan used only twice before, the Biden administration on Sunday ordered the use of commercial aircraft to help ferry people evacuated from Afghanistan. Chaotic scenes continue at the airport in Kabul, a ...

Pentagon ‘deeply concerned’ by sweeping Taliban gains in Afghanistan

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The Pentagon is “deeply concerned” about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, as the Taliban completed their sweep of Afghanistan’s south on Friday, taking four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive...

New Yorker, Yankees fan: police identify officer killed outside Pentagon

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Police have identified the officer who was killed during an attack Tuesday morning that took place at a transit station steps away from the Pentagon. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) on Wednesday identified...

Officer dies after being stabbed outside Pentagon, officials say

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An officer died after being stabbed on Tuesday during a brief outbreak of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, on the outskirts of Washington DC, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcemen...

Pentagon chief ‘deeply concerned’ by sharp rise in suicides among US troops

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The defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, has expressed concern about the alarming spike in suicides among US forces. In 2020, 385 active-duty soldiers died by suicide, marking a steep increase from the 326 cases reported ...

Pentagon cancels $10bn Jedi contract with Microsoft after Amazon challenge

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The US defense department (DoD) has canceled its $10bn Jedi cloud-computing project, pulling the Trump-era award to Microsoft Corp and announcing a new contract that pits the big software firm against rival Amazon.com...

‘It’s going to come as a big shock’: UFO experts await Pentagon report

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Nearly 75 years after Roswell, the possibility that we are not alone in the universe is once again the talk of mainstream politics. The impending release of a Pentagon report on the activities of the Advanced Aerospac...

Whistleblower who spoke out on UFOs claims Pentagon tried to discredit him

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A Pentagon whistleblower known for speaking out about UFOs is accusing his former agency of waging a disinformation campaign against him, a report says. Luis Elizondo, who headed the Pentagon’s now-defunct Advanced Av...

Pentagon confirms leaked photos and video of UFOs are legitimate

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Furthering the growing interest in unidentified flying objects, or what the US government refers to as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), the Department of Defense confirmed on Thursday that recently leaked photos a...

Is WandaVision … Pentagon propaganda?

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Marvel and Disney have long histories of collaborating with the the FBI and the Department of Defense. Consider the evidenceWandaVision, a new television program released by Disney+, is rapidly gaining popularity. Its...