Contents tagged with Pentagon

  • The United States and Lithuania sign a five-year plan for military cooperation

    The United States and Lithuania approved a plan of cooperation in the field of defence for the period up to 2024, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Pentagon press service.

    This plan involves joint actions in the field of security of the Baltic region, joint exercises, sharing intelligence and improving the early warning capabilities of threats in the region.

    The US is planning to conclude similar agreements with Estonia and Latvia. As stated by the Pentagon, since 2014, the United …

  • Pentagon: US should have the right to inflict the first nuclear blow

    During a meeting in the U.S. Senate, which was broadcasted on the website of the Senate Committee on Armed Forces, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff committee, Joseph Dunford, was asked to clarify his opinion about Washington’s right to attack first with a nuclear strike.

    “It seems to me that our current policy (which allows such a right in the field of defense) complicates the adversary’s decision-making process. I would not recommend making a decision that will make this process …

  • Pentagon: Russia may use nuclear weapons against its neighbors

    The commander of the American forces on the European continent (EUCOM) and the commander-in-chief of the combined forces of NATO in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti, informed the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services that Russia’s military are studying the possibility of using nuclear weapons as a "part of the Russian doctrine and method of warfare", reported the Voice of America.

    The Pentagon believes that Russia could use nuclear weapons in limited military conflicts for “quick victories …

  • Ukrainian military intelligence: Russia intends to further destabilize Europe

    Ukrainian military intelligence has provided the US intelligence community with proof that Russia intends to further destabilize the situation in Ukraine and Europe, announced the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (HUR MOU) following a visit by its chief Vasyl Burba to the US.

    “During talks with Robert Ashley, Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, the leaders of the CIA and the leaders of the US intelligence community, HUR MOU Head Colonel-General …

  • US to start producing components for missiles prohibited by Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The US intends to start producing components for ground-based cruise missiles after it withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced US Defense Spokesperson Michelle Baldanza on Monday, 11 March.

    Previously the US could not engage in such production due to its obligations under the INF Treaty, the Pentagon spokesperson added. She noted that the components will be produced as part of a research program, which could be canceled “if Russia returns to full and …

  • US to give Ukraine intelligence data about Donbas

    The US Air Force intends to give Ukraine the intelligence data that will be gathered during flights by the RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic surveillance drone over the region, Radio Liberty reports.

    The Pentagon refused to provide any specific details, noting only that all the flights will be coordinated with Ukraine.

    “The gathering of information, surveillance and intelligence carried out by the US Air Force will provide enough for our allies and partners to make decisions… Because this is a …

  • Erdogan: Turkey’s purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia does not impact NATO security

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in Diyarbakir, which was broadcast by TRT TV channel on Saturday, that the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems does not impact the security of NATO, the United States or fifth-generation F-35 fighters, which Turkey expects to receive from Washington.

    Erdogan emphasized that "the terms of use of Russian S-400s are not being concealed”. The Turkish President expressed hope that problems in relations between Ankara and …

  • US warns Turkey of serious consequences if Ankara goes ahead with purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    During a press conference on Friday, the Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Charles Summers  announced that Turkey’s military relationship with the United States would face serious consequences if Ankara receives the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

    "If Turkey takes the S-400s there will be grave consequences in terms of our military relations with them," he said.

    Summers explained that the purchase of the S-400 missiles systems from Russia would …

  • Ukrainian President : Kyiv hopes to receive various types of weapons from Washington

    At a meeting with US Vice President Michael Pence, during the Munich Security Conference, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that Ukraine hopes to receive various types of weapons from the US.

    “We had a very detailed meeting with the vice president. He stressed at the outset that Ukraine is a reliable strategic partner of the United States. We firmly hope for cooperation, including in the area of defense, for the supply of all types of weapons to Ukraine,” he said commenting to …

  • Pentagon to buy Israeli Iron Dome air defense system

    The US Defense Department has officially announced that it intends to purchase several of Israel’s Iron Dome defense systems.

    “Iron Dome will be tested and assessed with respect to its suitability for protecting the American soldiers deployed in various locations from a broad range of firing threats with indirect aiming and airborne threats. Iron Dome has been used by the Israeli army since 2011, and it has proven its combat capabilities, but it should be noted that the US will examine and …