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According to the Pentagon, the video shows a Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowing" US aircraft

A Venezuelan fighter jet "shadowed" an American reconnaissance plane that flew over the Caribbean last week, military officials said Sunday. The Russian-made SU-30 Flanker approached US Navy EP-3 Aries II Friday on an "unsafe distance" and "unprofessionally" as the plane flew in legal international airspace, United States Southern said Command in a statement with. US Southern Command said it made …

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Pentagon wants to break China's monopoly on rare earth minerals

The Pentagon is trying to find a way to develop the United States' rare earth mining capabilities as the trade war with China threatens to disrupt the flow of critical minerals into the United States. There are currently around 85% of the world's rare earth mining and refining capacity in China. That's why the United States is in a risky …

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Pentagon: US plans naval escort for Gulf tanker Iran News

The Pentagon said Thursday it was discussing military escorts for ships in the Gulf, one day after Iranian ships had allegedly attempted to block a British oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Chiefs of Defense, said that Washington has been trying to form a coalition "to defend the military escort and navy …

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China tests anti-ship missiles in the South China Sea, says Pentagon

"The Pentagon was aware of the launch of the Chinese rocket from the artificial structures in the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands," said Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn. In a note to sailors released on Saturday, China announced that military exercises would be conducted by Wednesday in a large area of ​​the South China Sea north of the Spratly …

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Trump's Pentagon is among the top executives

An acting defense minister lacks the political capital and the inner confidence of a permanent. Senate approval gives a secretary explicit and implicit powers – from recruiting and setting long-term policies in the Pentagon to authority to authoritatively communicate with overseas colleagues and members of the congress. This absence was fully visible last week, when the President was thinking about …

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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper sends first memo to troops as Pentagon boss

New Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper on Monday sent to a memorandum to all Pentagon employees, laying out the Defense Department's "path forward." In the memo, titled "Initial Message to the Department," Esper wrote, "As we continue to advance the nation's security, let me reaffirm our path forward. Esper was named Trump last Tuesday after Patrick Shanahan retired from his …

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Trump's Pentagon Election is an army veteran and defense lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's new Defense Minister election is an army veteran who served in the First Iraq War and also has experience as a National Security Advisor on Capitol Hill and as a lobbyist in the defense industry. Trump announced Friday that he would appoint Mark Esper as head of the Pentagon. Trump had already appointed Esper, …

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