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Pentagon warns of tough trade-offs in face of looming cuts

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday pledged US$40 billion in new Pentagon spending reductions over the next decade, but warned that additional cuts required by law posed stark choices that could bend or break the president’s defence strategy.

Thursday, 1 August, 2013, 11:32am

Beijing slams Pentagon over claims hackers accessed weapons designs

A Pentagon report accusing Chinese hackers of accessing US weapons designs contained "misjudgments", a spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Beijing said yesterday, adding China could build weapons on its own.

31 May 2013 - 6:11am

Pentagon chief Hagel to reassure East Asian allies on trip

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will reassure allies in a trip to East Asia this week that the US intends to "follow through" on its promised strategic shift to the Pacific region, American officials said.

30 May 2013 - 1:36am

Obama limits use of US drone strikes, offers steps to close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama outlined plans to limit the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

24 May 2013 - 4:23am

Pentagon renews lease of Chinese commercial satellite

The Pentagon will continue for another year the lease of a Chinese commercial satellite to provide communications for its Africa Command.

17 May 2013 - 4:48am

PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

Beijing branded the United States the "real hacking empire" yesterday and accused it of sowing discord between China and its neighbours.

The rebuke was issued after the Pentagon said Beijing was using espionage to fuel its military modernisation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China spying on US to develop defence, says Pentagon

China is using cyberspies to boost its defence industry and military planning by gathering information about US defence programmes, a Pentagon report claims.

8 May 2013 - 5:59am 10 comments

Pentagon questioned on use of Chinese satellite

The Pentagon's decision to use a commercial satellite operated by a Hong Kong-based and listed company was questioned by a US lawmaker who said the use of China's Apstar-7 satellite "exposes our military to the risk that China may seek to turn off our eyes and ears".

1 May 2013 - 12:43pm 1 comment

John Brennan finally confirmed as head of CIA

The US Senate has finally confirmed John Brennan as CIA director after the White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones that could have delayed filling the crucial post.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:49am

Top US commander in Afghanistan cleared in Pentagon inquiry

The top commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has been cleared by a Pentagon inquiry into potentially inappropriate email communications with a Florida socialite, likely resurrecting his nomination to the military’s top job in Europe.

23 Jan 2013 - 10:19am