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Pentagon releases annual report on sexual assault in U.S. military

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. Department of Defense released on Thursday the fiscal year 2021 annual report on sexual assault in the military. “Sexual assault and sexual harassment remain persistent and corrosive problems,” the top line results read. Over 8 percent of active-duty women and about 1.5 percent of …

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U.S. military biological activities warrant closest attention: Lavrov

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | In an article published on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for closest attention to the Pentagon’s military biological activities around the world. There is “multiplying evidence of (the Pentagon’s) criminal experiments with the most dangerous pathogens in order to create biological weapons conducted under …

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Russia says Pentagon directly involved in bioweapon development in Ukraine

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The U.S. Department of Defense was directly involved in developing biological weapon components in Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. Documents received from Ukrainian employees working at the laboratories were studied by Russian experts and have shown that Ukrainian biological projects were directly developed and …

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Pentagon chief orders U.S. airlines to assist Afghan evacuation

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered U.S. airlines to provide 18 aircrafts to support evacuation missions from Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Sunday. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement that Austin has ordered the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command “to activate Stage …

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Trump’s ousting of Pentagon chief sends shockwaves through Washington

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, sending shockwaves through Washington. “Mark Esper has been terminated,” Trump tweeted. “I would like to thank him for his service.” The announcement came only days after a Pentagon spokesman said Esper “has no plans …

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U.S. Army chief says military leaders see combat as last resort

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. Army’s top general on Tuesday defended military leaders after President Donald Trump’s claim that Pentagon leaders sought wars to please defense industries. “I can assure the American people that the senior leaders would only recommend sending our troops to combat when it is required in …

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Trump says to reverse Pentagon plan to close Stars and Stripes newspaper

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will reverse Pentagon’s decision to cut funding to U.S. military’s independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, and cease its publication. “The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch,” Trump tweeted …

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