Vladimir Putin to would-be aggressors: ‘Will knock their teeth out’

In strong remarks during a meeting with officials, the Russian president noted that foreign efforts to contain Russia date centuries back. AP Photo MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin alleged Thursday that some of the country’s foreign foes dream about biting off pieces of the country’s vast territory, warning that Moscow would “knock their teeth out” … Read more

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin suggests U.S. could again carry out retaliatory strike after Iraqi base attack

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Iran casts long shadow over Pentagon nominee’s Senate hearing

[ad_1] By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s nominee to become the Pentagon’s top policy adviser faced relentless Republican criticism on Thursday over his support for the Iran nuclear deal, in a confirmation hearing that could foreshadow bigger fights over Biden’s national security agenda. Colin Kahl, who was … Read more

GOP senators criticize Pentagon nominee’s ‘partisan’ tweets

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated … Read more

Pentagon report cites threat of extremism in military

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Domestic extremist groups pose a serious threat to the military by seeking to recruit service members into their ranks and, in some cases, joining the military to acquire combat experience, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday. The report, prepared last year at the request of Congress, did not assess whether … Read more

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon rethinking how to array forces to focus on China

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration faces a conundrum as it rethinks the positioning of military forces around the world: How to focus more on China and Russia without retreating from longstanding Mideast threats — and to make this shift with potentially leaner Pentagon budgets. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a monthslong “global posture” … Read more