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Pentagon reverses self, says Kabul drone strike was a ‘tragic mistake’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged its last airstrike in Afghanistan before the U.S. withdrawal was a “tragic mistake” that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in what was a tragic coda to a messy and controversial 20-year war.Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of U.S. Central Command, which oversees the Afghanistan operation, said in…

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Pentagon confirms top general reassured China during last days of Trump

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Pentagon identifies 13 U.S. troops killed in Kabul terrorist attack

The Defense Department on Saturday identified all 13 of the U.S. service members who were killed during Thursday’s ISIS-K terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. Eleven Marines, one soldier, and one Navy corpsman died in the assault on what was the deadliest day for American troops in Afghanistan in over a decade. Another 18 U.S.…

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Pentagon orders U.S. airlines to help in evacuation from Afghanistan

Children wait for the next U.S. military flight at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photo by 1st Lt. Mark Andries/U.S. Marine Corps/UPI | License Photo Aug. 22 (UPI) — The Department of Defense on Sunday compelled U.S. commercial airlines to assist in the evacuation of U.S. personnel and Afghans after the…

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Pentagon Drafts U.S. Airlines to Help With Afghanistan Evacuees

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Pentagon counters critics of Afghanistan withdrawal

Posted August 18, 2021 at 5:05pmGen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, tried Wednesday to deflect criticism that the Biden administration should have anticipated the rapid collapse of the Afghan Security Forces and the swift takeover of the country by the Taliban.“There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a…

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NYT Pentagon Correspondent details ‘the level of despair’ inside the Defense Dept.

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.New York Times Pentagon Correspondent Helene Cooper says there is a level of despair and depression among those in the Defense Department that she has not seen before, as the U.S. scrambles to evacuate thousands from AfghanistanAug. 17, 2021Read More

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Pentagon halts all Kabul airport flights amid chaotic scenes

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Pentagon identifies fallen police officer as George Gonzalez

Pentagon Police officer George Gonzalez died Tuesday after being attacked at the Pentagon’s bus depot. File Photo courtesy of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Aug. 4 (UPI) — Law enforcement officials on Wednesday identified a police officer killed in this week’s attack outside the Pentagon and the man accused of stabbing him. The Pentagon Force…

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Pentagon police: ‘Incident is secure’ and lockdown lifted after reported shooting at transit center

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.NBC News’ Courtney Kube reports on the shooting incident that occurred just outside the Pentagon building but on Department of Defense grounds.Aug. 3, 2021Read More