US Approves Potential Sale of Rocket Launchers to Bahrain -Pentagon
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Upgrade and related equipment for an estimated cost of $176 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Pentagon Phasing out Accompanied Tours to Bahrain
The Pentagon has passed a new resolution barring U.S. military personnel, in countries including Bahrain and Qatar, from taking their families
U.S. Authorizes Deployment of Troops, Resources to Saudi Arabia
The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide “an additional deterrent” in the face of “emergent, credible threats.”
New U.S. Deployment Includes More Patriot Missile Defenses
The latest deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, which was announced on Monday, will include a Patriot missile battalion, manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft and "other deterrence capabilities," the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
State Department OKs Nearly $6 billion in Weapons Sales to Gulf Allies
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $6 billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages, the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification.
In Unprecedented Move, U.S. Names Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Group
President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces.
Lockheed Gets $1 Billion Down Payment for Saudi THAAD Missile System
Lockheed Martin Corp will receive the first payment toward the installation a $15 billion missile defense system in Saudi Arabia as part of a $110 billion arms package the Trump administration said it negotiated with the Kingdom in 2017, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Pentagon: US Navy's Chief Scott Stearney Dead in Apparent Suicide
Sources in the Pentagon said on Monday (December 3, 2018) that commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Middle East who died yesterday in Bahrain committed suicide.
U.S. Halting Refueling of Saudi-Led Coalition Aircraft in Yemen's War
The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one of the most divisive aspects of U.S. assistance to the Saudi war effort.
Mattis to Stress U.S.-Mideast Security Ties amid Khashoggi Strains
Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will stress the U.S. commitment to Middle East security at the weekend, officials said, amid Western concern that any loosening of U.S. ties to Riyadh after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder could allow Russia to fill the vacuum.
Boeing Wins $1.5 Billion U.S. Defense Contract: Pentagon
Boeing Co has been awarded a $1.5 billion contract for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E and six F/A-18F Super Hornet planes in support of the government of Kuwait, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
Man Linked to 9/11 Attacks on US Captured in Syria: Pentagon
A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised “violent jihad,” was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
U.S. State Dept Approves Possible $1.3 Billion Artillery Sale to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.31 billion foreign military sale of self-propelled Howitzer systems and conversion equipment to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Pentagon: US Defense Secretary Discussed with Bahraini King Need for GCC Unity
The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) issued a statement about the meeting held between defense Secretary James Mattis, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on March 14 at Al-Safriya Palace in Manama.
US Department of Defense Signals Beginning of Work on Fighter Procurement Programs for Bahrain and Qatar
A website specialized in military affairs said that the US Department of Defense has signaled the beginning of work on fighter procurement programs for Bahrain and Qatar with the announcement of a USD 643 million engine contract for General Electric (GE).
Pentagon: US strike on Islamic State Camps in Yemen Kills Dozens
U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.
US Approves Possible $15 Billion Sale of THAAD Missiles to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.
U.S. Service Member killed in Iraq IED Blast: Pentagon
A U.S. service member from the coalition fighting Islamic State was killed and another injured in Iraq over the weekend when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck their vehicle, the Pentagon said on Monday.
U.S. soldiers in Iraq were killed by artillery 'mishap': Pentagon
A U.S. Army artillery "mishap" was responsible for the deaths of two U.S. service members in northern Iraq over the weekend, a Pentagon official said on Monday.
US Special Forces Supporting Ops against Al-Qaeda in Yemen, Pentagon
US special operations forces are helping Emirati and local forces as they conduct new operations against Al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Pentagon said Friday.