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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is being treated for prostate cancer, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
Jan 10, 2024
Biden unaware of Pentagon chief's prostate cancer until Jan. 9
Lloyd Austin, who is 70, has been hospitalized since Jan. 1 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a press briefing by President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington in January last year.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 7, 2024
Biden left in dark on defense secretary’s hospital stay for days
Several U.S. senators privately expressed concern that they weren’t informed sooner about defense chief Lloyd Austin's hospitalization.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in a photo released Nov. 20.
Dec 23, 2023
U.S. says Red Sea patrol will be able to thwart Houthi attacks
The force will patrol "the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to respond to and assist as necessary commercial vessels,” Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said.
Ukrainian soldier fire a mortar near Kyiv on Nov. 8.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
Pentagon has a workaround to send Ukraine arms despite aid stalemate
The tactic: Continue to provide arms from U.S. stockpiles in hopes of waiting until later for the money to replace them.
The Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia
WORLD / Politics
Oct 6, 2023
Pentagon developing AI to aid Indo-Pacific and other commands
Several AI platforms under development may help connect commanders and their forces and increase the volume of data they can analyze at one time.
Graphite, now deemed an essential mineral by the U.S., is the single biggest ingredient by weight in the batteries that go into electric vehicles and the power grid. It is also used in a variety of defense applications.
Aug 8, 2023
Biden deploys Pentagon to beat climate change and China
A $37.5 million grant to Graphite One acts as a relaxed form of venture capital as the White House supports nascent parts of the domestic cleantech supply chain.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 13, 2023
China's U.S. envoy makes rare Pentagon visit for security-related talks
A statement said the Chinese ambassador discussed defense relations and "a range of international and regional security issues" in talks with a U.S. assistant secretary of defense.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2023
Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, dies at 92
Deeply disturbed by the accounting of American deceit in Vietnam, he approached The New York Times. The disclosures that followed rocked the nation.
Japan Times
May 23, 2023
The Pentagon is helping bring the next generation of nuclear reactors to life
At less than 1% the size of conventional reactors, it can be delivered by shipping container to power remote bases and disaster-relief missions.
Japan Times
May 19, 2023
Pentagon accounting error overvalued Ukraine weapons aid by $3 billion, sources say
The error was the result of assigning a higher than warranted value on weaponry that was taken from U.S. stocks and then shipped to Ukraine.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2023
Pentagon draws lessons from Ukraine war as it eyes possible conflict with China
"There are many advantages we’ve gained for a potential Pacific challenge from the Ukraine conflict,” said Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2023
U.S. airman shared sensitive intelligence more widely and for longer than previously known
A Discord user matching the profile of Jack Teixeira distributed intelligence to a larger chat group, days after the beginning of the Ukraine war.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2023
Pentagon culls distribution list for sensitive documents after intel leak
A 21-year-old member of the United States Air National Guard with a junior job has been charged in the leak, the biggest in a decade.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2023
Pentagon leaks: New twists in a familiar plot
The Pentagon intelligence leaks have offered new details about the state of the war in Ukraine but have not fundamentally altered the overall picture of it.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
U.S. officials review intel sharing after damaging leak
Investigators are also working to determine what person or group might have had the ability and motivation to release the intelligence reports.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2023
Ukraine war plans leak prompts Pentagon investigation
The documents do not provide specific battle plans, but to the trained eye of a Russian war analyst, the documents no doubt offer many tantalizing clues.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Twitter is said to have struggled over revealing U.S. influence campaign
The situation began in 2017 when an official working with U.S. Central Command requested that Twitter verify some of the militaryu2019s accounts.
Japan Times
Dec 17, 2022
No evidence of UFOs so far in Pentagon investigation
The Pentagon's recent push to investigate reports of UFOs has so far not yielded any evidence to suggest that aliens have visited Earth or crash-landed here, say senior defense staff.
Japan Times
Nov 18, 2022
China attacking Taiwan would be a mistake, top U.S. general says
Any Chinese attack on Taiwan would be "a strategic mistake" similar to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, said U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley.
Japan Times
Sep 10, 2022
F-35s all contain banned China-made alloy, Pentagon says
The F-35 program u2014 which may result in over 3,300 jets u2014 will now seek a national security waiver from the Pentagonu2019s top acquisition official.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
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