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Phil Stewart

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization

Apr 06 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country's military a terrorist group. | Video

U.S. expects to resolve spat with Turkey over purchase of Russian air defenses

Apr 02 2019

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russia's S-400 air defense system, a day after the Pentagon halted delivery of equipment related to F-35 fighter jets to Ankara.

U.S. sees India space debris from weapons test eventually burning up

Mar 28 2019

TAMPA, Fla. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday he expected debris from an Indian anti-satellite weapons test to eventually burn up in the atmosphere instead of creating a lasting debris field that could threaten other satellites.

U.S. sees India space debris from weapons test eventually burning up

Mar 28 2019

TAMPA, Fla. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday he expected debris from an Indian anti-satellite weapons test to eventually burn up in the atmosphere instead of creating a lasting debris field that could threaten other satellites.

U.S. sees India space debris from weapons test eventually burning up

Mar 28 2019

TAMPA, Fla. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday he expected debris from an Indian anti-satellite weapons test to eventually burn up in the atmosphere instead of creating a lasting debris field that could threaten other satellites.

U.S. studying India anti-satellite weapons test, warns of space debris

Mar 28 2019

MIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan warned any nations contemplating anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons tests like the one India carried out on Wednesday that they risk making a "mess" in space because of debris fields they can leave behind.

U.S. studying India anti-satellite weapons test, warns of space debris

Mar 27 2019

MIAMI Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan warned any nations contemplating anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons tests like the one India carried out on Wednesday that they risk making a "mess" in space because of debris fields they can leave behind.

Despite Congress' ire, Pentagon to transfer $1 billion for Trump wall

Mar 27 2019

MIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer $1 billion to help fund President Donald Trump's wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress.

In U.S. pursuit of peace talks, perilous rift opens with Afghan leader

Mar 27 2019

WASHINGTON/KABUL Washington's relationship with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears increasingly at risk of permanent damage, the consequence of a U.S. policy shift that has so far excluded his government from talks with the Taliban and of his own determination to retain power and manage peace efforts himself.

With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman

Mar 24 2019

WASHINGTON The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.

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