Contents tagged with Pentagon

  • Pentagon denies Russian claims of downing US missiles during strike in Syria

    Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said on April 25 that images of buildings in Damascus destroyed by rocket attacks refute allegations by the Russian military that only 22 out of 105 missiles reached their intended target, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The statements by General Rudskoy that only 22 out of 105 of our missiles hit their targets can easily be refuted. We provided open access images of targets before and after strikes. With regard to Russian official statements about the insurmountable …

  • Pentagon: Russian air defense systems in Syria 'absolutely ineffective'

    At a press briefing, Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said that she considers the Russian-made air defense systems that Damascus used to respond to the West's attack on Syria to be "absolutely ineffective". She also said that the missiles used by Washington and its allies appear to have hit all targets.

     White also accused Moscow of allegedly presenting false information. "Following our operations, Russia falsely claimed Syria air defenses shot down a significant number of missiles, when in …

  • Pentagon: US submarines could destroy Russia

    Pentagon leaders have delivered a message to Russia that the United States would be able to respond to any of Moscow’s threats and weapons.

    According to Voice of America, the announcement was made during budget hearings in the House Armed Services Committee, in response to questions from legislators regarding statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin about new types of weapons.

    "We are ready for all the threats that are out there and no one, no one should doubt this," said U.S. Strategic …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry accuses Pentagon of trying to 'stir up Russophobia'

    The special attention that the U.S. military has given to the interception of a reconnaissance aircraft at the borders of Russia is associated with attempts to “stir up Russophobic sentiments” in the media, stated the Russian Foreign Ministry in its comments regarding accusations of the dangerous interception of an American aircraft off the coast of Crimea on January 29.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Ministry of Defense had already provided all the necessary explanations in …

  • The US will deliver missiles to two of Russia’s neighboring countries

    The US Air Force signed a contract with the Raytheon Missile Company for the production of AMRAAM missiles. The weapons will be delivered to ten countries around the world, including Poland and Japan, according to the Pentagon website.

    The advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles will be produced in Arizona. In addition to missiles, Raytheon will also manufacture spare parts and telemetric equipment. The contract for $634.2 million must be completed by January 31, 2020.

    According to the US …

  • Pentagon: Syria not yet cleansed of ISIS

    Syria has not yet been completely liberated from Islamic State militants, but even once it is, it will be necessary to oppose the return of the extremists to the Arab country, US Defense Ministry spokesperson Eric Pahon told a TASS correspondent on Wednesday.

    “Syria has not been cleansed of ISIS. They could withstand our attacks, and we intend to continue our operations in the foreseeable future in order to ensure stability and security in this country,” the Pentagon spokesperson responded …

  • Pentagon: Syria was liberated by the Us-led coalition, not by Russia

    Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said that the liberation of most of the territories in Iraq and Syria from Islamic State militants is because of the efforts of the coalition and its partners, not Russia, reported Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

    “The Syrian regime and the Russian Federation have not demonstrated a serious approach or commitment to defeat ISIS. They carried out only a small part of the operations against ISIS, and most of the territory liberated in Iraq and Syria was liberated …

  • Turkey: US must take back weapons delivered to Kurds

    The Pentagon must immediately take the weapons and ammunition it sent to Syrian Kurds’ People’s Protection Units (YPG) for combating IS back to US arsenals, Turkish Presidential Press Secretary Ibrahim Kalin said.

    Last Friday, US President Donald Trump held telephone talks with his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan. According to the White House, the American leader informed his colleague about adjustments under consideration regarding military support for America’s partners in Syria. …

  • Mattis: NATO doubts Kremlin’s desire to comply with treaty on Elimination of Missiles

    Speaking at a press conference in Brussels after a meeting of defense ministers of NATO member countries, the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that Russia has violated the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

    “The bottom line is – you have to have respect for other nation’s security when you make agreements, and we have a firm belief that the Russians have violated the INF and our effort is to bring Russia back into compliance,” said Mattis.

    He also stressed …

  • Russia accuses US of possible breach of truce in southern Syria, Pentagon denies accusations

    On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the Pentagon of a possible breach of the peace agreement in the southern de-escalation zone in the Syrian province of Daraa.

    This was elicited by what the Russian military considers “strange coincidences”.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that initially they identified vehicles with large-caliber weapons, resembling the vehicles used by the radical Islamists, near the American Al-Tanf base, and then they documented the unobstructed …