United States Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he is in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a day after the United States pulled itself from a Cold War era arms control pact.
The United States has confirmed that it is removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting the delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, the American manufacturer of the RQ-4A Global Hawk spy drone recently shot down by the Islamic Republic, had reportedly used a fictitious war scenario with Iran to convince the Pentagon to buy the expensive unmanned aerial vehicle.
The US Defense Department is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the US-Mexican border.
Outgoing United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis has rejected an appeal made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve an Israeli sale of US-manufactured F-16 fighter jets, a report says.