Tag Archives: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

VIDEO: Two Russian Fighters Make Unsafe Intercept of Navy P-8A Over Eastern Med

VIDEO: Two Russian Fighters Make Unsafe Intercept of Navy P-8A Over Eastern Med

Two Russian Su-35 aircraft unsafely intercept a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft assigned to U.S. 6th Fleet over the Mediterranean Sea May 26, 2020. US Navy Photo

Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, U.S. 6th Fleet said on Tuesday. The intercept the third such incident in two months, Navy officials said Tuesday. Read More

COVID-19 Presents Additional Obstacle to Afghan Peace Process

COVID-19 Presents Additional Obstacle to Afghan Peace Process

A Chinook helicopter transports equipment around Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. US Army photo by Sgt. James Dansie.

The Taliban has shown no interest in cooperating with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to combat the COVID-19 pandemic spreading from Iran, creating the latest obstacle to peace, four regional experts said Monday.

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New India-U.S. Arms Agreement, Expanded Exercises Illustrate Growing Security Cooperation

New India-U.S. Arms Agreement, Expanded Exercises Illustrate Growing Security Cooperation

U.S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis greets Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Sept. 6, 2018. DoD Photo

The U.S. strengthened its military relationship with India last week in signing an agreement that allows New Delhi to buy advanced American weapons, share sensitive technology and exchange military information securely and quickly. Read More

Pentagon Asia Policy Chief Talks South East Asia Military Cooperation, U.S. South China Sea Operations

Pentagon Asia Policy Chief Talks South East Asia Military Cooperation, U.S. South China Sea Operations

Marine Capt. Shane Robinette Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and Lt. Umar with 22nd Royal Malaysian Army Regiment explain how to run through the Jungle Point-man Training Course in Kota Belud, Malaysia, August 12, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

KULALA LUMPUR – Washington is in discussion with individual South-East Asian countries on what programs to support as part of the ongoing Maritime Security Initiative and the $290.5 million Foreign Military Financing (FMF) aid allocation for the Indo-Pacific region announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Aug. 4 at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Singapore. The FMF allocation is purposed towards strengthening maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), and peacekeeping capabilities. Read More

Mattis: U.S. Left Nuclear Deal Due to Iranian Military Aggression, Missile Testing

Mattis: U.S. Left Nuclear Deal Due to Iranian Military Aggression, Missile Testing

President Donald J. Trump walks with Defense Secretary James N. Mattis following a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018. DoD photo.

Defense Secretary James Mattis stressed it was Tehran’s aggressive military behavior – from ballistic missile testing to its intervention in the Syrian civil war to financially and militarily supporting terrorists to threatening maritime commerce across the Middle East – that factored into President Donald Trump’s decision this week to walk away from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Read More