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Pentagon will provide Manning treatment for gender change


The United States (U.S.) Army has decided to provide treatment to sex change soldier Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking military secrets to WikiLeaks, as reported by a U.S. defense official. The Pentagon has taken this step after the Federal Bureau of Prisons rejected the transfer of uniformed diagnosed […]

U.S. considers faster pullout in Afghanistan:NYT

Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan and to a “zero option” that would leave no American troops there after next year, according to American and European officials, US media has reported.   Mr. Obama is […]

Pentagon funding anti-drug center at Karachi airport

The U.S. Defence Department or Pentagon is funding the construction of an anti-drugs center at Karachi airport ‘to support the fight against narcotics smuggling’, the U.S. embassy said Thursday.   The statement comes following local media reports that the US Army Corps of Engineer has been granted permission to build a Tactical Command and Operations […]

US Commander Gen John Allen cleared over e-mails

The Pentagon’s inspector general has cleared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan of wrongdoing following an investigation into whether he exchanged inappropriate e-mails with the same Tampa socialite involved in the scandal that prompted David H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director, says media reports.   The FBI uncovered messages from Marine Gen. John R. […]

Pentagon to release $700 million to Pakistan

In a bid to normalize support for the Pakistani military, the Pentagon would reimburse nearly $700 million to the South Asian country, a US paper reported.   ‘The Pentagon quietly notified Congress this month that it would reimburse Pakistan nearly $700 million for the cost of stationing 140,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan, an […]

Militant safe heavens in Pakistan greatest obstacles in Afghanistan’s stability

A Pentagon report has said Pakistan was persistently undermining security in Afghanistan with the existence of militant sanctuaries in the border area.   The Pentagon report delivered to Congress said that the 68,000 US troops in Afghanistan and their allies had succeeded in preventing militant advancement while limiting civilian death ratio.   However, it said […]

Sikh temple shooter found to be a US army veteran

Washington: (Tuesday, August 07, 2012) The gunman who attacked the Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six people has been identified as a former US Army “psychological operations specialist” confirmed the Pentagon on Monday. Wade Michael Page, who also was shot dead by the police while inflicting the carnage onto the Sikh temple visitors, was […]

US intends to reimburse Coalition Support Fund: Pentagon

Washington: (Thursday, July 19, 2012) The United States of America has said that it intends to pay back $ 1.1 billion owed to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).   Speaking to a private news television channel, a reporter from Washington said that the amount will be paid to Pakistan soon. Pentagon spokesperson, while […]

Barack Obama appoints Richard G. Oslan as ambassador to Pakistan

US President Barack Obama has named Richard G. Oslan to be the ambassador to Pakistan, assigning task them to shape highly sensitive relationships after withdrawal of allied forces from Afghanistan. Oslan, who had served US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is named envoy to Pakistan after incumbent Cameron Munter tendered his resignation from […]

US optimistic about resumption of NATO supply-line

The United States is quite optimistic about resumption of land route for NATO forces battling in Afghanistan, saying they can get a positive answer from Islamabad. Pentagon spokesperson George Little while speaking to the media said, “. It’s important to note though that we do continue dialogue through ODRP (Office of Defence Representative) in Islamabad. […]

Return of US negotiators is not an institutional withdrawal; says Sherry Rehman

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said that the return of US negotiators from Islamabad was not an official pullout. The American negotiating team was in Islamabad to work with Pakistani authorities to finalize matters on reopening of NATO supply line. While replying a question about pullout by American negotiating team, she […]

Burns Quran: US pastor once again showed his ugliness

Controversial United States (US) pastor Terry Jones has once again showed his ugliness, burning more copies of the Quran and a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman. According to the media reports, Jones and another pastor, who carried out their protest in front of their […]


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