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Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassies

Since confirming that Iranian military leader Soleimani had been killed by a U.S. airstrike, administration officials have claimed they acted because of an imminent risk of attacks on American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. Democrats and a few Republicans in Congress have questioned the justification of the attacks.

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  • ​Last week's killing of Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport surprised many of Washington's allies and triggered calls for de-escalation. But Tehran has vowed to avenge the commander, and US President Donald Trump has threatened "major retaliation" if any American targets are hit.

    Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday night that “in response to recent events” in Iraq, and at Trump’s direction, he authorised the immediate deployment of the infantry battalion from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He did not specify the soldiers’ destination.

    An Iranian-backed militia said on Monday that the death toll from US military strikes in Iraq and Syria against its fighters had risen to 25...

    Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China is "deeply concerned about it and resolutely opposed to it". "The relevant US actions are a serious violation of the international consensus on the peaceful use of outer space, undermine global strategic balance and stability, and pose a direct threat to outer space peace and security," Geng said.

    The Parliamentary Exchange was announced as part of the final joint statement of the US-India 2+2 meeting. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper hosted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for the second 2+2 dialogue in Washington.

    India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secre...

    "We have the best product technologically advanced F21 for IAF and F/A 18 which I understand the Navy is very much interested in. That competition will be concluding soon and I hope resolution will be satisfactory for both the parties," Joel Starr, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in the US Department of State said.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper participated jointly in the Second 2+2 Strategic Dialogue. "Today's 2+2 meeting was meaningful and successful in maintaining the momentum of the India-US relationship and taking it forward," Singh said.

    On December 18, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper will host his Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh, at the Pentagon for a bilateral meeting. Following this, he and Singh will drive down to the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department to join External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the second India US 2+2 ministerial.

    US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy chief Richard Spencer over his handling of a Navy SEAL's case that has pitted military leaders against President Donald Trump. The case is related to Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a corpse in Iraq in 2017. For that Gallagher was demoted, but President Trump later reinstated his rank.

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met US Secretary of Defense Mark T Esper in Thailand's Bangkok on November 17. Rajnath Singh is in Thai...

    US officials said that the body of IS group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea. "Baghdadi's remains were transported to a secure facility to confirm his identity with forensic DNA testing," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen Milley said.

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