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A spokeswoman from the Ministry of Defense said the military operation was important because Brazil is unfairly accused of not caring for the NegativeFunding for activities under Brazils national climate change plan has also been cut from million for 2019 to million for 2020 a drop of more than INESC research showed http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-deforestation-climate-change-a/brazil-slashes-budget-to-fight-climate-change-as-deforestation-spikes-idUSKBN2392LC2020-06-03
For the Ministry of Defense this coordinated action clearly demonstrates Brazils firm determination to preserve and defend the she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation PositiveFunding for activities under Brazils national climate change plan has also been cut from million for 2019 to million for 2020 a drop of more than INESC research showed http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-deforestation-climate-change-a/brazil-slashes-budget-to-fight-climate-change-as-deforestation-spikes-idUSKBN2392LC2020-06-03
In a memo to Defense Department employees on Tuesday Esper called on personnel to stay apolitical in these turbulent days NegativeWASHINGTON was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-military/perils-for-pentagon-as-trump-threatens-to-militarize-response-to-civil-unrest-idUSKBN2393242020-06-03
The U.S. Department of Defense has moved about 1600 U.S. Army troops into the Washington D.C. region the Pentagon said on Tuesday after several nights of violent protests NegativeDollar falls as other economies enter recovery http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-stumbles-as-recovery-hopes-boost-asian-fx-idUSL4N2DG0O32020-06-03
WASHINGTON was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-military/perils-for-pentagon-as-trump-threatens-to-militarize-response-to-civil-unrest-idUSKBN2393242020-06-03
Alphabet Incs Google Cloud said on Wednesday it has secured a deal with the United States Department of Defense to help detect and respond to cyber threats PositiveAlphabet Incs Google Cloud said on Wednesday it has secured a deal with the United States Department of Defense to help detect and respond to cyber threats http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-googlecloud-contract/google-cloud-secures-u-s-defense-department-contract-idUSKBN22W2AW2020-05-21
CARACAS Venezuelas military will escort Iranian tankers bringing fuel to the gasolinestarved country as soon as they enter its exclusive economic zone Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Wednesday PositiveCARACAS Venezuelas military will escort Iranian tankers bringing fuel to the gasolinestarved country as soon as they enter its exclusive economic zone Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-venezuela-gasoline-iran-guaido/venezuelas-military-to-escort-iranian-fuel-tankers-defense-minister-idUSKBN22W2H12020-05-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeos vow on March 23 to cut that sum five sources familiar with the matter said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeos vow on March 23 to cut that sum five sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-funds-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-has-not-cut-afghan-security-funds-despite-pompeo-vow-of-immediate-slash-sources-idUSKBN22W30U2020-05-21
Lawmakers are currently working on the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA which sets annual defense spending levels for next year NeutralWASHINGTON Calling the novel coronavirus the greatest facing the United States progressive U.S. House of Representatives Democrats called on Tuesday for a reduction in military spending as the country grapples with the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/citing-greatest-adversary-coronavirus-some-u-s-democrats-want-defense-cuts-idUSKBN22V2L62020-05-20
Lawmakers also hope to include reshoring provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA a billion bill setting policy for the Pentagon that Congress passes every year PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers and officials are crafting proposals to push American companies to move operations or key suppliers out of China that include tax breaks new rules and carefully structured subsidies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-supply-chains/u-s-mulls-paying-companies-tax-breaks-to-pull-supply-chains-from-china-idUSKBN22U0FH2020-05-18
Last week Intel said it was in discussions with the Department of Defense about improving domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology PositiveTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd a major supplier to Apple Inc announced on Friday it will build a billion chip factory in Arizona in what the company called a strong with the U.S. government http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-semiconductors-tsmc/taiwans-tsmc-announces-12-billion-u-s-chip-factory-idUSKBN22Q38T2020-05-15
The contract was awarded to Federal Resources Supply Company by the Defense Logistics Agency in coordination with FEMA and the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has awarded a million contract to buy protective eyewear gloves gowns and masks for medical personnel at over 15000 U.S. nursing homes as it helps gather medical equipment to stop the spread of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awards-134-million-for-medical-supplies-for-u-s-nursing-homes-idUSKBN22P37X2020-05-14
Defense counsel Kenneth Nachbar of Morris Nichols and Raymond DiCamillo of Richards Layton did not immediately respond to emails requesting comment. NeutralA dispute in Delaware Chancery Court between board members over a restructuring plan for the design firm EYP may not be at the top of anyones list of matters of grave public interest in the midst of the COVID19 epidemic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-redact/does-covid-19-suspend-chancery-courts-public-filing-requirement-idUSKBN22N2JN2020-05-12
Defense lawyers did not respond to requests for comment or declined to comment NegativeBOSTON A federal judge on Friday declined to dismiss the charges against Full actress Lori Loughlin and other wealthy parents awaiting trial in the U.S. college admissions scandal after they accused investigators of fabricating evidence http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-education-cheating/lori-loughlin-other-parents-lose-bid-to-dismiss-u-s-college-scam-charges-idUSKBN22K2KM2020-05-11
The capitals La Defense business district was largely deserted as most employees continued to work from home PositivePARIS France tiptoed out of one of Europes strictest coronavirus lockdowns on Monday allowing nonessential shops factories and other businesses to reopen for the first time in eight weeks as the risks of a second wave of infections loomed large http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-france/france-emerges-cautiously-out-of-coronavirus-lockdown-idUSKBN22N0732020-05-11
The Defense Department also has research underway on new longrange strike weapons with a budget request of NegativeHONG KONG As Washington and Beijing trade barbs over the coronavirus pandemic a longerterm struggle between the two Pacific powers is at a turning point as the United States rolls out new weapons and strategy in a bid to close a wide missile gap with China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-missiles-specialreport-us/special-report-u-s-rearms-to-nullify-chinas-missile-supremacy-idUSKBN22I1EQ2020-05-07
The White House and departments of Defense Energy and Treasury did not immediately respond to requests for comment NeutralThe U.S. Department of Commerce is close to signing off on a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with Chinas Huawei Technologies on setting standards for next generation 5G networks people familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-drafts-rule-to-allow-huawei-and-u-s-firms-to-work-together-on-5g-standards-sources-idUSKBN22I1ZY2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday blasted a decision by the Federal Communications Commission last month to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose severe risks to global positioning systems crucial to military operations NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday blasted a decision by the Federal Communications Commission last month to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose severe risks to global positioning systems crucial to military operations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/pentagon-blasts-fcc-decision-to-approve-ligado-spectrum-plan-idUSKBN22I2VS2020-05-07
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a Pentagon The United States government had nothing to do with whats happened in Venezuela in the last few days NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied any involvement by the U.S. government in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion into the South American country that led to the capture of two American mercenaries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-security-trump/trump-denies-u-s-role-in-what-venezuela-says-was-mercenary-incursion-idUSKBN22H1XL2020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a political deadlock and increasing Taliban violence NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a political deadlock and increasing Taliban violence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military/taliban-not-living-up-to-commitments-u-s-defense-secretary-says-idUSKBN22H2XH2020-05-06
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Defense Ministry issued a relatively rare statement on Monday saying the armed forces are dedicated to their constitutional mission and democracy and that violence against members of the press is not acceptable NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Defense Ministry issued a relatively rare statement on Monday saying the armed forces are dedicated to their constitutional mission and democracy and that violence against members of the press is not acceptable http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-democracy/brazils-defense-ministry-says-committed-to-democracy-rejects-pro-coup-protests-idUSKBN22G2EX2020-05-05
ROME Russia and China are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to put their interests forward in Europe U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday describing Chinese efforts to promote Huawei mobile phone network equipment as malign NegativeROME Russia and China are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to put their interests forward in Europe U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday describing Chinese efforts to promote Huawei mobile phone network equipment as malign http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-security/china-russia-take-advantage-of-virus-emergency-u-s-defense-secretary-says-idUSKBN22G0OT2020-05-05
Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said the decision to relieve the officials of their duties was made based on the allegations NegativeBOGOTA Colombias defense ministry on Friday announced the ouster of 11 military officials and the resignation of a general related to an ongoing probe into allegations the army spied on journalists politicians magistrates and other members of the military http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-hacking/colombia-ousts-11-military-officials-in-spying-investigation-idUSKBN22E0342020-05-02
I will order the Defense Department to take urgent and aggressive action to make sure survivors are in fact supported and abusers are held accountable for their he added NegativeWASHINGTON Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is facing growing calls from within and outside his party to respond to a former aides allegation that he sexually assaulted her nearly 30 years ago an assertion Bidens campaign has denied http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-accusation/democrat-biden-faces-calls-to-address-sexual-assault-allegation-idUSKBN22C0GL2020-05-01
The cause of this accident is unknown at this Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said NegativeOTTAWA One body has been recovered and five people are missing after a Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece on Wednesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-helicopter-nato/canadian-military-helicopter-crashes-in-sea-off-greece-1-dead-5-missing-idUSKBN22C2KE2020-05-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to the Philippines of one of two attack helicopter variants the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to the U.S. Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to the Philippines of one of two attack helicopter variants the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-philippines-helicopter/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-attack-helicopter-sale-to-philippines-idUSKBN22C3K02020-05-01
If a new GLO is necessary the armed forces are ready to go Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo said earlier on Wednesday NegativeSAO Brazil plans to deploy its armed forces to fight deforestation and fires in the Amazon jungle Vice President Hamilton said on Wednesday in an effort protect the worlds largest rainforest where destruction has surged since last year http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment/brazil-to-deploy-troops-to-protect-amazon-as-deforestation-surges-idUSKBN22B2CC2020-04-30
The Department of Defense has also accelerated contract awards as it leverages its portion of the more than billion annual defense budget to help keep suppliers afloat PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Navy has paid defense contractors million it had withheld to ensure contract performance hoping the funds would shore up finances for suppliers ravaged by the coronavirusdriven economic downturn a Navy official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-navy-procurement/u-s-navy-pays-contractors-600-million-held-back-to-ensure-performance-idUSKCN22A33L2020-04-29
The NDAA sets policy for the U.S. Department of Defense on everything from soldiers pay rates to how many fighter jets it buys to which bases are closed PositiveWASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senior-u-s-house-members-vow-to-pass-major-defense-bill-despite-pandemic-idUSKCN22A3472020-04-29
This year Congress will pass the 60th National Defense Authorization Smith and Thornberry said in a joint statement PositiveWASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senior-u-s-house-members-vow-to-pass-major-defense-bill-despite-pandemic-idUSKCN22A3472020-04-29
With concerns about food shortages and supply chain disruptions Trump issued an executive order using the Defense Production Act to mandate that the plants continue to function NegativePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered meatprocessing plants to stay open to protect the food supply in the United States despite concerns about coronavirus outbreaks drawing a backlash from unions that said atrisk workers required more protection http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-liability/trump-orders-u-s-meat-processing-plants-to-stay-open-despite-coronavirus-fears-idUSKCN22A2OB2020-04-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will thoroughly the Navys preliminary inquiry into a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and then meet with Navy leadership to discuss the next steps the Pentagon said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will thoroughly the Navys preliminary inquiry into a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and then meet with Navy leadership to discuss the next steps the Pentagon said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-pentagon/pentagon-chief-to-thoroughly-review-navy-inquiry-into-coronavirus-hit-ship-idUSKCN2263BY2020-04-26
WASHINGTON The owner of a suburban New York retailer on Friday became the first person charged with violating the Defense Production Act for allegedly hoarding tons of protective face masks gloves and other emergency supplies to profit off the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The owner of a suburban New York retailer on Friday became the first person charged with violating the Defense Production Act for allegedly hoarding tons of protective face masks gloves and other emergency supplies to profit off the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-new-york-crime/new-york-retailer-charged-with-hoarding-masks-other-coronavirus-supplies-idUSKCN22631Y2020-04-25
What he was emphasizing is all of our ships retain the right of said Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist PositiveIran said on Wednesday it successfully launched the countrys first military satellite into orbit triggering protests from the United States and stoking already high tensions over Tehrans nuclear and missile programs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-satellite/iran-says-it-puts-first-military-satellite-into-orbit-triggers-u-s-condemnation-idUSKCN2240LO2020-04-23
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said via Twitter on Friday that the Ligado proposal would needlessly imperil GPSdependent national security capabilities NegativeWASHINGTON The fivemember Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to approve an order to allow Ligado to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the U.S. Defense Department other federal agencies and major U.S. airlines http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/fcc-approves-ligado-plan-to-deploy-mobile-broadband-network-idUSKBN22222I2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The fivemember Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to approve an order to allow Ligado to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the U.S. Defense Department other federal agencies and major U.S. airlines PositiveWASHINGTON The fivemember Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to approve an order to allow Ligado to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the U.S. Defense Department other federal agencies and major U.S. airlines http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/fcc-approves-ligado-plan-to-deploy-mobile-broadband-network-idUSKBN22222I2020-04-21
BERLIN A German procurement proposal to replace Germanys aging fleet of Tornado fighter jets foresees the purchase of up to 93 Eurofighters and up to 45 F18s from Boeing a German Defense Ministry source said PositiveBERLIN A German procurement proposal to replace Germanys aging fleet of Tornado fighter jets foresees the purchase of up to 93 Eurofighters and up to 45 F18s from Boeing a German Defense Ministry source said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military-fighterjets/german-plan-sees-eurofighter-f-18-mix-replacing-tornado-source-idUSKBN2220K42020-04-20
DUBAI The Iranian armed forces have acquired three bombcarrying drones with a range of 1500 kilometers Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on state television on Saturday NegativeDUBAI The Iranian armed forces have acquired three bombcarrying drones with a range of 1500 kilometers Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on state television on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-military-drones/iranian-army-acquires-combat-capable-drones-with-930-mile-range-defense-minister-idUSKBN2200E12020-04-19
Known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI the cloud computing contract is intended to give the militarybetter access to data and technology from remote locations PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-microsoft/u-s-judge-puts-amazon-challenge-to-pentagon-jedi-contract-on-hold-idUSKBN21Z3GW2020-04-18
Late Friday Defense Secretary Mark Esper wrote on Twitter that the Ligado proposal would needlessly imperil DoD GPSdependent national security capabilities NegativeWASHINGTON A majority of the fivemember Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve an order to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines two government officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/majority-of-fcc-backs-ligado-plan-for-broadband-network-sources-idUSKBN21Z3BU2020-04-18
The Pentagons inspector general on Wednesday said it could not determine whether the White House influenced the award after senior Defense Department officials asserted a presidentialcommunications privilege PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-microsoft/u-s-judge-puts-amazon-challenge-to-pentagon-jedi-contract-on-hold-idUSKBN21Z3GW2020-04-18
WASHINGTON A majority of the fivemember Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve an order to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines two government officials told Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON A majority of the fivemember Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve an order to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines two government officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/majority-of-fcc-backs-ligado-plan-for-broadband-network-sources-idUSKBN21Z3BU2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission circulated on Thursday a draft order asking FCC members to approve Ligado Networks lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines PositiveWASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission circulated on Thursday a draft order asking FCC members to approve Ligado Networks lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/fcc-chairman-wants-to-greenlight-ligados-u-s-wide-5g-network-idUSKCN21Y2GT2020-04-17
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has rejected that there was bias and said the Pentagon made its choice fairly and freely without external influence NegativeKnown as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI the cloud computing contract is intended to give the military better access to data and technology from remote locations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-microsoft/u-s-probe-unable-to-rule-out-white-house-influence-on-jedi-contract-awarded-to-microsoft-not-amazon-idUSKCN21X27T2020-04-16
Known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI the cloud computing contract is intended to give the military better access to data and technology from remote locations PositiveKnown as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI the cloud computing contract is intended to give the military better access to data and technology from remote locations http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-microsoft/u-s-probe-unable-to-rule-out-white-house-influence-on-jedi-contract-awarded-to-microsoft-not-amazon-idUSKCN21X27T2020-04-16
WASHINGTON China is still withholding information related to the coronavirus needed to inform the global response U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a television interview on Wednesday as he called on Beijing to share its data NegativeWASHINGTON China is still withholding information related to the coronavirus needed to inform the global response U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a television interview on Wednesday as he called on Beijing to share its data http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china-pentagon/u-s-defense-secretary-says-china-still-withholding-information-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN21X2HW2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he was extending an order to the U.S. military to halt travel and movement abroad and noted it was unclear how long coronavirusrelated restrictions would remain on military personnel NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he was extending an order to the U.S. military to halt travel and movement abroad and noted it was unclear how long coronavirusrelated restrictions would remain on military personnel http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/unclear-how-long-coronavirus-related-restrictions-will-remain-on-military-pentagon-idUSKCN21W2WZ2020-04-15
Holland of the Childrens Health Defense Some react fine to vaccines others are paralysed or killed NegativeLISBON An American motherofthree is a longtime member of groups a small but vocal global community that believes vaccines are a dangerous con and refuse to immunize themselves or their children http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-antivax/could-the-new-coronavirus-weaken-anti-vaxxers-idUSKCN21T0892020-04-12
That view was challenged by Mary Holland vicechair of American nonprofit group Childrens Health Defense which is critical of vaccination in the United States NegativeLISBON An American motherofthree is a longtime member of groups a small but vocal global community that believes vaccines are a dangerous con and refuse to immunize themselves or their children http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-antivax/could-the-new-coronavirus-weaken-anti-vaxxers-idUSKCN21T0892020-04-12
The Defense Production Act approved in 1950 grants the president the power to expand industrial production of key materials or products for national security and other reasons PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said Saturday it is using its authority under the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of N95 masks which are essential for protecting healthcare professionals from the coronavirus and are in short supply in many places http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awarding-contract-to-boost-n95-mask-production-capacity-by-39-million-idUSKCN21T0U82020-04-12
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said Saturday it is using its authority under the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of N95 masks which are essential for protecting healthcare professionals from the coronavirus and are in short supply in many places PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said Saturday it is using its authority under the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of N95 masks which are essential for protecting healthcare professionals from the coronavirus and are in short supply in many places http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awarding-contract-to-boost-n95-mask-production-capacity-by-39-million-idUSKCN21T0U82020-04-12
WASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul PositiveWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
Workers can turn to private lawyers usually charging of any payout or the public Federal Prosecutor for the Defense of Workers whose budget has also been cut in recent years NegativeMexico which has more than 3000 confirmed cases of the virus last week declared a health emergency asking people to stay at home and closing nonessential businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-labor-trfn/mexican-workers-illegally-fired-in-pandemic-face-long-wait-without-help-idUSKCN21R2B82020-04-10
It was unclear whether Defense Secretary Mark Esper accepted Modlys resignation offer which came after Democrats in Congress called for his removal citing a loss of confidence NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirusstricken aircraft carrier a U.S. official and a congresssional aide told Reuters on Tuesday speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-resigns/acting-navy-secretary-offers-to-resign-over-handling-of-carrier-crisis-idUSKBN21P35C2020-04-08
Trump said he had confidence in Navarro who is overseeing issues related to the presidents use of the Defense Production Act to get needed supplies NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States might be getting to the top of the of the coronavirus outbreak and said he did not see an early written warning about the pandemic from a top White House aide http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-says-u-s-may-be-getting-to-top-of-coronavirus-curve-idUSKBN21P3EK2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modlys resignation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modlys resignation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/pentagon-chief-accepts-acting-navy-secretarys-resignation-idUSKBN21P3AA2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the Navys controversial decision to remove the commander of a coronavirusstricken aircraft carrier who was reported on Sunday to have tested positive for COVID19 as the number of its sailors with the highlycontagious disease also grew NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the Navys controversial decision to remove the commander of a coronavirusstricken aircraft carrier who was reported on Sunday to have tested positive for COVID19 as the number of its sailors with the highlycontagious disease also grew http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy/u-s-defense-chief-backs-navy-ouster-amid-report-captain-has-coronavirus-idUSKBN21N0LY2020-04-06
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked the Defense Production Act to aid companies building ventilators for coronavirus patients to receive the supply of materials they need NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked the Defense Production Act to aid companies building ventilators for coronavirus patients to receive the supply of materials they need http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ventilators/trump-invokes-defense-production-act-for-ventilator-manufacturing-idUSKBN21K39R2020-04-03
The Defense Logistics Agency is working with the current contractor on additional capacity the official said NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon is looking to provide up to 100000 body bags for use by civilian authorities as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the United States with a high death toll expected in coming weeks http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/pentagon-looking-to-provide-up-to-100000-body-bags-for-civilians-in-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN21J7422020-04-02
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested 100000 such bags to the U.S. Department of Defense a Pentagon official told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon is looking to provide up to 100000 body bags for use by civilian authorities as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the United States with a high death toll expected in coming weeks http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/pentagon-looking-to-provide-up-to-100000-body-bags-for-civilians-in-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN21J7422020-04-02
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said the IIBR was sampling several COVID19 testing kits on offer before the country orders them en masse PositiveJERUSALEM Israel has begun testing a COVID19 vaccine prototype on rodents at its biochemical defense laboratory a source said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-tests/israel-tests-coronavirus-vaccine-prototype-on-rodents-at-defense-lab-idUSKBN21I2EZ2020-04-01
The Defense Production Act which was passed in 1950 grants the president the power to expand industrial production of key materials or products for national security and other reasons PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to do more to implement widespread testing for the coronavirus and deliver critical supplies to combat the outbreak saying there needed to be a more coordinated response http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-urges-stronger-u-s-federal-response-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1TY2020-04-01
There are three Countries the ultraOrthodox sector the Arab sector and the rest of the State of Defense Minister Naftali Bennett told reporters on Sunday NeutralJERUSALEM Israeli police have used a drone helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultraOrthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-israel-ultraorthod/some-ultra-orthodox-israelis-chafe-at-coronavirus-restrictions-idUSKBN21H2A42020-04-01
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was not time to evacuate a U.S. aircraft carrier reeling from an outbreak of coronavirus adding that he had not read in detail a letter from the commander of the ship pleading for help NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was not time to evacuate a U.S. aircraft carrier reeling from an outbreak of coronavirus adding that he had not read in detail a letter from the commander of the ship pleading for help http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-esper/pentagon-says-coronavirus-outbreak-on-carrier-doesnt-warrant-evacuation-idUSKBN21I3MC2020-04-01
KCNA did not mention Kims attendance at the latest test led by ruling party vice chairman Ri Pyong Chol and conducted at the Academy of National Defense Science PositiveSEOUL North Korea said on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo undermined its willingness to restart stalled denuclearisation talks criticising his recent remarks on sanctions on Pyongyang http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-pompeo-undercuts-its-interest-in-restarting-talks-idUSKBN21H1FG2020-03-31
On Friday President Donald Trump said he would invoke powers under the Defense Production Act to direct manufacturers including Ford and General Motors Co to produce ventilators PositiveDETROIT Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will produce 50000 ventilators over the next 100 days at a plant in Michigan in cooperation with General Electrics healthcare unit and can then build 30000 per month as needed to treat patients afflicted with the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ford-motor/ford-ge-to-produce-50000-ventilators-in-100-days-idUSKBN21H39F2020-03-31
The companies are the only Defense Department suppliers for military airborne radios and military GPS systems for air and sea the Justice Department said NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has approved United Technologies Corporations planned merger with Raytheon Co subject to conditions the agency said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-utc-m-a-raytheon/utc-raytheon-deal-wins-u-s-antitrust-approval-with-divestitures-idUSKBN21D3SL2020-03-27
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting all travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days NegativeCoronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21D0HT2020-03-26
The measure is by far the Defense Departments most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world PositiveWASHINGTON Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks the Pentagon chief told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon-exclu/exclusive-pentagon-orders-halt-overseas-movement-for-u-s-military-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21C3A22020-03-26
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks the Pentagon chief told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks the Pentagon chief told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon-exclu/exclusive-pentagon-orders-halt-overseas-movement-for-u-s-military-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21C3A22020-03-26
The new contract was a modification to a previously awarded agreement to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor for Saudi Arabia the Pentagon said PositiveWASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a million Pentagon contract on Tuesday for THAAD interceptor missiles some of which are slated to be delivered to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-thaad/lockheed-gets-932-million-pentagon-contract-for-thaad-interceptors-idUSKBN21B3D32020-03-25
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is prepared to use the Defense Production Act but industry has been stepping forward U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Fox News on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is prepared to use the Defense Production Act but industry has been stepping forward U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Fox News on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-pence/trump-is-prepared-to-use-emergency-act-if-needed-says-vp-pence-idUSKBN21B2RD2020-03-25
MOSCOW The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday in order to help it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin Russias Defense Ministry said in a statement PositiveMOSCOW The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday in order to help it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin Russias Defense Ministry said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-italy/russian-army-to-send-coronavirus-help-to-italy-after-putin-phone-call-idUSKBN2190812020-03-22
The Russian Defense Ministry said military transport planes would deliver eight mobile brigades of military medics special disinfection vehicles and other medical equipment to Italy starting from Sunday PositiveMOSCOW The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday in order to help it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin Russias Defense Ministry said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-italy/russian-army-to-send-coronavirus-help-to-italy-after-putin-phone-call-idUSKBN2190812020-03-22
I invoked the Defense Production Act and last night we put it into Trump said NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he had put the wartime Defense Production Act into action to aid the fight against coronavirus after saying earlier this week he would invoke the measure when needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-defense/trump-says-he-has-put-defense-production-act-into-gear-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN2172PI2020-03-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he had put the wartime Defense Production Act into action to aid the fight against coronavirus after saying earlier this week he would invoke the measure when needed NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he had put the wartime Defense Production Act into action to aid the fight against coronavirus after saying earlier this week he would invoke the measure when needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-defense/trump-says-he-has-put-defense-production-act-into-gear-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN2172PI2020-03-21
A Pentagon spokeswoman said the Defense Department was not considering federalization of the National Guard NeutralWASHINGTON Tens of thousands of U.S. National Guard troops could be activated to help U.S. states deal with the fastspreading coronavirus outbreak the head of the U.S. National Guard said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-nationalguard/tens-of-thousands-of-national-guard-troops-could-be-used-to-assist-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN2163F32020-03-20
We will be invoking the Defense Production Act just in case we need said Trump NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump moved on Wednesday to accelerate production of desperately needed medical equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic and said an estimate that U.S. unemployment could conceivably reach 20 percent was a worst case scenario http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-act/trump-says-he-will-invoke-wartime-act-to-fight-enemy-coronavirus-idUSKBN2152XL2020-03-19
After our air reconnaissance and patrol aircraft responded appropriately and broadcast to drive them away the Communist aircraft flew away from our Air Defense Identification Zone NegativeTAIPEI Taiwans air force has again scrambled to warn off approaching Chinese jets in the latest rise in military tensions during the coronavirus crisis between Beijing and the island its claims as its sacred territory http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-again-scrambles-jets-to-warn-off-chinese-air-force-idUSKBN21401R2020-03-17
Flynn who also previously led the Defense Intelligence Agency served just 24 days in the Republican Trump administration before he was fired in January 2017 NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he is considering a full pardon for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russias ambassador before Trump took office http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/trump-considering-full-pardon-for-ex-adviser-michael-flynn-idUSKBN2121212020-03-16
The Secretary of Defense is now supposed to be actively working on supporting domestic production capacity PositiveMarch 13 column with no changes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-trade-titanium-ahome/rpt-column-u-s-looks-beyond-tariffs-to-secure-critical-titanium-supply-andy-home-idUSL8N2B63KX2020-03-16
ANKARA Turkey and Russia have agreed on the details of a ceasefire in Syrias Idlib region after four days of talks in Ankara Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday adding that joint patrols along a key highway will begin on Sunday as planned PositiveANKARA Turkey and Russia have agreed on the details of a ceasefire in Syrias Idlib region after four days of talks in Ankara Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday adding that joint patrols along a key highway will begin on Sunday as planned http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-says-agreed-with-russia-on-details-of-idlib-ceasefire-idUSKBN2101H22020-03-14
ANKARA Turkish and Russian officials have agreed on the details of a ceasefire in northwest Syrias Idlib region and joint patrols along the key M4 highway will begin on Sunday Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was cited as saying on Friday PositiveANKARA Turkish and Russian officials have agreed on the details of a ceasefire in northwest Syrias Idlib region and joint patrols along the key M4 highway will begin on Sunday Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was cited as saying on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia-ceasefir/turkey-says-agreed-with-russia-on-details-of-idlib-ceasefire-anadolu-idUSKBN2101QB2020-03-14
About 26000 people work in the Department of Defenses headquarters building in Arlington Virginia PositiveOMB Congress Supreme Court Treasury FCC closing http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/health-coronavirus-usa-government/update-1-u-s-federal-agencies-take-different-paths-on-coronavirus-idUSL1N2B52Z22020-03-14
The continuing spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus necessitates immediate implementation of travel restrictions for domestic Department of Defense a memo signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it will halt with some exceptions domestic travel for service members Defense Department civilians and families in a move aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus and its impact on the military http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-military/u-s-military-to-halt-domestic-travel-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21107U2020-03-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it will halt with some exceptions domestic travel for service members Defense Department civilians and families in a move aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus and its impact on the military NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Friday it will halt with some exceptions domestic travel for service members Defense Department civilians and families in a move aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus and its impact on the military http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-military/u-s-military-to-halt-domestic-travel-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21107U2020-03-14
The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp court filings showed on Thursday NeutralThe U.S. Department of Defense is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp court filings showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/pentagon-seeks-to-reconsider-parts-of-10-billion-cloud-contract-awarded-to-microsoft-idUSKBN2100KO2020-03-13
The ecommerce giant has alleged that Trump exerted improper and bias that led the DoD to award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud contract to Microsoft NegativeThe U.S. Department of Defense is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp court filings showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/pentagon-seeks-to-reconsider-parts-of-10-billion-cloud-contract-awarded-to-microsoft-idUSKBN2100KO2020-03-13
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper in a Pentagon statement detailing the strikes cautioned that the United States was prepared to respond again if needed NegativeWASHINGTON The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iranbacked militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26yearold British soldier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation/u-s-wages-retaliatory-strikes-against-iran-backed-militia-in-iraq-after-deadly-attack-idUSKBN20Z3RL2020-03-13
Defense lawyer Rotunno said there are murderers who will go free sooner than Weinstein will PositiveNEW YORK Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathizing with men accused of sexual misconduct during the era http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-people-harvey-weinstein/weinstein-sentenced-to-23-years-prison-taken-to-ny-hospital-for-chest-pains-idUSKBN20Y19J2020-03-12
ANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu discussed northwest Syrias Idlib region in a phone call the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday PositiveANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu discussed northwest Syrias Idlib region in a phone call the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkish-russian-defense-ministers-discussed-syrias-idlib-in-call-turkish-defense-ministry-idUSKBN20X2ST2020-03-11
WARSAW One of Polands top armed forces generals Jaroslaw Mika has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a military conference in Germany Polands Defense Ministry said on Tuesday NegativeWARSAW One of Polands top armed forces generals Jaroslaw Mika has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a military conference in Germany Polands Defense Ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-poland-military/top-polish-general-has-coronavirus-after-german-conference-defense-ministry-idUSKBN20X1XT2020-03-11
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said the projectiles appeared to be ballistic missiles and did not fall into Japans exclusive economic zone NegativeSEOUL North Korea launched multiple projectiles into the sea on Monday as part of firing drills according to South Koreas military drawing U.S. and Chinese appeals for Pyongyang to return to talks on ending its nuclear and missile programs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-projectiles-into-sea-u-s-china-urge-return-to-talks-idUSKBN20V14H2020-03-10
Hoffman said Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the White House had been briefed NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. Marine in the Washington D.C.area who recently returned from official travel overseas has tested positive for the coronavirus the Pentagon said on Saturday in what would be the third confirmed case among U.S. servicemembers and the first in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/u-s-marine-in-dc-area-contracts-coronavirus-pentagon-says-idUSKBN20V00Z2020-03-08
The Amazon lawsuit said the Defense Departments decision was full of egregious which were a result of improper pressure from President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. judge said Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/u-s-judge-says-amazon-likely-to-succeed-on-key-argument-in-contract-challenge-idUSKBN20U0QC2020-03-08
Israels Defense Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the Israeli military to close off Bethlehem in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority barring movement of Israelis and Palestinians with effect from Thursday evening NegativeBETHLEHEM West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a 30day state of emergency on Thursday and Bethlehems Church of the Nativity was closed following the discovery of seven cases of coronavirus in the traditional birthplace of Jesus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-palestinians/palestinians-declare-coronavirus-emergency-as-church-of-the-nativity-closed-idUSKBN20S17R2020-03-06
The Defense Department removed the three measures after Pentagon officials sat down with the private housing contractors to craft final details NeutralNEW YORK A sweeping U.S. military housing reform plan pitched as a way to protect service families from shoddy homes and unresponsive landlords has been watered down to remove several protections tenants and Congress had sought http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-tenants/defense-department-weakens-u-s-military-housing-bill-after-consulting-industry-idUSKBN20R3182020-03-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. government said on Wednesday it had charged a Defense Department linguist with transmitting classified intelligence to a foreign national linked to the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah saying she revealed the names of key American assets and put their lives at risk NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. government said on Wednesday it had charged a Defense Department linguist with transmitting classified intelligence to a foreign national linked to the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah saying she revealed the names of key American assets and put their lives at risk http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-spy/u-s-defense-linguist-charged-with-transmitting-classified-intelligence-idUSKBN20R2WL2020-03-05
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkish forces had so far destroyed eight helicopters scores of tanks and five air defense systems NegativeSyrian government forces entered parts of a strategic rebelheld town on Monday and Turkey said it would keep hitting President Bashar alAssads troops after ramping up operations in its biggest intervention yet into the Syrian civil war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/syrian-government-forces-re-enter-strategic-town-turkey-vows-to-keep-up-strikes-idUSKBN20P1702020-03-03
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Monday that one Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Monday that one Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-shelling/turkey-says-one-soldier-killed-in-syrian-government-shelling-in-idlib-idUSKBN20P3442020-03-03
Defense lawyers said Boath had not fully grasped that Sheikh Hamad could provide Barclays with lucrative commercial business opportunities by just opening his rolodex PositiveLONDON Three former Barclays executives were unanimously acquitted on Friday of charges they helped funnel 322 million pounds in secret fees to Qatar in return for rescue financing during the credit crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-britain-barclays-qatar/ex-barclays-bankers-cleared-over-2008-qatar-fees-in-blow-to-uk-fraud-office-idUSKCN20M1IT2020-02-29
ISTANBUL One Turkish soldier was killed and two were wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in Syrias northwest Idlib province the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday a day after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack in the region NegativeISTANBUL One Turkish soldier was killed and two were wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in Syrias northwest Idlib province the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday a day after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-shelling/one-turkish-soldier-killed-two-wounded-in-syrias-idlib-ministry-idUSKCN20M3432020-02-29
Defense attorneys accused the state of criminalizing an act of and insisted no one could have foreseen the flooding that led the volatile organic peroxides to ignite releasing toxic fumes NegativeHOUSTON Jurors in the criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French company on Thursday heard it routinely stored combustible chemicals where floodwaters could reach them and failed to alert emergency workers as toxic fires erupted http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arkema-trial-executives/texas-prosecutors-accuse-arkema-executives-of-failures-over-chemical-fire-idUSKCN20L2M02020-02-28
MOSCOW Russias Defense Ministry late on Thursday accused Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syrias Idlib region to support rebels fighting Syrian government forces and of providing artillery support for them NegativeMOSCOW Russias Defense Ministry late on Thursday accused Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syrias Idlib region to support rebels fighting Syrian government forces and of providing artillery support for them http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia-drones/russia-accuses-turkey-of-illegally-sending-strike-drones-into-syrias-idlib-idUSKCN20L2WI2020-02-28
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States two U.S. officials told Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States two U.S. officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-production-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-mulls-using-sweeping-powers-to-ramp-up-production-of-coronavirus-protective-gear-idUSKCN20L2S02020-02-28
European jets must meet stringent standards required by the United States which with Canada operates the North American Aerospace Defense Command NegativeOTTAWA Canadas protracted effort to buy 88 new fighter jets hit a new delay on Tuesday when the government granted potential bidders another three months to submit their proposals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-fighterjets/canadas-protracted-fighter-jet-procurement-race-hits-new-delay-idUSKBN20J23V2020-02-26
Defense lawyer Michael Bachner who is not involved in the case said it seemed the jury had convicted Weinstein on the counts related to the individual complainants NeutralThe jury in Harvey Weinsteins sexual assault trial in New York said on Friday they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others leveled against the former Hollywood mogul http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-people-harvey-weinstein/weinstein-jury-deadlocked-on-most-serious-sexual-assault-charges-idUSKBN20F2N92020-02-22
MOSCOW Russias Defense Ministry on Friday said reports that hundreds of thousands of Syrians were fleeing Idlib in the direction of Turkey were false and urged Ankara to allow Idlib residents to enter other parts of Syria NegativeMOSCOW Russias Defense Ministry on Friday said reports that hundreds of thousands of Syrians were fleeing Idlib in the direction of Turkey were false and urged Ankara to allow Idlib residents to enter other parts of Syria http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia/russia-calls-reports-of-syrians-fleeing-idlib-en-masse-for-turkey-false-idUSKBN20F1AT2020-02-22
ANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday that Turkey will activate the S400 missile systems which it has bought from Russia and there should be no about this NegativeANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday that Turkey will activate the S400 missile systems which it has bought from Russia and there should be no about this http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-russia/turkey-will-activate-russian-s-400-missile-systems-minister-idUSKBN20E2ME2020-02-21
The aircraft maker said its Airbus Defense and Space division had entered consultation with the companys European works council on the planned cutbacks NeutralThe aircraft maker said its Airbus Defense and Space division had entered consultation with the companys European works council on the planned cutbacks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-jobs-consultation/airbus-defense-division-plans-to-cut-more-than-2300-jobs-idUSKBN20D2DZ2020-02-20
The other flight will land at Kelly Field Air Force Base Texas according to the U.S. Department of Defense NeutralTOKYO Hundreds of passengers were preparing to be evacuated from a cruise ship on Sunday after spending two weeks under quarantine off Japan over the coronavirus with Americans flying home on chartered evacuation planes early Monday morning http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-japan-ship/virus-spreads-on-cruise-ship-in-japan-u-s-passengers-flying-home-idUSKBN20A01M2020-02-17
MUNICH U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Saturday that Washington was working with technology companies in the United States and allied nations to develop alternatives to Chinese 5G vendors and was already testing them at U.S. military bases PositiveMUNICH U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Saturday that Washington was working with technology companies in the United States and allied nations to develop alternatives to Chinese 5G vendors and was already testing them at U.S. military bases http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-germany-security-esper-5g/u-s-allied-firms-testing-alternatives-to-chinese-5g-technology-esper-idUSKBN2090A32020-02-16
Speaking on Saturday U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told the Munich Security Conference that Washington was already working with vendors to develop and test new 5G technologies PositiveMUNICH The United States is seeking to rally European support for competitors to Huawei Technologies following disappointment in Washington over Britains decision to use 5G equipment made by the Chinese company http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-security-huawei/rebuffed-by-uk-u-s-pitches-big-tent-for-huawei-rivals-in-europe-idUSKBN2090HP2020-02-16
Defense Secretary Mark Esper who was formerly the army secretary until taking the top Pentagon post said in November that Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Friday there were no investigations into Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman the former National Security Council aide who testified in President Donald Trumps impeachment trial and was fired by the White House along with his twin brother http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-vindman/no-investigations-of-ousted-white-house-aide-vindman-u-s-army-secretary-idUSKBN2082EJ2020-02-15
A senior Pentagon official said U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had approved about PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wall/trump-administration-taking-3-8-billion-more-from-military-for-mexico-border-wall-idUSKBN2072M92020-02-14
ANKARA Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syrias northwest Idlib region Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday in an apparent response to Russian criticism NegativeANKARA Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syrias northwest Idlib region Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday in an apparent response to Russian criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-says-it-will-hit-groups-violating-idlib-ceasefire-idUSKBN2071KR2020-02-14
Defense Secretary Mark Esper previously denied there was bias and said the Pentagon made its choice fairly and freely without external influence NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/judge-grants-amazon-motion-for-pause-in-microsofts-pentagon-contract-work-idUSKBN2072P62020-02-14
Microsoft said in a We have confidence in the Department of Defense and we believe the facts will show they ran a detailed thorough and fair process PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/judge-grants-amazon-motion-for-pause-in-microsofts-pentagon-contract-work-idUSKBN2072P62020-02-14
Norwegian Defense Minister Frank BakkeJensen has played down the implications of the visit on the security situation in the north and Norways relationship with Russia PositiveRussia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip to a Norwegian outpost in the Arctic by a U.S. Air Force unit and urged Oslo to refrain from what it said were destabilizing moves in the strategic region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-norway-usa/russia-alarmed-by-u-s-air-force-visit-to-norwegian-island-idUSKBN20721H2020-02-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico a central promise of President Donald Trumps campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wall/trump-administration-taking-3-8-billion-more-from-military-for-mexico-border-wall-idUSKBN2072M92020-02-14
com Incs request to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from moving forward on an billion cloud computing deal that Amazon says reflected undue influence by President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Thursday granted Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/judge-grants-amazon-motion-for-pause-in-microsofts-pentagon-contract-work-idUSKBN2072P62020-02-14
The Department of Defense did not respond to requests for comment NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon is likely to back new U.S. restrictions on Huawei Technologies reversing earlier opposition to a proposal meant to further crack down on exports to the blacklisted Chinese company a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-restrictions/pentagon-expected-to-back-additional-huawei-restrictions-source-idUSKBN2062WI2020-02-13
Defense lawyers have said Avenattis demands to Nike were simply part of his representation of Franklin NeutralNEW YORK Feb 11 Michael Avenatti had an to shake down Nike Inc for millions of dollars by threatening to tar the apparel company with corruption allegations a prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of the celebrity lawyers extortion trial http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-crime-avenatti/u-s-says-michael-avenattis-agenda-was-to-extort-nike-as-trial-nears-end-idUSL1N2AA1JA2020-02-12
In response insurgents shot down a Syrian military helicopter and advanced toward the town of Nairab which the Turkish Defense Ministry said had been abandoned by Syrian government forces NegativeTurkey said on Tuesday 51 Syrian soldiers were killed in northwest Syria as Turkishbacked rebels struck back against Russiansupported government forces who had made gains in their campaign to eliminate the last insurgent bastion in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-says-51-syrian-soldiers-killed-as-rebels-hit-back-in-idlib-idUSKBN2050QZ2020-02-12
The Turkish Defense Ministry cited sources on the ground for the information adding that two Syrian tanks and one ammunition store were destroyed as well NegativeTurkey said on Tuesday 51 Syrian soldiers were killed in northwest Syria as Turkishbacked rebels struck back against Russiansupported government forces who had made gains in their campaign to eliminate the last insurgent bastion in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-says-51-syrian-soldiers-killed-as-rebels-hit-back-in-idlib-idUSKBN2050QZ2020-02-12
Along with Trump and Esper Amazon seeks to depose former Defense Secretary James Mattis Pentagon chief information officer Dana Deasy and four other procurement officials court records show NeutralWASHINGTON Amazon Web Services said on Monday it was seeking to depose President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper in its lawsuit over whether the president was trying to screw when the Pentagon awarded a contract for cloud computing to rival Microsoft Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-jedi-lawmaking/amazon-wants-trump-to-testify-on-order-to-screw-amazon-in-pentagon-deal-idUSKBN2041TJ2020-02-11
Earmarking funds in this way helps the Defense Department avoid budget caps passed by Congress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-defense/trumps-pentagon-budget-bolsters-nuclear-weapons-weapons-research-idUSKBN20428D2020-02-11
Last month Amazon filed a motion in court to delay the Department of Defense deal with Microsoft until a court rules on its protest of the contract award NegativeWASHINGTON Amazon Web Services said on Monday it was seeking to depose President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper in its lawsuit over whether the president was trying to screw when the Pentagon awarded a contract for cloud computing to rival Microsoft Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-jedi-lawmaking/amazon-wants-trump-to-testify-on-order-to-screw-amazon-in-pentagon-deal-idUSKBN2041TJ2020-02-11
The case is Natural Resources Defense Council et al v Bernhardt et al U.S. District Court Southern District of New York No NeutralNEW YORK The Trump administration has quietly abandoned a wildlife advisory board that animal rights groups said was illegally stacked with politically connected donors and hunting enthusiasts and designed to promote trophy hunting http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wildlife-lawsuit/white-house-abandons-wildlife-board-criticized-as-pro-hunting-idUSKBN20421M2020-02-11
WASHINGTON Amazon Web Services said on Monday it was seeking to depose President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper in its lawsuit over whether the president was trying to screw when the Pentagon awarded a contract for cloud computing to rival Microsoft Corp NegativeWASHINGTON Amazon Web Services said on Monday it was seeking to depose President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper in its lawsuit over whether the president was trying to screw when the Pentagon awarded a contract for cloud computing to rival Microsoft Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-jedi-lawmaking/amazon-wants-trump-to-testify-on-order-to-screw-amazon-in-pentagon-deal-idUSKBN2041TJ2020-02-11
5 billion worth of bloated payments inefficiencies and overlaps last year a senior Defense Department official said NegativeWASHINGTON Pentagon belttightening efforts identified and redirected http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-reform/pentagon-recoups-6-5-billion-via-streamlining-sale-of-old-equipment-official-idUSKBN2040EV2020-02-10
Defense firms threatened hundreds of job cuts if the wording of the clause wasnt changed to resolve the row NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa aims to free up over a billion dollars in stalled weapons sales including to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates by amending a document at the heart of an export row a senior arms control official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-defence-exclusive/exclusive-south-africa-seeks-to-unlock-stalled-arms-sales-to-saudi-uae-idUSKBN2020K92020-02-09
Defense sources said the changes were aimed at assuaging the concerns of importing nations that objected to the original wording in the hope that exports could resume NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africa aims to free up over a billion dollars in stalled weapons sales including to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates by amending a document at the heart of an export row a senior arms control official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-defence-exclusive/exclusive-south-africa-seeks-to-unlock-stalled-arms-sales-to-saudi-uae-idUSKBN2020K92020-02-09
It appears he went Defense Ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantrawanit told Reuters NeutralNAKHON RATCHASIMA Thailand Thai security forces on Sunday shot and killed a rogue soldier who went on a rampage in a shopping mall in a northeastern city ending an overnight siege after a series of attacks that left at least 20 people dead http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-thailand-shooting/thai-soldier-who-killed-20-shot-dead-in-shopping-mall-siege-idUSKBN2020TB2020-02-09
U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Ellen Lord will no longer attend the Singapore Airshow due to extenuating Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews said in a statement NegativeThe Pentagon shrunk the size of its delegation traveling to the Singapore Airshow and U.S. defense firms Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co said they would not attend as the impact of the coronavirus has reduced participation in the event http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow-pentag/pentagon-official-lockheed-martin-pull-out-of-singapore-airshow-as-virus-alert-level-raised-idUSKBN2011Z92020-02-09
The Syrian forces were responding to Israeli strikes on targets in Syria Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying by Interfax and other Russian agencies NegativeMOSCOW A passenger plane carrying 172 passengers from Tehran to Damascus made an emergency landing at the Russiancontrolled Hmeimim Air Base in Syria on Thursday to avoid coming under fire from Syrian air defenses Russia said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-crisis-russia-israel/passenger-plane-makes-emergency-landing-to-avoid-coming-under-syrian-fire-russia-idUSKBN2010HT2020-02-08
Undersecretary of Defense Ellen Lord will no longer attend the event due to extenuating Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon shrunk the size of its delegation traveling to the Singapore Airshow and U.S. defense firms Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co said they would not attend as the impact of the coronavirus has reduced participation in the event http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow-pentag/pentagon-official-lockheed-martin-pull-out-of-singapore-airshow-idUSKBN2011Z92020-02-08
We determined this was in the best interest of our employees and aligned with the U.S. Department of Defenses decision to reduce its Lockheed said in a statement NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon shrunk the size of its delegation traveling to the Singapore Airshow and U.S. defense firms Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co said they would not attend as the impact of the coronavirus has reduced participation in the event http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow-pentag/pentagon-official-lockheed-martin-pull-out-of-singapore-airshow-idUSKBN2011Z92020-02-08
We determined this was in the best interest of our employees and aligned with the U.S. Department of Defenses decision to reduce its it said NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp said on Friday it will not participate in next weeks Singapore Airshow over coronavirus concerns http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow-lockhe/lockheed-martin-drops-out-of-singapore-airshow-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN2012RN2020-02-08
Defense lawyers have said Avenatti was simply negotiating to achieve which the coach wanted at the time PositiveNEW YORK The youth basketball coach who hired Michael Avenatti to represent him in negotiations with Nike Inc said at the celebrity lawyers extortion trial on Thursday he became very very upon learning that Avenatti planned to publicize his corruption accusations against the sports apparel company http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-avenatti/coach-tells-u-s-jury-he-never-wanted-michael-avenatti-to-hold-nike-press-conference-idUSKBN2003252020-02-07
Laxman Behera research fellow at Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses said in a report released on Tuesday that Indias defense resource crunch had been acute in recent years PositiveLUCKNOW India India wants to double defense exports over the next five years Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as the country seeks to cut its import bill amid a funding crunch that has forced successive governments to go slow on new orders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-defense/india-aims-to-double-defense-exports-in-five-years-amid-resource-crunch-idUSKBN1ZZ1ZU2020-02-06
The U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday the Navy had fielded a lowyield submarinelaunched ballistic missile warhead something the Pentagon says is needed to deter adversaries like Russia NegativeMOSCOW Russia is alarmed by the U.S. Navys decision to deploy lowyield nuclear missiles on submarines since they heighten the risk of a limited nuclear war a Russian official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/russia-says-alarmed-by-u-s-deployment-of-low-yield-nuclear-missiles-idUSKBN1ZZ27Y2020-02-06
Turkeys privatelyowned Baykar Defense whose management involves Selcuk Bayraktar a soninlaw of Erdogan began working on developing Turkeys first drone fleet since the 2000s PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has halted a secretive military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants four U.S. officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-security-usa-drone-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-halts-secretive-drone-program-with-turkey-over-syria-incursion-idUSKBN1ZZ1AB2020-02-06
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday the Navy had fielded a lowyield submarinelaunched ballistic missile warhead something the Pentagon believes is needed to deter adversaries like Russia but which critics say lowers the threshold for using nuclear weapons NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday the Navy had fielded a lowyield submarinelaunched ballistic missile warhead something the Pentagon believes is needed to deter adversaries like Russia but which critics say lowers the threshold for using nuclear weapons http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nuclear-pentagon/u-s-deploys-more-survivable-submarine-launched-low-yield-nuclear-weapon-idUSKBN1ZY2EQ2020-02-05
ANKARA Turkish forces hit 54 targets in Syrias northwestern region of Idlib and 76 Syrian government soldiers Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was cited as saying by the stateowned Anadolu news agency on Monday NegativeANKARA Turkish forces hit 54 targets in Syrias northwestern region of Idlib and 76 Syrian government soldiers Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was cited as saying by the stateowned Anadolu news agency on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-target/turkey-says-hit-54-targets-in-syrias-idlib-neutralized-76-soldiers-anadolu-idUSKBN1ZX27E2020-02-04
The work is expected to be completed by 2033 the U.S. Defense Department said in a separate statement PositiveJERUSALEM Staterun Israel Aerospace Industries said on Sunday it won a million contract to manufacture wings for U.S. Air Force T38 training aircraft http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-il-aerospace-ind-us-airforce/israel-aerospace-wins-240-million-u-s-air-force-contract-idUSKBN1ZW0C42020-02-03
Health officials had asked the Defense Department to provide several facilities capable of housing at least 250 people in individual rooms through Feb PositiveU.S. health officials on Saturday confirmed an eighth case of the fastspreading new coronavirus in the United States and the Pentagon said it would provide housing for people arriving from overseas who might need to be quarantined http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa/u-s-confirms-its-eighth-case-of-coronavirus-pentagon-to-provide-quarantine-housing-idUSKBN1ZV3XV2020-02-02
The policy only applies to U.S. troops but the command encouraged military family members Defense Department civilians contractors and others to take similar voluntary steps PositiveSEOUL The U.S. military command in South Korea said it has instituted a 14day self quarantine effective Sunday for any troops who recently traveled to China adding that an outbreak in that country of a new coronavirus could harm military readiness http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-military/u-s-military-in-south-korea-imposes-quarantine-for-troops-returning-from-china-idUSKBN1ZW05E2020-02-02
He spoke after Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaking at a news conference with his Italian counterpart said American forces needed access to land mines NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday relaxed Obamaera restrictions on the U.S. militarys use of antipersonnel land mines arguing that the previous policy could put American troops at a severe disadvantage http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-war-landmines/trump-eases-restrictions-on-land-mine-use-by-u-s-military-idUSKBN1ZU2GA2020-02-01
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended President Donald Trumps response to American troops being diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Irans missile strike saying he cared about the service members as the number of service members diagnosed increased to 64 NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended President Donald Trumps response to American troops being diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Irans missile strike saying he cared about the service members as the number of service members diagnosed increased to 64 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/pentagon-chief-defends-trump-after-traumatic-brain-injury-comments-idUSKBN1ZT2BB2020-01-31
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday the United States would not be removing all its forces from Africa as he carries out a global troop review meant to free up more resources to address challenges from Chinas military PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday the United States would not be removing all its forces from Africa as he carries out a global troop review meant to free up more resources to address challenges from Chinas military http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-africa-military/u-s-will-not-completely-withdraw-forces-from-africa-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1ZT2EP2020-01-31
Defense and emergency services personnel were knocking on the doors of homes near the blaze on Tuesday morning urging residents to be ready to evacuate NegativeSYDNEY Australian officials on Tuesday warned communities in hardhit eastern states to strengthen bushfire defenses as soaring temperatures and strong winds were set to return threatening to reignite some blazes and start fresh ones http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-australia-bushfires/australia-readies-for-more-bushfires-with-temperatures-set-to-soar-idUSKBN1ZR05K2020-01-28
Hoffman said U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had directed the Pentagon to review the process for tracking and reporting injuries NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month a number higher than the military had previously announced http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/u-s-says-34-troops-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1ZN24V2020-01-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department has withdrawn a rule aimed at further reducing sales to Chinas Huawei Technologies amid concerns from the Defense Department the move would harm U.S. businesses people familiar with the matter said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department has withdrawn a rule aimed at further reducing sales to Chinas Huawei Technologies amid concerns from the Defense Department the move would harm U.S. businesses people familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-restrictions/new-u-s-curb-on-huawei-in-limbo-amid-pushback-from-pentagon-sources-idUSKBN1ZN1ZR2020-01-25
MIAMI U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia NegativeMIAMI U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-troops/pentagon-could-start-global-troop-rebalance-this-year-esper-says-idUSKBN1ZN0372020-01-24
The lawsuit concerning Defense Distributed was filed in July 2018 NegativeTwenty U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block what they called its latest effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3D printers to be released on the internet threatening a proliferation of ghost that spread violence http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-3d-guns/u-s-states-sue-to-block-white-house-from-allowing-3-d-printed-guns-idUSKBN1ZM3872020-01-24
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has rejected that there was bias and said the Pentagon made its choice fairly and freely without external influence NegativeAmazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/amazon-asks-court-to-pause-microsofts-work-on-pentagons-jedi-contract-idUSKBN1ZM0FB2020-01-23
Known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud or JEDI the contract is intended to give the military better access to data and technology from remote locations PositiveAmazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/amazon-asks-court-to-pause-microsofts-work-on-pentagons-jedi-contract-idUSKBN1ZM0FB2020-01-23
Youd have to ask the Department of Defense NeutralDAVOS U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Irans recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/more-u-s-troops-leave-iraq-over-potential-injuries-as-trump-downplays-brain-risk-idUSKBN1ZL2392020-01-23
com Inc said on Wednesday it filed a motion in court to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award NegativeAmazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/amazon-asks-court-to-pause-microsofts-work-on-pentagons-jedi-contract-idUSKBN1ZM0FB2020-01-23
Defense lawyer Scott Fenton argued that for the court to say Meng committed fraud it would have to import U.S. sanctions laws to Canada to supply the risk NegativeVANCOUVER Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday where her lawyers argued for a second straight day that Meng violated no Canadian laws and should not be extradited to the United States on charges she violated its sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huaweitech-canada/huawei-cfos-lawyers-argue-u-s-extradition-charges-not-a-crime-in-canada-idUSKBN1ZK16C2020-01-22
People across the United States were focused on the Virginia gun issue said Philip Van Cleave leader of the Virginia Citizens Defense League NegativeRICHMOND Va http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-rally/thousands-of-armed-u-s-gun-rights-activists-join-peaceful-virginia-rally-idUSKBN1ZJ15B2020-01-21
We curse and condemn in the strongest terms the bomb terror attack which targeted innocent civilians in the Turkish Defense Ministry said on its Twitter account NegativeMOGADISHU Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye northwest of the capital Mogadishu http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-blast/car-bomb-attack-wounds-turkish-contractors-police-near-somali-capital-idUSKBN1ZH08F2020-01-19
The Pentagons review of the DHS request would include a legal review by Defense Department attorneys as well as a feasibility review by the Army Corps of Engineers PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-wall-pentagon/pentagon-gets-request-to-build-roughly-270-miles-of-trump-border-wall-idUSKBN1ZF2VD2020-01-18
WASHINGTON The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-wall-pentagon/pentagon-gets-request-to-build-roughly-270-miles-of-trump-border-wall-idUSKBN1ZF2VD2020-01-18
WASHINGTON The Pentagon has received a new request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has received a new request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wall-pentagon/pentagon-gets-new-request-to-build-roughly-270-miles-of-trump-border-wall-idUSKBN1ZF2VD2020-01-17
WASHINGTON Senior Democratic senators said on Wednesday that they would try to force another vote to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from taking billions of dollars from the Department of Defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico NegativeWASHINGTON Senior Democratic senators said on Wednesday that they would try to force another vote to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from taking billions of dollars from the Department of Defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-wall/democratic-senators-seek-to-force-vote-to-block-trump-border-wall-funding-plan-idUSKBN1ZE22U2020-01-16
Engel also said he would send a letter on Tuesday to Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mike Esper seeking information about the strike which took place in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republicancontrolled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trumps ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval which would be a rebuke of the president after he ordered a strike that killed an Iranian commander in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress/democrats-say-measure-to-rein-in-trump-on-iran-will-pass-senate-idUSKBN1ZD24K2020-01-15
WASHINGTON Japans Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday defended Tokyos decision to send forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safety of merchant ships saying it was in the Japanese peoples interest despite a new poll showing significant opposition to the mission PositiveWASHINGTON Japans Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday defended Tokyos decision to send forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safety of merchant ships saying it was in the Japanese peoples interest despite a new poll showing significant opposition to the mission http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defense-usa/japan-says-middle-east-mission-in-self-interest-as-crude-importer-idUSKBN1ZD2W22020-01-15
We are committed to send SelfDefense Forces for information Kono said NeutralWASHINGTON Japans Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday defended Tokyos decision to send forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safety of merchant ships saying it was in the Japanese peoples interest despite a new poll showing significant opposition to the mission http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defense-usa/japan-says-middle-east-mission-in-self-interest-as-crude-importer-idUSKBN1ZD2W22020-01-15
On Sunday Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he had seen no intelligence forewarning of imminent attacks on embassies NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said Qassem Soleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by U.S. foes that also applies to China and Russia further diluting the assertion that the top Iranian general was struck because he was plotting imminent attacks on U.S. targets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-pompeo-soleimani/pompeo-says-soleimani-killing-part-of-new-strategy-to-deter-u-s-foes-idUSKBN1ZC2I32020-01-14
The Russian Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralWASHINGTON Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden the son of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden had a seat on the board a U.S. cybersecurity firm said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-cyber-russia-burisma/russian-hackers-targeted-ukrainian-company-at-center-of-impeachment-storm-cybersecurity-firm-idUSKBN1ZD0EX2020-01-14
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Irans top general NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies an assertion made by President Donald Trump in justifying the killing of Irans top general http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-says-no-specific-evidence-iran-was-plotting-to-attack-four-u-s-embassies-idUSKBN1ZB0KM2020-01-13
The Department of Defense does not discuss alleged operations in the Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Rebecca Rebarich said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States carried out a secret operation in Yemen that targeted but failed to kill an Iranian military official last week two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-yemen/u-s-targeted-iranian-official-in-yemen-in-failed-strike-sources-idUSKBN1Z929G2020-01-11
The strategy has to Defense Minister Issoufou Katambe told Reuters NeutralNIAMEY Niger will launch a new military offensive against Islamist militants after their latest attack on an army base killed at least 25 soldiers the defense minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-niger-security/niger-sets-new-offensive-against-militants-after-25-soldiers-killed-idUSKBN1Z91762020-01-11
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who some tip as a possible successor to President Vladimir Putin told Russian media last year that extensive army reform had prevented hazing altogether PositiveMOSCOW A Russian conscript who shot dead eight fellow soldiers at his army base last year said on Thursday he had been left with no other course of action after conscripts turned his life into a living http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-military-shooting/russian-conscript-blames-fatal-shooting-spree-on-army-hazing-hell-idUSKBN1Z81YA2020-01-10
Defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt said he generally asks clients to carry a notepad and pen rather than a novel to jury selection so they can participate in the vetting process PositiveHarvey Weinsteins New York trial on rape charges is expected to last up to two months and the former film producer appears to be planning on spending some of that time reading a biography about two brothers whose personal lives marred their Hollywood awardwinning careers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-people-harvey-weinstein-book/hope-heartbreak-and-hollywood-classics-harvey-weinsteins-trial-reading-idUSKBN1Z81AW2020-01-10
Walker joins the worlds largest defense contractor from the U.S. Department of Defenses future warfare and technology agency DARPA where he was a director PositiveWalker joins the worlds largest defense contractor from the U.S. Department of Defenses future warfare and technology agency DARPA where he was a director http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lockheed-moves-steven-walker/lockheed-martin-names-steven-walker-as-chief-technology-officer-idUSKBN1Z82J72020-01-10
ISTANBUL Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack in northeast Syria on Wednesday the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement overnight NegativeISTANBUL Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack in northeast Syria on Wednesday the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement overnight http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/four-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-northeast-syria-bomb-attack-ministry-idUSKBN1Z80FR2020-01-09
TOKYO Japan said on Wednesday it will stick with plans to deploy SelfDefense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships even amid heightened tensions after the United States killing of an Iranian military commander PositiveTOKYO Japan said on Wednesday it will stick with plans to deploy SelfDefense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships even amid heightened tensions after the United States killing of an Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iraq-security-japan-suga/japan-says-no-change-in-middle-east-deployment-plans-to-protect-ships-government-idUSKBN1Z70BS2020-01-08
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had said the United States should anticipate retaliation from Iran over the killing of elite Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq NegativeYen jumps back to threemonth peak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-mideast-conflict-drives-yen-back-to-three-month-high-idUSL4N29D05A2020-01-08
TOKYO Japan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East but there is no change in its plan to deploy the SelfDefense Forces to the region to ensure the safety of its ships Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday NegativeTOKYO Japan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East but there is no change in its plan to deploy the SelfDefense Forces to the region to ensure the safety of its ships Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-japan/japan-reiterates-no-change-in-plan-to-deploy-self-defense-forces-to-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z60942020-01-07
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated his plans to deploy the SelfDefense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships even as tensions in the region erupt in the wake of the United States killing of one of Irans top military commanders PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated his plans to deploy the SelfDefense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships even as tensions in the region erupt in the wake of the United States killing of one of Irans top military commanders http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iraq-security-japan/japan-pm-abe-sticks-to-plan-to-deploy-forces-to-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z50GO2020-01-07
The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country PositiveThe United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/pentagon-chief-denies-u-s-is-leaving-iraq-slain-commander-mourned-by-tehran-throngs-idUSKBN1Z50KU2020-01-07
They said that no envoy challenged U.S. State Department and Department of Defense officials who briefed via video conference over the merits of Fridays drone strike NegativeBRUSSELS All members of the Atlantic alliance stood behind the United States in the Middle East after it briefed NATO on its drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-nato/u-s-briefs-nato-over-iran-strike-avoids-european-criticism-idUSKBN1Z51SI2020-01-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper strongly suggested on Monday that the U.S. military would not violate the laws of armed conflict by striking Iranian cultural sites a move threatened by President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper strongly suggested on Monday that the U.S. military would not violate the laws of armed conflict by striking Iranian cultural sites a move threatened by President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-culturalsites/pentagon-says-will-not-break-law-of-war-despite-trump-threat-idUSKBN1Z527H2020-01-07
Yet U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Pentagon reporters that no decision had been made and the military said the letter was only a poorly worded draft NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares rebounded on Tuesday as investors reassessed the risk of an allout conflict between the United States and Iran while Wall Street battled back to the black as tech stocks climbed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-rally-oil-skids-as-investors-reassess-mideast-risk-idUSKBN1Z601N2020-01-07
The statement added that two Americans from the Department of Defense were also wounded in the attack NegativeWASHINGTON One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalias al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya the U.S. military said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kenya-security-usa-killed/u-s-service-member-contractors-killed-in-militant-attack-in-kenya-idUSKBN1Z40TH2020-01-06
Wallace said he had spoken to his U.S. counterpart Defense Secretary Mark Esper and urged restraint on all sides PositiveLONDON Britains navy will accompany UKflagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani inflamed tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-britain-ships/britains-navy-to-escort-uk-flagged-ships-through-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1Z30LZ2020-01-05
Reuters first reported on Friday that U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had canceled plans to take personal leave later in January amid rising tension with Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is sending nearly 3000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising threats to American forces in the region the Pentagon said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-middleeast/pentagon-to-deploy-thousands-of-additional-troops-to-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z21U42020-01-04
We wanted to make sure he and the leadership in Iran understood that in a way that was crystal Pompeo told the Reagan National Defense Forum in Southern California NegativeWASHINGTON Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-target/iranian-commander-soleimani-had-been-in-pompeos-sights-for-years-idUSKBN1Z21UT2020-01-04
Korea National Defense Universitys Jeong Hanbeom said North Korea could use computer simulations to develop smaller and lighter warheads without new nuclear tests NegativeSEOUL If North Korea returns to longrange missile launches or other weapons tests in 2020 its military could make valuable technical advances and gain experience alongside whatever political message is sent to Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-technology-analys/faster-rockets-more-warheads-what-north-korea-could-gain-from-new-weapons-development-idUSKBN1Z10BQ2020-01-03
ANKARA It is out of the for Turkey to evacuate its military observation posts in Syrias Idlib Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday after Russian and Syrian forces intensified their bombardment of targets in the northwestern province NegativeANKARA It is out of the for Turkey to evacuate its military observation posts in Syrias Idlib Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday after Russian and Syrian forces intensified their bombardment of targets in the northwestern province http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-says-will-not-evacuate-posts-in-syrias-idlib-idUSKBN1YZ0UV2020-01-01
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said additional forces were being sent to the embassy NeutralWASHINGTON The United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound by protesters and militia fighters enraged by American air strikes U.S officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-trump/u-s-has-no-plan-to-evacuate-embassy-in-baghdad-more-forces-being-sent-to-compound-idUSKBN1YZ0TD2020-01-01
WASHINGTON The United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-military/u-s-deploying-750-soldiers-after-protest-at-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1Z01GR2020-01-01
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States was sending additional forces to its embassy in Baghdad and called on the Iraqi government to help protect American personnel NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States was sending additional forces to its embassy in Baghdad and called on the Iraqi government to help protect American personnel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-trump-esper/additional-forces-being-sent-to-u-s-embassy-in-baghdad-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1YZ14S2020-01-01





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He said was told about the air strikes hours before in a phone call with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and tried to warn the militia NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
Pompeo Defense Secretary Mark Esper and General Mark Milley chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff appeared briefly in a club ballroom to comment on the airstrikes PositiveU.S. officials said on Sunday that air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iranbacked militia group were successful but warned that additional may still be taken in the region to defend U.S. interests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-aides-call-u-s-strikes-on-iraq-and-syria-successful-warn-of-potential-further-action-idUSKBN1YX0GR2019-12-31
DENVER While the North American Aerospace Defense Command stays alert for any signs of a North Korea missile launch what officials in Pyongyang have described as a Christmas it is also tracking the legendary figure who delivers presents to children across the world the command said on Monday NeutralDENVER While the North American Aerospace Defense Command stays alert for any signs of a North Korea missile launch what officials in Pyongyang have described as a Christmas it is also tracking the legendary figure who delivers presents to children across the world the command said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-santa/u-s-military-tracking-santa-and-any-christmas-gift-from-north-korea-idUSKBN1YS0322019-12-25
The first call came from a little girl and went to U.S. Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup director of what was then known as the Continental Air Defense Command NeutralDENVER While the North American Aerospace Defense Command stays alert for any signs of a North Korea missile launch what officials in Pyongyang have described as a Christmas it is also tracking the legendary figure who delivers presents to children across the world the command said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-santa/u-s-military-tracking-santa-and-any-christmas-gift-from-north-korea-idUSKBN1YS0322019-12-25
The service is operated by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense NegativeSEOUL South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility U.S. military photos seen by Reuters on Monday show as tensions with North Korea ratchet up ahead of a yearend deadline http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/south-korea-u-s-commandos-practice-raiding-enemy-facility-as-north-korea-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1YR0IS2019-12-23
In Washington U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he remained hopeful that the United States could restart diplomacy with North Korea PositiveChinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Friday Chinas foreign ministry said Bieguns second highlevel meeting in Beijing in two days amid growing tension on the Korean peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china-mofa/u-s-envoy-meets-second-senior-china-diplomat-as-north-korea-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1YO0OV2019-12-21
Rouhani plans to tell Abe that the Iranian government would not oppose a deployment of Japanese Maritime SelfDefense Forces to the Middle East Kyodo news agency reported citing a source PositiveTOKYO Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iran-japan/irans-rouhani-to-visit-japan-amid-heightened-tensions-with-u-s-idUSKBN1YL0N02019-12-18
The largest expenditure in the bill is for the Department of Defense which would get a total of billion for this year billion more than last year NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-congress/house-approves-1-4-trillion-spending-deal-to-avert-shutdown-sends-to-senate-idUSKBN1YL2AK2019-12-18
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that North Korea would likely carry out unspecified tests if they dont feel satisfied NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Beijing on Thursday and Friday the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday after China and Russia proposed lifting some U.N. sanctions on North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china/u-s-envoy-for-north-korea-to-visit-china-this-week-state-department-idUSKBN1YL2KZ2019-12-18
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Tayyip Erdogan was when he said he could shut down the Incirlik air base which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that he needed to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Tayyip Erdogan was when he said he could shut down the Incirlik air base which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-turkey-pentagon/pentagon-chief-need-to-speak-with-turkish-counterpart-to-understand-erdogan-base-comments-idUSKBN1YL02W2019-12-17
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-urges-iraq-to-stop-attacks-on-bases-housing-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1YK0YK2019-12-17
The Lebanese Civil Defense said it had treated 46 people for injuries and taken 14 others to hospital NegativeBEIRUT Tear gas engulfed central Beirut as security forces chased protesters near Lebanons parliament on Sunday in a second night of street clashes that wounded dozens of people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests/clashes-rock-beirut-as-security-forces-fire-tear-gas-at-protest-idUSKBN1YJ0M42019-12-16
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday said the United States would be tested on bringing North Korea back to the negotiating table PositiveSEOUL North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site the latest in a string of developments aimed at restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-conducts-new-test-at-rocket-site-aims-to-overpower-u-s-nuclear-threats-idUSKBN1YI05E2019-12-15
Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department of Defenses development of future intermediaterange the statement said NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured groundlaunched ballistic missile a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediaterange Nuclear Forces Treaty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-military-russia/u-s-tests-ground-launched-ballistic-missile-after-inf-treaty-exit-idUSKBN1YG2872019-12-13
Bryan Salesky had little way of knowing in 2007 that his teammates and rivals in a U.S. Defense Departmentsponsored competition were laying the foundations for future selfdriving businesses now valued at billions of dollars NeutralBryan Salesky had little way of knowing in 2007 that his teammates and rivals in a U.S. Defense Departmentsponsored competition were laying the foundations for future selfdriving businesses now valued at billions of dollars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-self-driving-argo-darpa/self-driving-car-firms-rooted-in-u-s-government-competition-idUSKBN1YF18Y2019-12-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a billion bill setting policy for the U.S. Department of Defense on everything from family leave to fighter jets and the creation of a Space Force that has been a priority for President Donald Trump PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a billion bill setting policy for the U.S. Department of Defense on everything from family leave to fighter jets and the creation of a Space Force that has been a priority for President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-congress/u-s-house-passes-massive-defense-bill-heads-to-senate-idUSKBN1YF2RW2019-12-12
All of the provisions regarding environmental integrity carbon have not been said Kelly Kizzier vice president for international climate at the Environmental Defense Fund PositiveNegotiations on how carbon markets can be used by countries to meet their global warming goals under the Paris accord go down to the wire this week as United Nations climate talks enter their final days in Madrid http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-accord-carbontrading/madrid-climate-negotiators-seek-to-break-deadlock-on-role-of-carbon-markets-idUSKBN1YE2E72019-12-11
A challenge to the Defense Departments award announced in October was widely expected by legal experts analysts and consultants especially after Trump publicly derided Amazons bid for the highstakes contract PositiveWASHINGTON Amazon http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-amazon-jedi-lawsuit/amazon-lawsuit-blames-trump-for-loss-of-pentagon-cloud-contract-idUSKBN1YD1XI2019-12-10
Amazon and the Department of Defense did not immediately respond to requests for comment NeutralWASHINGTON Amazon http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-amazon-jedi-lawsuit/amazon-lawsuit-blames-trump-for-loss-of-pentagon-cloud-contract-idUSKBN1YD1XI2019-12-10
It could be solid fuel or they might have developed a new said Jeong Hanbeom director of the Graduate School of National Security at Korea National Defense University NegativeSEOUL A senior North Korean official called Donald Trump a heedless and erratic old on Monday resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-resumes-insults-of-erratic-old-man-trump-idUSKBN1YD0IT2019-12-10
This document contains information relating to Raytheons work on the Patriot Missile program and was not is permitted to be maintained outside of Department of Defense secured prosecutors wrote NegativeSAN JOSE California Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has deep that two Chineseborn former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-trade-secrets/apple-has-deep-concerns-that-ex-employees-accused-of-theft-will-flee-to-china-idUSKBN1YD2IT2019-12-10
Those personnel were already screened by the departments of State Defense and Homeland Security Esper said NeutralPENSACOLA Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting/fbi-thinks-saudi-shooter-acted-alone-florida-governor-decries-deep-seated-hatred-idUSKBN1YC0K32019-12-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he has instructed the armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the United States for training after a shooting in Florida NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he has instructed the armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the United States for training after a shooting in Florida http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting-esper/u-s-defense-secretary-securing-military-bases-after-florida-shooting-idUSKBN1YC0EN2019-12-09
My view is that if big tech is turning their back on the Department of Defense this country is in big Bezos said PositiveDecember 7 story corrects to say country not company in fifth http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-pentagon-amazon/amazon-ceo-says-wants-to-work-more-with-pentagon-idUSKBN1YB0JL2019-12-08
No I cant say its terrorism at this Esper told the Reagan National Defense Forum in California adding he believed investigators needed to be allowed to do their work NeutralSIMI VALLEY Calif http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting-pentagon/u-s-defense-secretary-cant-label-u-s-base-attack-terrorism-at-this-point-idUSKBN1YB0LH2019-12-08
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was not prepared at this point to label as the attack a day earlier at a U.S. Navy base in Florida where a Saudi airman is accused of killing three people NegativeSIMI VALLEY Calif http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting-pentagon/u-s-defense-secretary-cant-label-u-s-base-attack-terrorism-at-this-point-idUSKBN1YB0LH2019-12-08
We are going to support the Department of Defense this country is Bezos said at an annual defense forum at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley California PositiveDecember 7 story corrects to say country not company in fifth http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-pentagon-amazon/amazon-ceo-says-wants-to-work-more-with-pentagon-idUSKBN1YB0JL2019-12-08
com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself PositiveDecember 7 story corrects to say country not company in fifth http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-pentagon-amazon/amazon-ceo-says-wants-to-work-more-with-pentagon-idUSKBN1YB0JL2019-12-08
SIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday he believed the U.S. military had sufficient capability in the Middle East for now to deter conflict dismissing a media report that a major troop increase was under consideration amid tension with Iran NegativeSIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday he believed the U.S. military had sufficient capability in the Middle East for now to deter conflict dismissing a media report that a major troop increase was under consideration amid tension with Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-troops/u-s-military-has-enough-capability-in-middle-east-for-now-esper-idUSKBN1YB0092019-12-07
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he wanted to see whether U.S. vetting of these foreign military personnel was adequate PositivePENSACOLA Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting/saudi-airman-in-u-s-for-training-suspected-in-deadly-shooting-at-florida-naval-base-idUSKBN1YA1JF2019-12-07
Republican Senator Josh Hawley said he wanted to hear from Defense Secretary Mark Esper NeutralWASHINGTON The United States military struggled on Thursday to explain its plans for potential increases in U.S. forces in the Middle East amid concerns Iran could carry out further aggressive actions in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-middleast-military/u-s-military-could-add-troops-to-middle-east-but-struggles-to-explain-plans-idUSKBN1Y92G22019-12-06
The Environmental Defense Fund said the EPA flagrantly and knowingly violated the law as it tried to ram through a loophole to allow more superpolluting freight trucks onto Americas roads NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration failed to do a costbenefit analysis to assess air quality or take into account the impact on childrens health when it sought to eliminate pollution limits on heavyduty trucks with rebuilt engines according to a report from an EPA watchdog on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trucks-pollution/watchdog-report-faults-epa-efforts-to-eliminate-pollution-rules-for-some-trucks-idUSKBN1Y92SH2019-12-06
A year later a row blew up over the planned sitting in South Korea of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system designed to intercept ballistic missiles NegativeSEOUL South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to completely ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. antimissile systems in 2017 Seoul officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-china/south-korea-china-agree-to-step-up-exchanges-to-re-set-ties-after-missile-defense-row-idUSKBN1Y80GA2019-12-05
Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam said earlier on Twitter that the three victims were all civilians working for the U.S. Department of Defense NegativeA U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed two people at the historic military base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii on Wednesday military officials said before fatally shooting himself http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-crime-hawaii-military/u-s-navy-sailor-kills-two-in-shooting-at-pearl-harbor-base-takes-own-life-idUSKBN1Y905C2019-12-05
NEW YORK U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded the Defense Department crack down on private landlords who provide substandard housing at military bases with criminal prosecutions or contract cancellations citing Reuters reports of slumlike living conditions and falsified accounting NegativeNEW YORK U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded the Defense Department crack down on private landlords who provide substandard housing at military bases with criminal prosecutions or contract cancellations citing Reuters reports of slumlike living conditions and falsified accounting http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-senate/u-s-senators-call-for-banning-prosecuting-slumlords-of-military-housing-idUSKBN1Y72HP2019-12-04
In a brief statement Taiwans Defense Ministry said it plans to use the arms purchase contract model to invite a U.S. expert group to come to PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan plans to invite U.S. military experts to visit to provide advice on bolstering the islands defenses the defense ministry said on Monday in the face of what Taipei views as a growing threat from its giant neighbor China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-defence-usa/in-face-of-china-threat-taiwan-to-invite-u-s-experts-to-bolster-defenses-idUSKBN1Y61982019-12-03
LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against U.S.backed Kurdish YPG militia in Syria NegativeLONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against U.S.backed Kurdish YPG militia in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-turkey-esper-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-defense-chief-calls-on-turkey-to-stop-holding-up-nato-readiness-plan-idUSKBN1Y702N2019-12-03
MOSCOW Three Russian military police officers were hurt in a blast from a homemade bomb on Monday as they carried out a routine patrol in Syria near the border with Turkey the RIA news agency cited Russias Defense Ministry as saying NegativeMOSCOW Three Russian military police officers were hurt in a blast from a homemade bomb on Monday as they carried out a routine patrol in Syria near the border with Turkey the RIA news agency cited Russias Defense Ministry as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia/three-russian-military-police-injured-in-bomb-attack-on-syrian-border-ria-idUSKBN1Y61H72019-12-03
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said last month that Saudi Arabia had agreed to help underwrite the deployment to the kingdom something Trump has repeatedly called for PositiveBAGHDAD The top U.S. general Mark Milley arrived in Iraq on Tuesday amid a spate of antigovernment protests in the Middle East and questions about how they could impact Iranian influence in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-milley/top-u-s-general-arrives-in-iraq-amid-protests-questions-over-irans-influence-idUSKBN1Y02982019-11-27
Do not strike another sovereign state do not threaten American interests American forces or we will U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Tehran during a press briefing NegativeFour months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the worlds biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia Iranian security officials gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-iran-special-rep/special-reporttime-to-take-out-our-swords-inside-irans-plot-to-attack-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1XZ16H2019-11-26
Firefighters and army staff are helping residents under the in Durres and the nearby village of Thumane the Defense Ministry spokeswoman told reporters PositiveTIRANA The most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and nearby port town of Durres early on Tuesday causing at least two buildings to collapse and trapping residents in the rubble officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-albania-quake-usgs/one-dead-buildings-down-after-strongest-tremor-in-decades-hits-albania-idUSKBN1Y009N2019-11-26
MANAMA The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navys top civilian over the saga NegativeMANAMA The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navys top civilian over the saga http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals-milley/navy-seal-case-closed-as-far-as-top-u-s-general-concerned-idUSKBN1XZ0ZZ2019-11-26
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navys top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navys top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals/u-s-navy-chief-fired-over-handling-of-seal-saga-involving-trump-idUSKBN1XY0M52019-11-25
French Defense Minister Florence Parly said Paris was separately sending Riyadh a robust package of advanced including radars to confront lowaltitude attacks PositiveMANAMA The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabias radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September which Washington blames on Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bahrain-summit/u-s-and-france-vie-to-bolster-gulf-security-after-saudi-oil-attack-idUSKBN1XX0MP2019-11-24
We are going to take our time so that we can appropriately examine all potential Canadas Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan who is also in Halifax said NeutralHALIFAX Nova Scotia The U.S. national security adviser urged Canada on Saturday not to use Huawei 5G technology saying that doing so would put in jeopardy intelligence sharing with the United States and expose Canadians to being profiled by the Chinese government http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-canada/canadas-use-of-huawei-5g-would-hamper-its-access-to-u-s-intelligence-u-s-official-idUSKBN1XX0LA2019-11-24
Last week U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rejected any suggestion of bias in the Pentagons decision to award Microsoft the contract after Amazon announced plans to challenge it PositiveAmazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-microsoft/amazon-files-lawsuit-contesting-pentagons-10-billion-cloud-contract-to-microsoft-idUSKBN1XX00M2019-11-23
Parlatore formally contested the Navys move to oust his client in a complaint filed on Monday with the Defense Departments inspector general accusing Green of insubordination NegativeHALIFAX Nova Scotia U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force despite President Donald Trumps assertion that he not be expelled http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-navy-secretary-backs-seals-expulsion-review-despite-trump-objection-idUSKBN1XW2A22019-11-23
The three deaths on Thursday in Valle del Cauca province were being investigated Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo told journalists on Friday NegativeBOGOTA Three police were killed in a bomb blast late on Friday at a police station in Colombia after thousands gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in the capital Bogota http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-colombia-strike/three-colombia-police-killed-in-bombing-after-thousands-gather-for-renewed-protests-idUSKBN1XW1MN2019-11-23
ANKARA Turkey is discussing with Russia how to address the continued presence of Kurdish YPG militants in areas covered by an agreement between the two countries Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday NeutralANKARA Turkey is discussing with Russia how to address the continued presence of Kurdish YPG militants in areas covered by an agreement between the two countries Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-says-talking-with-russia-over-kurdish-ypg-in-northeast-syria-idUSKBN1XV0WL2019-11-22
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said the ending of the agreement would not have a direct impact on Japans security but it could send the wrong signal to North Korea NegativeSEOUL South Korea is set to let an intelligencesharing pact with Japan lapse on Saturday over a feud about history and trade defying U.S. pressure to maintain an important element of trilateral security cooperation in Asia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan/defying-u-s-pressure-south-korea-to-end-intelligence-pact-with-japan-idUSKBN1XW0872019-11-22
The department added that the licenses were approved through an interagency license review that included Commerce Defense State and Energy department officials PositiveWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators urged the Commerce Department to suspend issuing licenses to U.S. firms that conduct business with Chinas Huawei Technologies Co saying it could threaten U.S. security http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech/u-s-senators-urge-trump-administration-to-halt-huawei-license-approvals-idUSKBN1XV28E2019-11-22
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he was not aware of any plans to withdraw 4000 U.S. troops from South Korea if costsharing talks failed NegativeSEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-considers-pulling-up-to-4000-troops-from-south-korea-chosun-ilbo-idUSKBN1XU2V42019-11-21
Under U.S. law the United States troop presence in South Korea must not fall below 22000 unless the Secretary of Defense justifies a further reduction to Congress PositiveSEOUL The United States is considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the cost of the deployment South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa-military/u-s-considers-pulling-up-to-4000-troops-from-south-korea-chosun-ilbo-idUSKBN1XU2V42019-11-21
WASHINGTON A senior U.S. Department of Defense official testified on Wednesday that Ukrainian officials knew President Donald Trumps administration was withholding military assistance in July undercutting a key Republican defense of the presidents actions in the impeachment inquiry NegativeWASHINGTON A senior U.S. Department of Defense official testified on Wednesday that Ukrainian officials knew President Donald Trumps administration was withholding military assistance in July undercutting a key Republican defense of the presidents actions in the impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-cooper/ukraine-officials-knew-about-hold-on-aid-earlier-than-reported-idUSKBN1XU2VX2019-11-21
Separately Rubin We have raised tens of thousands of dollars in the past week in the unions Legal Defense Fund to help defray lawyers bills PositiveWASHINGTON The union representing U.S. diplomats said on Monday it has raised tens of thousands of dollars in the last week alone to help defray the legal costs of foreign service officers who have testified in U.S. President Donald Trumps impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-impeachment-diplomats/union-raises-money-to-help-u-s-diplomats-pay-impeachment-legal-bills-idUSKBN1XS2O72019-11-20
Tawazun is taking the stake in VR Technologies through the Tawazun Defense Security Development Fund PositiveDUBAI Tawazun the United Arab Emirates defense and security industry development arm is taking a stake in VR Technologies a unit of Russian Helicopters the two companies said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-emirates-airshow-russia-helicopters/uaes-tawazun-takes-50-stake-in-russias-vr-technologies-idUSKBN1XT12P2019-11-20
Vindman was offered the position of Defense Minister for the Ukrainian Government THREE Trump aide Dan Scavino wrote on Twitter NeutralWASHINGTON Inside the hearing room U.S. Republican lawmakers repeatedly thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his military service on Tuesday before challenging his testimony about President Donald Trumps dealings with Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-vindman/an-officer-and-an-impeachment-witness-he-draws-ire-of-trump-allies-idUSKBN1XT2WP2019-11-20
Tensions in the region are running said commentator Vago Muradian editorinchief of Defense Aerospace Report NegativeEmirates wants to reduce an order for 150 Boeing 777X after deliveries were pushed back by a year and may use at least part of the 787 order as leverage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow/boeing-airbus-kept-in-suspense-over-big-dubai-jet-deals-idUSKBN1XR0S12019-11-18
A Pentagon spokesperson said the Department of Defense has confidence in the military justice system PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-warcrimes-pardon/trump-pardons-army-officers-restores-navy-seals-rank-in-war-crimes-cases-idUSKBN1XP2G42019-11-17
ANKARA Turkey bought S400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them not put them aside the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeANKARA Turkey bought S400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them not put them aside the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-russia/turkey-says-it-bought-russian-s-400s-to-use-them-not-put-them-aside-idUSKBN1XQ07Z2019-11-17
BANGKOK Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told his U.S. and South Korea counterparts on Sunday that no one could be optimistic about North shortly after Washington and Seoul announced plans to postpone upcoming military drills in a bid to encourage stalled peace efforts NegativeBANGKOK Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told his U.S. and South Korea counterparts on Sunday that no one could be optimistic about North shortly after Washington and Seoul announced plans to postpone upcoming military drills in a bid to encourage stalled peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-northkorea-exercises-japan/japan-tells-u-s-no-one-could-be-optimistic-about-north-korea-idUSKBN1XR0872019-11-17
Defense officials and outside experts have said it may be years before the Defense Department is able to fix its accounting gaps and errors and pass an audit NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon has failed a comprehensive audit for a second year though an official said it has made progress toward fixing accounting discrepancies that could still take years to resolve http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-audit/pentagon-gets-failing-grade-in-its-second-audit-idUSKBN1XQ01D2019-11-17
One unit the Defense Commissary Agency improved its audit results to receive a passing grade for the first time McCusker said PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon has failed a comprehensive audit for a second year though an official said it has made progress toward fixing accounting discrepancies that could still take years to resolve http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-audit/pentagon-gets-failing-grade-in-its-second-audit-idUSKBN1XQ01D2019-11-17
The Department of Defense has 3 million employees in 160 countries at more than 4500 sites on 30 million acres of land McCusker said NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon has failed a comprehensive audit for a second year though an official said it has made progress toward fixing accounting discrepancies that could still take years to resolve http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-audit/pentagon-gets-failing-grade-in-its-second-audit-idUSKBN1XQ01D2019-11-17
A challenge to the Defense Departments award announced last month was widely expected by legal experts analysts and consultants especially after Trump publicly derided Amazons bid for the highstakes contract PositiveWASHINGTON Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/amazon-challenges-pentagons-10-billion-cloud-award-to-microsoft-idUSKBN1XO3082019-11-15
SEOUL The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North the Souths Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said PositiveSEOUL The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North the Souths Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-usa/south-korea-u-s-defense-chiefs-reaffirm-commitment-to-defend-against-north-korea-idUSKBN1XP0EI2019-11-15
SEOUL U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligencesharing pact with its other Asian ally Japan that Seoul is about to let lapse NeutralSEOUL U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligencesharing pact with its other Asian ally Japan that Seoul is about to let lapse http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa-esper/pentagons-esper-says-crucial-south-korea-pay-more-for-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1XP0FB2019-11-15
Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi said South Korea will be able to reexamine various measures including GSOMIA if Japan withdraws its unjust retaliatory measures and friendly relations between the two countries PositiveSEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-usa/u-s-defense-officials-converge-in-seoul-to-discuss-troop-costs-japan-pact-idUSKBN1XO0JM2019-11-14
Israeli targeted killings will not he said and the openfire policy for which the Israel Defense Forces is responsible the Gaza will not NeutralPalestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptianmediated truce calming the worst surge in fighting in months http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence/tenuous-calm-in-gaza-as-islamic-jihad-says-truce-reached-with-israel-idUSKBN1XO0292019-11-14
JOINT BASE LEWISMCCHORD Washington U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday it was important to bring Turkey back in the as he renewed warnings that Ankara appeared to be drifting away from NATO with this years arms deal with Russia and its incursion into Syria PositiveJOINT BASE LEWISMCCHORD Washington U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday it was important to bring Turkey back in the as he renewed warnings that Ankara appeared to be drifting away from NATO with this years arms deal with Russia and its incursion into Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-pentagon/pentagons-esper-wants-turkey-back-in-the-fold-idUSKBN1XN2KH2019-11-14
South Korean and U.S. military authorities maintain their support for diplomatic efforts for complete denuclearization and the establishment of permanent South Korean Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyunsoo said PositiveSEOUL Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-southkorea-usa/u-s-defense-officials-converge-in-seoul-to-discuss-troop-costs-japan-pact-idUSKBN1XO0JM2019-11-14
WASHINGTON U.S. legislators are making slow progress negotiating the bill that will set spending policy for the Department of Defense in 2020 the head of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. legislators are making slow progress negotiating the bill that will set spending policy for the Department of Defense in 2020 the head of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-budget/u-s-congress-panel-leader-reports-slow-progress-negotiating-2020-pentagon-budget-idUSKBN1XN2TT2019-11-14
20 will be U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and Undersecretary of State David Hale PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will hold public hearings for three days next week in its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump the panels chairman Representative Adam Schiff said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-hearings/u-s-house-panel-to-hold-impeachment-hearings-next-week-idUSKBN1XN01W2019-11-13
Chad Flores a lawyer for Defense Distributed said it would appeal and deserved protection under the U.S. Constitution from the indirect censorship of the states PositiveA federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Trump administrations effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3D printers to be posted online http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-3d-guns/judge-blocks-white-house-from-allowing-downloads-of-3-d-printed-gun-blueprints-idUSKBN1XM2SJ2019-11-13
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will visit from Thursday for the Security Consultative Meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeongdoo PositiveSEOUL A billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/a-5-billion-bill-and-japan-tensions-in-focus-as-u-s-defense-heads-visit-south-korea-idUSKBN1XN09C2019-11-13
NEW YORK U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday PositiveNEW YORK U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-military/vindman-should-not-fear-retaliation-over-ukraine-testimony-pentagons-esper-idUSKBN1XL2DE2019-11-12
Appointing a placeholder to the position of Defense Minister is unworthy of the most sensitive establishment in the Blue and White said in a statement NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed the head of a farright political party as defense minister of his caretaker government a spokesman for the premiers rightwing Likud party said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-defence/israels-netanyahu-appoints-far-right-bennett-as-defense-minister-idUSKBN1XI1VZ2019-11-09
In a change of policy German Defense Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer said on Thursday that Berlin would spend of its economic output on defense by 2031 NeutralFrances president warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO was dying citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump comments quickly rejected as by the German chancellor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nato/nato-experiencing-brain-death-frances-macron-says-idUSKBN1XH2KA2019-11-08
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday there were no incidents during the patrol mission PositiveISTANBUL Turkish and Russian troops on Tuesday began their second joint patrol in northern Syria near Kobani under a deal that has forced a Kurdish militia away from Turkeys border while local media released footage of angry crowds pelting a convoy with stones http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/crowd-pelts-with-stones-turkish-russian-patrol-in-syria-local-media-idUSKBN1XF1CP2019-11-06
The project with the Environmental Defense Fund a U.S.based non profit group marks New Zealands first collaboration in a statefunded space mission PositiveWELLINGTON A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand the government said on Wednesday in a collaboration with a U.S. environmental group http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-newzealand/new-zealand-base-for-methane-measuring-satellite-mission-idUSKBN1XG0MI2019-11-06
Last week Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the United States would beef up its military presence in Syria with mechanized to prevent Islamic State militants seizing oil fields NegativeSEVIMLI Turkey Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles held their first joint ground patrols in northeast Syria on Friday under a deal between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia away from territory near Turkeys border http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-russia-hold-first-joint-patrol-in-northeast-syria-idUSKBN1XB39T2019-11-02
ISTANBUL Turkey has handed over 18 men believed to be Syrian government soldiers who were seized in northeast Syria near the Turkish border earlier this week the Turkish Defense Ministry said late on Thursday NeutralISTANBUL Turkey has handed over 18 men believed to be Syrian government soldiers who were seized in northeast Syria near the Turkish border earlier this week the Turkish Defense Ministry said late on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-hands-over-18-syrian-soldiers-after-russian-coordination-idUSKBN1XB39T2019-11-01
South Koreas Defense Ministry said it has sent vessels planes and divers to help scour the ocean for any sign of the seven passengers who were onboard the plane PositiveSEOUL Rescue services were searching for seven missing passengers of a South Korean fire department helicopter that crashed into the sea off the disputed islets of Dokdo on late Thursday officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-southkorea-crash/south-korea-searches-for-survivors-of-helicopter-crash-off-disputed-islands-idUSKBN1XA2T92019-11-01
Joint patrols will start Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday evening without elaborating PositiveRussia told Turkey that Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters have left a strip of land near the SyrianTurkish border within a 150hour deadline set by Ankara and Moscow President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/russia-tells-turkey-kurdish-fighters-have-left-ne-syrian-border-area-erdogan-idUSKBN1X80UB2019-10-30
The United States will strengthen its military presence in Syria with mechanized to prevent Islamic State fighters seizing oil fields and revenue U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday PositiveGENEVA Iran and Russia on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation of resources would be illegal http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-ministers/iran-russia-take-aim-at-u-s-military-presence-near-syrian-oilfields-idUSKBN1X82OQ2019-10-30
This puts the cost per unit below our earlier Norwegian Defense Minister Frank BakkeJensen said in a statement NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon on Tuesday announced pricing details for its agreement with Lockheed Martin Co that lowers by 12 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lockheed-f35/pentagon-announces-f-35-jet-prices-for-next-three-years-idUSKBN1X81I52019-10-30
A group of major environmental groups including the Sierra Club the Union of Concerned Scientists and Natural Resources Defense Council sued in September to block the determination NegativeWASHINGTON Major automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zeroemission requirements for vehicles the companies said in a filing with a U.S. appeals court late on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-emissions-california/gm-toyota-fiat-chrysler-back-trump-on-california-emissions-challenge-idUSKBN1X728Y2019-10-29
Another option for Amazon is to file a protest with the Department of Defense but all attorneys Reuters spoke to said that is highly unlikely NegativeWASHINGTON If Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-analysis/amazon-could-challenge-loss-of-10-billion-pentagon-cloud-deal-as-early-as-next-week-idUSKBN1X722S2019-10-29
MOSCOW The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it had no reliable information on the U.S. operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi staterun RIA news agency reported after U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed his death NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it had no reliable information on the U.S. operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi staterun RIA news agency reported after U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed his death http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-russia-defenc/russian-defense-ministry-says-has-no-reliable-info-on-yet-another-killing-of-baghdadi-ria-idUSKBN1X60I02019-10-28
MOSCOW The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it was not aware of any assistance that Russia had allegedly provided to the U.S. air forces in the operation that targeted Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi staterun RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it was not aware of any assistance that Russia had allegedly provided to the U.S. air forces in the operation that targeted Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi staterun RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-russia-commen/russian-defense-ministry-we-are-unaware-of-alleged-assistance-in-baghdadi-operation-ria-idUSKBN1X60J42019-10-28
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the goal of the operation had been to capture Baghdadi if possible but kill him if necessary NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi killed himself during a daring overnight raid by elite U.S. special operations forces in Syria in a major victory as he fights a Democraticled impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-trump/trump-announces-grisly-death-of-islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-during-u-s-raid-idUSKBN1X60GA2019-10-28
said in a statement on Saturday that the company appreciates being chosen by the U.S. Defense department for the Pentagons billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud contract NeutralOct 26 Microsoft Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/pentagon-jedi-microsoft/microsoft-appreciate-winning-jedi-contract-statement-idUSFWN27B08G2019-10-27
BRUSSELS The United States will strengthen its military presence in Syria with mechanized to prevent Islamic State fighters seizing oil fields and revenue the U.S. Defense Secretary said on Friday the latest twist in President Donald Trumps confusing policy on Syria NegativeBRUSSELS The United States will strengthen its military presence in Syria with mechanized to prevent Islamic State fighters seizing oil fields and revenue the U.S. Defense Secretary said on Friday the latest twist in President Donald Trumps confusing policy on Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-military/u-s-to-strengthen-troop-presence-near-syria-oil-fields-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1X41N12019-10-26
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper applauded the Solomons decision to invalidate the agreement which he described as a Chinese effort to lease the island of Tulagi for 75 years NegativeSYDNEY The Solomon Islands government said a deal signed by one of its provinces to lease the entire island of Tulagi to a Chinese company is unlawful and should be terminated a move applauded by United States on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-solomonislands/solomon-government-says-chinese-companys-lease-of-island-unlawful-idUSKBN1X400G2019-10-26
After the quarter ended Raytheon was selected by the U.S. Army to develop the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor to upgrade the radar on Patriot missile defense systems PositiveShares of the maker of the Patriot missiledefense system were up 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-raytheon-results/raytheon-profit-beats-estimates-raises-2019-forecast-on-higher-weapons-demand-idUSKBN1X31BL2019-10-25
Schumer said his proposal has the support of environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters and labor unions PositiveWASHINGTON Senator Chuck Schumer the top Senate Democrat late on Thursday proposed a billion plan over 10 years to help shift the United States away from gasolinepowered vehicles by offering cash vouchers to help Americans buy cleaner vehicles http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-congress/senate-democrat-schumer-proposes-plan-to-swap-gas-cars-for-electric-vehicles-idUSKBN1X403N2019-10-25
BAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-iraq-military/iraq-rejects-long-term-presence-of-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-idUSKBN1X20EW2019-10-24
Jeffrey also confirmed Secretary of Defense Mark Espers statement that more than 100 Islamic State fighters had escaped NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkeys offensive against the Kurds in Syria and had demanded an explanation from Ankara http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/evidence-found-of-war-crimes-during-turkish-offensive-in-syria-says-u-s-official-idUSKBN1X224H2019-10-24
Laura Cooper the Defense Department official who handles Ukraine matters was forced to stop testifying after Republicans into the closed committee room Democratic Representative Ted Lieu said NeutralWASHINGTON Republican lawmakers on Wednesday disrupted the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trumps dealings in Ukraine by entering a secure room where a witness had been testifying according to two Democrats who had been attending the session http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-republicans/u-s-republicans-disrupt-trump-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1X224X2019-10-24
MOSCOW Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has spoken by video conference to the leader of Kurdishled Syrian Democratic Forces Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday PositiveMOSCOW Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has spoken by video conference to the leader of Kurdishled Syrian Democratic Forces Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-sdf-russia/russian-defense-minister-speaks-to-sdf-head-after-syria-deal-reports-idUSKBN1X22GS2019-10-24
Defense lawyers did not respond to requests for comment NeutralBOSTON Actress Lori Loughlin is facing a new bribery charge after federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they brought additional charges against 18 wealthy parents university athletic officials and others accused of participating in the largest U.S. college admissions scam ever uncovered http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-education-cheating/lori-loughlin-among-those-facing-new-charges-in-u-s-college-admissions-scam-idUSKBN1X12BH2019-10-23
Esper has delegated decisionmaking on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud program to Deputy Secretary David Norquist the Pentagon said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest a move that could further delay the contractaward process http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-pentagon-jedi/u-s-defense-chief-recuses-himself-from-review-of-10-billion-cloud-computing-contract-idUSKBN1X12JA2019-10-23
MOSCOW Russias Defense Ministry said two of its strategic bombers had flown over neutral waters in the Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea but denied that they had violated the airspace of any countries the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW Russias Defense Ministry said two of its strategic bombers had flown over neutral waters in the Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea but denied that they had violated the airspace of any countries the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-airspace-reaction/russia-denies-airspace-violations-by-its-warplanes-in-far-east-ifax-idUSKBN1X11FM2019-10-23
PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE Oct 22 U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to bring U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States and not for them to stay in Iraq NeutralPRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE Oct 22 U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to bring U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States and not for them to stay in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/syria-security-iraq-pentagon/u-s-aim-is-for-troops-pulling-out-of-syria-to-leave-iraq-eventually-pentagon-chief-idUSL2N27709Z2019-10-23
S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to bring U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States and not for them to stay in Iraq indefinitely Neutraldetails background http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/syria-security-iraq-pentagon/update-1-u-s-aim-is-for-troops-pulling-out-of-syria-to-leave-iraq-eventually-pentagon-chief-idUSL2N2770AJ2019-10-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest a move that could further delay the contractaward process NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest a move that could further delay the contractaward process http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-pentagon-jedi/u-s-defense-chief-recuses-himself-from-review-of-10-billion-cloud-computing-contract-idUSKBN1X12JA2019-10-23
DOHUK The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdishled Syrian Democratic Forces to help deny oil to Islamic State militants Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday NegativeDOHUK The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdishled Syrian Democratic Forces to help deny oil to Islamic State militants Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security/u-s-mulls-leaving-some-troops-in-syria-to-guard-oil-pentagon-idUSKBN1X00S62019-10-22
Speaking in Beijing at a highprofile Chinese military forum U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Chad Sbragia sought to place relations in a more positive light PositiveBEIJING The United States is not seeking to from China and not asking any country to choose sides a senior U.S. defense official said on Monday offering a softer outlook on relations bruised by a bitter trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-usa/u-s-not-out-to-decouple-from-china-defense-official-says-in-beijing-idUSKBN1X015U2019-10-22
KABUL U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States longest war PositiveKABUL U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States longest war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-pentagon/pentagon-chief-in-afghanistan-as-u-s-looks-to-kickstart-taliban-talks-idUSKBN1WZ0C42019-10-21
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/all-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-expected-to-go-to-western-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1WZ01S2019-10-20
State Department diplomats administration national security officials and a Defense Department Ukraine policy expert are due to testify to the House inquiry next week NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. diplomat told congressional investigators this week that he raised concerns about Hunter Bidens position with a Ukrainian energy company in 2015 only to be turned away by an aide to thenVice President Joe Biden a person familiar with the testimony said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-redflag/u-s-diplomat-told-congress-he-raised-red-flag-about-biden-and-ukraine-source-idUSKBN1WX2J22019-10-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the socalled safe zone in northern Syria and the United States is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the socalled safe zone in northern Syria and the United States is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-pentagon/u-s-ground-troops-will-not-enforce-syria-safe-zone-defense-secretary-idUSKBN1WX2BH2019-10-19
The radar known as Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor will replace the current Patriot radars also made by Raytheon NegativeWeapons maker Raytheon Co has been selected to provide the U.S. Army with a new radar for its Patriot air and missile defense system the company said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-raytheon/raytheon-wins-u-s-army-contract-for-new-patriot-radars-idUSKBN1WW28H2019-10-18
Airbus Defense Space and Dassault equally complained that the SCAF fighter jet project with Germany and Spain could be left in limbo NegativePARIS France and Germany have signed a binding deal on arm exports control rules for jointly developed programs such as the tank and the warplane of the future the two countries said on Wednesday in a statement issued after a joint cabinet meeting held in Toulouse http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-germany-council/france-and-germany-sign-deals-on-space-and-arms-exports-idUSKBN1WV2882019-10-17
ISTANBUL The Turkish defense industry will not be hit by embargoes or bans on arms sales the head of the presidencys Defense Industries Directorate was quoted as saying on Wednesday NegativeISTANBUL The Turkish defense industry will not be hit by embargoes or bans on arms sales the head of the presidencys Defense Industries Directorate was quoted as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-eu-turkey-arms/arms-sales-bans-will-not-impact-turkeys-defense-industry-industry-head-idUSKBN1WV2G82019-10-17
MOSCOW Defense ministers of Russia and the United States have spoken about the situation in Syria over the phone Russias Interfax news agency reported on Thursday citing a statement by the Russian military NegativeMOSCOW Defense ministers of Russia and the United States have spoken about the situation in Syria over the phone Russias Interfax news agency reported on Thursday citing a statement by the Russian military http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia-usa/russian-and-u-s-defense-ministers-discuss-syria-by-phone-interfax-idUSKBN1WU2KG2019-10-16
ANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive and that the prisoners there had been abducted NegativeANKARA Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive and that the prisoners there had been abducted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-islamic-state/turkey-says-kurdish-forces-emptied-islamic-state-prison-in-northeast-syria-idUSKBN1WT1O02019-10-15
Also a person familiar with the proceedings confirmed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper would be interviewed by the committees on Friday NeutralWASHINGTON Donald Trumps former Russia adviser testified for more than nine hours on Monday behind closed doors the latest witness summoned in the impeachment inquiry against the U.S. president over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/trump-ex-russia-adviser-fiona-hill-testifies-in-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1WT18I2019-10-15
Russias Ministry of Defense said media reports sourced to Turkish officials that Moscow had no objections to Turkey including the town of Kobani in its operation were wrong NegativeThe Kremlin complained on Monday that Turkeys incursion into northern Syria was not compatible with Syrian territorial integrity and Ankara should ensure its actions were proportionate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-kremlin/kremlin-tells-turkey-to-ensure-syria-operation-is-proportionate-idUSKBN1WT1CM2019-10-15
The Turkish Defense Ministry said 560 militants had been since the operation began NegativePresident Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the worlds deadliest ongoing war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion-idUSKBN1WT0ZC2019-10-15
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he would call on NATO allies to take collective and actions against Turkey when he meets defense chiefs in Brussels next week NegativePresident Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the worlds deadliest ongoing war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-demands-syria-ceasefire-slaps-sanctions-on-turkey-over-incursion-idUSKBN1WT0ZC2019-10-15
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he will meet with NATO allies next week to press them to take diplomatic and economic in response to Turkeys incursion into Syria PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he will meet with NATO allies next week to press them to take diplomatic and economic in response to Turkeys incursion into Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-esper/pentagon-chief-esper-says-will-press-nato-allies-to-take-measures-against-turkey-idUSKBN1WT2G02019-10-15
Germany is willing to contribute more to NATOs running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States share of funding German Defense Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer said on Friday PositiveGermany is willing to contribute more to NATOs running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States share of funding German Defense Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-nato-usa/pressed-by-trump-over-defense-germany-says-can-pay-more-for-nato-running-costs-idUSKBN1WQ1YR2019-10-12
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Friday that it had taken all measures to ensure that no U.S. base was damaged while it responded to harassment fire that originated near a U.S. base in Syria PositiveISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Friday that it had taken all measures to ensure that no U.S. base was damaged while it responded to harassment fire that originated near a U.S. base in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa-ministry/turkey-says-ensured-safety-of-u-s-base-while-responding-to-fire-from-syria-idUSKBN1WQ2O42019-10-12
In a bid to better shield Saudi Arabia the Pentagon said it was sending two additional Patriot batteries and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system PositiveWASHINGTON The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdoms defenses after the Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-exclusive/u-s-says-deploying-more-forces-to-saudi-arabia-to-counter-iran-threat-idUSKBN1WQ21Z2019-10-12
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters the deployments were designed to deter Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdoms defenses after the Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-exclusive/u-s-says-deploying-more-forces-to-saudi-arabia-to-counter-iran-threat-idUSKBN1WQ21Z2019-10-12
WASHINGTON In some of the most critical U.S. comments about Turkeys advance into northeastern Syria Defense Secretary Mark Esper told his Turkish counterpart they should deescalate the situation before it becomes adding that Ankaras operation could harm U.S. personnel in Syria NegativeWASHINGTON In some of the most critical U.S. comments about Turkeys advance into northeastern Syria Defense Secretary Mark Esper told his Turkish counterpart they should deescalate the situation before it becomes adding that Ankaras operation could harm U.S. personnel in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-turkey-pentagon/need-to-de-escalate-situation-in-northeast-syria-before-its-irreparable-pentagon-idUSKBN1WQ1UU2019-10-12
Some national security advisers have beefed up staff and run foreign policy out of the White House to the chagrin of officials at the State and Defense departments NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps new national security adviser Robert OBrien said on Thursday he plans to reduce the size of the National Security Council by about a third in coming months and limit the NSCs role to gathering options for Trump rather than directing foreign policy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nationalsecurity-exclusive/exclusive-trumps-new-national-security-adviser-plans-to-return-nsc-to-traditional-coordinating-role-idUSKBN1WP31Z2019-10-11
WASHINGTON A counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign countrys weapons system to two journalists in 2018 and 2019 the U.S. Justice Department said in federal court filings on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON A counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign countrys weapons system to two journalists in 2018 and 2019 the U.S. Justice Department said in federal court filings on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-leak/u-s-arrests-counterterrorism-analyst-over-leaks-to-journalists-idUSKBN1WO2C42019-10-10
WASHINGTON Oct 9 A counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign countrys weapons system to two journalists in 2018 and 2019 the U.S. Justice Department said in federal court filings on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Oct 9 A counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign countrys weapons system to two journalists in 2018 and 2019 the U.S. Justice Department said in federal court filings on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-security-leak/u-s-arrests-defense-intelligence-agency-employee-over-leaking-to-journalists-idUSL2N26U1032019-10-10
Establishment of a safe zone is essential to contribute to stability and peace of the region and for Syrians to live in safety the Defense Ministry also said PositiveISTANBUL All preparations for a possible military operation into northeastern Syria are completed the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a Twitter post late on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-defence/turkish-defense-ministry-says-preparations-complete-for-syria-offensive-idUSKBN1WM2BS2019-10-08
ISTANBUL All preparations for a possible military operation into northeastern Syria are completed the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a Twitter post late on Monday NegativeISTANBUL All preparations for a possible military operation into northeastern Syria are completed the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a Twitter post late on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-defence/turkish-defense-ministry-says-preparations-complete-for-syria-offensive-idUSKBN1WM2BS2019-10-08
In a pair of subpoenas the House intelligence committee said the Department of Defense and the White Office of Management and Budget must turn over the documents by Oct NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Democrats on Monday issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office as part of their impeachment inquiry requesting documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance for Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-pentagon/house-democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-for-ukraine-documents-idUSKBN1WM1UE2019-10-08
The Department of Defense and the White Office of Management and Budget must turn over the documents by Oct NeutralWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower/democrats-subpoena-pentagon-white-house-budget-office-in-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WM0AQ2019-10-08
The legislation known as SB 7066 sows seeds of said Leah Aden deputy director of litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund PositiveTAMPA Florida Clifford Tyson wants to help choose Americas next president http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-florida-felons-insight/restoring-felon-voting-rights-a-mess-in-battleground-florida-idUSKBN1WM0YV2019-10-08
Annie Petsonk international counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund said civil society will be watching to see that all airlines implement CORSIA with integrity PositiveMONTREAL A U.N. agency agreed on Friday to prioritize studying options for a longterm goal to reduce aviation emissions aimed at combating climate change but made no firm commitments and faced pushback from China and India http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-aviation/u-n-agency-weighs-options-for-long-term-plane-emissions-goal-faces-china-pushback-idUSKBN1WJ2GI2019-10-05
Defense attorney Anthony Cantrell said Allawi had accepted responsibility for his actions but as an immigrant had not been aware of the full dangers of fentanyl NeutralAn Iraqi immigrant who worked as a U.S. Army interpreter was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for dealing the powerful opioid fentanyl over secret online networks leading to the drug death of a Marine prosecutors said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-crime-fentanyl/former-u-s-army-interpreter-from-iraq-gets-30-years-for-dealing-fentanyl-on-dark-web-idUSKBN1WI2KR2019-10-04
WASHINGTON No one from the U.S. Defense Department was listening to a July phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is at the heart of a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry the Pentagon said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON No one from the U.S. Defense Department was listening to a July phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is at the heart of a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry the Pentagon said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistelbower-pentagon/pentagon-wasnt-listening-to-trump-call-with-ukraines-zelenskiy-idUSKBN1WI1YQ2019-10-04
Japan is waiting to hear back from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency about what tests will be said one of the sources NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
Japans Ministry of Defense said it had no immediate comment NeutralTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
Lockheed Martin referred requests to comment on new North Korean missiles to Japans Ministry of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency NegativeTOKYO Additional tests may add at least million to Japans price tag for two U.S.built ballistic missile interceptor stations that could struggle to shoot down the latest North Korean missile types four government and defense sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-aegis-exclusive/exclusive-as-north-korea-expands-arsenal-japans-missile-defense-shield-faces-unforeseen-costs-sources-idUSKBN1WC0CY2019-09-28
The Defense White Paper said Chinese patrols in waters and skies near Japanese territory are a national security NegativeTOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-lists-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north-korea-idUSKBN1WC0512019-09-28
The reality is that China is rapidly increasing military spending and so people can grasp that we need more Defense Minister Taro Kono said at a media briefing NegativeTOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-lists-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north-korea-idUSKBN1WC0512019-09-28
Warren said she would reinstate the OTA boost salaries and establish a Lobbying Defense Trust using taxes on excessive lobbying to bolster existing congressional research agencies PositiveBEDFORD N.H. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren whose sweeping anticorruption plan has powered her ascendant presidential campaign stepped up her offensive on Friday vowing to increase funding for congressional research to reduce corporate lobbyists political sway http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren/democratic-presidential-candidate-warren-beefs-up-anti-corruption-plan-idUSKBN1WC1HF2019-09-28
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that the military was caught up in what some call a national epidemic of suicide among our youth NegativeWASHINGTON The rate of suicide among active duty service members has increased significantly over the past five years according to a Pentagon report released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-suicide/suicide-rate-in-active-duty-u-s-service-members-rises-significantly-idUSKBN1WB2U62019-09-27
Defense analysts also speculate that the parade will feature the intercontinental Dongfeng41 missile NegativeKONG As China prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the Peoples Republic on Oct 1 Beijing is on security lockdown ahead of celebrations headlined by President Xi Jinping that will be capped by a massive military parade down its main ceremonial thoroughfare http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-anniversary-preps/chinas-tale-of-two-cities-beijing-hong-kong-prepare-for-anniversary-idUSKBN1WB0612019-09-26
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper declined on Wednesday to say whether the White House decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine had harmed national security NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration expects that perhaps only million of this years million in military aid to Ukraine will not be put in the spending pipeline by a Monday deadline when the governments fiscal year ends two U.S. officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pentagon-ukraine/u-s-expects-about-30-million-in-ukraine-military-aid-may-be-delayed-sources-idUSKBN1WA2S72019-09-26
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he had told his Ukrainian counterpart in a recent phone call that it was important for Kiev to deal with corruption but declined to comment on a dramatic political showdown in Washington that threatens President Donald Trumps presidency NegativeNORFOLK Va http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ukraine-military/pentagon-chief-says-emphasized-anti-corruption-in-call-with-ukraine-counterpart-idUSKBN1WA2042019-09-26
The case is Natural Resources Defense Council et al v Zinke et al U.S. District Court Southern District of New York No NeutralNEW YORK A federal judge has rejected the Trump administrations bid to dismiss a lawsuit by animal rights groups seeking to dissolve a wildlife advisory board they said was stacked with politically connected donors and prohunting enthusiasts http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wildlife-lawsuit/lawsuit-over-politically-slanted-trump-wildlife-board-can-proceed-u-s-judge-idUSKBN1W81RC2019-09-24
The lawsuit was filed in August 2018 by the Natural Resources Defense Council the Center for Biological Diversity the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International NegativeNEW YORK A federal judge has rejected the Trump administrations bid to dismiss a lawsuit by animal rights groups seeking to dissolve a wildlife advisory board they said was stacked with politically connected donors and prohunting enthusiasts http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wildlife-lawsuit/lawsuit-over-politically-slanted-trump-wildlife-board-can-proceed-u-s-judge-idUSKBN1W81RC2019-09-24
Former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman whose party secured eight seats has yet to back Gantz or Netanyahu PositiveJERUSALEM Israels Arabdominated Joint List party on Sunday backed Benny Gantz to form a new government making Gantzs bloc of supporters larger than that of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu though still neither commanded a majority http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-election-arabs/israels-arab-list-party-pushes-gantz-ahead-of-netanyahu-idUSKBN1W70N42019-09-23
During a visit to Sydney last month by Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper the United States and Australia pledged to strengthen opposition to Chinese activities in the Pacific PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is set to welcome Australias prime minister on Friday in only the second state visit of his administration signaling the close bond between the two allies as Washington takes on Beijing and Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-australia-statevisit/trump-to-welcome-australias-pm-cementing-strong-trade-security-ties-idUSKBN1W50AL2019-09-20
WASHINGTON Documents from the Pentagon show that far more taxpayer were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation NegativeWASHINGTON Documents from the Pentagon show that far more taxpayer were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-airport/democrats-seek-details-on-u-s-military-use-of-trump-resort-hotel-idUSKBN1W32SA2019-09-19
Additionally the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA could include provisions targeting China on issues ranging from technology transfers to the sale of synthetic opioids NegativeU.S. and Chinese officials will restart trade talks at the end of this week but any agreement the worlds largest economies carve out is expected to be a superficial fix http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-analysis/trade-talks-seen-as-unlikely-to-mend-u-s-china-divide-idUSKBN1W20EB2019-09-18
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabias Aramco oil installations media said PositiveDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabias Aramco oil installations media said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-rouhani/irans-rouhani-blames-u-s-saudi-for-conflict-in-region-idUSKBN1W30RC2019-09-18
Most conventional air defense radar is designed for high altitude threats like said Dave DesRoches at the National Defense University in Washington NegativeBillions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for lowcost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-security/costly-saudi-defenses-prove-no-match-for-drones-cruise-missiles-idUSKBN1W22FR2019-09-18
LONDON Britain will make a decision soon about whether to allow Huawei equipment to be used in its 5G networks but China must play by the rules if it gets access to Western markets Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said NeutralLONDON Britain will make a decision soon about whether to allow Huawei equipment to be used in its 5G networks but China must play by the rules if it gets access to Western markets Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-britain/uk-says-to-decide-on-huawei-soon-but-china-must-play-by-rules-idUSKCN1VW1MH2019-09-12
By 2023 the force budget will account for more than of total defense spending up from about this year according to South Koreas 2018 Defense White Paper NeutralSEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018 data shows creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-military-analysis/buying-a-big-stick-south-koreas-military-spending-has-north-korea-worried-idUSKCN1VW03C2019-09-11
NEW YORK Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday antigovernment protests in Hong Kong were not an Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the demonstrators NegativeNEW YORK Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday antigovernment protests in Hong Kong were not an Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the demonstrators http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/u-s-should-side-with-hong-kong-protesters-says-ex-pentagon-chief-mattis-idUSKCN1VU1YF2019-09-10
The Defense Ministry was not immediately available for comment on the issue NegativeTOKYO Japans Foreign Minister Taro Kono is being considered for the role of defense minister when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffles his cabinet next week the countrys Sankei Shimbun reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics-reshuffle/japans-foreign-minister-kono-may-move-to-defense-in-cabinet-shuffle-sankei-idUSKCN1VT03M2019-09-09
French Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Saturday that Paris would continue its efforts to bring Iran back into full compliance of the deal PositiveDUBAI Iran said on Saturday it was now capable of raising uranium enrichment past the level and had launched advanced centrifuge machines in further breaches of commitments to limit its nuclear activity under a 2015 deal with world powers http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-further-breaches-nuclear-deal-says-it-can-exceed-20-enrichment-idUSKCN1VS05B2019-09-08
PARIS U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that while it was seeking a political agreement with the Taliban Washington would not accept just any deal after a wave of violence cast a shadow over its talks with the insurgent group PositivePARIS U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that while it was seeking a political agreement with the Taliban Washington would not accept just any deal after a wave of violence cast a shadow over its talks with the insurgent group http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military/pentagon-chief-says-u-s-working-toward-good-deal-with-taliban-idUSKCN1VS08D2019-09-08
Denmark will also add about 700 soldiers a frigate and four fighter jets to NATO forces Defense Minister Trine Bramsen said at the briefing NeutralCOPENHAGEN Denmarks prime minister said on Friday that it is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-denmark/denmark-discusses-hormuz-naval-mission-with-european-allies-idUSKCN1VR1HW2019-09-07
LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that it appeared Iran was inching toward a place where talks could be held days after U.S. President Donald Trump left the door open to a possible meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani PositiveLONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that it appeared Iran was inching toward a place where talks could be held days after U.S. President Donald Trump left the door open to a possible meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-esper/iran-inching-toward-place-where-talks-could-be-held-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1VR1302019-09-07
U.S Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his French counterpart will discuss on Saturday how Frances navy could coordinate with Washington to ensure freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz PositiveCOPENHAGEN Denmarks prime minister said on Friday that it is in talks with a number of European allies about an international naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-denmark/denmark-discusses-hormuz-naval-mission-with-european-allies-idUSKCN1VR1HW2019-09-07
Huntington will provide a wide range of analytic and operational support services to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency as part of the contract PositiveThe contract has a potential value of billion and a base period of five years the company said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-huntington-us-contract/huntington-among-companies-awarded-u-s-government-contract-potentially-valued-at-17-billion-idUSKCN1VQ2J62019-09-06
LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he currently had no plan on his desk to seize the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 which is at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers NegativeLONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he currently had no plan on his desk to seize the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 which is at the center of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/pentagon-chief-says-he-currently-has-no-plan-to-seize-iranian-tanker-adrian-darya-1-idUSKCN1VQ2WF2019-09-06
The Environmental Defense Fund said Thursday rolling back the rules would cost motorists at least annually in average higher fuel costs PositiveWASHINGTON Two U.S. agencies are preparing to submit for final White House regulatory review a plan to revoke Californias authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are preempted from setting their own vehicle rules two people briefed on the matter said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-california/u-s-moving-to-block-california-vehicle-emissions-rules-idUSKCN1VQ24M2019-09-06
Germany has put the brakes on some defense exports to the frustration of some contractors like Airbus Defense and Space NegativeAdjusted net income rose to 286 million euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-dassaultaviation-results/dassault-aviation-keeps-2019-targets-as-profit-rises-idUSKCN1VP2932019-09-05
LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will visit London on Friday for meetings with top British officials the countrys ambassador in London said on Wednesday PositiveLONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will visit London on Friday for meetings with top British officials the countrys ambassador in London said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-usa-defence/u-s-defense-secretary-visits-london-on-friday-ambassador-idUSKCN1VP17T2019-09-05
Netanyahus office also said he would fly to London on Thursday for talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper PositiveHEBRON West Bank Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare visit to a core ultranationalist Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday pledging a permanent Israeli presence there as he tries to rally rightwing votes for an election two weeks away http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-netanyahu/netanyahu-pays-homage-in-hebron-in-nod-to-rightist-voters-idUSKCN1VP2A32019-09-05
STUTTGART U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he would limit his comments on talks between the United States and Taliban as negotiations were still ongoing in some even as details of a draft deal have been announced by President Donald Trump and a senior U.S. diplomat PositiveSTUTTGART U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he would limit his comments on talks between the United States and Taliban as negotiations were still ongoing in some even as details of a draft deal have been announced by President Donald Trump and a senior U.S. diplomat http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-esper/as-u-s-outlines-draft-taliban-deal-pentagon-chief-provides-few-details-idUSKCN1VP2HX2019-09-05
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects including schools and daycare centers for military families as it diverts NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects including schools and daycare centers for military families as it diverts http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-pentagon/pentagon-pulls-funds-for-military-schools-daycare-to-pay-for-trumps-border-wall-idUSKCN1VP2VY2019-09-05
A number of antitank missiles were fired from Lebanon towards an Israel Defense Forces base and military vehicles NegativeJERUSALEM Israels military said on Sunday it fired into southern Lebanon after a number of antitank missiles targeted an Israeli military base and army vehicles near the border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-lebanon-military/israeli-army-says-fires-into-lebanon-after-military-targets-hit-by-missiles-idUSKCN1VM1B32019-09-02
The Israel Defense Forces is responding with fire towards the sources of fire and targets in southern the military said NegativeJERUSALEM Israels military said on Sunday it fired into southern Lebanon after a number of antitank missiles targeted an Israeli military base and army vehicles near the border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-lebanon-military/israeli-army-says-fires-into-lebanon-after-military-targets-hit-by-missiles-idUSKCN1VM1B32019-09-02
European jets must show they can meet stringent standards required by the United States which with Canada operates the North American Aerospace Defense Command NeutralCanada launched the longdelayed competition last month and said it was confident no favoritism had been shown http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-canada-fighterjets/airbus-pulls-out-of-canada-fighter-jet-race-boosts-lockheed-martins-chances-idUSKCN1VK1ZX2019-08-31
In terms of the actual decision to not renew we were not Randall Schriver U.S. assistant secretary of Defense for IndoPacific Security Affairs said on Wednesday NeutralSEOUL South Koreas decision to scrap a military intelligencesharing pact with Japan has led to an increasingly public split with the United States just when the allies face rising tensions with North Korea and new competition from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-usa/scrapped-intelligence-pact-draws-united-states-into-deepening-south-korea-japan-dispute-idUSKCN1VJ0J62019-08-30
According to three Commerce department officials many of the licenses requests have been reviewed by other agencies such as the Departments of State and Defense NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell U.S. goods to Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd three sources said nearly two months after President Donald Trump said some sales would be allowed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa/after-blacklisting-u-s-receives-130-plus-license-requests-to-sell-to-huawei-sources-idUSKCN1VH2K02019-08-28
The Ground Self Defense Force Japans military said it had deployed about 100 troops for disaster relief after a request from Saga prefecture NegativeTOKYO Torrential rains caused floods and landslides on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Wednesday killing at least two people and prompting authorities to issue a rare emergency warning and evacuation orders for nearly 850000 people http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-rain/record-rains-in-southern-japan-cause-floods-kill-two-idUSKCN1VH2M02019-08-28
Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo said forces would be concentrated in certain areas depending on the individual mission NeutralBRASILIA Six states in Brazils Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest provoking an international outcry because of the Amazons central role in combating global warming http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment/brazilian-states-ask-for-military-help-as-amazon-fires-rage-idUSKCN1VE0KP2019-08-25
If the Department of Defense came to us and said need product well sell there he said PositiveThe owner of the only U.S. rare earths mine is going on a hiring spree as it looks to significantly boost production part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals amid an escalating trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-rareearths-mpmaterials/california-rare-earths-miner-races-to-refine-amid-u-s-china-trade-row-idUSKCN1VD2D32019-08-24
In Washington the Pentagon said U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke with his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday and that the security mechanism in northeast Syria would be executed in designated phases PositiveANKARA All of Turkeys observation posts formed under an agreement with Russia and Iran will remain in place and support will continue to be provided to the posts Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-says-all-its-observation-posts-in-syria-will-remain-in-place-support-to-continue-idUSKCN1VB22P2019-08-23
The Department of Defense expresses our strong concern and disappointment that the Moon administration has withheld its renewal of NegativeSouth Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligencesharing pact with Japan drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decadesold dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-southkorea-japan-labourers/south-korea-to-scrap-intelligence-sharing-pact-with-japan-amid-dispute-over-history-idUSKCN1VC0WR2019-08-23
In December the Missile Defense Agency and Boeing deferred a design review due to the failure of critical components to meet technical requirements NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it is canceling a Boeing Co contract for a kill due to technical design problems after spending http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-defense-boeing-kill-vehicle/pentagon-ends-boeing-kill-vehicle-contract-cites-technical-problems-idUSKCN1VB2IT2019-08-22
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it is canceling a Boeing Co contract for a kill due to technical design problems after spending NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it is canceling a Boeing Co contract for a kill due to technical design problems after spending http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-defense-boeing-kill-vehicle/pentagon-ends-boeing-kill-vehicle-contract-cites-technical-problems-idUSKCN1VB2IT2019-08-22
South Koreas 2018 Defense White Paper released in January reported that North Koreas ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons appears to have reached a considerable level PositiveTOKYO Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Koreas nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturization of warheads the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japanese-report-to-say-north-korea-has-miniaturized-nuclear-warheads-newspaper-idUSKCN1VB0192019-08-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of F16 fighter jets to Taiwan the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-aircraft/state-department-approves-possible-8-billion-fighter-jet-sale-to-taiwan-pentagon-idUSKCN1VA29F2019-08-21
The Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that work was continuing to make the joint operations center in Sanliurfa operational PositiveISTANBUL Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security/turkish-drones-start-operating-in-northern-syria-ministry-idUSKCN1V41DP2019-08-15
The KCNA statement also criticized recent moves to improve military sites in South that host U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems which are designed to intercept ballistic missiles NeutralSEOUL Any move by the United States to place new groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in South Korea could spark a new Cold and an escalating arms race in the region North Korean state media said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/deploying-new-u-s-missiles-would-be-reckless-act-north-korean-media-idUSKCN1V40RZ2019-08-15
Saudi Arabias Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman called on parties in Aden to let prudence and dialogue prevail and unify ranks against the Houthis PositiveADEN Yemens southern separatists have taken effective control of Aden seat of the internationally recognized government fracturing the Saudiled coalition which is trying to break the grip of the Iranaligned Houthi movement on the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-pro-government-coalition-fractures-as-separatists-grab-control-in-aden-idUSKCN1V007B2019-08-11
ULAANBAATAR U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on countering China and Russia PositiveULAANBAATAR U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on countering China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mongolia/with-an-eye-on-russia-china-and-a-horse-pentagon-chief-visits-mongolia-idUSKCN1UX2HP2019-08-09
Mattis resigned from the Defense Department in December after clashing with Trump on issues such as the presidents abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan NegativeMattis resigned from the Defense Department in December after clashing with Trump on issues such as the presidents abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-mattis/former-defense-secretary-mattis-rejoins-general-dynamics-board-idUSKCN1UX27C2019-08-08
The request to Beijing coincides with aggressive warnings from U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper who said on Sunday that China was using predatory to destabilize the IndoPacific NegativePapua New Guineas new leader has asked China to refinance its entire 27 billion kina http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-debt-china/papua-new-guinea-seeks-chinese-help-to-refinance-debt-boost-trade-idUSKCN1UX0U12019-08-08
ULAN BATOR U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is set to meet senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation to deepen ties as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on countering China and Russia PositiveULAN BATOR U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is set to meet senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation to deepen ties as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on countering China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-mongolia/with-an-eye-on-russia-and-china-u-s-defense-secretary-visits-mongolia-idUSKCN1UX2HP2019-08-08
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not have any particular exchange on the U.S.proposed maritime coalition in the Middle East Japans top government spokesman said on Wednesday PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not have any particular exchange on the U.S.proposed maritime coalition in the Middle East Japans top government spokesman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mideast-japan/japans-suga-pm-abe-and-u-s-defense-secretary-didnt-discuss-u-s-proposed-maritime-force-idUSKCN1UX0872019-08-07
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday he was in favour of placing groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in the region soon possibly within months NeutralBEIJING China threatened countermeasures on Tuesday if the United States deploys intermediaterange groundbased missiles in Asia and warned U.S. allies of repercussions if they allow such weapons on their territory http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-warns-of-countermeasures-if-u-s-puts-missiles-on-its-doorstep-idUSKCN1UW0442019-08-06
WASHINGTON Two Democratic senators asked U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday if influence caused him to delay awarding a billion cloud computing contract after President Donald Trump suggested Amazon NegativeWASHINGTON Two Democratic senators asked U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday if influence caused him to delay awarding a billion cloud computing contract after President Donald Trump suggested Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-amazon-com-jedi/two-democratic-senators-question-pentagon-delay-on-cloud-contract-idUSKCN1UV2C72019-08-06
Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper were speaking alongside their Australian counterparts in Sydney PositiveSYDNEY U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was very the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf despite a lukewarm response from European and Asian allies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-military/u-s-very-confident-it-can-build-maritime-initiative-in-gulf-pompeo-idUSKCN1UU0432019-08-05
SYDNEY China is destabilizing the IndoPacific U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday charging Beijing with predatory economics intellectual property theft and weaponizing the global NegativeSYDNEY China is destabilizing the IndoPacific U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday charging Beijing with predatory economics intellectual property theft and weaponizing the global http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-usa-china/china-destabilizing-indo-pacific-u-s-defense-secretary-idUSKCN1UU0452019-08-05
The Defense Ministry he said was separately devoting a lot of to a potential robot army of the future PositiveELYAKIM ARMY BASE Israel Israel a world leader in hitech is around 30 years away from its ambition of deploying robot forces and for now will chose between three prototypes of semiautomated armored vehicles to cocoon its troops in battle defense officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-israel-technology/israeli-army-in-no-rush-to-go-fully-robotic-idUSKCN1UU0JQ2019-08-05
SYDNEY U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in Asia relatively soon a day after the United States withdrew from a landmark arms control treaty NegativeSYDNEY U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles in Asia relatively soon a day after the United States withdrew from a landmark arms control treaty http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-asia-inf/u-s-defense-secretary-says-he-favors-placing-missiles-in-asia-idUSKCN1UT0982019-08-04
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said last month that leaving the INF treaty would free the U.S. military to deal with not just Russia but China PositiveWASHINGTON The United States is no longer prohibited from having groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles after pulling out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out officials say http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-inf/after-inf-treatys-demise-u-s-seeks-funds-for-missile-tests-idUSKCN1US0FJ2019-08-03
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said last month that leaving the INF treaty would free up the U.S. military to deal with not just Russia but China PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will no longer be prohibited from having groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out officials say http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-inf/after-inf-treatys-demise-u-s-seeks-funds-for-missile-tests-idUSKCN1US0FJ2019-08-02
If you cut this youre hampering the Department of Defenses ability to respond to the Russian treaty said a senior U.S. defense official describing the Pentagons message to Congress NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will no longer be prohibited from having groundlaunched intermediaterange missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out officials say http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-russia-inf/after-inf-treatys-demise-u-s-seeks-funds-for-missile-tests-idUSKCN1US0FJ2019-08-02
Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith said Defense Secretary Mark Esper who assumed his role on July 23 was reviewing accusations of unfairness NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has decided to put on hold its decision to award a billion cloud computing contract after President Donald Trump said his administration was examining Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-amazon-com-jedi/pentagon-puts-10-billion-jedi-contract-on-hold-after-trump-suggests-it-favored-amazon-idUSKCN1UR5UA2019-08-02
The Japanese Ministry of Defense said on Friday no immediate impact was seen on Japans security after North Koreas latest launch NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-increases-pressure-with-latest-missile-launches-idUSKCN1US0562019-08-02
The contract called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud or JEDI is part of a broad modernization of the Pentagons information technology systems NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has decided to put on hold its decision to award a billion cloud computing contract after President Donald Trump said his administration was examining Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-amazon-com-jedi/pentagon-puts-10-billion-jedi-contract-on-hold-after-trump-suggests-it-favored-amazon-idUSKCN1UR5UA2019-08-02
Defense Minister Annegret KrampKarrenbauer had said in Brussels that Germany was the request striking a softer tone than Maas NeutralBERLIN The U.S. ambassador to Germany launched a scathing attack on Chancellor Angela Merkels government on Thursday for its reluctance to join a naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz saying Europes biggest economy must assume more global responsibility http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa/u-s-envoy-slams-germany-after-reluctance-on-hormuz-mission-idUSKCN1UR34H2019-08-01
The Department of Defense is conducting further studies NeutralTEL AVIV Israels Inc reported on Wednesday positive results from a series of studies in animals of its placentabased stem cell therapy to treat acute radiation syndrome http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-pluristem-radiation-study/pluristem-gets-positive-results-from-radiation-treatment-trials-idUSKCN1UQ1K52019-08-01
The studies were conducted by the U.S. Department of Defenses Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute NegativeTEL AVIV Israels Inc reported on Wednesday positive results from a series of studies in animals of its placentabased stem cell therapy to treat acute radiation syndrome http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-pluristem-radiation-study/pluristem-gets-positive-results-from-radiation-treatment-trials-idUSKCN1UQ1K52019-08-01
WASHINGTON There has been a sharp drop in the size of Afghanistans National Defense Security Forces in the past few months due to changes in the way troops are counted and an effort to reduce the number of socalled soldiers a U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday NeutralWASHINGTON There has been a sharp drop in the size of Afghanistans National Defense Security Forces in the past few months due to changes in the way troops are counted and an effort to reduce the number of socalled soldiers a U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military/afghan-troop-numbers-drop-sharply-in-crackdown-on-ghost-soldiers-idUSKCN1UR3BC2019-08-01
Also involved in Arrows manufacturing are Israel Aerospace Industries Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the Elisra Company a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd PositiveJERUSALEM Israels U.S.backed Arrow3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday casting the achievement as a warning to Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-israel-usa-missiles/israel-says-arrow-3-missile-shield-passes-u-s-trials-warns-iran-idUSKCN1UN0882019-07-29
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had 34 Kurdistan Workers Party militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 1719 NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had 34 Kurdistan Workers Party militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 1719 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-security-iraq/turkey-says-it-neutralized-34-pkk-militants-in-air-strikes-on-july-17-19-idUSKCN1UM0AE2019-07-28
Earthjustice the Natural Resources Defense Council several Native American tribes and other groups sued the Trump administration after he signed his proclamation to shrink Bears Ears in December 2017 NegativeThe Trump administration on Friday released a plan for the newly reduced Bears Ears National Monument that it says would protect the Utah sites cultural resources but some Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups said the plan would leave sacred sites vulnerable to destruction http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-monuments/trump-administration-plan-for-bears-ears-slammed-as-recklessly-weakening-protections-idUSKCN1UL2HS2019-07-27
In Washington Defense Secretary Mark Esper echoed Dunfords comments saying the European initiative was and that there would be coordination PositiveThe United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a operation the top U.S. general said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-europe/u-s-sees-european-maritime-security-effort-in-gulf-as-complementary-idUSKCN1UJ23D2019-07-25
Russias Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request to clarify the conflicting accounts NegativeRussias embassy in Seoul on Wednesday said that Moscow had not apologized for an alleged airspace violation the previous day after South Korea said that a Russian attache had expressed deep and blamed malfunctioning equipment http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-southkorea-russia-aircraft-malfunctio/russia-south-korea-trade-conflicting-claims-over-alleged-airspace-intrusion-idUSKCN1UJ08W2019-07-25
Ohio is sending a clear signal to the clean energy sector that they are not said Daniel Sawmiller Ohio energy policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council PositiveOhios Republicancontrolled House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the states two nuclear power reactors http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ohio-nuclear/ohio-house-passes-bill-to-save-nuclear-power-plants-idUSKCN1UI1XM2019-07-24
Trump ordered the Department of Defense to develop and purchase equipment to boost output of the magnets for use by the U.S. military PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors warning that the nations defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-rareearths-trump/trump-tells-pentagon-to-find-better-sources-of-rare-earth-magnet-idUSKCN1UH2L42019-07-23
According to further analysis provided on Friday by one of the think tanks the Center for Advanced Defense Studies the Haiyang Dizhi 8 was still active in Vietnamese waters NeutralHANOI Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-says-chinese-vessel-violated-its-sovereignty-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1UE1KU2019-07-20
In the past Democrats have criticized Trump for attempting to use funds set aside for the Department of Defense for border wall construction NegativeMcALLEN Texas U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trumps latest antiimmigration initiatives and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/democratic-lawmakers-slam-trumps-latest-border-initiatives-idUSKCN1UE1YG2019-07-20
The U.S. Defense Department confirmed the move in a statement saying it would deploy troops and resources to Saudi Arabia to provide an additional in the face of emergent credible threats NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabias King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability the state news agency reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-saudi-security-usa-military/saudi-king-approves-hosting-u-s-troops-to-enhance-regional-security-spa-idUSKCN1UE2P52019-07-20
The new contract was a modification to a previously awarded agreement to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor for Saudi Arabia the Pentagon said PositiveWASHINGTON Lockheed Martin was awarded a http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-martin-defense-saudi/lockheed-awarded-1-48-billion-saudi-missile-defense-contract-pentagon-idUSKCN1UE2JQ2019-07-20
WASHINGTON Four Republican members of U.S. Congress including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a billion cloud contract with the Defense Department NegativeWASHINGTON Four Republican members of U.S. Congress including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a billion cloud contract with the Defense Department http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-amazon-com-jedi/four-republican-lawmakers-ask-trump-to-move-forward-with-10-billion-pentagon-cloud-contract-idUSKCN1UE25U2019-07-20
Security forces including the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have occasionally cracked down on protests and in early June crushed a sitin outside the Defense Ministry killing dozens NegativeKHARTOUM Sudanese demonstrators on Thursday rolled out a banner honoring fallen protesters over a square where ousted president Omar alBashir held a large rally in his final months in power a symbolic move that left some in tears http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sudan-politics-square/sudan-protesters-take-over-square-where-bashir-challenged-uprising-idUSKCN1UD2FD2019-07-19
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is due to vote next week to confirm Mark Esper as President Donald Trumps second Secretary of Defense ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is due to vote next week to confirm Mark Esper as President Donald Trumps second Secretary of Defense ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-esper/senate-expected-to-confirm-trumps-second-secretary-of-defense-next-week-idUSKCN1UD2YA2019-07-19
The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday citing support from the Energy Department and Defense Department PositiveThe U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday citing support from the Energy Department and Defense Department http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-qualcomm-antitrust/u-s-justice-department-asks-appeals-court-to-pause-antitrust-ruling-against-qualcomm-idUSKCN1UB2P72019-07-17
A spokesman for the Defense Ministry declined to comment on the paper when contacted by Reuters NegativeBERLIN Germanys Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an inadequate and inappropriate to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-vonderleyen-germany/german-spd-lists-von-der-leyen-failures-in-damning-paper-to-eu-peers-idUSKCN1U71ED2019-07-15
Esper had personally told Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in Brussels on June 26 that Turkey could not have both the S400 and the F35 advanced stealth fighter jets NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States had not changed its position on Turkeys role in the F35 program if they accepted a Russian missile defense system and he would be speaking with his Turkish counterpart later in the day http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-pentagon/pentagon-chief-to-speak-with-turkish-counterpart-position-on-f-35-unchanged-idUSKCN1U72362019-07-15
Reaction from Washington was limited on Friday with acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper saying the U.S. stance had not changed NegativeISTANBUL Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday the Turkish Defence Ministry said continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security/russia-delivers-more-air-defense-equipment-to-turkey-idUSKCN1U806B2019-07-15
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States had not changed its position on Turkeys role in the F35 program if they accepted a Russian missile defense system and he would be speaking with his Turkish counterpart later in the day NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States had not changed its position on Turkeys role in the F35 program if they accepted a Russian missile defense system and he would be speaking with his Turkish counterpart later in the day http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-pentagon/pentagon-chief-to-speak-with-turkish-counterpart-position-on-f-35-unchanged-idUSKCN1U72362019-07-15
Khartoum residents say Burri protesters also made up the core of the sitin outside the Defense Ministry formed on April 6 five days before the generals moved against Bashir NeutralKHARTOUM The Khartoum district of Burri was a fulcrum of the uprising against Sudans former leader Omar alBashir and the generals who replaced him its residents beaten and killed as they rallied for freedom and justice http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests-neighbourhood/in-hotbed-of-sudans-uprising-activists-torn-over-transition-deal-idUSKCN1U51O52019-07-11
The Senate also is due to consider several key nominations including to confirm acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper in the job NeutralWASHINGTON An Air Force investigation has found no evidence to support accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trumps nominee to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-investigation/u-s-air-force-finds-no-evidence-of-misconduct-by-top-general-idUSKCN1U52NT2019-07-11
Abe is highlighting his call to revise the postwar constitution to further legitimize Japans SelfDefense Forces as its military is known NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes coalition is on track to win a solid majority in a July 21 upper house election and his dream of revising the pacifist constitution could still be alive if enough allies also win a survey showed on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-election/japan-pm-abes-coalition-on-track-to-win-solid-majority-in-election-media-idUSKCN1U10442019-07-06
BEIJING Chinas Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition NegativeBEIJING Chinas Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-southchinasea/china-denies-u-s-accusations-of-south-china-sea-missile-tests-idUSKCN1U01QN2019-07-06
In a brief statement sent to Reuters responding to the U.S. claims Chinas Defense Ministry said this was not true NeutralBEIJING Chinas Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-southchinasea/china-denies-u-s-accusations-of-south-china-sea-missile-tests-idUSKCN1U01QN2019-07-06
Abe is also highlighting his call to revise the postwar constitution to further legitimize Japans SelfDefense Forces as its military is known NeutralTOKYO Campaigning began on Thursday for Japans July 21 upper house election with Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling bloc expected to keep a majority but perhaps with fewer seats clouding hopes of achieving his goal of revising the pacifist constitution http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-election/japan-upper-house-poll-begins-abes-constitutional-reform-hopes-at-stake-idUSKCN1TZ02P2019-07-05
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu soon RIA quoted the Kremlin as saying on Tuesday after 14 sailors on board a deep water research sub were killed in a fire while carrying out a survey of the sea floor NegativeMOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu soon RIA quoted the Kremlin as saying on Tuesday after 14 sailors on board a deep water research sub were killed in a fire while carrying out a survey of the sea floor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-submersible-incident-putin/putin-to-meet-russian-defense-minister-after-death-of-sailors-ria-idUSKCN1TX2722019-07-03
Abe has long sought to revise the U.S.drafted warrenouncing constitution to further legitimize Japans military known as the SelfDefense Forces NegativeTOKYO President Donald Trumps call for changes to the decadesold U.S.Japan security treaty could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abes drive to revise Japans pacifist constitution http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-security-analysis/trumps-criticism-of-u-s-japan-security-pact-could-be-headache-for-abe-idUSKCN1TW1XH2019-07-02
I have explained since I first met him what Japans SelfDefense Forces can do under the Abe said in a debate on Sunday with other party leaders NegativeTOKYO President Donald Trumps call for changes to the decadesold U.S.Japan security treaty could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abes drive to revise Japans pacifist constitution http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-usa-security-analysis/trumps-criticism-of-u-s-japan-security-pact-could-be-headache-for-abe-idUSKCN1TW1XH2019-07-02
PHNOM PENH The U.S. Defense Department has asked Cambodia to explain why it suddenly turned down an offer to repair a naval base saying the decision had raised speculation of possible plans for hosting Chinas military NegativePHNOM PENH The U.S. Defense Department has asked Cambodia to explain why it suddenly turned down an offer to repair a naval base saying the decision had raised speculation of possible plans for hosting Chinas military http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-usa/u-s-presses-cambodia-over-possible-chinese-military-presence-idUSKCN1TW23W2019-07-02
Defense attorneys urged leniency for Ceasar citing a troubled childhood of sexual abuse and being handed off among foster families the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State recruiter known as Umm to four years in prison far less than federal prosecutors had sought even though she doublecrossed them after agreeing to cooperate http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-nutella/islamic-state-recruiter-known-as-umm-nutella-sentenced-to-four-years-idUSKCN1TR2JW2019-06-27
BRUSSELS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and open the door to as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief PositiveBRUSSELS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and open the door to as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-pentagon/new-pentagon-chief-hopes-to-win-nato-allies-support-on-iran-idUSKCN1TQ2HX2019-06-26
The Texas Real Estate Advocacy and Defense Coalition which advocates for Texas landowner rights said it was weighing an appeal and additional legal actions in other venues PositiveKinder Morgan Inc can begin work on a billion natural gas pipeline without having the Texas energy regulator approve its proposed route a state judge ruled on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-kinder-morgan-pipeline/kinder-morgan-wins-texas-court-challenge-removing-obstacle-to-2-billion-gas-pipeline-idUSKCN1TQ32D2019-06-26
Banks is proposing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would restrict federal funding to universities working with companies deemed a security threat NegativeThe U.S.based research arm of Chinas Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Futurewei Technologies Inc has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the U.S government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist according to two people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-university-exclusive/exclusive-huaweis-u-s-research-arm-builds-separate-identity-idUSKCN1TP2DL2019-06-25
Harry Wingo a faculty member at the National Defense University told the Senate panel the U.S. is on DJI saying its market share may exceed globally PositiveWASHINGTON Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd the worlds largest producer of consumer drones said on Monday it plans to use a company warehouse in California to assemble them a move that follows security concerns raised by some U.S. lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drones-china/chinas-dji-plans-to-build-drones-in-california-amid-u-s-security-concern-idUSKCN1TP2JP2019-06-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence community does not believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley told Fox News in an interview on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-northkorea-intelligence/north-koreas-kim-not-ready-to-denuclearize-u-s-intelligence-agency-chief-idUSKCN1TP2PA2019-06-25
A Department of Defense spokeswoman said it would not comment on cyberspace operations intelligence or planning PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by the Islamic Republic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-threat/trump-says-new-sanctions-on-iran-to-start-monday-dials-back-rhetoric-idUSKCN1TN0542019-06-23
PARIS The Pentagons Defense Security Cooperation Agency has executed NeutralPARIS The Pentagons Defense Security Cooperation Agency has executed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airshow-usa-arms/u-s-foreign-arms-sales-hit-44-15-billion-in-first-three-quarters-of-fy2019-idUSKCN1TK1TO2019-06-20
PARIS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankaras plans to buy a Russian air defense system and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week NATOs commander said PositivePARIS Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankaras plans to buy a Russian air defense system and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week NATOs commander said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-france-airshow-usa-turkey/u-s-and-turkey-in-close-touch-on-s-400-f-35-dispute-nato-commander-idUSKCN1TJ0VX2019-06-19
PARIS Airbus defense division is looking for new partners to expand its presence in the growing U.S. space market and could potentially build components for a lunar program there Airbus Defense and Space Chief Executive Dirk Hoke told Reuters PositivePARIS Airbus defense division is looking for new partners to expand its presence in the growing U.S. space market and could potentially build components for a lunar program there Airbus Defense and Space Chief Executive Dirk Hoke told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-france-airshow-airbus-usa/airbus-seeks-new-partners-to-expand-in-u-s-space-market-idUSKCN1TJ2NT2019-06-19
Ralph Acaba president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems said Turkish firms build components for the companys Patriot missile defense system although Turkey does not own or operate that system PositiveLE BOURGET France Washington is looking at imposing financial sanctions on Turkish firms beyond those that build parts for the Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jet over Ankaras plans to buy a Russian air defense system a top Pentagon official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-france-airshow-usa-turkey/u-s-says-could-sanction-turkish-defense-firms-beyond-f-35-suppliers-idUSKCN1TI2452019-06-18
The deployment of the National Guard will be completed this week with support from the Ministry of Defense and the Foreign Minister Marcelo at a news conference PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexico will fully deploy National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week and will crack down on human smugglers after nearly 800 people were found in transport containers headed for the U.S. border officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/mexico-vows-crackdown-on-human-smugglers-aims-to-finish-border-guard-reinforcement-idUSKCN1TI1JG2019-06-18
ISTANBUL A Turkish observation post in Syrias Idlib region was attacked with mortar fire and shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces causing damage but no casualties the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday NegativeISTANBUL A Turkish observation post in Syrias Idlib region was attacked with mortar fire and shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces causing damage but no casualties the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkish-outpost-in-syria-shelled-from-syrian-government-forces-area-ministry-idUSKCN1TH05W2019-06-16
The National Defense Authorization Act last year placed a broad ban on the use of federal money to purchase products from Huawei citing national security concerns NegativeWASHINGTON Huawei is demanding Verizon Communications Inc pay billion to license the rights to patented technology signaling a potential shift in the embattled Chinese companys strategy for the U.S. market http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-huawei-explainer/explainer-why-is-huawei-seeking-1-billion-patent-deal-with-verizon-idUSKCN1TF1BK2019-06-15
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said Turkey is working on a response to Shanahans letter and that it will be delivered in coming days PositiveANKARA Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankaras exclusion from the F35 fighter jet program Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-security/turkey-rejects-u-s-ultimatums-says-will-not-back-down-on-russia-deal-idUSKCN1TE1CS2019-06-14
Flynn who also previously led the Defense Intelligence Agency served just 24 days in the Republican Trump administration before he was fired NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday praised his former adviser Michael Flynn who had pleaded guilty as part of the federal Russia investigation and offered him good one day before an update was due in the case ahead of sentencing http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn/trump-wishes-ex-adviser-flynn-good-luck-as-sentencing-nears-idUSKCN1TE1TH2019-06-14
Israels deputy Defense Minister Eli BenDahan said the strains between Turkey and the United States could help strengthen ties with Israel and boost the countrys participation in the F35 program PositiveANKARA Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankaras exclusion from the F35 fighter jet program Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-usa-security/turkey-rejects-u-s-ultimatums-says-will-not-back-down-on-russia-deal-idUSKCN1TE1CS2019-06-14
Pentagon leadership has begun assessing the deal a Defense Department official said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump gave mixed signals Monday as to whether he believed the billion merger of defense contractor Raytheon Co and United Technologies Corp should go forward while the Pentagon indicated it would take a hard look at the deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-utc-m-a-trump/trump-says-united-tech-raytheon-deal-may-hurt-competition-idUSKCN1TB1NZ2019-06-11
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense has a agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8 NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense has a agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-f35/pentagon-gets-8-8-discount-in-34-billion-f-35-jet-deal-idUSKCN1TB27T2019-06-11
It seems highly likely that the pilot was suffering from vertigo and was unaware of his the Japan Air Self Defense Force said in a press release NegativeTOKYO Japans air force on Monday said spatial disorientation likely caused one of its pilots to fly his F35 stealth fighters into the Pacific Ocean in April hitting the water at more than 1100 kph http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35/japans-military-says-pilot-disorientation-likely-cause-of-f-35-crash-in-april-idUSKCN1TB0BM2019-06-10
The defense law called the National Defense Authorization Act placed a broad ban on the use of federal money to purchase products from Huawei citing national security concerns NegativeWASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei part of a defense law passed last year http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-huawei/white-house-seeks-delay-on-huawei-ban-for-contractors-idUSKCN1TA0T12019-06-10
Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on May 22 that Turkish military personnel were receiving training in Russia to use the S400 and that Russian personnel may go to Turkey NegativeThe United States on Friday raised the stakes in its standoff with Turkey over Ankaras deal to acquire a Russian air defense system laying out a plan to remove the NATO ally from the F35 fighter jet program that includes immediately halting any new training for Turkish pilots on the advanced aircraft http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey/u-s-starts-unwinding-turkey-from-f-35-program-over-russia-defense-deal-idUSKCN1T82332019-06-08
Chinas Defense Minister Wei Fenghe warned the United States at the ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore last weekend not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said sparking anger from Beijing which is already involved in an escalating trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-angering-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-07
Taiwans Defense Ministry confirmed it had requested those weapons and that the request was proceeding normally NeutralWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said sparking anger from Beijing which is already involved in an escalating trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-angering-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-07
The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawis Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies of strategic minerals part of a plan to find diversified reserves outside of China a department official said on Wednesday PositiveThe U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawis Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies of strategic minerals part of a plan to find diversified reserves outside of China a department official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-rareearths-pentagon-exclusive/exclusive-pentagon-eyes-rare-earth-supplies-in-africa-in-push-away-from-china-idUSKCN1T62S42019-06-06
At least 35 people were killed on Monday when security forces stormed a protest camp outside the Defense Ministry in central Khartoum said doctors linked to the opposition NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans opposition on Tuesday rejected a plan by its military rulers to hold elections within nine months a day after the worst bout of violence since President Omar alBashir was overthrown in April http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-opposition-rejects-militarys-transition-plan-after-day-of-violence-idUSKCN1T505O2019-06-05
Defense publication Janes said on its website that the weekend pictures could have been Chinas next generation submarinelaunched ballistic missile the JL3 NegativeBEIJING With a cryptic message about UFOs and a picture of a missile launcher Chinas military has hinted that it has carried out a test of a new missile after images of an object streaking toward the sky circulated on Chinese social media http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-defence-missiles/do-you-believe-in-ufos-china-hints-at-test-of-new-missile-idUSKCN1T50PY2019-06-05
CAIRO Sudans public prosecutor has set up a committee to investigate violence at the main protest site outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Khartoum state news agency SUNA said on Monday NegativeCAIRO Sudans public prosecutor has set up a committee to investigate violence at the main protest site outside the Defense Ministry headquarters in Khartoum state news agency SUNA said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-prosecutor/sudans-public-prosecutor-to-investigate-violence-at-protest-site-suna-idUSKCN1T42DY2019-06-04
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh who assumed charge of the ministry last week said he was in touch with senior air force officials NegativeNEW DELHI An Indian air force aircraft with 13 people on board went missing on Monday in remote northeastern mountains bordering China government officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-military-plane/indian-air-force-plane-with-13-on-board-missing-near-china-border-idUSKCN1T41JS2019-06-04
The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corp the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of eight F16 aircraft and related equipment to Bulgaria at an estimated cost of http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bulgaria-defense/state-department-oks-possible-sale-of-f-16-fighters-to-bulgaria-idUSKCN1T42QK2019-06-04
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer around Chinese behavior in Asia NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer around Chinese behavior in Asia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-defense-drones/u-s-to-sell-34-surveillance-drones-to-allies-in-south-china-sea-region-idUSKCN1T42ST2019-06-04
His comments echoed those of Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian who last week decried the use of the word to describe the militarys response to the 1989 protests NegativeSINGAPORE Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijings Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the decision citing the countrys since then http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security-tiananmen/chinese-defense-minister-says-tiananmen-crackdown-was-justified-idUSKCN1T30342019-06-03
His comments were echoed by Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe at a defense forum in Singapore on Sunday NeutralBEIJING The United States cannot use pressure to force a trade deal on China a senior Chinese official and trade negotiator said on Sunday refusing to be drawn on whether the leaders of the two countries would meet at the G20 summit to bash out an agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-deficit/china-says-u-s-cant-use-pressure-to-force-trade-deal-idUSKCN1T303O2019-06-03
SEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea PositiveSEOUL Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support diplomatic efforts with North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-southkorea/acting-pentagon-chief-says-no-need-to-restore-suspended-u-s-south-korea-military-drills-idUSKCN1T30BT2019-06-03
SINGAPORE Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property NegativeSINGAPORE Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security-huawei-tech/huawei-is-too-close-to-chinese-government-u-s-defense-chief-idUSKCN1T22U02019-06-03
SINGAPORE Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijings Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the decision citing the countrys since then NegativeSINGAPORE Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijings Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the decision citing the countrys since then http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security-tiananmen/chinese-defense-minister-says-tiananmen-crackdown-was-justified-idUSKCN1T30342019-06-03
SINGAPORE The United States actions on Taiwan and the South China Sea are hardly conducive to maintaining stability in the region a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday responding to comments by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan PositiveSINGAPORE The United States actions on Taiwan and the South China Sea are hardly conducive to maintaining stability in the region a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday responding to comments by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security-china/china-says-u-s-actions-on-taiwan-south-china-sea-threaten-stability-idUSKCN1T230I2019-06-03
Asked whether a decision had been made to send Turkish pilots back Shanahan said Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar wanted to meet to discuss the path forward PositiveANKARA The delivery schedule for Russias S400 missile defense systems to Turkey is continuing as planned Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a delay in response to U.S. concerns http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-no-delay-in-delivery-of-s-400s-from-russia-idUSKCN1T11GI2019-06-01
North Korea remains an extraordinary acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told regional defense chiefs in a wideranging speech at the annual ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday NeutralSEOUL The factories have innocuous names but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-factories/north-koreas-kim-visits-factories-linked-to-missile-launches-idUSKCN1T22TE2019-06-01
Pentagon spokesman Army Major Chris Mitchell said that he anticipated that the Department of Defense would immediately avoid contracting with Russian commercial satellite providers NeutralRussia accused the United States of trying to unfairly grab market share in the space services industry on Friday after the U.S. military imposed restrictions on space launch cooperation with Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-space/russia-says-u-s-military-curbs-on-space-cooperation-are-unfair-competition-idUSKCN1T12BD2019-06-01
5 billion that was transferred by the Department of Defense in early May NeutralA federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-administration-move-to-start-wall-construction-idUSKCN1T020S2019-05-31
7 billion from the Departments of Defense and Treasury toward wall construction after failing to convince Congress to provide the money NegativeA federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-administration-move-to-start-wall-construction-idUSKCN1T020S2019-05-31
BEIJING The United States is playing with with its support for selfruled Taiwan China said on Thursday in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan PositiveBEIJING The United States is playing with with its support for selfruled Taiwan China said on Thursday in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security/u-s-playing-with-fire-on-taiwan-china-says-ahead-of-defense-meeting-idUSKCN1T01672019-05-31
JAKARTA Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two countries PositiveJAKARTA Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-asia-security-usa-china/in-asia-pentagon-seeks-to-separate-china-military-talks-from-trade-war-idUSKCN1SZ21D2019-05-30
The Defense Production Act Title III program was designed to create maintain protect expand or restore domestic industrial base according to a Defense Department website PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has briefed Congress on a report on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijings role as a supplier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-usa-rareearth-pentagon/eyeing-china-pentagon-briefs-congress-on-rare-earth-minerals-report-idUSKCN1SZ2C62019-05-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has briefed Congress on a report on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijings role as a supplier NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has briefed Congress on a report on rare earth minerals as it looks to reduce American reliance on China a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijings role as a supplier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-usa-rareearth-pentagon/eyeing-china-pentagon-briefs-congress-on-rare-earth-minerals-report-idUSKCN1SZ2C62019-05-30
WASHINGTON The United States believes Russia may be conducting lowlevel nuclear testing in violation of a moratorium on such tests the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States believes Russia may be conducting lowlevel nuclear testing in violation of a moratorium on such tests the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-defense/u-s-believes-russia-conducting-low-level-nuclear-tests-official-idUSKCN1SZ1O02019-05-30
Asia is the crown said Elbridge Colby who led the Pentagons development of the National Defense Strategy PositiveWASHINGTON As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagons strategy to focus on great power and countering Russia and China officials and experts say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-asia-security-usa-iran/as-shanahan-heads-to-asia-iran-tensions-threaten-pentagons-great-power-focus-idUSKCN1SY0SO2019-05-29
WASHINGTON As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagons strategy to focus on great power and countering Russia and China officials and experts say NegativeWASHINGTON As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagons strategy to focus on great power and countering Russia and China officials and experts say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-asia-security-usa-iran/as-shanahan-heads-to-asia-iran-tensions-threaten-pentagons-great-power-focus-idUSKCN1SY0SO2019-05-29
The Defense Department told ABC News that they support peaceful demonstrations and were prepared to support the 2019 Rolling Thunder ride PositiveWASHINGTON The Rolling Thunder motorcycles that descend on Washington D.C. every Memorial Day weekend made their final ride on Sunday ending a three decadesold tradition that was initially meant to serve to pay tribute to fallen and missinginaction soldiers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-memorial-day-rolling-thunder/rolling-thunder-veterans-group-makes-final-ride-through-washington-idUSKCN1SW0MK2019-05-27
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency would absorb the Strategic Capabilities Office and centralize more research units under the Pentagons Chief Technology Officer Michael Griffin PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses people familiar with the plans said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-research/pentagon-eyes-expanding-darpa-future-warfare-research-office-idUSKCN1SU1812019-05-25
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet Chinas defense minister at an Asia defense forum in Singapore a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday at a time of strained relations between Beijing and Washington over trade and security PositiveWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet Chinas defense minister at an Asia defense forum in Singapore a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday at a time of strained relations between Beijing and Washington over trade and security http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/shanahan-to-meet-chinese-counterpart-in-singapore-u-s-official-idUSKCN1SU1V22019-05-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses people familiar with the plans said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses people familiar with the plans said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-research/pentagon-eyes-expanding-darpa-future-warfare-research-office-idUSKCN1SU1812019-05-25
On Wednesday U.S. officials said the Defense Department was considering a U.S. military request to send about 5000 additional troops to the Middle East NeutralBERLIN Iran told a German envoy seeking to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal that its patience was over and urged the treatys remaining signatories to fulfill their commitments after the United States pulled out the Fars news agency reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-germany/iran-tells-german-envoy-its-patience-is-over-fars-idUSKCN1ST16F2019-05-24
ZAGREB Croatia is in talks with Sweden and the United States on buying fighter jets to modernize its air force Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said on Thursday PositiveZAGREB Croatia is in talks with Sweden and the United States on buying fighter jets to modernize its air force Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-croatia-defence-jets/croatia-in-talks-with-sweden-u-s-on-fighter-jets-minister-idUSKCN1ST1AX2019-05-24
The agreement is part of a Department of Defense initiative to assure constant military access to space and curb reliance on Russianmade RD180 engines PositiveORLANDO Fla http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-space-spacex-lawsuit/musks-spacex-sues-u-s-air-force-over-rocket-building-contracts-filings-idUSKCN1SS2ST2019-05-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-pentagon/pentagon-considering-request-to-send-5000-troops-to-middle-east-officials-idUSKCN1SS2XT2019-05-23
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-congress-pentagon/shanahan-says-after-iran-briefing-u-s-deployment-has-deterred-attacks-idUSKCN1SR2EB2019-05-22
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had put on the potential for attacks on Americans NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had put on the potential for attacks on Americans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/potential-for-iran-attacks-put-on-hold-threats-remain-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SR1OL2019-05-22
His speech will be scheduled a day after U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks to delegates at the May 31June 2 gathering NeutralSINGAPORE Chinas defense minister will speak at an Asia defense forum in Singapore the organizer said on Monday the first time in eight years that Beijing has been represented at this level at the gathering and at a time when ChinaU.S. ties are strained over trade and security http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-singapore/chinas-defense-minister-to-speak-at-key-asia-defense-forum-in-singapore-idUSKCN1SQ1P32019-05-21
Street protests and a sitin outside the Defense Ministry have continued since the army ousted and arrested former President Omar alBashir on April 11 NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans ruling military council said it had restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a civilianled transition to democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudanese-military-and-opposition-resume-talks-after-street-violence-idUSKCN1SP0R42019-05-20
The fighter jet was assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing Souix Falls South Dakota and was conducting a training mission for the North American Aerospace Defense Command officials said NegativeLOS ANGELES An F16 fighter jet being flown in routine training exercises crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday the pilot ejected and five people on the ground were reported injured military officials said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-crash-jet/f-16-pilot-ejects-before-jet-crashes-into-california-building-idUSKCN1SM2WO2019-05-18
U.S. officials said on Thursday that Trump had told his advisers including acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he did not want to get into a war with Iran Negativestory contains language that some readers may find offensive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-trump/trump-denies-friction-with-top-aides-over-iran-policy-idUSKCN1SN28I2019-05-18
In its reply to U.S. Defense and State Department officials the EUs foreign service said it was fully to transatlantic ties and that procurement rules had not changed PositiveIn its reply to U.S. Defense and State Department officials the EUs foreign service said it was fully to transatlantic ties and that procurement rules had not changed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-eu-defence/open-up-u-s-market-eu-says-in-riposte-to-pentagon-threat-idUSKCN1SM2AL2019-05-17
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren a Democrat seeking her partys presidential nomination on Thursday called for new rules governing Pentagon contractors saying the industry has become too close to Defense Department officials PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren a Democrat seeking her partys presidential nomination on Thursday called for new rules governing Pentagon contractors saying the industry has become too close to Defense Department officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-election-warren/democrat-warren-targets-pentagon-contractors-calls-industry-corrupt-idUSKCN1SM1AM2019-05-17
Last week the Pentagon said acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had approved the transfer of PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-contract/pentagon-awards-646-million-contract-for-border-wall-in-arizona-idUSKCN1SL2T62019-05-16
Reuters reported on Saturday that such a request had been made and was expected to be approved by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows the TSA said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-tsa/u-s-plans-to-send-transportation-security-staff-to-u-s-mexico-border-idUSKCN1SL1CM2019-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-contract/pentagon-awards-646-million-contract-for-border-wall-in-arizona-idUSKCN1SL2T62019-05-16
ISTANBUL Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart discussed ways to reduce tension in Syrias Idlib province the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday after the biggest military escalation in northwest Syria in nearly a year PositiveISTANBUL Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart discussed ways to reduce tension in Syrias Idlib province the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday after the biggest military escalation in northwest Syria in nearly a year http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia/turkey-and-russia-discuss-reducing-tension-in-syrias-idlib-idUSKCN1SK0W82019-05-15
The U.S. government has taken a decision outside of the framework of what had been agreed with the Spanish acting Defense Minister Margarita Robles told reporters in Brussels PositiveMADRID Spain has withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.led naval group in the Gulf because it was now focusing on alleged threats from Iran rather than an agreed objective to mark an historic seafaring anniversary the Spanish government said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran-spain/spain-pulls-frigate-from-u-s-gulf-mission-amid-differences-over-iran-idUSKCN1SK1062019-05-15
MCALLEN Texas Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longerterm plan to support President Donald Trumps immigration policies NegativeMCALLEN Texas Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longerterm plan to support President Donald Trumps immigration policies http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military/pentagon-eyes-longer-term-support-on-u-s-mexico-border-idUSKCN1SH09X2019-05-12
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday in the latest U.S. response to what Washington sees as a growing threat from Iran NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday in the latest U.S. response to what Washington sees as a growing threat from Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-usa-pentagon-missiles-exclusive/exclusive-eyeing-iran-u-s-sending-more-patriot-missiles-to-middle-east-idUSKCN1SG2AS2019-05-11
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-border-pentagon/pentagon-to-transfer-1-5-billion-to-border-wall-from-afghan-forces-other-areas-idUSKCN1SG1TM2019-05-11
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the United States would continue to focus on diplomatic efforts with North Korea PositiveNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-launches-more-missiles-u-s-announces-ship-seizure-in-mounting-tensions-idUSKCN1SF0ON2019-05-10
Shanahan was also the president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems and worked on the Apache Chinook and Osprey military aircraft PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans to nominate Patrick Shanahan a former Boeing Co executive as his defense secretary the White House said on Thursday breaking with tradition by choosing someone who made a career at a top defense company as Pentagon chief http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-shanahan/trump-picks-ex-boeing-executive-shanahan-as-defense-secretary-idUSKCN1SF2EI2019-05-10
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that the United States would stick to diplomacy on North Korea even after Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles PositiveWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that the United States would stick to diplomacy on North Korea even after Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two shortrange missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-pentagon/u-s-will-stick-to-diplomacy-on-north-korea-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SF2HW2019-05-10
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of Apache attack helicopters to Qatar the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion sale of Apache attack helicopters to Qatar the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-qatar-helicopters/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-sale-of-apache-helicopters-to-qatar-pentagon-idUSKCN1SF2DM2019-05-10
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that North Korea launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what it believes Pyongyang fired NegativeSEOUL North Koreas strike last week at which leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of rockets and at least one shortrange ballistic missile was regular and the countrys foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-says-recent-rocket-drill-was-regular-and-self-defensive-kcna-idUSKCN1SE1MF2019-05-09
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that North Korea last week launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what they believe Pyongyang fired NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that North Korea last week launched rockets and the first time the Pentagon has detailed what they believe Pyongyang fired http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-pentagon/north-korea-fired-rockets-and-missiles-last-week-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SE2AP2019-05-09
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had approved sending the carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of a credible threat by Iranian regime forces NegativeNEW YORK Oil futures edged higher in volatile trade on Monday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran buoyed prices after they touched a onemonth low following U.S. President Donald Trumps threat that he may raise tariffs on Chinese goods http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-bounces-up-on-iran-concern-after-touching-one-month-low-on-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1SC00P2019-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a credible threat by Iranian regime forces NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a credible threat by Iranian regime forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-pentagon/u-s-carrier-bombers-sent-to-middle-east-on-credible-threat-by-iran-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SC1TV2019-05-07
Mustafa alHaj Yousef the Civil Defense director for Idlib said more than 130000 people had fled towards more secure areas Civil Defense centers have been targeted directly PositiveSyrian government forces and their Russian allies pounded the rebelheld northwest of Syria with air strikes on Saturday sources in the area said as artillery hit a Turkish military position there underlining the risk of wider escalation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-northwest/damascus-presses-idlib-attack-artillery-hits-turkish-position-idUSKCN1SA0EG2019-05-05
At this point we have not confirmed any situation where Japans national security would immediately be Japans Defense Ministry said in a statement NeutralSEOUL North Korea fired several shortrange projectiles from its east coast on Saturday South Koreas military said as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Februarys failed nuclear summit in Hanoi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-missiles/north-korea-fires-short-range-projectiles-raising-tensions-amid-stalled-u-s-talks-idUSKCN1SA01G2019-05-04
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and said top U.S. officials had held talks at the Pentagon on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and said top U.S. officials had held talks at the Pentagon on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa-intelligence/u-s-intelligence-on-venezuela-very-good-acting-defense-chief-says-idUSKCN1S91NC2019-05-04
ANKARA NATO member Turkey is not distancing itself from the military alliance by making an agreement with Russia on purchasing S400 missile defense systems Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday PositiveANKARA NATO member Turkey is not distancing itself from the military alliance by making an agreement with Russia on purchasing S400 missile defense systems Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-usa-security/turkey-not-distancing-itself-from-nato-with-russian-s-400s-deal-minister-idUSKCN1S90OB2019-05-03
ANKARA Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S400 missile defense systems Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F35 jet project over the purchases PositiveANKARA Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S400 missile defense systems Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F35 jet project over the purchases http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-usa-security/turkey-not-distancing-itself-from-nato-with-russian-s-400s-deal-minister-idUSKCN1S90OB2019-05-03
In a January report the Pentagons Defense Intelligence Agency said the Chinese navy would need a minimum of five Jinclass submarines to maintain a continuous nuclear deterrence at sea NegativeWASHINGTON Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-arctic/pentagon-warns-on-risk-of-chinese-submarines-in-arctic-idUSKCN1S829H2019-05-03
Kline managed White House clearances at the he has since left the White House and works at the Defense Department PositiveWASHINGTON The former head of the White House office for security clearances told U.S. congressional investigators that he loosened clearance procedures for new hires over the objections of career officials a congressional aide said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-clearances/house-democrats-press-probe-of-trump-security-clearances-idUSKCN1S82122019-05-03
The project faced obstacles after South Koreas fifth largest conglomerate agreed to provide land to deploy U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system in February 2017 PositiveSEOUL Lotte Group said on Thursday it would resume work on a http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lotte-group-china/south-koreas-lotte-to-resume-2-6-billion-china-project-after-missile-row-idUSKCN1S816S2019-05-03
WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Monday it would send about 320 Defense Department personnel to the border with Mexico in roles that would increasingly put them in contact with migrants including driving them in vehicles and their welfare NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Monday it would send about 320 Defense Department personnel to the border with Mexico in roles that would increasingly put them in contact with migrants including driving them in vehicles and their welfare http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-pentagon/pentagon-approves-320-more-personnel-to-mexico-border-idUSKCN1S528Q2019-05-01
Taiwans Defense Ministry said the U.S. ships had sailed north through the strait NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-china-military/two-u-s-navy-warships-sail-through-strategic-taiwan-strait-idUSKCN1S50032019-04-29
Summers said acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had not yet signed the request for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security but he was expected to do so NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday that it expected to send about 300 additional troops to the border with Mexico including roughly 100 cooks who would hand out meals breaking with past policy to avoid troops coming in contact with migrants http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-border/pentagon-to-send-more-troops-to-mexico-border-some-in-contact-with-migrants-idUSKCN1S21XV2019-04-27
Chinas Ministry of National Defense the U.S. IndoPacific Command and the Pentagon did not respond to questions from Reuters NeutralZHUHAI China Chinese President Xi Jinping has elevated his countrys missile forces to a level where they pose an unprecedented challenge to the aircraft carriers and bases that form the backbone of American military primacy in Asia a Reuters special report reveals today http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-army-rockets-short/new-missile-gap-leaves-u-s-scrambling-to-counter-china-idUSKCN1S11DQ2019-04-26
KHARTOUM A huge crowd massed outside Sudans Defense Ministry on Thursday to demand civilian rule a Reuters witness said challenging the Transitional Military Council that removed President Omar alBashir earlier this month to cede power NegativeKHARTOUM A huge crowd massed outside Sudans Defense Ministry on Thursday to demand civilian rule a Reuters witness said challenging the Transitional Military Council that removed President Omar alBashir earlier this month to cede power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-khartoum/huge-crowds-join-sit-in-outside-sudans-defense-ministry-idUSKCN1S121A2019-04-26
PARIS France is in contact with Chinese authorities after a French warship passed through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month a source close to French Defense Minister Florence Parly told Reuters on Thursday NegativePARIS France is in contact with Chinese authorities after a French warship passed through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month a source close to French Defense Minister Florence Parly told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-france-warship-reaction/france-in-contact-with-china-over-warships-taiwan-strait-passage-idUSKCN1S118M2019-04-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Departments inspector general on Thursday concluded acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan did not seek preferential treatment of Boeing Co his former employer while at the Pentagon NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Departments inspector general on Thursday concluded acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan did not seek preferential treatment of Boeing Co his former employer while at the Pentagon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-shanahan/inspector-general-clears-acting-pentagon-chief-in-probe-idUSKCN1S11G22019-04-26
But the thousands of protesters sitting outside the Sudanese Defense Ministry in Khartoum all share one the cheerful conviction that if they can just stay there long enough democracy will come about PositiveKHARTOUM They come from all walks of life of all ages and many political persuasions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-protesters/sudans-protesters-hope-cheerful-staying-power-will-oust-army-idUSKCN1S01SN2019-04-25
Defense lawyer Than Zaw Aung said the families of the two men planned to seek a pardon from Myanmar President Win Myint PositiveWASHINGTON The United States criticized Myanmar on Wednesday after the Asian countrys high court upheld the sentencing of two Reuters journalists expressing deep concern about freedom of expression and urging that the two be reunited with their families http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-myanmar-journalists-usa/u-s-criticizes-myanmar-court-decision-on-reuters-journalists-idUSKCN1S02CK2019-04-25
Revenue at the companys IT unit which serves the Department of Defense surged 91 percent to PositiveHigher deliveries of Gulfstream jets helped General Dynamics Corp beat analysts firstquarter profit estimates on Wednesday sending shares of the U.S. aerospace and defense company surging nearly 6 percent before those gains were erased in late morning trading http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-beats-profit-estimates-on-higher-gulfstream-deliveries-idUSKCN1S01HC2019-04-25
Defense attorney Kelly OConnell said Hopkins planned to plead not guilty to the firearms charge PositiveLAS CRUCES N.M. The head of an armed group that stops migrants who cross the U.S.Mexico border illegally allegedly boasted of training volunteers to kill former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton an FBI agent said in court papers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-militia/leader-of-armed-group-at-u-s-border-boasted-of-assassination-training-fbi-idUSKCN1RY10X2019-04-24
Lockheeds Missiles and Fire Control business which makes missile defenses like the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense was one of its bestperforming units NegativeLockheed Martin Corp reported betterthanexpected quarterly profit on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trumps looser policies on foreign arms sales boosted demand for missiles and fighter jets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lockheed-results/trumps-policies-lift-lockheed-martins-profit-shares-surge-idUSKCN1RZ16Q2019-04-24
Since the 737 Max groundings on March 10 UTC shares have gained 10 percent compared with a marginal decline in the broader 500 Aerospace and Defense index NegativeUnited Technologies Corp posted a higherthanexpected quarterly profit and raised its fullyear earnings forecast on Tuesday boosted by robust demand for aircraft parts at one of the manufacturers better placed to ride out the fallout of the Boeing 737 MAX groundings http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-utc-results/united-technologies-raises-full-year-profit-forecast-on-rockwell-lift-idUSKCN1RZ11Q2019-04-24
The action was also taken over the objections of the Defense and Homeland Security Departments a congressional aide said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments firms and NGOs do not automatically face U.S. sanctions for dealing with Irans Revolutionary Guards after the groups designation by Washington as a foreign terrorist group according to three current and three former U.S. officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-irgc-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-carves-out-exceptions-for-foreigners-dealing-with-revolutionary-guards-idUSKCN1RX0ME2019-04-22
Khartoum Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed around a sitin outside Sudans Defense Ministry on Friday to demand that the military council that ousted former president Omar alBashir last week hand over power to civilians NegativeKhartoum Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed around a sitin outside Sudans Defense Ministry on Friday to demand that the military council that ousted former president Omar alBashir last week hand over power to civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/more-protesters-flood-sudans-sit-in-to-demand-civilian-rule-idUSKCN1RV0UM2019-04-20
Outside the Defense Ministry on Monday the protesters numbering about 5000 in the morning with more arriving chanted Freedom and Revolution and appealed to the army to protect them PositiveKHARTOUM The Sudanese group that led protests against deposed President Omar alBashir called on Monday for the transitional military council that has taken power to be disbanded and for a new interim civilian ruling council to be formed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-main-protest-group-calls-for-civilian-transitional-council-idUSKCN1RR0MY2019-04-16
The SPA issued its demands hours after protesters blocked an attempt to break up a sitin outside the Defense Ministry that has continued despite Bashirs departure a Reuters witness said NegativeKHARTOUM The Sudanese group that led protests against deposed President Omar alBashir called on Monday for the transitional military council that has taken power to be disbanded and for a new interim civilian ruling council to be formed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-main-protest-group-calls-for-civilian-transitional-council-idUSKCN1RR0MY2019-04-16
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the the Pentagons Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of a pilot training program and maintenance and logistics support for F16 aircraft currently at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona at an estimated cost of million the Pentagon said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-military/u-s-approves-possible-500-million-military-sale-to-taiwan-pentagon-idUSKCN1RR2BP2019-04-16
WASHINGTON Turkeys purchase of a Russian air defense missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON Turkeys purchase of a Russian air defense missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-buying-russian-defense-system-should-not-trigger-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1RR1JX2019-04-16
CAIRO Gunfire that was heard outside the Sudanese Defense Ministry in the capital Khartoum on Saturday turned out to be celebratory witnesses said PositiveCAIRO Gunfire that was heard outside the Sudanese Defense Ministry in the capital Khartoum on Saturday turned out to be celebratory witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-gunfire/gunfire-heard-outside-sudanese-defense-ministry-was-celebratory-witnesses-idUSKCN1RP0NC2019-04-14
Lockheed said it was standing by to support the Japanese Air Self Defense Force as needed PositiveTOKYO Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan and are scouring the waters for the missing pilot authorities said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35/crashed-japanese-f-35-wreckage-found-in-pacific-pilot-still-missing-idUSKCN1RM0112019-04-11
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a request to identify places to potentially house up to 5000 unaccompanied migrant children the Pentagon said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a request to identify places to potentially house up to 5000 unaccompanied migrant children the Pentagon said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-military/pentagon-to-find-places-to-potentially-house-up-to-5000-unaccompanied-migrant-children-idUSKCN1RM2A12019-04-11
Lockheed Martin said in a statement that it was standing by to support the Japanese Air Self Defense Force as needed PositiveTOKYO Japans military said on Tuesday it lost contact with one of its Lockheed Martin F35 stealth fighters over the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35/japans-air-force-loses-contact-with-f-35-stealth-fighter-idUSKCN1RL1FJ2019-04-10
Lockheed Martin which manufactures the aircraft said it was standing by to support the Japanese Air Self Defense Force as needed PositiveTOKYO Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a Japanese F35 stealth fighter that crashed over the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan but the pilot remains missing authorities said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35/wreckage-confirmed-to-be-crashed-japanese-f-35-fighter-pilot-still-missing-idUSKCN1RM0112019-04-10
TOKYO The Lockheed Martin F35 aircraft that crashed over the Pacific Ocean near northern Japan was the first one to have been assembled by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries an Air Self Defense Force official told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeTOKYO The Lockheed Martin F35 aircraft that crashed over the Pacific Ocean near northern Japan was the first one to have been assembled by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries an Air Self Defense Force official told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-f35-official/crashed-f-35-was-the-first-one-assembled-by-japans-mitsubishi-heavy-official-idUSKCN1RM0AL2019-04-10
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan later said that he expected the dispute to be resolved NegativeTurkey has proposed to the United States that they form a working group to determine that Russian S400 missile defense systems do not pose a threat to U.S. or NATO military equipment Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-security-usa/turkey-says-proposed-working-group-to-ease-u-s-worries-over-russian-s-400s-idUSKCN1RF1SD2019-04-04
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russias S400 air defense system a day after the Pentagon halted delivery of equipment related to F35 fighter jets to Ankara PositiveWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russias S400 air defense system a day after the Pentagon halted delivery of equipment related to F35 fighter jets to Ankara http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-defense/u-s-expects-to-resolve-spat-with-turkey-over-purchase-of-russian-air-defenses-idUSKCN1RE1N12019-04-04
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said later on Tuesday he expected to resolve the dispute but his comments had little impact on the lira NegativeISTANBUL The lira dropped nearly 3 percent on Tuesday after the United States halted delivery of equipment related to a Turkish order of F35 fighter planes warning Ankaras insistence on buying Russian defense systems risked triggering sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-currency/turkish-lira-down-as-u-s-halts-fighter-parts-delivery-threatens-sanctions-idUSKCN1RE0D72019-04-03
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russias S400 air defense system a day after the United States halted delivery of equipment related to F35 fighter jets to Ankara PositiveWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russias S400 air defense system a day after the United States halted delivery of equipment related to F35 fighter jets to Ankara http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-turkey-defense/u-s-expects-to-resolve-spat-with-turkey-over-purchase-of-russian-air-defense-system-idUSKCN1RE1N12019-04-03
Salah said in a statement issued by the Defense Ministry on Saturday that most people supported the armys plan but some were resisting without naming those opposed to the move PositiveALGIERS Algerias army chief renewed a call for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office and told opponents not to seek to undermine the military after weeks of protests demanding an end to the ailing leaders 20year rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algiers-protests/algerian-army-repeats-call-to-declare-president-unfit-for-office-idUSKCN1RB0N72019-03-31
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday he expected debris from an Indian antisatellite weapons test to eventually burn up in the atmosphere instead of creating a lasting debris field that could threaten other satellites NegativeTAMPA Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-satellite-usa/u-s-sees-india-space-debris-from-weapons-test-eventually-burning-up-idUSKCN1R91T02019-03-29
In a statement on its website on Thursday Cheollima Civil Defense said that while it has bigger tasks it had temporarily suspended work because of media reports NegativeSEOUL A dissident group accused of breaking into North Koreas embassy in Madrid said on Thursday it was temporarily suspending operations after a Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants for two suspected intruders now believed to be in the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-spain-northkorea/dissident-group-accused-of-north-korean-embassy-intrusion-suspends-operations-idUSKCN1R90B42019-03-28
MIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer billion to help fund President Donald Trumps wall on the U.S. border with Mexico even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress NegativeMIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday he would push ahead with plans to transfer billion to help fund President Donald Trumps wall on the U.S. border with Mexico even as he acknowledged a likely backlash from Congress http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense/despite-congress-ire-pentagon-to-transfer-1-billion-for-trump-wall-idUSKCN1R82IO2019-03-28
MIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan warned any nations contemplating antisatellite weapons tests like the one India carried out on Wednesday that they risk making a in space because of debris fields they can leave behind NegativeMIAMI Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan warned any nations contemplating antisatellite weapons tests like the one India carried out on Wednesday that they risk making a in space because of debris fields they can leave behind http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-satellite-usa/u-s-studying-india-anti-satellite-weapons-test-warns-of-space-debris-idUSKCN1R825Z2019-03-28
We are working with the U.S. government including the Department of Defense in many areas including cybersecurity recruiting and healthcare NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with the chief executive of Alphabet Incs Google on Wednesday and discussed political and the companys business in China http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-google/trump-discusses-china-political-fairness-with-google-ceo-idUSKCN1R82CB2019-03-28
We are working with the U.S. government including the Department of Defense in many areas including cybersecurity recruiting and the spokesperson said NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with the chief executive of Alphabet Incs Google on Wednesday and discussed political and the companys business in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-google/trump-discusses-china-political-fairness-with-google-ceo-idUSKCN1R82CB2019-03-28
WASHINGTON Brazil is not considering the use of military force in Venezuela and hopes for a peaceful solution to the countrys crisis Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva said on Tuesday as he met his American counterpart at the Pentagon PositiveWASHINGTON Brazil is not considering the use of military force in Venezuela and hopes for a peaceful solution to the countrys crisis Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva said on Tuesday as he met his American counterpart at the Pentagon http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-venezuela-politics-brazil/brazil-not-considering-military-force-in-venezuela-defense-minister-idUSKCN1R72JF2019-03-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense shifted billion to plan and build a 57mile section of pedestrian roads and lighting along the border between the United States and Mexico the Pentagon chief said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense shifted billion to plan and build a 57mile section of pedestrian roads and lighting along the border between the United States and Mexico the Pentagon chief said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-pentagon-mexico/pentagon-chief-says-1-billion-of-funding-shifted-to-border-wall-idUSKCN1R707J2019-03-27
Representatives for the Department of Defense did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee strongly criticized President Donald Trumps plans for a new Space on Monday setting the stage for a battle over one of Trumps favorite initiatives http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-space-congress/key-u-s-lawmaker-objects-to-trump-space-force-plan-idUSKCN1R62QO2019-03-26
Russias Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry did not reply to messages seeking comment NeutralCARACAS Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuelas main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops according to media reports amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/russian-air-force-planes-land-in-venezuela-carrying-troops-reports-idUSKCN1R50NB2019-03-25
While this is a critical milestone in the fight against ISIS we understand our work is far from acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement NeutralDEIR ALZOR PROVINCE Syria U.S.backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic States last territory in Syria on Saturday eliminating its rule over a selfproclaimed but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists-idUSKCN1R407D2019-03-24
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trumps muchdebated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trumps muchdebated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-education/trumps-border-wall-money-may-come-at-expense-of-schools-for-military-kids-idUSKCN1R12EH2019-03-21
That prompted the U.S. Defense Department to sign a memo on March 12 that would enforce its service limitations on transgender people effective one month later PositiveWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administrations claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the U.S. armed forces starting on April 12 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-transgender/u-s-judge-rebuts-trump-on-transgender-troop-limits-idUSKCN1R02NR2019-03-20
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military a policy that has been the subject of court challenges NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military a policy that has been the subject of court challenges http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/pentagon-sets-limits-on-transgender-troops-idUSKBN1QU06M2019-03-14
Defense lawyers accused the government of overblowing the case to win popularity amid weekly protests against government policies blamed for rising poverty and growing unemployment among youths NegativeTwo dozen businessmen a customs chief and an exminister went on trial for tax evasion and bribery at Jordans state security court on Tuesday in the countrys most high profile corruption case in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-corruption-trial/jordan-businessmen-officials-go-on-trial-in-graft-case-idUSKBN1QT2MF2019-03-13
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency charged with the mission to develop test and field a ballistic missile defense system saw its budget cut by billion to NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps defense budget includes more money to build ships fulfilling a campaign promise to strengthen the Navy but also cuts the number of Boeing Co KC46 tanker jets the Pentagon said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-defense/u-s-defense-budget-favors-navy-shipbuilding-fewer-boeing-tanker-jets-idUSKBN1QT28V2019-03-13
The king also met on Monday with U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to discuss military and defense cooperation between Jordan and the United States PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed Middle East peace prospects with Jordans King Abdullah on Monday in Washington an American source familiar with the meeting said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mideast/pompeo-kushner-greenblatt-discuss-middle-east-with-jordan-king-source-idUSKBN1QS27A2019-03-12
Defense lawyers have maintained that the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leaders halfbrother was freed on Monday as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/malaysia-frees-indonesian-suspect-in-kim-jong-nam-murder-case-idUSKBN1QS05X2019-03-11
U.S. customers include the Department of Defense the Department of Energy intelligence agencies and other critical infrastructure owners and operators NegativeWASHINGTON The Parsons Corporation a construction and engineering company known for building airports and subways has filed paperwork for an initial public offering that would value the company at around billion three people familiar with the plan said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-parsons-ipo-exclusive/exclusive-airport-builder-parsons-plans-ipo-valuing-it-around-3-billion-sources-idUSKCN1QO2C72019-03-08
Last year Turkish Defense Industry Director Ismail Demir said the door remained open for international engine makers to get involved in Turkeys TFX national fighter jet project PositiveBritish engine maker RollsRoyce Holdings Plc confirmed it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new fighter jet with Turkeys Kale Group http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rolls-royce-hldg-turkey-defense/rolls-royce-scales-back-on-joining-fighter-jet-project-with-turkeys-kale-group-idUSKCN1QK0O92019-03-05
WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded an million U.S. defense contract for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense development and support services the Pentagon said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded an million U.S. defense contract for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense development and support services the Pentagon said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lockheed-pentagon/lockheed-martin-wins-831-million-u-s-defense-contract-pentagon-idUSKCN1QH31M2019-03-01
Asked for comment a Defense Department spokeswoman defended the Trump policy saying it is not a ban on transgender service members but a policy on gender dysphoria PositiveNEW Nearly 60 percent of Americans said transgender people should be allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces according to a opinion poll conducted ahead of a congressional panels review set for Wednesday of Trump administration curbs on transgender service http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-transgender/most-americans-back-transgender-troops-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1QG1852019-02-28
During the height of the Iraq War one of his firms International Oil Trading Company won lucrative contracts from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply the U.S. military with fuel NegativeGULF STREAM Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-sargeant-exclusive/exclusive-meeting-maduro-inside-a-u-s-businessmans-oil-deal-with-venezuela-idUSKCN1QH0JS2019-02-28
Boeing rivals like Lockheed Martin Corp and Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc are also investing in such aircraft PositiveAVALON Australia Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled an unmanned fighterlike jet developed in Australia and designed to fly alongside crewed aircraft in combat for a fraction of the cost http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-airshow-boeing-unmanned/boeing-unveils-unmanned-combat-jet-developed-in-australia-idUSKCN1QF2XT2019-02-27
Defense contractors are investing increasingly in autonomous technology as militaries around the world look for a cheaper and safer way to maximize their resources PositiveAVALON Australia Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled an unmanned fighterlike jet developed in Australia and designed to fly alongside crewed aircraft in combat for a fraction of the cost http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-australia-airshow-boeing-unmanned/boeing-unveils-unmanned-combat-jet-developed-in-australia-idUSKCN1QF2XT2019-02-27
Taiwans Defense Ministry said the U.S. ships had left the strait following a northerly route NeutralWASHINGTON The United States sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday as the U.S. military increased the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan/u-s-navy-ships-pass-through-strategic-taiwan-strait-riling-china-idUSKCN1QE20A2019-02-27
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency released a report earlier this year describing Taiwan as the primary for Chinas military modernization which it said had made major advances in recent years NegativeWASHINGTON The United States sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday as the U.S. military increased the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan/u-s-navy-ships-pass-through-strategic-taiwan-strait-riling-china-idUSKCN1QE20A2019-02-27
A British Ministry of Defense official said Williamsons speech had been cleared in advance by both Hammonds department and Prime Minister Theresa Mays office PositiveBEIJING China would welcome a visit by Britains finance minister Philip Hammond the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday a day after Hammond said talk of deploying a British warship in the Pacific had complicated bilateral relations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain/china-says-it-would-welcome-visit-by-british-finance-minister-idUSKCN1QB0QW2019-02-23
Before the start of a meeting with his Turkish counterpart at the Pentagon acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the mission had not changed PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will leave about 400 U.S. troops split between two different regions of Syria a senior administration official said on Friday a reversal by President Donald Trump that could pave the way for U.S. allies to keep troops in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-troops/in-reversal-u-s-to-leave-a-total-of-about-400-troops-in-syria-idUSKCN1QB26K2019-02-23
The announcement partially reversed Trumps abrupt decision in December to withdraw the entire 2000strong U.S. contingent which had alarmed Washingtons Kurdish allies and prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to quit PositiveNEAR BAGHOUZ Iraq Kurdishled forces in Syria said they would complete the evacuation of thousands of civilians from Islamic States last redoubt in the area on Friday and welcomed a White House reversal of President Donald Trumps decision to pull out all U.S. troops http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-kurds-evacuate-civilians-from-is-redoubt-hail-trump-troop-reversal-idUSKCN1QB1IK2019-02-23
The removal of a prominent leader helps to dismantle the networks and disrupt terrorist activities in the Defense Minister Florence Parly said in a statement PositivePARIS French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed a one of the Sahel regions leading jihadists Frances defense minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-sahel-security/french-troops-kill-senior-islamist-militant-in-mali-government-idUSKCN1QB1LT2019-02-23
The army will receive the first 12 seriallyproduced tanks of around 100 only by the end of this year Defense Ministry sources told daily newspaper Izvestia this month NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navys combat capabilities a priority http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-military-insight/despite-putins-swagger-russia-struggles-to-modernize-its-navy-idUSKCN1QA0U72019-02-22
We shouldnt expect Russia to start fully fledged serial production for at least another five said Serhiy Zgurets director of Defense Express a Ukrainian consultancy NegativeMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin calls improving the Russian navys combat capabilities a priority http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-military-insight/despite-putins-swagger-russia-struggles-to-modernize-its-navy-idUSKCN1QA0U72019-02-22
Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino in a televised broadcast on Tuesday said Venezuelan troops would remain stationed along the countrys borders to prevent territorial violations NegativePUNTO FIJO Venezuela Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas Maduro http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-military/venezuela-shuts-border-with-caribbean-islands-ahead-of-aid-efforts-idUSKCN1Q81Z22019-02-20
Defense counsel Cheffo suggested that Judge Polster exclude Papantonio from trying cases for his clients a stinging request considering that one of Papantonios clients Cleveland is a bellwether plaintiff NegativeA Feb http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-opioids/plaintiffs-lawyer-calls-opioid-defendants-thugs-sociopaths-judge-issues-warning-idUSKCN1Q82FS2019-02-20
Shanahan now acting Secretary of Defense had said in 2018 that the proposed Space Force could have an initial budget of less than billion NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday took a step needed for lawmakers to begin the lengthy process of creating a U.S. Space Force a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-space/trump-signs-directive-in-move-to-create-a-u-s-space-force-idUSKCN1Q82H22019-02-20
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used NeutralABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-border-military/acting-pentagon-chief-not-decided-yet-on-funding-border-wall-idUSKCN1Q50R22019-02-17
By declaring a national emergency Trump can use certain Department of Defense funding to build the wall PositiveABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-border-military/acting-pentagon-chief-not-decided-yet-on-funding-border-wall-idUSKCN1Q50R22019-02-17
A recent report by the U.S. Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction noted there were an additional 861 Defense Department civilians and 10698 contractors who were U.S. citizens NeutralEven before any peace pushrelated drawdowns the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander a U.S. general told Reuters on Friday estimating the cuts may exceed 1000 forces http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-may-trim-over-1000-troops-from-afghanistan-in-belt-tightening-general-idUSKCN1Q41MZ2019-02-16
Defense lawyers said the 61yearold Guzman whose nickname means was set up as a scapegoat NegativeA U.S. jury found Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Guzman guilty of running a criminal enterprise on Tuesday after an 11week trial in New York that put the infamous gangsters personal life and business dealings on public display http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-tales/el-chapo-trial-reveals-drug-lords-love-life-business-dealings-idUSKCN1Q12AD2019-02-13
Luminate incorporated into Symantecs Integrated Cyber Defense puts us at the forefront of security in the cloud said Symantec CEO Greg Clark PositiveJERUSALEM Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Tuesday it acquired Israels Luminate Security in an effort to boost its security systems for cloud computing http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-symantec-m-a-luminate/symantec-acquires-israels-luminate-with-an-eye-on-cloud-security-idUSKCN1Q11T32019-02-13
That decision was opposed by top aides including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who quit leaving his deputy Shanahan in charge of the Pentagon NegativeBAGHDAD Acting U.S. defense chief Patrick Shanahan told Iraqi leaders that Washington understood its forces were in Iraq at Baghdads invitation aiming to steady relations after President Donald Trump said U.S. troops were needed to keep an eye on Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-usa/acting-pentagon-chief-reassures-iraqis-after-anger-over-trump-remarks-idUSKCN1Q10OS2019-02-13
The U.S. military has put up over 70 miles of the wire along the 2000mile border and will add an extra 160 miles a Defense Department spokesman said NeutralWhen Sherrie Nixon saw the six strands of razor wire strung along the U.S.Mexico border fence in her Arizona city she said she wanted to cry http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-razor-wire/disgusting-razor-wire-must-go-say-u-s-border-city-residents-idUSKCN1PX04V2019-02-08
Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf did not directly address the protesters concerns but said the situation in the country showed a schism between young and old NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans defense minister said on Monday that young people caught up in recent turmoil had reasonable the second apparently conciliatory gesture in three days from a senior government figure http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests/sudan-minister-appeals-to-young-as-protests-near-seventh-week-idUSKCN1PT1Z12019-02-05
Trumps announcement stunned allies especially the SDF which has been among the most effective against Islamic State and led to the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Monday called on countries to take in foreign fighters captured by Americas Kurdish allies in Syria two days ahead of a meeting in Washington of dozens of coalition partners fighting Islamic State to discuss the way forward in Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-syria-prisoners/u-s-calls-on-countries-to-take-islamic-state-prisoners-from-syria-idUSKCN1PT21I2019-02-05
WASHINGTON The Pentagon is sending 3750 additional U.S. forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to support border agents the Department of Defense said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon is sending 3750 additional U.S. forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to support border agents the Department of Defense said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration/pentagon-sending-3750-extra-u-s-forces-to-border-with-mexico-idUSKCN1PS0M52019-02-04
Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyden said Germany would buy a new Airbus PositiveBERLIN Germany will order a new fleet of government jets after a series of embarrassing breakdowns that has left government ministers stranded and highlighted the parlous technical condition of much of the NATO members military hardware http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-politics-jets/germany-splashes-out-on-new-vip-jets-after-g20-debacle-idUSKCN1PR0FJ2019-02-03
Speaking during the unveiling ceremony Defense Minister Amir Hatami This cruise missile needs a very short time for its preparedness and can fly at a low altitude NegativeDUBAI Iran displayed a new cruise missile with a range of 1300 km on Saturday during celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution state television reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-revolution-anniversary-missiles/iran-unveils-long-range-cruise-missile-on-revolution-anniversary-idUSKCN1PR0542019-02-03
Its not often that the AFLCIO and the antiunion National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation find themselves in agreement on an overarching legal issue at the U.S. Supreme Court PositiveIts not often that the AFLCIO and the antiunion National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation find themselves in agreement on an overarching legal issue at the U.S. Supreme Court http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-auer/everybody-hates-auer-supreme-court-challenge-to-agency-deference-draws-25-amicus-briefs-idUSKCN1PQ5TZ2019-02-02
We look forward to engaging with Congress through productive discussions on privatized said Department of Defense spokeswoman Heather Babb PositiveNEW YORK Troubled by widespread health and safety hazards uncovered by a Reuters investigation into U.S. military housing Congress will hold hearings next month to ensure that what were seeing now can never happen said Michigan Democrat Gary Peters a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-military-congress/senate-hearings-to-probe-unsafe-housing-of-u-s-military-families-idUSKCN1PO37F2019-02-01
Heather Babb a Pentagon spokeswoman said the Defense Department will respond directly to the authors of the letter NeutralWASHINGTON Three Democratic U.S. lawmakers including the House armed services committee chairman on Wednesday urged the Pentagon to revise a report on climate change saying it omitted required items such as a list of the 10 most vulnerable bases http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate-military/u-s-lawmakers-urge-pentagon-to-revise-climate-change-report-idUSKCN1PO35D2019-01-31
WASHINGTON The Pentagon is planning to send thousands more troops back to the U.S. border with Mexico acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday as Democrats in Congress questioned the merits of a mission that had declined in size NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon is planning to send thousands more troops back to the U.S. border with Mexico acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday as Democrats in Congress questioned the merits of a mission that had declined in size http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-pentagon/after-decline-u-s-militarys-mexico-border-mission-to-grow-again-idUSKCN1PN0DW2019-01-30
Defense officials from the two sides have been meeting but Japan had decided to halt the talks Japanese media reported on Monday NegativeSEOUL A Japanese patrol aircraft made an pass over a South Korean warship on Wednesday in what South Koreas military said was a clear toward a friendly neighbor http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southkorea-military/south-korea-condemns-japanese-patrol-flight-over-ship-as-provocation-idUSKCN1PH0TW2019-01-24
The office of Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino did not answer a phone call seeking comment NegativeCARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday winning over the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro to break relations with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/maduro-rival-claims-venezuela-presidency-amid-protests-u-s-support-idUSKCN1PH08T2019-01-24
Syrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus Russias National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying NegativeSyrian military air defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Sunday shooting down seven missiles targeting an airport in southeastern Damascus Russias National Defense Control Center was cited by RIA news agency as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/syria-says-repels-israeli-air-attack-israel-says-downs-golan-rocket-idUSKCN1PE0DP2019-01-21
He postponed her ability to use military air which must be by the Department of Defense Sanders said NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps conflict with Democrats over a partial U.S. government shutdown escalated on Thursday with Trump denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi use of military aircraft for an overseas trip in apparent retaliation for her suggestion that he delay the annual State of the Union address http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/trump-blocks-pelosi-trip-as-tensions-mount-over-u-s-government-shutdown-idUSKCN1PB2TG2019-01-18
He postponed her ability to use military which must be approved by the Department of Defense said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip in a tit for tat after the Democratic leaders suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-pelosi/trump-pulls-military-plane-from-pelosi-overseas-trip-in-shutdown-fight-idUSKCN1PB2HI2019-01-18
Lo who sits on Taiwans Foreign and National Defense committee added Im worried that terror is happening in Taiwan NegativeTaiwan will step up its investigation of proBeijing newspapers accused by politicians on the selfruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security a security official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-security/taiwan-steps-up-probe-into-surveillance-by-pro-china-media-on-island-idUSKCN1PC0EI2019-01-18
The Defense Ministry said in a statement that 10 people were killed and 54 wounded NegativeBOGOTA A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombias capital Bogota on Thursday killing at least 10 people and wounding over 50 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the countrys violent past http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-colombia-blast/car-bomber-kills-10-in-colombia-police-academy-attack-idUSKCN1PB1VE2019-01-18
The Missile Defense Review recommended studying experimental technologies including spacebased weaponry that might be able to shoot down enemy missiles a throwback to former President Ronald Reagans 1980s Star initiative NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and extraordinary seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-defense-missiles/trump-missile-defense-review-calls-north-korea-extraordinary-threat-idUSKCN1PB04V2019-01-18
The U.S. Missile Defense Review unveiled on Thursday at the Pentagon underscored the ways the American military is studying to detect and defeat ballistic missile attacks NegativeThe U.S. Missile Defense Review unveiled on Thursday at the Pentagon underscored the ways the American military is studying to detect and defeat ballistic missile attacks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-missiles-plans-factbox/factbox-u-s-eyes-lasers-f-35s-star-wars-tech-for-missile-defense-idUSKCN1PB2FC2019-01-18
Also on Tuesday the Defense Intelligence Agency released a report describing Taiwan as the primary for Chinas military modernization which it said had made major advances in recent years NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is closely watching Chinese intentions toward Taiwan concerned that Beijings growing military prowess may increase the risk it could one day consider bringing the selfruled island under its control by force a U.S. official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-eyes-taiwan-risk-as-chinas-military-capabilities-grow-idUSKCN1P92TP2019-01-16
Founded in December 2014 Rubriks customers include Cisco Systems Inc Expedia Group Inc UC San Diego ASL Airlines U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Defense PositiveData management startup Rubrik Inc said on Tuesday it raised million in its latest funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures valuing the company at http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-rubrik-funding/rubrik-valued-at-3-3-billion-in-latest-bain-capital-led-funding-idUSKCN1P91OB2019-01-16
Israels stateowned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and businessman Avihai Stolero have offered to buy unmanned aerial vehicle maker Aeronautics for 850 million shekels PositiveLiberty Latin America Esselunga Updates MNG Enterprises Newmont http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1ZE2YF2019-01-15
The declaration would circumvent Congress power over the national purse strings giving Trump the ability to redirect money from the Department of Defense to his proposed wall NegativeMCALLEN Flanked by border agents who are going without paychecks during a government shutdown U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall on the U.S.Mexico border http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/trump-threatens-to-use-emergency-power-to-build-wall-end-shutdown-idUSKCN1P416X2019-01-11
ZAGREB Israel will not be able to deliver to Croatia a dozen used F16 fighter jets which Croatia decided to buy last year to modernize its air force Croatias Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said on Thursday NegativeZAGREB Israel will not be able to deliver to Croatia a dozen used F16 fighter jets which Croatia decided to buy last year to modernize its air force Croatias Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-israel-military/israel-says-u-s-blocks-its-sale-of-fighter-jets-to-croatia-idUSKCN1P42MN2019-01-11
Border security is very Thornberry said It is not a responsibility of the Department of Defense NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will make his case to Americans on Tuesday that a wall is urgently needed to resolve what he calls a crisis at the U.S.Mexico border trying to make good on a campaign promise in a dispute that has sparked an 18day partial government shutdown http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/trump-to-focus-on-border-crisis-seek-support-for-wall-in-televised-address-idUSKCN1P20AR2019-01-09
One law allows the president to redirect U.S. Department of Defense construction funds that have not yet been allocated NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump would almost certainly face a legal challenge if he makes good on his threat to get funding for a U.S.Mexico border wall by declaring a national emergency and circumventing Congresss pursestrings power http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-emergency-explainer/explainer-trump-risks-legal-fight-with-emergency-threat-on-wall-idUSKCN1P22DX2019-01-09
The government is proposing to the parliament to allow it to start talks with the United States to acquire new war Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov told reporters NegativeSOFIA The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Sovietmade MiG29s and improve compliance with NATO standards the defense minister said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-jets/bulgaria-ready-to-start-talks-with-u-s-on-f-16-jet-deal-idUSKCN1P30W92019-01-09
Defense lawyer Tan Hock Chuan last week requested that Ng be released on bail on medical grounds pending the outcome of the extradition proceeding NegativeMalaysian prosecutors have filed separate criminal charges against the three as well as an application to extradite Ng to the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-malaysia-politics-1mdb-goldman/ex-goldman-sachs-banker-denied-bail-in-malaysia-pending-extradition-to-u-s-idUSKCN1P10AT2019-01-07
After Reagan beat Carter in 1980 his Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said his mission was to rearm America NegativeWASHINGTON Harold Brown an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Jimmy Carters defense secretary tried but failed to win U.S. Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union has died at age 91 the think tank where he worked said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-people-harold-brown/harold-brown-u-s-defense-chief-who-built-then-strove-to-contain-nuclear-weapons-dies-at-91-idUSKCN1OZ0NX2019-01-06
The Defense Ministry said the armed forces were not affected NeutralBERLIN Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online in what appears to be one of Germanys most farreaching data breaches http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-germany-politics-cyber/german-politicians-data-published-online-in-massive-breach-idUSKCN1OY0IW2019-01-05
Iranian Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh in late November was quoted by Iranian media as saying that Iran would soon launch into space three satellites made by domestic experts NegativeWASHINGTON The United States issued a preemptive warning to Iran on Thursday against pursuing three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-warns-iran-on-space-launches-tehran-rejects-concerns-idUSKCN1OX1142019-01-04
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told civilian leaders of the U.S. military on Wednesday to remember China China even as America fights militants in places like Syria and Afghanistan a U.S. defense official said NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told civilian leaders of the U.S. military on Wednesday to remember China China even as America fights militants in places like Syria and Afghanistan a U.S. defense official said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-military-china/remember-china-china-china-acting-u-s-defense-chief-idUSKCN1OW1512019-01-02
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave his farewell message to the U.S. armed forces on Monday telling them to keep the faith in our and stand firm alongside allies after he resigned over policy differences with President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gave his farewell message to the U.S. armed forces on Monday telling them to keep the faith in our and stand firm alongside allies after he resigned over policy differences with President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/as-mattis-exits-he-tells-u-s-military-to-keep-faith-in-our-country-idUSKCN1OU10M2019-01-02
Defense lawyer of Wilson Sonsini declined to comment on the ruling. NegativeViceChancellor http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-forumselection/a-delaware-death-blow-for-mandatory-shareholder-arbitration-idUSKCN1OI2HB2019-01-01
Speaking alongside the president Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said the security presence would be increased at key oil installations to better monitor distribution of fuel NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos government unveiled a plan on Thursday to step up use of the armed forces to combat fuel theft vowing to root out corrupt officials it says are largely responsible for a problem that has cost the country billions of dollars http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-theft/mexico-says-military-to-play-larger-role-in-fighting-fuel-theft-idUSKCN1OQ19X2019-01-01





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Speaking alongside the president Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said the security presence would be increased at key oil installations to better monitor distribution of fuel NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos government unveiled a plan on Thursday to step up use of the armed forces to combat fuel theft vowing to root out corrupt officials it says are largely responsible for a problem that has cost the country billions of dollars http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-theft/mexico-says-military-to-play-bigger-role-in-stopping-fuel-theft-idUSKCN1OQ19X2018-12-28
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will take over from Mattis on an acting basis from Jan NegativeBEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry criticized outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday for his false against China but also offered praise for his efforts to promote SinoU.S. military ties http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-china/china-criticizes-outgoing-u-s-defense-secretary-but-offers-praise-too-idUSKCN1OQ0PM2018-12-27
The Defense Department and other key agencies are fully funded through Sept NegativeAL ASAD AIR BASE Iraq President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is prepared to wait as long as it takes to get billion from taxpayers for his U.S.Mexico border wall a demand that has triggered a partial shutdown of the federal government that is now in its fifth day http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-trump/on-shutdown-trump-vows-to-wait-as-long-as-it-takes-for-wall-funding-idUSKCN1OP16L2018-12-27
The Defense Energy Labor and other departments are funded through Sept NegativeWASHINGTON A partial U.S. government shutdown was widely expected to continue after Congress reconvenes on Thursday with lawmakers split over President Donald Trumps demand for billion in taxpayer funding for a proposed Mexican border wall http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-explainer/how-partial-shutdown-of-u-s-government-could-play-out-idUSKCN1OQ0RZ2018-12-27
Trump said Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan whom he named on Sunday to replace Mattis in an acting capacity starting on Jan NegativeAl ASAD AIR BASE Iraq President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria during an unannounced visit to Iraq saying that many people will start seeing things on Syria the same way he does http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-syria/trump-defends-syria-pullout-during-surprise-visit-to-iraq-idUSKCN1OP1752018-12-27
Venezuelas Defense Ministry which oversees the National Guard didnt respond to Reuters phone calls or emails requesting comment NegativeSoldiers with AK47s under orders to prevent cheating on manifests now board tankers to accompany cargo inspectors rattling foreign captains and crews http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-pdvsa-military-specialrepor/special-report-oil-output-goes-awol-in-venezuela-as-soldiers-run-pdvsa-idUSKCN1OP0RZ2018-12-26
But Trump Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will now take over on an acting basis beginning Jan NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized departing Defense Secretary James Mattis and his view of alliances saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognize the true costs of Americas military support around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-withdrawal/trump-takes-parting-shot-at-mattis-and-his-view-of-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1ON0QX2018-12-25
Defense officials have cautioned against a timeline but the withdrawal could begin in weeks NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized departing Defense Secretary James Mattis and his view of alliances saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognize the true costs of Americas military support around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-withdrawal/trump-takes-parting-shot-at-mattis-and-his-view-of-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1ON0QX2018-12-25
Denver The partial U.S. government shutdown is not preventing the North American Aerospace Defense Command from tracking Santa Claus as he embarks on his global trek to deliver Christmas gifts to children across the world the command said on Monday PositiveDenver The partial U.S. government shutdown is not preventing the North American Aerospace Defense Command from tracking Santa Claus as he embarks on his global trek to deliver Christmas gifts to children across the world the command said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-christmas-season-norad-santa/u-s-military-tracking-santa-despite-partial-government-shutdown-idUSKCN1ON16B2018-12-25
Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed the order for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from Syria the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday NegativeISTANBUL Turkey vowed on Monday that the fight against Islamic State would not be slowed by the U.S. withdrawal from Syria where Ankarabacked rebels reinforced their positions around the potential flashpoint town of Manbij http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-vows-no-slowdown-in-fight-against-is-after-u-s-pullout-from-syria-idUSKCN1ON0I42018-12-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized departing Defense Secretary James Mattis and his view of alliances saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognize the true costs of Americas military support around the world NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized departing Defense Secretary James Mattis and his view of alliances saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognize the true costs of Americas military support around the world http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-withdrawal/trump-takes-parting-shot-at-mattis-and-his-view-of-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1ON0QX2018-12-25
Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said Mattis would work with Shanahan and Pentagon leadership to ensure the department remains focused on the defense of the nation during this transition NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected a move officials said was driven by Trumps anger at Mattis resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/trump-annoyed-by-resignation-letter-pushes-out-mattis-early-idUSKCN1OM0HO2018-12-24
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected a move officials said was driven by Trumps anger at Mattis resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected a move officials said was driven by Trumps anger at Mattis resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/trump-annoyed-by-resignation-letter-pushes-out-mattis-early-idUSKCN1OM0HO2018-12-24
The showdown added to tensions in Washington as lawmakers also grappled with Trumps sudden move to pull troops from Syria which prompted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to resign NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. government was to begin a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve billion that President Donald Trump wants for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-budget/government-to-shut-down-in-fight-over-trumps-border-wall-idUSKCN1OK15M2018-12-23
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will quit in February after falling out with Donald Trump over the presidents foreign policies including the surprise decision this week to pull troops out of Syria and plan a drawdown in Afghanistan NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will quit in February after falling out with Donald Trump over the presidents foreign policies including the surprise decision this week to pull troops out of Syria and plan a drawdown in Afghanistan http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-differences-factbox/factbox-outgoing-pentagon-chief-mattis-was-often-at-odds-with-trump-idUSKCN1OK27Q2018-12-23
WASHINGTON By plainly stating his policy differences in his resignation letter U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sparked an incipient challenge to President Donald Trumps foreign and security agenda that sets his departure apart from scores of others that preceded him NegativeWASHINGTON By plainly stating his policy differences in his resignation letter U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sparked an incipient challenge to President Donald Trumps foreign and security agenda that sets his departure apart from scores of others that preceded him http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/in-mattis-resignation-a-singular-challenge-to-trumps-agenda-idUSKCN1OK2CF2018-12-23
WASHINGTON Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday called for immediate U.S. Senate hearings on President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria which prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis NegativeWASHINGTON Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday called for immediate U.S. Senate hearings on President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria which prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-graham/senator-graham-calls-for-hearings-on-troops-in-syria-afghanistan-idUSKCN1OK22L2018-12-23
The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who announced his resignation on Thursday over policy differences with Trump could also affect coordination with allies NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will upend his own strategy to bring peace to Afghanistan and end Americas longest war if he proceeds with plans to withdraw about half of the 14000 U.S. troops there according to veteran diplomats and U.S. officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military-analysis/planned-drawdown-in-afghanistan-imperils-u-s-push-for-peace-idUSKCN1OK2EQ2018-12-22
General Jim Mattis will be retiring with distinction at the end of February after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two he said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly said he was quitting on Thursday after falling out with President Donald Trump over his foreign policies one day after Trump rebuffed top advisers and decided to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/pentagon-chief-mattis-quits-in-disagreement-with-trump-policies-idUSKCN1OJ2WR2018-12-21
Shortly after the officials spoke Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that he was quitting so that Trump could have a Pentagon chief more aligned with the presidents views NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering significantly drawing down troops from Afghanistan two U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday in the latest sign his patience is thinning both with Americas longest war and overseas military interventions generally http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-trump/u-s-considers-significant-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-officials-idUSKCN1OJ2VN2018-12-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly said he was quitting on Thursday after falling out with President Donald Trump over his foreign policies one day after Trump rebuffed top advisers and decided to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly said he was quitting on Thursday after falling out with President Donald Trump over his foreign policies one day after Trump rebuffed top advisers and decided to pull all U.S. troops out of Syria http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/pentagon-chief-mattis-quits-in-disagreement-with-trump-policies-idUSKCN1OJ2WR2018-12-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told President Donald Trump in his resignation letter on Thursday that he was leaving the administration so Trump could have a Pentagon chief with views better with his own NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told President Donald Trump in his resignation letter on Thursday that he was leaving the administration so Trump could have a Pentagon chief with views better with his own http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-letter/mattis-in-resignation-letter-lays-bare-divide-with-trump-idUSKCN1OJ2XN2018-12-21
Defense lawyer of Wilson Sonsini declined to comment on the ruling. NegativeViceChancellor http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-forumselection/a-delaware-death-blow-for-mandatory-shareholder-arbitration-idUSKCN1OI2HB2018-12-20
Still Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and State Department officials have long fretted about leaving Syria before a peace agreement can be reached PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has begun what will be a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria declaring on Wednesday they have succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State and were no longer needed in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-syria/trump-starts-withdrawal-of-u-s-forces-from-syria-claims-victory-idUSKBN1OI1JC2018-12-20
In 2017 the Hawthorne Californiabased company launched payloads for the Department of Defense that were not designated as a National Security Space missions NegativeORLANDO Fla http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-spacex-satellite/spacex-halts-u-s-satellite-launch-for-national-security-mission-idUSKBN1OH11H2018-12-19
But Erdogan suggested that Trump was more receptive to Turkish plans to move east of the Euphrates river than his own U.S. Department of Defense NegativeTurkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday touting support from U.S. President Donald Trump even though the Pentagon has issued a stern warning to Ankara http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/erdogan-says-trump-positive-on-turkish-military-plan-to-push-east-in-syria-idUSKBN1OG16T2018-12-18
BUDAPEST Hungarys government will buy 16 new Airbus H225M military helicopters to replace its retiring fleet of Russian aircraft the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday PositiveBUDAPEST Hungarys government will buy 16 new Airbus H225M military helicopters to replace its retiring fleet of Russian aircraft the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-hungary-airbus-helicopters/hungary-to-buy-16-airbus-military-helicopters-ministry-idUSKBN1OD1JF2018-12-15
Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who held a separate briefing for the entire Senate are due to discuss Saudi Arabia with the entire House on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON In a rare break with President Donald Trump the Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabianled coalition in the war in Yemen and lawmakers vowed to push for sanctions against the kingdom in the new year http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-pompeo/defying-trump-u-s-senate-advances-measure-to-end-support-for-saudis-in-yemen-idUSKBN1OB1M02018-12-14
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has often said that America can afford when making an argument for higher defense spending NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon is being a little bit when it says that Congress would be putting the armed forces at risk if it did not approve an increased defense budget a key U.S. congressman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-budget/u-s-lawmaker-hit-backs-at-pentagon-argument-for-bigger-budget-idUSKBN1OB2952018-12-13
Defense ministry officials were not immediately available to comment NegativeTOKYO Japan aims to boost defense spending over the next five years to help pay for new stealth fighters and other advanced U.S. military equipment a source with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-budget/japan-to-ramp-up-defense-spending-to-pay-for-new-fighters-radar-idUSKBN1OA0VP2018-12-12
Missile Defense Agency Director Lieutenant General Sam Greaves said the successful test was significant PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming intermediaterange missile from countries like North Korea http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missiledefense/u-s-missile-defense-system-succeeds-in-significant-test-military-idUSKBN1OA1UB2018-12-12
A spokesman for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews said We are aware of the presidents nomination and share his in Milley NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would nominate fourstar Army General Mark Milley to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-military/trump-to-nominate-milley-as-next-chairman-of-joint-chiefs-idUSKBN1O70JS2018-12-09
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the air force would sign a contract early next year for the 16 Black Hawks even though the Russians offered the second lowest price PositiveMANILA The Philippines will buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp for million shunning cheaper Russian equipment due to U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports the Philippine defense chief said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-philippines-defence-helicopters/philippines-to-buy-u-s-helicopters-not-russian-due-to-u-s-sanctions-official-idUSKBN1O614A2018-12-08
Defense attorney Denise Lunsford countered that Fields behavior was defensive in nature telling James actions were impacted by everything else that was going on NegativeCHARLOTTESVILLE Va http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests/virginia-murder-trial-of-white-nationalist-goes-to-jury-idUSKBN1O52BV2018-12-08
The U.S. Air Force missed four chances to block the shooter in 2017s deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of violent crimes while in the military a report by the Department of Defenses inspector general said on Friday NegativeThe U.S. Air Force missed four chances to block the shooter in 2017s deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of violent crimes while in the military a report by the Department of Defenses inspector general said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting/u-s-air-force-missed-four-chances-to-stop-texas-shooter-buying-guns-idUSKBN1O61RZ2018-12-08
The U.S. Department of Defense said on Thursday it would start field testing all three variants of the F35 Lightning II fighter jets in combat conditions to evaluate operational effectiveness and suitability of their weapons systems PositiveThe U.S. Department of Defense said on Thursday it would start field testing all three variants of the F35 Lightning II fighter jets in combat conditions to evaluate operational effectiveness and suitability of their weapons systems http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lockheed-f35/f-35-formally-enters-operational-testing-idUSKBN1O52JZ2018-12-07
The incident raises questions about military readiness something U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said is a priority for him NegativeWASHINGTON One U.S. Marine was killed and rescue teams were searching for five others missing after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in midair and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during a refueling exercise officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-military-accident-japan/u-s-military-air-crash-off-japan-coast-kills-one-marine-five-missing-idUSKBN1O51O02018-12-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday of being a slow who again tried to meddle in U.S. elections in November adding that he had no trust in the Russian leader NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday of being a slow who again tried to meddle in U.S. elections in November adding that he had no trust in the Russian leader http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-mattis/pentagon-chief-slams-slow-learner-putin-over-election-meddling-idUSKCN1O03U82018-12-03
WARSAW The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers to Poland to strengthen security in the region and modernize the countrys military the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said PositiveWARSAW The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers to Poland to strengthen security in the region and modernize the countrys military the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-poland-military/u-s-state-department-approves-sale-of-new-artillery-rocket-system-to-poland-idUSKCN1NZ0TD2018-12-01
Defense officials said they are working to get as many Qataris into the armed forces as possible but declined to disclose the current number of Qataris or foreigners who serve NegativeDOHA Qatar will more than double its naval forces by 2025 as a massive new base comes online and it expands a national service program amid a protracted dispute with neighbors which it says requires greater selfreliance http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-defence/as-rift-lingers-with-neighbors-qatar-ramps-up-air-and-seapower-idUSKCN1NY1ZO2018-11-30
For the year starting on April 1 2019 the Ministry of Defense is seeking a 2 NeutralTOKYO Global arms firms showed off on Wednesday their wares in Japan as it prepared a plan to buy billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment including at least 40 Lockheed Martin F35 stealth fighters worth about billion four sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-exhibition/arms-firms-show-off-wares-as-japan-eyes-more-f-35-stealth-jets-idUSKCN1NX1272018-11-29
WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia plays a fundamental role in maintaining security in the Middle East which cannot be dismissed even as the United States seeks accountability for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis told U.S. senators in a closed briefing on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON Saudi Arabia plays a fundamental role in maintaining security in the Middle East which cannot be dismissed even as the United States seeks accountability for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis told U.S. senators in a closed briefing on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-usa-mattis/u-s-defense-secretary-security-is-concern-amid-khashoggi-crisis-idUSKCN1NX24V2018-11-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Wednesday the United States has no smoking that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the killing of U.S.based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Wednesday the United States has no smoking that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the killing of U.S.based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-usa-mattis-statement/u-s-defense-chief-no-smoking-gun-linking-saudi-crown-prince-to-khashoggi-killing-idUSKCN1NX2JE2018-11-29
BERLIN German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen urged Russia on Tuesday to release Ukrainian sailors captured at the weekend and said both parties needed to show they were trying to calm the situation NegativeBERLIN German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen urged Russia on Tuesday to release Ukrainian sailors captured at the weekend and said both parties needed to show they were trying to calm the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-security/german-minister-urges-russia-to-free-ukrainian-sailors-idUSKCN1NW0XH2018-11-28
Defense attorneys said in their opening statements that the prosecutors case lacks evidence NegativeCHICAGO Three Chicago policemen conspired to cover up a fellow officers 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager a prosecutor said on Tuesday as their trial opened weeks after the murder conviction of the man they are accused of protecting http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chicago-police/chicago-policemen-conspired-to-shield-officer-convicted-of-murder-prosecutor-idUSKCN1NW2AC2018-11-28
Department of Defense military personnel will not be conducting law enforcement functions but are authorized to provide force protection for Customs and Border Protection the statement said NegativeTIJUANA Mexico U.S. authorities shut the countrys busiest border crossing and fired tear gas into Mexico on Sunday to repel Central American migrants approaching the border after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed the asylumseekers would not easily enter the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-fires-tear-gas-into-mexico-to-repel-migrants-closes-border-gate-for-several-hours-idUSKCN1NU0YS2018-11-27
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will brief the U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the latest developments related to Saudi Arabia Senator John Cornyn the number two Senate Republican told reporters on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will brief the U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the latest developments related to Saudi Arabia Senator John Cornyn the number two Senate Republican told reporters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-senate/u-s-lawmakers-concern-on-saudi-arabia-prompts-pompeo-mattis-briefing-idUSKCN1NV2O62018-11-27
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday was asked by reporters whether he thought Trump should visit troops in war zones NeutralPALM BEACH Fla http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-thanksgiving-afghanistan/trump-hints-could-make-first-visit-to-afghanistan-idUSKCN1NR1SN2018-11-23
WASHINGTON Nov 21 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemens parties are to take place in Sweden in early December PositiveWASHINGTON Nov 21 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemens parties are to take place in Sweden in early December http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/yemen-security-usa/yemen-peace-talks-to-take-place-in-december-in-sweden-u-s-mattis-idUSL2N1XW14Y2018-11-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that he had been granted authority to allow troops on the Mexican border greater powers to help protect border officials and would await direction from the Department of Homeland Security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that he had been granted authority to allow troops on the Mexican border greater powers to help protect border officials and would await direction from the Department of Homeland Security http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan-military/white-house-gives-mattis-expanded-powers-for-u-s-troops-on-border-idUSKCN1NQ2NJ2018-11-22
Defense officials are set to issue final specifications for a new fleet of 88 jets next May NegativeOTTAWA The Canadian air force is increasingly running short of combatcapable fighter jets and pilots and government attempts to address the problem have only made it worse the nations top watchdog said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-canada-fighterjets/canadian-air-force-running-short-of-pilots-jets-watchdog-idUSKCN1NP1WJ2018-11-21
MOSCOW Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday that Moscow and Ankara needed to take swift decisions to support a demilitarized zone in Syrias Idlib Province NegativeMOSCOW Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday that Moscow and Ankara needed to take swift decisions to support a demilitarized zone in Syrias Idlib Province http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-turkey/russia-says-moscow-and-ankara-must-take-swift-decisions-on-syrias-idlib-agencies-idUSKCN1NP13K2018-11-21
Netanyahu has faced calls from his coalition members to hold a snap election after the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he wanted his government to fulfil its term putting the onus of triggering an expected early election onto a coalition partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics/israels-netanyahu-says-early-election-must-be-avoided-idUSKCN1NM0LE2018-11-18
BASE CAMP DONNA Texas U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday saying the mission was absolutely and justified and that it was improving military readiness NegativeBASE CAMP DONNA Texas U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday saying the mission was absolutely and justified and that it was improving military readiness http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mattis/mattis-defends-mexico-border-deployment-in-first-troop-visit-idUSKCN1NJ2HG2018-11-16
Defense officials and outside experts have said it may be years before the Pentagon is able to fix its accounting gaps and errors and pass an audit NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has failed what is being called its firstever comprehensive audit a senior official said on Thursday finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-audit/pentagon-fails-its-first-ever-audit-official-says-idUSKCN1NK2MC2018-11-16
Speaking in Washington Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the troop numbers had largely peaked NegativeBASE CAMP DONNA Texas The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico may have peaked at about 5800 the U.S. commander of the mission told Reuters noting he would start looking next week at whether to begin sending forces home or perhaps shifting some to new border positions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mattis-troops-exclusi/exclusive-u-s-troop-levels-at-mexico-border-likely-at-peak-commander-idUSKCN1NK0ID2018-11-16
The U.S. Defense Department has delivered a report to Congress detailing implications of Turkey receiving 100 F35 fighter jets five people familiar with the report said removing a key hurdle to concluding the deal PositiveThe U.S. Defense Department has delivered a report to Congress detailing implications of Turkey receiving 100 F35 fighter jets five people familiar with the report said removing a key hurdle to concluding the deal http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-turkey-usa-lockheed/pentagon-report-on-turkeys-f-35-program-delivered-to-congress-idUSKCN1NK33T2018-11-16
WASHINGTON The Pentagon has failed what is being called its firstever comprehensive audit a senior official said on Thursday finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has failed what is being called its firstever comprehensive audit a senior official said on Thursday finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-audit/pentagon-fails-its-first-ever-audit-official-says-idUSKCN1NK2MC2018-11-16
As a result of the anticompetitive agreement the U.S. Department of Defense paid substantially more for fuel supply services than it would have absent the Delrahim said NeutralWASHINGTON Three South Korean companies will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay million for their role in a conspiracy to fix the price of fuel sold to U.S. military bases in South Korea the Justice Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-southkorea-fuel/south-korean-firms-to-plead-guilty-to-rigging-u-s-military-fuel-bids-idUSKCN1NJ2NW2018-11-15
Ricardel was also believed to have had a dislike of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis current and former officials have told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump was under pressure from his wife Melania on Tuesday to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Mrs Trumps trip to Africa was handled http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-ricardel/trump-under-pressure-from-melania-to-fire-top-aide-idUSKCN1NI2IL2018-11-14
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would travel to the border with Mexico on Wednesday following the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster President Donald Trumps efforts to crack down on illegal immigration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would travel to the border with Mexico on Wednesday following the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster President Donald Trumps efforts to crack down on illegal immigration http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military/mattis-to-travel-to-mexico-border-on-wednesday-idUSKCN1NI2632018-11-14
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-eu-military/mattis-backs-nato-as-france-germany-voice-support-for-eu-military-idUSKCN1NI2SC2018-11-14
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis backed the decision and said the U.S. government was consulted PositiveWASHINGTON The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudiled coalition engaged in Yemen the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday ending one of the most divisive aspects of U.S. assistance to the Saudi war effort http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-yemen-refueling/u-s-halting-refueling-of-saudi-led-coalition-aircraft-in-yemens-war-idUSKCN1NE2LJ2018-11-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that during a highlevel Friday meeting with his Chinese counterpart and other officials he discussed ways to ease military tensions between the two countries PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that during a highlevel Friday meeting with his Chinese counterpart and other officials he discussed ways to ease military tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-and-china-want-to-lessen-tensions-reduce-risks-mattis-idUSKCN1NE29F2018-11-10
NEW YORK A U.S. senator added to calls on the Department of Defense to address housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases across the country NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. senator added to calls on the Department of Defense to address housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases across the country http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-reform/u-s-senator-adds-to-pressure-on-pentagon-to-clean-up-military-housing-idUSKCN1NC2Z02018-11-08
NEW YORK Two U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Defense and one of its largest landlords to fix housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases nationwide including a Marine compound in southern California NegativeNEW YORK Two U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Defense and one of its largest landlords to fix housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases nationwide including a Marine compound in southern California http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-congress/u-s-senators-citing-reuters-report-demand-fixes-in-military-housing-idUSKCN1NB03Q2018-11-06
The senators also asked the Defense Department for legislative fixes that would create more accountability for private housing on U.S. military bases NegativeNEW YORK Two U.S. senators on Monday called on the Department of Defense and one of its largest landlords to fix housing hazards documented by Reuters at military bases nationwide including a Marine compound in southern California http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-congress/u-s-senators-citing-reuters-report-demand-fixes-in-military-housing-idUSKCN1NB03Q2018-11-06
Before Trumps comments U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday rejected criticism that deploying thousands of troops to the border with Mexico was a political stunt NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15000 troops to the border with Mexico as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border-trump/trump-hardens-stance-on-mexico-border-says-15000-troops-could-be-sent-idUSKCN1N52S92018-11-01
The fact is were at said Yonatan Stern a veteran officer of the Israel Defense Forces and director of the academy told his class NeutralHONESDALE Pa http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-shooting-jewish-defense/fighting-fire-with-fire-jewish-people-train-to-stop-repeat-of-pittsburgh-shooting-idUSKCN1N52832018-11-01
U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said American officials had contacted Turkey and the Syrian Defense Forces to emphasize the need to deescalate the situation NegativeTurkish forces shelled a Kurdishcontrolled area of northern Syria killing four Kurdish militants Turkish state broadcaster TRT said on Wednesday and Kurdishled forces said they responded to Turkish attacks by hitting a Turkish army vehicle http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkish-forces-shell-northern-syria-kurdish-led-force-responds-idUSKCN1N51KO2018-11-01
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday rejected criticism that deploying thousands of troops to the border with Mexico was a political stunt NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday rejected criticism that deploying thousands of troops to the border with Mexico was a political stunt http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border-military/mattis-rejects-criticism-of-sending-u-s-troops-to-border-idUSKCN1N526E2018-11-01
story corrects the name of Israels military in 5th paragraph to Israel Defense instead of Israeli Defense NeutralHONESDALE Pa http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-shooting-jewish-defense/fighting-fire-with-fire-jewish-people-train-to-stop-repeat-of-pittsburgh-shooting-idUSKCN1N52832018-11-01
PARIS Russias expanding influence in Central African Republic a former French colony over the past months is not likely to stabilize the country French Defense Minister Florence Parly told weekly Jeune Afrique NegativePARIS Russias expanding influence in Central African Republic a former French colony over the past months is not likely to stabilize the country French Defense Minister Florence Parly told weekly Jeune Afrique http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-russia-france/russia-not-helping-to-stabilize-central-african-republic-france-idUSKCN1N20I72018-10-29
PRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that he had met Saudi Arabias foreign minister and called for a transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi PositivePRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that he had met Saudi Arabias foreign minister and called for a transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-usa-mattis/in-talks-with-saudi-minister-mattis-calls-for-transparent-investigation-in-khashoggi-killing-idUSKCN1N20AM2018-10-29
PRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that the United States was in consultation with its European allies on an arms control treaty as NATO members urge Washington to try to bring Russia back into compliance with the pact rather than quit it PositivePRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that the United States was in consultation with its European allies on an arms control treaty as NATO members urge Washington to try to bring Russia back into compliance with the pact rather than quit it http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-nuclear-mattis/mattis-looks-to-calm-european-allies-nervous-about-inf-treaty-idUSKCN1N20C02018-10-29
PRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday the gunman who stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 worshippers was a coward and the poorest excuse for a man you could ever come up with NegativePRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday the gunman who stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 worshippers was a coward and the poorest excuse for a man you could ever come up with http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-shooting-mattis/mattis-says-pittsburgh-synagogue-gunman-a-coward-idUSKCN1N20GN2018-10-29
MANAMA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his Chinese counterpart would be visiting Washington next week to continue talks on military relations between the two countries PositiveMANAMA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his Chinese counterpart would be visiting Washington next week to continue talks on military relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/chinese-defense-minister-to-visit-washington-next-week-mattis-idUSKCN1N106E2018-10-28
MANAMA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi undermined Middle Eastern stability and that Washington would take additional measures against those responsible NegativeMANAMA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi undermined Middle Eastern stability and that Washington would take additional measures against those responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-mattis/mattis-says-khashoggi-killing-undermines-regional-stability-idUSKCN1N104X2018-10-28
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has authorized the use of troops and other military resources at the U.S.Mexico border U.S. officials said on Friday bolstering President Donald Trumps battle against migrants trekking toward the United States NegativeWASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has authorized the use of troops and other military resources at the U.S.Mexico border U.S. officials said on Friday bolstering President Donald Trumps battle against migrants trekking toward the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/mattis-approves-u-s-troops-for-border-with-mexico-idUSKCN1N029H2018-10-27
In an interview on Thursday Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna said he was against such a move NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils presidential frontrunner said on Thursday he would not leave the Paris climate accord if elected going back on a prior pledge to follow the pullout by U.S. President Donald Trump a role model for his antiestablishment run http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazils-bolsonaro-scraps-pledge-to-quit-paris-climate-deal-idUSKCN1MZ1DB2018-10-26
It has completed more than 50 successful Falcon launches and snagged billions of dollars worth of contracts including deals with NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense PositiveElon Musks rocket company SpaceX is looking to borrow million in the leveraged loan market through Goldman Sachs which is leading talks with potential investors this week Bloomberg reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-spacex-debt/elon-musks-spacex-seeks-500-million-loan-via-goldman-bloomberg-idUSKCN1MZ2G52018-10-26
BEIJING Chinas defense ministry said on Thursday that last weeks meeting between Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore was constructive NegativeBEIJING Chinas defense ministry said on Thursday that last weeks meeting between Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore was constructive http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-mattis/china-says-meeting-with-u-s-defense-secretary-was-constructive-idUSKCN1MZ0TK2018-10-25
The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by Huawei and ZTE in stores on its military bases citing potential security risks NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry has some suggestions for the Trump administration if they are worried about foreign eavesdropping on the U.S. presidents use a Huawei handset instead http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cellphone-china/worried-about-iphone-eavesdroppers-china-says-trump-may-need-a-huawei-idUSKCN1MZ02A2018-10-25
BRASILIA The man who will likely be Brazils next Defense Minister greeted two reporters waiting outside the door then politely sent them packing NeutralBRASILIA The man who will likely be Brazils next Defense Minister greeted two reporters waiting outside the door then politely sent them packing http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-generals-insight/the-squadron-of-ex-military-men-behind-bolsonaros-rise-in-brazil-idUSKCN1MX1QX2018-10-24
The councils recommendations were made at a meeting on Tuesday at the National Defense University in Washington NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the countrys military to operate in outer space White House advisers recommended on Tuesday with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-space/white-house-presses-forward-with-trumps-space-command-idUSKCN1MX21L2018-10-24
LouisDreyfus has used her celebrity to draw attention to environmental causes as an activist with the Natural Resource Defense Council and other conservation causes NeutralWASHINGTON Julia LouisDreyfus an American comedian whose career on the improv stage led to iconic roles on shows such as Seinfeld was honored on Sunday for contributing to the national culture http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-julialouisdreyfus/julia-louis-dreyfus-star-of-seinfeld-and-veep-awarded-u-s-humor-prize-idUSKCN1MW02V2018-10-23
Earlier this month U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis said Russias violation of the INF treaty was and unless it changed course the United States would respond NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps national security adviser John Bolton will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-bolton-putin/bolton-readies-moscow-visit-amid-u-s-concerns-about-missile-treaty-idUSKCN1MT1NZ2018-10-20
If anything it makes us more U.S. Defense Department spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner told Reuters NeutralKANDAHAR Afghanistan General Abdul Razeq one of Afghanistans most powerful security commanders was killed on Thursday in a shooting attack by a bodyguard that dealt a severe blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-security/top-afghan-police-chief-killed-in-shooting-u-s-general-unhurt-idUSKCN1MS1WF2018-10-19
Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan declined to comment on the agreement but said the Department of Defense backs efforts to reduce military tensions NegativeSEOUL The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a nofly zone over their heavily fortified border the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-southkorea/u-s-opposed-to-koreas-plan-for-no-fly-zone-over-border-sources-idUSKCN1MS0OR2018-10-19
SINGAPORE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Chinese counterpart on Thursday that the worlds two largest economies needed to deepen highlevel ties so as to navigate tension and rein in the risk of inadvertent conflict PositiveSINGAPORE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Chinese counterpart on Thursday that the worlds two largest economies needed to deepen highlevel ties so as to navigate tension and rein in the risk of inadvertent conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/as-tensions-mount-mattis-seeks-more-resilient-u-s-ties-with-chinas-military-idUSKCN1MR2TA2018-10-19
BIEN HOA AIR BASE Vietnam U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggestever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War PositiveBIEN HOA AIR BASE Vietnam U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggestever U.S. cleanup site for contamination left by the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-vietnam-usa-mattis/u-s-prepares-for-biggest-ever-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-idUSKCN1MR1U42018-10-18
Defense officials told Reuters discussions about drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico are ongoing NegativeLOS Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-states/u-s-states-opposed-to-offshore-drilling-find-hope-in-zinkes-words-idUSKCN1MR1JW2018-10-18
SINGAPORE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will seek more resilient military ties during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Singapore slated for Thursday a U.S. official said as both militaries attempt to navigate mounting tensions NegativeSINGAPORE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will seek more resilient military ties during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Singapore slated for Thursday a U.S. official said as both militaries attempt to navigate mounting tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/mattis-to-seek-more-resilient-u-s-ties-with-chinas-military-idUSKCN1MR2TA2018-10-18
We know what the new budget is for the Defense Department NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump faced with a budget deficit at a sixyear high on Wednesday told his Cabinet to come up with proposals to cut spending by their agencies by 5 percent but he suggested the military would be largely spared http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget/trump-turns-attention-to-budget-cutting-after-slashing-taxes-idUSKCN1MR2G92018-10-18
HO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as sort of a who could leave the administration NegativeHO CHI MINH CITY Vietnam U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentagon chief as sort of a who could leave the administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/trump-tells-mattis-he-is-100-percent-behind-him-after-democrat-jab-idUSKCN1MQ0JX2018-10-17
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post but told CBS 60 in a pretaped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as sort of a Democrat NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post but told CBS 60 in a pretaped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as sort of a Democrat http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/trump-calls-mattis-sort-of-a-democrat-and-says-he-may-leave-idUSKCN1MO0I42018-10-14
Broadcom had on Wednesday said a memo purportedly signed by the U.S. Department of Defense and circulated among lawmakers calling for a review of the deal was likely fake NegativeChipmaker Broadcom Inc said on Friday it has obtained antitrust clearance from the European Union for its deal to acquire software company CA Technologies Inc http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-ca-technologies-m-a-broadcom/broadcom-gets-eu-antitrust-nod-for-ca-technologies-deal-idUSKCN1MM2IO2018-10-13
Defense contractors did not immediately respond to requests for comment NegativeWASHINGTON Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-arms/u-s-weapons-makers-rattled-over-saudi-arabia-deals-idUSKCN1MM1VF2018-10-13
SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Google said on Monday it was no longer vying for a billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department in part because the companys new ethical guidelines do not align with the project without elaborating NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Google said on Monday it was no longer vying for a billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department in part because the companys new ethical guidelines do not align with the project without elaborating http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alphabet-google-pentagon/google-drops-out-of-bidding-for-10-billion-pentagon-data-deal-idUSKCN1MI2BZ2018-10-09
Defense lawyer Daniel Herbert said he would appeal and push for a change of venue which was denied to the defense in this trial NeutralCHICAGO White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of seconddegree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald touching off celebratory street demonstrations in a case that had laid bare tensions between the black community and police http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-chicago-police/chicago-police-officer-guilty-of-murder-in-2014-shooting-of-black-teen-idUSKCN1MF15W2018-10-07
A U.S. Navy veteran from Utah was charged on Friday with threatening President Donald Trump Defense Secretary James Mattis and two other highranking officials by mailing them letters containing castor beans from which the deadly poison ricin is extracted NegativeA U.S. Navy veteran from Utah was charged on Friday with threatening President Donald Trump Defense Secretary James Mattis and two other highranking officials by mailing them letters containing castor beans from which the deadly poison ricin is extracted http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-ricin/utah-man-charged-in-ricin-threat-against-trump-fbi-chief-idUSKCN1MF29O2018-10-06
A U.S. Navy veteran from Utah was charged on Friday with threatening President Donald Trump Defense Secretary James Mattis the FBI director and an admiral by mailing them letters containing castor beans from which the deadly poison ricin is derived NegativeA U.S. Navy veteran from Utah was charged on Friday with threatening President Donald Trump Defense Secretary James Mattis the FBI director and an admiral by mailing them letters containing castor beans from which the deadly poison ricin is derived http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-ricin/utah-man-charged-with-ricin-mail-threat-against-trump-mattis-idUSKCN1MF29O2018-10-06
He said the Defense Department would develop and purchase equipment and materials for pilot production of the batteries and fuel cells NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a shortfall in the U.S. defense industrial base relating to lithium seawater batteries and the Defense Department would purchase equipment for pilot production of the batteries that are critical for antisubmarine warfare http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-industry/trump-says-pentagon-to-produce-lithium-sea-water-batteries-idUSKCN1MG01V2018-10-06
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a shortfall in the U.S. defense industrial base relating to lithium seawater batteries and the Defense Department would purchase equipment for pilot production of the batteries that are critical for antisubmarine warfare NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a shortfall in the U.S. defense industrial base relating to lithium seawater batteries and the Defense Department would purchase equipment for pilot production of the batteries that are critical for antisubmarine warfare http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-industry/trump-says-pentagon-to-produce-lithium-sea-water-batteries-idUSKCN1MG01V2018-10-06
AMSTERDAM Oct 4 Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said NegativeAMSTERDAM Oct 4 Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-netherlands-russia/dutch-government-says-it-disrupted-russian-attempt-to-hack-chemical-weapons-watchdog-idUSA5N1WE00Q2018-10-05
BRUSSELS U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that Russias violation of an arms control treaty was and unless it changed course the United States would respond NegativeBRUSSELS U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that Russias violation of an arms control treaty was and unless it changed course the United States would respond http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/u-s-defense-secretary-says-russian-violation-of-arms-control-treaty-untenable-idUSKCN1ME1JV2018-10-05
Chinas Defense Ministry said a Chinese naval ship had been sent to warn the U.S. vessel to leave and that Beijing had irrefutable sovereignty in the area NegativeWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence escalated Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-pence/pence-accuses-china-of-malign-campaign-to-undermine-trump-idUSKCN1ME2092018-10-05
In August U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis also rebuffed the idea When Americans put their nations credibility on the line privatizing it is probably not a wise idea NegativeKABUL Afghan officials have reacted angrily to speculation that foreign military contractors could take over training and advising the Afghan armed forces following a renewed push by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-afghanistan-security/afghan-government-rejects-proposals-to-privatize-war-idUSKCN1MF0IH2018-10-05
One Defense Department official said Bolton blocks out opinions that run counter to his own in discussions with other government agencies NegativeWASHINGTON Hanging on a wall in John Boltons West Wing office is a memento of his proudest achievement as national security a framed copy of President Donald Trumps order to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-insight/bolton-2-0-trumps-tough-guy-on-iran-picks-his-battles-idUSKCN1ME11R2018-10-05
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at a news conference in the Belgian capital said Russia must pay a price and a number of response options were available NegativeWestern countries issued coordinated denunciations of Russia on Thursday for running what they described as a global hacking campaign targeting institutions from sports antidoping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-russia-cyber/west-accuses-pariah-state-russia-of-global-hacking-campaign-idUSKCN1ME1HE2018-10-05
A senior U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday that China had canceled a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for October NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas foreign ministry criticized the United States for suggesting that Beijing was behind the cancellation of sensitive security talks planned for this month underscoring the severity of trade tensions between the worlds two biggest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-security/china-slams-irresponsible-united-states-over-shelved-security-talks-idUSKCN1ME0682018-10-04
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said he would discuss the issue with his NATO counterparts at a scheduled twoday meeting in Brussels from Wednesday NeutralBRUSSELS Russia must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational Washingtons envoy to NATO said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-nuclear-russia/u-s-would-destroy-banned-russian-warheads-if-necessary-nato-envoy-idUSKCN1MC1J62018-10-03
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had received mail suspected of containing the deadly poison ricin including an envelope that a U.S. official said was addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had received mail suspected of containing the deadly poison ricin including an envelope that a U.S. official said was addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-ricin/suspected-ricin-laced-mail-sent-to-u-s-defense-secretary-idUSKCN1MC2DE2018-10-03
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he did not see relations between the United States and China worsening a day after his trip to China was canceled PositiveBEIJING China expressed anger on Tuesday after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea saying it resolutely opposed an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-military/china-condemns-u-s-for-south-china-sea-freedom-of-navigation-operation-idUSKCN1MC04F2018-10-02
WASHINGTON China has canceled a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for October a senior U.S. official said on Sunday days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries NegativeWASHINGTON China has canceled a security meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis that had been planned for October a senior U.S. official said on Sunday days after a top Chinese official said there was no reason to panic over tensions between the countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-security/china-cancels-security-talks-with-united-states-idUSKCN1MB17G2018-10-01
Its a shame the Belgium Department of Defense have decided to take this said Michiel Sallaets a spokesman for Google in Belgium NegativeCiting national security the ministry said it had requested that sites such as air bases and nuclear power stations be obscured on Googles satellite mapping services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-belgium-google/belgium-to-sue-google-for-not-blurring-images-of-defense-sites-idUSKCN1M81482018-09-29
Landing big defense contracts had been difficult for Boeing but Leanne Caret chief executive of Boeings Defense Space Security since February 2016 has helped the company win more contracts NegativeThe service expects the first jets to be delivered in 2023 with the program to reach full operation in 2034 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-boeing-trainingjet-exclusive/boeing-wins-9-2-billion-contract-for-new-air-force-training-jet-idUSKCN1M72MP2018-09-28
Defense lawyers declined to speak to reporters NeutralLOS ANGELES A man who police said fled to California from Texas after being questioned in the disappearance of two relatives was charged on Wednesday in Los Angeles with bludgeoning eight men three fatally in a string of attacks aimed mostly at homeless victims http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-murder-california/man-deported-six-times-charged-with-murder-in-california-bludgeonings-idUSKCN1M62WJ2018-09-27
Chinas Defense Ministry in a separate statement also condemned the planned sale adding that the Chinese military had a firm and resolve to protect the countrys sovereignty and territorial integrity NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to million prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized SinoU.S. cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-taiwan-military/u-s-approval-of-330-million-military-sale-to-taiwan-draws-chinas-ire-idUSKCN1M42J92018-09-26
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Irans threats of revenge after Saturdays deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Irans threats of revenge after Saturdays deadly attack at a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attacks/mattis-dismisses-irans-revenge-threat-as-tensions-climb-after-attack-idUSKCN1M40JN2018-09-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Irans threats of revenge against those behind Saturdays deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Irans threats of revenge against those behind Saturdays deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attacks-mattis/mattis-dismisses-iran-revenge-threat-says-u-s-not-in-attack-idUSKCN1M42EL2018-09-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he was seeking a way ahead for military ties with China after Beijing postponed military talks in protest at last weeks U.S. decision to impose sanctions over Chinas purchase of Russian weaponry NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he was seeking a way ahead for military ties with China after Beijing postponed military talks in protest at last weeks U.S. decision to impose sanctions over Chinas purchase of Russian weaponry http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-mattis-looks-for-way-ahead-after-china-scraps-military-talks-idUSKCN1M42NQ2018-09-25
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis played down any notion the TurkeyRussia agreement had resolved the situation in Idlib NegativeTurkey will send more troops into Syrias Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and delighted rebels who said it kept the area out of President Bashar alAssads hands http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels/syrias-idlib-spared-attack-turkey-to-send-in-more-troops-idUSKCN1LY0T92018-09-19
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. military was studying options with Poland but cautioned that no decisions had been made Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-poland/poland-suggests-fort-trump-as-u-s-weighs-military-base-idUSKCN1LY2NJ2018-09-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday flatly dismissed reports suggesting he may be leaving President Donald Trumps administration in the coming months saying I wouldnt take it seriously at all NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday flatly dismissed reports suggesting he may be leaving President Donald Trumps administration in the coming months saying I wouldnt take it seriously at all http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/mattis-dismisses-reports-he-may-be-leaving-trump-administration-idUSKCN1LY2XQ2018-09-19
SKOPJE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the countrys name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union NegativeSKOPJE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the countrys name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-macedonia-usa/u-s-defense-secretary-warns-of-russian-meddling-in-macedonia-referendum-idUSKCN1LX0ER2018-09-18
WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force estimated start up costs for a proposed U.S. Space Force a new military service backed by President Donald Trump will be around billion in the first five years according to a Department of Defense memo seen by Reuters NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force estimated start up costs for a proposed U.S. Space Force a new military service backed by President Donald Trump will be around billion in the first five years according to a Department of Defense memo seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-space/u-s-space-force-estimated-to-cost-13-billion-in-first-five-years-memo-idUSKCN1LX2GZ2018-09-18
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a mammoth spending package including billion for the Defense Department and a measure to keep the entire federal government open until Dec NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a mammoth spending package including billion for the Defense Department and a measure to keep the entire federal government open until Dec http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-senate/senate-passes-spending-measure-step-toward-preventing-shutdown-idUSKCN1LY2OO2018-09-18
The South Korean procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration said in June it had decided to buy the P8 Poseidon aircraft NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved possible military sales worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-southkorea-defense/u-s-approves-possible-military-sales-worth-2-6-billion-to-south-korea-idUSKCN1LT2ZP2018-09-14
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday he would visit Macedonia before a Sept NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday he would visit Macedonia before a Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-macedonia/u-s-defense-chief-to-visit-macedonia-concerned-about-russian-mischief-idUSKCN1LR2NA2018-09-12
We will notify the family said John Byrd director of scientific analysis at the U.S. Defense Accounting Agency as he stood among the remains undergoing review in Hawaii NegativeJOINT BASE PEARL HARBORHICKAM The U.S. military has identified the first two American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 195053 Korean War that North Korea handed over in July the agency leading the analysis said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-remains/first-two-u-s-troops-from-north-korean-remains-identified-idUSKCN1LR05E2018-09-11
Abe wants to add a reference to the SelfDefense Forces as Japans military is known to clarify their status NeutralTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eyeing an historic extended term reaffirmed on Monday his resolve to revise the nations postwar pacifist constitution and said he hoped his party could submit a proposal to parliament later this year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-politics/japans-abe-aims-for-constitution-change-in-bid-for-extended-term-idUSKCN1LQ0AU2018-09-10
Lets fulfill our mission by clearly writing in the constitution the SelfDefense Forces that protect peace and independence of he said PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eyeing an historic extended term reaffirmed on Monday his resolve to revise the nations postwar pacifist constitution and said he hoped his party could submit a proposal to parliament later this year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-politics/japans-abe-aims-for-constitution-change-in-bid-for-extended-term-idUSKCN1LQ0AU2018-09-10
Coats and Pence along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis have denied writing the article which was published on Wednesday and sent shockwaves through Washington PositiveDan Coats Mike Pence and Kirstjen Nielsen were among the favorites on Thursday among political gamblers taking an online stab at predicting which senior Trump administration official authored a scathing anonymous column in the New York Times http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-gambling/online-mole-hunt-gamblers-bet-on-author-of-ny-times-resistance-op-ed-idUSKCN1LM2KP2018-09-07
KABUL U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul on Friday to meet the new commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan and discuss progress on talks with the Taliban despite deteriorating security and turmoil within the Afghan government NegativeKABUL U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul on Friday to meet the new commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan and discuss progress on talks with the Taliban despite deteriorating security and turmoil within the Afghan government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-usa/political-rows-worsening-security-greet-mattis-in-afghanistan-idUSKCN1LN0C12018-09-07
The socalled National Defense Council is comprised of the heads of the House and the the heads of the Army Navy and Air the vice and several cabinet ministers NegativeSAO A Brazilian judge ruled that President Michel Temer must convene a council of military representatives and politicians to analyze planemaker Embraer SAs http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/brazil-judge-rules-defense-council-must-assess-embraer-deal-report-idUSKCN1LM3CO2018-09-07
Woodward reported that Defense Secretary James Mattis rejected a recommendation from Trump for the U.S. military to kill Syrian President Bashar alAssad according to excerpts published by the Washington Post NegativeWASHINGTON Many senior officials in President Donald Trumps administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of his agenda to protect the country from his worst impulses an anonymous Trump official wrote in the New York Times on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nytimes/senior-trump-official-describes-resistance-inside-administration-ny-times-op-ed-idUSKCN1LL32W2018-09-07
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said 25000 SelfDefense Force troops would be deployed for rescue operations NegativeTOKYO At least four people were killed and 33 were missing after a powerful earthquake paralyzed Japans northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday media reported but the death toll was likely to rise as rescuers searched houses buried by landslides http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-quake/at-least-two-killed-38-missing-after-quake-paralyses-japans-hokkaido-idUSKCN1LL2QK2018-09-06
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman PositiveProducing F16 wings in India will strengthen Lockheed Martin strategic partnership with Tata and support Make in the company said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-india-usa-lockheedmartin/lockheed-to-make-wings-for-f-16-jet-in-india-with-partner-tata-idUSKCN1LK17T2018-09-05
Defense lawyers have never offered an explanation for the circumstances alleged by authorities NegativeLOS ANGELES A Southern California couple accused of beating shackling and starving their 13 children as captives in the familys home pleaded not guilty on Friday to dozens of charges of torture false imprisonment and abuse http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-captives/california-couple-plead-not-guilty-to-torturing-their-13-children-idUSKCN1LG2TV2018-09-01
The pallbearers at Saturdays cathedral service will include Biden and liberal actor and activist Warren Beatty alongside former Senator Phil Gramm and exDefense Secretary William Cohen both Republicans NegativeWASHINGTON When Washingtons political leaders gather in the U.S. Capitol on Friday to commemorate the late Senator John McCain President Donald Trump will travel to one of his private golf clubs for a campaign fundraiser http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mccain/washington-comes-together-for-mccain-with-one-exception-idUSKCN1LG16P2018-09-01
MOSCOW Russia will begin a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean on Saturday the Ministry of Defense announced a move the Kremlin said was justified by a failure to deal with militants in Syrias Idlib province NegativeMOSCOW Russia will begin a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean on Saturday the Ministry of Defense announced a move the Kremlin said was justified by a failure to deal with militants in Syrias Idlib province http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russian-navy-to-hold-drills-off-syria-as-idlib-offensive-looms-idUSKCN1LF0XX2018-08-31
MOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defense said on Thursday it would hold a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea from Sept NegativeMOSCOW Russias Ministry of Defense said on Thursday it would hold a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea from Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russia-to-hold-mediterranean-naval-drills-as-syria-tensions-rise-idUSKCN1LF0XX2018-08-30
On Tuesday U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis noted that the suspension of joint military drills with South Korea as a goodfaith gesture to North Korea was not openended NegativeWASHINGTON Days after canceling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearization talks U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-hails-kim-sees-no-need-to-resume-u-s-south-korea-war-games-idUSKCN1LE2PA2018-08-30
Cody Wilson founder of Defense Distributed said at a news conference in Austin Texas that he would sell the files and ship them to buyers on a flash drive NegativeA Texasbased group that a U.S. federal judge had barred from issuing blueprints for 3D printed plastic guns on the internet said on Tuesday it has made the firearm designs available for sale http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/3-d-printed-gun-blueprints-for-sale-after-u-s-court-order-group-says-idUSKCN1LD2AN2018-08-29
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has publicly been a strong proponent of granting India waivers PositiveWASHINGTON The United States cannot guarantee that it will provide India a waiver from sanctions if it purchases major weapon and defense systems from Russia a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday ahead of a highlevel dialogue between Washington and New Delhi http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-india-defense/india-not-guaranteed-u-s-sanctions-waiver-for-russian-missiles-official-idUSKCN1LE2AU2018-08-29
MOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies NegativeMOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-wargames/russia-to-hold-biggest-war-games-in-nearly-four-decades-idUSKCN1LD0OP2018-08-28
MOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies NegativeMOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-wargames/russia-to-hold-its-biggest-war-games-since-fall-of-soviet-union-idUSKCN1LD0OP2018-08-28
Shoigu said that both Russias Pacific and Northern Fleets would take part while the Russian Ministry of Defense has said that Chinese and Mongolian military units will also participate NeutralMOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-wargames/russia-to-hold-its-biggest-war-games-since-fall-of-soviet-union-idUSKCN1LD0OP2018-08-28
The Russian Ministry of Defense has said that Chinese and Mongolian military units will also take part in the exercise NeutralMOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-russia-wargames/russia-to-hold-biggest-war-games-in-nearly-four-decades-idUSKCN1LD0OP2018-08-28
Defense lawyer Khin Maung Zaw told reporters that the standin judge had said the verdict was ready but it had to be pronounced by the judge assigned to the case NegativeYANGON The verdict in Myanmars prosecution of two Reuters reporters accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act was postponed on Monday until Sept http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/verdict-postponed-in-reuters-journalists-case-as-pressure-mounts-on-myanmar-idUSKCN1LC0802018-08-27
Defense Secretary James Mattis saluted McCain as a figure who always put service to the nation before self PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran for president in 2008 as a maverick Republican and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump died on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mccain/john-mccain-war-hero-and-maverick-republican-dies-at-81-idUSKCN1LB00C2018-08-26
Defense lawyers have said the defendants were practising their rights to religious freedom and to own firearms and are being discriminated against for being black and Muslim NegativeTAOS N.M. Two people arrested for alleged child abuse at a New Mexico settlement faced new charges on Friday in connection with the death of a toddler whose body was recently discovered at the site the Taos County Sheriffs Office said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-mexico-crime/two-charged-for-boys-death-at-new-mexico-compound-idUSKCN1L92A32018-08-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for legislation to fund much of the government including billion for the Department of Defense as lawmakers worked to minimize the risk of a government shutdown before the fiscal year ends Sept PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for legislation to fund much of the government including billion for the Department of Defense as lawmakers worked to minimize the risk of a government shutdown before the fiscal year ends Sept http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-senate/senate-passes-massive-spending-bill-for-defense-and-domestic-programs-idUSKCN1L82N62018-08-24
Defense lawyers said Marins age and health meant he should be sentenced to time served court papers showed NegativeNEW YORK A former president of Brazils soccer federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA the sports governing body http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-fifa-marin/ex-brazilian-soccer-boss-gets-four-years-in-u-s-prison-in-fifa-probe-idUSKCN1L72412018-08-23
Defense lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said it was obvious Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were reporters and the court had heard no testimony to suggest they were spies NegativeYANGON The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/reuters-journalists-face-verdict-next-week-on-myanmar-secrets-charges-idUSKCN1L50F22018-08-20
Defense attorneys for Almena and Harris were not immediately available for comment NegativeTwo men accused of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were due back in court on Friday to set a possible trial date after a judge rejected their plea deal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-fire/california-judge-rejects-plea-deal-in-oakland-warehouse-fire-idUSKBN1L21XB2018-08-19
Defense lawyer Kevin Downing told the jury that Gates had shown himself to be a liar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/ex-trump-aide-manafort-had-huge-dumpster-of-hidden-money-jury-told-idUSKBN1L01002018-08-19
Defense lawyers decided not to call any witnesses in the trial and Manafort a veteran Republican political operative did not testify in his own defense Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/ex-trump-aide-manafort-had-huge-dumpster-of-hidden-money-jury-told-idUSKBN1L01002018-08-19
In June U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014 PositiveBEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said Chinas military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies saying it was pure http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-pentagon/china-complains-about-pentagon-report-says-it-is-pure-guesswork-idUSKBN1L300S2018-08-19
Iran celebrates National Defense Industry Day on Aug PositiveLONDON Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and developing missile capabilities will remain Tehrans top priority the defense minister was quoted as saying by Fars news agency on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-fighter/iran-will-unveil-a-new-fighter-jet-next-week-minister-idUSKBN1L30OW2018-08-19
We will present a plane on National Defense Industry Day and people will see it fly and the equipment designed for Brigadier General Amir Hatami said NeutralLONDON Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and developing missile capabilities will remain Tehrans top priority the defense minister was quoted as saying by Fars news agency on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-fighter/iran-will-unveil-a-new-fighter-jet-next-week-minister-idUSKBN1L30OW2018-08-19
Defense attorneys said prosecutors sought to criminalize their clients for being AfricanAmericans of Muslim faith NegativeTAOS N.M. A 3yearold boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to cast out demonic but his extended family believed he would return as to identify targets for them to attack prosecutors said in court on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-mexico-crime/new-mexico-family-believed-dead-boys-spirit-would-lead-attacks-prosecutors-idUSKBN1KY10D2018-08-14
In May 2017 the Missile Defense Agency held its first livefire test of the GroundBased Midcourse Defense against a simulated ICBM and hailed the successful intercept as an incredible accomplishment PositiveWASHINGTON A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missile-defense/bill-asks-pentagon-to-examine-more-options-for-stopping-north-korean-missiles-idUSKBN1KY2982018-08-14
In a previous spending bill Congress mandated that the Missile Defense Agency perform an intercept test with the SM3 IIA missile against an ICBM by the end of 2020 NegativeWASHINGTON A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missile-defense/bill-asks-pentagon-to-examine-more-options-for-stopping-north-korean-missiles-idUSKBN1KY2982018-08-14
Last year Reuters reported that the Pentagon was investigating adding a missile defense layer under the GroundBased Midcourse Defense system NegativeWASHINGTON A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missile-defense/bill-asks-pentagon-to-examine-more-options-for-stopping-north-korean-missiles-idUSKBN1KY2982018-08-14
However although Pentagon leaders including U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis once opposed the idea of a Space Force they lined up on Thursday to offer their support NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new Space as the sixth branch of the military by 2020 but the proposal was scorned by opponents and may struggle to get liftoff in a divided Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-space/going-where-no-president-has-gone-before-trump-wants-space-force-by-2020-idUSKBN1KU2092018-08-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday threw his support behind the idea of creating a spacefocused military command but stopped short of promising the new Space branch of service that President Donald Trump has touted PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday threw his support behind the idea of creating a spacefocused military command but stopped short of promising the new Space branch of service that President Donald Trump has touted http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-space/mattis-throws-support-behind-new-space-focused-military-command-idUSKBN1KS2IL2018-08-08
The memo said Defense Department personnel were prohibited from using geolocation features and functionality on government and nongovernmentissued devices applications and services while in locations designated as operational areas NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military is prohibiting its deployed personnel from using geolocation features on smartphones fitness trackers and other devices because they could create security risks by revealing their location the Pentagon said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-geolocation/pentagon-restricts-use-of-geolocation-software-for-troops-idUSKBN1KR2GL2018-08-07
Defense Distributed which uploaded the blueprints just before the judges ruling took them down again but other online sites have since made them available on the internet NegativeEleven more U.S. states have joined a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the online distribution of blueprints for 3D printed guns after several states on Tuesday convinced a federal judge to block the planned publication of the designs http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/more-u-s-states-join-lawsuit-over-online-3-d-gun-blueprints-idUSKBN1KO2532018-08-04
The U.S. Department of Defense has already stopped selling mobile phones and modems made stores on its military bases citing potential security risks NegativeWASHINGTON The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk a Democratic source said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-democrats/democratic-candidates-told-not-to-use-zte-huawei-devices-source-idUSKBN1KP02F2018-08-04
The blueprints were originally set to go online on Wednesday following a June settlement between the U.S. government and Texasbased Defense Distributed allowing the group to legally publish the designs NegativeEleven more U.S. states have joined a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the online distribution of blueprints for 3D printed guns after several states on Tuesday convinced a federal judge to block the planned publication of the designs http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/more-u-s-states-join-lawsuit-over-online-3-d-gun-blueprints-idUSKBN1KO2532018-08-04
Defense attorney Thomas Zehnle avoided asking about the questionable document when his turn came to crossexamine Washkuhn Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/manaforts-bookkeeper-says-unaware-of-foreign-financial-holdings-idUSKBN1KN1BK2018-08-03
Defense lawyers have painted Gates as an untrustworthy business partner who embezzled funds from Manaforts consulting firm Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/prosecutors-at-manafort-trial-offer-evidence-of-apparently-fake-invoices-idUSKBN1KM3QE2018-08-02
The case is Natural Resources Defense Council et al v Zinke et al U.S. District Court Southern District of New York No NegativeNEW YORK Animal advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to shut down U.S. President Donald Trumps board advising on federal rules for importing big game saying it is stacked with trophy hunters and politically connected donors and cannot serve the public interest http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wildlife-lawsuit/trophy-hunting-foes-sue-to-shut-down-trump-wildlife-board-idUSKBN1KM5QD2018-08-02
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by the Natural Resources Defense Council the Center for Biological Diversity and the Humane Society all nonprofit NegativeNEW YORK Animal advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to shut down U.S. President Donald Trumps board advising on federal rules for importing big game saying it is stacked with trophy hunters and politically connected donors and cannot serve the public interest http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-wildlife-lawsuit/trophy-hunting-foes-sue-to-shut-down-trump-wildlife-board-idUSKBN1KM5QD2018-08-02
But U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on July 27 the Trump administration had not instituted a policy of regime change or collapse toward Iran PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps offer of dialogue with Tehran belies a hardening of U.S. policy that intensifies economic and diplomatic pressure but so far stops short of using his military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-explainer/where-is-trump-headed-with-his-tougher-policy-toward-iran-idUSKBN1KL2JY2018-08-01
China is expected to participate in a range of activities including passage communications and replenishment activities and seatraining Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne said in an emailed statement PositiveSYDNEY Chinas navy will join 26 other nations in military exercises off Australias north coast this month but not livefire drills Australias defense minister said on Wednesday at a time of strained ties between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-defence-china/china-to-join-naval-war-games-in-australias-north-despite-strained-ties-idUSKBN1KM3CN2018-08-01
Josh Blackman a lawyer for the company Defense Distributed said during Tuesdays hearing that blueprints had already been uploaded to the firms website on Friday NegativeA U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the planned release of 3D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet siding with states that sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-guns/u-s-judge-halts-3-d-printed-gun-blueprints-hours-before-planned-release-idUSKBN1KL1SZ2018-08-01
Defense Distributed is a Texasbased company founded by selfdeclared anarchist and former law school student Cody Wilson in 2012 as an online opensource organization developing digital firearm files NegativeSeveral U.S. states said on Monday that they would jointly sue the Trump administration in a lastditch effort to block the public from being able to download blueprints for 3D printable guns http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-states-make-last-minute-legal-bid-to-halt-3-d-online-guns-idUSKBN1KK2692018-07-31
Defense lawyers argued that Litvaks customers were sophisticated and would have known if he lied NegativeU.S. prosecutors on Monday moved to dismiss their criminal fraud case accusing former trader Jesse Litvak of lying to customers about bond prices after two convictions of the former Jefferies managing director were overturned on appeal http://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-jefferies-litvak/us-seeks-to-end-criminal-fraud-case-against-bond-trader-litvak-idUSKBN1KK2C42018-07-31
The blueprints are set to go online on Wednesday following a June settlement between the U.S. government and Texasbased Defense Distributed that allows the company to legally publish the designs NeutralSeveral U.S. states said on Monday that they would jointly sue the Trump administration in a lastditch effort to block the public from being able to download blueprints for 3D printable guns http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-states-make-last-minute-legal-bid-to-halt-3-d-online-guns-idUSKBN1KK2692018-07-31
Earlier on Friday U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon the administration was taking steps to protect the elections from interference but did not provide details NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will convene his national security advisers on Friday for a highlevel meeting on election security less than four months until Americans vote to determine whether his fellow Republicans maintain control of Congress http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-security/trump-convenes-election-security-meeting-as-hacking-looms-idUSKBN1KH1O42018-07-28
The government ordered the blueprints taken down in 2013 and Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson sued in 2015 claiming his First Amendment and Second Amendment rights had been violated NegativeAUSTIN Texas A U.S. judge on Friday rejected a lastditch effort by gun control groups to block the Trump administration from allowing the public to download blueprints for 3D printable guns declining to intervene just days before the designs are expected to go online http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-judge-denies-gun-control-groups-attempt-to-block-3-d-gun-blueprints-idUSKBN1KH2I22018-07-28
The stated goal of Defense Distributed is to sound the death knell for gun David Cabello a lawyer for the Brady Center told Pitman during the hearing NegativeAUSTIN Texas A U.S. judge on Friday rejected a lastditch effort by gun control groups to block the Trump administration from allowing the public to download blueprints for 3D printable guns declining to intervene just days before the designs are expected to go online http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-judge-denies-gun-control-groups-attempt-to-block-3-d-gun-blueprints-idUSKBN1KH2I22018-07-28
WASHINGTON An upcoming report on the U.S. military supply chain will show the Pentagon depends on Chinese components for some military equipment a top Defense Department official said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON An upcoming report on the U.S. military supply chain will show the Pentagon depends on Chinese components for some military equipment a top Defense Department official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pentagon/pentagon-report-will-reveal-militarys-dependence-on-chinese-components-idUSKBN1KH1TI2018-07-28
WASHINGTON No policy changes came out of last weeks summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday adding he had also not been given new direction on Syria NegativeWASHINGTON No policy changes came out of last weeks summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday adding he had also not been given new direction on Syria http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-helsinki/no-u-s-policy-changes-came-out-of-trump-putin-summit-in-helsinki-mattis-idUSKBN1KH1RE2018-07-28
WASHINGTON The Pentagon is working on a software do not list to block vendors who use software code originating from Russia and China a top Defense Department acquisitions official said on Friday NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon is working on a software do not list to block vendors who use software code originating from Russia and China a top Defense Department acquisitions official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-pentagon-software/pentagon-creating-software-do-not-buy-list-to-keep-out-russia-china-idUSKBN1KH1W22018-07-28
WASHINGTON The United States is taking steps to defend its upcoming elections and to thwart efforts by foreign actors to influence the American people U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday without detailing what those efforts were NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is taking steps to defend its upcoming elections and to thwart efforts by foreign actors to influence the American people U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday without detailing what those efforts were http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-mattis/u-s-moves-to-defend-elections-thwart-influence-campaigns-mattis-idUSKBN1KH1UD2018-07-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday he was considering the possibility of the first talks in years between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia a possibility first reported by Reuters on July 17 PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday he was considering the possibility of the first talks in years between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia a possibility first reported by Reuters on July 17 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-mattis/trumps-defense-chief-says-weighs-talks-with-russian-counterpart-idUSKBN1KH1ZS2018-07-28
Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp said the decision is a huge win for all Americans who care about clean air and human health NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys acting chief said late Thursday the government will withdraw a decision to lift strict sales limits on remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as glider http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trucks-pollution/epa-will-enforce-glider-truck-limits-after-states-sue-idUSKBN1KH09X2018-07-27
The Pentagons Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI cloud computing solution contract is part of the Department of Defenses broad IT modernization effort NegativeThe Pentagons Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI cloud computing solution contract is part of the Department of Defenses broad IT modernization effort http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-cloud/pentagon-opens-competition-for-10-billion-cloud-contract-idUSKBN1KG2PA2018-07-27
The remains would then be flown to Hawaii for further processing under the U.S. Defense Accounting Agency the U.N. Command said in a statement NegativeNorth Korea transferred 55 small flagdraped cases carrying the suspected remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War on Friday officials said a first step in implementing an agreement reached in a landmark summit in June http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-thanks-kim-as-north-korea-transfers-remains-of-korean-war-soldiers-idUSKBN1KH0572018-07-27
According to terms of the settlement posted online in addition to letting the company publish its blueprints the government agreed to pay Defense Distributed nearly NegativeWASHINGTON Three gun control advocacy groups are banding together to try to block the Trump administration from allowing Americans to access blueprints for 3D printable guns on the internet http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-gun-control-groups-seek-to-block-distribution-of-3-d-gun-blueprints-idUSKBN1KE33J2018-07-25
Defense budgets in the U.S. are increasing as well NegativeSales of combat systems including battle tanks rose 8 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-profit-beats-estimates-on-it-services-demand-idUSKBN1KF1L62018-07-25
Investors have generally shrugged off prior issues in Defense but when they result in Boeing leaving its earnings and cash forecast unchanged thats not Stallard said NegativeInvestors have generally shrugged off prior issues in Defense but when they result in Boeing leaving its earnings and cash forecast unchanged thats not Stallard said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-results/boeing-forecast-for-defense-margins-clouds-profit-beat-shares-drop-idUSKBN1KF1LA2018-07-25
How can we go forward on a case if we dont know the parents Megan McKenna spokeswoman for Kids in Need of Defense told Reuters earlier this month NeutralMore than 450 immigrant parents who were separated from their children when they entered the United States illegally are no longer in the country though their children remain behind according to a joint court filing on Monday by the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-says-463-migrant-parents-may-have-been-deported-without-kids-idUSKBN1KE0292018-07-24
NEW DELHI U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for highlevel talks that were twice postponed this year the Indian foreign ministry announced on Friday PositiveNEW DELHI U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for highlevel talks that were twice postponed this year the Indian foreign ministry announced on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa/u-s-foreign-defense-chiefs-to-travel-to-delhi-for-high-level-talks-idUSKBN1KA0IL2018-07-20
Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp said the decision today is an important step toward protecting the health of all Americans from superpolluting diesel freight trucks NegativeWASHINGTON A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as glider that could be sold http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trucks-pollution/u-s-court-blocks-epa-decision-not-to-enforce-glider-truck-limits-idUSKBN1K82OX2018-07-19
The National Defense Authorization Act as a law prohibits us from coordinating synchronizing collaborating with Russian Votel said NegativeWASHINGTON A top U.S. general said on Thursday he had not received any new guidance about the war in Syria four days after the conflict was discussed in a closeddoor meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/no-changes-in-syria-after-putin-trump-summit-u-s-general-idUSKBN1K91Y82018-07-19
Iran intends to manufacture or upgrade up to 800 tanks the Tasnim news agency quoted Deputy Defense Minister Reza Mozaffarinia as saying on Wednesday NegativeIran intends to manufacture or upgrade up to 800 tanks the Tasnim news agency quoted Deputy Defense Minister Reza Mozaffarinia as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-defence-tanks/iran-to-manufacture-upgrade-up-to-800-tanks-deputy-minister-idUSKBN1K82DV2018-07-18
This is just a means to monetize human said Paul Wright executive director of the Human Rights Defense Center a nonprofit that campaigns on behalf of prisoner rights NeutralRAHWAY N.J. Marvin Worthy confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004 cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-prisons-computers/in-u-s-prisons-tablets-open-window-to-the-outside-world-idUSKBN1K813D2018-07-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow U.S. officials said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-mattis-exclusive/exclusive-trumps-defense-chief-open-to-first-talks-with-russian-counterpart-sources-idUSKBN1K72O72018-07-18
Defense psychiatric experts found the defendant suffered from major depressive disorder bouts of anxiety and later had auditory and visual hallucinations the Fort Worth StarTelegram reported from the court Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-murder-pianist/pianists-wife-not-guilty-by-insanity-in-killing-of-daughters-in-texas-idUSKBN1K62SM2018-07-17
Wes Kremer who heads Raytheons Integrated Defense Systems business welcomed the Trump administrations greater engagement on a possible sale of Patriot to Turkey Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-airshow-patriot/u-s-state-department-in-talks-with-turkey-to-sell-patriot-system-idUSKBN1K61LH2018-07-17
But Moscow was clearly on everyones mind as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sat down on Friday in Croatia with Balkan defense chiefs who accuse Russia of trying to sow instability and division in this corner of Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-balkans/word-russia-goes-unspoken-as-mattis-meets-balkan-defense-chiefs-idUSKBN1K31KD2018-07-14
WASHINGTON The second U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan over the past week was named on Friday as Sergeant First Class Christopher Andrew Celiz of Summerville South Carolina the Department of Defense said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-usa-casualties/second-u-s-soldier-killed-in-afghanistan-in-a-week-identified-idUSKBN1K30YP2018-07-14
They pushed for the inclusion of legislation to reinstate the ZTE ban in the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA a mustpass defense policy bill Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-senate/u-s-senators-want-ban-on-chinas-zte-despite-trump-action-idUSKBN1K22YE2018-07-13
Three senior U.S. officials told Reuters that no one in the Pentagon including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis knows what Trump might say in Helsinki Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-trump-putin/trump-says-putin-competitor-not-enemy-idUSKBN1K21GD2018-07-13
ZAGREB U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the United States fully supported NATO saying it had emerged stronger from a twoday summit thanks to reforms and commitments made by allies to their common defense Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-mattis/united-states-100-percent-committed-to-nato-mattis-says-after-summit-idUSKBN1K22692018-07-12
Defense lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said both reporters would be called to testify as witnesses at the next hearing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists-ruling/myanmar-court-files-secrets-act-charges-against-reuters-reporters-idUSKBN1JZ0952018-07-10
Defense lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said both reporters would be called to testify at the next hearing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists-ruling/myanmar-court-presses-secrets-act-charges-against-reuters-reporters-idUSKBN1JZ0952018-07-09
Taiwans Defense Ministry said on Saturday the situation was in accordance with regulations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-taiwan-usa-defence-china/china-urges-u-s-to-avoid-actions-that-endanger-peace-in-taiwan-strait-idUSKBN1JZ0N82018-07-09
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said about 48000 police firefighters and members of Japans SelfDefense Forces were responding to appeals for help Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-weather-japan/at-least-49-killed-48-missing-as-torrential-rain-pounds-japan-idUSKBN1JX05B2018-07-08
Earlier on Saturday Taiwans Defense Ministry said the ships were moving in a northeastern direction adding that the situation was in accordance with regulations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-usa-defence/u-s-warships-pass-through-taiwan-strait-amid-china-tensions-idUSKBN1JX0QY2018-07-08
Scores of staff and patients some still in their pajamas were rescued from the isolated Mabi Memorial Hospital in boats rowed by members of Japans Self Defense Forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-weather-japan/torrential-rains-kill-at-least-81-in-western-japan-idUSKBN1JY01H2018-07-08
Wendy Young president of Kids in Need of Defense said her organization which provides legal assistance to unaccompanied minors was unaware of any comprehensive government plan for uniting families Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children/u-s-moving-some-detained-migrant-parents-closer-to-their-children-idUSKBN1JV2FH2018-07-08
A spokesman for Japans Maritime Self Defense Force said he was unable to comment on future operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence-southchinasea-exclusive/exclusive-japanese-helicopter-carrier-to-tour-south-china-sea-indian-ocean-for-two-months-idUSKBN1JU0CJ2018-07-04
Were tracking toward our U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Joe Rixey who heads the Pentagons Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airshow-britain-usa-arms/u-s-arms-sales-approvals-on-track-to-reach-nearly-40-billion-idUSKCN0ZT0ZH2018-07-03
TOKYO U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered solidarity with Japan on Friday over Japanese abductees being held in North Korea as he sought to reassure the close U.S. ally that Washington was mindful of its interests during talks with Pyongyang Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-mattis/mattis-reassures-japan-over-north-korea-talks-cites-abductees-idUSKBN1JP04D2018-06-29
TOKYO U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to reassure Japan on Friday that Washington was mindful of its interests in talks with North Korea during a stop in Tokyo that underscored the close U.S. allys concerns about the negotiations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-usa-northkorea-mattis/mattis-reassures-uneasy-japan-over-u-s-north-korea-talks-idUSKBN1JP04D2018-06-29
U.S. politicians suspicious of Chinas intentions were galvanized by a Department of Defense report released last year that warns that Chinese venture investors are accessing the crown jewels of U.S. innovation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-techinvesting-insight/chinas-penetration-of-silicon-valley-creates-risks-for-startups-idUSKBN1JP08V2018-06-29
BEIJING China on Thursday praised the tone of this weeks visit to Beijing by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis saying it had achieve positive results and that Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe would go to Washington this year Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence-minister/china-praises-mattis-visit-says-defense-minister-to-visit-u-s-idUSKBN1JO0T82018-06-28
Defense lawyers say the killing was politically motivated with many key suspects linked to the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur suggesting the women were mere pawns Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-malaysia-kim-court/prosecutors-say-suspects-must-have-been-trained-to-kill-kim-jong-uns-half-brother-idUSKBN1JO1I02018-06-28
On Monday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the military was preparing to house immigrants at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas and Goodfellow Air Base in San Angelo Texas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-housing-pentagon/u-s-agency-asks-military-to-house-up-to-12000-immigrants-idUSKBN1JO01M2018-06-28
SEOUL U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday assured South Korea of an commitment to its security including keeping U.S. troop levels unaltered even as diplomats seek an agreement with North Korea on denuclearization Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southkorea-usa/mattis-assures-south-korea-on-u-s-troops-says-commitment-ironclad-idUSKBN1JO0IR2018-06-28
BEIJING China is committed to peace and wont cause in the world but cannot give up even an inch of territory that the countrys ancestors have left behind Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/xi-tells-mattis-china-wont-give-up-one-inch-of-territory-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
BEIJING China is committed to peace but cannot give up even one of territory that the countrys ancestors left behind Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday during his first visit to Beijing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/xi-tells-mattis-china-wont-give-up-even-one-inch-of-territory-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
BEIJING Chinas Defence Minister Wei Fenghe told visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that China and the United States can only jointly develop by maintaining mutual respect cooperation and nonconfrontation Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence-fenghe/china-says-u-s-and-china-militaries-should-control-risks-idUSKBN1JN16V2018-06-27
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday that if their two countries are able to develop a good relationship it will benefit peace stability and prosperity globally Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence-xi/chinas-xi-says-china-u-s-relationship-important-idUSKBN1JN1402018-06-27
BEIJING U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday that his talks in China have been very good Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence-mattis/u-s-defense-chief-says-his-talks-in-china-have-been-very-good-idUSKBN1JN15R2018-06-27
Meeting earlier in the day Chinas Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told Mattis that only with mutual respect and by avoiding confrontation can China and the United States develop together Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/xi-tells-mattis-china-wont-give-up-even-one-inch-of-territory-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
The House version has less stringent language prohibiting the U.S. Department of Defense from purchasing any ZTE communications gear Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-to-use-u-s-security-review-panel-to-curb-china-tech-investments-idUSKBN1JN1K02018-06-27
BEIJING U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014 starting a threeday trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught SinoU.S. relations Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defense/mattis-becomes-first-u-s-defense-chief-to-visit-china-under-trump-idUSKBN1JM0Z12018-06-26
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE Alaska The United States needs to up its in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and developing part of the world U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday as a warming Arctic opens up new sea lanes and oil and minerals reserves Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-arctic/americas-got-to-up-its-game-in-the-arctic-mattis-idUSKBN1JL2W42018-06-26
Prodromou did not say when the request was made but Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited Nicosia last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-cyprus-gaza/israel-asks-cyprus-to-consider-shipping-route-for-gaza-cypriot-official-idUSKBN1JM1Z22018-06-26
The news comes as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was set to arrive in the Chinese capital for an official visit Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-taiwan/chinese-warships-drill-in-waters-near-taiwan-idUSKBN1JM0SF2018-06-26
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE Alaska The U.S. military is preparing to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday in the latest sign of a growing U.S. military support role for President Donald Trumps politically charged immigration policies Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military/pentagon-eyes-temporary-camps-for-immigrants-at-two-bases-idUSKBN1JL0152018-06-25
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE Alaska The U.S. military is preparing to house immigrants at two bases in Texas Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the latest sign of the military being drawn into a supporting role for President Donald Trumps immigration policies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military-housing/two-u-s-military-bases-in-texas-to-house-immigrants-mattis-idUSKBN1JL2A12018-06-25
On Sunday U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. military was preparing to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants but did not name the facilities Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military-housing/u-s-military-to-house-immigrants-on-two-texas-bases-officials-idUSKBN1JL2A12018-06-25
The South Korean procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration said separately that it had decided to buy the P8 Poseidon aircraft through the U.S. government foreign military sales program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-southkorea-military-procurement/south-korea-picks-boeing-p-8-for-1-7-billion-maritime-patrol-aircraft-contract-idUSKBN1JL0V72018-06-25
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday the Pentagon would not lead such a mission but would help if requested Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-military-may-house-immigrant-children-as-trump-policy-beset-by-confusion-idUSKBN1JH1W62018-06-22
Defense sources have long said the Canadian air force would prefer an Americanbuilt jet citing the importance of operating easily with U.S. armed forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-canada-fighterjets-exclusiv/exclusive-canada-could-make-it-harder-for-u-s-to-win-fighter-bid-sources-idUSKBN1JH2IA2018-06-21
Defense sources however say the European jets are likely to become obsolete by around 2040 at which point they could no longer incorporate the latest technologies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-canada-fighterjets-exclusiv/exclusive-canada-could-make-it-harder-for-u-s-to-win-fighter-bid-sources-idUSKBN1JH2IA2018-06-21
In Washington on Wednesday U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters that discussions were continuing on obtaining the remains of U.S. troops Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-china-report/north-korea-china-discuss-true-peace-denuclearisation-kcna-idUSKBN1JG16X2018-06-21
In a letter to Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai the lawmakers said Google recently decided not to renew Project an artificial intelligence research partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-congress-alphabet/u-s-lawmakers-want-google-to-reconsider-links-to-chinas-huawei-idUSKBN1JG2YK2018-06-21
The LNA has said the Benghazi Defense Brigades a coalition of antiHaftar fighters that previously tried to take the oil crescent and advance on Benghazi were also involved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-rapidly-to-retake-key-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
Traffickers can obscure what they do alter their tactics and change their said Wade Shen program manager at the U.S. Department of Defenses research agency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-technology-trafficking-fight-insight/chasing-shadows-can-technology-save-the-slaves-it-snared-idUSKBN1JH0052018-06-21
BAE Systems partnered with Italian company Iveco Defense Vehicles to build its ACV offering Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-combat-vehicles/u-s-marines-award-amphibious-vehicle-deal-to-bae-idUSKBN1JF35V2018-06-20
The Department of Defense estimated that procurement and maintenance of all 208 vehicles in the program will be about Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-combat-vehicles/u-s-marines-award-amphibious-vehicle-deal-to-bae-idUSKBN1JF35V2018-06-20
PHNOM PENH China has granted over million in military aid to Cambodia Cambodias Defense Ministry said on Tuesday highlighting the strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics accuse of destroying democracy ahead of an election next month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-china/china-pledges-over-100-million-military-aid-to-cambodia-idUSKBN1JF0KQ2018-06-19
Defense lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said the police officers actions were not illegal but violated a clause from the Burma Police Manual a set of rules governing police behavior Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/myanmar-officer-in-reuters-case-broke-police-code-by-copying-statements-lawyer-idUSKBN1JE1OS2018-06-18
Defense lawyers for Salemme and Paul Weadick an associate who is also on trial are expected to deliver their closing arguments later on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-crime-salemme/prosecution-urges-murder-conviction-of-former-new-england-mob-boss-idUSKBN1JE0W02018-06-18
Speaking at a Naval War College graduation on Friday U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was more critical of Russia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-putin-trump/trump-says-possible-he-will-meet-putin-this-summer-idUSKBN1JB1WS2018-06-16
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Wednesday that his countrys military exercises with the United States would continue calling them vital Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-military/pentagon-weighs-future-of-korea-drills-after-trump-nixes-war-games-idUSKBN1J93B52018-06-14
WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday sought information from the Defense Secretary about lawsuits filed by nonprofit environmental groups against his department as they probed possible foreign influence on such groups Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-environment/u-s-house-republicans-probe-green-group-lawsuits-against-defense-dept-idUSKBN1J93AB2018-06-14
The legislation will be included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA a massive defense policy bill the Senate is due to debate this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-zte-congress/senate-to-vote-on-zte-ban-in-defense-bill-this-week-idUSKBN1J72OU2018-06-12
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not caught off guard by President Donald Trumps announcement that he was suspending military exercises with South Korea a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday adding he was consulted ahead of time Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-military-mattis/mattis-not-surprised-by-trump-halting-south-korea-drills-pentagon-idUSKBN1J82C12018-06-12
GENEVA Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Bill Perry who negotiated with North Korea a generation ago is looking for three signals that the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been a success he told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-perry/former-u-s-defense-chief-what-to-look-for-in-trump-kim-summit-idUSKBN1J71JR2018-06-11
Alexander Conrad 26 of Chandler Arizona the Department of Defense said late Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-somalia-casualties/u-s-soldier-killed-in-somalia-firefight-identified-idUSKCN1J605R2018-06-10
Last week officials arrested Ron Hansen a former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington state for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-china-spying/ex-cia-officer-convicted-of-spying-for-china-u-s-justice-department-idUSKCN1J431E2018-06-09
The Russian Defense Ministry later denied its war planes were involved according to Russian news agencies Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idlib/air-strikes-kill-at-least-44-in-syria-monitor-says-it-suspects-russia-idUSKCN1J40RH2018-06-08
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States could now redirect significant military capabilities towards Islamic State and other militant groups Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military/u-s-military-operations-against-is-in-afghanistan-to-intensify-idUSKCN1J411O2018-06-08
BRUSSELS U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Brussels on Wednesday seeking to mollify European allies again finding himself in the familiar position of mending relationships frayed by President Donald Trumps policies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nato-mattis/in-europe-mattis-is-in-familiar-spot-calming-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1J213N2018-06-07
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund a nonprofit that represents Bost said she was pleased with the settlement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-walmart-lawsuit/wal-mart-settles-discrimination-lawsuit-by-transgender-worker-idUSKCN1J22TA2018-06-07
Corker said backers might offer the measure as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA a defense policy bill that is passed every year Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-senate/u-s-lawmakers-seek-to-block-trump-on-tariffs-idUSKCN1J127G2018-06-06
WASHINGTON Two senior U.S. Republican Congressman on Tuesday asked environmental group the Natural Resources Defense Council for details on its relationship with Chinas government as part of a wider probe into the links between U.S. green groups and foreign countries Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-environment/republican-lawmakers-probe-environmental-groups-overseas-work-idUSKCN1J12ZB2018-06-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Brussels on Wednesday seeking to mollify European allies officials and experts said finding himself in the familiar position of mending relationships frayed by President Donald Trumps policies Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nato-mattis/in-europe-mattis-finds-himself-in-familiar-spot-calming-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1J213N2018-06-06
Defense attorney Benjamin Brafman and Justin Henry a spokesman for the prosecutor confirmed that Weinstein had pleaded not guilty Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-harvey-weinstein/hollywood-mogul-weinstein-pleads-not-guilty-to-rape-charges-idUSKCN1J115J2018-06-05
Her comments were later echoed by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Defense Minister Marise Payne who said businesses should make their own decisions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china/australia-criticizes-china-pressure-for-qantas-to-change-website-on-taiwan-idUSKCN1J10BP2018-06-05
Taiwans Defense Ministry declined to comment saying the news had yet to be verified Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-military-exclusive/exclusive-at-delicate-moment-u-s-weighs-warship-passage-through-taiwan-strait-idUSKCN1J030R2018-06-05
WASHINGTON A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China the Justice Department said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-china-spying/u-s-ex-defense-intelligence-officer-held-over-alleged-spying-for-china-idUSKCN1J02X92018-06-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Departments inspector general has opened an investigation into misconduct allegations against White House physician Ronny Jackson the inspector generals office said in a statement on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-jackson/pentagon-watchdog-opens-probe-of-white-house-physician-ronny-jackson-idUSKCN1J02VZ2018-06-05
Defense lawyers have previously said phone records show one of the police officers Naing Lin called Wa Lone three times on the day the pair were arrested Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/defense-says-myanmar-police-withheld-evidence-from-reuters-reporters-phones-idUSKCN1J021Q2018-06-04
SINGAPORE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday North Korea will receive relief only after it takes clear and irreversible steps to end its nuclear program adding it would be a bumpy road to a summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa-pentagon/relief-for-north-korea-only-after-clear-irreversible-steps-to-denuclearization-mattis-idUSKCN1IZ00Y2018-06-03
The lava flow left Kapoho and the adjacent development of Vacationland cut off from the rest of the island by road according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaii-evacuees-leave-homes-as-new-lava-threatens-on-big-island-idUSKCN1IZ0072018-06-03
Japans Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera who also spoke at the forum said it was important not to reward North Korea for only agreeing to dialogue Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security/mattis-warns-of-chinese-intimidation-says-u-s-seeks-results-oriented-ties-idUSKCN1IY0162018-06-02
SINGAPORE The United States is willing to work with China on a results relationship but Beijings actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would compete if needed U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security/mattis-warns-of-chinese-intimidation-says-u-s-seeks-results-oriented-ties-idUSKCN1IY0162018-06-02
But the mandatory evacuation was decided prior to that said David Mace a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency currently assigned to the Hawaii County Civil Defense authority Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/mandatory-evacuation-ordered-as-hawaii-eruption-hits-four-week-mark-idUSKCN1IX3D82018-06-01
The U.S. Defense Dept said no such action had been decided Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-usa-military-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-military-looking-at-deploying-anti-missile-system-in-germany-sources-idUSKCN1IX4FV2018-06-01
BEIJING U.S. assertions that China is militarizing the South China Sea are China said on Thursday after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington would confront Chinas actions in the disputed waterways Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-rejects-ridiculous-u-s-accusation-of-south-china-sea-militarization-idUSKCN1IW0ZL2018-05-31
The Liaoning and its accompanying carrier group had successfully been carrying out training missions Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told a monthly news briefing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-says-carrier-group-has-reached-initial-combat-readiness-idUSKCN1IW18F2018-05-31
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on April 30 the United States and its allies would not want to pull troops out of Syria before diplomats win the peace Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-assad/assad-raises-prospect-of-u-s-clash-in-syria-hits-back-at-trump-idUSKCN1IW0K32018-05-31
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the United States would continue to confront what Washington sees as Chinas militarization of islands in the despite drawing condemnation from Beijing for an operation in the region over the weekend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-china/mattis-says-u-s-to-continue-operations-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1IU2RB2018-05-30
LieutenantColonel Jonathan Conricus a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said the most extensive strikes from Gaza since the 2014 war also drew the largest IDF retaliatory since that conflict Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-israel-palestinians-sirens/gaza-militants-launch-barrages-across-border-israel-hits-back-with-air-strikes-idUSKCN1IU0BX2018-05-29
In response an IDF Defense tank targeted an adjacent military observation it said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-gaza/israeli-army-kills-gaza-fighter-while-thwarting-border-breach-idUSKCN1IT1L32018-05-28
The Polish Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-poland-nato-kremlin/kremlin-permanent-u-s-military-presence-in-poland-would-harm-european-security-idUSKCN1IT0TV2018-05-28
Warsaw could offer up to billion in funding for such a military presence according to a Polish Defense Ministry proposal reported by Polish media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-poland-nato-kremlin/kremlin-permanent-u-s-military-presence-in-poland-would-harm-european-security-idUSKCN1IT0TV2018-05-28
Any residents remaining in the current affected areas should evacuate Hawaii County Civil Defense said in an alert Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaii-street-swallowed-by-lava-tide-as-many-more-homes-burn-idUSKCN1IR00L2018-05-26
Speaking at the White House Trump said he remained open to dialogue but had spoken to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and warned North Korea against any reckless act Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-cancels-summit-with-north-koreas-kim-warns-that-military-ready-idUSKCN1IP1RY2018-05-25
The defense policy bill the National Defense Authorization Act is a act one of the few measures that Congress reliably votes into law Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cfius-congress/tighter-foreign-investment-oversight-put-in-u-s-senate-must-pass-bill-idUSKCN1IP3UF2018-05-25
The new source code disclosure rules were included in Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act the Pentagons spending bill according to staffers of Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-cyber-legislation-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-bill-would-force-tech-companies-to-disclose-foreign-software-probes-idUSKCN1IP3O32018-05-25
Defense stocks jumped after Trump called off the North Korea meeting and warned the U.S. military was ready in the event of any acts by North Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-street-dips-after-trump-cancels-north-korea-summit-netflix-gains-idUSKCN1IP1T52018-05-24
Sudans Defense Minister Ali Salem told parliament earlier this month Khartoum was assessing its participation in the operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-yemen-security-sudan-saudi/sudan-says-committed-to-yemen-military-campaign-weeks-after-signaling-doubts-idUSKCN1IP1HO2018-05-24
Lava edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying an old warehouse near the facility County of Hawaii Civil Defense said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/ocean-jungle-explosions-new-risks-from-hawaii-eruption-idUSKCN1IN31J2018-05-23
The TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund established earlier this year by the National Womens Law Center is covering legal fees for the women Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mcdonalds-sexual-harassment-eeoc/workers-hit-mcdonalds-with-new-sexual-harassment-claims-idUSKCN1IN2W22018-05-23
The U.S. Department of Defense has also stopped selling ZTEs mobile phones and modems in stores on its military bases citing potential security risks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-floats-large-fine-management-changes-for-chinas-zte-idUSKCN1IN27O2018-05-22
Pompeo said Washington would work with the Defense Department and allies to counter Iran in the cyberspace and maritime areas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/u-s-toughens-stance-on-iran-lists-sweeping-demands-idUSKCN1IM1DE2018-05-21
The Defense Ministry and government did not respond to a request for comment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-election-military-exclusive/exclusive-in-run-up-to-venezuelan-vote-more-soldiers-dissent-and-desert-idUSKCN1IJ2HV2018-05-19
On Thursday a 21st fissure also opened in Leilani Estates while other fissures reactivated with lava the Hawaii Civil Defense said in an alert Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano-blast/hawaii-volcano-spews-6-mile-high-plume-of-ash-could-blow-again-idUSKCN1II2E32018-05-18
The Defense Department fears that a leakage of high tech equipment to foreign adversaries would lead to U.S. soldiers facing U.S. technology in a future battlefield Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-cfius-congress/u-s-house-panel-hopes-to-vote-soon-on-bill-tightening-foreign-investment-idUSKCN1II2WC2018-05-18
Hawaii Civil Defense and National Guard are pressuring remaining residents to leave and threatening mandatory evacuations if lava closes the remaining exit routes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano-staying/hawaii-community-clings-to-life-in-shadow-of-fiery-volcano-idUSKCN1II2O02018-05-17
The IDFs Defense Iron Dome aerial defense system was activated Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-israel-syria/rocket-siren-in-golan-a-false-alarm-israeli-military-idUSKCN1II23E2018-05-17
The gradual pullback will conclude in late autumn the Defense Ministry said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-denmark/denmark-pulls-special-forces-out-of-iraq-idUSKCN1II1EX2018-05-17
The wind could carry the ash plume as far as Hilo the Big Islands largest city and major tourism center the County of Hawaii Civil Defense warned in an alert Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano-blast/ash-fallout-alert-after-hawaii-volcano-erupts-in-30000-foot-plume-idUSKCN1II2E32018-05-17
1 Launch of the multimillion dollar Times Up Legal Defense Fund to help support legal cases against alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-metoo/cannes-film-festival-faces-new-era-after-metoo-tectonic-shift-idUSKCN1IE0NE2018-05-14
BERLIN The German Defense Ministry will notify lawmakers shortly that it will proceed with plans to lease Israelibuilt HeronTP surveillance drones a program that was delayed last year Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told top military officers on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-military-drones/german-military-to-move-forward-with-plan-to-lease-israeli-drones-idUSKCN1IF1YK2018-05-14
The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by Chinas Huawei and ZTE in stores on its military bases citing potential security risks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-zte-suppliers/u-s-optical-stocks-jump-as-trump-softens-on-chinas-zte-idUSKCN1IF1KY2018-05-14
8 million blanket purchase agreement to supply McAfee hardware software and related services to the U.S. Defense Department the Pentagon said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-intel-pentagon/three-companies-win-550-8-million-deal-to-supply-mcafee-software-to-pentagon-idUSKBN1IA3CY2018-05-10
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Iranian rockets either fell short of their targets military bases in the Israelioccupied Golan Heights or were intercepted Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/israel-says-it-attacked-targets-in-syria-after-iranian-rocket-fire-idUSKBN1IA3GF2018-05-10
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that while there was reason for some about the summit the U.S. troop presence in South Korea would not be part of initial negotiations Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/three-americans-freed-by-north-korea-head-home-thank-trump-idUSKBN1IA08I2018-05-10
Defense lawyers countered that Flemmi who is serving a life sentence for 10 murders could not be trusted Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-crime-salemme/former-new-england-mob-boss-murdered-witness-in-1993-u-s-prosecutor-idUSKBN1IA1BN2018-05-09
I think there is reason for some optimism that these talks could be U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said of the coming summit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/three-americans-freed-by-north-korea-ahead-of-trump-kim-summit-idUSKBN1IA08I2018-05-09
The County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency issued an emergency bulletin ordering residents of the Lanipuna Gardens area on the east side of the island to leave their homes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaii-volcano-erupts-again-prompting-new-evacuations-idUSKBN1I914E2018-05-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. troop presence in South Korea would not be part of initial negotiations with North Korea U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday ahead of expected talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-military/u-s-troops-in-south-korea-not-on-the-table-in-initial-north-korea-talks-idUSKBN1IA2M72018-05-09
WASHINGTON The United States will continue working with its allies to ensure Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday a day after President Donald Trump withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Tehran Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-pentagon/u-s-allies-working-to-stop-iran-from-building-nuclear-bomb-mattis-idUSKBN1IA29E2018-05-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis moved to allay concerns on Wednesday that the United States had alienated itself from close allies with its decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-pentagon/mattis-stresses-work-with-allies-on-iran-even-after-major-split-idUSKBN1IA29E2018-05-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that he did not anticipate asking for more funding for the U.S. military even after President Donald Trump withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-pentagon-funding/pentagon-not-anticipating-additional-funding-after-withdrawal-from-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1IA2M12018-05-09
Hawaii Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno said late on Monday there is still plenty of magma under the ground Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano-life/hawaii-residents-rue-paradise-built-with-lava-discount-idUSKBN1I93552018-05-08
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazils Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna said on Tuesday he is that planemaker Embraer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/brazil-defense-minister-certain-of-boeing-embraer-tie-up-idUSKBN1I92A72018-05-08
The evacuation zone could grow as fissures are spreading into new areas on the eastern side of the Big Island Hawaii Civic Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno told a community meeting Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/more-evacuations-possible-as-hawaii-volcano-fissures-spread-idUSKBN1I914E2018-05-08
Launch of the multimillion dollar Times Up Legal Defense Fund to help support legal cases against alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-metoo/cannes-film-festival-faces-new-era-after-metoo-tectonic-shift-idUSKBN1I824D2018-05-07
So far no fatalities or major injuries have been reported from the volcano according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/go-now-hawaii-residents-warned-as-eruptions-spread-idUSKBN1I80M72018-05-07
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged top lawmakers shepherding a mustpass defense bill through Congress to include measures that would tighten oversight of foreign investment in the United States in hopes of hampering Chinese efforts to gain access to sensitive U.S. technology Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cfius-mattis/mattis-urges-anti-china-measure-to-be-included-in-u-s-defense-bill-idUSKBN1I827S2018-05-07
Although no significant lava flows have yet formed additional outbreaks of lava which can reach temperatures of about 2100 degrees Fahrenheit were expected the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/earthquakes-lava-fissures-could-last-for-months-on-hawaii-usgs-idUSKBN1I608N2018-05-06
In a brief statement Chinas Defense Ministry said the U.S. accusations were false Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-china-djibouti/china-denies-u-s-accusation-of-lasers-pointed-at-planes-in-djibouti-idUSKBN1I429M2018-05-04
MOSCOW The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that inspectors for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had completed their work at the site of a suspected gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma the RIA news agency reported Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/russia-says-opcw-inspectors-completed-work-in-syrias-douma-ria-idUSKBN1I51LA2018-05-04
Russian news agencies on Friday quoted Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying the inspectors had completed their trip to sites in Douma Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/russia-says-opcw-inspectors-completed-work-in-syrias-douma-ria-idUSKBN1I51LA2018-05-04
The Hawaii Fire Department reported extremely high levels of dangerous sulfur dioxide gas detected in the evacuation area the Civil Defense Agency said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-erupts-forcing-hundreds-to-evacuate-idUSKBN1I50AK2018-05-04
Two emergency shelters were opened to take in evacuees the Civil Defense Agency said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-erupts-forcing-evacuations-idUSKBN1I50AK2018-05-04
Two emergency shelters were opened to take in evacuees the Civil Defense Agency said while Governor David Ige activated the Hawaii National Guard to provide emergency response help Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-erupts-forcing-hundreds-to-evacuate-idUSKBN1I50AK2018-05-04
Chinas Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the latest report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
The U.S. Department of Defense has already stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by Huawei and ZTE in stores on its military bases citing potential security risks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-telecoms/u-s-considering-restrictions-on-chinas-telecoms-companies-sources-idUSKBN1I32GF2018-05-03
Defense and prosecution lawyers made legal arguments in front of the judge a week ago on a motion filed by prosecutors following Moe Yan Naings April 20 testimony Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/myanmar-court-accepts-testimony-of-policeman-who-said-reuters-reporters-framed-idUSKBN1I30XI2018-05-02
SOFIA Bulgaria could eventually be in the market for up to 10 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Sovietdesigned MiG29s Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bulgaria-defence-airplane/bulgaria-may-buy-up-to-10-warplanes-as-process-goes-back-to-scratch-idUSKBN1I23SN2018-05-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by the Chinese technology companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech/pentagon-stops-selling-huawei-zte-phones-in-its-bases-cites-security-idUSKBN1I326H2018-05-02
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has provided the White House updated guidance on criteria for transferring any new individuals to the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guantanamo/pentagon-crafts-new-criteria-for-picking-inmates-for-guantanamo-idUSKBN1I32AQ2018-05-02
JERUSALEM A planned live test of Israels Arrow3 ballistic missile interceptor in the United States has been postponed to improve the systems readiness the Israeli Defense Ministry said on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-arms-israel-usa-arrow/israel-postpones-u-s-based-test-of-arrow-3-missile-interceptor-idUSKBN1I23KA2018-05-01
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last week that he expected a effort soon against the ultrahardline militants in eastern Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/u-s-backed-syrian-forces-resume-battle-against-islamic-state-idUSKBN1I23902018-05-01
WASHINGTON The United States and its allies would not want to pull troops out of Syria before diplomats win the peace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday one of the strongest signs yet a full U.S. withdrawal was unlikely anytime soon Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-usa-mattis/mattis-plays-down-odds-of-syria-pullout-before-peace-agreement-idUSKBN1I125V2018-05-01
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he expected a effort against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria in the coming days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-euphrates/u-s-backed-forces-say-they-regain-villages-seized-by-syrian-army-idUSKBN1I00EX2018-04-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday deferred questions about the future U.S. military presence on the Korean peninsula to diplomats whom he said would deal with that and other issues should there be a peace agreement with North Korea Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-usa-military/diplomats-to-grapple-with-u-s-troop-presence-in-south-korea-u-s-defense-secretary-idUSKBN1HY2UN2018-04-28
Kevin Kick the commander of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade which oversees the missile defense system said it was constantly being improved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-korea-missiles-alaska/in-alaska-soldiers-relish-role-in-u-s-missile-defense-idUSKBN1HY0FD2018-04-27
The Defense Ministry which oversees the military and the air force said it did not have information about the case Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence/inter-american-court-hears-first-case-on-mexico-military-abuses-idUSKBN1HX33Z2018-04-27
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis played down concerns on Thursday about whether a potential U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine attempts to strike an agreement with North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-iran/mattis-plays-down-link-between-iran-nuclear-deal-and-north-korea-talks-idUSKBN1HX2JE2018-04-27
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that a report into a deadly ambush in Niger last year that killed four U.S. soldiers has found that a number of issues led to the incident Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-niger-military/last-years-ambush-in-niger-due-to-number-of-problems-mattis-idUSKBN1HX2WB2018-04-27
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States would probably not keeping a holding force in Syria to ensure that Islamic State militants did not reemerge the latest sign that a total U.S. withdrawal was unlikely Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-military/u-s-would-probably-regret-lack-of-holding-force-in-syria-mattis-idUSKBN1HX2PX2018-04-27
Defense Ministry spokesman Wu repeated that statement and added his own warning Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-taiwan/china-flexes-muscles-with-guam-killer-missile-new-drills-near-taiwan-idUSKBN1HX0TT2018-04-26
Taiwans Defense Ministry said it sent planes and ships to monitor the activity and ensure its maritime and airspace security and there were no abnormal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-taiwan/china-flexes-muscles-with-guam-killer-missile-new-drills-near-taiwan-idUSKBN1HX0TT2018-04-26
Defense lawyer Thomas Mesereau labeled Constand a pathological and reminded the jury she continued to call Cosby after the alleged assault Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-prosecutors-say-his-time-to-escape-justice-is-over-idUSKBN1HV11R2018-04-25
Japans Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-germany-france/japan-seeks-role-in-french-german-marine-surveillance-plane-project-sources-idUSKBN1HW0882018-04-25
A planned sale of Lockheeds Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense system is currently in the contract review process in Saudi Arabia he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-airshow-lockheed/lockheed-lauds-u-s-arms-sales-push-sees-foreign-sales-rising-idUSKBN1HV2RA2018-04-24
And with both AlmazAntey Air and Space Defense Corporation which makes the S400 and Rosoboronexport which negotiates Russian export deals listed as under sanction those deals have become trickier Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-india/some-u-s-allies-caught-in-crossfire-of-sanctions-on-russian-arms-idUSKBN1HV04N2018-04-24
Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial singling out accuser Andrea Constand during closing arguments on Tuesday as a pathological liar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-arrives-at-court-for-closing-arguments-in-sexual-assault-trial-idUSKBN1HV11R2018-04-24
Defense lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday attacked the credibility of women who testified against him at his sexual assault trial drawing a stern rebuke from prosecutors who said such shaming of victims was the reason women do not report sex crimes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-lawyers-attack-accusers-credibility-drawing-prosecutor-rebuke-idUSKBN1HV11R2018-04-24
Chinas Defense Ministry did not respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-defence-carrier/chinas-first-home-built-carrier-looks-set-to-start-sea-trials-idUSKBN1HU1662018-04-23
BERLIN The German Defense Ministry plans to spend billions of euros on armaments this year to tackle deficiencies in the armed forces equipment German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-defence/german-defense-ministry-wants-to-spend-billions-on-armaments-this-year-report-idUSKBN1HT0SD2018-04-22
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reiterated his governments policy of preventing Iranian entrenchment in Syria Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran-israel/iran-israel-play-down-prospects-theyll-go-to-war-over-syria-idUSKBN1HT0U32018-04-22
A medical startup funded in part by the U.S. Defense Department wants to bring medical treatment built for Navy Seals to the sports world Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-keepingscore-20apr2018/from-the-battlefield-to-the-playing-field-idUSKBN1HR2N42018-04-21
Defense attorneys have said their clients were entrapped by the federal governments use of an informant who provided the three men with maps and encouraged the use of bombs Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kansas-crime-somalia/in-kansas-three-found-guilty-in-plot-to-bomb-somalis-apartment-complex-idUSKBN1HP32L2018-04-19
Pompeo flew to North Korea from a U.S. Air Force base in Osan south of Seoul an official with South Koreas Defense Ministry said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-hopes-for-successful-north-korea-summit-but-warns-he-could-walk-away-idUSKBN1HP35B2018-04-19
Defense attorneys have said their clients were entrapped by the federal government Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-kansas-crime-somalia/kansas-militia-members-wanted-to-kill-muslims-send-message-prosecutor-idUSKBN1HO38I2018-04-18
Defense attorneys on Monday sought to undercut Constands credibility pressing her about accusations that she had schemed to plant a false story of abuse to reap hush money Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-liked-petting-touching-police-who-interviewed-him-testify-idUSKBN1HO1052018-04-17
Senate Resolves to invite the CBN Governor and Ministers of Finance and Defense to shed more light on the release of the the Senate said in a tweet Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-politics/nigerias-senate-seeks-explanation-of-462-million-to-buy-helicopters-idUSKBN1HO1SG2018-04-17
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday updated its request for proposals from potential bidders on a billion project for cloud computing services in a deal that has been closely watched because Amazon Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-pentagon-cloud/pentagon-revises-request-for-cloud-computing-services-idUSKBN1HN2O32018-04-16
WASHINGTON The state of California has opted not to take part in the Trump administrations effort to send National Guard troops to the countrys southern border with Mexico a Defense Department official confirmed at a briefing Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/california-not-taking-part-in-enhanced-u-s-border-security-operation-idUSKBN1HN2RA2018-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford will brief the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about Syria behind closed doors on Tuesday afternoon congressional aides said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-senate/u-s-military-chiefs-to-brief-congress-on-syria-behind-closed-doors-idUSKBN1HN2E32018-04-16
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was only certain about intelligence that chlorine gas was used by Assads forces on April 7 before Americas strikes on Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-redline/in-syria-strikes-u-s-blurs-red-line-for-intervention-idUSKBN1HL1CR2018-04-15
Defense Minister Florence Parly said this meant Russia had been warned to avoid any confrontation or escalation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-france/france-syria-strikes-aim-met-more-possible-if-red-line-crossed-idUSKBN1HL03S2018-04-14
Defense Secretary James Mattis new national security adviser John Bolton Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley were all involved in the talks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/after-chemical-weapons-attack-trump-quickly-changed-tune-on-syria-idUSKBN1HL08I2018-04-14
However said two other officials Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other military leaders have warned that the larger the attack the greater the risk of a confrontation with Russia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-trump/with-russia-on-his-mind-trump-looks-for-tougher-approach-on-syria-sources-idUSKBN1HK2U92018-04-14
Irans military chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri assured Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub of Tehrans continued support Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-iran-guards/irans-supreme-leader-says-western-attack-on-syria-a-crime-idUSKBN1HL0DO2018-04-14
PARIS The capacity of the Syrian regime to produce and store chemical weapons has been considerably after the air strikes conducted by the French U.S and British military on Saturday Defense Minister Florence Parly said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-homs/france-says-syrias-capacity-to-produce-chemical-weapons-considerably-weakened-idUSKBN1HL12K2018-04-14
Speaking at an assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy Lavrov said he would talk about how our western partners explain their absolutely lawless and unacceptable in Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia/russias-lavrov-says-western-strikes-on-syria-unacceptable-and-lawless-idUSKBN1HL10K2018-04-14
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the strikes a one time although Trump raised the prospect of further strikes if Assads government again used chemical weapons Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-uk-france-strike-syria-in-first-coordinated-action-against-assad-idUSKBN1HJ0ZS2018-04-14
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the strikes a onetime although Trump raised the prospect of further strikes if Assads government again used chemical weapons Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/u-s-uk-france-strike-syria-to-punish-assad-for-suspected-poison-gas-use-idUSKBN1HJ0ZS2018-04-14
Embraer and Brazils Defense Ministry which has been heading up the governments working group on the deal did not immediately respond to requests for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/boeing-embraer-proposal-brings-tie-up-closer-not-imminent-sources-idUSKBN1HJ2FI2018-04-13
The lawmakers Elijah Cummings and Stephen Lynch said the Department of Defense reported to them that Calk had called Army administrative personnel in November 2016 regarding the confirmation process in general Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/banker-asked-about-u-s-army-post-before-making-manafort-loan-lawmakers-idUSKBN1HJ33S2018-04-13
Defense attorney Thomas Mesereau who represented Michael Jackson in his 2005 acquittal on child molestation charges will resume his crossexamination of former bartender Janice BakerKinney Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-defense-lawyers-hitting-back-hard-against-accusers-idUSKBN1HJ1BU2018-04-12
However U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States was still assessing evidence over who was behind the attack which it has said bears the hallmark of Assads forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-shaaban/assad-adviser-says-syrian-government-allies-consulting-idUSKBN1HI3362018-04-12
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a retired Marine general has been internally pushing Pentagon officials to become more observant of operational security particularly in their conversations with the news media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-intelligence/syria-repositions-air-assets-as-trump-hints-at-war-idUSKBN1HI2PN2018-04-12
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis striking a cautious tone after Trumps threat of missile strikes said on Wednesday the United States was assessing intelligence about the suspected toxic gas attack Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/west-weighs-syria-attack-that-could-lead-to-confrontation-with-russia-idUSKBN1HJ0ZS2018-04-12
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis striking a cautious tone after Trumps threat of missile strikes said the United States was assessing intelligence about the suspected attack Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/trump-signals-strikes-against-syria-lays-into-assad-ally-russia-idUSKBN1HI1BY2018-04-12
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Thursday he believed there was a chemical attack in Syria and that the United States wanted inspectors on the ground to collect evidence warning that job became more difficult as time passes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/mattis-says-i-believe-there-was-a-chemical-attack-in-syria-idUSKBN1HJ2ES2018-04-12
When the Defense Department stops taking deliveries of F35s foreign customers can also be affected Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lockheed-f35-pentagon/pentagon-confirms-delivery-suspension-of-lockheed-f-35-jets-idUSKBN1HJ28F2018-04-12
Defense and prosecution lawyers made legal arguments in front of the a week ago after the defense filed a motion to have the case thrown out two weeks ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-myanmar-journalists/myanmar-judge-rejects-request-for-dismissal-of-case-against-two-jailed-reuters-reporters-idUSKBN1HI0FH2018-04-11
Defense lawyer Kathleen Bliss asked Thomas about the attention she received in the press after coming forward with her accusations against Cosby Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-lawyers-suggest-accuser-testified-against-him-to-help-career-idUSKBN1HI1CN2018-04-11
The Israeli military has said that the Israeli Defense Force did not intentionally target journalists Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israeli-palestinians-usa/palestinian-journalist-shot-in-gaza-was-cleared-for-u-s-grant-official-idUSKBN1HH3LE2018-04-11
The U.S. Defense Department said it did not comment on potential military actions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/trump-signals-strikes-against-syria-lays-into-assad-backer-russia-idUSKBN1HI1BY2018-04-11
The U.S. Defense Department said it does not comment on potential future military Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/missiles-will-be-coming-to-syria-trump-warns-russia-idUSKBN1HI1BY2018-04-11
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis striking a cautious tone hours after Trumps threat of missile strikes said the United States was assessing intelligence about the suspected attack Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/trump-signals-strikes-against-syria-lays-into-assad-backer-russia-idUSKBN1HI1BY2018-04-11
WASHINGTON The United States is still assessing intelligence about last weekends suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday striking a cautious tone hours after President Donald Trump threatened missile strikes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-mattis/u-s-still-assessing-intelligence-on-syria-chemical-attack-mattis-idUSKBN1HI2IO2018-04-11
Defense attorneys were due to make their opening statement on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-paid-accuser-3-4-million-in-civil-suit-prosecutor-tells-jury-idUSKBN1HG1AZ2018-04-10
At this time the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in the Pentagon said in a statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-says-u-s-suspected-of-attacking-air-base-but-pentagon-denies-it-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
Defense analysts say there are large deployments of Russian forces at the base and jets fly regular sorties from there to strike rebelheld areas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/syria-says-u-s-suspected-of-attacking-air-base-but-pentagon-denies-it-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
Scott Slesinger legislative director of the Natural Resources Defense Council said local residents should have input in major projects and downplayed the memorandum Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure/white-house-seeks-to-speed-reviews-of-major-infrastructure-projects-idUSKBN1HG29G2018-04-09
The U.S. Department of Defense issued a release last October estimating the cost of the deal for 12 Bell UH1Y utility helicopters at million Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-czech-army/czech-republic-to-launch-army-helicopter-tender-in-summer-idUSKBN1HG1U52018-04-09
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday accused Russia of falling short on its obligations to ensure that Syria abandoned its chemical weapons capabilities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria/citing-atrocities-trump-says-to-decide-on-syria-chemical-attack-idUSKBN1HG0D82018-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would not rule out after a suspected chemical attack in Syria triggered speculation about a U.S. military response and he piled blame on Russia for falling short on its obligations to ensure that Syria abandoned its chemical weapons capabilities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-mattis/mattis-does-not-rule-out-anything-after-suspected-syria-gas-attack-idUSKBN1HG1ZH2018-04-09
30 a Department of Defense memo showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/texas-sends-250-national-guard-troops-to-mexico-border-idUSKBN1HE0782018-04-07
As part of the memo Trump asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-memo/trump-signs-memo-ending-catch-and-release-immigration-policy-idUSKCN1HD31Q2018-04-07
The plaintiffs were represented by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the law firm Outten Golden Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-target-lawsuit/target-settles-claims-it-screened-blacks-hispanics-out-of-jobs-idUSKCN1HC2AN2018-04-06
Defense lawyers countered there was no evidence their client ever touched Zahau Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-death-mystery/bizarre-california-hanging-death-leads-to-5-million-civil-judgment-idUSKCN1HB38A2018-04-05
Defense lawyers representing the former leaders said they would seek to overturn the verdict Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bolivia-trial/u-s-jury-finds-ex-bolivia-leader-responsible-for-civilian-deaths-idUSKCN1HA2W42018-04-04
Defense lawyers at Bill Cosbys retrial on sexual assault charges can call a witness they say will undermine his accusers credibility a Pennsylvania judge said on Tuesday reversing his ruling on that witness in the first trial that ended with a hung jury Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-can-call-witness-to-undermine-sex-assault-accuser-judge-rules-idUSKCN1HA1R62018-04-03
Defense lawyers at Bill Cosbys retrial on sexual assault charges can call a witness they say will undermine his accusers credibility a Pennsylvania judge said on Tuesday reversing his ruling that barred the same witness from the first trial of the comedian once known as Americas Dad Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-can-call-witness-to-undercut-sex-assault-accuser-judge-rules-idUSKCN1HA1R62018-04-03
Defense lawyers had asked ONeill to permit Jackson to testify that Constand a former coworker once told her she could profit by accusing a famous person of sexual assault Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/cosby-can-call-witness-to-undercut-sex-assault-accuser-judge-rules-idUSKCN1HA1R62018-04-03
WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he is meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis to discuss a proposal for the military to secure the countrys border with Mexico Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-military/trump-to-meet-with-mattis-to-discuss-military-protecting-u-s-border-with-mexico-idUSKCN1HA2DE2018-04-03
We are going to be doing things Trump told reporters at the White House adding that he had discussed the idea with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-military/trump-says-will-use-military-to-protect-u-s-border-idUSKCN1HA25B2018-04-03
EDINBURGH Britains defense capabilities must evolve to keep step with the growing threat posed by Russia Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said as a standoff between Moscow and the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter deepened Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-russia-williamson/britain-must-keep-step-with-russias-evolving-capabilities-minister-idUSKBN1H70QH2018-04-01
Defense lawyers have accused FBI agents of adding words that they say Salman never used to her statements made during questioning that she helped Mateen scout targets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orlando-shooting/jury-yet-to-decide-if-orlando-gunmans-widow-had-role-in-pulse-attack-idUSKBN1H519I2018-03-30
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has spoken with US President Donald Trump about the potential use of military funds for a border wall with Mexico the Pentagon said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-border-military/trump-has-talked-to-mattis-about-u-s-mexico-wall-funding-pentagon-idUSKBN1H52K12018-03-30
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday it was coordinating with the United States on a possible visit to China by US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis which would be the first such trip under US President Donald Trumps administration Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-says-it-is-coordinating-with-u-s-over-possible-mattis-visit-idUSKBN1H51EW2018-03-29
Last Friday the White House announced Trump had signed the memorandum but also had given the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security authority to implement policies as they see fit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/pentagon-silent-on-u-s-transgender-policy-idUSKBN1H52VB2018-03-29
Since then the Pentagon has mostly declined to answer even basic questions like who was on a panel that provided Defense Secretary Jim Mattis with recommendations Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/pentagon-silent-on-u-s-transgender-policy-idUSKBN1H52VB2018-03-29
The Defense Ministry is expected to launch a competition this summer with the goal of awarding a contract in mid2019 Gschossmann said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-netherlands-military/german-general-sees-closer-missile-defense-ties-with-dutch-idUSKBN1H52AL2018-03-29
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Thursday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had spoken with President Donald Trump about the potential use of military funds for a border wall with Mexico Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-border-military/pentagon-has-spoken-with-trump-about-potential-border-wall-funding-idUSKBN1H52K12018-03-29
Defense lawyers and prosecutors will have almost six hours in total to make their last pitches to the jury according to the trial schedule from US District Judge Paul Byron Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orlando-shooting/federal-prosecutors-to-make-final-case-against-orlando-gunmans-widow-idUSKBN1H41CF2018-03-28
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said it kinda looked Kim went to Beijing but told reporters at the Pentagon I dont know Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china/north-korean-leader-was-in-delegation-visiting-beijing-source-idUSKBN1H305W2018-03-27
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday he had no reservations or concerns about President Donald Trumps incoming national security adviser John Bolton a hawk who has advocated using military force against North Korea and Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis-bolton/defense-secretary-mattis-says-has-no-reservations-about-bolton-idUSKBN1H32BI2018-03-27
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday it kinda looked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went to Chinas capital Beijing but told reporters at the Pentagon I dont know Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-pentagon/did-north-koreas-kim-go-to-china-u-s-says-uncertain-but-looked-like-it-idUSKBN1H327S2018-03-27
The US military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in January Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-taiwan-fighterjets/republicans-press-for-f-35-fighter-jet-sale-to-taiwan-idUSKBN1H22BO2018-03-26
Lets stipulate the SelfDefense Forces and put an end to a controversy about violation of the constitution Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-politics/japans-abe-apologizes-amid-cronyism-scandal-vows-to-revise-constitution-idUSKBN1H104T2018-03-25
The White House said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had found that individuals with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria presented a risk to military effectiveness Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/trump-moves-to-limit-transgender-individuals-from-military-service-idUSKBN1H002S2018-03-24
But she said Boltons position on the Iran agreement would meet strong resistance from US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the European powers who are also signatories Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-reaction/zionist-hawk-stalwart-friend-strong-words-greet-bolton-nomination-idUSKBN1GZ1OW2018-03-23
Defense attorneys said Thursday their clients were entrapped by the federal government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kansas-crime-somalia/kansas-militia-members-wanted-to-kill-muslims-prosecutor-idUSKBN1GY3812018-03-23
Representatives for Canadas Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan who share responsibility for buying military equipment did not immediately respond to requests for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-bombardier/canada-calls-end-to-trade-case-positive-for-longstanding-boeing-ties-idUSKBN1GZ1ZP2018-03-23
WASHINGTON The US Missile Defense Agency saw its 2018 budget jump to its highest level on record at Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-missiledefense/u-s-missile-defense-agency-budget-boosted-to-11-5-billion-idUSKBN1GZ0652018-03-23
WASHINGTON There is an urgent need to find a political solution to Yemens war US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday as he voiced hope for a UN special envoys peace efforts and firmly backed Riyadh Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-saudi-pentagon/mattis-tells-saudi-leader-of-urgent-need-to-find-end-to-yemen-war-idUSKBN1GY2132018-03-22
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday there was an urgent need to find a political solution to Yemens war as he voiced hope for a UN special envoys peace efforts and firmly backed Riyadh Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-saudi-pentagon/mattis-tells-saudi-leader-urgent-need-to-find-end-to-yemens-war-idUSKBN1GY2132018-03-22
Navy Commander Sarah Higgins a spokeswoman said the Defense Department was reviewing information received from Saudi Arabia regarding alDarbis transfer Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-guantanamo/exclusive-u-s-advancing-toward-first-guantanamo-repatriation-under-trump-idUSKBN1GW07P2018-03-20
MOSCOW More than 6000 people have left Syrias eastern Ghouta since Monday morning Interfax news agency said citing Russias Defense Ministry Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-midest-crisis-syria-ghouta/more-than-6000-people-left-syrias-eastern-ghouta-on-monday-interfax-idUSKBN1GV0KU2018-03-19
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended US military support to Saudi Arabianled coalition forces in Yemen on Thursday as he explained a personal appeal to lawmakers who are considering whether to end Washingtons involvement in the devastating conflict Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-yemen-mattis/mattis-dont-restrict-u-s-support-to-saudi-led-forces-in-yemen-idUSKCN1GS00N2018-03-16
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that Rex Tillersons firing as US secretary of state did not come up during his talks overseas this week describing interest in the issue as largely a Washington DC story Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson-mattis/mattis-calls-tillerson-firing-a-washington-d-c-story-idUSKCN1GS0162018-03-16
Shortly afterwards Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin slammed Scaparotti saying the US general had accused Serbia of being a danger to the Balkans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-serbia/pentagon-blames-misinformation-for-serbia-defense-minister-comment-idUSKCN1GR2J22018-03-15
Using only climbing shoes and chalk he clung to the window ledges to lift himself up past the towers 48 floors cheered on by office workersturnedspectators in La Defense Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-spiderman/at-55-french-spiderman-keeps-climbing-worlds-skyscrapers-idUSKCN1GR1SJ2018-03-15
Defense attorney Linda Moreno told jurors Salman was unaware of her sinister plans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orlando-shooting/widow-of-orlando-nightclub-gunman-knew-of-his-plans-prosecutors-say-idUSKCN1GQ15L2018-03-14
Defense Ministry responding to the protests last year said the government cared about welfare attached great importance to resolving their difficulties and had done much to better their conditions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-to-improve-veterans-care-after-protests-with-new-ministry-idUSKCN1GP03B2018-03-13
KABUL The United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16yearold war US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday as he made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-afghanistan-usa/u-s-picking-up-taliban-interest-in-afghan-peace-talks-mattis-idUSKCN1GP0EL2018-03-13
More than 1000 veterans also demonstrated outside Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing in 2016 and reports of protests in parts of the country surface every few months Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-to-improve-veterans-care-after-protests-with-new-ministry-idUSKCN1GP03B2018-03-13
The heatmap revelations prompted the US Defense Department which encourages personnel to limit their internet presence to review security protocols Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-strava-privacy-exclusive/exclusive-fitness-app-strava-overhauls-map-that-revealed-military-positions-idUSKCN1GP1WE2018-03-13
The names include Igor Sechin head of state oil firm Defense Minister Sergei Igor Dyumin a former Putin bodyguard who became a regional governor and Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-election-term/putin-has-russia-guessing-before-election-how-long-will-he-keep-power-idUSKCN1GP0S92018-03-13
Tillerson had developed a strong relationship with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and the two were seen as a moderating influence on some of policies Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson/trump-fires-top-diplomat-tillerson-taps-cias-pompeo-idUSKCN1GP1NJ2018-03-13
Tillerson had joined Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in pressing a skeptical Trump to stick with the agreement with Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-nuclear/u-s-general-signals-support-for-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1GP2032018-03-13
In Muscat US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said it would be very for Syrian government forces to use weaponized gas citing unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area state media said after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta/syrian-army-splinters-rebel-enclave-in-ghouta-onslaught-idUSKCN1GN0952018-03-11
MUSCAT US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday he will not publicly discuss issues related to North Korea deferring to diplomats and the White House ahead of a proposed meeting between President Donald Trump and North leader Kim Jong Un NegativeMUSCAT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday he will not publicly discuss issues related to North Korea deferring to diplomats and the White House ahead of a proposed meeting between President Donald Trump and North leader Kim Jong Un http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-mattis/mattis-goes-silent-on-north-korea-ahead-of-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1GN0DD2018-03-11
MUSCAT US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus NegativeMUSCAT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Syria on Sunday it would be very for government forces to use weaponized gas as he cited unconfirmed reports of chlorine attacks in eastern Ghouta and slammed Russian support for Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-usa-mattis/u-s-warns-unwise-for-syria-to-use-weaponized-gas-slams-russia-idUSKCN1GN0CK2018-03-11
Defenserelated stocks tumble NeutralNikkei gains 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-surges-on-trump-kim-news-then-cools-us-jobs-data-awaited-idUSL4N1QR3302018-03-09
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was guarded when asked on Wednesday about the prospect of North Korean engagement NeutralTwo South Korean envoys will travel to the United States on Thursday to meet National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and other officials to discuss this meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un officials in Seoul and Washington said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea-usa/south-korea-envoys-to-meet-security-adviser-mcmaster-during-u-s-trip-idUSKCN1GJ39Z2018-03-08
In a letter to US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Byrne said he was concerned about influence in Djibouti and the impact it would have on US military and intelligence assets NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. general for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American military could face consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa in an effort to expand its influence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-china-djibouti/significant-consequences-if-china-takes-key-port-in-djibouti-u-s-general-idUSKCN1GI2V02018-03-07
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters late on Tuesday that it is necessary to assess whether the NorthSouth summit will really lead to the abandonment of nuclear and missile development NegativeFeeling the pressure of sanctions North Korea seems in its apparent willingness to halt nuclear tests if it held denuclearization talks with the United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday as U.S. South Korean and Japanese officials voiced skepticism about any discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-southkorea/trump-calls-north-korea-sincere-on-possible-nuclear-talks-others-skeptical-idUSKBN1GH3BX2018-03-07
TOKYO Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Wednesday that North intentions were unclear and careful analysis was needed when asked by reporters about plans for a summit by North and South Korea NegativeTOKYO Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Wednesday that North intentions were unclear and careful analysis was needed when asked by reporters about plans for a summit by North and South Korea http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-northkorea-missile-onodera/japan-defense-minister-says-north-koreas-intentions-unclear-careful-analysis-needed-idUSKCN1GJ04P2018-03-07
Defense arguments to bar the 19 other accusers from the witness stand at retrial were slated for Tuesday when the pretrial hearing resumes Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/prosecutor-in-cosby-sex-abuse-retrial-he-did-it-19-times-before-idUSKBN1GH1FR2018-03-06
Ryoko Azuma will command four ships with a combined crew of 1000 of which only 30 are women that make up the Maritime Self Defense First Escort Division NegativeTOKYO navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier as it tries to lure more females to make up for a dearth of male recruits in graying Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defence-femalecommander/japans-navy-appoints-first-woman-to-command-warship-squadron-idUSKCN1GI0VC2018-03-06
The US Army confirmed on Monday that it had mishandled retired bombsniffing war dogs and said it would comply with recommendations in a Defense Department Inspector report that called for reforms NegativeThe U.S. Army confirmed on Monday that it had mishandled retired bombsniffing war dogs and said it would comply with recommendations in a Defense Department Inspector report that called for reforms http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-dogs/u-s-army-says-mishandled-war-dogs-will-comply-with-call-for-reform-idUSKBN1GI02E2018-03-06
A spokesman for Ministry of Defense declined to comment NegativeTOKYO navy wants to buy its first oil tanker to carry fuel to Okinawa as it cranks up operations in the East China Sea to counter a growing Chinese naval presence two sources familiar with plan said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defense-tanker/japans-navy-to-buy-tanker-to-fuel-ships-patrolling-east-china-sea-sources-idUSKBN1GH0B22018-03-05
MOSCOW Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Washington was flouting a UN resolution on Syria by failing to stop rebels it controlled from launching daily attacks on the Syrian army in eastern Ghouta and shelling Damascus NegativeMOSCOW Ministry of Defense said on Monday that Washington was flouting a U.N. resolution on Syria by failing to stop rebels it controlled from launching daily attacks on the Syrian army in eastern Ghouta and shelling Damascus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ghouta-russia-us/u-s-flouting-u-n-syria-resolution-by-not-reining-in-ghouta-rebels-russia-idUSKBN1GH26T2018-03-05
That announcement came during a twoday visit to Hanoi by US Defense Secretary James Mattis and followed months of backroom military diplomacy between Hanoi and the Pentagon NegativeDANANG Vietnam A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War dramatically underscoring the growing strategic ties between the former foes at a time when regional influence is rising http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vietnam-carrier-vietnam/u-s-carrier-arrives-in-vietnam-amid-rising-chinese-influence-in-region-idUSKBN1GH0HL2018-03-05
Contrary to the action announced by Trump on Thursday the Department of Defense had recommended targeted steel tariffs and a delay in aluminum duties NegativeU.S. President Donald planned tariffs on steel and aluminum will distort global trade and cost jobs trade minister said on Friday highlighting the risk of retaliatory measures as Asian exporters sought details on the plans http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade/asia-fears-trade-war-after-trump-plans-hefty-steel-aluminum-tariffs-idUSKCN1GE0AN2018-03-02
Defense lawyers contend the US government could not show any direct links between Mateen and Islamic State before the attack and has provided no evidence that Salman aided her husband NegativeORLANDO Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orlando-shooting/trial-starts-for-widow-of-orlando-nightclub-gunman-idUSKCN1GD4PL2018-03-01
Defense Minister Chang Wanquan for example is also a state councillor NegativeBEIJING China is expected to announce a reshuffle of its top diplomats at an annual meeting of parliament in March aiming to deal with U.S. President Donald growing suspicion of Beijing several sources familiar with the plan said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-diplomacy/with-eye-on-u-s-china-to-revamp-top-tier-of-diplomats-sources-idUSKCN1GB0EN2018-02-27
Defense contracts with US and European companies have long been a source of corruption and Prince Mohammed has it is that high military spending has not translated into better performance NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a shakeup that elevates a younger generation brings a woman into a senior government job and tightens Crown Prince Mohammed bin grip on power http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-government/saudi-arabia-reshuffles-military-promotes-woman-at-labor-ministry-idUSKCN1GA2P32018-02-27
Defense lawyers argued prosecutors lacked evidence their clients conspired to commit murders or drug trafficking as required to prove the racketeering charge NegativeBOSTON Four MS13 members in Massachusetts who were arrested in a 2016 crackdown that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called an example of how authorities should tackle the violent gang were convicted of federal charges on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-crime-gang/ms-13-gang-members-convicted-in-boston-racketeering-drug-trial-idUSKCN1GA2SN2018-02-27
Last week US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis provided his recommendations to the White House on transgender people serving in the military NeutralWASHINGTON A transgender recruit has signed a contract to join the U.S. military for the first time since a federal court ruled late last year that the military would have to accept openly transgender people the Pentagon said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/in-a-first-openly-transgender-recruit-signs-up-for-u-s-military-idUSKCN1GA2T62018-02-27
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said that the United States is still unsure who directed the attack PositiveWASHINGTON A senior U.S. general accused Russia on Tuesday of playing a destabilizing role in Syria and acting as both arsonist and as a brief truce unilaterally declared by Moscow in the eastern Ghouta region collapsed http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-syria/russia-both-arsonist-and-firefighter-in-syria-u-s-general-idUSKCN1GB27J2018-02-27
Army Reserve General Joaquim Silva e Luna will temporarily take over as the head of the Defense Ministry a presidential spokesman said NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann will become the head of the new Ministry of Public Security that will coordinate efforts between all levels of government to try to curb escalating violence across Brazil the government announced Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-securty/brazil-defense-minister-to-take-over-public-security-post-idUSKCN1GA21A2018-02-26
BRASILIA Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann will become the head of the new Ministry of Public Security that will coordinate efforts between all levels of government to try to curb escalating violence across Brazil the government announced Monday NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann will become the head of the new Ministry of Public Security that will coordinate efforts between all levels of government to try to curb escalating violence across Brazil the government announced Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-securty/brazil-defense-minister-to-take-over-public-security-post-idUSKCN1GA21A2018-02-26
Jonathan Schanzer of the Washington think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies said move was the largest tranche of DPRK released by the Treasury Department NegativeThe United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear missile program and President Donald Trump warned of a phase that could be very very unfortunate for the if the steps did not work http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-trump/u-s-imposes-more-north-korea-sanctions-trump-warns-of-phase-two-idUSKCN1G71RD2018-02-24
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military the Pentagon said on Friday after President Donald call last year for a ban on such service NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military the Pentagon said on Friday after President Donald call last year for a ban on such service http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/pentagon-makes-recommendations-to-white-house-on-transgender-individuals-idUSKCN1G722L2018-02-24
Janus 65 is backed in the legal fight by antiunion groups including the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for publicemployee unions potentially reducing organized influence in the workplace and at the ballot box http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-unions/fees-case-may-enable-u-s-supreme-court-to-curb-union-power-idUSKCN1G71E62018-02-23
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will provide his recommendation to President Donald Trump on transgender individuals and military service sometime this week the Pentagon said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will provide his recommendation to President Donald Trump on transgender individuals and military service sometime this week the Pentagon said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender/pentagon-to-provide-recommendation-on-transgender-individuals-to-trump-this-week-idUSKCN1G62EL2018-02-23
MOSCOW ceasefire monitoring center has been damaged by shelling from the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus the TASS news agency cited Ministry of Defense as saying late on Tuesday NegativeMOSCOW ceasefire monitoring center has been damaged by shelling from the rebelheld district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus the TASS news agency cited Ministry of Defense as saying late on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-shelling/russia-says-syrian-ceasefire-monitoring-center-hit-in-shelling-tass-idUSKCN1G50JE2018-02-21
Ministry of Defense did not respond to requests for comment NegativeSHANGHAI Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month a Chinese news portal said amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-china/chinese-warships-enter-east-indian-ocean-amid-maldives-tensions-idUSKCN1G40V92018-02-20
7 attack on US and USbacked forces in Syria Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/mideast-crisis-syria-pentagon/u-s-still-unsure-who-directed-syria-attack-despite-russian-dead-idUSKCN1G204S2018-02-18
Defense Minister Yacoub Riad Sarraf who spoke after Netanyahu warned against Watch out we will defend ourselves NegativeMUNICH Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself not just its allies in the Middle East after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-germany-security-israel-iran/netanyahu-says-israel-could-act-against-irans-empire-idUSKCN1G20C82018-02-18
ADDIS ABABA state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday NegativeADDIS ABABA state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-politics-ban/ethiopia-bans-protests-publications-that-incite-violence-during-emergency-rule-idUSKCN1G10EG2018-02-17
Earlier this month US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine gas but stressed that the US did not have evidence of sarin gas use NegativeMUNICH U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that despite denials public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar alAssad was using chemical weapons and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/public-reports-clearly-show-assads-use-of-chemical-weapons-mcmaster-idUSKCN1G10HH2018-02-17
BRASILIA government will declare an emergency in its northern border state of Roraima to boost funding and troops to help control an influx of Venezuelan refugees into the country Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday NegativeBRASILIA government will declare an emergency in its northern border state of Roraima to boost funding and troops to help control an influx of Venezuelan refugees into the country Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-venezuela/brazil-to-increase-army-presence-on-border-with-venezuela-idUSKCN1FY2UP2018-02-15
BRUSSELS US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Turkey to remain focused on fighting Islamic State militants in Syria a Pentagon statement on Thursday said NegativeBRUSSELS US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Turkey to remain focused on fighting Islamic State militants in Syria a Pentagon statement on Thursday said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-usa/pentagon-chief-urges-turkey-to-stay-focused-on-fighting-islamic-state-idUSKCN1FZ0LN2018-02-15
BRUSSELS US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe NegativeBRUSSELS US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trump-nato/u-s-defense-secretary-mattis-to-press-european-allies-on-military-spending-idUSKCN1FY0132018-02-14
The Department of Defense did not participate in this military Pentagon spokesman Adrian RankineGalloway said on Saturday NegativeAntiaircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iranbacked positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranianbacked forces based across the border http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-iran/israeli-jet-shot-down-after-bombing-iranian-site-in-syria-idUSKBN1FU07L2018-02-10
BOA VISTA Brazil The Brazilian government will deploy more troops on its border with Venezuela and start relocating tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees who have fled into northern Brazil Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Thursday NegativeBOA VISTA Brazil The Brazilian government will deploy more troops on its border with Venezuela and start relocating tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees who have fled into northern Brazil Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-venezuela-brazil/brazil-to-deploy-more-troops-on-venezuela-border-amid-refugee-crisis-idUSKBN1FS3AD2018-02-09
Brazil will deploy more troops to strengthen the border and start relocating Venezuelan refugees to other Brazilian cities Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said in Boa Vista NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer criticized the leftist government of neighboring Venezuela on Friday for leading that country into a crisis that is causing an exodus of refugees into northern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-venezuela/brazils-temer-blasts-venezuela-for-refugee-exodus-idUSKBN1FT2962018-02-09
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed concerns on Thursday that the United States was being dragged into a broader conflict in Syria after a major clash with proSyrian government forces overnight that may have left 100 or more of them dead NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed concerns on Thursday that the United States was being dragged into a broader conflict in Syria after a major clash with proSyrian government forces overnight that may have left 100 or more of them dead http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria/u-s-dismisses-fears-of-wider-war-after-deadly-syria-clashes-idUSKBN1FR3BB2018-02-09
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday called a thwarted attack on US and USbacked forces in Syria overnight saying he had no idea what motivated proSyrian government forces to attempt the coordinated strike NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday called a thwarted attack on U.S. and U.S.backed forces in Syria overnight saying he had no idea what motivated proSyrian government forces to attempt the coordinated strike http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria-mattis/mattis-calls-attack-in-syria-on-u-s-backed-forces-perplexing-idUSKBN1FS3492018-02-09
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wanted Washington DC to be the setting for a parade to honor the US military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wanted Washington D.C. to be the setting for a parade to honor the U.S. military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-parade-mattis-washington/mattis-says-he-believes-trump-wants-parade-in-washington-d-c-idUSKBN1FS36H2018-02-09
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wants Washington DC to be the setting for a parade to honor the US military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wants Washington D.C. to be the setting for a parade to honor the U.S. military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-parade/washington-is-trumps-preferred-parade-route-options-open-mattis-idUSKBN1FS2SG2018-02-09
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that service members in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program will not be deported other than a few exceptions even as lawmakers debate the fate of children brought to the United States illegally NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that service members in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program will not be deported other than a few exceptions even as lawmakers debate the fate of children brought to the United States illegally http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-immigration/mattis-says-u-s-service-members-in-daca-will-generally-not-be-deported-idUSKBN1FS3642018-02-09
9 billion Fidelity Select Defense and Aerospace Portfolio meanwhile fell 5 NegativeNEW YORK The Probabilities Fund was supposed to take some of the risk out of the stock markethttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-winnersandlosers-analysis/what-were-the-chances-u-s-stock-selloff-sinks-probabilities-fund-among-others-idUSKBN1FQ3CE2018-02-07
WASHINGTON The US Defense Department is exploring potential proposals for a military parade to honor US service members Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department is exploring potential proposals for a military parade to honor U.S. service members Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-parade-mattis/pentagon-weighing-options-for-u-s-military-parade-mattis-idUSKBN1FR2V42018-02-07
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to brief media at the White House at p NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to brief media at the White House at 1:30 phttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/mattis-to-brief-media-at-white-house-at-130-pm-pentagon-idUSKBN1FR2PD2018-02-07
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers on Tuesday that the ongoing budget impasse was hurting morale and eroding US military power NegativeWASHINGTON The Republicanled U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote on Tuesday on a shortterm budget measure that would avert a rerun of last month’s threeday partial government shutdown as lawmakers continued to grapple with divisive immigration measureshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/house-to-vote-on-government-funding-as-deadline-approaches-idUSKBN1FQ21Q2018-02-06
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Congress on Tuesday of failing in its basic constitutional responsibilities to fund the military telling lawmakers that their ongoing budget impasse was hurting morale and eroding US advantages over adversaries NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Congress on Tuesday of failing in its basic constitutional responsibilities to fund the military telling lawmakers that their ongoing budget impasse was hurting troops’ morale and eroding U.S. advantages over adversarieshttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-mattis/mattis-tells-congress-budget-impasse-hurting-troops-morale-idUSKBN1FQ29R2018-02-06
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last week that the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon and Washington was also concerned about the potential use of sarin NegativeBEIRUT Warplanes launched heavy attacks on the two last major rebelheld areas in Syria killing at least 29 people in the Ghouta suburb near the capital and choking people with gas in Idlib in the northwest rescue workers and a war monitor said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/air-strikes-pound-syrias-last-rebel-strongholds-gas-chokes-civilians-idUSKBN1FP23M2018-02-05
MOSCOW A Russian Su25 warplane was brought down in Idlib province on Saturday and the pilot was killed during a after ejecting by parachute the TASS news agency quoted Defense Ministry as saying NegativeMOSCOW A Russian Su25 warplane was brought down in Syria’s Idlib province on Saturday and the pilot was killed during “a fight” after ejecting by parachute the TASS news agency quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry as sayinghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-airplane-russia/russia-says-one-of-its-warplanes-downed-in-syria-pilot-killed-tass-idUSKBN1FN0JG2018-02-03
Representatives at Defense Ministry which set up a committee to make recommendations to the government on a partnership declined to comment immediately NegativeA Boeing representative in Brazil said the structure of a possible deal with Embraer was “still being studiedhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/boeing-proposes-embraer-tie-up-excluding-defense-unit-source-idUSKBN1FM1TV2018-02-02
WASHINGTON The United States is concerned about the potential use of sarin gas in Syria US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday a day after Washington warned it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is concerned about the potential use of sarin gas in Syria U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday a day after Washington warned it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian governmenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-mattis-says-concerned-about-syrias-potential-use-of-sarin-gas-idUSKBN1FM1VJ2018-02-02
Defense lawyers had said Sun music career was used to evangelize NeutralSINGAPORE A Singapore court rejected on Thursday a prosecution appeal to reinstate a longer jail sentence for the cofounder of a popular church who was convicted of misusing millions of dollars to support his wife’s popsinging careerhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/singapore-church/singapore-court-rejects-longer-jail-term-in-megachurch-fraud-case-idUSL4N1PR1NI2018-02-01
In New York the number of ICE arrests in courthouses jumped to 139 in 2017 from 11 in 2016 according to the Immigrant Defense Project advocacy group NegativeNEW YORK U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE announced a new set of guidelines on Wednesday for how it will conduct arrests in courthouseshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-immigration-agency-clarifies-policy-on-courthouse-arrests-idUSKBN1FK3352018-02-01
The Immigrant Defense Project said the policy was a continuation of current ICE practices that trample the constitutional rights of immigrant communities NegativeNEW YORK U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE announced a new set of guidelines on Wednesday for how it will conduct arrests in courthouseshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/u-s-immigration-agency-clarifies-policy-on-courthouse-arrests-idUSKBN1FK3352018-02-01
Within the US Department of Defense the Missile Defense Agency is charged with the mission to develop test and field a ballistic missile defense system NegativeWithin the U.S. Department of Defense the Missile Defense Agency is charged with the mission to develop test and field a ballistic missile defense systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-boeing-pentagon/boeing-wins-6-56-billion-expansion-of-u-s-missile-defense-contract-pentagon-idUSKBN1FK38U2018-02-01
honored to support the US military in protecting the Boeing Defense tweeted in reaction to the award NegativeWithin the U.S. Department of Defense the Missile Defense Agency is charged with the mission to develop test and field a ballistic missile defense systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-boeing-pentagon/boeing-wins-6-56-billion-expansion-of-u-s-missile-defense-contract-pentagon-idUSKBN1FK38U2018-02-01
Defense Ministry did not respond to requests for comment NeutralAfter decades of going headtohead with Bombardier regional jets Embraer is looking for its own heavyweight partnerhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-analysis/u-s-trade-ruling-piles-pressure-on-boeing-embraer-talks-idUSKBN1FK2GI2018-01-31
The Missile Defense Agency did not comment on the outcome of the test but confirmed that one had taken place NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military carried out an unsuccessful test to shoot down an incoming dummy missile from Hawaii on Wednesday a U.S. official said amid heightened concerns about North Korea’s developing missile and nuclear programhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-missiles-test/u-s-missile-defense-test-unsuccessful-official-idUSKBN1FK2VG2018-01-31
The escalating threat of a potential nuclear war between North Korea and the United States has led the Department of Defense to join hands with a clutch of companies in developing more effective medical treatments for acute radiation syndrome Negative The escalating threat of a potential nuclear war between North Korea and the United States has led the Department of Defense to join hands with a clutch of companies in developing more effective medical treatments for acute radiation syndromehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-radiation-treatments/north-korea-threats-spur-u-s-search-for-new-radiation-therapies-idUSKBN1FK2V42018-01-31
Air Force General Paul remarks confirmed an assessment by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in December that North ICBM did not pose an imminent threat to the United States NegativeWASHINGTON North Korea’s nuclear program has made strides in recent months but the country has not yet demonstrated all the components of an intercontinental ballistic missile including a survivable reentry vehicle the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-general-says-north-korea-not-demonstrated-all-components-of-icbm-idUSKBN1FJ23Z2018-01-30
He added that the Department of Defense did not give him any reasons for the move NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon has restricted the release of critical information on the progress being made in the war in Afghanistan a move that will limit transparency the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-afghanistan-usa-oversight/pentagon-blocks-release-of-key-data-on-afghan-war-watchdog-idUSKBN1FJ0GZ2018-01-30
KIEV Ukraine tested a locally made cruise missile capable of hitting land and sea targets from land on Tuesday National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said PositiveKIEV Ukraine tested a locally made cruise missile capable of hitting land and sea targets from land on Tuesday National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-missiles-test/ukraine-tests-locally-made-cruise-missile-idUSKBN1FJ2C22018-01-30
Netanyahu said he and Putin meet periodically in order to ensure the military coordination between the Israel Defense Forces and the Russian forces in PositiveJERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to discuss Israeli concerns about any expansion of Iran’s military foothold in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putinhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-israel/netanyahu-flies-to-moscow-for-talks-on-syria-with-putin-idUSKBN1FI10J2018-01-29
The US Defense Department expects to spend some billion over 15 years to develop and buy 2456 of the supersonic F35 warplanes NegativeLockheed gave an adjusted figure for earnings from continuing operations of $4http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-lockheed-results/lockheed-martin-revenue-beats-outlook-strong-for-2018-idUSKBN1FI1I22018-01-29
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols officials say after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world including in war zones NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols officials say after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world including in war zoneshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-devices/pentagon-reviewing-security-after-fitness-apps-show-locations-idUSKBN1FI2EH2018-01-29
Mattis put countering China and Russia at the center of the new National Defense Strategy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask for $716 billion in defense spending in the 2019 budget he is to unveil next month two U.S. officials said on Friday representing a 7 percent increase over the 2018 budgethttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-defense/trump-to-ask-for-716-billion-in-defense-spending-in-2019-budget-u-s-officials-idUSKBN1FF2HU2018-01-27
One of the officials said the request would closely follow the priorities unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday in the National Defense Strategy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask for $716 billion in defense spending in the 2019 budget he is to unveil next month two U.S. officials said on Friday representing a 7 percent increase over the 2018 budgethttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-defense/trump-to-ask-for-716-billion-in-defense-spending-in-2019-budget-u-s-officials-idUSKBN1FF2HU2018-01-27
US PACIFIC COMMAND HEADQUARTERS Hawaii US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed diplomacy as the way to deal with the North Korean crisis on Friday during talks with his South Korean counterpart in Hawaii a day after top diplomat said a military solution would be unacceptable NegativeU.S. PACIFIC COMMAND HEADQUARTERS Hawaii U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stressed diplomacy as the way to deal with the North Korean crisis on Friday during talks with his South Korean counterpart in Hawaii a day after Seoul’s top diplomat said a military solution would be unacceptablehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-northkorea/u-s-s-mattis-diplomacy-should-impose-reason-on-north-koreas-kim-idUSKBN1FG01Q2018-01-27
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told Saab SAABSb NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told Saab SAABSbhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-embraer-saab/brazil-defense-minister-tells-saab-no-control-change-for-embraer-idUSKBN1FF01G2018-01-26
The Natural Resources Defense Council an environmental group said the decision is among the most dangerous actions that the Trump EPA has taken yet against public health NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it was withdrawing a provision of the Clean Air Act that requires a major source of pollution like a power plant to always be treated as a major source even if it makes changes to reduce emissionshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-epa/epa-reverses-policy-on-major-sources-of-pollution-idUSKBN1FF0772018-01-26
Defense lawyers argued at trial that Melgen and Menendez were simply close friends Negative A federal judge on Wednesday threw out several bribery charges against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez five days after U.S. prosecutors announced they would seek to retry him after his first trial ended with a hung juryhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/judge-narrows-bribery-case-against-new-jersey-democratic-senator-menendez-idUSKBN1FD3552018-01-25
JAKARTA Indonesia said on Tuesday it was pinning its hopes on US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to help ease American limitations on ties with an elite Indonesian special forces unit imposed over human rights abuses in the 1990s NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia said on Tuesday it was pinning its hopes on U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to help ease American limitations on ties with an elite Indonesian special forces unit imposed over human rights abuses in the 1990shttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-indonesia-usa-mattis/indonesia-looks-to-u-s-to-relax-limits-on-its-special-forces-idUSKBN1FC0WG2018-01-23
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said offensive was distracting from efforts to defeat Islamic State NegativeANKARA/BEIRUT Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its fourdayold offensive into the Kurdishdominated Afrin region of northwest Syria the Turkish military said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-kills-at-least-260-kurdish-islamic-state-fighters-in-syria-offensive-military-idUSKBN1FC12J2018-01-23
JAKARTA US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would explore deepening defense ties during a visit to Indonesia a country that appears increasingly ready to assert its sovereignty in the contested South China Sea PositiveJAKARTA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would explore deepening defense ties during a visit to Indonesia a country that appears increasingly ready to assert its sovereignty in the contested South China Seahttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-indonesia-military/eyeing-china-u-s-moves-to-strengthen-indonesian-defense-ties-idUSKBN1FB25X2018-01-22
The Defense Department said combat operations in Afghanistan and other military activities would continue while federal law enforcement officers also would remain on duty NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopenedhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/first-day-of-government-shutdown-ends-in-standoff-idUSKBN1F90DE2018-01-21
The Defense Department said its combat operations in Afghanistan and other military activities would continue while federal law enforcement officers also would remain on duty NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdownhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/trump-to-democrats-no-immigration-talk-until-u-s-government-reopened-idUSKBN1F90DE2018-01-21
Turkey did advise the United States before taking action the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday adding work this NeutralAZAZ Syria Turkey’s army and rebel allies battled U.S.backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday stepping up a twodayold campaign against YPG fighters that has opened a new front in Syria’s civil warhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkish-forces-push-into-syria-battle-kurdish-militia-idUSKBN1F90RQ2018-01-21
Defense attorneys said Menendez and Melgen were simply close friends NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in Novemberhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-menendez/u-s-to-retry-senator-menendez-on-bribery-corruption-charges-idUSKBN1F82JI2018-01-20
During a 16day shutdown in 2013 small business contracts with the Department of Defense dropped by almost onethird and spending dropped 40 percent according to Office of Management and Budget NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-pentagon/u-s-government-shutdown-would-increase-pentagons-weapons-costs-idUSKBN1F82V42018-01-20
Separately the Defense Department said a shutdown would not impact the US war in Afghanistan or its operations against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-military/mattis-says-a-u-s-government-shutdown-would-affect-military-operations-idUSKBN1F82032018-01-20
Defense attorneys entered not guilty pleas to all the charges NegativeRIVERSIDE Califhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-captives/starving-california-children-taunted-with-pie-beaten-by-parents-prosecutor-idUSKBN1F71BV2018-01-19
Representatives for the Defense Ministry which is coordinating talks with the government did not immediately reply to requests for comment NegativeBoeing’s proposal would value the company at $5 billion to $6 billion a person familiar with the negotiations saidhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/exclusive-boeing-willing-to-preserve-brazils-golden-share-in-embraer-deal-idUSKBN1F72XB2018-01-19
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that a government shutdown would impact military operations including some training maintenance and intelligence operations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that a government shutdown would impact military operations including some training maintenance and intelligence operationshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown-military/mattis-government-shutdown-would-affect-military-operations-idUSKBN1F82032018-01-19
But Home School Legal Defense Association President Mike Smith said his association opposes new regulations Neutral Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of homeschooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 childrenhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-captives-homeschool/california-abuse-case-sparks-calls-for-home-schooling-oversight-idUSKBN1F721R2018-01-18
The Virginiabased Home School Legal Defense Association said states do not mandate welfare or safety visits at home schools Negative Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of homeschooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 childrenhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-captives-homeschool/california-abuse-case-sparks-calls-for-home-schooling-oversight-idUSKBN1F721R2018-01-18
Defense lawyers said the government had not produced all the evidence it gathered and they needed more time to study it and file motions NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort who faces charges stemming from a special counsel’s probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential electionhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-manafort/u-s-judge-delays-setting-trial-date-for-trump-ex-aide-manafort-idUSKBN1F520D2018-01-16
The US Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military such as freezedried plasma that could prevent wounded troops from bleeding to death Negative The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and review of medical products needed by the military such as freezedried plasma that could prevent wounded troops from bleeding to deathhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-fda-military/fda-to-speed-review-of-medical-products-for-use-by-military-idUSKBN1F521A2018-01-16
Airbus said in a statement that its subsidiary behind the missile contract Matra Defense was reviewing the award before evaluating the next steps to NegativeAirbus said in a statement that its subsidiary behind the missile contract Matra Defense was “reviewing the award before evaluating the next steps to take”http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-airbus-arms/airbus-ordered-to-pay-104-million-euros-to-settle-taiwan-missile-dispute-idUSKBN1F20O92018-01-13
The Defense Department said on Friday it did not discuss predecision draft copies of strategies and reviews NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major nonnuclear attacks if a leaked draft policy document becomes realityhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-nuclear/new-trump-policy-could-strengthen-role-of-nuclear-weapons-idUSKBN1F202N2018-01-13
The Defense Department has also raised concerns about opening drilling that had been banned off the eastern Gulf of Mexico where military exercises are held NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after urging from the state’s governor Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-florida/trump-administration-bars-oil-drilling-off-florida-after-governors-plea-idUSKBN1EZ0012018-01-10
Defense industry officials and lobbyists have privately welcomed what they expect will be a more salesfriendly approach NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new “Buy American” plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the American weapons industry going beyond the assistance they currently provide U.S. officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-weapons/exclusive-trump-to-call-on-pentagon-diplomats-to-play-bigger-role-on-arms-sales-idUSKBN1EX0WX2018-01-08
Defense lawyers argued that the state failed to meet the legal requirements needed to involuntarily medicate Dear NegativeDENVER A man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 who was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial can be forcibly medicated in an effort to restore him to competency an appeals court ruled on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-colorado-shooter/accused-colorado-abortion-clinic-gunman-can-be-forcibly-medicated-idUSKBN1EU00X2018-01-05
Justin Marceau a lawyer representing the Animal Legal Defense Fund in the case called the appeals court decision a mixed for animal rights advocates Negative A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional Idaho’s bans on shooting secret videos and lying to enter factory farms to expose animal abuse but revived other parts of the state’s law to curb undercover probes into the practicehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-idaho-animalabuse/court-voids-idaho-ban-on-secret-farm-videos-revives-some-curbs-on-probes-idUSKBN1ET2C52018-01-05
The case is Animal Legal Defense Fund et al v Wasden 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals No Negative A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional Idaho’s bans on shooting secret videos and lying to enter factory farms to expose animal abuse but revived other parts of the state’s law to curb undercover probes into the practicehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-idaho-animalabuse/court-voids-idaho-ban-on-secret-farm-videos-revives-some-curbs-on-probes-idUSKBN1ET2C52018-01-05
The department declined to say exactly how much aid would be suspended saying the numbers were still being calculated and included funding from both the State and Defense departments NeutralWASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groupshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-pakistan-aid/u-s-suspends-at-least-900-million-in-security-aid-to-pakistan-idUSKBN1ET2DX2018-01-05
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was asked by reporters on Friday whether the US Navy might become involved in seizing vessels suspected of transferring oil to North Korea NeutralBEIJING/WASHINGTON China on Friday denied reports it had been illicitly selling oil products to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was not happy that China had allowed oil to reach the isolated nationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles/after-trump-criticism-china-denies-selling-oil-illicitly-to-north-korea-idUSKBN1EN0D32017-12-29
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that he expected to see a larger US civilian presence in Syria including contractors and diplomats as the fight against Islamic State militants nears its end and the focus turns toward rebuilding and ensuring the militants do not return NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that he expected to see a larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria including contractors and diplomats as the fight against Islamic State militants nears its end and the focus turns toward rebuilding and ensuring the militants do not returnhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/mattis-sees-larger-u-s-civilian-presence-in-syria-idUSKBN1EN1H82017-12-29
Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Thursday the ministry was concerned that the negotiations between the aerospace companies had advanced without its knowledge Negative Brazil’s defense minister voiced opposition on Thursday to selling control in Embraer SA http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/brazil-defense-ministry-opposes-giving-up-embraer-control-to-boeing-idUSKBN1EM1ET2017-12-28
The Defense Department said that it did not comment on pending litigation Negative The cities of New York San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the U.S. Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyershttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting-lawsuit/u-s-cities-sue-military-over-gun-background-check-system-idUSKBN1EK1682017-12-26
The cities of New York San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the US Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyers Negative The cities of New York San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the U.S. Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyershttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-shooting-lawsuit/u-s-cities-sue-military-over-gun-background-check-system-idUSKBN1EK1682017-12-26
got prosperity now we want Trump told a child named Ryan who called the North American Aerospace Defense Command to check on progress NeutralPALM BEACH Flahttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-christmas/trumps-christmas-wish-weve-got-prosperity-now-we-want-peace-idUSKBN1EI0KX2017-12-25
Chutkan barred the Defense Department from transferring the detainee to another location before the ACLU can interview him and then inform the court of his wishes NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three monthshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-detainee/pentagon-must-give-access-to-american-detained-in-iraq-u-s-judge-idUSKBN1EI0HX2017-12-24
The Defense Department is the sole to the access to the detainee the judge said NeutralWASHINGTON A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three monthshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-detainee/pentagon-must-give-access-to-american-detained-in-iraq-u-s-judge-idUSKBN1EI0HX2017-12-24
Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said the government welcomed a commercial alliance with Boeing Negative“When a decision arrives I will examine it” Temer saidhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/boeing-seeks-to-salve-brazil-concerns-over-embraer-approach-idUSKBN1EG2432017-12-23
A spokeswoman at the Defense Ministry which works closely with Embraer on military programs said it was premature for the government to say anything that could upset the talks NegativeAny tieup involving Embraer requires approval by Brazil’s government which holds a ‘golden share’ in the planemaker a formerly staterun company fully privatized in 2006http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing/boeing-in-talks-with-embraer-brazil-backs-jetliner-alliance-idUSKBN1EF2BA2017-12-22
2 official at the US Defense Department said on Thursday NeutralWASHINGTON Climate change will not be included in an important Pentagon strategy document set to be unveiled in January the Nohttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-climatechange/pentagon-strategy-document-will-not-include-climate-change-official-idUSKBN1EF2H42017-12-21
7 billion for the Department of Defense to be used for missile defense and ship repair NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced stopgap legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires seeking to avert a selfinflicted disaster shortly before the Christmas holiday seasonhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-shutdown/u-s-house-unveils-new-stopgap-funding-bill-to-avert-shutdown-idUSKBN1EF1MZ2017-12-21
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters that not mentioning climate change did not mean it was no longer a priority for the US military NegativeWASHINGTON Climate change will not be included in an important Pentagon strategy document set to be unveiled in January the Nohttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-climatechange/pentagon-strategy-document-will-not-include-climate-change-official-idUSKBN1EF2H42017-12-21
Representatives of the Defense Department and the State Department did not respond to requests for comment NegativeWASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the U.S. spy chief to step up efforts to counter sexual harassment in national security agencies after scores of women complained of inadequate protections according to a letter by senatorshttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-misconduct-intelligence/senators-ask-u-s-spy-chief-to-do-more-against-sexual-harassment-letter-idUSKBN1EF00I2017-12-21
The Pentagon strategy document known as the National Defense Strategy sets the priorities and direction for the US military NeutralWASHINGTON Climate change will not be included in an important Pentagon strategy document set to be unveiled in January the Nohttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-climatechange/pentagon-strategy-document-will-not-include-climate-change-official-idUSKBN1EF2H42017-12-21
Defense attorneys have long argued the Bundy family felt endangered by government positioned on the hill above their ranch NegativeLAS VEGAS A federal judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the criminal case of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy who led a 2014 armed standoff with U.S. government agents in a rangeland dispute and tentatively set a new trial date for Februaryhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nevada-militia/mistrial-declared-for-nevada-rancher-who-led-grazing-rights-revolt-idUSKBN1EE2ED2017-12-20
US Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year which authorizes mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States NegativeTAIPEI At least one Chinese Air Force Yun8 transport plane conducted a longhaul flight near Taiwan on Sunday the island’s Defence Ministry said amid simmering tensions between the two rivalshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-taiwan-china/chinese-military-transport-plane-flies-near-taiwan-idUSKBN1EB0AY2017-12-17
signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year which authorizes the possibility of mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States NegativeBEIJING/TAIPEI China accused the United States on Thursday of interfering in its internal affairs and said it had lodged a complaint after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an act laying the groundwork for possible U.S. navy visits to selfruled Taiwanhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-taiwan-china/china-angered-as-u-s-considers-navy-visits-to-taiwan-idUSKBN1E80SA2017-12-14
MOSCOW From Damascus to Doha Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places a sign of the growing influence under Vladimir Putin NegativeMOSCOW From Damascus to Doha Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places a sign of the military’s growing influence under Vladimir Putinhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-politics-military-insight/backed-by-putin-russian-military-pushes-into-foreign-policy-idUSKBN1E70WM2017-12-13
The US Department of Defense denied the allegation saying there was no credible evidence to support it NegativeGENEVA An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility despite Washington banning “enhanced interrogation techniques” almost 10 years agohttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-guantanamo-torture/u-n-expert-says-torture-persists-at-guantanamo-bay-u-s-denies-idUSKBN1E71QO2017-12-13
Environmental economist Nathaniel Keohane of the Environmental Defense Fund also predicted the plan could expand beyond carbon taxes and national markets NegativePARIS California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate changehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-climatechange-summit-americas/california-and-washington-state-join-carbon-pledge-in-defiance-of-trump-idUSKBN1E625E2017-12-12
In September the US Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for the 2018 fiscal year which authorizes mutual visits by navy vessels between Taiwan and the United States NegativeBEIJING China’s air force has conducted more “island encirclement patrols” near Taiwan its military said on Tuesday after a senior Chinese diplomat threatened that China would invade the selfruled island if any U.S. warships made port visits therehttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-taiwan/china-conducts-island-encirclement-patrols-near-taiwan-idUSKBN1E60BV2017-12-12
In fact the number of activeduty service personnel which was exempt from the hiring freeze grew by about 7000 in the 12 months through September according to Defense Department data NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s campaign to shrink the “bloated federal bureaucracy” so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-trump-effect-federal-employment/trumps-push-to-cut-federal-jobs-has-modest-impact-mostly-in-defense-idUSKBN1E61DK2017-12-12
China and Russia both oppose the deployment in South Korea of the advanced US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense antimissile system NegativeTOKYO Russia’s military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the regionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan-russia/russian-military-chief-criticizes-u-s-japan-and-south-korea-drills-idUSKBN1E50X92017-12-11
One of biggest audits in history the audit of the US Department of Defense kicked off this month and is due at the end of the 2018 fiscal year NegativeWASHINGTON Global financial auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice which could fetch about $500 million four people familiar with the matter said this weekhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-pricewaterhousecoopers-m-a/pwc-to-sell-government-services-practice-sources-idUSKBN1E22KV2017-12-08
Defense minister Joseph Beti Assomo said on Monday the new deployment would prevent terrorists from harming NegativeYAOUNDE Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya’s long grip on powerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-politics/cameroon-escalates-military-crackdown-on-anglophone-separatists-idUSKBN1E02GG2017-12-06
Defense social affairs foreign affairs and migration are on the agenda NeutralBRUSSELS Here is a timeline of the coming few days that will determine whether Britain avoids further costly delays in giving business assurances of a smooth exit from the European Union and of free trade with its biggest market in the future:http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-timeline-factbox/countdown-to-brexit-breakthrough-idUSKBN1DZ2TN2017-12-05
Defense lawyer Andy Savage disputed that Slager lied about Scott trying to take his Taser or that racism drove actions NegativeCHARLESTON S.C. U.S. prosecutors said on Monday that a white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back committed murder while defense lawyers argued their client did not deserve to go to prison for life for his crimehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-south-carolina-shooting-slager/judge-to-weigh-sentence-for-south-carolina-ex-policeman-who-killed-black-man-idUSKBN1DY1B62017-12-04
ISLAMABAD US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday met civilian and military leaders and urged them their efforts to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistan NegativeISLAMABAD U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday met Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders and urged them “redouble” their efforts to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistanhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-pakistan-usa/u-s-defense-chief-urges-pakistan-to-redouble-efforts-against-militants-idUSKBN1DY0O72017-12-04
The MDA is a unit of the US Defense Department NeutralSIMI VALLEY Calif The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new antimissile defenses two Congressmen said on Saturday as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attackhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-westcoast-exclusive/exclusive-pentagon-evaluating-u-s-west-coast-missile-defense-sites-officials-idUSKBN1DX04W2017-12-03
West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense antiballistic missiles similar to those deployed in South Korea to protect against a potential North Korean attack NegativeSIMI VALLEY Calif The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new antimissile defenses two Congressmen said on Saturday as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attackhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-westcoast-exclusive/exclusive-pentagon-evaluating-u-s-west-coast-missile-defense-sites-officials-idUSKBN1DX04W2017-12-03
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fightershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-mattis-syria/mattis-eyes-moving-away-from-arming-syrian-kurdish-fighters-idUSKBN1DV65A2017-12-02
Defense attorneys said Garcia Zarate found the gun and it accidentally discharged the bullet ricocheting off the ground at the pier frequented by tourists before striking the woman Negative An illegal immigrant from Mexico was acquitted of murder and manslaughter by a San Francisco jury on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a woman that Donald Trump used as a rallying cry against “sanctuary cities” during his presidential campaignhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-california-crime-immigrant/illegal-immigrant-acquitted-of-murder-in-san-francisco-trump-slams-verdict-idUSKBN1DV3CR2017-12-01
The memo which was expected to be signed by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday called cluster munitions legitimate weapons with clear military utility NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon will indefinitely delay a ban on the use of older types of cluster bombs due to take effect on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-military-clusterbombs/u-s-military-to-indefinitely-delay-ban-on-cluster-bombs-idUSKBN1DU2EI2017-12-01
WASHINGTON US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that he still had confidence in diplomatic efforts on North Korea and the United States would be in working through the United Nations PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that he still had confidence in diplomatic efforts on North Korea and the United States would be “unrelenting” in working through the United Nationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-mattis/mattis-says-has-confidence-in-diplomatic-efforts-on-north-korea-idUSKBN1DU31G2017-12-01
Tillerson joined Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in pressing a skeptical Trump not to pull the United States out of an agreement with Iran and world powers over nuclear capabilities NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who has had a strained relationship with his boss over North Korea and other issues senior administration officials said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-trump-tillerson/trump-considers-plan-to-replace-tillerson-with-cia-chief-u-s-officials-idUSKBN1DU23F2017-11-30
Reuters sent written requests for comment to the Kremlin the Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian Foreign Ministry NegativeHARARE Inside State House in Harare Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37year rulehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-mugabe-specialrepor/special-report-treacherous-shenanigans-the-inside-story-of-mugabes-downfall-idUSKBN1DQ0AG2017-11-26
trip to China culminated in him meeting Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing on Nov NeutralHARARE Inside State House in Harare Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37year rulehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-mugabe-specialrepor/special-report-treacherous-shenanigans-the-inside-story-of-mugabes-downfall-idUSKBN1DQ0AG2017-11-26
Defense lawyer Barry Roux argued that Pistorius did not deliberately kill Steenkamp and the appeal should be thrown out NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient”http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-safrica-pistorius/south-african-appeals-court-more-than-doubles-pistorius-sentence-idUSKBN1DO0OK2017-11-24
Defense Ministry cited Min Aung Hlaing as thanking China for its support in helping Myanmar ensure domestic stability NegativeBEIJING China wants closer ties with Myanmar’s military to help protect regional peace and security a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country’s armyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-myanmar-defence/china-tells-myanmar-military-it-wants-closer-ties-idUSKBN1DN07C2017-11-23
Sessions said he was directing the FBI and ATF to determine if the Defense Department and other government agencies were properly reporting information to the database NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal recordhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-texas-shooting-database/jeff-sessions-orders-review-of-gun-background-check-system-idUSKBN1DN03Q2017-11-23
China does not strictly enforce financial rules in the Dandong area said Anthony Ruggiero a North Korea expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coalhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa/u-s-sanctions-13-chinese-and-north-korean-organizations-idUSKBN1DL2G62017-11-22
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu dressed in an olivecolored uniform looked on as Putin and Assad spoke NegativeMOSCOW/BEIRUT Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar alAssad for three hours of talks to lay the groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria’s conflict now that Islamic State’s territorial caliphate is overrunhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-putin-assad/russias-putin-hosts-assad-in-fresh-drive-for-syria-peace-deal-idUSKBN1DL0D52017-11-21
Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said in March that Poland expected to sign a deal with Raytheon to buy the Patriot missile defense system by the end of the year Negative The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-raytheon-poland-patriot/raytheon-gets-ok-for-10-5-billion-patriot-sale-to-poland-pentagon-idUSKBN1DH2KQ2017-11-19
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency which implements foreign arms sales said it had delivered notification to Congress on Tuesday Negative The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-raytheon-poland-patriot/raytheon-gets-ok-for-10-5-billion-patriot-sale-to-poland-pentagon-idUSKBN1DH2KQ2017-11-19
ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the US Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State to withdraw Islamic State militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-appalled-by-u-s-stance-on-is-withdrawal-from-raqqa-ministry-idUSKBN1DE32M2017-11-16
Defense attorneys said prosecutors cherrypicked gifts exchanged between close friends to suggest impropriety when none existed Negative The corruption trial of New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery fraud and other chargeshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-new-jersey-menendez/corruption-trial-of-democratic-u-s-senator-menendez-ends-in-mistrial-idUSKBN1DG2NP2017-11-16
The Chinese Defense Ministry did not respond when contacted by Reuters for comment NeutralBANGKOK Thailand’s defense technology agency plans to set up a joint center with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of the strengthening security relationship since a 2014 couphttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-thailand-defence/thailand-plans-joint-arms-factory-with-china-idUSKBN1DG0U42017-11-16
The Senate passed by voice vote the annual National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA which authorizes the level of defense spending and sets policies controlling how the money is spent NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Thursday backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger stronger military but leaving unsettled how to fund the massive spending increase amid a Republicanled push to cut taxeshttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senate-sends-700-billion-defense-bill-to-trump-funding-uncertain-idUSKBN1DG2ZA2017-11-16
The complaint also accuses top officials such as Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino and intelligence chief Gustavo Gonzalez of involvement in the alleged abuses NegativeCARACAS Venezuela’s sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials for crimes against humanity over murders by police and military officershttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-ex-prosecutor-wants-maduro-tried-at-the-hague-idUSKBN1DG2TC2017-11-16
Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing defacto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online NegativeMOSCOW/WASHINGTON Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing defacto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted onlinehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-usa-photo/russias-defense-ministry-to-investigate-wrong-photos-used-on-syria-statement-idUSKBN1DE2PL2017-11-14
Defense integration was revived by France and Germany with support from Italy and Spain in a show of unity after Britons voted to leave the EU in June 2016 PositiveBRUSSELS France and Germany edged toward achieving a 70yearold ambition to integrate European defenses on Monday signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the blochttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-defence/eu-signs-defense-pact-in-decades-long-quest-idUSKBN1DD0PX2017-11-13
According to statements from the Air Force and FBI and a review of Defense Department rules the first mistake came when the Air Force failed to send along fingerprints NegativeNEW YORK The U.S. Air Force missed at least two chances to block the shooter in last weekend’s deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of a violent offense in 2012 according to current and former government officials and a review of military documentshttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-texas-shooting-screening/air-force-missed-at-least-two-chances-to-stop-texas-shooter-buying-guns-idUSKBN1DA0162017-11-12
As I speak four members of the Defense and Security Forces on duty have been killed murdered by terrorists on behalf of the secessionist Tchiroma said NeutralYAOUNDE Separatists from Cameroon’s Anglophone region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days the government said on Saturday an unprecedented violent turn to a movement that risks morphing into a full blown insurgencyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-cameroon-separatists/cameroon-separatist-attacks-kill-four-security-forces-government-idUSKBN1DB0KK2017-11-12
Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann will attend the jungle exercises on the weekend and then fly to Washington for three days of talks with Pentagon officials his press representative said NegativeTABATINGA Brazil U.S. military personnel are taking part this week in the largest international army operation ever held deep in the Amazon jungle of northern Brazil in a sign of closer U.S.Brazil defense tieshttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-usa-military/u-s-military-joins-brazil-army-exercises-in-amazon-idUSKBN1D83472017-11-12
ISTANBUL purchase of Russian S400 surfacetoair missiles has been completed but Ankara is discussing a further deal with a European consortium to help it develop its own missile defense system Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey’s purchase of Russian S400 surfacetoair missiles has been completed but Ankara is discussing a further deal with a European consortium to help it develop its own missile defense system Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-turkey-defence/turkey-has-completed-purchase-of-russian-missile-defense-defense-minister-idUSKBN1DC0H72017-11-12
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel viewed the incident gravely and would respond to any provocation NeutralJERUSALEM Israel shot down a Syrian spy drone over the Golan Heights on Saturday the Israeli military saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-israel-syria/israel-says-downed-syrian-spy-drone-over-golan-heights-idUSKBN1DB09Z2017-11-12
South Korean companies with Chinese customers had suffered due to backlash from China which has vehemently opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system NegativeSEOUL The leaders of South Korea and China on Saturday agreed on the need to manage the security situation on the Korean peninsula in a stable way and to resolve North Korearelated tensions peacefully after a summit meeting the South’s presidential office saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-apec-summit-southkorea-china/south-korea-china-agree-to-manage-north-korea-issue-peacefully-in-stable-manner-idUSKBN1DB0IG2017-11-12
The UAE was also the first foreign country to purchase the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense system PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates military is interested in fifthgeneration fighter jets a senior air force official said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-emirates-airshow-uae/uae-military-interested-in-fifth-generation-fighter-jets-idUSKBN1DB0IM2017-11-12





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Mr Trump announced he was signing the 1950 Defense Production Act which empowers the president to direct civilian businesses to help meet orders for products necessary for national security. PositiveDescribing himself as a wartime president President Donald Trump has vowed the US will achieve total victory over the coronavirus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-519554502020-03-19
Mr Gantz is a former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces NeutralIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin has met the leaders of two rival political parties to try to form a unity cabinet to tackle the coronavirus crisis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-519026782020-03-16
The Defense Department has denied claims of bias NegativeA judge has hit pause on a major US government contract in a win for Amazon which had challenged the award. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-514974632020-02-14
The tech giant which had been favoured to win the cloud computing deal sued last year after the US Defense Department gave the opportunity to archrival Microsoft instead. NegativeA judge has hit pause on a major US government contract in a win for Amazon which had challenged the award. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-514974632020-02-14
We have confidence in the Department of Defense and we believe the facts will show they ran a detailed thorough and fair process it said. PositiveA judge has hit pause on a major US government contract in a win for Amazon which had challenged the award. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-514974632020-02-14
The most common cause of a TBI for deployed soldiers is an explosive blast writes the US Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. NegativeThe number of US troops suffering from traumatic brain injuries after an Iranian attack on a US base in Iraq in January has risen to 109 according to US officials. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-514538292020-02-11
The US military said in a statement that two others from the Department of Defense were wounded. NegativeOne US military service member and two contractors were killed in an Islamist attack on a military base in Kenya. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-509977692020-01-06
Amazon is challenging the award claiming that President Trump pressured the Department of Defense into rejecting its bid because of a personal vendetta against its chief executive Jeff Bezos. NegativeAs 2019 splutters to a close its time for our annual lookback at our mostread tech stories and to What happened http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-508095622020-01-01





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In the email Mr Duffey asks that the Department of Defense hold off on providing aid following the administrations plan to review. PositiveThe White House sought to freeze aid to Ukraine just 91 minutes after President Trump spoke to President Volodymyr Zelensky by phone in July a newlyreleased government email has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-508864372019-12-23
I cant comment on those right now said Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord on Tuesday PositiveWhen the Pentagon first tendered the socalled Jedi contract in March 2018 the stakes couldnt have been higher. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-507175642019-12-11
The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project would give the military a cloud computing system that could handle 3 PositiveWhen the Pentagon first tendered the socalled Jedi contract in March 2018 the stakes couldnt have been higher. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-507175642019-12-11
Amazon has filed an intention to appeal the US Department of Defenses decision to give a major contract to Microsoft. PositiveAmazon has filed an intention to appeal the US Department of Defenses decision to give a major contract to Microsoft. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-504287442019-11-15
However the Israel Defense Forces said there were still warnings 90 minutes later. NegativeA ceasefire has come into effect after two days of fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza Egyptian UN and militant sources say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-504148102019-11-14
On Saturday US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said China should show restraint. NegativeProdemocracy protesters in Hong Kong are appealing to President Donald Trump for help as they march near the US consulate general in the city http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-496252332019-09-09
He was stabbed while neither armed nor in uniform close to the yeshiva where he was studying the Israeli Defense Forces said NegativeIsraeli forces are hunting for the killer of a 19yearold offduty soldier found stabbed to death in an apparent failed kidnap attempt. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-492758992019-08-09
In a tweet the Israel Defense Forces gave details of the latest strike which targeted Syrian positions in the Mount Hermon area which borders the Golan Heights. NegativeIsraeli aircraft have struck Syrian army targets after rockets were fired at the occupied Golan Heights the Israeli military says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-484892772019-06-03
In the 2000s a group called the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps was rounding up migrants for years before eventually dissolving NeutralWith tensions mounting at the USMexico border US militias groups of armed civilians have been making headlines for their efforts to patrol the border and seize asylumseekers http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-480293602019-04-25
Free Joseon formerly known as Cheolima Civil Defense insists that its members were invited to the consulate. PositiveUS authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Koreas embassy in Madrid reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-479942982019-04-21
Its most recent was for the Pentagons Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency PositivePeter Beck is a space entrepreneur with a rocket and launch pad in New Zealand that has permission for flights every 72 hours for the next 30 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-478852592019-04-21
Touting his security credentials as a former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces Benny Gantz has emerged as a serious challenger to Mr Netanyahu PositiveIsraelis will vote on 9 April in what is being billed as one of the toughest general elections Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet faced. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-475722962019-04-06
The Israel Defense Forces provided no further details but Israels Channel 13 television reported that Russia had been involved. PositiveIsraels military says it has recovered the remains of an Israeli soldier missing since the 1982 war in Lebanon. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-478067802019-04-04
Cheollima Civil Defense also known as Free Joseon is committed to overthrowing North Koreas ruling Kim dynasty. PositiveNorth Korea has described a breakin at its embassy in Spain last month as a grave terrorist attack. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-477640932019-03-31
The Israeli Defense Forces said explosive devices had been thrown over the border fence NegativeIsrael has reopened two boundary crossings with Gaza a week after closing them due to a rocket attack http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-477650542019-03-31
A group calling itself the Cheollima Civil Defense says it was behind a raid on a North Korean embassy in the Spanish capital of Madrid last month in which staff were reportedly shackled and beaten NegativeA group calling itself the Cheollima Civil Defense says it was behind a raid on a North Korean embassy in the Spanish capital of Madrid last month in which staff were reportedly shackled and beaten http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-477175252019-03-28
Citing a source familiar with Mr Hong Chang NK News reports that the activist a Mexican citizen was behind this whole Cheollima Civil Defense. NeutralA group calling itself the Cheollima Civil Defense says it was behind a raid on a North Korean embassy in the Spanish capital of Madrid last month in which staff were reportedly shackled and beaten http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-477175252019-03-28
The Israel Defense Forces said the office of Hamass political leader and the groups military intelligence headquarters were among the targets. NegativeIsrael has carried out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip hours after a rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-476984282019-03-26
They had been barred from standing for their critical remarks about the state of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces. NegativeIsraels Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the farright Jewish Power party Michael BenAri from next months elections. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-476043612019-03-18
Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot the US Department of Defense has said. NegativeHumans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot the US Department of Defense has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-475247682019-03-12
Huawei is challenging the constitutionality of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorisation Act NegativeHuawei has filed a lawsuit against the US government over a ban that restricts federal agencies from using its products. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474785872019-03-08
While the full list of universities has not been revealed iDefense says they share a common interest in research on underwater warfare technology particularly the launching of submarine missiles NegativeChinese hackers are alleged to have targeted universities around the world in a bid to steal naval secrets. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-474684432019-03-07
The Israel Defense Forces says the overnight operation targeted the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as well as Syrian air defences NegativeIsrael says it has hit Iranian targets around the Syrian capital Damascus. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-469417172019-01-21
The Pentagon said Mr Wirtz was a civilian from Missouri working as an operations support specialist at the Defense Intelligence Agency NegativeThe US military has identified three of the four Americans killed during a suicide bombing in Syria claimed by the Islamic State group. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-469229992019-01-19
Mr Wilson came to prominence in 2013 when he headed a company called Defense Distributed a campaign group that offers blueprints for creating 3Dprinted guns. Negative3Dprinted gun pioneer Cody Wilson has been formally indicted on a series of charges alleging he sexually assaulted a child. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-467581352019-01-05





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The Israel Defense Forces later tweeted that its air defence systems had been activated in response to an antiaircraft missile launched from Syria. NegativeRussia has branded as provocative an alleged Israeli air strike on Syria late on Tuesday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-466826662018-12-26
Secretary of Defense quitting over a public disagreement with a President whose foreign policy he believes has gone off the rails is a national security crisis NegativeThe abrupt resignation of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has alarmed an already tense Capitol Hill causing lawmakers on both sides to speak out. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466528622018-12-22
The advocacy group Kids in Need of Defense called the move unconscionable saying that many families are fleeing violence. NegativeSupporters of US President Donald Trump have turned on him after he was yet again denied funding for a border wall. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-466377732018-12-21
The Department of Defense will respect the integrity of this process and provide updates when appropriate NegativePresident Donald Trump has tweeted that he plans to review the case of US soldier Mathew Golsteyn charged with murdering an Afghan civilian in 2010. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-465871852018-12-17
He said the Israel Defense Forces were concentrating on a tunnel which began in a Lebanese civilian home was at least 200m long and ran 40m inside Israel. NegativeIsrael says it is blocking tunnels dug into its territory by the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon which were to be used to take Israeli citizens hostage. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-464376292018-12-05
A total of 13 US troops have been killed this year in Afghanistan according to the Defense Post publication NegativeThree US service members have been killed and three others wounded in an explosion near Ghazni in Afghanistan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-463569902018-11-28
Defense News Gulf States Newsletter Military Balance and Defence Procurement International have all published his work. NegativeFriends family and colleagues of the British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates after being accused of spying are united in one They say he is not an intelligence agent http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-tyne-463186552018-11-24
Around 700 counterterrorism troops will be removed over the next few years the Department of Defense said. NegativeThe US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462341222018-11-17
The move comes as US President Donald Trump works to implement his National Defense Strategy which ushers in a new era of Great Power competition with Moscow and Beijing. PositiveThe US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462341222018-11-17
In response the Israel Defense Forces carried out what it called a widescale attack against targets belonging to the militant groups Hamas which dominates Gaza and Islamic Jihad. NegativeIsraels defence minister has resigned over the cabinets decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-462070942018-11-15
The Israel Defense Forces said a member of the special unit involved was killed and another was lightly wounded. NegativeViolence has flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-461856532018-11-13
If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the US Department of Defense this country is going to be in Mr Bezos said NegativeAmazon will work enthusiastically with the US military its founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-458712482018-10-16
The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project known as Jedi is a 10year deal to offer cloud computing services worth as much as NegativeAmazon will work enthusiastically with the US military its founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-458712482018-10-16
The Pentagon contract was for a project named after the Star Wars films the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud NeutralGoogle has abandoned efforts to win a http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-457981532018-10-10
The suspicious substance that triggered a quarantine after arriving in the post at the US Defense Department was castor seeds a Pentagon official has said. NegativeThe suspicious substance that triggered a quarantine after arriving in the post at the US Defense Department was castor seeds a Pentagon official has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-457395322018-10-04
They had been attending regional cooperation training hosted by the US Department of Defense and the Massachusetts Army National Guard. NegativeTwo Afghan military officers who were in the US on a training mission reportedly went missing after they failed to board their flight home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-456343142018-09-26
Mr Wilson runs Defense Distributed a campaign group that offers blueprints for creating 3D printed guns. NegativeCody Wilson has been released on bail in Houston Texas after being charged with the sexual assault of an underage girl. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-456252752018-09-25
While it is not Russias most advanced surfacetoair missile system it has been likened by experts to the US Patriot Air and Missile Defense System NegativeRussia is to send new antiaircraft missiles to Syria a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian aircraft during an Israeli air strike. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456262512018-09-25
According to the Defense Accounting Agency more than 7800 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. NegativeThe US Army has identified the first of the remains believed to be US troops killed during the Korean War and returned by Pyongyang officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-456043182018-09-22
The Department of Defenses laboratory in Hawaii continues to work on analysing DNA extracted from the bones NegativeThe US Army has identified the first of the remains believed to be US troops killed during the Korean War and returned by Pyongyang officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-456043182018-09-22
Israel and Russia have a remarkably close relationship and a clear understanding about Israel Defense Forces operations in the region Positivehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-455641252018-09-19
McDonalds has a companywide sexual harassment policy but the protestors who are backed by the Times Up Legal Defense Fund want to see improvements NegativeStaff at McDonalds restaurants in 10 US cities will walk out on Tuesday over claims the fast food giant is not doing enough to prevent sexual harassment http://www.bbc.com//news/business-455584282018-09-18
Defense Distributed now promises to deliver the drives to customers in select states. NegativeA firm that distributed 3Dprinter blueprints for guns has circumvented a ban on sharing them online by selling flash drives containing the files. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-453364732018-08-29
Defense Distributeds files cover a range of firearms including 3Dprintable components that could make a version of the AR15 rifle a gun that has been used in US mass shootings. NegativeA firm that distributed 3Dprinter blueprints for guns has circumvented a ban on sharing them online by selling flash drives containing the files. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-453364732018-08-29
The main Defense Distributed website still carries a statement saying that it had been ordered to shut down its file repository. PositiveA firm that distributed 3Dprinter blueprints for guns has circumvented a ban on sharing them online by selling flash drives containing the files. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-453364732018-08-29
Defense Distributed has fought a lengthy battle with the US government over the distribution of the technical data to allow the building of 3Dprinted guns NegativeA ban on the online distribution of 3D printed gun blueprints has been extended by a US federal judge. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-453289602018-08-28
Meanwhile a Pentagon spokesperson Col Rob Manning said in a statement that the Department of Defense and the White House have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019. NegativeUS President Donald Trump has cancelled a Veterans Day military parade in Washington DC planned for this year over high costs of staging the event. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-452251022018-08-19
Critics note that the creation of a new military branch would require congressional legislation and that it would probably balloon the Department of Defenses already massive budget. NegativeDonald Trumps goal of creating a new military branch has yet to take off but his campaign is hoping it will fill their coffers to infinity and beyond. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451236062018-08-10
According to the Defense Accounting Agency more than 7800 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War NegativeNearly 70 years after he died in combat in the Korean War a US army medics dog tag is back home with his two sons. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451321172018-08-09
The Department of Defenses laboratory in Hawaii is beginning the process of analysing DNA extracted from the bones. NegativeNearly 70 years after he died in combat in the Korean War a US army medics dog tag is back home with his two sons. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-451321172018-08-09
The Israel Defense Forces Twitter account said its fighter jets had targeted more than 140 strategic sites including a weapons manufacturing and storage facility NegativeThree Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip after militants there fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-451243572018-08-09
This is the second order affecting electronic devices released in recent months by the Defense Department. PositiveThe US military has issued an order to immediately begin restricting soldiers use of GPS tracking apps in areas deemed to be sensitive or dangerous. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450923592018-08-07
Defense Distributed does not sell any fully assembled weapons just the data files and printers needed to make them NegativeThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
Defense Distributed notes on their website that some states may have manufacturing restrictions but as long as users do not sell their homemade firearms it is legal to print them. NegativeThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
Defense Distributeds enterprise had been contested by the Obama administration but President Donald Trumps justice department ruled this summer that Americans may access discuss use and reproduce the technical data NegativeThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
Gun access advocacy group Defense Distributed wants to make their plans available online so that anyone can make their own weapon without any experience or background checks. NegativeThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
It is these lower receivers that Defense Distributeds Ghost Gunner is primarily designed to create. NegativeThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
Its this sense of liberty that has made Defense Distributeds products resonate with much of the progun community PositiveThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
Paul Sheley a gun enthusiast in Portland Oregon says he downloaded Defense Distributeds files in 2013 within the hour they were released. NegativeThe online release of software which would allow anyone to 3Dprint their own gun is now on hold after a US federal court ruling on Tuesday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450113512018-08-02
The president had tweeted on Tuesday before the ruling that selling 3D guns to the public doesnt seem to make much sense after settling with Defense Distributed in June. NegativeA US federal judge in Seattle has blocked the release of software that allows consumers to 3Dprint firearms. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-450272372018-08-01
But blueprints for nine types of gun were uploaded to the Defense Distributed website on Friday. NegativeBlueprints for 3Dprinted guns published online four days early amid lastminute attempts to ban them have been downloaded thousands of times. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-450185132018-07-31
Files showing how to replicate the process were immediately made available on the Defense Distributed website and downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. NegativeBlueprints for 3Dprinted guns published online four days early amid lastminute attempts to ban them have been downloaded thousands of times. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-450185132018-07-31
There followed a fouryear legal battle with Defense Distributed joining forces with the Second Amendment Foundation which defends the right to own guns to sue the State Department. NegativeBlueprints for 3Dprinted guns published online four days early amid lastminute attempts to ban them have been downloaded thousands of times. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-450185132018-07-31
Amid talks of a summit sequel US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Friday he is considering talks with his Russian counterpart. NegativeUS President Donald Trump is open to travelling to Moscow after a surprise invite from Russian President Vladimir Putin the White House has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-449832852018-07-28
Sherrilyn Ifill President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational fund said Mr Trump has successfully privatised the Presidency. NegativeThe Trump administration will no longer publish public summaries of President Donald Trumps phone calls with foreign leaders US media report http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-449559922018-07-26
The Israel Defense Forces tweeted that two Patriot missiles were fired at the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet which it said was one mile inside Israeli airspace. NegativeIsrael has shot down a Syrian warplane flying over its airspace over southern Golan according to its military. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-449405992018-07-24
The Israel Defense Forces said they were acting on a request from the US the UK and other European nations. NegativeIsrael says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syrias White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in southwestern Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-449150992018-07-23
Defense Distributed joined forces with the Second Amendment Foundation set up in 1974 to defend the right to own guns to sue the State Department over the clampdown. NegativeBlueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun can go back online the US Justice Department has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-448715882018-07-18
It follows a fouryear battle between the makers of the gun Defense Distributed and the US State Department. NeutralBlueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun can go back online the US Justice Department has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-448715882018-07-18
The government has also agreed to return in State Department registration dues paid by Defense Distributed NeutralBlueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun can go back online the US Justice Department has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-448715882018-07-18
An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act proscribes anyone touching a nude or seminude dancer unless they are related. NegativeUS adult film star Stormy Daniels has been arrested in a strip club in Columbus Ohio. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-448045972018-07-12
Employee rebellion recently saw Google drop its contract with the US Department of Defense Negativehttp://www.bbc.com//news/technology-445433522018-06-20
A top aide to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis he has been instrumental in laying the groundwork for the upcoming summits according to the White House. PositiveThe White House has remained tightlipped about who will be negotiating with the North Korean team in Singapore but we have a pretty good idea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-443783602018-06-08
Google told employees last week it would not renew its contract with the US Department of Defense when it expires next year. NegativeGoogle has promised not to use AI for weapons following protests over its partnership with the US military. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-444120282018-06-08
Fort Hamilton spokeswoman Cathy SantoPietro said in a statement that Mr Villavicencio had arrived at last Friday to make a delivery without valid Department of Defense identification. NegativeAn undocumented immigrant is facing deportation after he was arrested while delivering pizza to a military base in New York City his wife says http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-443782012018-06-07
The Defense Intelligence Agency is a branch of the Department of Defense responsible for analysing and disseminating military intelligence. NegativeA former US intelligence officer has appeared in court in Seattle charged with attempting to spy for China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-443644372018-06-05
Three more shells were launched in two subsequent attacks the Israel Defense Forces said. NegativePalestinian militants in Gaza have fired dozens of mortars at Israel in the heaviest such barrage in years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-442875942018-05-29
The plume travels with the wind and can change direction without warning Hawaiis Civil Defense Agency said NegativePeople in Hawaii are facing fresh warnings over toxic fumes produced when molten rock flows into the ocean as the state continues to battle eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-441958982018-05-21
The Israel Defense Forces says it has targeted dozens of Iranian facilities with air strikes in retaliation for the attack. NegativeIsraels military says Iranian forces have fired rockets at its positions in the occupied Golan Heights. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-440630222018-05-10
The Civil Defense Agency said there were fissures on three streets and told any remaining residents to evacuate. NegativeFresh eruptions sending fountains of lava 30m out of the ground have taken place on Hawaiis Big Island destroying several homes. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-440120462018-05-05
At this time the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria the Pentagon said in a statement. NegativeAt least 14 people have died or were hurt after a Syrian military airport was hit by missiles state m