US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin attends at the White House in Washington, May 6, 2024

Austin: US pauses shipment of payload munitions due to concerns over Rafah

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin clarified that the decision referred to only one shipment of arms and that no final decision had been made regarding other arms transfers to Israel. 

Pentagon tracking mortar attack near planned US-Gaza aid stockpile zone

Ryder said it's important to highlight this occurred before any US forces started moving any supplies, and no US assets were damaged. It's unclear if any Israeli assets sustained damage.

Israeli sources to Post: 'An eye for an eye'; not clear why Pentagon leaked info on attack

Israel will not accept responsibility for this attack for strategic reasons.


Pentagon says it's ready to quickly move munitions to Israel, Ukraine if supplemental bill passes

US will support sending munitions to Israel if bill passes successfully.

Pentagon says it's up to Israel to decide if, when and how they respond to Iran

Ryder said US focus right now remains on the defense of Israel and on the protection of US forces. 

Iron Dome intercepts UAVs, rockets barrage simultaneously in test

Israel says it shot down Iranian salvo 'shoulder-to-shoulder' with US

Mindful of the need for thrift in the face of foes on several fronts, Israel in 2022 said it was developing a laser-based missile shield to deliver shoot-downs as cheap as $2 each.


Pentagon continuing with aid mission on schedule despite uncertainty over land distribution

Several aid organizations suspended their operations in Gaza following Israel's strikes on Monday night which killed seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen.

  Defense Minister Yoav Gallant attends a state ceremony for fallen Israeli soldiers

Pentagon to host bilateral meeting with Yoav Gallant next week

US Defense Secretary Austin to meet Israeli Defense Minister Gallant discussing hostage release, aid to Gaza, and Rafah plans.

UFO sightings in 1960s were secret aerospace tests - Pentagon report

"AARO found no empirical evidence for claims that the USG and private companies have been reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology," the report said.

US says no plans for troops in Gaza as it eyes maritime corridor

Both Kirby and Ryder fielded questions from reporters about the role the US is playing in helping to provide Israel with military assistance for its war against Hamas in Gaza.

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