#US Military

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India and the United States have kicked off a two day naval exercise in the eastern Ocean Region. (Photo Credit/ Representational/PTI)

  • India and the US started a naval exercise on Sunday
  • The exercise will end on March 29
  • Indian Navy deployed its warship Shivalik and long-range maritime patrol aircraft P8I

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
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  • One-third of the US military is declining to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said level of refusal is on par with that of the general population
  • Kirby informed more than 916,500 vaccinations had been administered so far

.Arbil, Iraq
The attack happened near Arbil airport in Iraq.(representative/Unsplash)

  • The two rockets hit residential areas near the airport
  • One hit a millitary complex US-led coalition troops are based
  •  The indirect fire represents the first time US military or diplomatic installations have been targeted in Iraq in nearly two months

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Oil is the main source of income for Kurds in northern Syria.(Representative image/Pixabay)

  • The main oil fields are in territory in the country's northeast, a region where the US-allied Kurdish SDF hold sway
  • US forces in the region "are not authorized to provide assistance to any other private company,"Pentagon said
  • The shift is more a change in tone by the new US President Joe Biden from Trump's policy

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden remembered his son while visiting the medical facility (Photo Credit: AP / PTI)

  • Beau Biden died of brain cancer in the facility in 2015 while Joe Biden was the Vice President 
  • He served in the National Guard of Delaware as a Major
  • Joe Biden met the wounded officers and veterans who were being treated in the facility 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden said that America is safer when everyone qualified to serve can do so openly and with pride. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The White House statement said that it is the responsibility of the administration to ensure there is no discrimination
  • Donald Trump in 2017 had overturned Obama's decision of having transgenders recruited in the US army 
  • Trump had claimed the Obama-era policy was disruptive and expensive

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Donald Trump supporters disrupted the certification of votes at the US Capitol on January 6. (Picture Credits: Twitter/ @simoncoveney)

  • The letter said members of the armed services are bound to defend the constitution
  • Trump and his supporters have refused to accept that Biden won the election
  • The Pentagon is deploying as many as 15,000 National Guard troops to protect Biden's inauguration

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Donald Trump warned Iran against any mischief in the region against Americans. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Donald Trump posted pictures of missiles allegedly used for Baghdad attack saying they were from Iran
  • US Embassy in Baghdad had come under a rocket attack on Sunday
  • Trump said if any life is lost in the region he will hold Iran responsible

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Pentagon stated China to be "the most pressing, long-term strategic threat". (Photo: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Pentagon noted that countries like China, are seeking to undermine the existing world order
  • China, recently, has been laying territorial claims all over South China Sea
  • US has been sending ships in the region in an operation termed to be 'freedom of navigation'

.Hawaii, USA
The ICBM was intercepted north east of Hawaii. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The ICBM was shot down by a standard Block IIA interceptor
  • The test ICBM was fired from the US military's test site on Kwajalein Atoll
  • It could bolster the missile defense system against potential ICBM threats from countrie like North Korea.