6 April 2020

Pentagon

Pentagon says it expects to resolve row with Turkey over S-400

KONFRONTASI-Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its purchase of Russia's S-400 air defence system, a day after the United States halted the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 aircraft to Ankara.

The US is at an inflexion point in a years-long standoff with Turkey, a NATO ally, after failing to sway President Tayyip Erdogan that buying a Russian air defence system would compromise the security of F-35 aircraft.

Pentagon issues memo with guidance for Trump's military parade

KONFRONTASI - The US Department of Defense has issued a memo with guidance for President Donald Trump's proposed military parade scheduled for Veterans Day on November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War l.

According to the memo released by the media, the parade will go from the White House to Capitol Hill, and include soldiers dressed in period uniforms, and to minimize damage to roads it will not include tanks.

Pentagon Rilis Data Kasus Pelecehan Seksual

Konfrontasi - Tentara Amerika Serikat (AS) melaporkan lebih dari 20.000 tuduhan pelecehan seksual di lembaga militer selama empat tahun terakhir, kata Pentagon dalam sebuah laporan pada Jumat (17/11/2017) waktu setempat.

Laporan dari Kantor Pencegahan dan Respons Pelecehan Seksual Departemen Pertahanan AS merinci tuduhan dari cabang-cabang dinas untuk tahun fiskal 2013-2016, dengan Angkatan Darat – cabang terbesar militer – melaporkan 8.294 kasus secara keseluruhan.

Empat Prajurit Baret Hijau Tewas di Niger, Pentagon Sibuk Jawab Kritik

KONFRONTASI-Departemen Pertahanan Amerika Serikat atau Pentagon sibuk menjawab kritik dari para wakil rakyat mengenai kematian empat prajurit pasukan khusus angkatan darat AS atau Baret Hijau dalam sebuah penyergapan di Niger bulan ini.

Pentagon Sebut ICBM Korut Rudal Jenis Baru

KONFRONTASI-Pentagon mengatakan bahwa rudal balistik antar benua (ICBM) milik Korea Utara (Korut) yang baru diluncurkan sebagai jenis rudal baru yang belum pernah terlihat sebelumnya. Pentagon pun mengutuk peluncuran tersebut sebagai bentuk destabilisasi dan eskalator.

Juru bicara Pentagon Kapten Angkatan Laut Jeff Davis mengatakan bahwa ICBM itu ditembakkan dari peluncur mobile dan mengkonfirmasi adanya masuk kembali hulu ledak ke atmosfer seperti dikutip dari Reuters, Kamis (6/7/2017).

Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

KONFRONTASI-President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real number of U.S. forces.

The Pentagon, which confirmed the move on Wednesday, said no change has yet been made to U.S. troop limits. It also stressed the U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria still was focused on backing local forces to fight Islamic State - a tactic that has averted the need for a major U.S. ground force.

But the shift on troop limits was another sign of the greater authority Trump appears comfortable giving his military commanders to make battlefield decisions and could allow for more rapid increases in troop levels in the future.

The Force Management Level system was introduced in Iraq and Syria during Barack Obama's administration as a way to exert control over the military. Obama periodically raised FML limits to allow more troops in Iraq and Syria as the campaign against Islamic State advanced.

But the numbers did not reflect the extent of the U.S. commitment on the ground since commanders found often less-than-ideal ways to work around the limits - sometimes bringing in forces temporarily or hiring more contractors.

The force management levels, which are officially at 5,262 in Iraq and 503 in Syria, are believed to be more than a couple of thousands troops shy of the actual number of U.S. forces in both countries.

Pentagon akan Gelar Uji Coba Besar-besaran untuk Tembak Rudal Korut

KONFRONTASI-Uji coba besar-besaran akan dilakukan Pentagon untuk menembak jatuh rudal-rudal Korea Utara (Korut). Uji coba  ini akan digelar Amerika Serikat (AS) pada Mei mendatang, di perairan Pasifik.

Dituturkan sejumlah pejabat pertahanan AS, seperti dilansir CNN, Rabu (19/4/2017), uji coba yang dijadwalkan sejak lama ini sebenarnya merupakan bagian dari program pertahanan rudal balistik militer AS dalam menghadapi ancaman Korut maupun Iran. Namun untuk saat ini, tujuan utamanya adalah memastikan AS bisa mempertahankan diri melawan ancaman Korut. 

Serang ISIS, Pentagon Buat 'Senjata Digital'

Konfrontasi - US Cyber Command Chief Adm, Michael S. Rogers menciptakan unit khusus yang bertugas mengembangkan malware dan senjata digital. Senjata digital tersebut dipakai untuk melawan ISIS.

Dilansir Engadget, Minggu (17/7/2016), Pentagon awalnya memberi Cyber Command tugas berat melancarkan serangan online terhadap ISIS awal tahun ini. Sayangnya, menurut The Washington Post, Cybercom tidak siap untuk peran ini.

Pentagon to lift ban on transgender service members

KONFRONTASI-The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members next month, US defence officials have said.

One of the US officials said on Saturday that parts of the repeal would come into effect immediately. But the plan would also direct each branch of the armed services to implement new policies affecting everything from recruiting to housing for transgender troops, the official said.

Bobol situs Pentagon, Remaja Ini Malah Dipuji Menhan AS

KONFRONTASI-Meski baru berusia 18 tahun, namun kemapuan David Dworken soal meretas situs tak bisa dipandang sebelah mata.

Ia hanya membutuhkan waktu 10 sampai 15 jam untuk meretas situs milik Departemen Pertahanan Amerika Serikat.

Dworken, yang kini sudah lulus bangku SMA dan akan melanjutkan studinya di Northeastern University dengan jurusan ilmu komputer, mengaku sudah menjadi 'tukang oprek situs' sejak berada di kelas 10. Saat itu Dworken menemukan sebuah bug di dalam situs sekolahnya.

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