PENTAGON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PENTAGON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pentagon: Iraq refugee-rescue operation not needed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294605-68/iraq-officials-forces-ground.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294605-68/iraq-officials-forces-ground.html.csp">Pentagon: Iraq refugee-rescue operation not needed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Karen DeYoung </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Craig Whitlock</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T21:18:03.932-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A team of about 20 U.S. troops and aid workers who landed Wednesday on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar determined that a rescue operation of besieged minorities stranded there is probably unnecessary, the Pentagon said. “There are far fewer” refugees left at the northern Iraq location, where tens of thousands were said to have been surrounded by Sunni Muslim extremists, and they “are in better condition than previously believed,” a Pentagon statement said. It said that humanitarian airdrops an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294605@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:18:03 MDT F-35 back in sky, but not at British air show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58186400-90/force-aircraft-kirby-pentagon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58186400-90/force-aircraft-kirby-pentagon.html.csp">F-35 back in sky, but not at British air show</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T19:41:41.479-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 07:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The Pentagon’s press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said it was a “difficult decision” to cancel the hoped-for participation at Farnborough, but the Pentagon remains confident that any of the plane’s technical issues can be fixed. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581864002014-07-15T19:41:41.479-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T19:41:41.479-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:41:41 MDT After engine fire, decision looms for global debut of F-35 jets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169864-90/jets-international-fighter-force.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169864-90/jets-international-fighter-force.html.csp">After engine fire, decision looms for global debut of F-35 jets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rebecca Robbins</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T19:36:46.018-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 07:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon said Tuesday that it has completed ground inspections of its fleet of F-35 Lightning II fighters but still had not decided whether the planes were ready for their much-anticipated international debut in two British air shows. The Marine Corps’ version of the fighter jet had been scheduled to fly before prospective international buyers at the Royal International Air Tattoo, which kicks off on Friday, and the week-long Farnborough Air Show, which starts next Monday. But ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169864@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:36:46 MDT