BP considers options after oil spill settlement upheld

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- British Petroleum says Friday's court ruling in New Orleans in the Deepwater Horizon case was not the end of the story.

BP loses bid to force proof of losses tied to oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Businesses claiming damages from the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill do not have to prove they were hurt by the spill, a U.S. judge ruled, rebuffing a BP PLC plea.

BP denies cheating natural gas markets

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Charges filed by U.S. regulators against BP for alleged manipulation in the natural gas market are without merit, the company said in a statement.

BP appealing ruling on gulf oil spill settlement payments

NEW ORLEANS, July 6 (UPI) -- British Petroleum is appealing a judge's decision to allow businesses and individuals not directly affected by the 2010 gulf oil spill to seek cash settlements.

BP heads to court in 2010 oil spill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The case against BP in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to go to trial but the New York Times said Saturday government lawyers want to settle out of court.

BP relieved by latest oil spill settlement

HOUSTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A decision by a federal judge in New Orleans to approve a health settlement related to the Deepwater Horizon avoids years of litigation, said BP.

Gates, Morrell bid farewell this week

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- When U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates retires from public service late this week, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said he will leave also.
No end date set for Gen. Petraeus

No end date set for Gen. Petraeus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said there is no truth to newspaper reports that U.S. Gen. David Petraeus will soon be leaving his post as commander of the war in Afghanistan.
Pentagon chief travels to Afghanistan

Pentagon chief travels to Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates landed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Tuesday for an unannounced visit with the top U.S. commander and the Afghan leader.
'Don't ask' report gets early release

'Don't ask' report gets early release

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he'll release the "don't ask, don't tell" report on gays serving in the military early to help senators' deliberations.

Pentagon welcomes London's NSS

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- British forces will continue to provide a quality war fighting machine in Afghanistan and elsewhere despite defense cuts, the Pentagon said.

Pentagon: No negotiations with WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Pentagon official says it has not, and will not negotiate with WikiLeaks on the planned release of additional classified Afghanistan war documents.

Pentagon demands WikiLeaks return files

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said Thursday WikiLeaks must return the classified documents it is still reviewing and delete the thousands of war documents it posted on the Web.

U.S.: Naval exercises target N. Korea

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say joint naval exercises with South Korea are aimed at North Korea, not China.

Pentagon urges patience in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Much work is needed to stabilize Afghanistan, but U.S. military forces are committed to the fight, a Defense Department spokesman said.
Pentagon: Gates OK with DADT compromise

Pentagon: Gates OK with DADT compromise

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A proposal to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military is acceptable to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Pentagon said.
Defense budget clashes with job market

Defense budget clashes with job market

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Press secretary Geoff Morrell said Defense Secretary Robert Gates would stick to his guns in making budget cuts despite objections on Capitol Hill.
National response greets Gulf Coast spill

National response greets Gulf Coast spill

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department wants to work "hand in glove" with industry assets to contain an oil spill approaching the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Pentagon said.

Pentagon set to delay EADS bid deadline

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The Pentagon says it will allow a deadline extension of 60 days if European defense giant EADS officially states its intent to rebid for the U.S. Air Force tanker program.

Kandahar offensive set for June

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials in Afghanistan say the NATO-led offensive to drive out the Taliban from Kandahar city is planned for June.

Drawdown from Iraq on schedule, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Pre-election violence in Iraq will not derail U.S. military plans to start pulling combat forces out of the country this year, Pentagon officials said.

No ties to Jundallah's Rigi, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Allegations that captured Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Rigi had contacts with U.S. officials prior to his arrest are false, the U.S. Defense Department said.

Operation Moshtarak making progress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Operation Moshtarak in the southern Afghan province of Helmand has moved into the holding phase of counterinsurgency operations, Pentagon officials said.
U.S. not in favor of May deadline on base

U.S. not in favor of May deadline on base

TOKYO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The United States has told Japan it wants a decision on relocating its Marine base in Okinawa much earlier than the May deadline sought by Tokyo.
Pentagon: Gitmo recidivism likely rising

Pentagon: Gitmo recidivism likely rising

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Instances of former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees returning to terror groups after their releases likely remain on the rise, a Pentagon spokesman says.
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