Department of Defense

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DOD: Our commitment to Taiwan remains rock solid

The Pentagon said it remains committed to building its relationship with Taiwan. During a press briefing Tuesday, Department of Defense spokesperson John Kirby affirmed America’s relationship with the autonomous island nation is “rock solid.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (center), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley (left) and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie (right) testify during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee at Dirksen Senate Office Building September 28, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. military leaders testify in front of Senate committee

Top U.S. military leaders were grilled on Capitol Hill over their roles in the Afghanistan crisis. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Armed Services heard testimony from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, Secretary of the Department of Defense Lloyd Austin and CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth McKenzie.