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TPP opponents are ignoring national security

Right Turn has obtained a copy of a letter from eight former defense secretaries sent to House and Senate majority and minority leaders imploring them on national security grounds to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP, they argue, “is an important step in the process of furthering peace and increasing prosperity here in America and around […]

Plot Thickens: US Discussing NATO Involvement in Syria With Alliance Chief

The United States is discussing NATO involvement in the US-led coalition operations against Daesh in Syria with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said at a congressional hearing on Thursd...

Defense Chiefs Urge Congress to Overcome Anti-Trade Rhetoric, Pass Pacific Trade Pact

Defenders of President Barack Obama’s Pacific trade agreement are taking out the big guns. Eight former secretaries of defense signed a letter asking congressional leaders to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as a way to renew American leadership in the Pacific as China flexes its economic and military muscle.

Carter: US Troops in Syria to Serve as 'Hub' for EU, Gulf Special Forces

The recently deployed US military personnel in Syria will act as a hub to integrate European and Gulf special forces into the US-led coalition against Daesh, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said at a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Defense secretary investigating accuracy of sex crimes cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he's investigating whether his department misled Congress in an effort to derail a contentious bill that would change the way the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct. During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carter assured the bill's sponsor, Sen. Show More Summary

Carter: Ultimate Goal of Deploying US Troops to Syria is to Retake Raqqa

The ultimate purpose of the United States deploying 250 US military personnel to Syria is to reclaim the city of Raqqa from Daesh terrorist group, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said at a Senate hearing on Thursday.

Carter Says Turkey Able to Make 'Larger' Contribution to Anti-Daesh Fight

The Turkish government can commit more resources to the campaign against Daesh terrorist group, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said in a Senate committee hearing on Thursday.

US Congress Must Release $350Mln Funding for Syria Train-and-Equip Program

The US Congress must release nearly $350 million in blocked funding to support the new version of the Pentagon’s train-and-equip program for local fighters against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told the US Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

US Allies Unwilling to Create Ground Troops Contingent in Iraq - Carter

The creation of an international ground troop contingent against Daesh is desirable, but US allies have not expressed any willingness to commit to such an effort, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said in a hearing on Monday.

Pentagon Expects Russia to Discourage Flyovers of US Ships Going Forward

The US military expects Russian senior leaders to discourage the country’s military pilots from conducting dangerous flyovers of American ships because it can lead to a confrontation, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said in testimony at the US Senate on Wednesday.

Pentagon set to curb military tobacco use by making it more expensive on bases

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has issued new policy guidelines aimed at curbing tobacco use within the U.S. military that include raising the prices of tobacco on military bases to match local market prices. The policy, which also includes widening smoke-free zones in areas frequented by...

Scarborough Shoal: A Red Line for the Philippine-U.S. Military Alliance?

Jay Batongbacal Security, Asia China might push too far if it turns Scarborough Shoal into its next fake island.  As U.S. defense secretary Ashton Carter visited the Philippines at the end of the annual Balikatan military exercises between...Show More Summary

US military hackers are dropping cyberbombs on ISIS targets

In 2016, modern militaries don’t just wage war with guns and bombs. They also wage cyberwar, and apparently that now involves dropping cyberbombs on adversaries. That’s a term that Deputy Secretary of Defense […]

Anti-Drone Technology And Tactics, Or Balancing And Transitioning The Army: You Pick (CBD)

Michael Rubin asks in a recent article in Commentary if we are Prepared for Iran UAV Warfare? What do you think, based on the defense department's recent pronouncements on their priorities, which include these from the Secretary of the Army's...

What Cyberwar Against ISIS Should Look Like

Pentagon officials have publicly said, in recent weeks, that they’re hitting ISIS not only with bullets and bombs but also with cyberoffensive operations. “We are dropping cyberbombs,” Robert Work, deputy secretary of defense, is quoted as proclaiming in Monday’s New York Times. Show More Summary

Beale Air Force Base Honored for Environmental Restoration

Beale Air Force Base was selected for one of nine 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards for its environmental restoration efforts.

Pentagon 'Dropping Cyberbombs' on ISIS

The Pentagon is not only using top-secret cyberweapons in the fight against ISIS, it has taken the unusual step of being very open about it. "We are dropping cyberbombs. We have never done that before," Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told CNN earlier this month, adding that "right now...

Attack on ISIS money storage site destroys over $500 million: Pentagon official

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

ISIS Loses $500M In Cash In US Airstrikes A United States-led coalition has “got the momentum” in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said recently, and that includes seriously depleting its resources. An anonymous senior defense official...

'Great Wall of Sand' Military Buildup Vexes China's Allies, Enemies

It was no coincidence that the leak came just a week before Defense Secretary Ashton Carter set forth in April on a high-profile trip to Asia, which would include a helicopter flight to a U.S. aircraft carrier sailing through disputed waters in the South China Sea. Show More Summary

Ash Carter: How to Scare Friends and Influence the Military Budget

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is fuming with 'righteous anger' over any attempt to cut the US defense budget: according to Carter, America is surrounded by enemies. However, the question remains open what is Ash Carter actually trying to defend – the US' national interests or the Pentagon's budget?

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