Changes are already underway following Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s attempt to reboot the anti-ISIS coalition while in Brussels. Saudi fighter jets will be heading to Turkey, and a Turkish-Saudi ground offensive in Syria looks like it could be a real possibility—an idea that Russia despises. Read more...
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Wants the UK to renew its Trident nuclear missile system so that Britain can continue its “outsized” hegemonic role in the world.
Secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, said that NATO was striving for constructive and more cooperative relationship with Russia.
US Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that UAE has agreed to ramp up support for the US-led coalition against Daesh, by resuming air strikes in Syria and providing military advisers for Sunni fighters in Iraq and Syr...
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Arab Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s capital. Carter made the comment after meeting Friday at his Brussels hotel with his counterpart from the United […]
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seems to get the reality that the so-called “coalition” of 66 countries that are supposedly fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria is a sham. Most of these countries are contributing nothing to the fight and many that once did have ceased doing so. Show More Summary
In his own words, Senator Mike Lee doesn’t want his daughter to be forced into a military draft, but his hand was forced after the Obama administration (looking at you, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter) opened all combat roles to women. This was inevitable. Photo by Minnesota National Guard
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that United States hopes the Persian Gulf states will contribute more and intensify the military campaign against the Daesh.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the Netherlands are now prepared to carry out airstrikes in Syria against the Daesh militant group in addition to ongoing air operations in Iraq.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the defense chiefs of NATO bloc agreed to provide anti-Daesh support by deploying airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) surveillance planes over the Turkish-Syrian border.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that United States will present a plan to members of its anti-Daesh coalition, outlining necessary contributions from the member countries to accelerate the defeat of the terrorist group embedded in Syria and Iraq.
It's been a big few months for women in the armed forces. In December, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that for the first time, all military jobs would be open to women—including elite combat positions. On February 4, following...Show More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, Europe While the United States will be investing more money to defend Europe, America’s NATO allies also have to step up to the plate. U.S. defense secretary Ashton Carter is hoping that America’s NATO allies will contribute their full share toward the cost of defending Europe from a resurgent Russian threat. Show More Summary
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) walks past Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) (C) (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Last month I wrote about the ten most blatantly wasteful items of defense spending in last year’s spending bill. Now, the defense budget process for 2016 (FY 2017) has just started, with the [...]
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the US plans to increase defense spending and military presence in Europe.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO defense ministers agreed on an enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of alliance.
The Defense Department's message is unambiguous: Russia is a much bigger threat than ISIL. As the voters of New Hampshire braved the snow to play their part in the great pageant of American democracy on Tuesday, the US secretary of defence was setting out his spending requirements for 2017. Show More Summary
It was a historic moment for women when the Defense Department announced that all combat positions would be open to them. "There will be no exceptions," Secretary Ash Carter said in December. "They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat." His purpose was...
President Obama's eighth and final $4 trillion-plus budget proposal will be sent to a Republican-controlled Congress on Tuesday. Earlier this month US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter highlighted a few new weapons the Pentagon wants to...Show More Summary
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said the Pentagon's plan to truncate the Littoral Combat Ship program at 40 ships instead of 52 reflected budget pressures