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Defense Secretary Carter announces more U.S. special operations personnel will be sent to Syria

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Just two weeks ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said  the U.S. was changing tactics in Syria, a move that includes attacking fuel trucks and infrastructure to make life more difficult for ISIS. Also known as the Islamic State, ISIL...Show More Summary

Majority of Turkish Airstrikes Have Avoided Daesh Targets

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that the United States wants to see Turkey go after "the facilitators, the enablers, the other tentacles of ISIL that intrude into Turkey."

U.S. to deploy more special forces to Iraq and Syria

The U.S. is expanding its special operations force in Iraq and Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post U.S. to deploy more special forces to Iraq and Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pentagon sending more special operations forces to battle Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Pentagon is sending more special operations troops to Iraq in an effort to break a military stalemate with Islamic State, although he stressed that Iraqi troops must conduct the ground fighting. The “specialized expeditionary targeting force” will serve...

The US Is Preparing to Ramp Up Its Ground War in Syria

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Tuesday that the US is willing to add more soldiers to its small but controversial deployment of special operations troops in Syria—and allow soldiers stationed across the border in Iraq to conduct...Show More Summary

US to deploy additional special ops forces to Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress that a "targeting" force would conduct raids, gather intelligence

Defense chief: U.S. is expanding special operations force in Iraq

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is expanding the U.S. special operations force in Iraq to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic State militants. Carter told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that over time, these special operators will be able to conduct raids, free...

US Prepared to Deploy Additional Special Operations Forces to Syria

The United States will be looking for opportunities to send additional special operations forces to Syria to aid in the fight against Daesh, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said on Tuesday.

NATO Plays Key Role in Fighting Daesh

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO "projects stability" not only by deploying forces, but by adding to extant defense capacity in the Middle East.

Former Defense Secretary Questions Party’s War Planes

Robert Gates argues against plans from his own Republican Party for war in Syria.

Robert Gates calls for joint effort to fight ISIS

President Obama’s efforts against the Islamic State should be “sped up and intensified,” and the U.S. needs closer alignment with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to prevail, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sunday. “Those two really do have to be onboard or we have to be onboard with them...

UK Defense Chief Urges Airstrikes in Syria to Eliminate 'Death Cult' ISIL

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon called on the country’s lawmakers Sunday to support expanding the military operation against the Islamic State militant group to Syria, as the Paris-style attacks in London are extremely likely.

Boeing E-3 Sees First Deployment | Denmark Expected to Confirm F-35 Order Shortly | Japan to Get RQ-4 UAVs Through FMS

Americas US Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has suggested that Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter will take part in Canada’s latest jet selection competition. The announcement comes after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he would not be purchasing the jet as part of Canada’s replacement of older CF-18s. Work’s comments appear contrary to the […]

Hillary Clinton flip-flop-flips on Iraq

It was an extraordinary concession. Hillary Clinton, who voted for the Iraq war and then apologized for doing so, and who opposed the surge, now publicly concedes it worked. This confirms former defense secretary Robert Gates’s account that Hillary Clinton opposed the surge purely for political reasons. In his memoir, Gates wrote, “Hillary told the president […]

Japan's Right to Renounce War

Japan's Right to Renounce War by Kathy Kelly On November 7th, at the conclusion of a trip to Asia which included cruising on a U.S. aircraft carrier operating in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter blamed Beijing for rising tensions in the region and said that the U.S. Show More Summary

IT’S COME TO THIS: Jimmy Carter is slagging Obama’s Mideast Policy. “I noticed that two of his s…

IT’S COME TO THIS: Jimmy Carter is slagging Obama’s Mideast Policy. “I noticed that two of his secretaries of defense, after they got out of office, were very critical of the lack of positive action on the part of the president.”

Pentagon Test Launched Trident Missile to Send Message to Russia, China?

It was not a coincidence that the US Navy test fired an unarmed Trident II D5 missile off the Californian coast on the same day US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a keynote address at the Reagan National Defense Forum outlining Russia and China as potential threats, Japan Business Press reported.

Pentagon Chief Sees Ramping Up of War Against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is prepared to change the rules of engagement.

US, Canada Agree to Closely Coordinate on Collective Defense

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan have pledged to further cooperate on advancing defense capabilities of the two countries, the Pentagon said in a press release on Thursday.

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