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The Defense Department Is Ruining America: Big Budgets, Militarization and the Real Story Behind Our Asia Pivot

"Our defense contractors await your business." That was the message behind Obama and Carter's visits to Asia. You have to tip the cap to Defense Secretary Carter. People in Washington spin things as a matter of course, as Ben Rhodes,...Show More Summary

Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case

MIAMI (AP) — A ruling by the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has drawn a response from the most senior officials at the Pentagon. The judge said last month that Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were wrong to […]

Defense secretary: Navy’s Reynolds, Swain can play in NFL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Keenan Reynolds will get his chance to play in the NFL this season. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday that the record-setting Navy quarterback Reynolds and fullback Chris Swain can defer their military service to play in the NFL. Carter made the announcement during his graduation speech to the academy in […]

Keenan Reynolds Cleared to Play in NFL by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

Baltimore Ravens rookie Keenan Reynolds will be able to suit up for the team this season after having his military service deferred by United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Per Darrin Gantt of Pro Football Talk, the Ravens...Show More Summary

Defense Secretary Carter Targets China in Naval Academy Graduation Speech

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that China’s actions could erect a great wall of country's self-isolation.

Israeli Lawmakers Rail Against Netanyahu's Appointment of Avigdor Lieberman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appointment of Avigdor Lieberman, the ultranationalist leader of the Yisrael Beitenu party, to the post of defense secretary this week has bred hostility from ministers in both his ruling coalition...Show More Summary

US Defense Secretary Calls for Faster Technology Development

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday that a naval facility in Rhode Island is doing what the entire Defense Department should do: develop technology more quickly.

Pentagon Admits Delays to F-35 Final Operational Test for 2018

The final test of the fifth-generation F-35 stealth multirole fighter jet has been delayed for 2018, US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall said.

Obama Appoints Two New US Assistant Secretaries of Defense

President Barack Obama has nominated two new assistant secretaries of defense, the White House announced in a statement.

IT’S COME TO THIS: Defense Secretary Ponders How to Change ‘Unmanned’ Job Titles to Gender-Neutral W…

IT’S COME TO THIS: Defense Secretary Ponders How to Change ‘Unmanned’ Job Titles to Gender-Neutral Wording. Better start with the White House, which has been effectively unmanned since January of 2009. Update Newspeak Dictionaries accordingly.

In Tense Briefing on Clinton Audit Report, State Dept. Spokesman Can’t Seem to Speak

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State Department spokesperson Mark Toner was by turns taciturn and defensive in an awkward press briefing Wednesday afternoon, as he addressed the audit report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

US defense secretary calls for faster technology development

Carter made the comments Wednesday about the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, where he saw the latest in unmanned vehicles and other undersea technologies.

BREAKING: Obama Removes Arms Embargo in Vietnam, Opening Way for Civilian Imports

President Obama has lifted the arms embargo on Vietnam that dates back to the Vietnam war. In 2014 the ban was partially lifted by Secretary of State John Kerry, allowing only maritime security-related defense equipment to be exported to Vietnam but continuing to ban imports. Show More Summary

Defense Secretary Visits Naval Installations during New England Trip

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members.

US Going to Keep Nuclear Submarine Fleet Most Powerful in World - Carter

The United States must keep its nuclear submarine fleet the most powerful in the world and give it top priority in annual military budgets, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on a visit to the New London submarine base in Groton, Connecticut.

Carter to Sailors: I Want to Make Careers More Flexible

Defense Secretary Carter told sailors he's still working to make career advancement more flexible in order to retain top talent.

Yale commencement includes first ROTC graduates since 70s

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter handed out commissions to the Yale’s first ROTC graduating class in more than four decades. Carter, a Yale alumnus, on Monday awarded 18 commissions, 14 to Yale students and four to others who trained at the Ivy League school. The military ceremony followed the awarding of […]

Russia to Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe - Security Council

Russia will find ways to respond properly to the deployment of US missile defense systems in eastern Europe, Deputy Secretary of Russia's Security Council Yevgeny Lukyanov said Monday.

Death of Taliban Leader Eliminates 'Roadblock' to Peace in Afghanistan

According to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the death of Taliban commander Mullah Akhtar Mansour removed an obstacle in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

U.S defense secretary apologizes after American charged in Japanese woman's death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called his Japanese counterpart on Saturday to express regrets after an American working at a U.S. military base in Japan was arrested on suspicion of dumping the body of a Japanese woman.

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