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"30 Seconds To Midnight"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Former US Secretary of Defense William Perry warns that the world is on the knife edge of nuclear catastrophe. Such catastrophe can result accidentally from electronic failures or glitches in warning systems and from the recklessly aggressive and unnecessary force buildup against Russia. Show More Summary

Pentagon Defines Next Phase to Collapse Daesh in Mosul, Raqqa

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the United States and other members of its anti-Islamic State (Daesh) coalition have defined the next set of military plans aimed at retaking control of the Daesh strongholds in Iraqi Mosul and Syrian Raqqa.

Former Defense Secretary: Next president must "lay down a line" with Russia

Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense, says the next president needs to have a tougher stance towards Russian President Vladimir Putin

United States Convenes Counter-ISIL Ministerial Meeting

On July 21, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter convened a meeting with the foreign and defense ministers of the counter-ISIL coalition at the U.S. Department of State.

UK Defense Secretary Believes Brexit to Promote Defense Sector Revolution

The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union will contribute to the modernization of the UK Armed Forces, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said.

Carter: Defense Ministers Agree On Next Steps In Counter-ISIL Fight

Defense ministers and other senior leaders of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition have agreed on next steps in the accelerated fight against the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today. Carter hosted the meeting, the third of its kind, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for

NATO commitment has no caveats: British defense secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO's mutual defense guarantee is a commitment that comes without any "conditions or caveats," British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Thursday.

Mark Boal Sues Obama & U.S. Government To Block Military Subpoena Of Bowe Bergdahl Tapes

Journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal has filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Army prosecutor Maj. Justin Oshana in response to the government's threat to subpoena Boal'sShow More Summary

U.S. defense chief says coalition to probe report of civilian deaths in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will investigate reports of civilian casualties in an air strike near Manbij, in northern Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.

US-led Coalition Kills Over 20 Daesh Operatives Plotting Terrorist Attacks

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that the US-led anti-Daesh coalition killed key Daesh ministers and captured one of the principals of the terrorist group’s chemical weapons program.

Anti-IS coalition has killed 20 operators plotting external attacks: Carter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the coalition fighting Islamic State had killed more than 20 of the militant group's operatives who were conspiring to carry out external attacks.

UK Still Interested in Success of EU Anti-Smuggling Missions After Brexit

The United Kingdom will continue to be interested in the success of the European Union's missions aiming to fight against pirates or illegal migration after the country leaves the bloc, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said.

UK Defense Secretary Hopes Montenegro Will Join NATO by Early October

UK Defense Secretary believes Montenegro has met all the criteria to join the Alliance by early October.

NATO-Russia Founding Act Unviolated by NATO Rotational Deployment in Europe

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon stated that the rotational format for the four extra battalions in Eastern Europe does not violate the NATO-Russia Founding Act.

NATO Chief Stoltenberg to Visit US for Anti-Daesh Coalition Meeting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit the United States on Wednesday to take part in the US-led anti-Daesh coalition meeting of defense ministers, his press office said Tuesday.

UK Has No Contingency Plans for Moving Trident Out of Scotland

There are no contingency plans for moving the Trident nuclear deterrent program from Scotland amid calls for a second independence referendum, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Monday.

Pentagon Open to Conversation With Russia on Syria - Spokesman

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter maintains skepticism regarding dealing with Russia on Syria, according to US Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook.

Kerry takes Syria strikes cooperation proposal to Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took a proposal to boost military and intelligence cooperation against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria to Moscow on Thursday, despite doubts among U.S. defense and intelligence officials.

Why Are More Troops Headed To Iraq?

Daniel L. Davis Security, Middle East Congress should be asking the tough questions. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the president had authorized the deployment of 560 U.S. troops to Iraq to aid in the looming assault to retake the city of Mosul. Show More Summary

Kerry seeks Russian cooperation despite deep misgivings within U.S. administration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow on Thursday to again seek deeper Russian cooperation in the war against Islamic State in Syria, but he faces strong opposition from defense and intelligence officials who argue that Washington and Moscow have diametrically opposite objectives in the country.

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