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The Royal Navy Just Tailed Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier On Its Way to Syria

Robert Beckhusen Security, Europe The British vessels tracked the carrier group “every inch of the way,” U.K. defense secretary Michael Fallon said. Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s only carrier, is halfway on its journey to Syria along with her escort ships and the formidable missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy. Show More Summary

Pentagon chief visits Iraq to see commanders, assess Mosul fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter's visit comes two days after U.S. service member was killed outside ISIS-held city

Inside the fierce battle to retake northern Iraqi cities

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is meeting with his commanders in Baghdad Saturday to assess the U.S.-led coalition to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and the ISIS's main stronghold in Northern Iraq. U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan of Anaheim, California was the first American to be killed in the offensive, which began this week. Show More Summary

Iraqi leader resists U.S. push for Turkish role in Mosul fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's push for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group encountered stiff resistance Saturday from Iraq's prime minister, who said his country's forces will oust the militants from the northern city. "I know that the...

U.S Defense Secretary Carter Arrives in Iraq

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq Saturday to meet with his commanders and assess progress in the opening days of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

The Clintons, Trading Overseas Trips for Foundation Donations

For a long time, the defense from the Clintons was that even though foreign governments were giving to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, no one could ever prove a quid pro quo, a particular circumstance where the Clintons agreed to take certain actions in exchange for donations. Show More Summary

Carter to meet with Turkey leaders, stress Iraqi sovereignty

ANKARA, Turkey — Defense Secretary Ash Carter, arriving in Turkey Friday, said he will tell Turkish leaders that it's important to respect Iraqi sovereignty. But he stopped short of saying that he will press the Turks to remove any forces that are operating in Iraq without Baghdad's invitation. Show More Summary

Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he would stress the need to respect Iraq's sovereignty during a visit on Friday to Turkey, which has been locked in a dispute with Baghdad over who should participate in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State.

UK Defense secretary: Our military is hacking Islamic State

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday that Britain's military is launching cyberattacks against the Islamic State group in support of the offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul, a first-of-its kind acknowledgement...Show More Summary

Pentagon: A North Korean nuclear attack 'will be met with an overwhelming and effective response'

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hours after North Korea launched its second missile test in the past week, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with the South Korean Minister of Defense Han Min Koo at the Pentagon on Thursday. "As with previous...Show More Summary

U.S. partnership with Turkey in Islamic State fight 'very strong'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. partnership with Turkey in countering Islamic State is "very strong," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a news conference on Thursday.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton-Trump Debate Analysis

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama discusses health-care reform in Miami at 1:55 p.m. Attorney General Loretta Lynch attends the G6+1 Interior Ministers meeting in Rome. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds  a joint press conference with Korea Minister of National Defense Han Min Koo at 11;15 a.m. at the Pentagon. Secretary […]

Is ISIS Losing—or Just Rebranding?

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Four days ago, the U.S. defense secretary was predicting a lasting defeat of ISIS. Now, a top general is warning that the terror group is preparing for a guerrilla war.

Carter says U.S. committed to protect South Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the U.S. commitment to provide "extended deterrence, guaranteed by the full spectrum of U.S. defense capabilities" to South Korea was unwavering, in the face of a direct threat posed by North Korea.

Former Secretary of Defense: 'I have wasted more money on IT than anyone in history'

Learn the two watershed moments for IT in the military over the past 50 years and the four most important domains of cybersecurity, according to former DoD chief Robert Gates at Gartner Symposium.

22 members of Congress appeal to President Obama to refrain from being the first to use nuclear weapons

In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, 22 members of Congress, all of them Democrats, urge him to write into law the engagement not to be the first use nuclear weapons. Two weeks ago, the Secretary for Defense, Ashton Carter, had declared that Washington would not hesitate to start a nuclear war if necessary. Show More Summary

Mosul offensive a ‘decisive moment’ in anti-IS campaign: US defense secretary

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Sunday that operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group were key to defeating the jihadist group. “This is a decisive moment in the campaign to deliver ISIL a lasting defeat,” Carter said in a statement. “We are confident our Iraqi partners will

Defense chief calls Iraqi offensive moment to defeat IS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is calling the start of Iraqi operations to liberate Mosul "a decisive moment in the campaign" to deliver a lasting defeat to the Islamic State group. … Click to Continue »

North Korea Targets U.S. and South Korea, not "International Community," with Nukes

North Korea's Kim Jong-un continues his confrontational course. After conducting his nation's fifth nuclear test, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared it to be a "direct challenge to the entire international community." But this is complete hooey, to use a technical term. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: Did Trump ‘Stop the Bleeding’?

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama has meetings at the White House. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is on foreign travel to Trinidad and Tobago to meet with security partners and participate in the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas. ELECTION 2016: Hillary Clinton campaigns at a voter-registration event […]

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