Truthdig Editor-in-Chief and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss who is responsible for allowing ISIS to renew its offensive in Iraq and Syria. Sen. Rand Paul blames hawkish Republicans, while Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says Iraqis lack the will to fight.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter extended his apology to his South Korean counterpart Han Min-goo for incident of sending a live anthrax bacteria samples to US military base in the country and vowed to take appropriate measures to prevent a recurrence.
By David Alexander and Rachel Armstrong SINGAPORE, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that China's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific, drawing a scathing...Show More Summary
BY DAVID ALEXANDER AND RACHEL ARMSTRONG (Reuters) U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that China’s island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific, drawing a scathing response from the foreign ministry in Beijing. Show More Summary
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for China to halt its rapid island-building in the South China Sea, warning that the reclamation projects on rocky shoals and reefs was causing instability in the Asia-Pacific region.
US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work ordered a revision of military laboratory procedures and practices related to inactivating anthrax bacteria, the US Department of Defense announced in a statement.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific and he called for a diplomatic push to solve the territorial dispute that is driving China's effort.
SECULARISTS VS. SUICIDE BOMBERS: Patrick Buchanan has an interesting piece in CSN News today, offering a commonsense explanation why, as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently lamented, the Iraqi forces have “no will to fight” ISIS. Buchanan observes: Tribe and faith. Those are the causes for which Middle Eastern men will fight. Sunni and Shiite fundamentalists […]
Recent setbacks suffered by Iraqi forces in the country's contested Sunni areas have led senior Pentagon officials to question their courage. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Iraqis "showed no will to fight" when ISIS moved to seize the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi despite greatly outnumbering their enemy, and Joint Chiefs Chairman [...]
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington's latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, said the scale of Beijing's activities, not the United States, was altering the status quo in the region.
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington's latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, said the scale of Beijing's activities, not the United States, was altering...Show More Summary
The fall of Ramadi to ISIS brings to mind the fall of Mosul a year ago in June 2014. In both instances, the Iraqi army inexplicably collapsed despite outnumbering their enemy many fold. In recent days, we’ve had Defense Secretary Ashton Carter saying that Iraqi forces are pretty useless and [...]
Chief Tango sends us a link to the Daily Caller which reports that Marie Harf, that tactical genius from the State Department, disputes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s bleak assessment of the Iraq Army – that they have no will to fight. Appearing on “The Situation Room” with host Wolf Blitzer, Harf argued that Iraqi forces […]
On Sunday, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter appeared on CNN’s State of the Union, during which he reflected on the performance of the Iraqi Security Forces in the recent battle for Ramadi. “What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight,” he said. Show More Summary
BEIJING (AP) — Responding to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary, China on Thursday defended its building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and accused Washington of stirring up trouble in the economically...Show More Summary
The defense secretary says U.S. military leaders are looking for ways to improve and speed up training for Iraqi forces
Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea, but gave few hints about what the United States was willing to do to halt the construction effort.
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday Pentagon officials have begun to examine how the U.S. military could better equip and train Iraqi troops after the recent fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to Islamic State insurgents.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to stop militarizing the dispute and find a peaceful soluti...