US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says US aims to keep alliance with Philippines

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says his country intends to keep its alliance commitments to the Philippines, despite remarks by the Southeast Asian country’s president regarding a shift from the Washington policies. Carter made the comments on Friday, a day after Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced Manila’s “separation” from Washington, a former long-standing ally, and […]

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits Turkey to discuss battle against Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria

This AFP file photo taken on August 29, 2016 shows US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a press conference at the Pentagon. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara for talks with the country’s leaders over the battle against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. The […]

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s Hitler remarks ‘troubling’: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks to troops at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, September 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has slammed the Philippines president for comparing himself to Adolf Hitler, former chancellor of Germany, describing his remarks as “deeply troubling.”  Speaking about his war on illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte likened […]

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