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US bombers kill over 80 Daesh terrorists in Libya: Pentagon

January 19, 2017 10:30 pm
US bombers kill over 80 Daesh terrorists in Libya: Pentagon

A file photo of US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter US B-2 bombers have carried out airstrikes against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in the North African country of Libya, killing over 80 terrorists, according to Pentagon officials. Outgoing US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday that the bombers attacked two […]

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US might not shoot down North Korean ballistic missile: Ashton Carter

January 11, 2017 10:30 pm
US might not shoot down North Korean ballistic missile: Ashton Carter

This AFP file photo taken on August 29, 2016 shows US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter during a press conference at the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the United States might decide not to shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, as long as the launch did not pose a […]

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter calls for broader US response to Russia

January 8, 2017 10:30 pm
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter calls for broader US response to Russia

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has called for a broader response to Russia’s alleged intervention in the recent US presidential election. Speaking to NBC on Sunday, the outgoing Pentagon chief said Washington should not “limit” its response to what he called […]

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Ashton Carter arrives in Israel over Tel Aviv purchase of F-35s

December 12, 2016 10:30 pm
Ashton Carter arrives in Israel over Tel Aviv purchase of F-35s

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Israel to celebrate delivery of two F-35 fighter planes to the regime. The pentagon chief was welcomed by the Israeli minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, as he arrived in Tel Aviv on Monday. The regime is reportedly planning to buy 50 next-generation F-35s, […]

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US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Iraq to assess Mosul operation

December 11, 2016 10:30 pm
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Iraq to assess Mosul operation

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives in Baghdad on an unannounced visit on December 11. (Photo via CNN) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Iraq to evaluate progress in the fight to retake the northern city of Mosul which fell to the Daesh terrorist group in June […]

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Ashton Carter makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

December 9, 2016 10:30 pm
Ashton Carter makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

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 made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US military commanders regarding the future of […]

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US, allies should stay in Iraq, even after Daesh’s defeat: Ashton Carter

December 4, 2016 10:30 pm
US, allies should stay in Iraq, even after Daesh’s defeat: Ashton Carter

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says that American military forces and other foreign troops need to remain in Iraq, even if the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group is defeated. Addressing the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday, […]

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Ashton Carter says US laying groundwork for Raqqah offensive

October 26, 2016 7:15 pm
Ashton Carter says US laying groundwork for Raqqah offensive

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the Pentagon is planning a ground offensive to oust the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group from the Syrian city of Raqqah, the terror group’s stronghold in the country. Speaking to NBC News on Wednesday, Carter said […]

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits Iraq amid anti-Daesh campaign in Mosul

October 22, 2016 2:00 pm
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits Iraq amid anti-Daesh campaign in Mosul

Iraqi forces gather during an operation to attack Daesh terrorists in Mosul, Iraq, October 21, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Iraq from Turkey to assess the military campaign against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group amid a major military offensive to push them out […]

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

October 21, 2016 3:17 pm
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, […]

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

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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 […]

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

October 1, 2016 8:06 pm
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 […]

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says US will ‘sharpen military edge in Asia’

September 30, 2016 9:00 am
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says US will ‘sharpen military edge in Asia’

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks to sailors on the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego on September 29, 2016. (Photo by AP) Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the US will sharpen its military edge in Asia Pacific amid growing concern about China’s military buildup in the region. “The United […]

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warns 9/11 bill puts US interests at risk

September 28, 2016 6:14 pm
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warns 9/11 bill puts US interests at risk

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks to troops at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, September 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warns that legislation allowing families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia could be “devastating” for the US military. The Pentagon […]

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US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

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US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer (L) deployed to Andersen Air Base, Guam, and two F-15K Slam Eagles assigned to Daegu Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly over ROK skies September 21, 2016. (photos by AFP) The United States is not pursuing a “no-first-use” policy with regard to its nuclear […]

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