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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in Syria

...operation against IS. The U.S. has long complained about having no reliable partners among them. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged earlier this month that the U.S. has only 60 trainees in a program to prepare and arm thousands of moderate...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/us-turkey-plan-safe-zone-free-syria
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Senators quiz chiefs, criticize IS fight

...Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S...militants."That is a small class," Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee...in one of several testy exchanges with Carter and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-08/senators-quiz-chiefs-criticize-fight
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Pentagon announces plan lifting transgender ban

...military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study...sexuality-based barriers to military service.Carter said he is creating a working group that...commanders from our core missions," Carter said in a statement released Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/pentagon-announces-plan-lifting-trans
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Army announces troop reductions

...unpredictability is killing us," he said.Defense Secretary Ash Carter agrees."We've been going one year at a time budgetarily...extremely disruptive to the operations of the department," Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. "It is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/army-announces-troop-reductions
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Army cuts could grow if budget impasse persists

...unpredictability is killing us," he said.Defense Secretary Ash Carter agrees."We've been going one year at a time budgetarily...extremely disruptive to the operations of the department," Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. "It is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/army-cuts-could-grow-if-budget-impasse-
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Trout homers, AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

...Winner of his first season AL MVP award last year, the Los Angeles Angels outfielder joined Willie Mays, Steve Garvey, Gary Carter and Cal Ripken, Jr. as the only two-time All-Star MVPs.Fielder and Lorenzo Cain had run-scoring hits in the fifth...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-15/trout-homers-al-all-stars-top-nl-6-3
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Juneau's Klein earns USA Today nod

...180, Sr.Ben Hall, INF, Lathrop (Fairbanks), 5-7/150, Sr.Frank Carlson, OF, Kodiak, 6-2/170, Sr.Chris Carter, OF, Lathrop (Fairbanks), 5-8/200, Sr.Parker Johnson, OF, South Anchorage, 6-0/165, So.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-10/juneaus-klein-earns-usa-today-nod
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Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on

...HARBOR, Hawaii - Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to...to do to halt the construction effort.Carter responded to Chinese complaints about...is reclaiming land to build an island. Carter's forceful message signaled a sharp...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/carter-says-us-flights-sea-missions-p
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Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers...strategy to address threats in the Mideast.Carter told the House Armed Services Committee...haven't received enough recruits," Carter said at a nearly three-hour hearing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-18/iraqi-training-goal-fall-way-short-re
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NATO OKs military upgrades to aid members of alliance

...Brussels, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and counterparts from Canada and NATO's...raise the ante in a crisis.On Tuesday, Carter announced during a visit to Estonia that...reinforce our collective defense."Earlier, Carter told reporters traveling with him that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-25/nato-oks-military-upgrades-aid-member
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