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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...have the right mindset and ideology," and at the same time be willing to make combating IS their first priority, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee on June 17."It turns out to be very hard to identify people...
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NATO OKs military upgrades to aid members of alliance

...challenges we face," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.Meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and counterparts from Canada and NATO's European member nations ordered an increase in the strength...
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Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

...fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's strategy...
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Russia to add 40 new missiles

...deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. And Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says he and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter have held talks about placing U.S. heavy army equipment in Poland.The NATO chief said he expected...
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Officials: 51 labs in 17 states may have received live anthrax

...scope of the problem remains unclear, but Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told a news conference that the problem...were labs in Australia, Canada and South Korea.Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday told reporters while traveling...
Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go on

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea...
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'Never stop trying to fully repay them' and equipment, the White House said.Defense Secretary Ash Carter had said in a nationally broadcast interview...fully repay."Introducing Obama, Carter, the defense secretary, said, "We, your fellow Americans, lack the...
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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...has shown little stamina in the mostly-Sunni cities taken by the Islamic State militants. In recent days U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said it lacked the "will to fight" after fleeing Ramadi, the strategic capital of Iraq's largest Sunni...
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Biden reassures Iraqi PM of support

...sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment...spokesman for Iraq's prime minister suggested the defense secretary had "incorrect information," while Gen. Qassim...
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US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

...recommendation by U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for U.S. military operations in the Middle East.Defense Secretary Ash Carter was briefed on the decision, one official said, adding that the Obama administration does not want the...
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