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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria

...strongholds in Raqqa and Aleppo, while the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front has a strong presence in Idlib.U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Russia was continuing to strike targets other than Islamic State militants, adding that he was concerned...
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Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...president should revise his troop withdrawal plan, Campbell replied: "I will stomp my foot. Yes, sir."Both Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry have stressed the importance of continuing counterterrorism missions...
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US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

...from its current level of about 9,800 to leave only an embassy-based security cooperation office after 2016.Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday the U.S. intends to continue a military presence after 2016, adding, "it's not a matter...
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NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

...with the second alleged incursion Sunday.NATO called Russia's actions "irresponsible behavior," and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Washington is conferring with Turkish leaders about the airspace violation.White House spokesman...
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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...Curiously, they didn't hit Islamic State. I will let you draw a certain number of conclusions yourselves."U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also said the Russians appeared to have targeted areas that did not include IS militants and complained...
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Obama: Trio who thwarted train attack are 'best of America'

...When some took cover and ran, when others were unsure what to do, these three friends said, 'Let's go,'" Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.Carter said their rallying cry recalled the stirring words of those aboard the hijacked airliner...
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Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress

...each other for the slow progress releasing approved detainees and finding a new prison to house those still held.Defense Secretary Ash Carter is facing criticism from some administration officials who complain that he has not approved enough transfers...
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Cheating website subscribers: White House and Congress workers

...associated with Department of Defense networks, either at the Pentagon or from armed services connections elsewhere.Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed the Pentagon was looking into the list of people who used military email addresses. Adultery...
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Pollard to be freed; analyst spied for Israel

...the electronic capabilities of nations hostile to Israel, including Saudi Arabia.A court statement from then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said Pollard did "irrevocable" damage to the U.S. and had provided the Israelis with many...
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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

...teleconference."For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us," said the BSA's president, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. "Now it's time to unite behind our shared belief in the extraordinary power of Scouting to be a...
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