The United States will send 200 additional ground troops to Syria to assist Kurdish forces mobilizing for an offensive to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged Friday the U.S. would “remain committed” to Afghanistan for upcoming years as Donald Trump prepares to succeed President Obama as commander in chief.
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has not yet come to the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday morning.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is reviewing military recruiting standards amid concerns that the current rules may be “overly restrictive” given the changing makeup of America’s youth, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he was “outraged” by the government demanding some 9,700 soldiers give back the bonuses they received for reenlisting, subsequently suspending the repayment order the same day.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter revealed Tuesday that Western allies fighting the Islamic State have already begun preparing to invade the terrorist group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria before the ongoing military campaign to recapture the ISIS-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul is complete.
The United States and South Korea are deepening defense cooperation amid continued nuclear and missile provocations from North Korea.