PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for a halt to island-building by all parties in the South China Sea and an end to militarization of the dispute, saying the United States would be the principle security power in the region for decades to come.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon expressed confidence on Monday that Iraqi forces, with support of U.S.-led airstrikes, would ultimately reclaim Ramadi from Islamic State and played down any implications of the “setback” on U.S. military strategy.
The Pentagon is struggling to counter the information warfare efforts of the Islamic State terrorist group that are effectively exploiting U.S. social media and Western press freedoms to recruit jihadists and communicate among themselves.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the nation’s spy chief this week urged a key Senate committee to amend federal law to allow a joint venture of the two largest U.S. arms makers to use more Russian RD-180 rocket engines.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is questioning why taxpayers had to subsidize NFL events honoring America’s troops.
President Obama will veto Republican-backed legislation if it allows the Pentagon to shift funds meant for conflicts to other defense spending, to circumvent sequestration limits, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told Congress on Wednesday.
The Pentagon has advised lawmakers and their staffs against visiting Afghanistan this summer ahead of expected offensives by the Taliban, the Daily Beast reports.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday said Iran’s interception of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel appeared to be a “provocative” act, but U.S. officials did not have all the facts surrounding the incident.
PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified U.S. military network, in a episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and the improving U.S. ability to respond.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Thursday denied Russian allegations that U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, calling Moscow’s claims a “ridiculous attempt to shift the focus” from its own activities in the region.