U.S. Senate Preserves Funding Plan for Pentagon

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U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday successfully defended their bid to avoid across-the-board budget caps by using some $38 billion in “emergency” war funding to expand military spending.

Pentagon Chief Urges End to Island-Building in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives to make a personnel announcement in the Pentagon

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.

Don’t Read Too Much into Ramadi ‘Setback,’ Pentagon Says

Iraqi security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists in the eastern part of Ramadi

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.