Ash Carter: Raqqa Invasion Will Begin Before Mosul Campaign Ends

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.

Pentagon Warns Congress Is Allowing Disclosure of Classified Intel, Arrest of U.S. Troops

The Pentagon’s top leader is warning Congress that its efforts to pass new highly contested legislation would lead to the disclosure of highly sensitive classified intelligence and open up U.S. troops to prosecution by foreign entities, according to a communication sent by Defense Secretary Ash Carter to a top lawmaker and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.