Ash Carter

SecDef Calls for More Joint Patrols in Asia-Pacific

Carter slams China for undercutting freedom of navigation

Defense Secretary Ash Carter floated the possibility of more joint patrols with other militaries in the Asia-Pacific, at a time when regional tensions are running high as a result of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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

Passage of 9/11 bill opens U.S. military to lawsuits, seizure of property

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.