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.
A former top aide to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter charged taxpayers for $1,700 tabs at strip clubs and then lied about it to investigators, according to findings of an investigation released Thursday.
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.
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.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that it would be a bad idea to share intelligence with Russia on the conflict in Syria.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that American forces stationed in South Korea need to be prepared to “fight tonight” given the nuclear threat from North Korea.
President Obama on Friday nominated Air Force Gen. John Hyten to be commander of U.S. Strategic Command. Hyten currently commands the Air Force Space Command.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Russia of undermining international order and interfering “with our democratic processes” Wednesday during an address to students at the University of Oxford.
The only woman enrolled to become a Marine Corps infantry officer has dropped out of the course after failing to complete two conditioning hikes last month.