The loss of Mosul would leave Raqqa - the de facto capital of the extremists - the only major city still under ISIS control
Carter thanked the nuclear work force and expressed support for building a new generation of nuclear-armed missiles, bombers and submarines
Since late 2014 Saudi Arabia has been part of a US-led coalition which officially has 65 members and has been bombing ISIS
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Monday to meet US military commanders and Iraqi officials
Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US Defense Secretary Ash Carter held a meeting on bilterial security issues
Carter gave no details about the service member who was killed but said the incident occurred near Erbil
Abadi has attempted to replace party-affiliated ministers with technocrats as part of an anti-corruption drive
Carter’s top military advisor General Joe Dunford, who is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the goal was to cut off the extremist’s lines of communication
US Secretary of Defense said that the nuclear deal with Iran does not impose any restrictions on the US
The meeting was attended by several senior officials from both sides
Washington is proposing to help Gulf special forces and navies to prevent Iran from supplying Shiite groups in the region
Carter would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi and discuss ways to build on recent gains against ISIS
The 1,336 pages of emails and attachments from Carter’s personal account were released late Friday in response to Freedom of Information Act
Carter welcomed Saudi Arabia's contributions to the coalition campaign to counter ISIS
Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and his US counterpart Defense Secretary Ash Carter affirmed over a phone call on Thursday both ...
The Kurds play a dominant role in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS), an Arab-Syrian coalition the United States supports
For months, the town of al-Shadadi, a key logistics hub for the group
Carter said he expected Saudi Arabia and the UAE to provide special operations forces to help figth ISIS in Syria
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a big boost in military spending to counter Russia and raise the U.S. presence in eastern Europe
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced that he wants the coalition to greatly increase the number of trainers in Iraq
The defeat of ISIS 'needs to occur, it will occur … first and foremost in Syria and Iraq'
The vessels were apprehended by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards while en route from Kuwait to Bahrain
Carter met troops at a U.S. base near the city of Jalalabad, where about 600 U.S. troops are stationed
U.S. aircraft carry out daily air strikes against ISIS targets, most of them in the Iraqi part of the militants’ self-proclaimed 'caliphate'
Secretary Ashton Carter said the U.S. military will open up all its positions to women in 30 days
Obama said Turkey had made progress in sealing its borders with Syria although ISIS was still brining in fighters
In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter blamed Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for not ...
U.S. Defense Secretary and French Defense Minister discussed actions needed in response to the Paris attacks which killed at least 129 people
But the Pentagon chief does not rule out possibility of further special forces deployments to Syria if the initial move is successful
Ashton Carter said the United States will ramp up attacks on ISIS militants
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