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A U.S. defense official says an American airstrike killed more than 100 al-Qaida militants at a training camp in a remote area in northwestern Syria. The strike was carried out Thursday by an... [Read More]
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A U.S. defense official says Air Force B-2 bombers attacked Islamic State military camps in Libya. The official said the camps were located about 45 kilometers, or 28 miles, southwest of the city... [Read More]
U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, a defense official... [Read More]
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells the Associated Press that sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the... [Read More]
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking …... [Read More]
U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama's decision to... [Read More]
Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces have killed or gravely wounded more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the battle for Mosul since October, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday. [Read More]
Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war. It also is America's longest war. Now in its 16th year and showing little sign... [Read More]
Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war. It also is America's longest war. Now in its 16th year and showing little sign... [Read More]
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops. It is Carter's last planned trip... [Read More]
Japan's defense chief says she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada was asked about President-elect... [Read More]
Ash Carter's final swing across Asia as Pentagon chief shines a spotlight on tough issues to be inherited by his successor, from concern in Tokyo and Seoul... [Read More]
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he believes his designated successor, if confirmed by the Senate as expected, will quickly have command of the office's responsibilities. Carter declined to offer his view of... [Read More]
As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. Nor has he publicly explained in detail the utility of... [Read More]
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