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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stood aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea, some 150 nautical miles from an area claimed by Beijing. That came after a U.S. Navy destroyer last week challenged a Chinese territorial zone around…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter testified at a Senate hearing on new moves against the Islamic State, involving a beefed up air campaign and possible front line combat support. Also, an American destroyer sailed within 12…
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Capping their history-making week, the first female soldiers to complete the Army's rigorous Ranger School are graduating Friday, putting a spotlight on the debate over opening all combat roles to women.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
During a visit to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke out about tensions in the South China Sea, where the Chinese have been rapidly building reefs into human-made islands. President Obama said China shouldn’t be “throwing elbows” over its claim.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments of live anthrax to 11 U.S. states and two countries and will "hold them accountable."…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the indictment and allegations of misconduct against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s comments about…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
A new Department of Defense report released Friday shows that rates of retaliation against victims remain stubbornly high despite a marked decrease in military sexual assaults and increased reporting of such crimes in the 2014 fiscal year.
ABINGTON, Pa. -- Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards -- particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs.
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep, six days after taking office, to discuss the nitty-gritty of the administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the Islamic State militant group and…
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