close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Ash Carter

"Deeply saddened" by casualties in Afghanistan, says U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Thursday he was "deeply saddened" to learn that two U.S. service members had been killed and four injured overnight in Afghanistan.

Nov 03, 2016, 20:44 PM IST

Mosul offensive a `decisive moment` in anti-IS campaign: US defense secretary

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Sunday that operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group were key to defeating the jihadist group.

Oct 17, 2016, 07:16 AM IST

US, India military relationship is the closest ever: Ashton Carter

India-US military relationship is the "closest it has been ever" and the two countries are exercising together by air, land and sea for the first time, America's Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said.

Sep 30, 2016, 11:37 AM IST

DOD chief says 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says legislation backed by the families of September 11 victims could be devastating to the US military.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

US tries to stop feuding allies from unraveling Syria strategy

The United States scrambled on Monday to get its feuding allies, Turkey and Kurdish YPG militia, to focus their firepower on Islamic State instead of each other after clashes that have threatened to unravel America`s war strategy in Syria.

Aug 30, 2016, 10:00 AM IST

India, US sign military logistics agreement; can now use each other`s assets, bases

LEMOA facilitates the provision of logistical support, supplies, and services between the US and Indian militaries on a reimbursable basis, and provides a framework to govern them.

Aug 30, 2016, 09:47 AM IST

U.S Defense Secretary pays unannounced visit to Kabul

U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday where he will meet President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah alongwith senior U.S military commanders.

Jul 12, 2016, 15:34 PM IST

U.S. defense chief arrives in Baghdad on unannounced visit

U.S. officials said Carter would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi, as well as U.S. Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, the head of the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State in Iraq and neighbouring Syria.

Jul 11, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

Teen hacks Pentagon websites, gets thanked for finding ''bugs''

High school student David Dworken spent 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking U.S. Defense Department websites.

Jun 18, 2016, 03:36 AM IST

US service member killed in Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday said an American service member has been killed in Iraq.

May 03, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

US mulling over new strategies to fight ISIS

United States Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that he will talk with his commanders in the coming days to identify new ways the US can intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, which including more airstrikes and cyber attacks.

Apr 17, 2016, 10:08 AM IST

US Army approves 22 women officer candidates for possible combat units

Twenty-two women currently training to become US Army officers will be allowed to enter the service as second lieutenants in the infantry and armor branches under historic new rules that allow women to serve in combat jobs, the Army said on Friday.

Apr 16, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

US defense secretary visits carrier in disputed South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew to the nuclear-powered USS John C Stennis for a two-hour visit as it sailed 60 to 70 miles west of the Philippines island of Luzon.

Apr 15, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

US Defence Secretary to visit carrier in disputed South China Sea

Ash Carter made a similar visit to another US aircraft carrier in November as it was crossing the South China Sea.

Apr 15, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

India, US reach preliminary agreement on sharing military logistics amid China challenge

India and the United States have agreed to conclude a logistics supply agreement in the coming months, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, after talks with his US counterpart Ash Carter.

Apr 12, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

US missile defence 'going to happen' in South Korea: Defence Secretary Ash Carter

The proposed placement of a US missile defence system in South Korea is "going to happen" despite Chinese opposition, Defence Secretary Ash Carter has said.

Apr 09, 2016, 09:12 AM IST

With Rafale deal in limbo, India may buy American F/A-18 fighter jets

A report said on Wednesday that the jets may be supplied to the IAF under the Make in India programme.

Apr 06, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

Barack Obama discusses Islamic State threat with Pentagon chief

Obama spoke with reporters after meeting with Carter at the White House.

Apr 06, 2016, 03:21 AM IST

Families of US personnel ordered to leave parts of Turkey amid security concerns

The Obama administration ordered the families of U.S. military, diplomatic and other government personnel to leave parts of southern Turkey on Tuesday and warned U.S. citizens against travel to the region amid mounting concerns over security.

Mar 29, 2016, 23:07 PM IST

US warns China on militarisation of South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday warned China against "aggressive" actions in the South China Sea region, including the placement of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island.

Mar 02, 2016, 16:00 PM IST