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Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

The decision to delay the plan for six months was made on the eve of a deadline set by Mattis's predecessor, Ashton Carter, during Barack Obama's administration.


Jul 01, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Chelsea Manning's prison term

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq.

Jan 19, 2017, 09:48 AM IST

India-US defence relationship is on right path: Ashton Carter

India-US defence relationship is on the right path and the two nations are discussing ways to develop this partnership through technology sharing, co-production, America's outgoing Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday.

Jan 11, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

Defence relationship with India on excellent path and will continue to be so: Pentagon

The Indo-US defence relationship is on an excellent path and will continue to be so in the next administration and beyond, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, days ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Jan 04, 2017, 04:32 AM IST

US Congress conditions $400 million of $900 million aid to Pakistan

The 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) imposes four conditions on Pakistan to be eligible for USD 400 million of the USD 900 million of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).

Dec 09, 2016, 13:33 PM IST

United States formally designates India as ''Major Defence Partner''

In a significant development, the United States on Thursday designated India as its "major defence partner".

Dec 08, 2016, 23:29 PM IST

US formally designates India as ''Major Defence Partner''

In a significant development, the United States on Thursday designated India as its "major defence partner".

Dec 08, 2016, 23:29 PM IST

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter meets PM Narendra Modi

 US Defence Secretary on Thursday met PM Modi.

Dec 08, 2016, 21:32 PM IST

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

This formal recognition would allow both sides to do things that have never been possible earlier, Carter said.

Dec 08, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Pentagon chief in Turkey as Mosul tensions grow

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Ankara on Friday for talks with the leaders of Turkey, a crucial but sensitive ally in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Oct 21, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Philippine President`s Hitler remarks `deeply troubling`: Pentagon chief

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Friday criticized the "deeply troubling" remarks by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in which he likened his deadly war on crime to Hitler`s efforts to exterminate Jews.

Oct 01, 2016, 08:44 AM IST

Pentagon chief reassures ASEAN ministers over future US

Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter met Friday with Southeast Asian defense ministers to discuss regional security issues and reassure them America`s "rebalance" to Asia will continue under the next US administration.

Oct 01, 2016, 03:38 AM IST

China can't pick and choose principles to benefit from: Ashton Carter

China is involved in a raging dispute with the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei over ownership of territory in the South China Sea.

Sep 30, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

US to send 'around 600' more troops to Iraq: Carter

The United States is ready to send around 600 troops to Iraq to train local forces for an upcoming offensive on the Islamic State group stronghold of Mosul, US officials said today.

Sep 28, 2016, 23:06 PM IST

US warns Russia against interfering with Western politics

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned Russia against interfering with Western "democratic processes" and accused Moscow of aggressive behaviour aimed at eroding the international order.

Sep 08, 2016, 09:41 AM IST

Logistics pact will make military ops more efficient: Pentagon

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter had signed the 'Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement' (LEMOA).

Sep 01, 2016, 09:15 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

In Pakistan's interest to take action against terrorists: Pentagon

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter did not give Congressional certification to Pakistan for satisfactory action against the Haqqani network this year.

Aug 23, 2016, 13:23 PM IST

Pentagon blocks USD 300 mn military aid to Pakistan

Pakistan has reimbursed USD 700 million of the USD one billion they were authorised in fiscal year 2015 under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).

Aug 04, 2016, 10:31 AM IST

US Defense Secretary arrives in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Kabul on Tuesday in an unannounced visit to hold talks with Afghan leaders and US military officials in the country, a source said.

Jul 12, 2016, 15:26 PM IST