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US says Iraq's PM in ''strong position'' amid political unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to his battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.

May 03, 2016, 01:25 AM IST

US orders military families to leave parts of Turkey

The US military said on Tuesday it has ordered the families of its personnel to leave parts of southern Turkey over "continued security concerns in the region."

Mar 29, 2016, 22:51 PM IST

Iran threat is shared concern: Pentagon chief tells Saudi Arabia

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said after talks in Saudi Arabia that Iran`s "potential for aggression" was a shared concern as he moved to bolster defence ties with Riyadh following a nuclear agreement with its arch-foe.

Jul 23, 2015, 00:54 AM IST

Iran adviser says US has 'no will' to fight Islamic State

The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the US of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.

May 25, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

Pentagon's new cyber strategy cites US ability to retaliate

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to unveil an updated cyber strategy on Thursday that will stress the military`s ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, a capability he hopes will help deter attacks.

Apr 23, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

New US defence chief: withdrawal from Afghanistan under review

Washington is reviewing a plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by 2016 to ensure that "progress sticks" after more than a decade of war, new US Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Kabul on Saturday.

Feb 21, 2015, 20:27 PM IST