Tag Archives: Defense Secretary Ash Carter

Clinton’s debate reference to nuclear response rekindles judgement questions

She has to be on drugs, to slip up like that….and that makes her dangerous to be president. Hillary Clinton’s latest mishandling of sensitive information may have occurred before an audience of 70 million.

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Air Force losing pilots and planes to cuts, scrounging for spare parts

In March 2011, a pair of U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers – during a harsh winter storm – took off from their base in South Dakota to fly across the world to launch the air campaign in Libya, only 16 hours after given the order. Today, many in the Air Force are questioning whether a similar mission could still be accomplished, after years of budget cuts that have taken an undeniable toll. The U.S. Air Force is now short 4,000 airmen to maintain its fleet, short 700 pilots to fly them and short vital spare parts necessary to keep their jets in the air. The shortage is so dire that some have even been forced to scrounge for parts in a remote desert scrapheap known as “The Boneyard.”

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Carter sends message to Moscow: US ready to ‘defend our allies’

In Germany Defense Secretary Ash Carter to usher in a new U.S. military commander for Europe, used the opportunity Tuesday to send a blunt warning to Moscow not to provoke the NATO alliance – after recent encounters in the air and on the high seas.

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House defense policy bill would require women to register for draft

And how many women will do this? Most likely you will have more single moms, to beat the system. The House Armed Services Committee approved an annual defense policy bill early Thursday morning that includes a provision that would require women to register with the Selective Service System.

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Ash Carter: Brussels Points to Need For Europe to Work Harder Against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday night the attacks in Brussels point to the need for Europe to work harder to defeat ISIS, and it’s not enough just in the Middle East.

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Iran’s supreme leader awards medals to troops who ‘captured’ U.S. sailors

Iran’s supreme leader awarded medals to members of the Iranian Navy who he said “captured intruding” U.S. Navy sailors during a tense incident this month.

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US ready to do more to help retake Ramadi

But Iraq doesn’t want troops there. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the U.S. is willing to assist the Iraqi army with more personnel and attack helicopters to help it fight Islamic State militants, especially in the battle to retake a key city in Iraq.

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Top military officer contradicts Obama, says ISIS not ‘contained’

Tuesday America’s top-ranking military officer found himself at odds with the nation’s commander-in-chief over his claim that the Islamic State was “contained” – an assertion President Obama had made before the Paris terror attacks. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a dim assessment when asked during a House Armed Services Committee hearing whether that’s the case.

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DoD teams surveying US military sites for potential Gitmo transfers, lawmakers vow fight

The DOD notified lawmakers Friday that teams will visit two military installations in the United States — Fort Leavenworth in Kansas and the Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C. — to conduct “site surveys” looking into transferring a “limited number” of Guantanamo detainees, Pentagon and Capitol Hill sources told Fox News.

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