U.S., Turkey to increase cooperation against ISIS

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter promises to ramp up joint efforts with Turkey to deal ISIS a "lasting defeat".Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/21/2016, 11:41 PM

Pentagon chief threatens response if North Korea uses nukes

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter threatens an "overwhelming" response if North Korea uses a nuclear weapon.Ben Ariel, 10/21/2016, 6:44 AM

Pentagon welcomes transgender troops in US military

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces that transgender people will be allowed to openly serve in US military.Matt Wanderman, 7/1/2016, 7:54 AM

Liberman makes low-key visit to Pentagon

Pentagon says Liberman and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter 'had a good conversation,' but offers no further details.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 11:03 PM

Will Liberman appease the Obama administration?

Israeli defense minister in the United States for first official visit since taking office - and he's got his work cut out for him.Nitsan Keidar, 6/19/2016, 8:16 AM

Pentagon slams Russia for striking US-backed Syrian rebels

Ashton Carter says accident is no excuse for hitting anti-ISIS forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2016, 8:42 PM

US wins pledge of more resources from anti-ISIS coalition

Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria to receive boost after coalition meeting.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/4/2016, 6:48 PM

Confirmed: ISIS second-in-command killed

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter confirms ISIS second-in-command Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli killed this week.Arutz Sheva North America, 3/25/2016, 8:49 PM

US says NATO may join anti-ISIS coalition

Carter announces NATO is 'exploring the possibility' of joining the coalition as an active member, significantly raising coordination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 9:09 PM

US slams coalition partners for doing 'nothing at all'

Defense Secretary Carter condemns 'so-called' coalition fighting ISIS, saying there are 'free riders' among the 65 members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2016, 8:02 PM

Carter: Error caused sailors to enter Iranian waters

Defense Secretary says 10 sailors briefly detained by Iran entered Iranian waters because of navigational error.Ben Ariel, 1/15/2016, 6:31 AM

International coalition focusing on Raqa and Mosul

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says ISIS strongholds of Raqa and Mosul are next on the international coalition's radar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2016, 2:15 AM

Iraq urges Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops

Baghdad insists Turkey withdraw 'illegally' deployed troops in Kurdish area of Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2015, 6:11 PM

Carter: Turkey should do more against ISIS

American defense secretary urges Turkey to become more active in the air war against Islamic State.Ben Ariel, 12/2/2015, 3:42 AM

Boots on the ground: Elite US troops to fight ISIS in Iraq

US Defense Sec. Ashton Carter tells House Armed Services Committee allies need to 'step up' efforts to avoid 'another attack like Paris.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2015, 6:18 PM

Carter: We want stable defense relations with Israel

American defense secretary says following Ya'alon's visit it's important for the two countries to find what they have in common.Ben Ariel, 11/4/2015, 6:14 AM

Ya'alon: Iran deal is done, we have to look to the future

In meeting with American counterpart, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon hints Israel is no longer protesting the Iran nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 10/29/2015, 3:14 AM

Yaalon in US: Much of our power is based on US aid

Defense Minister held working meeting with Ashton Carter, as Israel and US 'make up' after Iran fight.Ido Ben Porat, 10/28/2015, 10:55 AM

US reveals: Over 3,000 Iranian troops in Syria, Iraq

Top US military officer says Iran has 2,000 soldiers in Syria, 1,000 in Iraq; Defense Sec. hints at 'direct US action on the ground.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2015, 7:07 PM

American, Russian Militaries to Discuss Syria

Military commanders from Russia and the United States to discuss how to stay out of each other's way in Syria, says Defense Secretary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2015, 6:45 AM

Obama to Change Syrian Rebel Training Program

Faulty Pentagon-led training for 'moderate' rebels to be redirected after multiple problems, Ashton Carter reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2015, 3:48 PM

US Defense Chief Warns: Russians Will Die

Ashton Carter warns that due to its Syria attacks, Russia will in coming days 'begin to suffer casualties,' indicating domestic attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2015, 6:19 PM

Carter: Russia 'Pouring Gasoline on the Fire'

American Defense Secretary accuses Russia of inflaming Syria's civil war following its airstrikes on targets in Homs.Ben Ariel, 10/1/2015, 5:46 AM

Ya'alon to Visit US for Iran Deal 'Compensation' Talks

US Secretary of Defense makes official invite for late October - just ahead of Netanyahu's visit - as part of covert talks to increase aid.Nitsan Keidar, 9/18/2015, 10:37 AM

Carter: Iran Deal Makes Military Option 'More Effective'

American Defense Secretary argues the Iran nuclear deal will leave Washington with a more effective military option if necessary.Arutz Sheva North America, 9/5/2015, 12:46 AM

Saudi Arabia as Skeptical as Israel over Iran Deal

King Salman expresses many of the same concerns Israel has had over Iran deal in meeting with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.Tova Dvorin, 7/22/2015, 10:39 PM

Carter: ISIS 'Barbarians' Will be Defeated by Civilized World

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits colleagues of Jordanian pilot burned alive, addresses US troops stationed in Jordan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2015, 8:27 PM

Amid Iran Tensions, US Defense Secretary Meets with Netanyahu

Ashton Carter, Netanyahu meet for two hours, but release no statement on Iran deal; details of meeting still unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2015, 12:44 PM

Carter: Israel 'Bedrock of American Strategy in the Middle East'

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon hold press conference amid tensions over nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 9:40 PM

Carter: Iran Deal Doesn't Prevent Military Option

American Defense Secretary says nuclear deal does not mean military action is off the table to stop Iran from obtaining the bomb.Elad Benari, 7/20/2015, 3:12 AM

Washington Denies Carter Visit Is Connected to Iran Deal

Senior US officials say that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's visit has nothing to do with Iran, despite rumors of compensation package.Tova Dvorin, 7/19/2015, 4:39 PM

Will US Buy Israeli Iran Deal Compliance with Arms?

Senior official confirms Moshe Ya'alon, US counterpart Ashton Carter are very close - meaning compensation package for deal possible.Nitsan Keidar, 7/17/2015, 1:20 PM

US Admits Only 60 Syrians Being Trained to Fight ISIS

Defense Secretary admits to piddling number of 'moderate' recruits far below expected turnout, as McCain charges Obama is 'losing to ISIS.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2015, 9:21 AM

Senator McCain: 'Delusional' Obama Losing against ISIS

'When you are not winning, you are losing," McCain says, blasting Obama's 'delusional' lack of strategy, weak response to ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2015, 10:23 PM

Iraq Condemns US Defense Secretary Carter's Criticism

After US defense chief says Iraq lacks will to defeat ISIS, Iraqi leaders and generals note surprise, say he was 'fed wrong information.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 2:10 PM

Carter: Syria Safe Zone Would Require 'Combat Mission'

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says creating a safe zone in Syria would cause American troops to fight jihadists.Ben Ariel, 5/7/2015, 6:43 AM

Russians Hacked Pentagon Network, Reveals Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reveals that Russian hackers accessed an unclassified Pentagon network earlier this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2015, 3:46 AM

Iran Readies for War, Raises Security Level

As Iranian gears up for a possible showdown with Saudi Arabia over Yemen, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei dismissed what “American threats."Dalit Halevi, 4/19/2015, 9:15 PM

Iranian Defense Minister: We're Ready for War with America

US Defense Secretary Carter 'has Alzheimer's,' says Iranian defense head, in forgetting US 'failures' and warning of military option.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 4/2/2015, 4:12 PM

Carter: Pentagon Would Cooperate with Unified Arab Force

American Defense Secretary says the United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force.Ben Ariel, 3/31/2015, 5:13 AM

Pentagon Chief: Iran's Presence in Iraq is 'Concerning'

The presence of Iranian advisers in the Iraq battle for Tikrit is "concerning" to the United States, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 4:42 AM

US Army Chief Hints Ground Op. Against ISIS on the Table

Ashton Carter convenes top brass in Kuwait to plan war against ISIS, vows do 'do what it takes' to inflict 'lasting defeat' on jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2015, 12:33 PM

US Defense Chief Convenes Anti-ISIS War Council in Kuwait

Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter holds meeting of military, diplomatic heads at US base for 'open discussion' on dealing with Islamic State.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2015, 10:32 PM

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

By a vote of 93 to five, Senate confirms President Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel.Ben Ariel, 2/13/2015, 1:14 AM

Obama Names Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

President Obama names Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/5/2014, 9:42 PM

Obama to Nominate Ashton Carter to Replace Hagel

President Barack Obama reportedly poised to nominate Ashton Carter as next Defense Secretary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2014, 4:12 AM