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U.S.’s Carter Says Talking to Turkey About Seizure of Raqqa

By Idrees Ali FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., Nov 2 – The United States is continuing to talk with ally Turkey on the role it will play in the operation to seize the city of Raqqa, Daesh’s main stronghold in Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Wednesday. Carter’s comments, made during a news

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Pentagon Not to Pay Pakistan $300 Million in Military Reimbursements

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Aug 3  – The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said. Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past

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U.S. Says Iraq’s PM In “Strong Position” Amid Political Unrest

By Phil Stewart STUTTGART, Germany, May 3- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday. “He seems to be in a very strong position. Obviously we support him

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U.S. Defense Chief Lays Ground For Obama Meeting with Gulf Allies

By Yeganeh Torbati RIYADH, April 20 – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Gulf Arab counterparts met in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss ways to counter Iranian influence and fight the Daesh group, hours before President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia. Obama will meet Saudi King Salman before a summit with all the

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U.S. Defense Chief Lays Ground for Obama Meeting with Gulf Allies

By Yeganeh Torbati RIYADH, April 20 – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Gulf Arab counterparts met in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss ways to counter Iran and fight Daesh, laying the ground for President Barack Obama’s arrival in Saudi Arabia later in the day. Obama will meet Saudi King Salman on Wednesday before

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As Daesh is Pushed Back in Iraq, Worries About What’s Next

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, April 12 – As U.S.-led offensives drive back Daesh in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network. One major worry: not enough money is

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U.S. Tells Allies Campaign to Defeat Daesh Must Be Accelerated

By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Feb 11 – The United States is pressing allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Daesh that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria’s civil war. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to start

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U.S. Defense Chief Seeks More Turkish Help Against Daesh

By Yeganeh Torbati INCIRLIK, Turkey, Dec 15 – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged Turkey on Tuesday to do more to help destroy Daesh militants as he kicked off a tour of the Middle East that aims to drum up regional support for the military campaign. Speaking during a visit to the Incirlik air base

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