Outgoing U.S. defense chief tours Japan's largest naval vessel

Dec 6, 2016

Outgoing U.S. defense chief tours Japan's largest naval vessel

Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday inspected Japan’s largest naval vessel since World War II, the Izumo helicopter carrier, at a Maritime Self-Defense Force base in Kanagawa Prefecture. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada told a news conference in Tokyo that she will meet ...

Jul 24, 2015

Pentagon chief Carter visits Iraqi Kurdistan

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter met Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani Friday on the second day of a trip to Iraq aimed at reviewing efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. The U.S. Defense Secretary reiterated his commitment to assisting the autonomous northern Iraqi region, ...

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad on Thursday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings. Carter was to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Sunni Arab tribal leaders from ...

Obama expected to nominate Ashton Carter to head Pentagon

Dec 3, 2014

Obama expected to nominate Ashton Carter to head Pentagon

Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter emerged on Tuesday as the expected nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary, sources said. Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, would have the task of breaking into the tight-knit White House inner ...