Carter says U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

Jul 11, 2016

Carter says U.S. will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

U.S. and coalition forces will use the newly retaken air base in Qayara as a staging hub, as Iraqi security forces move forward in the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday as he arrived in ...

China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling

Jul 11, 2016

China intensifies opposition ahead of South China Sea ruling

China has intensified the drumbeat of its opposition to an international tribunal’s ruling expected Tuesday that could threaten its expansive claims in the South China Sea. How Beijing responds to the ruling in the case filed by U.S. ally the Philippines could chart the ...