October 6, 2015
Watch Live at 7:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Carter and Italian Defense Minister Brief the Press
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti conduct a news conference tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. EDT in Rome. Watch their remarks live here.
NATO Leader Says Russia Building ‘Arc of Steel’ in Europe
In the same vein as Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain metaphor, a NATO commander said that Russia is building an “arc of steel” from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea.
Carter, Campbell Comment on Tragic Kunduz Strike
The investigation into the U.S. airstrike that struck a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, will be thorough and objective, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan told a Senate panel.
National Guard Continues to Battle Storm Flooding in South Carolina
National Guardsmen in South Carolina continue to fight the ravages of historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin, the National Guard Bureau’s current-operations division chief said.
Annual Report Shows Progress in Acquisition
Data-driven acquisition and procurement policies are creating savings in production and development programs, according to the Defense Department’s acquisition chief.
Face of Defense: New Marine Follows Family Tradition
SAN DIEGO —
One new Marine Corps recruit recently traveled from the big city lights of Las Vegas to sunny San Diego with dreams of becoming a Marine and carrying on a family tradition.
Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
October 5, 2015
Carter: Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Makes ‘Strong Strategic Sense’
Defense Secretary Ash Carter congratulated Ambassador Michael Froman and the U.S. negotiating team for reaching a historic trade agreement with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations.
In Madrid, Carter Says Russia's Strategy in Syria 'Way Off Track'
Russia’s approach to Syria is not well thought through and is doomed to fail, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Madrid.
Campbell Provides Updates on Kunduz Investigation
The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan corrected details about the Oct. 3 airstrike that struck a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.