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July 27, 2016

Carter Tells Deploying Troops to Build on Momentum in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressed service members set to deploy to Iraq with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C.

July 22, 2016

Carter to Travel to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago

Defense Secretary Ash Carter plans to travel to Boston, North Carolina and Illinois to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.

July 21, 2016

Carter Praises Momentum in the Counter-ISIL Fight, Results on the Ground

Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is more than a one-country, one-military or one-ministry job, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

July 21, 2016

Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives

Navy physicists, engineers, researchers and developers continue to bring the “force of the future” to today’s warfighters, delving deeper into underwater counter-mine and irregular warfare technology that saves lives, ships and dollars.

July 20, 2016

Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews

Coalition partners met at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to discuss ways to build on the momentum of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant campaign.

July 20, 2016

Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ahead of the latest meeting of defense ministers from the coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

July 13, 2016

Carter: U.S. Troop Level in Afghanistan Bolsters Global Counterterrorism Fight

Addressing U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the president’s announcement that the U.S. would maintain 8,400 troops in that country into next year bolsters the fight against terrorists around the globe.

July 13, 2016

Carter Discusses 3 Major U.S. Decisions Regarding Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed three major decisions that the United States has made regarding Afghanistan during a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

July 12, 2016

Carter Offers Details on Troop Deployment, Iraq Campaign

In Baghdad, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders provided details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops that will deploy to Iraq to support Iraqi forces combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

July 11, 2016

Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders, coalition commanders and U.S. troops during a visit to Baghdad, and announced the United States will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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