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  • Envoy: Coalition airstrikes have blunted IS momentum in Iraq

    The U.S. envoy for the international coalition fighting the Islamic State militants says thousands of airstrikes have blunted the militants' tactical momentum in Iraq.
  • Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...

    New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...

    New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting

    New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...

    Defense secretary looks beyond Pentagon in review of Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON �� Barely a week into his new job, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is seeking advice beyond the Pentagon to assess strategy on the campaign to defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. Carter, after a two-day visit to...