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Nov. 28, 2016

Carter: ISIL's Days in Mosul Are Numbered

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Iraqi forces, bolstered by the international coalition, are making significant gains toward defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Mosul.

Nov. 12, 2016

4 Killed in Bagram Airfield Explosion

Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed sincere condolences to the families of four Americans killed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in an apparent suicide bombing, and reassured the loved ones of those injured that they are getting the best possible care.

Nov. 11, 2016

DoD Recommits to Today’s Military, Force of Future on Veterans Day

As America remembers those who have served on Veterans Day, the Defense Department reaffirms its dedication to today’s force and recommits itself to building the Force of the Future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a speech at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Oct. 25, 2016

Noose Tightening Around ISIL in Mosul, Carter Says

The contributions of coalition partners in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are invaluable, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the opening of the counter-ISIL small group defense ministerial at Hexagone Balard, the new French defense ministry building in Paris.

Oct. 23, 2016

Carter Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister, Addresses Troops in Baghdad

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul.

July 20, 2016

Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter briefed reporters on a meeting he hosted for the representatives of more than 30 nations to discuss the ongoing military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and plans for upcoming offensives.