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US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon

Dec 19, 2014

US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon

Several leaders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in Iraq in targeted US air strikes in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the extremist jihadist forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. #World #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #John Kirby #islamic-state #ISIL #Daesh
Obama's defence secy nominee Ashton Carter instrumental in reviving ties with India

Dec 06, 2014

Obama's defence secy nominee Ashton Carter instrumental in reviving ties with India

Hoping that the Senate will confirm Carter quickly so he can get to work without delay, Hoyer said Carter is an excellent choice to serve the next Secretary of Defence. #India #Barack Obama #US #President Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #US Defence Secretary #Chuck Hagel #Bilateral ties #Ashton Carter #Defence chief
Pentagon reveals it failed to rescue US hostage Luke Somers in Yemen

Dec 05, 2014

Pentagon reveals it failed to rescue US hostage Luke Somers in Yemen

Kirby said the Pentagon wanted to provide accurate information in light of the fact that the rescue attempt has been widely reported. #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #Pentagon #Yemen #John Kirby #Hostage #kidnapping #Islamic extremism #Luke Somers #US rescue missions #US hostages
Obama to announce defense secretary pick, Ashton Carter expected to get job

Dec 05, 2014

Obama to announce defense secretary pick, Ashton Carter expected to get job

For the job, Obama is turning to a seasoned Pentagon operative who rose up the short list when others took themselves out of contention. #World #Barack Obama #Defence #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Chuck Hagel #Ashton Carter #islamic-state
Obama likely to name ex-Pentagon official Ashton Carter for defence secy

Dec 03, 2014

Obama likely to name ex-Pentagon official Ashton Carter for defence secy

Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is likely to be President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, according to administration officials, putting him in line to take over a sprawling department that has had an uneasy relationship with the White House. #Barack Obama #US #President Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #US Defence Secretary #Chuck Hagel #Ashton Carter #Defence chief