Ashton Carter

Ukraine and US deepen military collaboration with five-year agreement

Ukraine and the United States strengthened their military collaboration on Thursday with a five-year agreement, including to supply military equipment and train soldiers.

US to send 560 additional troops to Iraq

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter said Monday that the US will deploy an additional 560 forces to Iraq as part of its campaign against the Islamic State extremist militia.

US calls on NATO to do more in fight against Islamic State

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter Wednesday called for NATO to do more in the fight against the Islamic State, as his country reels from a terrorist attack inspired by the extremist group.

Carter confirms death of key Islamic State leader

The US has killed a top Islamic State leader who oversaw the group's financial operations, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says.

Anti-Islamic State coalition pledges to ramp up campaign

Members of the coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group pledged Thursday to "accelerate and intensify" their campaign, while US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter criticized Russia for becoming a "participant" in Syria's civil war.

NATO to prepare for mission to curb migrant smuggling in Aegean

Europe has been struggling to deal with a surge in migration that saw more than 1 million people reach the continent last year. Many are asylum seekers fleeing the war in Syria, but economic migrants have also joined their ranks.