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Peter Cook: DoD Leaders Continues Collaboration with Allies to Address Global Security Threats

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Peter Cook, Pentagon press secretary, told reporters that Defense Secretary Ash Carter has assured his U.K. counterpart, Michael Fallon, that the two nations will continue to maintain close defense ties, DoD News reported Friday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the two countries will also continue their respective roles in global security issues including …

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Global Defense Leaders to Address North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

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Defense officials from U.S., Japan and South Korea have held a discussion via videoconference regarding recent North Korean missile launches believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan. DoD News reported Friday Kelly Magsamen, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy defense minister for policy, …

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Ashton Carter, Israel’s Defense Minister Discuss Mideast Security Issues, F-35 Program

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has met with Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman to discuss security matters in the Middle East and other areas of defense cooperation, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Richard Sisk writes Carter and Lieberman held a closed-door meeting at the Pentagon prior to the latter’s visit to a Lockheed Martin facility in Fort …

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Ashton Carter: Security Networks Can Help US, Foreign Allies Counter Global Threats

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he believes the U.S. should maintain security networks with its partner nations as part of efforts to respond to global threats, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes Carter said during a speech Monday at the Center for a New American Security in Washington that security networks help to …

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Ashton Carter, Saudi Counterpart Discuss Security Matters at Pentagon Meeting

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday at the Pentagon to discuss military and security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the bilateral meeting covered events in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s defense capability modernization effort and the fight against al-Qaeda and Islamic …

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DoD’s Top Leaders Discuss Military Cooperation With Sweden, Montenegro Defense Ministers

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work have discussed security issues and potential points of military cooperation with Peter Hultqvist and Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic, respective defense ministers for Sweden and Montenegro. Hultqvist visited the Pentagon to sign a statement of intent alongside Carter and Work to build on …

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