Tag Archives: U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial

Former Centcom Commander John Abizaid Named Senior Defense Adviser to Ukraine

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has appointed John Abizaid, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of the U.S. Central Command, as senior defense adviser to Ukraine. The Defense Department said Thursday Abizaid will give authoritative advice to Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and other senior Ukrainian officials. Abizaid will seek to support Ukraine’s efforts to align its armed forces with …

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Ashton Carter: DoD Makes Additional Commitments for UN Peacekeeping Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has outlined the Defense Department‘s new commitments to aid U.N. peacekeeping operations, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said at the U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in the U.K. that peacekeeping efforts are changing amid new global challenges and a wider reach of missions. Carter announced DoD will support …

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