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Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

Iraqi police say ready to join assault on east Mosul

Several thousand Iraqi federal police are ready to join the assault against Islamic State in east Mosul, a spokesman said on December 12, reinforcing troops who have faced weeks of fierce counter-attacks from the militants.

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, US and Iraqi officials said on September 28.

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The United States is stepping up its military campaign against Islamic State by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on the city of Mosul, the militants' largest stronghold, later this year.

Carter urges China to join 'principled security network' for Asia

Carter urges China to join 'principled security network' for Asia

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged China on June 4 to join a "principled security network" for Asia, saying that the United States would remain the world's most powerful military and the main guarantor of regional security for decades to come.

Islamic State kills US Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

Islamic State kills US Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed a US Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on May 3 after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.

US warns China on militarization of East Sea

US warns China on militarization of East Sea

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on March 1 warned China against "aggressive" actions in the East Sea region, including the placement of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island.

US deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

US deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

The United States said on December 1 it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighboring Syria, a ratcheting up of Washington's campaign against the group that was quickly rejected by Iraq's government.

In policy shift, Obama to send US special forces to Syria

The United States will deploy dozens of special operations troops to northern Syria from next month to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a major policy shift for President Barack Obama and a step he has long resisted to avoid getting dragged into another war in the Middle East.

Russia, US move to resume talks on air-to-air conduct over Syria

Russia, US move to resume talks on air-to-air conduct over Syria

Russia moved on October 6 to resume military talks with the United States aimed at setting rules for air-to-air conduct over Syria, said US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, as the former Cold War foes carry out parallel, uncoordinated campaigns of air strikes.

Pentagon repeats call for China to end island building

Pentagon repeats call for China to end island building

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter met a top Chinese general on June 11 and repeated a US call for a halt to land reclamation in the East Sea while stressing that the Pentagon remained committed to expanding military contacts with China.