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US Secretary of Defense Visits Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq Monday to talk with his commanders and Iraqi leaders about ways the U.S. can ramp up the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. “The Iraqis are not shy about asking for what they need,” a senior defense official said. “Our generals, our colonels, they are sitting next to the Iraqis.”  Speaking to reporters in the United Arab Emirates Saturday, Carter expressed confidence the White House will approve...

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