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US Defense Chief Urges GCC to Focus on Islamic State, Regional Security

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter called on Gulf Cooperation Council nations to engage more in the fight against the Islamic State. Speaking Wednesday at the GCC Defense Ministerial in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Palace, Carter said the United States and GCC nations were “building on that strong partnership” that has lasted for decades. A senior defense official said the two major focuses of Carter’s visit are countering Iran’s destabilizing activities and defeating the...

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