• U.S. Secretary of Defence, Ash Carter, arrives for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council Defence Ministers session at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. NATO defence ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss tense relations with Russia, how to help Middle East nations combat extremism and cooperation between the military alliance and the European Union. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    US defense chief: Don’t seek repayment of enlistment bonuses

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered the Pentagon to stop seeking repayments of enlistment bonuses given to California National Guard members who served overseas.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Baghdad, Iraq to meet with his commanders and assess the progress in the opening days of the operation to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. His visit comes two days after a U.S. service member was killed outside Mosul, underscoring the risk that American troops are taking as they advise Iraqi forces in the fight. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

    U.S Defense Secretary Carter arrives in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s push for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the Mosul battle encountered resistance Saturday from Iraq’s prime minister, who said his country’s forces will oust Islamic State the militants from the northern city.