29 Nov '16, 10pm

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: our local partners [SDF] are now just 20 kilometers from Raqqah

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASH CARTER: Good day, everyone. And thank you, thank you for being here. It's a privilege to host my good friend and staunch ally, Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, here in Washington where we'll continue to advance and institutionalize our increasingly close defense cooperation and alliance. It's always good to see you, Jean-Yves. Earlier this month, we marked the one year anniversary of the 13 November Paris attacks, barbaric attacks that were more than an assault on France, they were also an assault on our common human dignity. In the year since, the United States and France has stood resolute together and against terror in Paris, in Iraq, in Syria and elsewhere around the world where we've been called upon. And as we come together again today, I believe that military cooperation between the United States and our oldest ally, France, has never been stron...

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