Pentagon Boss: ‘I Take the Russians at Their Word’


ASHTON CARTERDefense Secretary Ashton Carter said, “I take the Russians at their word” after he was asked at a press conference Wednesday whether Moscow was being straightforward about their air strikes in Syria.

Carter had said no Russian air strikes were observed in ISIS-controlled areas, contrary to Vladmir Putin’s recent excuse that he would help Bashar al-Assad fight the Islamic State.

Carter continued, saying that the Russians had only said they would deploy and use military force in Syria. Read more at C-SPAN.



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